This article can be read alongside The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction: Endings And Extremes. This major once-in-every-35-years planetary event is epic and there’s a lot of fear and speculation around what it means for our world.
On a personal level, there’s always an opportunity to work with your astrology. As challenging as this conjunction may be out in the world, there are ways to use this potent period in the year to stop & reassess your own situation. The key themes of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction are endings, super power, death & loss, the passing of time & the dark side of life.
They are not easy themes to deal with but here are some pointers for you on what this may mean for you and how you can more readily engage with this major astrology. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know your time of birth.
ARIES: 10th house – career & vocation, status & reputation. You may be taking on a role of authority or power. A business could fold, affecting your future path. You may have been working overly hard or been unemployed. If so, decide to work smarter not harder or change careers completely. Confronting a boss or difficult parent also fits the power symbolism.
TAURUS: 9th house – travel & study, beliefs & philosophy. You may give something up, e.g. a decision to emigrate or live abroad, a university course or long-held belief. Alternatively, this may coincide with the completion of a study project when you gain qualifications and prestige. You might be questioning your religion or faith, or become a devotee of a spiritual path.
GEMINI: 8th house – joint finances, all things hidden. This is about debt for you, the ties to the past, both financial and emotional. If you’re in a difficult situation financially, look at how you can cut your losses and break free from debt or blackmail. Bankruptcy is an option if it allows you to start over or start saving. Confront your fears and stare them down. Break a taboo.
CANCER: 7th house – relationships & contracts. This is about opposition in your life, who or what you’re up against. You could find the strength to break free from a toxic situation. Or, decide to persevere with someone in your life who you don’t want to lose. Contracts can be broken or finalised under this key astrology. Befriend an enemy or break ties and move on.
LEO: 6th house – work & routine, lifestyle & health. If you’re feeling worn out or run down, it’s time to stop. Consider which aspects of your daily routine work for you and which don’t benefit you at all. Ditch a bad habit, detox or cleanse. Alternatively, commit to a new job, attitude or healthy lifestyle. Be prepared to work hard and hone your commitment levels.
VIRGO: 5th house – creativity, birth & children, love affairs, entertainment. If you’re not having enough fun in life, consider why not and what you can do about it. Draw up a plan for the year. Get tough with a child, give up on IVF. Or, use your earth sign nature to persist in your chosen goals. Master a skill or talent. Issue an ultimatum in love – either commit or quit.
LIBRA: 4th house – home & family, past & where you come from. You could be fascinated by your ancestry, your heritage and find out more about where you’re from. Close relationships may be tinged with sadness or loss. An issue with a parent might reach tipping point. Put firm boundaries in place to protect yourself and the ones you love. Let go of the past.
SCORPIO: 3rd house – communication, siblings & your neighbourhood. If someone’s trying to silence you, make a conscious decision whether you are going to speak up or say nothing. Words have power and you don’t like to be told what to do. Alternatively, you could become the voice of authority. Use your power and knowledge to good effect to bring about change.
SAGITTARIUS: 2nd house – money & possessions, self-value & worth. Ditch the debt would be a classic response to this major astrology. Or, set up a savings plan and start to think long-term about your financial future. Be firm around money matters and ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. If a source of income comes to an end, look at ways you can spend less.
CAPRICORN: 1st house – personal goals & aims, image & profile. You may embody the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and step in to a new role or position of authority. Persistence and hard work will pay off. Or, you find yourself faced with a limiting situation and need to transform your life. Consider carefully how you wield your power and what responsibility means to you.
AQUARIUS: 12th house – retreat, spirituality, caring for self & others. This is a key period of preparation when you need to consider what stays and what goes in your life. You may be downsizing or paring back. Karma is a key feature of the conjunction; reaping your rewards or finding it’s pay-back time. You may let go of the material world as you seek a spiritual path.
PISCES: 11th house – friends & groups; hopes & wishes. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is about realigning your alliances whether you’re leaving a group or cause or joining a new one. The people you hang out with matter greatly, so be discerning and choose wisely. Be aware of the influence you have on others and take your collective responsibilities seriously.