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On December 27, the Sun conjuncted Jupiter at 6 Capricorn. This is important, because after a year of going high and wide into a greater perspective, both learning and teaching basic life skills, we now prepare to move into the unknown!
Each year the Sun conjuncts Jupiter, illuminating and powering up the Jupiter lesson of that degree for the next 13 months. Where the conjunction falls is where we get a new set of truths, higher and/or broader understanding, or maybe just opportunities to expand our lives.
Obviously, as Jupiter moves through the signs, it brings a different “tone” to the houses where we have Sagittarius and Pisces. Think back on recent years, and see how each year Jupiter occupied a given sign that “colored” your experiences in Jupiterian ways. As Jupiter shifts signs, it also changes the backdrop to planets we have in Sagittarius and Pisces.
During the past few years, we’ve had the Sun conjunct Jupiter at the very beginning of each sign. As the Sun conjuncts Jupiter, it lights up the Jupiterian promise, or message, or grace, or possibility in those parts of our life. The degree of the conjunction becomes “an enlightened promise,” or “illuminated adventure” in the life area shown by the house it falls in.
Past, Present, and Future Sun-Jupiter Conjunctions
Because of irregularities in Jupiter’s orbit, the conjunction doesn’t always fall in successive signs. In 2010, the conjunction was at 10 Pisces in late February. In 2011, it was at 17 Aries in early April. In 2012, the conjunction was at 24 Taurus in mid-May. In 2013, it fell at 29 Gemini in mid-June. In 2014, the conjunction was at 2 Leo in late July.
That means there was no Sun conjunct Jupiter in Cancer during this period in history. The last one was in 2002, and next one will be 2025. Because of the speed of Jupiter's orbit, every so often a sign will be skipped, which has its own interesting implications.
Resuming the string of conjunctions, in 2015 it was at 4 Virgo in late August. In 2016, it was at 4 Libra in late September. In 2017, it was at 4 Scorpio. Last year it happened at 4 Sagittarius. This year it happens at 6 Capricorn. We won’t have one in 2020, but will have one in late January 2021 at 10 Aquarius, obviously activating a larger expansion based in what we left behind since Mars went retrograde at that degree in June 2018.
How the Conjunction Manifests After the Event
Each of these conjunctions lights up a “hot spot” of illuminated opportunity, truth, or adventure in our charts that lasts a year. However, it is triggered different times in different ways by the transits of other planets over the degree of the conjunction.
In fact, often we will see major results of that promise activated as Mars transits the degree, with the other planets each bringing elements of that promise via its “department of labor.” This can mean through people or opportunities in circumstances described by the sign of the conjunction.
For example, the 2014 conjunction was at 4 Leo. That means each Summer when the Sun, Mercury, and Venus pass over 4 Leo, we get new information via those planets of the promise activated in late July 2014. And it’s been reactivated with each Mars transit of that degree in mid-August 2015 and late July 2017.
The 2015 conjunction at 4 Virgo was hyper charged due to Venus dancing with Mars in Leo during that season, with Mars quickly activating the conjunction degree in late September, and Venus capturing concrete forms of it in mid-October. Not much waiting for that one to manifest!!
The 2016 conjunction degree was transited by Mercury in mid-October, but that degree was not reactivated until this year’s Solar transit, followed quickly by Mercury, Venus, and now Mars. In mid-December 2017, Mars activated the Sun conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio cycle in a big way! The past year’s Sagittarius cycle won’t be activated by Mars until January 2020 when it transits Sag, and this year’s Capricorn conjunction will launch in late February 2020.
Sabian Symbol for the Conjunction
This conjunction is at 6 Capricorn. The symbol for the 6th degree of Capricorn is “A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom." In the Jones class notes he used in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of “illimitability of experience, as (we) move from completion to every greater fulfillment,” “keenness in knowing,” and “thoroughness.”
In The Astrological Mandala he tells us this symbolizes "the revelation of a new series of activities just ahead," where we must bring something to completion before reaching out to the unknown. He associates this with the concept of seeds germinating, and we don’t need to try to accelerate the natural process.
He goes on to state this degree "establishes a foundation for what will follow," and that here we reach a threshold where we may have to pause to secure further advances. He says it falls in the span of "Illusiveness," and it's the initial degree of the emotional-cultural level of the scene of Crystallization in the Act of Capitalization.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, tells us this is a degree of "the illimitable resources of self in preserving its own integrity through the varying fortunes of everyday living" which promise us satisfaction by consciously directing our destiny. He says this degree helps us to forms of personality fulfillment through our realizing we can use to to explore our limitless potentials.
He continues that this degree tells us to "extend ourselves indefinitely," and offers us the keyword THOROUGHNESS. He states when operating in a positive way, "the degree is high competence in the interpretation of life's purposes or unusual persistence in employing its ramifying potentials effectively."
So the theme of this conjunction show the Light of wider, brighter, and more intensely future oriented Jupiter energy over the next year is illuminating a year of reviewing what must be completed so that we can embrace new potentials that are not limited by old conditions. We can enter a new social-cultural organized effectiveness or authority, consciously directing our destiny by what we finish up as we move into a wider sphere of effective social or group work.
So from Autumn 2016 through Autumn 2017 we finished a year of opening to more ideal relationships and finding those who share our heart fire (even if these have barely begun to manifest). From Autumn 2017 to November 2018, we explored the higher, wider, and deeper qualities of life, and strengthened our magnetic bond with some things while letting go of all we do not need. We lightened our load, and made space for a much broader future which came forth in the past year influenced by Sun is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. We now get to organize those truths and visions into organized effective power.
So we now move from a year of “Enlightened Expansion” and greater truths into a year where we will get to demonstrate those truths into social power. Because Jupiter is closing on its conjunction with Pluto and eventually Saturn, we’re at the end of the end of a 12 year cycle with both those spiritual powerhouses, preparing for new cycles which will be set into motion in March and next December, respectively.
Any conjunction to Jupiter ends an old view and begins a newer, broader vista of perception as a result of our movement since the last conjunction. We’re in a year of setting new long wave cycles into motion, with the short term jumpstarted in March when Mars conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto, promising rewards for “the courage in battle” we’ve shown before now. Three years ago we had a year of Activating Air; two years ago we had a year of Stable Water. The past year has been Distributive Fire, and we now enter a year of Activating Earth!
The Jupiter conjunction with the Sun this year is the same degree as several important celestial events long ago. Mercury went SD on this degree in January 2010, then Pluto went SRX on this degree in April 2010, and then Mercury went SRX on this same degree in December 2010. That implies 2020 will in some way liberate or redeem the promise of whatever Mercury and Pluto taught us between 9 and 10 years ago!
So consider a new adventure has been launched wherever you have 6 Capricorn in your chart. This adventure will be easy or hard on other parts of your life depending on what aspects are in play. Because the conjunction makes a combination of harmonious and frictional aspects as it closes in on the next Grand Mutation Conjunction with Saturn (and Pluto!), this will quicken many areas of our lives, and open opportunities which should not be underestimated because they begin small. This is a year where our lives will be reorganized in new directions, with new duties and responsibilities on the horizon.
This is the countdown to a new 200 year Era! The organized structures we build or participate in this year will yield new visions, new group work, new future oriented efforts, and a new Aquarian pulse after Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 1 Aquarius in December 2020. The pump will be primed in April 2020, with the launch next December. After that we enter an era of exploring what we’ve never known before now.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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