Saturn Pluto : The Changing of The Guards

Photo : Mary McCartney

Saturn Pluto = 22 degrees of Capricorn Jan 12th / 13th 2020

Welcome to the 2020s, where things get a little freaky early on, with the alignment of Saturn and Pluto on 12/13 January.   The 2ndweek of the New Year, is quite something to behold, feeling the catalyst, the tipping point for change, a changing of the guard or a new operating order or paradigm, its being formed. Richard Tarnas labels this conjunction, “Cycles of Crisis and Contraction”, in his Great book, “Cosmos and Psyche”, and after years of speculation, it’s finally upon us.

2019, held a strong pulse of this as we lead into the, January 12/13th, Saturn & Pluto conjunction. Anointed by some as apocalyptic, others have described as the fascist conjunction, it’s certainly a pressure cooker, as established power structures and unseen power forces collide. History and events that have occurred during past intonations of this conjunction have not been kind. Seen as large marker point for social change and even dismantlement of Society as we knew it at that time. We are now at this point of history, once again.

Saturn and Pluto conjunctions occur every 33 to 38 years, and have an aggressive, de-stabling of power & quality to them. Power, abuse of power, over-use of power, control and dismantling are all strong themes aligned with the conjunction. The 2020 hook-up occurs in Capricorn, Saturn’s Ruling sign, the significations towards Government, Global Reputations, Control, Money and Conservatorship have never been so strongly at the forefront; for a seemingly larger dis-enchanted Global Population. Pluto introduced the theme of financial disruption, when it entered Capricorn January 2008. The immediate manifestation and impact was the World GFC. The 2020 Saturn Pluto conjunction will put great pressure on, this model, which was interrupted with the GFC, and look at how sustainable both fiscally, and perhaps environmentally, it really is. Saturn Pluto are the Ultimate Power Games or Star Wars.

The last Saturn Pluto conjunction occurred in 1982 in Libra. The peak of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan, an actor, was President of The United States, not that dis-similar to the current President. Margaret Thatcher was in Power in the UK. Cuts to Public Service, Free-market Economies was the new economic survival mode. Thatcherism& Reaganomics were sweeping the West and became a new Western Government standard. Free-market Economies, Privatization of Government Services was unheard of before this point. It was what we “needed” to survive the economic issues of the time.

Previous to the 1982 conjunction, there was the Saturn Pluto Conjunction of 1947/48 which saw, India and Pakistan separated by a new invisible land boarder by the British, separating families and religious boundaries, creating physicality to something that was always more loosely defined. The creation of Israel, from Palestine and the carving up of the new boarders in the Middle East also occurred at this time, the issues around this, are still not resolved. The Conjunction before that, saw events precipitate and create the beginning of World War 1.  Crisis and Contractions indeed, Saturn Pluto have demonstrated many times just this century alone, the power it has, to change the global landscape of the world we live in over and over again, for power and control.

The opposition of Saturn and Pluto, of which this conjunction is the closing cycle of, was when the September 11thterrorist attacks occurred in the United States. Creating the marking point of the current global climate and politics in which we live. Interestingly enough, Saturn was in Gemini in the 9thHouse of Devoted Religious beliefs and Philosophy and Pluto was in freedom loving Sagittarius in the 3rdhouse of local neighbourhoods and day to day environments, when this attack happened, showing the great impact and  literal manifestation, this combo can create, in such tragic ways.  The fall out of such a deplorable act against humanity, reflects the depths that these 2 planets will go to push their respective agendas, it is with the current January 2020 cycle that we see these 2 mighty forces come together again to potentially reconfigure the world landscape, once again.

The recent rise of Brexit, Local and regional Nationalism, refusal of rights for refugees and the continued changing landscape of global politics, demonstrate clearly that we are currently living in Saturn Pluto times. The purpose of this article is not of prediction, but one must observe, the recent influence and obvious signs of climate change. The realizations that our planet is not able to sustain life as we know it, is a potential avenue for such Plutonic change, in this 2020 cycle, as it has been bubbling away for most of 2019.  This outcome of this observation remains to be seen, but the resistance of government to address or recognize the issue is a potential sticking point, and an area that is due for cataclysmic change. It will be interesting to see what sets the agenda pre and post Jan 12/13th2020.

Two days before we have this exact conjunction, will see a lunar eclipse also on the Capricorn Cancer Axis, reinforcing the themes of Home, Resources, Nurture, Sustenance and Protection vs Governance, Society, Power Structures, Money and Rulership.  Eclipses are shadow points, darking of the luminaries, effects and results are never seen or witnessed at this exact time, this also blurs or darkens the scope of the Pluto Saturn conjunction which occurring at the time of the Eclipse. Basic terms, this time frame will be clouded from obvious direct indications of what direction the pressure points will transmute from. But the pressure points will still be felt and activated.

The 3rdTransit this week, which will merge and melt into all of the above. which also occurs at the Eclipse, is the Mercury Cazimi, also in Capricorn. It the perfect antidote, for insight, in the weeks ahead. Mercury, conjoining the Sun, which is being eclipsed by the Nodal axis at the Cancer Full Moon, pulls in the Mercurial to an already intensive week of confrontation and challenge. Mercury, having its full pallet cleansed, burning away all the side issues holding it back from addressing the real issues at hand, will be very interesting to see unfold. Like all Mercury Cazimi, we will not find our way with this until late January, after the New Moon in Aquarius, and once Mercury moves past 6 degrees of Aquarius.  But what the Cazimi does offer, is a chance to reset our voices and opinions, amongst all this overwhelming aggressive, constraining and conflictive energy to give resource and clarity on how to move past or through the proverbial mire.

January, is an unusually heavy and volatile Moon, proceed with caution. But to end with a quote from Richard Tarnas, about the Saturn Pluto conjunction, “We can see here too that the other side of the Saturn Pluto gestalt: The noble fate binding of one’s strenuous efforts to the chain of human destiny, which creates an enduring good and forges a deep and permanent moral development in Human Evolution”.

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled 1982
Private collection
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

“In this 1982 painting, the figure wears a three-pointed crown – a prominent symbol in Basquiat’s visual lexicon. The figure stands defiantly with one arm raised. Basquiat’s crown has many potential meanings, but here may be read as a symbol of majesty, endurance and triumph.” NGV, describing a painting by Jean – Michel Basquiat, created at the last Saturn Pluto conjunction.

Scorpio New Moon – Status : It’s Complicated

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Fresh off the Sun’s ingress to Scorpio, Monday 28th of October (AEST) delivers a Volatile Scorpio New Moon. The New Moon at 4 ° Scorpio, opposite Uranus at 4 ° Taurus, is a perfect storm for challenges and turbulence. Scorpio isn’t afraid upheaval or turbulence. Uranus LIVES for it, this is the first time a New Moon in Scorpio has faced off to Uranus in Taurus, so to a degree its un-charted Waters. The turbulence, volatility, disruption and potential pattern breaking created by this formation will linger for 2 weeks after this Lunation, until the Full Moon. Creating an intense 2 weeks.

Also, at this lunation, Mars, Saturn and The Nodes will form a T-Square, adding to the fricative quality. This Cardinal T-Square will be putting the squeeze on issues that may have popped up during the Cancer – Capricorn Eclipse season. As this T-Square is of a malefic quality, it might not be the most comfortable of aspects, coinciding with this New Moon. Adding to this strange and aggressive mix, is Mercury also in Scorpio, coming to a standstill, before it begins its retrogradation a few days later. Nothing says Welcome to Scorpio Season more than a bit of challenge and volatility. This New Moon isn’t all peace love and rainbows. So, settle in, buy the ticket take the ride, because is sure as hell won’t be quiet and still! 🌞🌚♏️ 🙄👻 #thebrujamix #luminaryastrology #astrology#newmoon #newmooninscorpio #aries #taurus#gemini #cancer #leo #virgo #libra #scorpio #scorpioseason #sagittarius #capricorn #aquarius #pisces

Mercury in Scorpio – Words and Power

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Today 4 October – Mercury enters Scorpio where it will stay until 9 December. A 3 week tour of Scorpio becomes a 2 month journey. The final Mercury Retrograde of 2019 occurs from 1 November – 21 November, activating planets in the 11° – 27° zone of Scorpio and Fixed Sign Planets. Simple Plan – stop and remember this when you feel a tail rising or being triggered. Words have great power, sometimes more power than people give credit for ❤️ 🌹🌊 this transit may give great scope into this rumination – words and power 🧩📖📝💻🔐🔍

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Saturn & Pluto Direct – Got Me Thinking

 

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Pluto has just Stationed Direct, 17 days after Saturn also came out of its Retrograde phase. Both are now on track for their infamous meeting in January 2020. Outer Planet Retrogrades are a different vibe to Inner planet retrogrades i.e.: Mercury, Venus or Mars.  Outer planet retrogrades have a more regular cycle and time stamps. Pluto Retrogrades don’t vary much year to year. It’s just path of the cycle.

If Pluto is hitting personal planets, yes there is much more heat and gravitas, the retrograde just elongates the transit, but generally it is not as malefic or troublesome, in comparison to inner planet retrogradation’s. Pluto and Saturn going direct IS the last retrograde the pair complete before they meet in January 2020.

The Saturn Pluto conjunctions ARE heavy (historically and energetically). They are peak markers for Totalitarianism, Power Struggles and Clashes. The last Saturn Pluto conjunction was in 1982. Ronald Reagan, mainly known as an actor became President of the United States. The UK had Margaret Thatcher who was demolishing the status quo and creating the free-market economy … dear I say a reality tv host is President now and Brexit isn’t exactly an everyday occurrence. Previous to 1982, Saturn Pluto conjoined in post WW2 politics. Seeing new territories such as Israel created, and the carving up of the Middle East. Pluto and Saturn maybe finally moving forwards – but it is there conjunction in January 2020, that’s really got me thinking 💥🔍🧩

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Full Moon in Pisces – Dreams and Dissolving

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📸Earl Cave (Moon in Pisces Native) by Jack Davison                      

Full Moon in Pisces : September 14th 2:32pm ASET

Full Moons allow energetic harnessing of opportunity at peak ripeness. The Full Moon in Pisces is no exception. Conjoining Neptune, and makings aspects to its traditional ruler Jupiter, the Moon is creating a connectivity between 2 planets, in signs of strength or rulership. Neptune is about having no boundaries and is highly imaginative, with an illusionary quality. Imagination and Illusions tend to manifest or operate from an unseen or invisible realm, making this lunation full off imagination, and potential lunacy. If ever there was a portal to the “Doors of Perception”, this could very well be it.

Jupiter, the traditional ruler of Pisces, has been Squaring Neptune all year, with Jupiter making its final application to Neptune, at this Full Moon. The Moon enters this discussion between Jupiter and Neptune, creating a final book end to their discussions. Jupiter and Neptune tend to have an expansive quality which can create inflated idealism, creativity, disillusionment and having the will pulled over your eyes. However, with Saturn making a wider sextile aspect to Neptune, there is opportunity to ground these visions or ideals into life, but unless you’re looking for that switch, the opportunity may go unseen. This Full Moon is a great opportunity to bring down into reality some visions or ideas that you have been holding on this year. Or to enjoy the soft dreaming that this aspect creates.

Caution’s include, if anything that pops up out of nowhere at this Moon, that sounds too good to be true. May just be a mirage or an unreal fantasy, only time will tell if this fantasy can become a reality. Saturn will reveal all when it reaches an exact aspect to Neptune by November 13th. 🧜‍♂️🧜‍♀️🌝💫🌊♓️ #thebrujamix #luminaryastrology #luminaryastro #astroweather #astrotransits #astrology #fullmoons #fullmooninpisces #fullmoonconjunctneptune #jupiterneptunesquare #aries #taurus #gemini #cancer #virgo #leo #libra #scorpio #sagittarius #capricorn #aquarius #pisces

August Astro Weather : Leaving the Grind Behind

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Congratulations, its finally August! We are finishing up what felt like, the real time version of Survivor. June and July has been the most challenging Astrology of 2019 some would say ever, especially if you are Cardinal sign (Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries). It was horrendous for some, lacklustre and depressing for others, if it didn’t touch you, well congratulation you are in the minority. But we are finally on the other side of it, from NOW – as the New Moon in Leo occurs, 1:13pm ASET.

August & September are exciting with innovative and creative problem solving, of the muck that was churned up in June / July, due to Jupiter and Uranus hitting stellium’s in Leo and Virgo. This IS positive as there is a feeling of control and freedom. Momentum and Joie de vie is back, August 10th Jupiter station direct after a 3 months retrograde, adding to the buoyant nature of the upcoming months.

October – November we keep plodding along the track, fresh off the highs of August and September. December, however, is when things get a bit tricky again. The beaming highs might drop like a thud as Jupiter enters Capricorn the sign of its fall, in early December, and we re-enter the eclipse season. Advise: Things are warming up from now until December, finally our Mojo’s are being rediscovered, with Jupiter in Sagittarius offering us 4 full months of his exulted ray beams of Mojo Love. It’s time to enjoy the Sunshine and follow anything that truly inspires our passions and joy. They don’t call Jupiter the higher Benefic for nothing ! Trust and Enjoy, the Sun is finally coming back out, we are leaving the grind behind !

benefic /bɪˈnɛfɪk/

Learn to pronounce

adjective

1.  ARCHAIC

beneficent or kindly.

o  ASTROLOGY

relating to or denoting the planets Jupiter and Venus, traditionally considered to have a favourable influence.

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Mercury Direct in Cancer -The Kick Inside

 

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📸 Bjork by Mert Alas 
Within 24 hours after the Leo New Moon, Mercury Station’s direct, from the watery shadows of Cancer, opposed by an even more shadowy Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury has been delayed, obstructed and downright frustrated, creating an energetic atmosphere akin to sitting in a dark swap land, waiting for the bus to arrive, to take you far away from the drudgery, only to find out the bus route was on a slower timetable AND the Bus has broken down. Turns out, you got nothing but time to lament.
 
Movements & La Communication were stalled, redirected, non-existent and frustrating. This time around the messages seemed more intense and damn right confronting. With no real traction and generating no solid resolutions, since the beginning of July, possibly even late June. Set amongst the Eclipse mash ups in Cancer and Capricorn, it was an especially gnarly example of a Mercury Retrograde. Frustrating, complicated and fraught with emotions and expectations. Dwelling, detouring and following these Mercurial Bends and Twists, was the only clear option, whilst trying not to lose your shit.
 
This is changing August 2nd when Mercury stands still to begin its direct motion, clearing its original Station point on August 15th. The dwelling and la communication dis-illusion will be but a memory. The week following this, Mercury will trine Jupiter, its first positive aspect since its post retrograde phase. Creating clearer vision of what this whole Retrograde drudgery was about.
 
Currently, your striking your last match in a wet cave underground; you’re using all your will to ignite, watching the flame struggle for oxygen, after beating the damp flint at its own game, not knowing which way it is going to go, Ignites ! Finally there is a light to begin your navigation out of this underground cave, as Mercury begins to make its way to the light of August & Leo Season 🦁💥♌️🌈
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Leo New Moon: Inflammāre

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📸Jamon Jamon 🎞👌❤️ 

The Leo New Moon on August 1st @ 1312 (ASET) is our official slamming shut of the Eclipse window which has occupied June & July’s Skyscape.   The Eclipse Season, plus the pile up of Planets on the Cancer Capricorn Axis, which focused heavily on the consequences of ignoring in-balances of Private and Public Spheres, was grinding to say the least. Nourishment & Emotional Needs vs Requirements and Pressures from External forces, in order to keep up with the functions of Societies rigid frameworks and expectations; making the past 2 months feel like a slow soft boil set to constant. 🍳The Leo New Moon is when we see that slow cook finally turned off.

As we move into August, where 3 of the 4 personal planets transit Leo and make positive aspects to Jupiter in Sagittarius, allows a restoration of faith and optimism, that Jupiter in Sadge always brings.  His aspects to the Sun, Mercury, Venus & Mars who are in need of Jupiter’s restorative rays are well timed considering the heavy storms created by June & Julys Astro-weather.  This Leo New Moon really gets this process going, helping shift the focus FROM heavy emotional and hard to move out of thoughts and feelings (thanks Mercury Rx in Cancer), DELIVERING us to a place of conviction to move past the issues that have been nabbing us at our heels for the past 2 months. The New Moon in Leo is the start point – from  where we finally get to survey our newly formed Lands and Kingdoms from above, inspiring the creative and stoking the fires of what possibilities await.  Finally the wet wood is drying out and this New Moon allows us to gently and safely gets us stoking and burning the Fires again. We are finally getting moving again ! ♌️🌚❤️👌🚗🦁🐣🙌🏽 🌈⚡️www.thebrujamix.com ⚡️

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Sun in Leo – Return of the King

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Happy Sun into Leo, as of like now ! The Sun finally reaches its domicile, home or sign of its Rulership. It is now that we can begin to feel our way out of the abyss, that we have felt stranded in over the past 2 months.

The Sun’s ingress into Leo today, begins this process … but the full fruits of this shift will not begin until the New Moon in Leo, August 1st AEST….The New Moon in Leo our first non-eclipsed Lunation since June 3rd. How much has changed or shifted since June 3rd ?!!

The Sun’s shift in to Leo today, we can begin to see the fruits of our time alone in the abyss as things become clearer, or optimistic.  With this shift into Leo season, as The Sun & other planets transit Leo, it  also marks the beginnings of positive aspects to Jupiter in Sagittarius, good time guru and wise teacher, finally gets to have some positive help after 2 months of Planetary bodies being caught up in the Doom Clutters of Pluto & Saturn in Capricorn entangled with the Moons Nodes.

The Sun’s ingress into Leo is the first shafts of light, presenting  this new paradigm, finally the pressure is beginning to subside, and its start point is literally NOW 🤗💥❤️🌞♌️🦁

Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn – Relating to Relations

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Photo : Emma Summerton

 

The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn tomorrow is conjoined Saturn, our keeper of lessons, the master of restriction and it will oppose Venus; the bringer of joy and cohesive Relationships, in Cancer. This eclipse on the South Node is allowing the release of old ideas around relationships, while opening a space for new formations, as the South Node has a purging effect on the planets its aspects.

Saturn conjoined the South Node, means these may be long standing patterns that are plum ripe to be let go of.  Self – limiting mindsets around relationships, have a helping hand in being let go of, as this Cancer / Capricorn Axis is activated fully for the first time in this eclipse series.  Eclipses ARE the gateways of change.

Cancer and Capricorn speaks to the see-sawing around nourishment, person comforts, protection and space VS the need to exert oneself into the world, in an attempt to be seen with a long list accomplishment, no matter what the barriers.  Cancer doesn’t always feel comfortable in propelling its self into the world to be exposed and vulnerable,  whereas Capricorn isn’t always able to see that looking after one’s self or the care of those they hold the nearest and dearest; can be of more value than Status, Power or Money it chases. This is the sea-saw motion being navigated by tomorrow eclipse, with Venus and Saturn being drawn into the mix allowing for a purging of Old Value Systems around Relationships and Power, between yourself and the environments you seek to climb. Some very old stories might be dredged up at this Eclipse. It’s time to restore the balance if it has become uneven, or to let go of the stuff that is blocking the path forward. Where do you need to open yourself up more?

Venus isn’t having the best time opposing the South Node, Pluto and Saturn.  However, post eclipse, allows for a fire purging of Venus, burning off the residual of all that is trying to constrain her momentum forward.  This Post Eclipse burn off, when Venus is meeting the Sun then opposing Pluto, is a road she must travel to revitalise and purge allowing her to make the most of the new cycle, which awaits. Saturn which always limits and controls, will be asked by the Moon & The South Node, to delved deep into emotional waters, to separate and strip what is not needed in this new phase and what has been out grown and superfluous.  The South Node/Saturn conjunction last longer than the actual eclipse. But tomorrows eclipse speeds up the urgency and blocks out the light to allow the purging and releasing to take place,  as we make our way to an exciting and contrasting Leo Season ❤️💫🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕💥www.thebrujamix.com