Sitting in the Western Sky (above Los Angeles)
Spectacular, isn’t it? Imagine how much brighter this ‘star’ would have looked over Bethlehem, 2000 years ago. (I was going to write 2,026 years ago, but who wants to be that precise?) The Magi (what we would call Astrologers today) knew what they were looking for, and found it in the City of David.
Paula Wright‘s image (above) of Jupiter and Saturn must have been photographed on Sunday evening before the Great Conjunction, because she’d posted it on Monday morning. At any rate, I’ve created an event chart for the Winter Solstice evening which I called: Christmas Star 2020.
After the Sun set yesterday, a double inconjunct aspect connected the Jupiter/Saturn (once in a generation) conjunction to the Ascendant.
Jupiter Inconjunct Ascendant
With this aspect, you may discover that in order to grow and get ahead in life, you will have to put aside your own needs and do whatever the situation or other people require. At times you will go through tremendous and possibly painful creative changes in your life, in which everything that you are is replaced by a new order. Your environment may change radically, or you may lose all your old friends and find a whole set of new ones. During these times you will arrive at new understandings and realizations that make it impossible for your life to continue as before. You must always be open to new ideas and be willing to change your outlook on life.
Saturn Inconjunct Ascendant
With this aspect you probably have a rather serious attitude toward life and other people. It may be quite difficult for you to simply go out and have a good time. You want to be serious and to spend all your time performing significant tasks. This attitude may have developed because you were discouraged from enjoying yourself when you were younger. You may have been made to feel that only work is important, that play serves no useful purpose. This is not true, however, because playing has a positive and useful function in the development of the adult mind and body. Not only does it serve to release tensions, but it also actually helps train you in social and physical skills that will be useful in any work you do later.
(With lockdowns in place in many areas of the world, due to the pandemic, these aspect descriptions seem apt, at the moment.)
But There’s More…
Venus Inconjunct Uranus
You feel mixed up about whether you want to be close to others or be free. When you are really close to a loved one, you feel smothered and want to get away by yourself to do what you want. But when you are alone and free to do what you want, you miss your loved ones and want to be with them. It will take you several years to understand yourself enough so that you can strike a balance between these two needs, so be patient.
This really is the conundrum that everyone is facing this time of year. Our natural urge is to go home and share the warm of the season’s joy with family. Not this year, it seems.
Follow that Star to Your Own Higher Self
Seek the Christ Child within.