There’s one degree of Gemini that I’ve written several articles about and mentioned in many more. It’s the next-to-last degree of that sign. The late degrees of any sign can be a bit mysterious — astrologers notice that quirky things happen when a planet or the Sun is there. When the Moon is there it’s usually what is called void of course — that is, done making aspects to planets while in the current sign.
I’ve been watching this degree since Sept. 11, 2001. I know that to the day because it’s the degree where the Moon was when the Sept. 11 incident happened. I noticed it again the day of a huge earthquake and tsunami in December of 2004. I noticed again in the chart for Wikileaks. Then it turned up in several of the charts associated with the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Most recently (allowing a one-degree margin), it turned up in the chart of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower — the guy who had the guts to remind us that we’re being spied on. Yes, a lot of strange and not-so-positive things happen when there’s something associated with this degree — and there’s also a pattern of the truth coming out.
This week, there’s a Sun-Jupiter conjunction in this degree on Wednesday — right at 28+ Gemini. This conjunction threads together all of those events.
The Sun is conjunct Jupiter once per year. Jupiter returns to a sign once every 12 years. So there will usually be one Sun-Jupiter conjunction per sign that Jupiter occupies. Sometimes due to timing factors when you combine two cycles (the Sun’s and Jupiter’s), the Sun-Jupiter conjunction skips a sign, though that’s fairly rare.
Sun-Jupiter conjunctions can take place anywhere in a given sign. They tend to dance around the degrees. I got curious and checked when there were any other Sun-Jupiter conjunctions in this particular degree, starting in 1776. Turns out there have been two: one on June 20, 1847 and another on June 20, 1930. One corresponds with the discovery of Neptune; the other with the discovery of Pluto.
Sun-Jupiter conjunctions are almost always friendly aspects. If you know about this conjunction — and now you do — you can leverage it to your advantage. The Sun and Jupiter are both opposite the Galactic Center in Sagittarius, hinting that this event may bring more news about the NSA spying to the surface of awareness. There are other news developments likely — this certainly seems like a global moment.
It can work for you personally as well. There may be issues in your life that you’ve remained silent about for too long. This astrology is a setup for reaching a point where you simply cannot go on the old way, and where you need to make peace with the fact that your personal truth matters more than the circumstances that may surround it. Often events that happen at the end of a zodiac sign point to a moment of inner transformation. This week’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction illustrates that happening in an exceptional way.