Astrology

by Jennifer Fukushima

Saturn and Pluto will join forces on January 12, 2020 in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn.  Saturn represents structure and long range planning, Pluto represents authenticity, death, rebirth and power.  In the sign of Capricorn, changes to the structures and systems that govern our world are going to be prominent and with Pluto there is no going back.  After this astrological event in January, Jupiter will meet up Pluto three times near the same point on April 4, June 29 and November 12, 2020, amplifying the work of Saturn, allowing it to expand, grow and evolve.  Jupiter has the power to magnify events and to balance the scales of justice.  This is not a temporary or passing experience.  It will have long term, world changing consequences.

Whether you play an instrumental role in the bigger picture or not, there is also a lot of valuable insight to be gleaned based on where these transformational events fall in your chart.  They will have far reaching effects in your personal life, based on the house in which they fall, and for those with planets or points close to 22 degrees of the cardinal signs, the effects will be more pronounced. This transit will give you the opportunity to travel to the depths, revisiting old ways of being that are no longer serving you and the limiting beliefs that are keeping you down.  It will be an opportunity for you to step into your power and take control of your life.   

I’ve created this set of forecasts based on your rising sign to outline what opportunities Pluto’s conjunctions to Saturn and Jupiter will bring for you.  These horoscopes are a great jumping off point, but if you’d like to talk more about what they will mean for you personally, I’d love to connect and offer some insight.  My hope is to find ways to support and guide others to step into their power throughout 2020 and beyond.

Aries Rising

2019 has seen you experiencing growing tension in your career or professional role.  If you thought you had your dream job, on January 12th you will come to some powerful realizations about where you’ve been unfulfilled and the role you must play in the public sphere.  If fears have held you back from achievement or full self-expression in your career, now they are beginning to dissolve.  Your new ideas may seem radical.  They have long been brewing under the surface, so when you finally find the empowerment to release them, it may come as a relief.  If you’ve been compiling research on ways to make your transition a reality, things may begin to play out as April 4th approaches.  In fact, you were so thorough, scouring every nook and cranny that now you are faced with many options.  On June 29th, you are revisiting your original goals, attempting to weed out some of the background noise while staying true to yourself.  By Nov 12th, you are an unstoppable force with energy to spare.  Find some outlets to make constructive use of this increase in drive.  Try to be diplomatic in addressing higher ups who have a say in your progress while staying true to your convictions.  You’ve got plenty of time to prove yourself and the staying power to do it so don’t rush ahead in haste. 

Taurus Rising

If you’ve been wavering in your educational goals, unsure of which road to take, January 12th sees you approaching academia with renewed conviction and confidence.  Prior attempts to carve out your direction may have been misdirected, half-hearted or quashed.  If education isn’t on your radar, you may come to some profound realizations while travelling abroad.  Observing the customs and traditions of other cultures is allowing you to see new possibilities for yourself and your connection to the universe.  June 29th sees Jupiter’s first visit to Pluto and you are feeling the expansiveness and power in your new pursuit of knowledge, culture and the higher vibrations of humanity.  It’s like looking at the world through fresh eyes.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take things in a little bit at a time.  The rest will be there when you’ve got more bandwidth to process.  Around Nov 12th, you find yourself tossing and turning, haunted by visions of the future.  Look within for truths.  What have you been denying?  Where can you take an empowered stance in order to fight for the injustices you’ve observed in your new, expanded consciousness?  Embrace the strength of the empathic approach.

Gemini Rising

There is a storm brewing under the surface and you’ve been having a hard time defining just what’s driving these volatile emotions.  On January 12th, take some space and lean into it.  You may discover that the beliefs of your family or friends have been influencing you far too heavily.  Introspection helps you to trust and be true to yourself.  Stripped down to your core, you face your fears and refuse to yield to limiting beliefs.  On April 4th, Jupiter conjoins Pluto, bringing mind expanding ideas from a global perspective. With all the new information you may feel overwhelmed.  There is so much valuable insight to be gleaned from the legacies of other cultures.  Around June 29th, you are revisiting some of this new information.  Do the research to really understand what feels right for you and leave the rest behind.  By Nov 12th you are feeling more confident on your path. When a friend challenges you, you may feel caught off guard.  Listen to your heart, as you try to suss out their motivation for conflict.  Take comfort in knowing your true friends will be with you through thick and thin.

Cancer Rising

If you’ve been feeling uneasy in your marriage or partnership over 2019, once January 12th rolls around you will be ready to address the situation as Saturn finally meets up with powerhouse Pluto.  It has taken some time, but you are feeling stronger and more confident in what it is you need from an other.  Feelings of fear are tempered by a new, enduring inner strength around who you are, what you need in love and what you have to offer.  If your relationship is strong, now is a time when you may choose to make some major changes to deepen your connection.  If you’ve been feeling disconnected for some time, you may need to dig deep for answers.  It can feel scary in the moment, but you are getting ready to step into your power, starting anew with greater authenticity and healthier boundaries.  By April 4th, Jupiter joins up with Pluto to accelerate the healing process.  Visions of your future partnership are beginning to taking shape, you are feeling more confident in setting boundaries and you won’t settle for anything less.  June 29th may have you looking back on your relationship tearfully, why did you let things get so bad?  This is a passing phase on the road to sunnier skies.  You’ve come this far, don’t let what you worked so hard for slip away.   Nov 12th a work situation needs attention and you are feeling much less tethered to old ways of yielding to the demands of others.  Exercise tact and diplomacy with co-workers and higher-ups.  Try to avoid losing your temper while embodying your inner strength.

Leo Rising

It is time to take control of your calendar and step into your power through renewed commitments to health and wellness.  Over 2019, it’s possible that you were running yourself ragged, burning the candle at both ends, and your health has suffered as a result.  Around January 12th you are called to revisit these habits.  Pluto will act to clear out any unhealthy habits, assisting Saturn in rebuilding from the ground up.  Setting boundaries on the number of hours you work and limiting the projects you take on will allow you to recommit to wellness.  If you’ve been working hard to stay focused on your new goals, around April 4th, you are feeling good about increased time at the gym or yoga studio as well as eating healthy.  However, if you’ve been spinning your wheels, Jupiter may amplify your problems, revealing some difficult truths.  Around June 29th, you are revisiting your progress to see how far you’ve come.  If you’re feeling good about the changes you’ve made, give yourself a pat on the back and see how much further you can take this momentum.  Nov 12th sees you travelling out of the country with a full plate.  Your routine becomes a competing priority at this time.  Remind yourself to recommit rather than lose sight of your goals.  You’ve got the staying power to see this plan through.

Virgo Rising

In January, you make headway in breaking away from old patterns or beliefs that are no longer serving you in the domain of dating and romance.  You are in a place of becoming more aware of what you truly desire and you are no longer afraid to ask for what you need.  If you’ve been feeling a creative block, this is a time when you are finally able to embrace your practice in new, deeper and more authentic ways.  The essence of your being is seeing a renewal and rebirth.  Around April 4th, as Jupiter meets Pluto, you are finally ready to share yourself with the world.  Though you are finally stepping up, you must continue to persevere and put down roots as you chart the course of your new reality in love and in your self-expression.  By June 29th you may be questioning if this is the right way to go.  After some deep diving you are feeling ready to share your creative work with the public or make space for a new love interest.  On Nov 12th, Jupiter and Pluto are back together with a square from Mars in Aries, asking you to go deeper with your love interest. You may get some powerful insight at this time as you struggle to grasp what is motivating them.  Challenges and conflict during this time may ultimately yield rewards and deeper understanding.

Libra Rising

This year has the potential to be life changing.  Pluto has been forcing you to metaphorically clean house.  It could feel as though the ground beneath your feet is no longer steady.  You may move homes, go through family changes or simply be feeling as though your usual safe space suddenly looks unfamiliar.  With the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12th, it could become clear that there is no going back to the way things were, and you must take control in order to rebuild and secure yourself.  Be sure to look at the issue from all angles in order to fully grasp where you are coming from and how you got to this point so that you can make more empowered decisions on your path to greater stability.  As April 4th approaches, Jupiter conjoins Pluto, allowing you to materialize the hard work and planning undertaken earlier in the year under Saturn’s watch.  June 29th sees you looking back on your past for clues while fantasizing about what the future holds and the two bear no resemblance whatsoever.  Around Nov 12th you may be coming face to face with legal challenges, a former business partner or spouse.  Be true to yourself and embody the new courage you’ve learned to cultivate.  No matter what happens you have the strength to move beyond this blip in the road.  Take a deep breath and remind yourself that with applied effort and endurance you can rebuild your foundation to support the person you are becoming.

Scorpio Rising

With Saturn and Pluto in your third house of communication, this year will be about learning to speak your truth.  If you have ever felt restricted or held back in sharing your opinions, feelings or ideas with others, this is the year when things will begin to change.  January 12th, as Saturn conjoins Pluto, you will be revisiting your old beliefs around communication.  If you have any baggage around the way you come across or concerns over being heard, now is the time to take those limiting beliefs and challenge yourself to move beyond them.  If you have been struggling in your relationships with siblings, this is a time when past issues can be addressed.  These will not be easy conversations to have, but now is the time to have them.  When Jupiter conjoins Pluto, April 4th, you may see some progress on your journey.  The greater benefic brings uplifting vibes and increased confidence even in the face of difficult truths.  On June 29th if you’ve been working hard to address things in the earlier part of the year, your work will begin to pay off in tangible ways through increased clarity of communication or improved relationships.  Nov 12th you may be revisiting themes from April and June, on your path to empowerment.  Your daily workload may increase at this time.  Be sure to stay on top of self-care as you continue to open up the lines of communication.  If conflict arises, you can handle it. 

Sagittarius Rising

This year, you will be confronting your fears and limitations surrounding your self-worth.  The 2nd house rules your inborn skills and talents, how you value what makes you unique and special and the confidence with which you can ask to be compensated for your worldly contributions.  If there have been any blockages around self-worth or money, now is the time to embrace your inner power, pushing past what keeps you down while staying true to your core values.  If you’ve had negative friends or family members who’ve minimized your worth, you may have internalized their words.  Under Saturn’s conjunction to Pluto January 12th, you begin to challenge these old beliefs.  By April 4th, you are stepping up and ready to prove yourself to the world, shining with pride in your accomplishments.  This could be the year you will finally get that big raise, promotion or contract. If it doesn’t happen in the first half of the year, by June 29th you may be ready to revisit your pay rate or position within the company.  By Nov 12th your creative energy is bursting at the seams, but how will you allow this burning passion to manifest?  Some long nights in the studio, a hiking getaway or sporting event could prove to be a constructive outlet at this time.

Capricorn Rising

This year is all about you, exploring who you truly are, and how to express that to the world.  Self-development will be a prominent theme.  If you’ve been hiding behind a false mask, the Saturn Pluto conjunction on January 12th will bring you the courage and power to begin to embody and embrace your true self.  Under this transit, consider moving closer to what feels authentic to you and sharing it with the world.  If you’ve been feeling held back because of what others will think, this is a time when you will embrace the courage to move beyond those limitations.  If you stepped up to the challenge, by April 4th, Jupiter conjunct Pluto will bring gifts of abundance and optimism.  You will be feeling the glow.  However, if you have been resisting the call to follow your instincts, the real push could come now, allowing you to emerge from your cocoon.  June 29th sees Jupiter returning again to Pluto to urgently remind you of what needs to change, affirming that your life has been altered in marked ways and you will not be going back to the false self that was no longer serving you.  By Nov 12th family issues enter the picture, and you are confronted with the option to stand your ground or buckle under the pressure.  Stay true to who you are while respecting the individuality of others.  We each have our own path to follow.  They will come around in time.

Aquarius Rising

Night after night, you wake in the wee hours of the night.  Your dreams have taken on a larger than life quality, but what are they trying to tell you?  If you have a way of avoiding the more difficult realities of your experience, you may not even realize it.  On January 12th, Saturn makes a visit to Pluto in your 12th house, and things begin to come clear.  It’s time to look under the rug.  If you’ve been neglecting your inner landscape, you suddenly find the courage to come face-to-face with reality.  On April 4th, as Jupiter meets up with Pluto you are embracing a new spiritual practice.  Meditation, journaling or psychotherapy are opening you to your inner experience and the power you didn’t know you had.  Around June 29th, you are contemplating some of the deeper revelations of the past 6 months.  In your darker moments, it can be a lot to hold, but don’t give up hope.  There is clarity at the end of the tunnel and knowing what you don’t know can be so liberating.  Around November 12th, you are feeling ready to communicate what you’ve learned.  But be careful, not everyone is ready to hear what you have to say.  Learn to temper your passion around those who struggle to go beyond the surface.  You will find kindred spirits in time who can walk the path with you or allow you the space to fly on your own.

Pisces Rising

With your 11th house lit up by the Saturn Pluto conjunction on January 12th, you will be addressing what needs to change in your friendships and group associations.  Your social ties will be tested and your strongest relationships may get some remedial attention throughout the year while those friendships that have been faltering may start to fall away.  If you’ve been drifting apart from a group for some time, these changes will be met with relief and feelings of empowerment rather than regret.  Around April 4th, Jupiter, the judge, appears on the scene asking you to make a final cut.  Without these critical, unsupportive types, you feel much lighter to explore other roads to community and social belonging.  As June 29th rolls around, you are revisiting your social needs.  Try joining a club or taking up a new hobby to meet like minded individuals.  As the year progresses, you will be challenging yourself to reach out and rebuild your network feeling increasingly supported as November rolls around.  On the 12th you are feeling the need to re-assert your values but be careful not to assume that everyone feels the same way you do.  You can agree to disagree.  If conflicts arise with your new friends over this, take some space and resurface when you’re feeling calmer.

Conclusion

To summarize, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are the major themes of 2020, but not the only ones. We also have the Venus and Mars retrogrades, the eclipses and the Jupiter Neptune sextiles to name a few. To find out what these influences mean for your year book your personalized reading.

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