Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction – this is the astrological moment when you can enter the extradimensional place called Black Lodge, in David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks (1990, 1991, 2017). Astrology confirms the importance given in the show to this conjunction, known by the astrologers under the name of Great conjunction.
A great conjunction is a conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Great conjunctions take place regularly, every 18–20 years, as a result of the combined 12-year orbital period of Jupiter around the Sun, and Saturn’s 30-year orbital period. The last great conjunction took place on 31st May 2000, while the next will be on 21st December 2020.
The Great Conjunction in Twin Peaks
There are three characters talking about the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, in the second season of David Lynch s movie. The first of them is Major Garland Briggs, in the episode called The Path to the Black Lodge, when he is interrogated by Windom Earle:
- Now, when did you first see the petroglyph in Owl Cave?
- In… In dreams.
- What kind of dreams?
- I was night fishing with Agent Cooper. There was a light, guardian beyond it. I was taken, but my mind Still I recognized the signs.
- What do the signs mean?
- There’s a time, if Jupiter and Saturn meet, they will receive you.
Then, in the same episode, Windom Earl uses this information to understand when, where and how is possible to enter The Black Lodge:
Jupiter and Saturn meet Oh, what a crop of mummy wheat The planets our babbling major spoke of are more than distant orbs.
They are, in fact, a clock.
A clock that tells the time.
And the time Time draws nearer with each ticking tock.
Dale wasn’t far wrong.
The cave painting is an invitation of sorts, telling us when the revels begin.
But what Dale doesn’t know is where to find it.
For, you see, the cave painting is not only an invitation, it is also a map.
A map to the Black Lodge!
In the next episode, having the title Miss Twin Peaks, agent Dale Cooper also understands the meaning and the importance of Jupiter-Saturn conjunction:
- Andy, take a look at this. What you mistook for the Four-H Club, the four and the H, are actually astrological symbols.
- You mean, like planets?
- Why, yes, Andy. They stand for Jupiter and Saturn. Some of the others represent planets as well, but this particular part of the puzzle pertains to a precise planetary position. Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction.
- What’s that supposed to mean?
- Well, historically, Harry, when Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct, there are enormous shifts in power and fortune. Jupiter being expansive in its influence, Saturn, contractive. Conjunction suggests a state of intensification, concentration. What this indicates to me is the potential for explosive change, good and bad.
- So when’s the next conjunction?
- Well, now, let’s see. According to the ephemeris the next conjunction is due January to June. My God, Harry. The door to the Lodge. That’s when it’s open. That’s what the puzzle is telling us. It’s telling us when it’s gonna be open.
In the last episode of the second season, with the title Beyond Life and Death, both Windom Earl and agent Cooper will enter the Black Lodge, proving that their astrological interpretation was correct.
The Great Conjunction in Our Dimension
Due to retrograde movement of the planets, the great conjunction repeated three times, in 1980 and 1981: on 31st December 1980, on 4th March 1981 and on 24 July 1981, each time in the sign of Libra.
Then, there was a great conjunction in Taurus, on 28th May 2000.
The next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is on 21st December 2020, in Aquarius.
Then, another great conjunction will be on 31st October 2040, followed by other conjunctions on 15th March 2080 and 18th September 2100.
Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will be the greatest astrological event of 2020, so we will discuss it detail when analysing 2020 horoscope. For the time being, we remember Dale Cooper’s interpretation of this astrological aspect:
When Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct, there are enormous shifts in power and fortune. Jupiter being expansive in its influence, Saturn, contractive. Conjunction suggests a state of intensification, concentration. What this indicates to me is the potential for explosive change, good and bad.