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The Astrology of 2020: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask | Part I

The Astrology of 2020: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask | Part I

Jan 12, 2020, we get the most serious transit of the year over with when the Saturn Pluto conjunction becomes exact. The bad news is it can have long-term ripple effects. The last time the transit happened in the sign of Capricorn was 1508 during the protestant reformation.

First Martin Luther wrote his tenants, people left the institution of the Catholic Church, and then came the persecutions. It wasn't a one-time event. The effects of this transit will be ongoing and far-reaching.

Another cycle that began and ended during this time was the conquest and take over of Mexico and the fall of the Aztec empire, which boasted the largest city in the word by the year 1500.. The Aztecs are still known today for their sophisticated methods in farming, and their advancement in architecture, art, and astrology + astronomy.

Saturn represents the social constructs of society. Whereas Pluto removes anything standing in the way of our evolution. So expect changes on a societal & collective level.

We are entering into unchartered territory. We are, as a collective, birthing a new epoch, the long-anticipated changing of an age, a major turning point, and a new chapter will be written about our shared human experience.

Astrologically speaking, 2020 is a Plutonian Year, or a year or death, rebirth, change, and extreme transformation. Out of the ashes, the Phoenix will rise anew. A few highlights... 

  • the Saturn/Pluto conjunction
  • three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions
  • six eclipses instead of the usual 4
  • Five Super Moons
  • Pluto square Eris the Goddess of Discord (a dwarf planet) who champions women's rights and gets her way in a not-so-lady-like-fashion
  • a Venus retrograde
  • a Mars retrograde
  • and the Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. 
  • 5 planetary cycles are ending and 5 are beginning

2020 has been dubbed the "Great Societal Reset"  "The year of collapse and contraction" and "The Great Transformation of 2020". Astrologers have been discussing, anticipating, and prophesying great change, cataclysmic events & transformations surrounding this period in our evolutionary history for quite some time. It has been said nothing will look the same at the end of 2020

These are exciting times! Ok, and maybe a bit unnerving. Saturn conjoins Pluto approximately every 35 years and throughout history, these times are associated with some major restructuring of the system & the institutions that were at one point considered a permanent fixture in our consciousness.

Eris the Goddess of Discord

There will be more exact squares between Eris and Pluto and Eris and Saturn. Dubbed the female awakener, Eris is not afraid to shake things up and to champion the feminine. Eris is a dwarf planet, who slammed on to the astrological scene after her discovery on Jan 5, 2005.

This dwarf planet whose arrival then downgraded Pluto to a non-planet was named after the Goddess of Discord.  Eris has been mythologized for starting the Trojan War. She caused a scene and exacted revenge for not receiving her invite to a wedding. 

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