Nurturance, Discipline and Breaking from the Past: The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn and a Cancerian Lunar Eclipse


Happy New Year! At the start of this fateful period, Mercury and Jupiter meet up in early degrees Capricorn, while Mars finally moves into Sagittarius on the 3rd of January. This is a time to be open to inspiration and to think big. We are welcoming in a new year, a new decade and a new paradigm. This featurers a shift from the weighty, materialistic 3D earth element to the more ethereal and egalitarian air.


A month ago Jupiter joined Pluto, Saturn and the South Node of the Moon in Capricorn for a one year residency, to help ensure that our faith and trust moving into the future is based more squarely in reality. An especially powerful lunar eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer immediately precedes the impending Saturn-Pluto conjunction. It occurs at 5:21 am on the 11th of January with the opposiional Sun a mere six minutes away from trickster Mercury, all within three degrees of the now closely placed Saturn and Pluto. The dwarf planet Ceres, representing control over one’s life, is also closely lined up with Pluto and Saturn at this time, while Jupiter and the South Node are sharing the ninth degree of Capricorn. We have not seen such a powerful stellium in Capricorn in many centuries. This is a visually unspectacular penumbral lunar eclipse which will nevertheless pack quite a punch and be a particularly emotional time.


Then on the 12th of January both Uranus the Great Awakener and Eris, the Goddess of Discord, station to go direct intensifying their eruptive energy symbolic of sudden change.


As mentioned previously, the 13th of January 2020 marks the beginning of the structural transformation of a new Saturn–Pluto cycle. While we can expect powerful and turbulent outer events around this period, this is representative of a much needed balancing of accounts with rewards linked to individual responsibility, reminding us of  the constant give and take between society and the individual. The close proximity of each planet’s South Node to the meeting adds gravity to a powerful and particularly karmic historic moment. Thankfully Jupiter joining up with the South Node of the Moon contributes a sense of hope. While this cycle is bound to stimulate significant geopolitical dynamics that will affect the distribution of power in many structures on a global scale, with such a slow moving cycle we may not experience instanteous change. This is surely a time of breaking from the past, while higlighting the Saturn-Pluto urge toward total rebirth and transformation which can lead to a deepter sense of inner security and a compelling need to understand one’s priorities, desires and motivation at an extremely deep level.