As astrologers we learn to study cycles, and apply what we see in the heavens to life here on earth. Personally I have a lot of questions about what’s happening right now since I’ve never lived through a pandemic before, but here is what I do know:

For the first time in 200 years Jupiter and Saturn will be conjunct in an air sign, Aquarius, starting in late December of 2020. These two social planets (ruling the life we live as social beings) will be conjunct by the end of April 2020, but not both in Aquarius. A month earlier Jupiter (the search for truth) will make it’s final conjunction to Pluto (what’s been hidden.) An unearthing of corruption the like of which we’ve never seen before will take place. Then in late January 2021 the Sun and Mercury will also travel through Aquarius bringing the egalitarian, friendly, and community building energy of that sign into our lives.

Over the next hundred plus years the Saturn/Jupiter conjunctions will remain in air signs ushering in a new era of thought, creativity and connection. It even occurred to me that this might be the dawning of the “age of Aquarius” we’ve all been waiting for.

In early 2021 life will resume again, but not “as normal”.  We will have been forced to slow down and look inward, and hopefully to clean house on many levels. Our houses will be cleaner, the planet less polluted (it already is) and the grief and loss from this pandemic will open our hearts to what matters.

My fervent hope is that we resume each day with appreciation for our lives, our shared humanity, each and every one of the people who inhabit this beautiful earth, and how interconnected we truly are.