On Dec 21st, Saturn and Jupiter will meet each other in the sky immediately after both planets move into Aquarius. Most of us have heard that this is important, but few people know just how big a deal it is. It’s not just the ending of the cardinal clash of 2020. It’s the dawn of an entirely new era.Jupit
When Saturn and Jupiter conjunct each other, those conjunctions happen in the same element for about 200 years, then move to the next element, eventually creating an 800-year cycle. For the last 200 years, Saturn and Jupiter have only met each other in earth signs. And in just a few days, we’ll begin a new 200-year period in air signs.
These cycles have an enormous effect on the world at large. Think about the way the world has changed since the early 1800s. The Industrial Revolution began, and social structures were built to support and expand the importance of money, business, and the accumulation of material things. From the emergence of modern corporations to the Victorian knickknack craze to rampant consumerism, the last two centuries have been decidedly rooted in the tangible. They’ve been, well, earthy.
And now we enter the Age of Air. To get a sense of what we might be in for, it’s important to look back to the last cycle in the 13th and 14th centuries. During this period, there were a number of innovations regarding communication and information.
- The Mongol empire spread across Asia and Europe, reestablishing the Silk Road and reconnecting the two continents through trade and exchange of ideas.
- Manuscript Culture was born in Europe as people became more invested in preserving and disseminating knowledge.
- In Italy, they even created a system in which people could rent small sections of manuscripts to copy, essentially creating the first mass-market books.
- Eyeglasses were invented.
- And in a very literal manifestation, use of windmills exploded in Europe and Asia.
During that period, information and ideas were flying around with wild abandon, connecting people and cultures across the globe. This also roughly coincided with the last Great Cardinal Reset, which I’ve discussed before. The Great Cardinal Reset – Nov 4th, 2020 | ElsaElsa
As we enter this new age, it’s clear that big changes are on the horizon. And these changes bring up big questions about the future of humanity. If the last period connected people across the globe, what might this period entail? At what point do we stop organizing ourselves by nation and start looking to global or ideological bases for our identities? If the 13th century created a new and lucrative system for spreading information, what does that mean for our economy? Will we see knowledge and information-based labor entirely replace manual and in-person labor? If the last period meant the spread of windmill technology, will ours mean reliance on renewable energy like wind turbines? Will we build on the invention of eyeglasses by expanding into cybernetics? And finally, will we increasingly eschew face-to-face relationships in favor of becoming Zoom Zombies?
With so many epochal changes happening at once, there’s no telling exactly how it will shake out. But one thing’s for sure: Change is coming.
Are you excited for the new Age of Air? What do you predict for the next 200 years?