Here’s a photo of the MGM Grand: my home-away-from-home. I don’t believe that there is anywhere else in the world that I have spent more nights other than my own bedroom. Unfortunately, I don’t know if I’ll be going back there any time soon. The MAGA crowd seems to be eager to make America a place only an idiot would visit. Most tourists don’t choose to book vacations to places where self-appointed militia men are praised for killing people on the streets.
But I digress! I came here to discuss the Grand Conjunction of 2021. Or is it the Great Conjunction of 2021? Who knows?
I’ve been calling it the Grand Conjunction, but yesterday when I Googled the phrase, the other name popped up in the sidebar directing me to the Wikipedia article describing the event. Curiously, one of the astrologers I follow on social media had her “Grand Conjunction” post pop up first in the search results. As I scrolled down from there, I found that both terms were used interchangeably.
But that makes me wonder how the once-every-twenty-year phenomenon of Jupiter catching up with Saturn ended up with two different names to describe it?
I could go looking a little more deeply into this issue, but I’m afraid that I’ll discover that using “Grand” is wrong, and the word “Great” is right. Frankly, America has ruined the word “great” for me, so I’m happy that I was already fond of the alternative.
What are you going to call it?