Once again we are facing a very important New Moon, for several reasons. It is the last New Moon of the year, it is a Total Solar Eclipse, which occurs, at about the same time as the Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction, on December 21, just for the Summer-Winter Solstice. It is also important to note that at very few degrees (3º) of the Galactic Center which is at about 27º of Sagittarius, that vortex of very dense electromagnetic energy, which is the center of our Galaxy.
Everything seems to indicate, from an astrological point of view, a moment of friction, where historically we are faced with a Kairos, or an appropriate moment of change, of new beginnings, a new episode in our evolution and in the development of our consciousness. The annular eclipse of December 26, 2019, practically at the same time of the conjunction of three planets in Capricorn Jupiter-Saturn and Pluto, with the last two forming an exact conjunction in January 2020, brought us the beginning and awareness of a global pandemic, which has provoked an extraordinary change in the way we see life and relationships in general.
Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, which began in 2008 and coincided with the fall of the Lehman Brothers and the great economic crisis that hit the whole world, that concludes at the end of 2023, has led us to look more closely and deeply at our financial and government institutions and the deep corruption and institutional inequalities of the systems and therefore of Humanity in general. The three planets in Capricorn, which have not come together from that point since 1517, conclude a serie of planetary cycles which resonate in our psique. As I have already written on the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction that occur on the 21st of this month, in the sign of Aquarius, initiating a new cycle of conjunctions in Air signs, for the first time in 200 years. Although Jupiter and Saturn form a conjunction every 20 years, for two centuries or so these conjunctions happen in the same element, with the exception of 1981, when there was a conjunction of these two powerful planets in Libra, but since 1842, all encounters have been in Earth signs. Now, from 2020 to 2199, this will happen in Air signs. The last time this happened was between 1186 and 1405, with the exception of a conjunction in 1206 in the Earth element. We must prepare for one of those very important mutations. A new adventure of Being is revealed to us, as the winds of change can transport us to unexpected places, which will bring us closer to ourselves and realisation of the responsibility we have in this whole process.. The last two centuries that began in the second half of 1800 with the beginning of industrialization, and the technological advancement of the moment that allowed us to acquire more quickly and efficiently the natural resources of the earth led us to progress with the advent, already in the 19th and 20th century of the locomotive, the cars, the planes, the exaggerated construction that devours the natural resources of our planet. Now, at the end of all these cycles, we become aware of the consequences of this and confront the impending warming of the climate and its consequences. Greed and rampant growth, from which we all benefited, now begins to show its darkest face.
Science, and its natural enthusiasm for new possibilities also leads us, on many occasions, to irreversible situations that require a lot of Saturn: regulations, brakes, obstacles in order to avoid disastrous results which we do not know how to control afterwards. All of this continues to happen around the world, with rampant carbon dioxide emissions. Since 1970, CO2 emissions have increased by approximately 90%, and emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes have contributed to around 78% of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 until the present. Agriculture, deforestation and other changes in land use have been the second most important contributors. At the moment many countries have signed agreements to reduce emissions from now until 2050, but many refuse to do so, as it would mean a re-structuring of the economic system that they are un prepared or do not know how to implement.
Now we begin just for the eclipse and new moon of December and the great Conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn, a new cycle of conjunctions in the Air element. This tells us about a new world vision, paying attention to the opportunity to create a promising future that is worthy living. It is in our hands to collaborate, globally, away from populism and nationalism, since no nation alone can solve the dilemma we find ourselves in. It is the responsibility (Saturn) of all of us, to collaborate globally (Aquarius) with the possibility of improving (Jupiter) our way of life. These last 200 years of conjunctions on Earth, which concludes now, reflect in some way the dark side of it and Capricorn, the idea of Tradition and Progress at all costs, with the desire to place ourselves in socially privileged positions, the search for Social success and the glorification of Self-Reliance, which has only led us to the great sense of Solitude and Loneliness and the loss of what we call Integrity , ethics and above all Responsibility. We have a lot of work to do with the new element of Air that represents our future, the regulation of the Internet and Social Networks, the indispensable awareness of the power of algorithms and the most advanced communication technologies (Air). Fortunately, we have a much more conscious young people than previous generations and generally more informed and committed. But it is the eldest who must support them and help them solve the dilemmas inherited from us.
This New Moon in Sagittarius, the sign ruled by Jupiter, which enters the sign of Aquarius with Saturn thus initiating a cycle of 20 years and another of 200 years, particularly triggers the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. The mutable signs : Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, will also receive a pinch to open the windows and let in new air. The cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, are concluding this uncompromising impulse to change, which has left us exhausted, but renewed.
The Sun and Moon in a Total Solar Eclipse, which Argentines and Chileans will be able to enjoy in their entirety, forms an extraordinary trine to the Mars-Eris conjunction that have somehow expressed itself and continue to manifest in the terrible separations of ideas and political sympathies from what we seem not to be able to abandon. Neptune in Pisces in almost exact square to the Lunar Nodes, tells us about the worldwide confusion regarding the news, the Fake News, theories of great conspiracies, etc., etc. This is the right time to do introspection and not to believe everything we read, because a lot of it is false information. The more fanatical the proposal, the more false. At the same time the MARTE-ERIS square to Pluto in Capricorn tells us about the need to stop viewing the world from this Good-Bad ancient way of looking at life. “Traditional” astrology with its language of Benefic (Jupiter) and Malefic (Saturn) has engraved in our psyche that misconception. Neither Jupiter is ever completely beneficial, nor Saturn is Malefic. Jupiter often leads us to excess which is one of the reasons for many of our problems, not to mention the problems of obesity, and without Saturn, we would live in Chaos and lies. Saturn puts things where they should be.Without Saturn we could not drive the car through the cities because there would be no traffic lights.
We, the Astrologers must lead the way to this change in vocabulary, of idiosyncrasies, of wanting to be in a position of “know-it-all”, and become true scholars of this magnificent science that inspires us to look at life more poetically, helping us to take responsibility for our lives and our dilemmas.
Enjoy this magnificent Kairos, which reminds us that we all have a very important rol to play, no matter your age.
2021 comes loaded with challenges, but the important thing is to understand that although free will is fragile, unconsciousness increases its fragility. Sagittarius augurs extraordinary adventures of BEING and Aquarius reminds us that although it is important to get out of the herd, we must not forget that we will always need it.
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