The Astrology of April 2020 – Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

April 2020 is by no means less intense than March. The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is the highlight of the month – especially since Pluto is also stationing retrograde this month. 

April will bring an energetic shift. If in March, the Capricorn stellium felt confining, heavy and restrictive, in April, the energy becomes more rebellious.

Uranus, the planet of freedom, makes a record number of aspects in April, including a conjunction with the New Moon.

One thing for sure – in April we want more freedom, but it’s up to Saturn (which is currently applying a square to Uranus) whether we get it or not.


Let’s have a look at the most important aspects of the month. 

April 3rd, 2020 – Venus Enters Gemini

On April 3rd, 2020 Venus enters Gemini and it is here for a loooong stay, until August 8th!

Venus usually spends one month in a sign, but because of the upcoming retrograde in May, Venus will spend 3 months in Gemini.

If you have planets or angles in Gemini, this transit speaks to you directly, so you want to pay special attention to it. 

April 4th, 2020 – Mercury Conjunct Neptune

On April 4th, 2020 Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 19° Pisces. Mercury conjunct Neptune can be either really really confusing, or really really enlightening.

You may discover that something you believed to be true is not that “true” anymore – OR you will finally be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make sense of something that you couldn’t have figured out otherwise. 

April 4th, 2020 – Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

On April 4th, 2020 we have one of the most important astrological events of the year: Jupiter conjunct Pluto.

If you read my previous posts, you know I associate the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction with the current pandemic. Of course, Jupiter-Pluto is the trigger of an already “heavy” astrological lineup, the most notable configurations being the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, and the outer-planet stellium in Capricorn. 

This is just the first conjunction in a series of three. We will only be “done” with this transit by November.

We are already witnessing some of the more “positive” manifestations of the transit, such as the economic stimulus packages that various governments have announced.

But we will reap the true benefits of this transit most likely at the time of the final conjunction, in November. 

April 7/8th, 2020 – Full Moon in Libra

On April 7th, 2020 we have a Full Moon at 18° Libra. The Full Moon is square Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, and also features an explosive square between Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus.

This is a tense, confrontational Full Moon that will bring issues to the surface, not for the sake of conflict (the Full Moon is in Libra), but to find solutions and to fix what needs fixing. 

April 11th, 2020 – Mercury enters Aries

On April 11th, 2020 Mercury enters Aries. This is the first real good news of the month. Mercury has spent an unusually long time in Pisces, due to the retrograde, creating lots of confusion and anxiety.

Mercury in Aries will bring much-needed clarity and intellectual firepower. The focus is now on finding solutions, not fault. 

April 14/15th, 2020 – Sun Square Pluto And Jupiter

On April 14th, Sun squares Pluto and one day later, Sun squares Jupiter.

This transit will further trigger the already intense Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. Time to ask yourself: “What does all this mean for me?”.

There is a lesson for everyone, and this is a good time to make adjustments and refinements to your plan of action. It may sound like a platitude, but in every crisis, there is an opportunity. Time to find out what that is. 

April 19th, 2020 – Sun Enters Taurus

On April 19th, 2020 the Sun enters Taurus. Except for the 1st week, when Sun squares Mars and Saturn, and conjuncts Uranus, the rest of the transit is smooth sailing.

The grounding nature of Taurus may be exactly what we need during these turbulent times. 

April 22nd, 2020 – New Moon In Taurus

On April 22nd, 2020 we have a New Moon at 3° Taurus. The New Moon is tightly conjunct Uranus at 6° Taurus and, you guessed, is square Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn.

There seem to be Jupiter and Pluto squares everywhere. One thing is for sure, we cannot “escape” the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. We HAVE to deal with it. 

On April 25th, 2020 – Pluto Goes Retrograde

On April 25th, 2020 Pluto goes retrograde. This is bad news and good news.

The bad news is that a Pluto station is when Pluto is the most powerful. And Pluto is really powerful.

The good news is that a change in direction means that Pluto is now ready to find a solution to the mess he has created. 

April 25/26th, 2020 – Mercury Square Pluto And Jupiter

On April 25th-26th, Mercury squares Pluto and Jupiter at 24-25° Capricorn.

Have you had “enough” of Jupiter and Pluto squares? Mercury doesn’t think so. There is more to be processed, there is more to be understood, and you’re now ready to take it all in. 

April 26th, 2020 – Sun Conjunct Uranus

On April 26th, 2020, the Sun will conjunct Uranus at 6° Taurus. This aspect screams “freedom”. It can manifest in very literal ways – for example as a refusal of quarantine or any type of confinement OR in a more figurative way.

Uranus is the planet of enlightenment. You may find a sense of freedom that goes beyond the material limitations of Saturn.  


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2 thoughts on “The Astrology of April 2020 – Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

  1. Uranus has been hovering around my Midheaven for so long, and this coming new moon is right on it! Plus all of the big conjunctions have been rolling over my moon at 24 Capricorn. I’m not sure how to even make sense of it all, but oh, has it been intense…Is Uranus on Midheaven about a change in a person’s mission in life?

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