Artwork: Danielle Noel
Solstice- December 21st 3:02am MT
Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn- December 21st 11:20am MT
Lightning Bolts, Eagle Vision and the New Renaissance
December Solstice brings a powerful day to our planet. The day when the Sun stands still for 3 days, hung on the cross of our milky Way galaxy and Celestial Plane. Mercury leads the way into the sign of Capricorn, heralding the birth of the divine child within us all. Uranus is with Black Moon Lilith- the primordial mother. Deep, provoked feminine power is united with the Lord of the New Age of Aquarius. Saturn and Jupiter are aligned for the Grand Conjunction and grand Mutation, or should we say Transmutation.
For these times are without a doubt here to teach us the power of our DNA, Spirit and Mind to transmute -which literally means to “change across”, or upon the cross of matter from which we all swing in this Earth Walk. Let us prepare to truly embody our power as Divine Beings having a Human experience and awaken our true power, our birthright to be creators of this dimension, the keys of which are contained within our very DNA and accessed through studies of the sacred sciences as well as through the feminine inner knowing of the heart and womb. The secrets lie in the nature of light and dark.
If 2020 showed us what limitation and stagnation felt like this chart shows it was only to help raise us to higher heights of our consciousness on all planes. Uranus in Taurus has been the steady pacemaker of this past year. Reminding us that how we relate to this body and this Earth determines our ability to channel in spirit, awakening and enlightenment. Re-orienting how we relate to one another on all levels- physically, spatially, energetically and through the heart, Uranus, Lord of Thunder and Lightning and the Great Awakener is the sign of the sensual feminine essence grounding this Aquarian revolution.
It has been proposed by Richard Tarnas that the proper name or mythological correspondence for Uranus should be Prometheus. He was the God who stole fire (spiritual insight) from the Gods and bestowed it upon humanity. In this way, he represents reclaiming our birthright as divine beings, our power to create this reality through the mastery of our consciousness and also our embodiment. For Taurus is the great teacher of Sacred Sensuality.
Last time Saturn and Jupiter joined in Aquarius was in 1408 heralding the dawn of the renaissance Uranus was in Capricorn, indicating that the last renaissance was ruled by the awakening systems of government, the revival of ancient wisdom traditions, the transfer of pagan spiritual practices into government control systems and reliant upon the patronage of those in power. The last Renaissance was like an early echo of the Aquarian Age that would come in the future, a time of innovation and progress, but with its roots in the traditions.
This time around Uranus is in Taurus- igniting our inner value systems, beauty as the highest aim and awakening to the intuition of the body and sensuality through the divine feminine energy as the guiding force of this New Renaissance. The ways in which the previous Renaissance focused on a revival of the classics and ancient wisdom, this one is surely doing the same but is a bit more focused on the futuristic, scientific and quantum. I dare to call this the Quantum Age or Quantum Renaissance. The result of which will be beyond what we can envision and see, for its very nature will be progress at a rate unsurpassed or ever seen in modern history.
It is of note that the Constantine XI, the final Emperor of the Byzantine empire was born the year of the last Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius. This is profound as his birth heralded the end of an empire that had reigned for 1,500 years! The Star of Bethlehem that guided the Magi to the manger where Jesus was born has also been theorized to have been a Grand Conjunction. His birth heralded one of the greatest shifts in religious and political power that would last thousands of years.
There may be an indication that great kings, or Queens or “Theens” are born in times like these. We can only wait and see, for this re-birth can also happen within each of our hearts at any moment, and is certainly blessed by the heavens at a moment like this one. In this time, we see a strong philosophical transpiration, where the patriarchy which has reigned over the world stage in its many forms is beginning it end at this time. Perhaps the birth of all beings into their higher self, in true resonance with Aquarian-Leonine energy is the royal power that we will see rise in this time. One that fosters a world of peace, equality and justice for all beings.
The Jupiter Saturn conjunction will occur aligned with the fixed star Altair, one my favorites, in the constellation of the Eagle. The Eagle Aquila was a companion of Zeus and carried his thunderbolts for him into battle. He was also sent to carry the young boy Ganymede, who Zeus had fallen in love with, to Olympus to be the cup bearer for the gods. He was of famed beauty and intelligence, and he became immortalized as the constellation Aquarius.
Just as Aquila carried the Aquarian boy to the heavens to be bearer of life and divinity to the Gods, this conjunction holds strong energies of carrying all of us to elevated states within ourselves and with the Cosmos. It is as if the great Eagle is here to give us lift into this New Age. There is no doubt that a grand door is opening that may lead us into greater heights, whether or not we step through it is up to each of us.
Aquarian upliftment looks like honoring the true freedom of every individual to express their truest, most authentic selves. It is honor the freaks and the outcasts for their sacred role in human evolution. Its honoring all the ways that things different from us, grotesque or exciting cause us to have to pause and expand our consciousness. it is letting discomfort rise into contemplation and broadening understanding. it is cleansing the temple of the body and soul in order to channel higher truths. Allowing us to rise above the mundane and embrace a life that is truly extraordinary. It is in doing this that we create a world of peace, justice and equality.
May we uplift one another in reaching for our highest dreams, selves and visions. May we support and love one another as we all seek to embrace and heal our shadows and our fears. May we rise on Eagle’s wings in remembrance of where we have come from and revelation toward a higher order, an organic template that is universal, divine and perfect in nature.