The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is at 6:20 degrees Capricorn (sidereal zodiac) on Dec. 21, 2020, occurs just 7 ½ hours after the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and is closely preceded by two eclipses Nov. 30th and Dec. 14th, 2020. This combination will create some kind of drama. It is also the closest the planets are astronomical since March 4, 1226. The impact will be to create a look where the two planets look like one and is a rare event to see.
In personal charts, the conjunction will help us break free of barriers and restrictions of the established order. This may lead to a change of job or residence or relationship and while these changes are always dramatic, in the long-run, when we look back years later, we are grateful that we made those changes. But the process may bring turmoil. If you are running a Jupiter/Saturn or Saturn/Jupiter period, this conjunction will have the most impact or if you have this signature in your natal chart because you were born in 1940, 1961, or 1980-1981 or 2000.
Jupiter/Saturn usually allows for careful and patient decisions but because they are in Capricorn where Jupiter has low ethical nature and false optimism, you have to be careful not to get caught up in Pollyanna thinking that it will work out ok. With Jupiter afflicted, you may feel very restless and impatient to make changes and you have to draw on Saturn’s strength of slow and steady wins the race. Not a time to be impulsive. You may want to rush into expansive activity but you have to balance it with careful and realistic thinking.
The conjunction will impact mostly Sagittarius and Pisces and Capricorn and Cancer rising and will create too much pessimism, conservatism, and throwing a wet blanket on grandiose plans. I suspect you have to favor being patient and not rushing because of over-anxiety to avoid making bad decisions because Jupiter is weak in Capricorn. Technically, the debilitation is canceled but it means you have to remedy the situation with Saturnian activities like exercise, yoga, meditation, and breathwork to keep heal the situation. In the quiet of Saturn’s slow meditative state, Saturn disrupts, but ultimately is the tough coach that wants something better and wants to move you to the present moment. Only there can you make clear decisions if you stay out of restlessness and rushing.
Jupiter uplifts Saturn but Saturn destroys Jupiter. This will vary during the transit. Jupiter is losing a planetary war to Saturn from Dec. 13th-26th and then Jupiter wins through Dec. 29th. If you are Sagittarius or Pisces rising or Jupiter Atmakaraka then health issues and emotional distress could be up strongly during the loss of the planetary war until after Christmas. If you are Capricorn or Aquarius rising then you may feel the intensity from Dec. 26-29th but Jupiter is always a blessing on some level and you may actually feel good but make bad decisions. When Jupiter is losing the war, its karakas or significators for husbands and children may be distressed in general and this may be in terms of health, stress level, or just general delays that do not go away. Remember that Saturn is always teaching patience and wants you to slow down.
The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction creates the ability to manifest in the material world as Saturn governs infrastructure and Jupiter gives it the magical power to create. The houses governed by Capricorn and Cancer in your chart will be blessed to manifest their desires. For example, Capricorn rising will have strong energy to manifest partners or relationships and this would be strong if it also happening on the level of dashas.
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