Coming up in the night sky is a meeting that has not taken place so close to our view since the middle ages.
Look west after sunset along with me in the northern hemisphere. There you will see Jupiter and Saturn.
Saturn is the father of Jupiter and is the archetypal taskmaster. He is associated with darkness, doom, and disease. But before you decide to fear him, I want you to understand that he is also the ruler of the Golden Age.
Please do not blame the human nature of duality on him. Saturn a.k.a Cronos is responsible for overthrowing his father Ouranus a.k.a Uranus and if he had not cut the Sky God’s gentiles off and flung them in the sea we would not have Venus whom the Greeks call Aphrodite which means, “Born of sea foam.”
Cronus did some pretty despicable things like swallowing up his children due to paranoia believing that they would overtake him and overthrow his kingdom. Just as in so many families the pattern repeated.
Think about the implication of a parent swallowing their child. It’s not a physical feast but rather emotional and through control. Often in families, children must end the reign of patterns.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and considered the King of the Gods just as Apollo is the king of the planets.When Jupiter plays a strong role in your personal astrological chart; you are a trailblazer and innovative thinker. When he is more elevated than other planets; this is an unstoppable energy.
Saturn is squeezing down on his son right now and has been for many months this year along with Pluto the three were retrograde in the sign of Capricorn.
This year Jupiter and Saturn are closer to the Sun—and therefore us—than they have been since the middle ages. The last time Jupiter and Saturn appeared this close was in 1623, just 14 years after Galileo made his first telescope and discovered the moons of Jupiter.
The closest conjunction they are making has occurred a few weeks ago. Now we are going to get a clearer view when we see them almost becoming one the evening of the Winter Solstice on December 21st.
Keep looking up, the stars are here to guide us and I am your navigator! After all, life is how you planet! Let’s look at your natal chart to see how this effects you!
Photo credit: EarthSky.org