Major conjunctions

Conjunction aspects formed by the major planets in the sky can herald history making moments.

Hermetic astrology classifies a conjunction aspect formed by Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as a major conjunction.

Mars has a faster motion than Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto so as he travels the zodiac he moves to form conjunction aspects with all these planets.

Jupiter, due to his faster motion, forms conjunction aspects with Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

Uranus-Neptune conjunctions, Uranus-Pluto conjunctions and Neptune Pluto conjunctions are rare astrological events.

The science of major conjunctions

When two major planets in the sky move to form a conjunction aspect they very often produce a history making moment.

The mundane-matters and activities they rule here on Earth come together.

In a specified chart the mundane matters ruled by the house where the conjunction is located are directly impacted by the energy event in the sky.

And powerful aspects formed by the conjunction to other planets show the scope of its influence on other areas of mundane life.

A conjunction aspect is harmony-discord neutral but if it receives a harmonious aspect from another planet its neutrality is modified in the direction of harmony; and if it receives a discordant aspect from another planet its neutrality is modified in the direction of discord.

The time-frame of a conjunction aspect is determined by the speed of the faster moving planet.

Events pertaining to the aspect can occur during its time-frame but are more likely to take place near its peak power date.


1989 was a year of momentous events.

Saturn, the planet of orthodoxy, fundamentalism, hard-line rear-vision thinking, security, environmental issues, loss and hardship, formed a conjunction aspect with Neptune, the planet of schemes, idealism and great expecations on March 3, June 24 and November 13, 1989.

In March Tim Berners Lee in Geneva Switzerland writes Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) – a computer language for communicating documents over the internet.

On March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez spills millions of gallons of crude oil (Neptune) spoiling the Alaskan wilderness (Saturn) and outraging the American public.

On June 4, 1989 in Beijing, China the Chinese government crushes (Saturn) a peaceful student uprising (Neptune) in Tiananmen Square.

And on November 9, 1989 in Berlin, Germany the wall that divided a city crumbles.

The first section of the Wall went up in 1961 and was supposed to last 100 years, but Saturn and Neptune had other ideas.

Its collapse was hailed as a victory for freedom.

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