For months now, Saturn and Pluto have been playing tag in Capricorn. Their conjunction becomes exact on January 12, at 11:59 PM, when they meet up at 22 degrees and 46 minutes Capricorn. Actually, they technically have been conjunct since late December 2019, when they were only a degree or two apart. If you Google Saturn-Pluto conjunction, you’ll find all sort of links with dire predictions.
These predictions are due to what the two planets represent. Saturn governs authority, discipline and responsibility, the status quo, the existing structures of government, society, reality, Pluto rules death, destruction, decay, reincarnation, sex, life after death, regeneration, and profound and permanent change. Pluto’s energy is always intense.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, practical, focused, grounded. Capricorn gets things done. So when Saturn and Pluto come together in this particular sign, we can see government structures and societal norms crumble, as they’ve been doing for the last three years, but mostly notably in the last year. Presumably, what crumbles will be rebuilt from the ashes.
The last time this conjunction occurred, in 1982-1983, the two planets were in cardinal air sign Libra, with the conjunction exact in November 1982 and for parts of 1983. Google historical events for these periods. It will give you some insight into how global events play out with this conjunction.
Right now, we see can see how this is unfolding in the U.S. – the impeachment hearings, then the impeachment of trump by the house, making him only the third president in history to be impeached. There supposedly will be a trial in the senate, where trump is expected to be acquitted unless republican senators suddenly developed a moral compass. If he’s not impeached and if he’s elected to a second term, we can expect more breakdown of norms within government and society.
However, trump’s flagrant dismissal of congress and laws, his constant stream of lies, and the assassination of Iranian military leader Soleimani, that may lead to war with that country, may be his undoing. Saturn and Pluto are both karmic planets.
These astrological cycles impact us globally and personally. How will this conjunction play out for you? If you’re old enough, look back to 1982-1983 for what was going on in your life then.
For me, this period was great. In the fall of 1981, I started teaching English to Cuban refugees through a government program at Florida International University in Miami. It took us three months to find a site for the Fort Lauderdale center because there was considerable animosity toward refugees and fear of them. (Sound familiar?) In November of 1981, I met Rob, then a reporter who had come to the center to find out if the refugees were learning English. By April 1982, we were living together. In July 1983, we got married. By the fall of 1984, we were full-time writers.