Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020
Saturn in Capricorn and Pluto in Capricorn are closing in on each other throughout 2019, finally coming together in a major conjunction on 12th January 2020 at 22 degrees Capricorn. This is a monumental astrological event which will form the foundation for a brand new world. Saturn and Pluto are the coldest, harshest planets. They represent the inexorable cycles of nature and the end of all things, creating restriction and forcing change by sheer necessity. As Saturn and Pluto come closer in 2019, you can feel their influence already. The world is coming of age! No more ignoring what must be done if our world is to survive. And no more ignoring what you need to do in your own life to fix what’s broken. It’s time to grow up, acknowledge your shortcomings and take responsibility for your life!
The Saturn-Pluto cycle lasts 34 years on average. Their last conjunction was in 1982 signalling the birth of global capitalism. The one before that was in 1947 populating the earth with baby boomers! These conjunctions seed a whole new world that grows for a few decades, then comes to a natural ending as the cycle winds down toward the next conjunction. We’re now witnessing the decay of the global trade agreements and international relationships that have kept the world ticking over during the past 30 years or so. The political and corporate authorities have abused their power so much by this point that there is no going back. As the structures that were originally put in place to protect society are rotting away, it’s time to build afresh. The next few years will be all about clearing away what no longer works and building new political, environmental and financial structures in their place that can sustain life.
And if you think it’s all someone else’s fault, think again! We ultimately get the leaders we deserve and it’s time for all of us to grow up in our own lives and take responsibility. What walls have you built around you to keep you safe from failure, or ridicule, or poverty, or disappointment? To protect you from getting hurt in relationship? These walls are now so rotten, they stink! And they are crumbling away… You can no longer blame others for your shortcomings. Nor can you afford to live in those dark dank prison cells. It’s time to grit your teeth and do what needs to be done. It’s not pretty. It's not fun. But needs must. To quote Winston Churchill:
If you're going through hell, keep going.
With the eclipses and Lunar Nodes in Capricorn and Cancer at the very same time, the cosmos is hellbent on getting your attention! Alarm bells are going off everywhere around you and they read: Reform Or Become Extinct! There’s still hope. There’s still time. Remember what Albert Einstein said:
You never fail until you stop trying.
Read on to find out how the Saturn-Pluto conjunction affects you!
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020 and how it affects your star sign
Here is a taste of what Saturn and Pluto coming together in Capricorn mean for your own life and how they affect your star sign. Watch this space!
It’s time to take responsibility for where your life is headed, dear Aries. Are you hiding behind roles and titles? Are you blaming others for your faults? And does your career or chosen life path represent your true goals, your calling? Time to stop pretending. You can no longer keep up appearances as Saturn and Pluto come together at the top of your horoscope. If you have refused to grow up and take responsibility for your own life all these years, your failure to do so can no longer be ignored. It’s time to step up to the plate. If you have abused power, on the other hand, you might be taken down a few pegs at this time. Who do you want to be remembered as? What do you want to make of your life? Time to decide.
What rigid, calcified dogmas are running your life, dear Taurus? What top down beliefs, morals, religions and philosophies have you bought wholesale, only for them to become prison cells? These are now shrivelling into the rotten, meaningless constructs that you now realise they are. Own up to your blinkers, your fear of the unknown. Stop hiding behind your principles. Own your truth! It’s time to take responsibility for your outlook on life and reform your views on the world. International and immigration matters, academia and education, religion and the law, as well as publishing and the media, might have some important lessons to teach you at this time.
You have walled yourself in so badly, dear Gemini, that you’re now suffocating! Have you over-borrowed, financially? Or perhaps, you’ve shut people out for fear of getting hurt and now you wonder why you have no support? It’s time for a total reform of your closest relationships as well as your financial attitude when it comes to money shared. Irresponsible behaviour with other people's money will no longer be tolerated - yours or others'. And if you think others are being stingy with their love or cash think again: what have you done to make them feel like this toward you? How do you shut them out? Or put yourself in their power? It’s time to stop expecting others to break through your defences and take responsibility for your hand in this. A powerful transformation is due, both emotionally and financially.
Your relationships are all out of balance, dear Cancer and it’s time to clear away rotten attitudes and build afresh. If you are in a relationship - or even in an important business partnership - you might feel that your partner has all the power at the moment. This partnership weighs heavily on you. It’s as if they have you in an iron grip! But blaming others is a dead end. Stop that! What’s your hand in the situation? How do you hand over your own power to others? Stop blaming others and take your power back. Romantically, if you’re single, ask yourself why. What is it that you’re so afraid of? It’s time to grow up and understand that relationships are all about give and take. It's about striking a fair contract. Don’t be afraid to meet others half way. And don’t be afraid to ask for your own fair share.
Your daily routine has been unravelling for the past few years and you might have found that your work or your health simply isn’t what it used to be. The buck stops here! It’s time to weed out rotten habits and take responsibility for your own wellbeing! What do you need to do to transform and improve your health? It might not be pretty but you’re out of options by this point. And how about your work? No use hiding behind this or that daily chore, or whatever difficulties in the job market. It’s the little things that can make a huge difference in your life and now more than ever! If you commit to doing what you must each day, you will soon find that your life and health are totally transformed.
Are you letting your inhibitions ruin your life, dear Virgo? Are all your talents, your life force and all the love you have to give, rotting away because you just don’t have the balls to take a risk? If it is fear of rejection that paralyses you, you've reached the end of that road. You’ve imprisoned your heart’s desires for too long and it’s time to break down those walls. It’s follow your heart or die! Seek true love! Make something of your talents! Enjoy sex! If you have children (or even if you don't), they have some important lessons to teach you now. Your heart is suffocating and you need to let fresh life force flow through you. It’s time to own up to your heart’s desires and to not be afraid to take responsibility for your creations. Your kids. Your talents. Your love life. A grey world, without love, without joy, without any form of fun and self-expression, you now see, is the worst of all worlds.
The situation is very difficult at home, dear Libra. You’re growing up fast, coming of age, and any illusions you had about your home, your parents and family are fast falling away. On some level, the Saturn-Pluto transit is about your actual physical home, for instance, any property you hold; an ugly family situation around money; or property you would like to buy but cannot afford. On a deeper level, it’s about a primal fundamental sense of insecurity and shock. Who are you deep inside? Where can you find shelter? Needs must and all this forces you to build an unshakable self-reliance and inner sense of security that nothing can shake - no family betrayal, no property rise or crash. This is the turning point where you decide to take charge of your life. Own your roots and your past. Tackle family problems head on. And take responsibility for yourself.
Your thoughts have become so toxic, dear Scorpio, they're poison. Perhaps, you’re obsessed with an idea and cannot think of anything else? Or maybe negative thoughts have you in their grip? It’s time to clear away rotten bits of grey matter and own up to any harsh words you say to yourself and others. It’s no use letting your worst suspicions run away with you. You cannot control everything in your life and your attempt to do so has left you living in a very small plot indeed. It’s time to knock down your fences and build better structures in their place. Ones that can help you grow in influence. It's time to take responsibility for how you influence the world around you and think grown up thoughts. An important contract, connection or development with your siblings, neighbourhood or school could be the catalyst for change now.
Your financial situation calls for a total reform, dear Sagittarius. It’s ‘do or die’ and you simply cannot keep going they way you have. Maybe you have to face an insidious lack of self worth to make this change? Or maybe you simply have to become more responsible with money? Financial worries have you in an iron grip but this transit is about much more than that. It’s about your strength, your energy and your physical resources. If you’ve been wasting your stamina, eating rubbish foods, poisoning your body or frittering your money and your time away, it’s time for some serious belt-tightening. In more ways than one, in fact. Your very physical survival is at stake here. So is your confidence, your self worth. Time to embrace this fact and do whatever it takes to rebuild your energy stores.
You’ve picked the golden ticket, dear Capricorn, as the Saturn-Pluto conjunction falls in your sign. Have you been on a power trip for most of your life? Or perhaps, you’ve been dutifully carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, not a peep out of you, keeping up appearances while building your defences so sky high that nobody could ever see your face? It’s time for that rotting, crumbling facade to fall away. Time to change your attitude! No use hiding behind necessity - the need to make money or protect your reputation - for your behaviour. Own up to your choices - and your mistakes. The old ways no longer work and you're having an identity crisis. What do you want? Who are you really? And how is your own behaviour responsible for how others treat you? You cannot pass the buck. A new look is in order.
This is a spiritual rite of passage for you, dear Aquarius. If you’ve constructed your life around humanitarian ideals, or within the halls of large institutions, you’ll find these are all fast crumbling down. You might find that entire organisations you once backed are in fact rotten and bankrupt. Worse yet, you might find that while you thought you were acting out of a sense of social responsibility, you were in fact driven by your own psychological hangups, projecting your own demons onto the world, then seeking to banish and control them. It’s time to take a look at what you have been trying to avoid all this time. To shove under the carpet. Examine your unconscious patterns, your worst fears about yourself, and take responsibility for them. This is the only way you can ever actually build a better world. Powerful healing can take place now.
Isn’t it about time you developed a social conscience, dear Pisces? Perhaps you thought you had one, but maybe you were only trying to make friends in powerful places, after all. Seeking strength in numbers. You’ll find that your political ideals, group involvements, friendships and allegiances are on the brink of extinction in fact. No use hiding behind them now. Instead of merely dreaming of a better world, it's time to take responsibility for your own contribution to the community. Saturn and Pluto are here to cull away at your circles until you finally see who your real friends are. And now you want to ask yourself: Do you want to be part of the problem or part of the solution? Let the old ways crumble away and get building for a better world! What is going to be your own unique contribution?