On January 12th 2020, Saturn is Conjunct Pluto. Saturn-Pluto met last time 37 years ago, in November 1982 so we haven’t witnessed these energies for a looong time.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is in Capricorn. We have “Saturn” + “Pluto” in “Capricorn”
Saturn is about rules, structure, frameworks, responsibility and maturity.
Pluto transits bring profound transformation. Pluto eliminates anything that is toxic, outdated and what can no longer sustain growth.
Capricorn is the sign of institutions, role models, politics, and how society “works”.
Therefore, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction will bring a profound restructuring of the existing systems and structures, so we can find better rules, better systems and better governing institutions.
“Governing institutions” goes beyond politics. YOU are a governing institution. Your life is a governing institution. Anything that requires planning, structure and an operating model is a governing institution.
All the rules, customs, laws and principles anchored in the past and that can no longer sustain life will have to die, to allow new rules, customs, laws and principles to emerge.
But, “we’ve always done it this way”? Pluto doesn’t care about how things “used” to work. Pluto cares about what works right now, and if something is corrupted, outdated, or broken it will be eliminated. No negotiations, no excuses, no patting on the shoulder.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact on January 12th 2020, but you will feel its influence the whole year, since Saturn will be close to Pluto most of 2020, until it will eventually leave Capricorn and move into Aquarius in December 2020.
And it’s not only 2020. Any planetary conjunction marks the beginning of a new cycle. Since the next Saturn-Pluto conjunction will occur in 2053, the events that will be initiated around this 2020 Saturn-Pluto conjunction will further develop in the next 33 years. We now have the power to create a future that spans through the next 3 decades of our lives.
Unless you hid in a cave or turned off the news (which is not such a bad idea, actually), you know that the world seemed to have gone crazy lately. We have:
- WW3 threats
- Devastating fires in Australia
- Earthquakes in Puerto Rico
- Brexit in the UK
- Political unrest (impeachment, etc.) in the US
- Strikes in France, etc.
Not of the same magnitude, but still relevant in the context of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, we had recent developments in British royalty.
Prince Harry and his wife Meaghan have decided to step back from Royalty (the British Royalty is a highly Capricorn institution) and become financially independent.
This movement is unprecedented in a highly hierarchical institution like the British Royalty, but it makes absolute sense in the context of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.
The Golden Globe ceremony (again, the Golden Globe, as well as the Oscars and Hollywood are Capricorn “institutions”) has featured presenter Ricky Gervais criticizing the Hollywood elite for being hypocritical.
He said “If you win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public”.
The Hollywood stars are role-models and have the power to influence the public with their views. Capricorn rules role-models. In the midst of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, we have to pay attention to which public figures we follow and choose as our role models more carefully.
And these are just the headlines in the news. The world is boiling even if not everything happening does not hit the news. In fact, since we have a Pluto conjunction, it is veeeery likely that what we’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg.
There’s a LOT going on in the depths of the ocean. This is NOT the type of transit where you just sit and wait until it passes. Pluto will ask you to dig deep, as deep as necessary, and to reform what needs to be reformed in your life.
How will Saturn conjunct Pluto influence you personally?
This is not an easy question to answer, because your chart is unique. It depends on what your “relationship” with Saturn and Pluto is aka what role do they play in your chart.
That’s why in December 2019 I created a special program called “RESILIENCE” to help students discover by themselves what Saturn and Pluto want from them, according to the particular details of their natal charts.
Because I received quite a few emails from people asking to enroll in the program, I decided to re-open the registration for the next 48 hours only.
In case you missed the announcement, last December we launched a special program about the Saturn-Pluto conjunction called “RESILIENCE”, and we had almost 300 people joining in.
The course was a great success and since it helped so many people have major “aha” moments about their lives, it makes sense to give everyone a 2nd chance to join in.
RESILIENCE is relevant for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in 2020 and beyond. We have a special module about Saturn and the role Saturn plays in your chart, then a special module about Pluto and the role Pluto plays in your chart, and then a special module about the Saturn-Pluto conjunction – how it will influence you and how to make the best out of it.
In the “Saturn And You” module for example, we talk about Saturn’s 7-stage development process (there are 7 stages of Saturn “mastery”, and most people – although not all – get stuck between stage 3 and 4).
You will then look at your Saturn aspects with other planets to see how “embedded” Saturn is in your chart. Based on these aspects you will then calculate your “Saturn strength” which is a number of points from 0 to 50.
You will then analyze your past Saturn transits, to find out what common themes Saturn brings in your life. You will then learn which houses Saturn rules in your natal chart – this will give you additional insight into the particular role Saturn plays in your chart.
Only after you analyze Saturn from all these angles, you move to Pluto. And then only once you fully understand the particular role Saturn and Pluto play in your chart, only once you understand what Saturn and Pluto want from you in particular, can you proceed to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction (and the upcoming Saturn-Pluto cycle).
That’s why forecasts for your Sun sign and even your ascendant sign will not give you a clear picture of what to expect. But if you want to get into the details and “get your hands dirty” (spoiler alert – this is what Saturn and Pluto want from you anyway) then enroll in “RESILIENCE”.
It won’t be easy, but if you do the work, if you complete the assignments, you will get deep insights not only about Saturn and Pluto … but about who you really are and about the work you’ve been called to master.
Saturn and Pluto are tricky planets to work with, but no work will eventually be more rewarding than the Saturn and Pluto work. Because if you learn how to work with Saturn and Pluto, nothing else will break you. Ever. You will become RESILIENT.
If you are a beginner you will get step-by-step instructions on how to apply the information in the program to your chart. We also have amazing support if you get stuck.
If you are an intermediate or advanced astrology student, the program will help you delve even deeper into your natal chart, and look at it from completely different perspectives.
There is only one requirement for the course: the willingness to do the work (be open-minded, apply the concepts, watch the videos twice if necessary, ask questions when you get stuck, and complete the course assignments).
The course is called “RESILIENCE” after all. If you just want to listen to some videos or to have someone do a reading for you, this is NOT your program. But if you want to do the Saturn and Pluto work, RESILIENCE is exactly what you need.
We also added a bonus lecture “Dealing with difficult transits” – the content in this bonus goes beyond Saturn and Pluto – we cover difficult transits in general, so you can use the information in the bonus lecture to navigate all your future difficult transits.
The registration for RESILIENCE is open for 48 hours and is the absolute last opportunity for you to be part of this program.
You can register here: