The Great Conjunction: An Evolutionary Turning Point
By Leslie Benson
As the planets do their circle dance around the Sun, many meaningful cycles and patterns emerge that can help us understand and relate to the unfolding of happenings in our earthly realm. One of these cycles is the joining of Saturn and Jupiter every 20 years in what we know as the Great Conjunction. On December 21, 2020, we will experience this astrological phenomenon as these two "social planets," redolent of our communally understood agreements and arrangements, and their changes, conjoin at 0? + of Aquarius.
In this instance, their conjunction is a very special one, as it signals more than just the beginning of a new 20-year cycle. For the past 200 years (with the exception of one instance in the 1980s) these Great Conjunctions have occurred in zodiac signs of the Earth Element. Now, and for the next approximately 200 years, they will be in the Element of Air. This is indeed significant, signaling the seed moment of a society to eventually emerge that is less concerned with the physical realm, and its rewards in terms of financial considerations, and more concerned with inter-connectedness and the full spectrum of our human experience...