Take it apart and then reassemble it! Karmic Saturn and alchemical Pluto will come together for a rare celestial summit, kicking off the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction.
Saturn and Pluto have been very close since December 6, 2019. Every 33 to 38 years, this powerful planetary pair aligns in the sky. The conjunction of Saturn and Pluto is in Capricorn (at 22o46′), the sign that governs the business, government, and the economy.
A conjunction between the two planets is like a “ripping-it-down-to-the-studs” experience for stargazers.
The impact of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction throughout history
The Reformation’s Fury
According to the My Today’s Horoscope website, in Capricorn, Saturn and Pluto last came into contact in January 1518. Martin Luther, a German monk, published his 95 Theses in October 1517. The “Dancing Plague” that struck Strasbourg, France, also occurred in the same year.
Despite how unbelievable it may sound, this has actually happened. Was this obsessive “possession” pulled out of Pluto’s transgressive vault by karmic Saturn? Or was the sublimated “fight-or-flight” reaction danced into existence by a long-suffering French community in response to the overwhelming forces of social repression, disease, and poverty in the 16th century? Unknown forces have the potential to emerge from the depths when Saturn exerts pressure on Pluto.
Saturn’s Saturn in Capricorn means you might run into a wall if you’re fixated on one thing too much. A wake-up call for preventing breakdown and “dis-ease” was delivered on January 12. Less is often more, and losing your health is never worth the cost.
Transatlantic Slave Trade’s Growth
Saturn and Pluto joined in the sign of the Sea Goat in 1518, giving the transatlantic slave trade, which had been in existence since the 15th century, a sinister turn. King Charles I of Spain signed a significant charter with Portuguese traders that year allowing Spain to send slave ships from Africa directly to the Americas.
An estimated 2.5 million African slaves were transported to the developing New World between 1525 and 1866. This time period highlights the evilest aspects of Pluto and Saturn, and where Capricorn profiteering sank to a depraved low. It sparked a brutal new era of African slavery and set the stage for systemic racial conflict.
The Prediction for the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn
Saturn and Pluto last aligned in Libra in 1982. The first company to privately own a prison, CoreCivic, was founded soon after. A self-reflection “fallow” period in January might be necessary for self-acceptance and introspection.
People on all sides of the socio political spectrum may justify extreme ideologies and behaviors that, in some ways, are identical to those of our “enemies”. The best way to fulfill any genuine obligation to oneself and the community as 2024 approaches is to refrain from taking malicious revenge.
Energy efficiency and renewable sources
Capricorn is the oldest of the three earth signs in the zodiac. It is responsible for looking after our natural resources, such as the slowly expanding (Saturnian) forests that eventually claim and become part of Pluto’s vast storage facilities. The current era of widespread use of fossil fuels is dubbed the “Petroleum Age”.
The threat of economic decline is one that could very well affect the world economy. Many industries are compelled to adopt more expensive production practices in order to comply with “sustainable” regulations. Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term “black swan event” to describe a random event.
Financial Literacy is Encouraged by the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction forces us to acquire new levels of financial literacy. Saturn and Pluto are the fundamental drivers of debt as financial instrument. We might do well to “follow the money” and discover how our financial system got to be this confusing maze.
Rice University researchers announced a breakthrough in 2019 that allows for the conversion of pure liquid fuel from carbon dioxide (CO2) using clean electricity.
Environmentalists are pulling plastic from the world’s vast and uncharted oceans. The most troublesome of the plastic debris is turning out to be microfibers from washing our outdoor adventure clothing, like those found in Patagonia gear.
A Look at the Pioneers
Venezuela is experiencing a shortage of food, medicine, and energy under the rule of Nicolás Maduro. More than 4 million people have fled Venezuela as the world’s superpowers compete for its oil. The second-largest refugee crisis (behind Syria) is outpacing the supply of international aid.
A Capricorn, Greta Thunberg, is a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist. She led the Global Climate Strike in September 2019, a day of global marches. Denmark has set a goal of having 30% of its energy come from renewable sources by 2020.
Saturn and Pluto’s meetings have frequently coincided with changes in the state of the world economy. The Saturn-Pluto unions of 1914–15 coincided with the outbreak of World War I. To promote international fiscal cooperation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was founded in 1947.
The U.S. Federal Reserve was established on November 16, 1914. Saturn and Pluto (both retrograde) converged at 1o Cancer. Prior to that, the Financial Panic of 1914 shook the world. Almost all stock exchanges around the world were closed for a period of six weeks.
On November 8, 1982, the Information Age began to emerge across the blazing screens of the Commodore 64. January is ruled by Capricorn, the sign for computing and computers. Jeff Bezos will mark his birthday on January 13, the day following the Pluto-Saturn conjunction in 2020.
New forms of money and economic models are inspired by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction
Saturn may highlight the precarious balance between personal gain and the common good. Something may have to “die” under the influence of the conjunction for a new system to be created.
The decentralized might become centralized. Every bank in the world is working hard to develop blockchain-based payment interfaces. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to win regulation for his proposed digital currency, dubbed “Libra”.
Pluto’s arrival has led to the creation of new financial models, such as the (bit)coin and the “gift economy”.
A Patriarchal System Challenge
The Capricorn-ruled patriarchy will probably fall into the sights of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Women are becoming more prominent in business and government. Christine Lagarde is expected to become the first woman to lead the European Central Bank. In 2020, we might anticipate more changes to our governing bodies.
The expansion of laws that recognize the non-binary population may undergo new developments in 2020. States and businesses in the US are increasingly allowing people to designate their gender as “X” on their IDs and driver’s licenses. The stars indicate that gender non-conformity will continue to gain public acceptance.
A Removal of the Social Mask
Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn, a sign that values “keeping up appearances”. Situations may force us to be honest as intense Pluto body-checks Saturn. Feelings you swore you’d never express could erupt in a lava-spewing eruption like a volcano.
Are you strong enough to overcome the challenge without falling victim to “fake news” or groupthink? According to Capricorn journalist Maureen Dowd, “the minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less (and) settle for a lot”.