Updated: Dec 23, 2020
The two great giants of our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, meet in the sky every 20 years (their last meeting was in 2000). But this December 21st, they will be only 0.1 degrees apart, the closest they've been since 1623! In other words, something massive is happening in the stars above us. We can feel the energy shifting within us and can see it everywhere in the world around us. ¨As above, so below; as below, so above. As within, so without; as without, so within.¨
-One of The 7 Hermetic Principles.
This event closes major karmic cycles and opens new doors with unexpected opportunities, giving birth to what the ancients called a new Era.¨Could the Star of Bethlehem been caused by a "great conjunction" of the bright planets Venus and Jupiter? On June 17, 2 B.C., the planets were so close to each other that they would have almost appeared as one object, similar to Jupiter and Saturn in 2020.¨ -Ron Miller/Astronomy magazine
The great conjunction is also taking place on the winter solstice. The longest night of the year, which marks the point when days will start growing longer — this time of year is also related to the concept of -death and rebirth- in all forms. [THE CAILLEACH - Goddess]
The great conjunction is happening in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius. Here the adventurous and expansive Jupiter meets Saturn'srestrictions and disciplined structures. This is being called - the astrological event of our lifetime - The Great Re-birth/reset.
The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction also squares Uranus; ruler of Aquarius and the rebel of the Zodiac, shaking things up a bit in every direction: from earthquakes to people uprising and challenging the status quo; from sacrificing the illusions that we created in the past, to create space for new paradigms and incredible new technologies to emerge.
¨The red-spotted planet loves to gamble while its ringed next-door neighbor is all about cautious investing. When they combine their formidable forces, they make a paradoxical power couple. Paired up in revolutionary, "one love" Aquarius, the Great Conjunction could set off a powerful wave of humanitarian efforts, power-to-the-people uprisings, and sci-fi [technological] developments.¨ -The Astro Twins/Mind-Body Green
This magnificent event affects everyone differently, but we can already see the manifestations of this collective phenomenon. We'll probably see this intensify during the next 20 years.
This winter solstice, united with the greatest conjunction of our lifetimes, is exactly the time to process any remaining past struggles, surrender to what is, and let go of what needs to be released. Now is the time to do the shadow work, shine a light on what has been hiding in the unconscious, integrate past experiences, and set new goals and intentions. The seeds we're planting now will flower and harvest during the next 20 years.
Setting Intentions - Burning Ceremony
A safe, burn-friendly receptacle or surface (metal or glass bowl or fireplace)
1. Make a list of everything that you feel like you're being called to finally release and let go of, even though this can be overwhelmingly painful right now. Breathe.
2. Then write another list with your new goals and intentions.
3. When you feel ready, light the papers and watch as the hypnotic flames transform them.
4. Sit in meditation for a few minutes taking slow, deep breaths.
5. See what else comes up as you surrender the need to control any outcomes and allow the uncertainty to be there.
Iaroslav Kourzenkov/Peggys Cove, Canada, 2020
Nikunj Rawal/ Jamnagar, India 2020