When these two important planets join forces, we can expect a shift in our understanding. It may not be immediately apparent, but its effects will play out over the next two decades.
In astrology, Jupiter Saturn conjunctions are important because the two energies concerned balance each other very well.
With Jupiter, we have optimism, enthusiasm and vision - but this energy sometimes doesn’t understand when to stop.
In the Jupiter Saturn conjunction, Saturn can impose much needed boundaries, so that Jupiter’s optimism can operate within a useful structure instead of running wild.
With Saturn, we have stability, patience, tenacity and discipline, but this energy is often very resistant to change, stuck in the old ways and overly authoritarian.
Jupiter’s conjunction with Saturn frees Saturn’s hardworking ethos from its own strict constraints, enabling the energy to be more productive and more positive.
Where Jupiter tries to begin things, Saturn tries to end or contain them; when the two energies are blended in astrology, as they are in a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, we are able to harness the best of both in order to bring about much-needed change.
Horoscopes: How Does the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Each zodiac sign in astrology will experience this Great Conjunction slightly differently, depending exactly where it occurs in the natal chart and which area of life is being affected.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
During the next phase of your life, you will become increasingly politically aware and politically conscious. Expect to feel fired up, no matter where on the political spectrum your beliefs life.
In fact, your gift to the world may be your ability to transcend this divide and to create common cause with people on all sides of the political debate. Focus your energy on what you want to change, not on who you want to fight against.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
You are starting to reap the rewards of hard work in your career, but the next step is to understand how your identity transcends what you for a living.
During the next phase in your life you may achieve great career success, at a price, or you may experience a fall from grace which turns out to have been a great blessing in disguise. Whether through triumph or apparent failure, you will grow as a person.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
The key theme of this conjunction for you, Gemini, is growth through learning. No matter how well qualified you currently are, you always have more to learn.
Embrace any opportunities for higher or further education, and explore informal educational opportunities too, especially those with international links. It’s vital that you start to explore life beyond your comfort zone, and some of the best opportunities for you now lie abroad.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Inheritance is a key theme of this conjunction, but we’re not talking financial inheritance here. It’s more about the legacy your past experiences have gifted you – welcome or not – and about how you process that legacy moving forwards.
If you have had a troubled past you now have a once in 20-year opportunity to free yourself from it. This is especially important if you have children, for your emotional legacy is theirs too.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Your closest relationship is set to be transformative for you over the next phase of life. This could be joyous, or it could be heart-breaking, but either way it will define much of how you see yourself in the coming decades.
Make a conscious choice now to give love and only love, and to honor your partner in whatever way you can. The love that you give out will come back to you in enormous quantity.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
You’re about to start on a decade or more long project of self-improvement. This conjunction brings you many opportunities to end old habits and to start positive new ones.
Look at your life honestly and objectively and figure out what is not working for you. Replace that old lifestyle with new choices and brave new ideas. Where your heart backs your decision, you can see this through successfully.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Children – or those you consider your children – are going to be exceptionally important in your life in the next phase, Libra.
If you are a parent, then of course that’s always true, but in many ways, you will now identify yourself by your children’s happiness. If you’re not a parent, it will be a pet, or a pet project, which brings you this enormous satisfaction and personal growth.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Family life is set to change under the influence of this conjunction, and your challenge is to be comfortable with that change. Of course, all families change over time and as children grow up, but for you, Scorpio, the challenges of letting go are harder than they are for most.
Start now by accepting that change is inevitable and embracing it, instead of fearing it. You will find new joy in the new reality.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Your calling during the next phase of life is to pass on your knowledge. Whether you do this formally by teaching, or informally through writing, speaking or simply sharing, is up to you.
The key is to recognize that your life experiences are very bit as valuable and important to share as your book knowledge. Don’t think that you have nothing to teach anyone – you have far more than you know.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
The next phase of your life involves being comfortable with financial changes, Capricorn. You may experience great abundance in the years to come – or you may experience financial hardship.
However, at either end of the scale, growth comes through understanding that money is not everything, and that your true blessings are those which money cannot buy. Start a gratitude habit, as this will stand you in good stead for the future.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Your task during the coming decade or more is to grow into who you really are. Whatever your age, there is part of you which is hidden and which you have opted not to show to the world.
We need to see the real you. Reveal your identity, complete with all of its strengths and weaknesses, and show us who you truly are. Only then can you step into your rightful leadership role as mankind enters a fresh era.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
This conjunction occurs in the most spiritual part of your chart and signals a significant and important phase of spiritual growth.
You have always known that you are sensitive to spirit and connected to the global consciousness – now it’s time to develop your skills in this area and start using them. Don’t be afraid of your birthright – you’re known as the mystic of the zodiac for good reason.
*Note: The exact date and time of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is December 21, 2020 @ 18:20.