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Saturn and Pluto 2020

Image: Dragonfly Environmental, Sydney, Australia

2020 hasn’t wasted any time getting started.

  • We kicked off in the days prior with the Dec 26 Solar Eclipse which was conjunct Jupiter at 4 degrees Capricorn.

  • We then had the always eventful 2 week eclipse window leading up to the Jan 10/11 Lunar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer.

  • The Lunar Eclipse was opposite the much-anticipated Jan 12 Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 22 degrees Capricorn.

  • The Saturn/Pluto conjunction was joined by the Sun and Mercury.

All this combined is a huge way to start a new year, and new decade! What does it mean?

Imagine a huge round table. You have head-honcho’s Saturn and Pluto seated on the left, accompanied by the Sun and Mercury. Jupiter is a little to their left, yet to properly join them but close enough to eavesdrop on the conversation and find out exactly who needs what. You have the Full Moon directly opposite the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto. In the centre is the Earth, with all round table discussions relating to Her and all who live upon Her, including You.

The Moon moves around this table on a monthly basis, but for a few minutes during this month’s Lunar Eclipse she’s in the position described above, directly opposite the big head-honcho meeting. During the Eclipse they can’t see her as the Earth is right in between them. She can’t see them either.

What happens when for a few brief minutes you no longer have the emotional pull of the Moon attached to your vision, attached to your view of how you think things are or should be? It’s easier to let go. Someone slips out of a relationship, often blind-siding the other party. Yet was it really blind-siding? In hindsight, all the signs were there, but perhaps we didn’t want to see them. Someone slips away from life, right when their loved ones fall asleep or leave the hospital or let go themselves allowing the departing soul to exit. Someone is fired or walks away from a situation.

Something ends so that something new can begin.

Lunar Eclipses can be brutal, yet other times they can be subtle. What happens when you no longer have the ego influencing your eyes, ears and heart? A sudden realization or healing moment washes through you while you’re washing the dishes, and next minute you’re standing there in tears shedding old emotions from decades ago. The old energy finally leaves, taking with it patterns, wounds and issues that no longer have any place in your life.

This Lunar Eclipse was in Cancer which represents home, mother, nurturing and emotions. What makes you feel safe? What gives you comfort? What soothes you?

Cancer can also be about hiding in our comfort zone. Has anything happened to close a comfort zone option for you, forcing you out into the big wide world? These events can make you confront your biggest fears “I’ll never survive without this job/relationship/home/safety net”. Yes you will – and actually, eventually, you’ll thrive. Sometimes we have to be pushed out of the mother’s nest. It’s never easy, but our Capricorn adult self is on the other side waiting for us saying “Time to grow up. You can do it.”

Cancer is about family, so while some might be going through some sort of separation re family, others might be re-connecting. If you’ve always felt alone, you might suddenly discover family you didn’t know you had, or meet the person or people who become your family. Lunar Eclipses end what was, and usher in a new era.

The head-honchos are discussing the big year that is 2020, and in those brief moments when the Moon was eclipsed, the strong cords between your Ego (Sun) and Emotion (Moon) were dropped, allowing your true Essence (Sun) and genuine Feelings (Moon) to come through – usually in unplanned, unexpected ways. The usual attachments disappear. Any energy that had to go, used this window to go.

As the Moon moves across a little, coming into view again, it might seem not much has changed, but everything has changed. The head-honcho discussions continue with a new, changed environment.

2020 is the year of clear vision.

This year has a vibe around it of no B.S, no pretending, no hiding.

Life is saying: here’s reality, here’s the world you live in

(be it your personal world or our greater world).

What do you think about it? Do you like it?

If you don’t like something, what are you going to do about it?


When two planets join, they give each other some of their influence. Pluto is about deep transformation, the death/life/rebirth cycle, collapse of the old, with the new rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Pluto prunes the excess from our psyche and our life, stripping us bare until we are left with only the most authentic version of who we are. Pluto helps us find our authentic power, and makes us see where we have been projecting our power outward onto others. With Pluto in Capricorn we’re especially seeing this with governments, corporations and other institutions. We have handed over our power (or had it taken from us) by those who don’t have humanity’s best interests at heart. We’ve waited for those very systems to save us from something that is in their best interests to maintain.

The 2020’s will be a decade for people – and humanity in general – reclaiming our power, which also means taking responsibility for what we are creating.

By great fortune, enter Saturn who is all about growth, building, creating and taking responsibility. Saturn represents Father, discipline and stability. This Saturn/Pluto conjunction is one of the best transits we could ask for because on their own they can each be pretty challenging. Together you might think it’s going to be a nightmare, but actually they’re going to help bring out the best in each other (unless you resist where your Soul is trying to take you, in which case, not so fun).

Saturn for example can sometimes manifest as being quite restrictive, (for your own good he says), but with Pluto there’s no time for holding back. Pluto is all or nothing, and he never chooses nothing.