More relevant to this topic…and something interesting if you are into Chinese metaphysics.
Apparently what western people refer to the Grand Conjunction on 21 Dec 2020, is the completion of a 20 year minor cycle.
One major cycle, yuan (元), is made up of three minor cycles. One major cycle is 60 years. One minor cycle, yun (运), is 20 years. One full cycle is 180 years.
The 60-year major cycle represents the conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury.
I don’t see any point to in speculating how things are change after 21 Dec 2020- they could be worse or they could be better or nothing could happen- but the 2020 happens to be the Chinese gengzi year, which sees all sorts of disastrous events. The Opium War, Boxer Rebellion and Great Famine all happened in the Gengzi Year. And these events all ushered in a new era in Chinese history with significant events shortly after the Gengzi Year ( Treaty of Nanking, Xinhai Revolution, Cultural Revolution).
Of course, what I just described above is more applicable to the Chinese traditional worldview and their interpretation of things to come with the Grand Conjunction may not be something that other cultures would agree with, feel any relevance or want to explore more.
After all, a lot of astrology is culture-bound and interpreted through the lens of particular community with a particular experience.
My question here is that, was there once an experience shared by everybody in the early days of humanity?
Something tells me there was.