I have briefly mentioned the major astrological aspect that is going to take place in January 2020 over the last few months, but I thought this big event needed its own blog post so that individuals can start to understand and recognize the signs of the shift that is upon us.

So, what exactly is going on?

On January 12, 2020, the planets of Saturn and Pluto will appear as if they are right on top of each other in the sky. This will take place in the location of Capricorn in the zodiac. Conjunctions happen all the time with planets (aka this is what the New Moon you experience every month is about – a sun/moon conjunction), so why are people (including me) talking so much about this event?

First, it is not something that happens monthly, but something that is decades in the making. The last Saturn/Pluto conjunction happened in the 1980s. This website has a good analysis of what has happened in the past during Saturn/Pluto conjunctions.

Saturn and Pluto, in general, are considered “malefic” planets – basically, in astrological terms, this means planets that bring “bad” things (I don’t ascribe to the good/bad duality, but I will use these terms to make this description more understandable). 

Saturn is considered the planet of restriction – its location usually indicates a point in your life where things may take awhile to manifest or may not happen how you would like them to.

Now, Pluto is all about destruction. Wherever it hits it tends to break things down and cause destruction. In your chart it is usually a location where you will see things turn out differently than you expected and could cause you some feelings of devastation.

Okay – now imagine combining both this Saturn and Pluto energy at one point.

And that point is in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn rules structures – think business, government, financial institutions.  Capricorn is like the grown up businessman in the zodiac.

Basically, what we have is:

Saturn + Pluto + Capricorn = a time of destruction of our systems

For those knowledgable in Tarot, this point in time is just like the Tower card – an image of a tower being struck by lighting and people flying out of it.

Okay, so I hope I haven’t scared you too much, because, really, this is nothing to be afraid of. Instead, we should welcome this like we do the tower card as a time that sets us up for transformation and a period of change. Guess what card comes after the Tower card…the Star – a card of hope and light.

Practically, what does this look like? This period of time is an opportunity for there to be a change in our organizational structure and how we view the world we live in. It may seem scary when long standing systems of organization that have stood for years or centuries start to crumble – but this must happen for there to be an opportunity to rebuild “bigger and better” – or more in line with spiritual principles.

Another thing you should be aware of is that astrology is not a precise science, instead it shows an energetic force that flows and peaks at certain points. This means that we are already seeing the effects of this Saturn/Pluto conjunction and will likely continue to see them for a year or so after as well. 

Some of the more blatant representations of this Saturn/Pluto conjunction are the #metoo movement – showing that systematic harassment of individuals and calling it into the light. Many individuals and organizations have been tumbled because of this movement.

You will also see more subtle representations of this taking place. Last week I talked about gender fluidity and its emergence and this will continue to take place and grow stronger as the duality system starts to crumble.

Basically, even though this Saturn/Pluto conjunction may seem scary, it is actually something for us to look forward to and see as an opportunity for change. Change can be scary but it is a fact of life. 

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction? Are you ready for it? Are you trembling in your boots?

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