The Cosmic and Spiritual Significance of December 21, 2020

December 21 spiritual meaning

There is so much to unpack about this ultra magical date! I am sure that as we move closer to the time (I am writing this on October 6, 2020) that I will have more insights that come through.

Let’s first talk about what is almost always true for December 21st of any year- it is the Solstice.

The Solstice is a time where the veil between dimensions is thin. It is also a time where we are more open and connected with the energies of the Earth.

We are able to feel with greater ease that we are not just beings on this Earth, but beings of the Earth. 

The Solstice is also the start of a new season depending on where in the world you live, and a new season always brings a transition of energy.

Saturnalia was a pagan festival celebrated on the December Solstice, and was meant to be reminiscent of the Golden Age- a time where there was peace on Earth and Saturn was our Sun.

The December Solstice was chosen for this day as it was said to signify a “return to the light.”

You can read more on the festival of Saturnalia and why Saturn was considered the Sun during the Golden Age here

In 2020, December 21st, stands out as being a potent day, not just because of the Solstice, but also due to a very rare alignment taking place this year known as the Grand Conjunction.

Furthermore, there is also a Total Solar Eclipse just before this on December 14, which also adds to the energy. 

The Solar Eclipse opens a portal to a brand new beginning and the Grand Conjunction a few days later will amplify this portal energy.

The opening of this portal will allow streams of high frequency energies to reach the planet. 

In channeled messages I have received, Earth also finishes a transformation on this date that allows a “New Earth” to be birthed.

Nothing around us is changing, the planet will still look the same, but there will be new higher frequencies on offer that will help us reach new heights and ways of living.

I will share more on these channeled messages through the article, but let’s first take a look at the major cosmic event of this day- The Grand Conjunction, and what it may bring:

The Grand Conjunction 2020

The Grand conjunction occurs every twenty years or so, and is when both Jupiter and Saturn align at the same degree of the zodiac. 

The Grand Conjunction represents a changing of an era, and a time where we shift our way of viewing the world. 

As our world view changes, so too does society and the way we choose to approach things. 

While the Grand Conjunction happens every couple of decades, the 2020 alignment opens the door to an even bigger cycle. 

For the last 200 years, Jupiter and Saturn have been aligning only in earth signs, but this year, on December 21st, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will align in the air sign of Aquarius.

The Grand Conjunction happening in an air sign for the first time in 200 years represents an even bigger shift in our world view and the era we are about to embark upon.

Jupiter and Saturn will also be aligning at zero degrees of Aquarius, which is an extra significant degree of the zodiac. 

Zero represents infinite potential and holds the energy of limitless possibilities. 

The Grand Conjunction happening in Aquarius also further propels us into the energy of the Age of Aquarius.

The Grand Conjunction and the Age of Aquarius

There is a lot of debate about when the Age of Aquarius begins or whether we are already in the Age of Aquarius.

I believe we are at a transition point where we are moving out of the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.

The Grand Conjunction is a key point on this transition into the Age of Aquarius, and is destined to bring many ‘Age of Aquarius’ themes into our lives.

Under this Grand Conjunction, we could see a shift into more community-based living.

Rather than looking to big governments or big businesses for support, we could instead turn to smaller, community-run organizations and small businesses. 

There could be a greater focus on this idea that we all thrive when the collective thrives, rather than a focus on individuals trying to compete with one another to get to the top.

The Grand Conjunctions happening in earth signs these last 200 years has pushed our focus towards ambition, big government, and big business. It has made us focus on material wealth and possessions, and creating and building tangible things for the future.

The Grand Conjunctions now switching to air signs will give us a focus towards the collective, and a more community-based approach. Humanitarian efforts will be important, and technology will be favored. We will see more things created online than in the physical world. 


On an even deeper level, the Grand Conjunction of 2020 could allow us to see that we are truly all connected.

 It will start to open our minds to higher levels of consciousness that understand that there is no separation between us.

The Grand Conjunction in Aquarius can bring ideas of more community-based living, where we are all seen as equals, and where there is focus on everyone thriving rather than just a few individuals. 

While this is all beautiful energy and can help us to create a new world, we also have to be mindful of losing our sense of individuality, losing our own thoughts and beliefs in favor of what the masses think, and becoming more connected and overly reliant on technology.

The path we choose to take is the path we choose to focus on, which brings me to the incredible psychic energies that are also present on this day.

Spiritual Significance of December 21, 2020

All of the cosmic energy this year has been leading us to the closing of a massive karmic cycle for the planet.

As this portal on the Total Solar Eclipse opens and intensifies under the Grand Conjunction, we will all be able to step into a “New Earth”.

I have received channeled messages on this, which were shown to me as a drawing.

The drawing I was shown was our Earth being forced through this tunnel of spirals. As it moves through this tunnel it is pressurized so much that it is forced to split into two as it leaves the tunnel. Almost like a cell dividing.

These two cells are of the same Earth, but they represent two new energy dynamics that we get to work with on this planet that were not previously available to us before.

One of these “cells” represents falling back further into the old karmic patterns, almost like we are not progressing or moving forward as we keep repeating the same loop. If we keep moving on this path, eventually we go beyond the past we know and into a deeper darkness.

The other “cell” represents moving forward into new ways never seen before. We move into stretching our abilities as human beings and being able to create things that are not even currently perceivable by our minds. If we keep moving on this path, eventually we stretch ourselves to new and higher levels of consciousness.

The choice of which “cell” we wish to follow is our own and for most people, we may find ourselves balancing between both.

Essentially, the frequency of the planet is expanding. We are able to tap into higher frequencies than before, but also lower frequencies than before too.

The frequencies that we are familiar with before this split happens will also become easier to maintain and to access. This means that all of the high frequency energies we have connected with in the past will be easier for us to operate from.

Many other psychics and intuitives have picked up similar messages about December 21st. Many talk about it being a “timeline split” where there will be this further divide out of 3D living and into 5D living.

This holds true for what I have seen too, however 5D has always been on offer to us, I just feel it is going to become easier to get there and easier to stay there.

For those living in 5D, new frequencies and light codes will also be attainable and this is what is exciting! Who knows what new abilities or spiritual wisdom and knowledge will start making its way to Earth. 

For those living in 3D, life will keep following on the the same trajectory, however depending on where their frequency is positioned, they may be able to sense either this growing light or the deepening of the dark.

How to Prepare for December 21, 2020

As we get closer to this date, it is going to become important to keep your vibration lifted.

The higher the frequency of the planet at the time of the “split,” the higher the range of new frequencies will be unlocked for us.

By keeping our vibration high, we can also raise the frequency of the planet, making it harder for others to sink into any lower vibrations.

We can keep our vibration high not by attempting to be positive all the time, but by being true to ourselves.

Our vibration hums the highest when we are true to how we feel and connected and accepting of who we are — flaws and all.

This “split” that is being created on Earth is ultimately helping us to reach new levels of growth. There will be more light on offer to us, and with this more hope, more peace, and more prosperity.

December 21st, 2020 would be the perfect day for a manifestation ritual, to visualize what you wish to attract and what you wish for the world.

It’s a good day to get clear on what you wish to focus on, to connect with your own spirituality, and to get super clear on your heart-focused intentions.

Ritual and more to come on this date soon. 

About the author

Tanaaz

Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.