Saturn and Jupiter: Father and Son, The Clash of the Titans on the Solstice

The clash of the Titans is being replayed in real time and we are seeing it in action now.

I know there are astrologers posting online who tend toward hyperbole as a self promotion tactic. But this year, this year…I am not sure hyperbole could even match all the drama of the January 20, 2020 triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto in Capricorn. Starting with the first reveal of the looming pandemic exactly on that date.

Quickly following was the very public murder of George Floyd by the police and the ensuing rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. White supremacists marching with tiki torches and Nazi insignias. Crazy people feeding on alt-right media pablum and fighting the idea of wearing a mask in a pandemic. According to investigative reporting by major news outlets, Cyber attacks by Russia kicked off in March without notice or comment from a president whose loyalty to his country is questionable. Donald Trump presided over it all with his cruelty, racism, misogyny, narcissism, arrogance, and ineptitude at a time we we had no space to make allowances for such dalliances. And finally today the Republican party is so determined to stay in power that they are willing to completely upend the constitutional democracy that this country has fought to maintain for the last 250 years.

Now on December 21, 2020, Saturn and Jupiter have moved on together away from Pluto and into egalitarian Aquarius at 0 degrees. The are the closest they have been to each other in 800 years. On the solstice, no less. It is the same conjunction that astrologer’s suggest led the 3 wise men a.k.a. Chaldean astrologers looking for a new king, to Jesus.

The synchronicities of astrology continue to fascinate me. A brief description of the mythology of Saturn and Jupiter from a Google heading blurb: “After Jupiter (Zeus) was raised by his mother, his destiny was to take over his own father, Saturn (Cronus), as revenge for all he had done to his brothers and sisters in the past. When Jupiter grew up, he made Saturn vomit up all of the children he had swallowed. All the brothers and sisters joined forces and overthrew Saturn in a 10-year battle for supremacy called the Titanomachy.

The clash of the Titans is being replayed in real time and we are seeing it in action now.

Saturn and Jupiter are the two social planets in the solar pantheon and they reflect the political environment the most clearly.

Historian, Heather Cox Richardson, reflected on the politics of the day in December 19 newsletter leading with the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction even as she (I assume) wasn’t aware of it. She talked about the importance of Joe Biden’s appointment of native American, Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Interior Department.

In her lead she quotes Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci, “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters,” And she ends with “A new world struggles to be born”.

And now today this article leads in the KC local newspaper

The truth in Black and white: An apology from The Kansas City Star

For Kansas City natives this is huge. I went to high school in KC. a heavily redlined and segregated city.

J.C. Nichols, our famous city father of fountains, was a terrible racist. Our lovely boulevards were not intended for people of color and Jews were not allowed to join the ranks of the socially ambitious, no matter how much money they had. My school was called the country club high school because all of the rich Jewish kids who couldn’t get into Pem Day went there. I will say, I did get a good education. When you take a drive in midtown east of Troost the elegant historic carved stone and brick homes that once stood as a proud symbol of our city’s wealth are in tatters, victims of the Nichols plan to redline all the black folk east of Troost and south toward Grandview and out of the way.

Genius and visionary thinker, Aquarius, is also a master of innovation and all things technical. And right on time the amazingly rapid development of a vaccines to fight Covid is complete and delivered. Moderna literally hit the streets today.

You could make this stuff up but it wouldn’t be as dramatic.

Who needs hyperbole.

If you get a chance to view the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in the sky, it’s worth it. Get outside of the city’s lights and trees and see it in the southwest corner of the sky just after sunset. In this part of the world you have to catch it quick as it is setting behind the Sun. It was very bright tonight but it will be visible separating for a few more days. Binoculars or a telescope would enhance the experience. You might see Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings. Jupiter will actually move through Saturn’s rings. Check your location for the time. Here in KC it will show best between 5:30 and 6.

And of course, a book plug. The Jupiter Advantage is available now in hardcover and softcover. You can order it from any retail bookstore, in stock at Aquarius in Kansas City, and online from The Jupiter I have inventory and will media mail same day.

And I will be available for personal consulting the week after Christmas.

Happy Solstice! We are all looking forward the next one…March 21, 2121.

. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year.

Greta Thunberg

Cardinal earth sign, Capricorn is goal oriented. They are ambitious, focused, and strategic. Leo is charismatic, confident, and seeks the limelight. Jupiter-in-Leo puts Sun-in-Capricorn on display. The question is for what.

I have been closely following the amazing teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, since she first came to international attention.

I looked up her date of birth, January 3, and of course I am intrigued, as we share a birthday. The enormous difference, of course, is that my Jupiter sign is in watery imaginative Pisces, and hers is in fiery dramatic Leo.

My book, The Jupiter Advantage, will publish in early 2020 and below is an excerpt. Sun-in-Capricorn/Jupiter-in-Leo. It is Ms. Thurnberg’s signature. I am thinking of updating it to include her. As a 16-year-old Nobel Prize nominee, she is certainly worthy of a mention.

Sun-in-Capricorn with Jupiter-in-Leo

Sun-in-Capricorn with Jupiter-in-Leo is the business behind the show.

Cardinal earth sign, Capricorn is goal oriented. They are ambitious, focused, and strategic. Leo is charismatic, confident, and seeks the limelight. Jupiter-in-Leo puts Sun-in-Capricorn on display. The question is for what?

Solar Capricorns are not as easily identified as some of the other signs. They don’t wear their archetype on their sleeve. They are practical pragmatic opportunists. They find what they can use and make the most of it.

Capricorn is ruled by “get real” Saturn. They see it and they call it. It’s pretty hard to BS a Capricorn.

The funny thing about Sun-in-Capricorn/Jupiter-in-Leo natives is that they are funny. Capricorn has a very “tongue-in-cheek” and often sarcastic wit. Dramatist Leo seems to really bring it out. Capricorn is also a natural at politics and Jupiter in Leo can provide a stage.

“It’s all been satirized for your protection.”

Stand-up comedian and social commentator, Bill Maher (b. 1956) honed his comedic brand with sarcasm. His HBO talk show is aptly named, “Real Time”. Maher has said in interviews that he views himself as the ultimate truth teller. That statement might be considered by many as a bit self-aggrandizing, but it’s certainly Jupiter-in-Leo’s gift of self-confidence in action.

Harry Shearer (b. 1943), comedian, voice actor and writer, probably best known for his work on The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, is also responsible for satirical political songs and impersonations, comedy-drama film work, and documentaries. His online bio says he attended UCLA as a political science major, where he edited and wrote for the school humor magazine. Most of his career ventures seems to start with politics and end up with humor.

Singer songwriter, John Denver (b. 1943), was very active politically and well-known for his support of ecologic and environmental interests. He also had a great sense of humor. Check out his golf parody, “18 Holes” modeled after the Tennessee Ernie Ford song, 16 Tons”

Ethel Merman (b. 1908), the undisputed First Lady of musical comedy in the 1930s, had a belting voice and an outsize personality. She was also notorious for her love of vulgar jokes. The New York Times called her “a symbol of the Broadway of her era, with her New York speech, gaudy jewelry, flamboyant, gum-chewing manner. Supremely self-confident, immune to opening- night jitters, she was in awe of no one in show business.”

“When I do a show,” she said, ”not to pat myself on the back, but when I do a show, the whole show revolves around me. And if I don’t show up, they can just forget it.”

Having lots of confidence can be a sustaining influence for patient Capricorn. Charles Goodyear (b. 1800) devoted his life to experimenting and developing vulcanized rubber. He tried and failed many times, spending several years in debtors’ prison.  He took that as a gift. Sort of his “me time” to continue his experiments.

“My anticipation of my ultimate success never changed, nor were my hopes for moment depressed.”

Notable for the Capricorn side of the equation, his vision was to develop something that was useful.

Of course, Leo also rules gold, and Capricorn is all about business so there are some notable business names in this category.

Stock investor, Peter Lynch (b. 1944) is responsible for Fidelity Magellan’s most successful mutual funds. He has also written several books on how to invest successfully. And showing off Jupiter-in-Leo in its best light, he now spends his days giving his money away.

Capricorns are skilled at leaving difficult pasts behind and recreating themselves with forward-looking profiles.  Whatever step on the social ladder they were born into, they will end up several rungs higher. What is unique about adding Jupiter-in-Leo to the mix is the manner in which they are able to leverage public exposure to their advantage.

Marjoe Gortner (b. 1944), was born into a family of tent revivalists and put to work preaching at the age of 4. He turned on that experience and became a celebrity when he starred in a behind-the-scenes Academy Award winning documentary about the lucrative business of Pentecostal preaching.

For you, Sun-in-Capricorn/Jupiter-in-Leo, if you aren’t funny on a stage somewhere, well you are probably quite the jokester in your private life. Even as you go about the serious business of being a serious Capricorn, as Shakespeare would say “Brevity is the soul of wit.” The world is mad and you just can’t help but remark on it.