The Saturn–Pluto Conjunction: Restructure & Transform!
The Birthing of a New Cycle
January 12, 2020
The impending rendezvous between the two game-changing planets, Saturn and Pluto, has intensified over the past two years. It’s important to note that the last time Saturn met up with Pluto in the sign of Capricorn was over 500 years ago. During that crucial period, humanity underwent great change. There was religious upheaval, groundbreaking scientific findings, and the discovery of new astronomical bodies. As we embark on the current Saturn–Pluto cycle, we are witnessing the birthing of a new era of evolution on our planet, during which, humanity stands at the precipice of catastrophic global challenges. Are we ready? Many life-changing and life-saving discoveries are occurring daily — will they be enough?
The planet Saturn represents structure in all its forms, particularly in relationship to social political and religious establishments. When Saturn is operating from a state of balance, we govern from a fair, responsible, and ethical place. We are accountable for our actions and seek to learn from our past. We recognize that all of Earth’s life forms are intricately connected and that one cannot thrive without the other. We maintain a dignified respect and reverence for differences and seek to build supportive structures and alliances, which are open to periodic change when it’s necessary for the growth, welfare, and evolution of all.
When Saturn is out-of-balance it becomes controlling. Control is essentially based on intense fear (a Saturn word!) of losing control. If this occurs, life and societies can become stagnated and crystallized. Those who govern will seek to control, usurping life from others so they can remain in power. They don’t take responsibility for their actions and prey on others’ weaknesses.
Saturn is associated with restructuring that which no longer serves the greater whole. This need will occur in our personal as well as our collective lives. If an area of our life, has outgrown its purpose and is no longer fulfilling our higher wellbeing, it is time to embrace change so something better can replace it. Letting go and accepting change is applicable not only to our personal lives, but also the social-political spheres.
Pluto is the planet that is associated with power and transformation. When we feel disempowered, the process of becoming empowered is amazingly transformative, for us personally, as well as others. When Pluto acts from a place of balance it can transmute energy into something that supports strength and holistic wellbeing. Therefore, Pluto can be likened to the practice of shamanism: The ability to transverse the underworld and face the demons and shadows wreaking havoc, so we can bring harmony to the dark-and-light aspects of our inner-and-outer worlds. When Pluto is involved, it’s imperative that we face our innermost demons so we can transform. Otherwise, and often without our cooperation, a cataclysmic episode may occur in order to bring about any intended and necessary change.
With Saturn’s approaching conjunction to Pluto, we are realizing what needs to change in our personal lives and even in governments, both at home and abroad. Despite an unknown future, we are being called to act responsibly and to commit to personal empowerment and transformation — to remain hopeful instead of fearful.
Copyright 2019 by Linda Kaye