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.

Saturn Pluto and the Coronavirus


The world is in the throes of CoVid 19, the new strain of coronavirus. That’s not news. I hope you are sheltering at home if you can and protecting yourself. 

Astrologer’s have been tracking and discussing the Saturn Pluto conjunction for a long time. The conjunction was exact on January 13 and right on time, the virus presented itself to humans in China and quickly spread. I am not sure even the most prescient astrologer predicted the scale of that event. On the plus side Saturn and Pluto will meet only one time. Saturn’s retrograde motion will not reverse far enough to again touch Pluto. And certainly once was enough.

The symbolism for Saturn / Pluto is “enforced restriction” and in the sign of Capricorn governments and big business are involved and the question of the hour is whether there are enough institutional resources available to manage the crisis. As well, one of the residual effects of Saturn and Pluto mixing it up is that there is the potential for many people to leave the planet. So having this event bounded in only one pass is a really good thing. But there are two other planets in play this year as an aggravating factor. Mars and Jupiter. 

The summer will bring occasional respite but as Jupiter move into position replacing Saturn as Pluto’s partner in crime, Its expansive influence often indicates debt. Big debt. Burdensome debt. On a somewhat more amusing note (said me, the Capricorn) Pluto rules the excretory system. The bowels. And in the US we are certainly having an enforced restriction experience with toilet paper. I just read that someone hijacked a truck full of it. It’s extra weird because there is no shortage. No one has stopped making it. Jupiter will no doubt fix the problem with over-production and there will be a lot of sales in about a month. 

And we are not out of the woods. This year will also showcase a Mars retrograde cycle in Aries. Aries is square Capricorn and Mars dances in harsh angles with Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter starting at the end of June and continuing through the end of the this year. 

There are some key dates to watch. March 31 will be dramatic. Planetary lineups are explosive. There are several additional dates throughout the second half of the year while Mars is in Aries for six full months and repeatedly challenges Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter.

This year will be tough on everyone. But we will get through this and 2021 can be a phoenix from the ashes. A rebel yell and a chance to start fresh. Jupiter and Saturn will work together in Aquarius to reject what went before and create something new.The old guard will be gone. Technology and innovation will drive a structural revolution.

On a more exciting note:

My book The Jupiter Advantage with its 1,300 citation is off to the editor and will be in print this summer. More to come on that. AND Astrology Tuesday classes are kicking off on March 31. The first one is free. So check it out on my website What else do you have to do right now? Let’s get together and learn some astrology.