Keywords: change, learning, balance
Frequency: Once every 12 years. Duration: 4 months (seems long! But Jupiter moves average 30 deg. per year: one third = 10 degrees and 4 months)
This important conjunction happens regularly, at twenty-year intervals, and for the foreseeable future, the two planets will be in air signs when they join up. In ancient times, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction was known as the Great Chronometer; it was a major marker of the passage of time. Its effect on the mundane world is one of restricted or controlled growth.
Do we expand or cut back? On many levels, this aspect is a test of faith. On a personal level, particularly for those people whose charts are triggered by the conjunction, enthusiasm and exuberance are well balanced by thoughtfulness and practicality. This is a good time to examine the past (Saturn) for clues to the future (Jupiter). We have the big picture and all the details are filled in, too. An increase in respectability, social status and prestige can be expected now, but just because we move in the upper levels of society doesnt mean we should be blind to the underclass. Status and integrity open doors for us wherever we go. Financially speaking, this is a better time to start a savings account than to blow our nest eggs.