Saturn and Pluto have the reputation of being the darkest, deepest, most intense planets in our solar system.
They are known to bring change, transformation, endings, rebirths, awakenings, limitations, and more. So, when these two cosmic giants come together, it definitely makes for an interesting recipe.
Saturn and Pluto align every 34-38 years, so it is not completely abnormal, but the last time these two aligned in Capricorn was hundreds of years ago, so in that sense, this energy is not one that we have ever experienced.
This alignment of Pluto and Saturn actually happens on January 12, 2020 and will affect the entire year. In fact, 2020 is filled with powerful and potent cosmic alignments, which really signals that it will be a transformative and perhaps even life-altering year for us all.
Huge shifts are expected on a global level, and the closest taste we can get to understanding what shifts may be in store is happening right now in April 2019.
This is because both Saturn and Pluto are hovering about 3 degrees away from each other. This is the closest they will get before they both turn retrograde at the end of the month and go their own separate ways.
When they both finally move out of retrograde, it will take until December 2019 to get as close as they are right now. Then a few weeks later, on January 12, 2020 they will sync up perfectly and we will all be showered in the full expression and potential of their energy.
Right now in April 2019, as Saturn and Pluto are a few degrees away from each other, we are going to be a given a small taste of what’s to come.
See if you can identify any themes or patterns in your life and pay close attention to what happens around April 24th, when Pluto goes retrograde and April 29th, when Saturn goes retrograde.
After these planets go retrograde, we are going to get a little breather and it won’t be until the end of the year that we will start feeling a sense of what these two planets are working and building towards.
In order to understand the Saturn-Pluto alignment or conjunction, as it’s called in astrology, we have to understand what Saturn and Pluto have been working on while in the sign of Capricorn.
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn has been in Capricorn since December 2017. Saturn loves being in Capricorn! It is its ruling sign and where it feels most at home. While in Capricorn, Saturn can exude its fullest potential and we can receive beams of pure Saturn energy to guide our way.
Saturn is all about taking responsibility for our lives, for our destiny, and for our past. Whenever Saturn stops by, he wants to make sure we have done our homework and are living up to our fullest potential. Sometimes, the only way Saturn can evoke these lessons within us is by showing us a little tough love, imposing restrictions, or making us feel the weight of our actions.
Saturn does this to help us grow, to help us shine, and to help us move on to that next level. A perfect way to summarize the energy of Saturn comes from the poet Rumi- “if you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” This seems to be Saturn’s mantra.
On a global level, Saturn in Capricorn has been putting weight on the banking system, political systems, big corporations, and other government structures to ensure everyone is paying the toll and doing things right.
Saturn is all about law and order, so if things have been slipping through the cracks, Saturn will pull them up and write the ticket. Saturn will continue working in Capricorn until December 2020.
Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008. Pluto moves slowly and really takes its time to ensure that no stone is left unturned, which is why it spends over a decade in a particular sign.
Pluto’s ruling sign is watery Scorpio, so earthy Capricorn is a bit of an abrasive sign for Pluto to rest in. Having said that, Pluto has the knack of making itself at home wherever it lands, and has earned itself the reputation of being Lord of the Underworld.
No matter where Pluto needs to travel, the Lord has its networks and tunnels in order to escape into the darkness. While this conjures an ominous image, Pluto is not to be feared. In fact, Pluto is one of the most enlightened planets we have and is all about transformation, awakening, healing our shadow side, and death and rebirth.
Whenever Pluto is active, it means the time has come to restructure our lives. The time has come to burn the things that no longer serve us and rise from the ashes.
On a global level, Pluto in Capricorn has also been putting pressure on the banking systems, big corporations, and the government. Part of its job while in Capricorn is to rework things and to transform things that are not aligned with authenticity.
Pluto is also very connected to power. People in power and the idea of power is up for some transformation and revamping under the spell of Pluto.
Pluto’s work is ultimately very spiritual in nature. Pluto works on the inner self, the shadow self, and on the depths of our soul. Pluto helps us to keep digging deeper in order to find our strength, peel back the layers, and step into our authentic power.
Pluto will remain in Capricorn until 2024, and will not return until the year 2254, so the impression it leaves will be long-lasting.
Can you imagine what conversations both Pluto and Saturn will have when they meet up in Capricorn?
Both of them seem focused on banking, government, business, law and order, and the like, but they also carry a deeper message and essence as well.
On a soul level, on an intuitive level, Saturn and Pluto are coming together to be reborn. They too are undergoing their own rebirthing process and are moving to a higher level and a higher expression and frequency.
Both of these planets aligning are going to create a cosmic storm of sorts. This storm is going to force us to rise up and claim responsibility for our lives, for our decisions, and for the way in which we are running the world.
Under the intense energy of Pluto and Saturn, the curtain is going to be pulled back and we are going to see the chaos of our ways. We are also going to be forced to take responsibility for our collective actions and the contributions we have been making or not making.
In the past, when Saturn and Pluto have aligned we have seen everything from recessions to wars, to depressions, and revolutions. All of these, while challenging, gave birth to a new way, and every single time, we rebuilt ourselves and found a new strength.
Saturn and Pluto is nothing to fear, but it is definitely something that will be interesting to watch.
This alignment is at its closest in April 2019, so perhaps you will start to see just a glimmer of what is to come, or what tensions are being built that will ultimately give rise to the powerful lessons that this alignment will bring.
Pluto and Saturn are going to help all of us to awaken. They are going to help all of us to rework the structure of our lives.
This energy is going to give us new air to breathe and new way to consider. We are going to have to do things differently, we are going to have to change our values, we are going to have to pivot as a society.
This alignment has been a long time in the works. There are so many moving parts and moving pieces, but the world as we know it is going to shift and we are going to be given the opportunity to change the way we have been dealing with money and power.
All of us are going to be given the opportunity to shed and rise up. All of us are going to be given the opportunity to release our limitations and rebirth them into something new. All of us are going to be given a new power and a new strength.
We are preparing for this alignment from now. We are being prepped and guided on the deepest levels of our soul. Your soul knew this was coming, and wanted to be a part of this new unfolding of energy.
Right now, we all have to continue working to raise our consciousness to ensure that when Pluto and Saturn align, the sparkles they rain down are able to work their magic at the highest vibration.
PS. There is so much to talk about when it comes to this alignment! This will probably not be the first time I write about it, so stay tuned for more updates. I also talk more about this alignment in my Yearly Cosmic Forecast Video.