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The 2020 Solstice in Astrology

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and the December Solstice both take place on December 21st, 2020. This rare alignment will chime with amazing changes for all of us.

The Solstice Across the World

The December Solstice typically occurs on December 21st every year. In 2020, it falls on the same day as The Great Conjunction. That’s two rare astrology events on one day.

One takes you out of Capricorn weather in your chart – and pulls the world out of the worst cycle in over 248 years. The other pushes you into Aquarius weather and will change your life in 2021, 2022, 2023 and beyond.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the December 21st , 2020 event is Winter Solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere it is Summer Solstice.

December 21st is also the start of Capricorn Season, when the Sun goes into the zodiac sign of Capricorn in astrology.

Which Area of Your Life is Affected?

The Solstice on December 21st is huge.

You will feel it on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd and know it in the year 2021 and beyond. The Twenties, as a decade, is dominated by the end of Capricorn thinking and the start of Aquarius thinking.

Forget one old man at the top in a suit and tie. The future belongs to people power. And, particularly, women and minorities.

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How is Your Sign Affected?

  • AriesLeave behind 2018-2020 struggles with your success, status, position, mission and ambition. Embrace friends and groups.
  • TaurusFarewell 2-3 tough years of grind with foreign people and places; regional differences; the big wide world. Embrace a new success path.
  • GeminiFinancial, property, fundraising or business burdens vanish. Move away from numbers into maps. A distant part of your country or the world is calling.
  • CancerYour former, current or potential partner has been at the heart of so much that was hard, 2018-2020. Now, 2021 calls you financially, with property, business or charity.
  • LeoAway from work, unpaid work, housework, academic tests and trials. Into a big, serious, new phase with your former, current or potential partner.
  • VirgoLeave behind endless questions about relationships, babies, children, teenagers or younger adults. Move towards a new phase for your lifestyle, routine, body, workload.
  • LibraThe year 2021 and beyond is calling you, with a positive message about relationships, babies, children, teenagers or younger people. Leave behind a heavy load regarding family, town, homeland, household, property.
  • ScorpioYour email, websites like Facebook, your ability to get through – and publishing, knowledge exchange or even commuting – have been unusually tough. Let that go and embrace the new home life. The new property.
  • SagittariusThe projects, courses, internet commitments and media plans you pull in, from Christmas 2020, dominate the Twenties. Release old, bad memories of financial, property, charity, business burdens.
  • CapricornThe lead weight, dead weight, of reputation, image, title, appearances can be dumped on December 18th. Pursue what calls you with charity, finance, business, property.
  • AquariusThe situation inside – religion, astrology, psychics, psychologists, spirituality – has been hard and heavy. Let that go and pursue the relaunch as your image, brand, appearance is your key to the Twenties.
  • PiscesYou put up with so much in terms of friends and groups in 2018, 2019, most of 2020. Now you can put that behind you and move into the Twenties. It’s about God, astrology, spirituality, psychics, counsellors or hypnotists. Mysteries call.

When the Sun Stands Still

Solstice is from the Latin ‘sol’ (Sun) and ‘sistere’ (stand still). This is rather like a full stop in a sentence. Everything pauses while we get the full measure of the Sun going into Capricorn, the sign of the goat. Around the 21st of December (into the early hours of the 22nd in Australia), it’s time for a ritual.

I’ll talk more about rituals in the YouTube Premiere you are invited to on this same date – Monday, December 21st, that we are hosting Astrology and Tarot Meetups around the world for. If you are not already a Meetups member (it’s free) join now and Alicia will be in touch with the details. Sign up links below:

  • America – Click Here
  • Australia – Click Here
  • Great Britain – Click Here

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The June and December Solstice

The June 21st Solstice occurs as the Sun moves into the zodiac sign of Cancer. The Sun is directly over the top of the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.

On the December 21st Solstice, the Sun moves into the zodiac sign of Capricorn, as we’ve seen, and is directly over the top of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Great Conjunction

The Great Conjunction will see Jupiter and Saturn conjunct (next to each other) in Aquarius at 0 degrees. It falls on the same day that the Sun slowly starts to move through Capricorn.

This chimes with two areas of your life. Two houses of your regular horoscope. Two houses of your personal astrology birth chart, if you have that too.

That is why you are going to see this really dramatic shift between one big, difficult, endlessly demanding area of your life – and the arrival of something so new, so important and so positive, on the 21st of December 2020.

The End of The Capricorn Effect

djdcb11aboq 600x400 - The 2020 Solstice in AstrologyThe Capricorn Effect is over as Saturn leaves Capricorn on December 18th. The Solstice as the Sun goes into Capricorn from December 21st will make it obvious. Like an exclamation mark! Maybe a row of full stops…

If you can picture the sun standing still, dramatically, it draws attention. It fixates you. What you will ‘see’ in your life near December 21st is a spotlight falling on what was so difficult, that you must put behind you. And it lights the way to something so new – the New Age of Aquarius.

Goodbye Capricorn Era! Everything the astrology predicted about the year 2020 and the Capricorn Era – the Capricorn Effect has come to pass.

You read it here in Part 1 and Part 2 in December 2017 – three years ago – recapped as follows:

Leaders Falling in January

Prediction: “We are going to see many leaders on top of the mountain fall. In fact, January 2020 will be like an earthquake.”


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  • Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed by America.
  • Jeremy Corbyn stood down as the UK Labour Party leadership election began.
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family and prepared to leave the country.

The Impeachment of Trump

Prediction: The other reason 12th January 2020 rings loud bells for your horoscope – and the world’s – is the exact line-up of Jupiter at 8 Capricorn and the South Node at 8 Capricorn, from January 7th to 11th. This is the preceding week. Jupiter is a welcome sight in this pile-up of such intense, relentless, astrological patterns. Thus, there is hope. In the middle of all the intensity on 12th January 2020 – the emotion, the tough reality checks and the drama for all those politicians and business people – there is a better future waiting.

Result: This was the day that Nancy Pelosi prepared to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, as reported by The Guardian on the 12th of January 2020.

North Korea and Kim Jong-un

Prediction: “It’s all about Kim and the legacy of his father. He could easily be moved out of the picture by January 2020, or remain in power, but produce an heir and successor. This would suit the echoes of 1994 we are about to see.”

Result: Four months later, The Guardian was reporting Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong was becoming his alter ego following a report of his heart surgery.

The New Job Sharing and Time Sharing

Prediction: “Because of the big business, share market and taxation transformation of 2018, 2019 by the time we get to 2020 you are going to see job-sharing and time-shared jobs become a fact of life. Along with drastic changes to retirement age, I am sure you can see why the new financial realities of life will reshape how we work.”

Result: By November 2020, The Financial Times was reporting on the impact of COVID-19 on job sharing.

The Virus on January 1st, 2020

Prediction: “The Julian calendar, or civil calendar of the Roman Empire, which we still use today, was literally ‘born’ on 1st January. It became the new date of the new year. You have to wonder if we’re not going to see issues about that date in the digital world on 1st January 2020. I would be extremely wary of viruses and bugs which are tied to that date.”

Result: According to the Chinese state-sponsored Xinhua News, the Huanan Seafood Market was closed on January 1st, 2020 as reported here.

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Big Pharmaceutical Companies and January 2020

Prediction: “I am sure you know Virgo is also associated with the body. Our physical condition and physical state. January 2020 will be a time of reckoning for any corporation at risk of class-action lawsuits by people whose health has been endangered by (for example) big pharmaceutical companies. This is Gen Virgo again, born 1966, 1967, 1968.”

“Of course, with Virgo and its great emphasis on the workers, we are also looking at the astrological impact on Communism and countries like China and Russia in January 2020, because it is the Uranus/Pluto in Virgo worker bees who are most affected as the hive is restructured.”

Result: On January 10th, the first death from COVID-19 occurred in China. In March 2020, the WHO declared a pandemic and the race for a vaccine was on. Russia remains one of the worst hit nations. Watch this space.

Royal and Big Business Crisis

Prediction: We find Ceres in Capricorn – the sign ruling ambition, success, status and social climbing – from November 16th, 2019 through January 31st 2020, so we are now seeing confirmation of an emerging crisis at the top of government, probably at least one royal family in the world – and big business, which evolves from November 2019, past Christmas 2019 and into January of that new year.”

Result: On January 27th 2020, the BBC reported “Prince Andrew gives ‘zero co-operation’ over Epstein inquiry.”

The Government Detox and Biden

by r0unre7w 600x480 - The 2020 Solstice in AstrologyPrediction: “2008 is a good test year for Capricorn patterns…Barack Obama became President and Joe Biden, Vice-President. They defeated John McCain and Sarah Palin. Obama became the first African American President in history and Joe Biden the first Roman Catholic VP. Apart from Sarah Palin, women also rose that year as Hillary Clinton ran a sharp contest against Obama for nomination. Jupiter expands! It opens things up so more becomes possible and we can all explore further – go higher – go wider. We are going to see more women and people of colour, coming into high level politics and business, in 2020. It may also be time for others who have never been allowed at the top, to emerge.”

Result: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (the first woman VP and first VP of color) are set to take office in January 2021. Joe Biden – as reported in the Washington Post“Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB.”

The Age of Aquarius – Welcome to the New World Order

“Jupiter and Saturn in their new zodiac sign of Aquarius (groups, friendships, communities, networks) will replace the old, dead, corporate and government systems of the 20th and early 21st centuries with the most idealistic, hopeful, vision of the future we have ever seen. These two planets working together in 2021 will pave the way for the arrival of Pluto in Aquarius in 2023 and that will in turn, take us to 2026, almost ten years into the future as I write this in December 2017.

In 2026, not only Pluto will be in Aquarius, but the North Node too, and this has never happened in your lifetime, nor mine. I look forward to discussing it with you, about a decade from now. Set your astrological alarm clock!”

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18 Responses

  1. If you look at the UK 1801 chart, that Jup-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius is almost directly opposite the UK natal Jupiter at 1 Leo 51. It is sending aspects to the UK Uranus at 1 Libra 54 and the UK Pluto at 2 Pisces 42 as well.

    1. Yes, both planets move on to transit the 1, 2 degree placements in that version of the United Kingdom. This is of course the divorce deal (no deal/new deal which astrology predicted some years ago) from the European Union. Thank you for reminding me, as I’m about to record a YouTube Premiere on this very topic – The Great Conjunction. Much appreciated.

  2. Thank you for this insight, Jessica! This year has been nothing but roller coaster and don’t think I can take anymore..!! I have my ascendant and Uranus at zero degree Sagittarius. I hope that this great conjunction wouldn’t make my life more difficult than it has been..

    1. Quite the contrary; you will experience a sextile from transiting Jupiter at 0 Aquarius and Saturn at 0 Aquarius, to your natal Uranus at 0 Sagittarius. Just before Christmas, you will be shown opportunities and serious new commitments, which help you to travel differently, or travel in the mind differently – for example – studying. Uranus in Sagittarius in your Ninth House is triggered, so there will be a revolution, and a radical change, involving how you get around the United Kingdom or your own county. How you study or teach. How you use the internet or publish. It will bring about incredible new freedom and independence. As this is generational I expect it’s an announcement about Great Britain’s departure from the European Union and/or new government initiatives on education or academia, but also border control within the United Kingdom itself.

  3. Dear Jessica Adams,
    Thank you for another wonderful article. May it be possible to ask for some guidance. I am trying to align with the energies. Anything would be helpful as I have accepted hospital treatment but unsure how to know the right time to discharge myself. Thank you for your acknowledgement of this message it is much appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you with any information of support or guidance you may wish to offer. Take care, kindest regards, Bea

    1. Bea, you don’t say what sort of hospital treatment. Are you allowed to discharge yourself? Usually patients have to take medical instruction. Any sort of hospital experience belongs to Virgo and the Sixth House. Your Descendant is 2 Virgo and you are approaching Jupiter at 2 Aquarius and Saturn at 2 Aquarius, from December 29th, well into January 2021, which looks like a turning point (if your time of birth is correct). You have to decide your own destiny and direction in life; an astrologer cannot do that for you. In terms of the ‘weather’ being suitable for making a positive change to your health – to mind, body and spirit – you would expect that to be so much easier as Jupiter makes a quincunx to your Descendant in Virgo. It would involve one other person, so it would feel like a duet or pair to you.

  4. Hi Jessica,
    Thank you for another great article yet again.

    Could you please have a look at my chart and advise how this conjunction will affect me? My HR business has been suffering a lot this year, and I’m unsure what this means for us in 2021. Will we stay open and be profitable? I’m also about to file for divorce after 3 years of going back and forth from my husband born on October 16th, 1977 at 12:15 p.m., guyana, South America. It’s been a crazy 3 years of trying to separate and I can’t do it anymore. When do you think it might be finalized and will we both be ok? I worry that i might be in a bad spot financially and professionally. I really could use your insight.

    Thanks Jessica!

    1. You are divorcing and worried about your Human Resources business. This is quite a load to carry and hypnosis and healing will help – I recommend Paul McKenna and Reiki Grand Master Sandip Jain on YouTube (free) – if you do not already have your own daily regulars to assist you carry the load. The boundaries with your husband are really important and try to get firm parameters in writing, so that the line is never crossed from either side. Unless you do this you will have a confused and confusing few years, until 2026, so try to contain and control a situation with him, which slips and slides all over the place. Divorced means divorced – and it can be friendly and amicable – but this is what it means. No messing. You will be thrilled to see opportunities and solutions for your paid work, unpaid work and/or study coming from 21st December then really making themselves obvious in early 2021. Even if you go backwards and forwards with (say) a course or a project, January 16th to March 13th – have Plan B, C and D and treat it as a rehearsal. Later on you will be in a position to accept the possibilities of a different way of working, studying (perhaps) and living, as much as the opportunities. It is this combination of taking on board what’s quite a heavy load, together with the optimism to embrace fantastic new solutions, that will make 2021 unforgettable for you.

  5. Hello, Jessica

    I enjoyed this place whole through this year that I’ve never experienced before. I expanded my understanding of astrology (although still tiny bit) and really started to see astrology works. Thank you so much for your creative way of letting me experience astrology.

    I think this will be the last question to ask in this year. (maybe not!)

    I have points (IC, MC, Asc, Desc) at 1degree. How this great conjunction will have impact on me? Will that effect last for hundreds of years in Aquarius even after I’m gone? I don’t quite understand how any aspect will affect “points” as I think Signs or Houses also tell similar things about the area of life?
    I appreciate if you could have a look at my chart.

    Again, big thank you to you and people who are working with you.
    I am looking forward to reading your post for next year.

    Wish you best years to come.

    1. Thank you. With questions like these, you are best off attending the Astrology and Tarot Meetup for your nearest time-zone compatible country (I am not sure where you live) but Alicia and I are planning this on 21st and 22nd December in America, Australia and Great Britain. If you are not already a member you can join now, free, at

  6. Hi Jessica, Hope you are well in these times. I was YouTubing this Sunday morning and came across this link. I have watched the video – powerful stuff. Will we see the whole truth about Epstein , Maxwell and a whole elite cabal truly come tumbling down in the coming months? Some time ago, I went down a rabbit hole on Twitter reading blog articles insisting he was a money man for Mossad, as was Ghislaine’s father…They were incredibly researched articles, but as they were not mainstream established media, it was difficult to fully trust the information; were they just conspiracy theories? But, I guess that is the point, mainstream media is not really doing it’s investigative job. Anyway, here is the link – he comes across as genuine, knowledgeable, impassioned, outraged. Watch “Hollywood Film Producer John Paul Rice Speaks out on Child Trafficking” on YouTube

    1. Thank you. The problem with Maxwell, Epstein, Clinton, Trump and Andrew is that all this took place on a chain of Leo eclipses. Eclipses permanently cover things up and we are left with a guessing game. It’s rather like those two other mysterious eclipse chapters in history; the assassination of President Kennedy and the death of Diana. Even when we have the Aquarius oppositions to those Leo placements in the charts of the British Royal family, Clinton’s Sun and (we don’t have confirmed data for Donald) it’s still not enough to unseat the original cover-ups. If you are curious about this have a look at Leo Eclipses on Search which was published 3-4 years ago now, a long time before Epstein became a name to watch. The prediction specifically references Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

  7. Hi Jessica,

    Thank you for this great article, it’s really insightful. I do have a question for you on my own personal chart. My sun sign is Aquarius with quite a few other Aquarius aspects. With the Great Conjunction and movement of Jupiter and Saturn in my sign can I finally see professional success? These last few years have felt like a slog, moving upwards, but at a snails pace.

    Any advice you can lend would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your great work and for inspiring many.

    1. Thank you. Jupiter and Saturn entering your Eleventh House of community, people power, friends, groups and acquaintances may be useful professionally if your career involves supplying a group, or giving a circle of people what they need to achieve a common goal. Very close to the 21st of December you’ll feel a bump in your world as these two planets enter your Eleventh House, in unison, and you realise that the solution to the new challenge is the biggest opportunity in years.

  8. Dear Jessica,

    Thank you for another great article.

    I really enjoy reading this blog. It has been a tiny anchor for me. And feels like a little corner of community here.

    Thank you!


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