Change is Coming – Winter Solstice Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Transcript: Change is Coming – Winter Solstice Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Hello and thanks for joining me! I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com.
What the Winter Solstice Brings This Year
Today I want to talk to you about an upcoming important astrological transit. It is one of many that we’ve had this year… and it is the Winter Solstice conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Many people are talking about it and I thought I would give you my take on what it means.
We’ve had a year of important, if not all exact, conjunctions–that is what’s been significant and important about this year. Three planets have been hovering together in Capricorn within very few degrees of each other for an extended period of time.
One of the things that astrologers look for is the exact moment that something happens geometrically. When we say conjunction, we mean the coming together of two planets in the same degree of the zodiac. The zodiac is just, you know, a circle–like a 360° circle that you have learned about in geometry.
What is a Conjunction?
So you’ve got a 360° circle. You divide that into 12 astrological signs. Each sign is 30° wide and you add that up and you have 360°. So when two planets come together in the same degree that’s called a conjunction. When they are opposite each other they are 180° apart on that circle. That means there is an opposition.
The other one that we talk about a lot is a square and that’s when they are 90° apart, so about 1/4 of the way from each other around the circle.
What that translates to if you go outside is if you see the Sun setting and the Moon rising at the same time, and you think of 360° circle all as being what you’re looking at in the sky so 180° or half of that circle is above you, and half of that circle is below the horizon. It dips below the horizon where you can’t see it, but you’re seeing the top half of that circle.
When the sun is setting in the West and the moon is rising in the East, they are opposite. They are 180° apart in that circle and then when they come together, when they’re conjunct, they are in the same degree. The Moon is setting at the same time as the Sun and that is the New Moon and it’s when the sun and moon are conjunct.
What is the Winter Solstice in Astrology?
That’s just a quick fun visualization for you there to help you understand what we’re talking about. But this year Jupiter and Saturn come together in the same degree of the zodiac, which is what’s going to happen this year on December 21, which is also the Winter Solstice.
The Winter Solstice is the day that the sun goes into Capricorn, the shortest day of the year, and on that day we have the this this coming together. It is the planting of a seed, or the ending and beginning of a cycle of Jupiter and Saturn together.
Capricorn: The Defining Energy of 2020
This falls after this year that we’ve had, in which Jupiter and Saturn and Pluto have been hanging out together. Jupiter and Saturn have come close to each other and have been hovering within a few degrees of each other, but not exactly together, very close to the planet Pluto.
Over the course of the year, each one has passed over and across Pluto, forming a conjunction with it. In January 2020 we had the conjunction of Saturn to Pluto and then as the year has gone on, we’ve had three exact conjunctions of Jupiter to Pluto. The last one just being a few days ago in the second week of November.
We have had this energy of three planets together in Capricorn, Capricorn being the sign of systems, structures, and institutions that govern our lives. It is about what we count on, and what we depend on–looking at how those structures both limit us and also give us something to lean on.
Capricorn is About the House You Live In
Let’s think about that. What is a house? A house is a structure. A house gives you a place to be. It gives you an identity. It gives you a place to live, safety, shelter, there’s a lot that gives you, but a house also limits you. It gives you a confined space.
A house defines your life by creating something that you experience the same way every day, approximately. So it takes away some of the possibilities. Once you choose a house you’re limited to that house.
That’s a lot of what Capricorn energy is like, and it relates to our systems and institutions that we rely on in the collective: our financial systems, our systems of justice, our educational systems, our family systems, and so on.
These are all things that we have defined and described in a very specific way, and that is undergoing a process of change with Pluto moving through Capricorn.
Then in 2020 you throw Saturn and Jupiter in there to pass by Pluto as Saturn and Jupiter are hanging out together. So, it sort of accelerates this process of transforming the foundational systems and structures upon which we rely and operate.
The Role of Pandemics and Political Breakdown in Evolution
In order to do that has to dig things up from the roots. It has to take away our comforts, right? So in comes a global pandemic. In comes political breakdown. These are things that are ultimately, in the bigger evolutionary perspective, pushing us to adapt, grow, and put new systems and structures and institutions in place.
They are pressuring us to upgrade the existing systems and structures that we have, come into the modern world, deal with our modern situations and challenges, and better adjust to the realities of the threats that we face with realities like globalization and climate change.
These are things that we need to grow in order to be able to handle. So that growth process is what we’re doing right now. How we respond… how we ourselves have a perspective on the problems and the solutions that are available to us.
Those are all things that are with in our power to drive forward in a way that serves us. And the best way you can do that is by living according to your own truth. That’s the beautiful thing; when you’re being authentic and truthful with yourself and in your own self-expression, when you’re living your calling, when you’re doing what feels good and right and true to you…
When you do these things, you’re also serving this evolutionary process for the world and the collective and you’re helping to be a positive force for creating these changes that need to happen.
But Aquarius is Different
Okay, so, that’s all background to say that on December 21 we’ve got this conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn goes into Aquarius from Capricorn. Capricorn is a sign of limitations and structures (the house that limits you).
Saturn goes into from Capricorn into Aquarius on December 16 and then coincidentally, it is on the same day that the Moon goes into Aquarius and so we’ve got some nice Aquarian energy supporting us, and then on the December 19 Jupiter goes from Capricorn where it’s been for the last year into Aquarius.
Then on December 21, they join together in the very 1st degree of Aquarius. So we have this shift from a focus on pressure to change, grow, and evolve. We have this discomfort, this feeling that we have been having throughout 2020 that is saying “here’s the problem, what are you going to do about it?”
And now we are shifting into this Aquarian energy with this conjunction of these two planets. This is really bringing change to the forefront because Aquarian energy is about freedom, it’s about revolution and it’s about rebellion and breaking free of old molds.
It’s about breaking out of the box, thinking outside the box, accessing new ideas and new solutions, thinking more in terms of humanitarian values and causes and possibilities for the future.
So there’s going to be more of that kind of energy coming and we will have that wave to ride. It’s a more progressive feeling, a more future-oriented, solutions-oriented energy that’s coming our way. At the same time, this Capricorn energy that we’re in right now is still serving us.
Capricorn Squeezes Us for Another Month
As we are going through the coming weeks heading into mid-December, into the Winter Solstice with the Aquarian energies coming, we still have this Capricorn energy for another month to support us in continuing to do the inner work and the outer work of bringing change and getting clear about what we want.
It’s still a perfect time for getting clear, maybe thinking about it in terms of the house you’re leaving, your current house. What is the house you want to move into and how are you going to envision that. How will you get clear about what’s important to you? You could make a list, envision it in your mind, use your imagination about what’s possible. Those are the kinds of things you want to be doing now about our systems, structures, and institutions, for our shared experience of reality.
How do we want to solve problems like climate change, racial injustice, and political systems that are based in the past, that no longer work for us. How do you want to participate and be part of that solution?
Over the next few weeks, you can continue to do this work of getting clear about who you are, what’s important to you, and how you want to serve this process. Whether it is through your work, through volunteering or participating in your community… whatever that looks like.
Self Care Matters
Of course, it means taking care of yourself as well, because if your house looks like crap, you know you’re not taking care of your house. It’s not serving the things that you want to create. So take care of your house, take care of your body.
Take care of yourself and your own needs and make your make your front yard look beautiful. Make it feel beautiful to be you, to live inside your body, and as you do that you’re also creating a beautiful neighborhood for people to walk through.
You are creating your own presentation of the positive, of faith and optimism for the future, of being open to new solutions and being an active participant in creating these new solutions and implementing them.
That’s my take on the upcoming Jupiter Saturn conjunction. I hope this is been helpful for you. I have lots more videos on my Facebook page and my YouTube channel, just look for Astrology Heals.
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