This year’s Winter Solstice includes a conjunction from Jupiter to Saturn in Aquarius which is embedded in the Solstice chart, imbuing the winter (Northern hemisphere) season with the pressure for a total paradigm shift. For more on the conjunction please check out the video I made on the subject here.
I was struck by this article entitled The Great Acceleration because this is exactly what I have been predicting with the pressures under the Capricorn stellium in 2020 followed by the December shift into Aquarius of Jupiter and Saturn:
The virus isn’t transforming us. It’s speeding up the changes already underway.
Some writers are already imagining the long-term impact of the pandemic on our culture, politics and economy, and they suggest that we may end up in much the same places where we were headed all along — except now we’ll get there faster, with less control over the landing and less time to prepare for life upon arrival. In their books, vaccines are not the only things moving at warp speed. …
[Fareed] Zakaria agrees that the pandemic has laid bare long-term shortcomings here: “a weak, malfunctioning state, highly unequal access to health care, relief mechanisms that help people with capital and connections much more than those who work for their wages.” …
If the coronavirus highlights the weaknesses of American governance, it also may signal the transformations underway in American society. These include the deepening of our online lifestyle, at least for those with the freedom and resources to live it. “The pandemic served as a forced mass product testing for digital life,” Zakaria writes, “and for the most part, our technological tools passed.” Meetings, conferences, commutes — all have been rethought, first for convenience, then for safety, later for efficiency. …
The coronavirus pandemic is that paradoxical crisis that encourages isolationist attitudes — closing borders, hoarding resources — even as it requires international solutions and cooperation. “Everyone is connected,” Zakaria writes, “but no one is in control.”
You will no doubt recognize the Aquarian themes here: digital life, the speeding up of time, revelations of inequality, the necessity for cooperation in the collective but also the tendency towards isolation.
Plagues and pandemics have always had a transformative effect on human society, and Covid-19 will be no different. There are so many layers of paradigm shifts occurring simultaneously right now: We are in the transition to the Aquarian Age, and the birth process is not always easy. The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction occurs in Aquarius for the first time since 1405. Both planets will square Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius which will set off the dynamic between the traditional Saturnian qualities of Aquarius (cold hard reason and control) and the modern Uranian qualities (innovation and radical change to society).
We cannot control what occurs in the collective, but we can influence the outcome of our own lives through the choices we make. As the tsunami of change swallows up our old life, what will we rebuild in its place? What are the important things that we will take with us, and what are we willing to leave behind to facilitate this great transformation? This is the question to ask right now. ❤️
Lynn, As a perpetual positive thinker I’ve spent the last year looking for the “gift” of Covid. It forced me to dig deeper and I discovered much I need to let go of and much I need to nurture that had been taken for granted or neglected . You have been a great help on that journey . Thank you.
Hi Pat, I’m so glad to be able to be of service. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Thought provoking piece, Lynn! Being a teenager during the 60’s imbued my world view with the need for change to a higher more conscious and kind humanity. The Age of Aquarius was like a glimmer of hope. Those days of idealistic thinking are past. And now, I know that we each need to take responsibility (Saturn) for our own expansion and growth (Jupiter) into the new paradigm of Aquarius. It is truly up to each of us craft the new age and create a world of harmony and stewardship of this beautiful planet.
Beautifully said Laura! This is something that is often overlooked when we talk about Aquarius – especially when we forget that Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius (with Uranus the modern ruler) and that responsibility and diligence is much needed even now under Aquarius.