Looking for Jupiter-Saturn by Maggie Hyde
The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius will take place on the Winter Solstice of 21 December 2020 but you don’t have to wait until then to see it. You can see it forming any evening from now until then. Look south west about 45 minutes after sunset and you’ll see them low in the sky. They are following the Sun as it goes down across the western horizon. In the UK the best time is around 4.45 pm to 5 pm GMT when darkness has fallen, allowing Jupiter and Saturn to show brightly in the night sky. Apart from the symbolically charged circumstance that they happen to come together on the Winter Solstice, and in the very first degree of Aquarius, this is also the closest they have come together at the conjunction for many centuries, appearing at a glance as a single bright star. The last time they joined in Aquarius was in 1405. What a privilege to see them!
The Company of Astrologers will have a freebie 20 minute zoom gathering to mark the occasion at 6.10pm on 21 December, including a sing-along for the past year and for future hopes. Nigel Coombs will invite us to join in the chorus as he sings Woodstock. Over 50 years ago, this was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”. Now, with the Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius, perhaps we can hope to fulfil Aquarian values. Let us know if you would like a link.