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Episode 61 | The Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn: We Feel Bloated!

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061 | The Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn: We Feel Bloated!

April and Jen are thrilled to welcome the week we’ve all been waiting for! It’s rare that the Capricorn Solstice takes a back seat to anything else in the sky, but Jupiter’s meet-up with Saturn in Aquarius takes the prize! Fighting for that honor as well is a Mars/Pluto square that would claim the headline in any ordinary week. All of this, plus a feisty Aries First Quarter Moon, Uranian inspiration, and the limbo!

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00:30 – April and Jen don their Charlie Brown shirts for a big week on deck! Jen has been making April say three good things about herself for a full year, since Episode 4, The Capricorn Solstice Is Frequently Sunny in Minneapolis. Maybe you’d like to hear more about the Capricorn Solstice from one year ago? (To learn about the Charlie Brown reference, listen to Episode 9, It’s Aquarius Season, Charlie Brown!)

03:11 – The Solstice is when the Sun does the limbo, right? No wait, that’s wrong! It’s when the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn, initiating winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere (Dec. 21, 2:03 am PST). Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? (If you yearn for a full episode solely for the Solstice, consider becoming a patron of the podcast! For a mere $5 or more, you’ll become a BSA podpal, earn our warm thanks, AND receive a year’s worth of Solstice/Equinox episodes! Win-win!)

06:52 – The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius (Dec. 21, 10:20 a.m. PST) for the first time since 1405. Listen to the difference between Great Conjunctions (Jupiter/Saturn meet-ups) in earth vs. air signs; each cycle lasts about 200 years. As we enter a new era of Great Conjunctions in air signs, look for advancements in communications and innovations. (Revisit to Episode 17, Saturn in Aquarius: All in This Together to hear more about this topic!)

10:37 – What does the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction mean for you? Find 0° Aquarius in your birth chart. What house is it in? Do you have planet near 0° of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio? That’s your clue. (Don’t know how to find that? Here’s April’s helpful post.) Jupiter rules expansion, Saturn rules structure, and when the two come together there’s a lot of tension. We’ll likely see a more digital- and online-based economy, and further adjustment to the changes that technology has brought to society as a whole.

13:27 – This week’s Moonwatch segment is brought to you by our very first non-imaginary sponsor, Faunabelle Tarot!! We’re pleased to promote these gorgeous cards – do check out their Kickstarter which launched on Dec. 19th! Let’s help make this wonderful dream a reality!

16:00 – ** MOONWATCH! ** The Aries First Quarter Moon (Dec. 21, 3:41 PM PST) occurs 0.34 Aries, which is also the Solstice Point. This event brings the energy of action around the Solstice, happening on the same day, allowing for forward motion. Might the cosmos be encouraging us to act on some things that we’ve been planning or thinking about? This FQM also triggers last summer’s Solar Eclipse at the Summer Solstice – what was happening for you then, as well as around March 24, 2020, when we had the first critical moment in this lunar phase family?

19:25 – Mars, at 23.55 Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn (Dec. 23). The planet of war and the exertion of personal will is on the Sabian symbol, “An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.” The planet of death and rebirth sits on, “A woman entering a convent.” Such beautiful and peaceful symbols for such a problematic aspect! Instead of feeling crushed under those forces, we are being offered the opportunity to use our personal energy and will in the service of something larger than ourselves. (This story began on March 22/23 with the conjunction. Another reason to revisit to Episode 17, Saturn in Aquarius: All in This Together – you can hear more about this topic!) This is the third and final square in this series. (To hear about the other two, go to Episode 38, Taurus Last Quarter Moon – but wait, there’s S’more! and Episode 50, The Grand Cross: Wheel! Of! Fortune!)

24:08 – Mercury, at 6.53 of Capricorn, trines Uranus in Taurus (Dec. 24). The Sun follows in the communication planet’s footsteps, and also trines Uranus (Dec. 27). How can you get inspired, as we approach the end of 2020?

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