The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius was in 2009. Jupiter spends one year in each sign and as he gets ready to leave Capricorn on December 19, 2020 for Aquarius, he is only days away from a Grand Conjunction with Saturn on December 21. A conjunction is where two or more planets, or celestial objects, align at the same astrological degree.
The Grand Conjunction, happens in a 20-year cycles when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct, beginning a new astrological era. This 20-year cycle is part of a 200-year cycle where the Grand Conjunction changes elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). So, for the last 200 years Jupiter and Saturn have conjuncted in Earth signs, however, this Grand Conjunction will begin a new 200-year cycle in Air signs. This time beginning with Aquarius, on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020. Oh, and BTW, this hasn’t happened in over 1000 years. [Mic drop!]
Aquarius is the great humanitarian and has the energy of both Uranus and Saturn, as they are co-rulers of this progressive sign. This will no doubt be a big change for all of us, as this sign is about the collective, not the individual. So, anyone that is used to being the center of attention will need to make room for others. Even though Aquarius is the most “out-of-the-box” sign in the zodiac (Uranus) it is still a “fixed” sign (Saturn), which means that it might take a hot minute to get that box open.
Jupiter and Saturn provide great opportunities for achievement. Jupiter expands energy and lends his generous and optimistic nature to giving you the courage you need to take a risk. Saturn is the taskmaster that can fuel you to git’er done. So, if you want to launch something, or take something to the next level this year could be perfect for that.
Obviously if you have an Aquarius Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven this year will be filled with incredible energy, however that doesn’t leave anyone out. Everyone has the energy of Aquarius in their chart. Check out your natal chart and you can determine what house (area of life) that you can use the energy of this Grand Conjunction to your advantage.
It is typical for the Grand Conjunction to be heralded by a signature event. So, keep an open mind, and expect the unexpected.