Jewish Astrology in The Aquarian Age
An International Conference of Academics, Scholars and Mystics
December 21, 2020, the Winter Solstice,
and the day of the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in the Sign of Aquarius, for the first time since 1405.
Cost: $26 for all-conference day pass, including access to all session recordings
Register at https://aquarianminyan.com/astrology
The periodic conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn hold a special place in the history of Jewish astrological thought. The three conjunction cycles of 20, 240, and 960 years which take place within elemental triplicities were viewed as portents of political and social change, the emergence of a new dynasty, nation, or a great prophet. This “Great Conjunction” was the focus of Jewish messianic speculation from the earliest contacts with its origins in third century Sassanian Persia through Abu Ma’ashar, the medieval commentators such as Abraham Bar Hiyya, Abraham Ibn Ezra, and others.
Jupiter and Saturn make a conjunction in the zodiac sign of Aquarius on December 21, 2020. This marks the first time the conjunction has been in Aquarius since the year 1405. This is significant because of the special relationship of both the planet Saturn and the constellation of Aquarius to the Jewish people.
This online conference examines the implications of this celestial event in light of current terrestrial realities, and how this might be understood in terms of the Jewish esoteric tradition, Jewish history, and messianic thought. We’ve invited academic, scholarly, and lay mystic participation around this subject. Our hope is to bring scholars and mystics together on common ground to explore a subject with multiple layers of historical, symbolic, existential, and prophetic meaning.
Schedule (all times Pacific times)
Welcome and Introduction to Jewish Astrology
Invocation and Blessing
- Rabbi T'mimah Audrey Ickovits
10am Pacific Time
Panel Discussion: Astrology in the Sefer Yetzirah
- · Rabbi Jill Hammer
- · Piergabriele Mancuso
- · Marla Segol
- · Rabbi T’mimah Audrey Ickovitz
12 Noon Pacific Time
Keynote: Ibn Ezra’s Jewish Astrology and the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Jewish Thought
- · Meira Epstein
2pm Pacific Time
Panel: The Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Jewish Messianic Thought & The Dark Side of the Aquarian Age
- · Lorelai Kude
- · Rabbi Jonathan Seidel PhD
- · Special Guests TBA