If you Google Saturn Pluto conjunction, one of the biggies for 2020, you’ll find all sorts of dire and terrible predictions that range from a breakdown in government, the destruction of old foundations, customs, laws, economic transitions, hardship, loss, all yuck.
These interpretations are derived from the natures of these two planets. Saturn represents structures, self-discipline, responsibility, and karma – a word I really dislike. Pluto governs profound and permanent change, regeneration, obsession, destruction, and power. This conjunction occurs in earth-sign Capricorn, which rules – among other things – government, structures, the status quo.
These two planets have been approaching an exact conjunction since late January 2019, when they were just seven degrees apart. It’s like a game of tag with these two. Gonna catch you, Saturn cackles, then it turns retrogrades and appears to go backward relative to Earth. But during the second week of January 2020, the conjunction becomes exact. This also coincidences with the first eclipse of 2020, a lunar eclipse in Cancer on January 10.
Given all these dire predictions, I went back through the years when this conjunction had occurred before and looked at the events of my own life to get a sense of how this conjunction might play out on a personal level. The last time was 1982, when Saturn and Pluto conjuncted in Libra. Look back through your life to 1982. What events occurred? Rob and I met on November 19, 1981, when the two planets were seven degrees apart. By the spring of 1982, we were living together and in the summer of 1983, when Saturn and Pluto were just one degree apart, we got married.
The difference this time is that the conjunction is in Capricorn. This conjunction should be quite favorable for earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn or if you have a rising, moon, or another planet in one of those signs. It should also be favorable for water signs Scorpio and Pisces, (Sun, moon, rising or other planets) but will be challenging for sun sign Cancer and for any planets you have in Cancer because the conjunction will be opposite your sign.
The exact conjunction is on January 12.
Up there in the 10th house, there are 4 planets in Capricorn. Going from left to right, we have Mercury at 23 degrees Capricorn, then Saturn and Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn, and the sun at 21 Cap. All technically conjunct. And in the 9th house, we have lucky Jupiter at 9 degrees Cap. So, half the zodiac in Capricorn. This means: Keeps things practical, stay focused, plan ahead, have clear goals.
On a larger scale – in politics, government, international news – things may be particularly bizarre. On or around this date is when we could see the complete breakdown of old structures. We’re already seeing some of that in foreign policy and the impeachment hearings.