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Future Predictions -When Saturn Conjuncts Pluto in 2020

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On January 12, 2020, Saturn will conjunct Pluto at 22° Capricorn. Many astrologers are noting that a Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn can be transformative in the extreme, even potentially very destructive.

Astrologer Maurice Fernandez (published in the Dec 2015 edition of The Mountain Astrologer) “The Saturn–Pluto cycle occurs roughly every 33 to 38 years, varying according to Pluto’s highly elliptical orbit. This meeting of forces represents, among other things, the redistribution of power in the world or, in other words, which faction will make the decisions that affect the greater collective, whether this occurs in plain sight or behind the scenes.

“From a spiritual perspective, this cycle reflects a rite of passage determining who is most qualified to be the custodian of resources, and thus regulates who will be in a position of influence. In its purest form, this cycle is one of the highest tests of integrity and morality for those in authority, along with a test of capacity and resilience. Beyond the management of power, this cycle is also about the skill to increase power and the value of resources.

“Looking back at previous cycles, we can see that a Saturn–Pluto conjunction occurred in October 1914, around the outbreak of World War I; this global conflict certainly reshuffled power dynamics by dissolving the Russian monarchy, the Ottoman Empire, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which led to the redrawing of national borders within Europe.

1921 – 1923: Saturn square Pluto – the emergence of fascism and totalitarianism in Europe (Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler). 1939-1941 – Saturn/Pluto square occurred during World War 2.

“Saturn–Pluto conjunction in 1947 saw the division between India and Pakistan and their establishment as individual. In the Middle East, Israel gained independence from the British in 1948, creating an incredibly complex power dynamic in the region.

“The following cycle of 1982 marked a time of economic recession in the world, with the highest rate of unemployment in the U.S. since the Great Depression. It also marked the escalation of the Cold War during the Reagan years, later leading to the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Soon after the conjunction, in January 1983, the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii; it has become the longest-lasting volcanic eruption, and is still flowing.

“On January 12, 2020, Saturn conjoins Pluto at 22° Capricorn for a single, and dramatic, pass. We can expect this cycle to have an exceptionally powerful effect, from the year leading up to the conjunction and approximately two years following it. This cycle is bound to stimulate significant geopolitical dynamics that will affect the distribution of power in many structures on a global scale. Angular aspects between Saturn and Pluto are also known to reflect natural disasters, particularly seismic and volcanic activity.

“At worst, with Mars in Aries retrograding later in 2020 and squaring the Saturn–Pluto conjunction, serious political conflicts and even a global war are possible.

“We can expect rebellion on both the individual level (people leaving their workplace, reinventing themselves) and the collective level (worldwide protests demanding change). In light of growing separatist sentiment in the US, we may see the secession movement gaining greater momentum.”

Astrologer Robert Hand (his influential books include Planets in Composite, Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth) – “Pluto is about power, but not just any kind of power. It is the power of the transformations that result as things come into being and pass away. The planet Saturn is not usually considered a force for change. It is often seen as resisting change – as being conservative, stubborn, even reactionary. These are qualities of Saturn, to be sure, but that is not the complete story. Saturn has to do with our experience of what underlies all order and structure.

“The Saturn-Pluto combination represents crises that come about as the normal, lawful, and predictable manifestations of Saturn are challenged by the need for deep and fundamental changes in the system, which are indicated by Pluto. Saturn-Pluto change is likely to impose some kind of restriction on our freedom of movement or upon our resources.”

Richard Tarnas (a professor of philosophy and depth psychology) in his important book “Cosmos and Psyche” suggests that the Saturn-Pluto cycle “coincides with especially challenging historical periods marked by a pervasive quality of intense contraction: eras of international crisis and conflict, empowerment of reactionary forces and totalitarian impulses, organized violence and oppression, all sometimes marked by lasting traumatic effects.”

He notes how the Saturn–Pluto conjunction of 1785 to 1788 precipitated the bloody French Revolution, and how Saturn–Pluto alignments are “periods of widespread conservative, reactionary or repressive empowerment.”

He also notes they tend to be times of genocide. Back during the 410-412 conjunction the Roman Empire experienced the most intense period of barbarian invasions. Rome was sacked in August 410, when the planets were exactly 2° from alignment (the same exact 2° from alignment happened on the 9/11 attack on the US).

Writing on the impact of the 1982 conjunction and a connection with the AIDS crisis – “An important characteristic set of Saturn-Pluto themes emerged in the collective psyche in the widespread rise in fundamentalist interpretations and moralistic judgments on the epidemic of God’s righteous punishment of sin.”

This phenomenon he says closely resembled the emergence of widspread views in medieval Europe when the bubonic plague was seen as the result of God’s wrath during the Saturn–Pluto conjunction of 1380-1340. And it was seen again during the conjunction when 9/11/2001 happened and Christian fundamentalists said it was God’s punishment for moral corruption.

“The positive potential of the Saturn-Pluto archetypal complex is usually inextricably intertwined with confronting its negative manifestations—great courage in the face of darkness, danger, and death; sustained effort and determination, intense focus and discipline; moral discernment and wisdom born from experience and suffering.”

(A note on orbs (intensity) of influence. Tarnas employs a wide range from 15° to 20° while some astrologers suggest a tighter range of influence between planets of a few degrees).

Astrologer Louis Acker – The negative side of Saturn-Pluto is about as bad as it gets as it signifies planned, organized, and purposeful criminality, tyranny, and evil at the highest level. The Saturn-Pluto combination is associated with the worst abuse of power and corruption. This influence will reach its peak in 2020 when Saturn is actually conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Conjunctions, squares, and oppositions of Saturn and Pluto generally coincide with very negative and disruptive occurrences such as the beginning of WW2 and 9/11.

This Saturn-Pluto conjunction could bring about the demise of important economic, corporate, and political power structures and the downfall and disgrace of those who occupy positions of power in those institutions. Debt burdened major corporations, governments, banks, and other economic institutions could come to a grinding halt signifying the death of the old established political-economic power structure. These power structures could become even more oppressive and tyrannical as they desperately try to remain in control.

Updated 2/18/2019

I felt it was important to put the Pluto/Saturn conjunction of 2020 in context with another conjunction in 2020, of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius.  Kosmic Mind says a Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions represent a fusion of tradition and innovation, the melding of antagonistic desires–to maintain the status quo and yet to seek freedom from it simultaneously. These are periods where traditional systems, methods, and approaches are forced into reformation.

This conjunction is likely to correlate with economic and political policies emerging from previously alienated voices and minds, as well as the desire for liberation from the constraints of the past. While the 2020 period of Saturn/Pluto’s conjunction will likely be
constraining, Jupiter and Saturn’s conjunction beyond it will help to offer up new solutions which can lead to fresh approaches to managing the economic, social, and political challenges.

Kosmic Mind says as we look beyond the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and consider Saturn’s conjunction with Jupiter, a new order will emerge from the outsiders–many geniuses, rebels, and the marginalized are likely to gain power and help shape new structures, and incredible technological innovations will help to catalyze that.

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48 responses to “Future Predictions -When Saturn Conjuncts Pluto in 2020

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  2. generationnext July 13, 2017 at 6:28 am

    What a horrible time for me to be experiencing my Saturn return! Ugh! Life will be miserable. Saturn Return, a Saturn conjunct Pluto in the 3rd. I might lose all my sanity.

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    • Sorrell December 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Saturn conjunct pluto in the third can also gift to you a potentially prophetic voice and/ or such a voice to your siblings. A truth telling borne of harsh experiences endured.
      The only kind of voice that can heal the deep woundings of our unbalanced disorder.

      Being a messenger of truth is tough.
      Safe journey through this coming stormy astrological weather.

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    • Kathleen Burt December 18, 2017 at 3:20 am

      What they don’t say is that by the time of the 2020 election in the US–around your Saturn Return?—jupiter will join Saturn and Pluto in the Conjunction. Intuition will provide a path through the rest of it. And they don”t mention the Sign it’s happening in–Virgo. A ,Mutable Sign, less brittle and more flexible than in earlier periods of history when Saturn and Pluto aligned. The working man is likely to come out ahead, and the dictators be replaced. It looks as if the nationailst and racist trends will be shorter in length this time around.

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    • Tess December 19, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Please!!! We really would have state emergency. Good Grief!!! Until it happens and its only predictions. We cannot control the world, and only ourselves. I will not worry to much over this and also change is good and sometimes, its hard, but in the end result its worthy. Enjoy your return and I am sure its going to be great. Life will not be miserable, and only if you allowed it to be. Go for those goals, and reach for the stars, and life is journey, and enjoy it.

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    • Lea Kennedy February 26, 2018 at 5:41 am

      I love Saturn returns. They can be very helpful. Saturn is there to show us how to build strong foundations so they survive the test of time. Welcome his as a Wise teacher there to help and you may find it’s much more enjoyable than everyone says. That has been my experience at least and trust me, I know what hard times are. Saturn is a gift if handled correctly. Best to you.

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    • Eileen Meyer November 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

      Sigh. Me too. My Saturn is 22 degrees Capricorn in the 2nd house. Good times.

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      • generationnext November 15, 2018 at 4:30 am

        I’m just leaving my 2nd house! Had to count every penny when it was there, but I learned some great budgeting techniques and realized my own self-worth, especially on the job. I didn’t have confidence to enter the workforce. When Saturn entered, I was forced to. I didn’t believe I deserved to ask for pay or speak up for myself when things weren’t to my liking. I thought I was the worst worker. By the end of the transit, right now, I finally know what I’m worth and stopped listening to people who made me doubt it.

        If your Saturn Return happens in the 2nd house, I promise you, you will come out so much more confident. Actually, thinking about that Saturn transit makes me more confident to face my own Return in the 3rd house.

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    • Helene November 24, 2018 at 7:15 am

      life is journey and we all have a soul and walking with our maker. Life are challenges and I talk to G-D everyday. I been through a lot, but who has not. We all have our challenges and so embrace with love and blessings. So what about Saturn. Do not look at it that way, look at how you will survive. I hope this help’s you. You will be fine. Blessings to you.

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    • Kelly Knox January 13, 2019 at 5:58 am

      I just survived a Saturn return in 2018. Not only that, I was one of the lucky few that took 3 direct hits as my degree was one involved in the Rx. My Saturn is 3 Cap in the 3rd and natally sqaures my 3 Aries moon in the 6th and my 1 Libra Venus and 3 Libra NNode in the 12th. I survived and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. The 2020 Pluto/Saturn conjunction will almost exactly square my Libra ascendant…

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    • Lynn February 13, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      Meditation will help. Just Search: youtube+meditation.
      Good luck !

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    • Kate A April 21, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      What do you think of a Saturn return at 24 Capricorn in the second house when this Saturn conjunct Pluto transits 22 Capricorn next January?

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      • generationnext April 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

        My Saturn just left the 2nd house. I can’t say how it will behave in Capricorn, but I can say that my finances were stable but not much. I had lower self-worth and had to develop my own sense of worth through hard work. I learned to value myself and to work hard to achieve my goals.

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    • Kelly Knox July 15, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      I had my Saturn return in 2018. I took 3 direct “hits” to my degree because of the Retrogrades. In fact, one of the station points was less than 1 degree from my natal Saturn. Part of this time Pluto was exactly square my Asc. It had it’s moments but they were brief. All in all it was way easier than I ever expected. I also have Saturn in the 3rd so that’s where the dance is happening with me too… and tomorrows eclipse is on top of my IC.

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    • Michelle September 19, 2019 at 2:13 am

      Go PLUTO! I grew up when Pluto was a planet! 🤪 anyway! Believe it or not I was just factoid wondering when the solar eclipse in December 2020 was and found your site! WOW 😮! 4 FANTASTIC years of work and I’m the last one to look 👀 at it all the way on the opposite site of the United States. . . I’m in New York. . . I kid you not! What are the chances?

      Anyway, just wanted to drop a little note 📝 to say HOLLA, or in your neck of the woods ALOHA!

      Simply the very best to all who put the hard work 😓 into this site and found me my 2020 (your very last piece of data) Solar Eclipse! Now FORGET ABOUT IT (isn’t that what the hell they expect everyone from New York to say these days? How stupid is that?) 😊 Michelle

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  3. Alison M. Gunn, Ph.D. August 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

    In an otherwise interesting and helpful article, there is the fact that 2001 did not see a conjunction but an opposition of Saturn and Pluto, Sag/Gemini.

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  4. katjohn42 August 15, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Interesting that this will more or less coincide with the implementation of Brexit and the end of Trump’s (first …?) term in office. Unsettling times. I’d be interested in any thoughts on the relevance of the sign that the conjunction takes place in – will Saturn, ruler of the 10th house, be the dominating influence since it is in its own sign? I notice that the Sun and Mercury are also very tightly involved in the Capricorn conjunction, and that Mercury will have just slipped out of bounds. Jupiter although not conjunct is also in Capricorn, forming part of the stellium – I wonder whether Jupiter on the periphery will amplify, or perhaps counter-balance, or even challenge the conjunction.

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    • B James August 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      To katjohn, it will mean a strain on any transnational organisation and on our own government power structure. We have to believe it will be beneficial because for too long politicans have taken our belief in them for granted. Not any more. So they will hit back: new “hate” laws, surveillance laws, identification passes, watching your computer, bank accounts, PIN chips, etc. In the Bible, and other works, it most specifically says the UK will not be part of a federal Europe and will act as a safe haven when the Elite try to force their plans on the Continent. The Lightworkers are trying hard to minimise the pains this rebirthing of our natural independence as human beings requires, but they are tired. I have Sun, Mercury and Saturn in Capricorn so I am really hoping it will be positive.

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  5. Susan August 30, 2017 at 1:47 am

    The Saturn Pluto conjunction of 2020 at 22 Capricorn trines the 22 Taurus conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in May of 2000, beginning a a new 20 year business cycle. The struggle of Saturn (restrictions) and Jupiter (expansion). The meaning of that new cycle was of survival, what are your talents? What do you need to survive? Another installment on the same storyline. The 20 year cycle of Saturn and Jupiter ends in 2020 also. The torch will be passed.

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  6. zazie November 11, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Hi, this is quite interesting also because it will exactly hit my natal moon at 21 50 of capricorn. I am trying to figure out what will it mean for me who i am already experiencing a wind of change with my chiron return (i am 52) and uranus square moon (last summer). My moon also conjuncts valentine in eighth house while chiron is in pisces and in tenth house . I am a mother and in the last fifteen years i have been totally absorbed by my three sons’ growth. What could that mean?

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  7. Taylor Louise Richmond December 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Really worried about this 2020 transit. I will have Ceres, Pluto, Saturn, Mercury and Sun on my Capricorn ascendant. My boyfriend with have them on his north node 5th house. Going through 12th house saturn return right now and am already exhausted, terrified I won’t make it through 2020
    transits.

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  8. Tess December 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    being worried about 2020 is not logical and I understand how you feel. We have two years to worried about that and right now entering into a universal 11 year which equal two and its double one and the best is to focus in the present and not worried so much about the past and also learn from it and not worried about the future, but prepare for it. What we do today is for the future. We cannot control outside world or the environment we live in and only where we live and yes, its does have its pros and cons. We cannot control the political movement and only voice our opinions and hope for the best. I personally, do not play the left and right games or I do parties and to me its all the same in different degrees and everyone talks both sides of the mouth. Also, we all have to learn lessons and nobody is excluded. Some people might think they are high and mighty, but at the end; it shows nobody is. Only G-D!!!!!!!! We are going to enter into a three year cycle of balance and also setting boundaries and paying off debt, etc. People have to get there themselves in gear. Capricorn is like the CEO of the horoscopes. Yes, its not going to be parties, play time like it was in Sagit. Its just time to buckle down. I cannot worried about 2020 and if we all did and we would lose sight for what is happening to us in the present moment. I hope this help both of you out. Good luck, and faith is important. For me it is and I am Eastern Rite Orthodox Christian. Very different than the west. Faith is faith. Peace, and wishing you many blessings of the New Year of 2018.

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  9. Tess December 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I agree with you and I was writing to the person about 2020 not you. If you know anything about Orthodoxy and we are the beginning of Christianity to the EAST. I was not referring to that. Yes, we believe in Celebrating Christmas. I celebrate Christmas in very spiritual way and besides its for Children. I know all about the Roman god and the celebration etc. You are 110 percent right about greed, and so forth. Yes, its very sad, and we live in a very different time and our society has changed over time. We both do not have to be part of the greed and we are not and we do a lot of helping in our community and especially around Christmas and Pascha (Easter) That is the important of celebrating is helping people who do not have. Trust me, a lot of good people help others and there are good people in this world. Yes, we are experience sense of greed, and so forth. Remember, nothing last forever. Be well and peace to you for the coming year, and many blessings to you and your family, and Joyous New Year of 2018.

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  10. MK January 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Hallo, sorry for my english is not so good!..im born in 12 Januar 1985 in the 22 grade of capricorn!..in 9:45 in the morning, in Albania! I’m living in Germany …what will happen to me in that period?..can you please tell me with two words if i’m going to experience something tragic?..thank you very much!

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  11. Gina Assem March 10, 2018 at 2:40 am

    i would like to know if anyone just has on hand the sign the past conjunctions occurred in? i prefer sidereal astrology, it matches what you see when you go outside and look up, the 2020 conjunction will occur at 27 sag– which is also galactic center. i’d think there’d be a difference in interpretation– though also i believe the aspects have more weight than where they occur.

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    • Bob Oßwald August 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Here’s the last round of Saturn Pluto conjunctions

      1982 27 LIB
      1947 13 LEO
      1915 02 CAN
      1883 29 TAU
      1851 29 ARI
      1820 27 PIS
      1786 13 AQU
      1750 04 SAG

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  12. Tess March 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I would not worry so much and focus more on the present then the future. Its what we do now and result for the future.

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  13. Lou April 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    What a horrible time for living. Not only a possible soon to be world war, but experiencing this freaking conjunction over my IC and of course opposing my MC, and squaring Axis Acendant/descendant….ugh …it´s gonna be terrible!!

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    • Lilu January 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      @Lou
      Maybe better in that time , 1 month before and 1 month after you change your place.
      Try to live in a country where y angles are in a trine to this conjunctions. 😉
      Study yr SOLAR horoskope 2020 at astro.com and also look on the travel map which areas on planet good for you. And add some asteroids which are relevant to yr actual life situation.
      I get the event on my Anti-Vertex . Asteroid Veritas conj my Vertex and already I have a fatet subject since 7y on hangign on my Antivertex and same time there hangs progr. Saturn-Jupiter conjunction….. and I have ahrd times in job and life .. but stay with my inner self and truth.
      And since it is not enough : Saturn con my natal Jupiter.Juno.Saturn in Cap …. enemies try to make my life upside down …. but I swim… I know who I am and what I can manage …and the stars always lead me well.
      Fasten your seat belts and belive in yourrself Lou.

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  16. Delia August 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    My natal moon (sorry I didn’t make that clear).

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  17. Robert Wyszynski November 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

    The birth of the new world is a very painful and a dramatic experience. The soul people must free themselves from every and all ego people and their control structures. This is how we can learn who we are, really, and mature spiritually. Difficult, possible, inevitable!

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  18. A Scorpio December 31, 2018 at 12:15 am

    So what… my grandparents went through two world wars… they told me they had a great time. Not everyone will be affected, but yeah, if you feel like you deserve some whipping, Pluto and Saturn will gladly show you the ropes. After-all, if the shoe fits… if you WANT it, they gladly oblige. Self-fulfilling prophecy. Keep that death wish alive, Pluto loves it. – Signed, a Scorpio.

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  19. Rod Edmunds January 31, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Yeah ! All good stuff…. what about Brexit… British self identity… England and Ireland (protestant/catholic U.S. banking cartel/ austerity… from Ed an old London based hippie… it really is dawning of the age of Aquarius since 2012 is it not?!

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  20. Trina Simon February 3, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I have a friend born January 12 who doesn’t understand Astrology so I’m trying to research this for him, and I kept thinking because my son sign is May 14(1946), they were going to trine my sun. But then I remembered I have a Capricorn rising 28° – – oops! maybe this will be a bit hard on me as well. Although my grandmother was a professional astrologer, I’m still just a student and there are so many parts to the puzzle. Astrology research is never ending

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  21. Andre Harris February 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    This is scaring the hell out of me. It squares my Jupiter (usually negative for me especially my health). Note a mars conjunction with this aspect around the 21st March as the sun enters Aries. If this doesn’t suggest war I don’t know what does. 21st of March represents permanent endings. End of the world anyone?

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  22. Russell Warren Kukla February 21, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I hope Americans wake up, understand, and take action https://www.createk-12change.org/optin

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  23. Lisa March 31, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I think with all of the outer planets it will be world events, Take note of the planets in your chart that will be aspected and understand personal planets will be personal and outer will be outer!

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  25. Holly Avila June 15, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Another way to look at it is that technology is what completes the control trap created by the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. Have you read about the A I brain interface they are planning? That doesn’t sound liberating to me. Elon Musk even sounds scared. Beware the machine!

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  27. thetechnicalastrologer August 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I have my natal Sun at 22Cn48 and am dreading this transit. I’ve been suffering with anxiety for several years now and this doesn’t help at all.

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  28. MiddleWorld Witch September 22, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I have the conjunction happening in my 8th house, opposing my Mars at 24 Cancer in the 2nd. My husband just learned that his company lost the contract he’s been working on for 17 years. I think I will be fighting to keep my modest home on my own (again, modest) salary, at least for a while. I saw this coming thanks to astrology, so we have been assertively paying off debt since 2015 and are in much better position to weather this storm. But still, there will be other things to deal with societally. I’m concerned about war. My stepson is in the Army, and we are very concerned for him.

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