What's the Big Deal About 2020's Winter Solstice?

Dec 18, 2020, 11:08 PM

Astronomy and astrology collide when Jupiter and Saturn align to form a rare Great Conjunction during 2020's Winter Solstice, a big deal for several reasons.

Like the Halloween full moon, 2020’s Winter Solstice will bring a rare astronomical event too: a planetary alignment between Jupiter and Saturn. But that’s not the only rarity that’s happening with the Great Conjunction.

From an astronomy standpoint, the two biggest planets haven't been this closely aligned in almost 800 years. Since March 4, 1226, which is 794 years ago.

That's a pretty big deal.

But there are a couple of other things about this Great Conjunction that haven't happened in a while from an astrology perspective too: 

  1. Great Conjunctions stay in the same element for about 200 years or so. For the last 218 years, they've taken place in earth signs,. However, on December 21, during the Winter Solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will unite in Aquarius, an air sign. 
  2. That’s the first time that’s happened in about 600 years. 

In this episode, Court looks at the end of one era and the dawn of another.

P.S. Whoopsie strikes again! (Whoopsie is one of my nicknames.) Pardon the misspeak where I repeat "astrology" after the part where I say, "Whether you believe in the astrology of Jupiter and Saturn aligning or not..." I obviously meant to say "the astronomy of it is real."

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Host & Guide: Courtney Mroch, Ambassador of Dark & Paranormal Tourism

Intro Music: 
Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod

Episode Music:
Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license