I cannot help but look towards the great unknown and the great conjunction occurring Dec.21st between Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. This Jupiter Saturn Conjunction kicks off a 150 plus years’ cycle happening in air signs. Since the beginning of the 1840s, these two planetary titans have been conjunct-ing in Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn with a 1980-81 triple conjunction in Libra exception).
Every twenty years Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions reshape our reality. During these periods, Saturn provides a tangible and tenable container for Jupiter to fill with expansive juju. While this description may sound wholly optimistic, it is best to view the beginning of these periods like you would a construction site. The process often entails the tearing down of long-standing albeit outdated structures to make room for society's new pillars. Typically, the first few years of these transits provide more upheaval than they do solid ground.
For context, look back to the last great conjunction which happened in industry loving Taurus (May 2000). Tech-based companies rose to new heights changing how we interface with reality (before this, no one was swiping screens for fun 😂). While giving birth to the tech boom, this period marked by destabilizing events such as the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 U.S recession, also saw its fair share of turmoil.
So, what does this alignment mean for our next era?
Science fiction becomes non-fiction. Unlike earth signs, air energy does not prioritize tangibility, valuing instead forward-thinking ideas that support a vast possibility. Having these two manifesting planetary giants converging in Aquarius could lead to a complete revolution of the status quo. I also anticipate a rise of new political parties and new factions sprouting up worldwide. Maybe even new countries/states will be founded. Sounds wild, right? But surveying the current political landscape, it feels almost inevitable. Ultimately this period is meant to unite us globally. However, in Aquarius fashion, we must first provide a platform for everyone's perspective to be shown. I know the unknown is scary on the surface, but if we unite behind a common goal of making the world a better place for more people, I think we'll like what we've constructed.
David Bensimon is an astrologer, ♋️ sun sign and author of "The Little Crab Finds a Friend" a young children's book about a lost little crab and the 12 zodiac signs who help get him home.