The Sun currently in Sagittarius brings attention to Jupiter, which is the ruling planet for Sagittarius (the Centaur of the Zodiac). Jupiter has been in Capricorn since late 2019, which is one of its most challenging signs. In Capricorn, which is the sign of government authority, Jupiter tends to be expressed with a stern, narrow, rigid and restrictive, attitude and is often met with cynicism and fear. Reflecting upon 2020, this synchronicity is indeed accurate, sympathizers and apologists aside.
Currently, Jupiter is closing in fast on a conjunction with Saturn, which is also in Capricorn and has been so for about 3 years! However, as the fates will have it, the conjunction will actually occur in Aquarius and precisely on December 21st – Winter Solstice 2020. The last time these two gas giants formed a conjunction was May 28th, 2000. This upcoming conjunction ends a 220-year cycle of 11 conjunctions in Earth Element signs, and begins a new 220-year cycle in Air Element signs, beginning and ending with Aquarius, the sign of awakening, invention, and revolution.
This is important because this ‘theme of revolution’ will prove socially pervasive. In other words, not only will there be many fronts to this revolution, as in many sectors of society, but it will also invariably have a significant impact on every country in the world. The reason is simple: the internet and social media already touch us all profoundly. Yet, the mainstream media and the social media platforms supported by big tech have failed to uphold truth, and many people have awakened to this fact and are turning away from it, or at least exercising a much higher level of critical thinking and discernment. Those who subscribe to mainstream media blindly will increasingly be recognized as ill-informed and gullible.
The other big news astrologically is the Lunar Eclipse that occurs on November 30th at 8 Gemini 38. It is the precursor to the Sagittarius Solar Eclipse 2 weeks later on December 14th. More on that focus next week.
So, watch for planetary placements and ‘angles’ (Ascendant/Descendent/Nadir/Mid-heaven) in your Natal Chart, at or within a couple of degrees of the eclipse degree. These will be activated to produce personal changes of your perceptions, interpretations and attitudes according to their respective role in your overall destiny as revealed in your chart, and at this stage of your life. The stage of your life is subject to cycles which encompass time periods, and should not be limited to social and linear expectations linked to your actual age.
Specifically, this Lunar Eclipse on November 30th embodies a powerful theme of critical thinking due to the combined influences of Virgo and Scorpio. These are the archetypal anchor points of the Yod aspect pattern in astrology, a.k.a. the ‘Finger of God’. In their natural and original structure, they point to Aries, which represents a cutting edge principle itself. So, the theme of critical thinking, which includes healthy skepticism and the attitude of journalism, is predominantly governed by Sagittarius. To clarify, the opposite of critical thinking can be described using words such as naivety, gullibility, and credulity, all of which reveal the foundations of brainwash subject to deliberate propaganda, for which the privately-owned media has emerged notorious.
In the bigger backdrop, we are clearly at a critical juncture of a whole new era. It can accurately be described as the ‘Dawning of the Age of Aquarius’. Our challenge is to adapt, even though we may not like or agree with everything. The tendencies toward a righteous attitude reveal entitlement that will not stand up to the powerful realities of the change that is underway. As the saying goes, ‘resistance is futile’.
However, with awareness we can participate in the co-creative process towards not just a ‘brave new world’, but of a dignified, just, and egalitarian new world. The key to doing so is to understand your personal destiny and to weave the practical processes of self-actualizing in such a way that you also earn a return by doing so, which largely implies making a living, but could also be your hobby focus. Yet, your soul does not mind if you do not earn a living in your self-actualization process, as long as you genuinely fulfill your destiny (which will never include causing harm to another) and thereby evolve.
Self-actualizing, earning a living, and making meaningful contributions to the world is truly a triumphant trinity of power. I can help you to become more fully aware of the finer details and guide you to navigate the cycle of destiny and change you are now, and will inevitably be contending with, and doing so creatively, joyfully, and wisely, as are the keys to genuine health, happiness, and fulfillment.
By Michael O’Connor / SunStarAstrology