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This post has a lot of information in it. I have done my best not to get too deep with but I won’t guarantee that you won’t shake your head a few time trying to understand it all. Take your time and maybe even take notes, or just toss it to the curb.
When Saturn entered Capricorn on Dec. 20-21, 2017, the Sun was only minutes behind him. We call this closeness a conjunction. This conjunction added Saturn’s power and characteristics to the Winter Solstice.
Capricorn is an earth sign. Earth signs are pleasant, welcoming, co-operative, and generous. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn. In ancient time he was also listed as ruler of Aquarius. Then Uranus was discovered and he was designated ruler of Aquarius. As an Aquarian myself, I notice the influence of both planets on me. However, I find Uranus more to my personal liking than Saturn. I’ve always had a fear or authority. It is so much bigger than me. A trip to the government offices downtown, use to make my knees buckle. I’m glad this fright has lessened with time and age.
Saturn represents the Father, the founder of civilizations, and social order. The planet’s rings represent human limitations, restrictions, and boundaries. I often refer to him as “the head of the Dept. of rules and Regulations”. He is known to block our actions or progress at times. Like most parents, he does not want us to act out or be irresponsible.
Saturn is associated with achievement, concentration, precision, career, stability, dedication, lessons learned, productivity, limits, control, virtue, traditions, structures, and all forms of authority. He is also concerned with ethics and shows us what we fear so we will know what we need the most. Saturn can be sad, morose, and emotionally cold. He is known as the great malefic and bringer of bad luck, and karma. Through Saturn, we reap what we sow.
Like all signs and planets, Saturn rules parts of the body such as the right ear, spleen, bladder, phlegm, and bones (structure). Saturn also rules the tenth house of social status. Naturally, this is the house of career and how we are seen, how we see the world around us, and how we operate in society. Saturn can give us a cover or mask and suppress our identity so we look good to the world, or is this just an illusion? Saturday and Kronos, the lord of time are named for Saturn.
Capricorn shares all these qualities with Saturn and brings his own characteristics to the table. Capricorn’s best qualities are practicality, ambition, wisdom, discipline, patience, and a certain amount of caution. There can sometimes be too much caution as his negative characteristics of pessimism, stubbornness, and self-centeredness take over. Capricorn can also be moody, somewhat shy, stubborn, and detached. All these are the characteristics we will be dealing with in the next 2.5 years. It is sure to be wild ride especially as Saturn nears the end of his Capricorn transit in 2020.
Saturn is not the only planet traveling through Capricorn. Pluto has been transiting this sign since late 2008 and will remain there until 2023. In December of 2019, these two planets will welcome Jupiter’s entrance to the sign. About mid-February these three will conjunct for close to a month. The conjunction of these three planets has not happened in millennium.
To better illustrate the importance of this I need to point out that all planets take different amounts of time to orbit the Sun. For example, the Earth takes one year or 365 days. Mercury takes 88 days, Venus takes 225 days, and Mars takes 687. The outer planets all take varying lengths of time too.
Pluto’s orbit is the longest at 250 yrs. This means Pluto has been transiting Capricorn ever since this country was founded. And he won’t change signs again until March of 2023. This is when Pluto finally moves into Aquarius. Many astrologers say this will put us fully into the “age of Aquarius” and we begin a new cycle of 250 years.
As the planets move through their orbits, they form the various aspects or angles to each other that astrologers love to report on. Each aspect holds its own energy which in turn influences the energy of the planets that form the aspect. If you think this is mind boggling…..wait for it. I’m leading up to something really mind-blowing. But first I need to bring Jupiter into the discussion more.
Last fall, we dealt with a lot of Scorpio energy. We are still experiencing Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio. For good or bad, Jupiter knows no restraint or moderation. He is the planet of expansion and loves to give us more of everything, good, bad, or indifferent. He is often called “the great benefic”.
Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio represents intense desire and going deep into the psyche to heal and discover what really matters to us. For the duration of this transit, or until November 8, 2018, we will need to be mindful of what is “too much” of something. Sometimes “too much” can be a bad thing. Be careful what you ask for, as they say.
After Jupiter leaves Scorpio, he will transit his home sign of Sagittarius for a couple of years. After that, he moves into Capricorn where he joins and conjuncts Pluto and Saturn until Saturn moves into Aquarius on March 23, 2020. For about four months we will have a powerhouse of energy in Capricorn. The first two weeks of January 2020 will bring us a stellium in Capricorn of five planets. Just add in the Sun and Mercury to the mix of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter. Now, this is a whole lot of Capricorn energy!
Perhaps the good news here is that this is also when Saturn is getting close to leaving Capricorn. But before he moves on, there will be an amazing conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter.
The conjunction will begin about mid-February and continue to until Saturn changes signs. This particular powerhouse has not been seen in 2200 years. That’s right! It has been two thousand, two hundred years since all three of these planets have been conjunct in Capricorn! This is monumental!
This is conjunction is HUGE! It represents a big ending, a big break up or falling apart. This will be a VERY transformative conjunction.
Saturn and Pluto meet up far more frequently than every 2200 years. Their cycle is actually between 33 and 38 years. But to be conjunct and with Jupiter in the mix, well, that is the rare part. As I continue with this, I am going to focus more on Saturn and Pluto because they actually begin their conjunction on January 12, 2020. Plus, we already know that Jupiter is going to expand whatever they do and he doesn’t join the mix for over a month.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction will affect the entire globe. It represents a huge shift in power worldwide. There is no telling if this will power will operate in behind the scenes or out in plain sight. From a spiritual standpoint, this the premier test of ethics and morality for those that hold the power.
When going back to view past Saturn-Pluto conjunctions we will find that one occurred in October or 1914. This was the beginning of WW I. Another one occurred in 1947. This one dealt with the division of Pakistan and India, Israel’s independence, followed by Ireland’s in 1948. The 1982 conjunction brought on worldwide economic collapse and led to the downfall of the Soviet bloc. Shortly following, in 1983, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted.
The conjunction in 2020 is thought to have an extremely strong influence on the world. This is not limited to political or geopolitical influences but this is also likely to influence natural disasters. I would expect to see earthquakes and volcanoes. Who knows how this could affect the summer’s hurricanes?
However, long before this, I feel like we will be seeing more earth related natural disasters like quakes and volcanoes. This coming May 15, 2018, Uranus will enter the sign of Taurus. This is an earth sign. Uranus is unpredictable. He rules weather, surprise, the unexpected, sudden change, and electricity. You can see how this could lead to all sorts of interesting natural or earth related events.
Uranus’s rule is not all gloom and doom. He also rules creativity, inventions, and is resourceful, innovative, inspired, visionary, and is known as the “Great Awakener”. He controls humanitarian efforts while doing so with truth and intuition. He is considered the higher octave of Mercury and also rules astrology. I hope this gives you some insight into what earth related events we might begin to see later this year and beyond as Uranus will transit Taurus until July 2025.
I hope to have more on this and how individuals could be affected in the coming weeks. This is a big topic for me to research and I am not sure how far down this rabbit hole I am willing to go. Wish me luck and stay tuned.
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