This is a close-up “image” I took on the evenings of the Winter Solstice, 2020. A conjunction is when any two planets appear together in the sky. In this case, the largest planet Jupiter and the second largest, Saturn, the ringed giant.

Is this a “Christmas Star”? If people say it, is so. Such conjunctions are very rare. The last Jupiter-Saturn meeting this close that could be seen was 1226 ACE. The next one is sooner, on the Ides of March, 2080.

We have seen a true rarity.

What does this mean to astronomy? The planets move and meet in our line of sight.

What does this mean to astrology? Not my specialty.

I have my own interpretation. It heralds the end of a year that was DIFFICULT. Not as bad as Edward I losing to William of Normandy in 1066 under the light of Halley’s Comet, but close.

Therefore this astronomer, if he must assign meaning, says that this conjunction predicts a better world in 2021.