As you would expect from such a staunch astro-presence in Capricorn, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction worked overtime to deliver remarkable results. Catharsis – tick. New paradigm – totally. Since this alignment first formed in April 2019, it forced growth through stressors that were super charged with psychic relevance. The result? 24-7 depth-analysis. Hard schooling. Definitive realizations that are becoming your foundation materials. I know I keep saying this but write out your top lessons or wow-factor breakthrough discoveries from the last several months and make those your new credo.
There are no planetary alignments for years that will match this one in the material and spiritual intensity stakes. Of course, you’re tired; you’ve spent the last nearly a year struggling with whatever your Saturn-Pluto nemesis was. While you made yourself more worldly wise and spiritually woke, your news feeds turned hyperbolically surreal. It’s exhausting. Even caterpillars in their chrysalis get to sleep through the transition.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto Has Been A Hard Schooling
It all intensified from Halloween and then climaxed mid-January. Saturn and Pluto, particularly in Capricorn, deal in governance and leadership. Who is now more self-governed, aware, and a better leader in their personal lives? I bet most of the people reading this would assess themselves as vastly improved in these areas. But barely anyone in actual government seems to be governing. Or legislating. Leading? So we’re fatigued after a really intense ten months and adjusting to new life settings. Who has the emotional bandwidth to also parse the governmental settings?
But one of the Saturn/Pluto outcomes – aside from the fires, economic, climate and pandemic threats – has been the realization that many people in government see themselves more as facilitators of public-private partnerships. The public pay, the private profit, and guess who the middle man is? It’s beyond merely disagreeing with the politics of a particular government. Most times, they’re not even performing the basic responsibilities.
Define Your New Credo
The USA is tipping trillions into the overnight money market and preparing to bail out hedge funds and in Australia, the catastrophic bushfires after the government ignored the warnings of scientists and firefighters for years was apparently not enough. Now their protection against a virulent new threat is apparently to give out pamphlets to people disembarking from flights out of the affected area. The tourism dollar is evidently a concern. If you ran this plot through a bunch of experienced script editors, they’d tell you sober up and then do something more nuanced and realistic.
So, post Saturn-Pluto ennui is understandable. But think about this: the alignment has done its job. And revolutionary Uranus is in Taurus. I wrote before that it would be a revolt around globalism, tourism, money, and ecology but this is dramatic, even by Uranian standards. The same free movement of trade and people also makes contagion so much more mobile.
Should economies really be reliant on tourism and fossil fuels to a gargantuan extent and assuming that tourists aren’t visiting to see scorched earth, can the two co-exist? Is it healthy to have money devalued so you go backwards by having it? Could globalism do something good by enforcing world-wide environmental standards?
The New Resilience & How To Get It
Think about times in your personal life when a crisis evoked enormous change. That is what’s happened but it’s society-wide. And just as your transformative eras didn’t happen with some glorious smooth transition over night, neither will this societal one. But it is evolving.
The higher concentration of Air element – all the Aquarius energy – makes it easier to conjure a more spacious perspective. Ideally, turn your new credo into something you can see; a piece of art even. Or, if you’re big on symbols, a sigil.
As Jupiter tracks over the path of Saturn, en route to three conjunctions with Pluto in a row, your new credo will help you prosper. Yes, even if you feel you forged it out of sulphur, steel and stone, more than light and happy visualizations.
Your mid-2019 to early 2020 change was not a scenic detour or transient fad: it’s a significant and enduring spiritual consciousness morph. The more you understand the psychic shift within, the more adept you are at aligning with the socio-cultural, geopolitical and economic shifts ahead.