What is the Saturn Pluto Conjunction?
Every so often we have an alignment so special and rare it’s almost like we are forced to stop and take notice. One of these special alignments happens on January 12, 2020 and is the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction.
In astrology, a conjunction is simply the alignment of two planets at the exact same degree of the zodiac. Conjunctions happen all the time, it’s just that some are rarer than others.
On January 12, 2020, both Saturn and Pluto will align at exactly 22 degrees of Capricorn, and although they will only come together once, their energy will create a ripple that will be felt the entire year and beyond.
Saturn and Pluto last aligned in 1982 in the sign of Libra, but this time in 2020, they align in Capricorn, which is something none of us alive today have experienced before or will again.
The rarity of Saturn and Pluto coming together in Capricorn makes it special, and an alignment that all astrologers and those sensitive to the cosmos are going to try and make sense of.
What Can We Expect?
One of the foundational principles of astrology is- as above, so below.
We are all connected to the heavens and the stars, and we can use the energies, formations, and alignments of the planets for clues on what is happening in the world around us and outside of us.
Astrology helps us to understand what vibrations are coursing through the cosmic skies, but how we feel those vibrations and integrate them into our being is entirely up to us, which is why our experience tends to be unique.
Saturn and Pluto aligning is one of those things we will all feel differently and our experience of it will be different too, however there are some important themes that we are likely to see, feel, and observe.
In fact, the energy of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction is something we are likely to see playing out on the world stage because it is such a strong and rare alignment.
When we look to the past to see what unfolded under previous Saturn-Pluto conjunctions, we find world wars, economic collapses, stricter governments, a collapse of establishment in some way, and mass disease.
Saturn and Pluto don’t exactly have the greatest reputations. Saturn is known to be cold, strict, stern, almost like that unforgiving father figure that is never pleased no matter what you do or how much you achieve.
Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth. It wants to destroy things in order to create more power and more freedom. It wants to rise up, strong and powerful like a Phoenix from the ashes, but sometimes the things that rise up can be too domineering or power-hungry for their own good.
Saturn and Pluto are definitely darker planets on the surface, but if we look a little deeper we can see that their darkness serves a higher purpose that bursts forward a new light that is stronger than before.
On higher levels, Saturn is ambitious and knows how to set healthy boundaries in order to find success in life. It is hard-working, persistent, loyal, and will never let you down.
Saturn symbolizes strength and the willpower to go on, even when you are met with challenge after challenge.
Pluto is also the artist of transformation in our lives. It is the alchemy responsible for turning the caterpillar into a butterfly and helping us to transcend the lessons we learn in this life so we can fly higher.
Pluto also represents the highest transformation of them all, and that is the return to the love that we came from and the love that we are.
Whatever these two conjure up for us throughout 2020, it is certain that it will bring strong awakenings that will help to transform and shift us to new waves of consciousness.
A new way is emerging and that is what Saturn and Pluto are working towards.
Themes of the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction
On the highest vibration, Saturn and Pluto aligning would help us to shift to a place of unconditional love, where we would all be able to work hard, remain loyal to our cause, and to find our own definition of success.
We can very much tap into this energy and achieve this for ourselves in 2020 under these energies, but we are likely to see some of the shadow stuff playing out too.
Life is full of duality, and while Saturn and Pluto aligning does have gifts, it can also bring a breakdown and a need to completely reorganize or rebuild things.
Because of the strong Capricorn energy, this is most likely to play out in areas relating to our career, our ambition, and our definition of success.
On a global level, we are likely to see this energy playing out in areas relating to government, banking, and big corporations.
These areas of society are destined to be in the spotlight under this energy resulting in either more power or complete destruction.
More likely than not, we will probably see both of these things happening in different ways and to varying degrees.
Power struggles are also going to be a theme under this alignment.
We are going to be called to stand in our power and claim it back, or we may find ourselves too willing to hand it over to someone we think is going to help or save us.
While it is fine to lean on others for support, there is a real lesson under this alignment of learning to stand in our power from a place of love.
We have all signed up to be here under this special cosmic alignment, and it is a chance for all of us to choose a different way for ourselves and for the generations after us.
The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction for your Sign
Here is how the Saturn-Pluto conjunction will affect each sign. If you know your rising sign, read for that as well!
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be supporting you in your career. This is likely to be a big career year for you and you have so much cosmic support on your side to step into your power and into a new role. You are a leader at heart, so taking charge of your career and the direction you want to head in will feel natural under these energies. Whatever career projects you plant seeds for in 2020 are likely to bring much abundance.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be sending beams of energy your way that will inspire you to find a new sense of independence. You may also desire to travel or explore new endeavors in some way that allow you more freedom. You may find yourself in school or perhaps even teaching in some capacity. This is a year to expand your horizons and to book that overseas trip you have been dreaming about!
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be pressing you to get your finances in order and to learn the skills necessary to create a secure financial future. You may be called to address your relationship with money and how open you are to giving and receiving. There is a spiritual quality to this energy so these lessons with money are likely to tie in with your spiritual path in some way. After all, money is really just another form of energetic “currency”.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be encouraging you to focus on your relationships and how you choose to relate to others. You may have to work on setting some boundaries, or learning when it is safe to open your heart. This energy will be supporting you to rework how you relate and connect with others so you can create deeper and more meaningful relationships. Trust your intuition especially when it comes to the relationships in your life.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be forcing you to look at your schedule and create more time for the things that really matter to you. You will be called to create a healthier work-life balance, and to establish a day to day routine that feels fulfilling. Your overall wellbeing is going to be the focus and anything that is not supporting this in your life is likely to melt away in order to be transformed. 2020 is also a great year to start a new wellness routine of some kind too.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is going to get you thinking about your creativity and where you are not feeling as creatively free as you could be. If there are things blocking you or a feeling of stagnancy or confusion about the road ahead, you may have to take a leap of faith and try something completely new. You will be guided to do away with things that are blocking your progress and keeping you stuck, and your creativity and creative outlets will be an important part of that journey. This energy is also wonderful for romance and building lasting friendships.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is going to bring your attention to your home and family life. When it comes to the home you may find yourself moving or feeling unsettled in your current living situation. Changes will need to be made but they can be small. Sometimes just bringing a fresh energy into your space with some new art or clearing the clutter can be enough. When it comes to your family, you may feel pulled in a few directions or have to be there for someone that needs support. Alternatively, you could be thinking about marriage or children or have to give a lot of attention to these areas.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be guiding you to think about expressing yourself in a deeper, truthful and more thoughtful way. If you have been hiding your true thoughts and feelings or feeling blocked from truly sharing, you may find that 2020 brings a release and heart-opening. This energy will also be supporting you to share your story in some way for there are pearls of wisdom that may prove invaluable to those that hear it. You may also discover a new, more expressive path when it comes to your career.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is going to be pressing you to think about your self-worth and how you want to be spending your time, especially when it comes to your career. You may feel yourself thinking differently about your career path or perhaps feeling like it’s time to make some changes. Money matters may also be on your mind, but this energy will bring a boost of abundance, just be open to receiving it and know you can do anything you set your mind to!
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be in your sign so this is a big year for you! You are going to be shifting and transforming under this energy and will feel yourself rising up to new heights and new levels. This is a year where you will see your hard work pay off and it is also a time where you are likely to discover new strengths, wisdom, and gifts that you possess. While you may feel a rollercoaster of emotions under this energy, you are going to come out shining.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is going to be working in the background of your life and helping to support the endeavors you have been working on. You may have to wait till the end of the year before you can really reap the benefits, but know they are coming! This is a year of hard work but also big rewards. Whatever you put your attention on will thrive, you may just have to be a little patient.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be guiding you to think about your hopes, dreams, and wishes. You may find that what you desire for yourself and your life changes, or you may decide to rework some of your long-held goals and dreams. This energy will also be supporting you to create a strong community. You may feel drawn to join a new club, church, or membership group of some kind. Having strong, supportive people around you will help you to thrive.
Significant Dates to Watch in 2020
There are some significant and important dates to watch in regard to the Saturn-Pluto alignment because Jupiter also gets involved too!
Jupiter expands whatever planet it touches, so this Saturn-Pluto energy will be magnified even more.
1.) January 12th, 2020: Saturn-Pluto Conjunction
This is the day when Saturn and Pluto are perfectly conjunct each other at 22 degrees of Capricorn. This moment represents the start of a new cycle for both Saturn and Pluto which will continue for another 35-38 odd years. The day these two planets conjunct will be a day to watch but also a day where we may receive insights on what we need to break free from in order to claim more of our power.
Wondering if there is some significance to Saturn and Pluto aligning at 22 degrees of Capricorn? There is! You can read more here.
2.) March 29th, 2020: Pluto-Jupiter Conjunction
On this day, Pluto conjuncts or aligns with Jupiter at 24 degrees of Capricorn. Jupiter will expand the energies of Pluto and really amplify what it is we need to transform in our lives and in the world in order to reach that next level of consciousness or evolution. This is also a time where are likely to see news around banking and the economy. On a personal level, we may also be thinking about our own finances at this time.
3.) April 24th- October 4th, 2020: Pluto Retrograde
On April 24, Pluto stations retrograde and will revisit some of the issues it stirred all the way back in October of 2019. If we missed anything the first time around or need further information about anything that unfolded since this time, we are likely to receive it during this retrograde period. Around the time Pluto goes retrograde (April 24) and then direct again (October 4) will be the most significant to watch.
4.) May 11th- September 29th, 2020: Saturn Retrograde
On May 11, Saturn who has now travelled out of Capricorn and into Aquarius stations retrograde. This means that we are also being encouraged to go back and revisit events since around September of 2019 and to gain more insights or information on the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that happened in January. The date Saturn goes retrograde (May 11th), the date Saturn re-enters Capricorn (July 1) and then goes direct again (September 29) will be the most significant dates to watch.
5.) June 30th, 2020: Retrograde Pluto-Retrograde Jupiter Conjunction
On this day, retrograde Jupiter is conjunct retrograde Pluto, stirring themes from March 2020. Whatever themes happened in March may present again in some way in order for us to learn more information or to work through more of the lessons. We will gain new insights and knowledge.
6.) November 12, 2020: Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction
On this day, Jupiter and Pluto conjunct again for the last time. This energy is extremely rare and will help to bring a closure to events that happened in March and June of 2020. Pluto and Jupiter working together may also leave gifts of abundance and help us to claim back our power in some way. They may also change the way we view abundance and money as well.
7.) December 21, 2020: Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction
On this day, Saturn conjuncts Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius. This symbolizes the rebuilding phase and anything that has not been able to withstand the year will get a fresh makeover. Saturn and Jupiter coming together in Aquarius is also a positive omen for technological advancements and a new way of doing things.
Even though these dates carry significance, we are likely not going to be able to fully understand the effects of the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction until 2020 has passed.
This is due to the slow-moving nature of the planets and the fact that very often they are working more on a subconscious level than on a conscious one.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is something that will not only shape 2020 but also the new decade to come, and will guide all of us rebirth in some way.