Jupiter conjunction Pluto last occurred at 22º Capricorn on November 12 2020. In Greek mythology, Zeus and Hades were brothers and rivals. Poor old Pluto (Hades) was consigned to ruling the dank underworld while Jupiter (Zeus) ruled the skies. It is not often then that these two meet.
In order for Pluto and Jupiter to make contact, Jupiter must take a deep dive into un-chartered territory, usually this is via mining or travel to other dimensions. The wealth that is discovered from these long distance travels (Jupiter) brings power (Pluto). Jupiter conjunct Pluto then is buried wealth in the shape of the precious metals and stones that are found deep in those mines or from exotic places far from home.
Gold can also be ‘black gold’ in the shape of oil. Fossil fuels are allegedly made from decomposed plants and animals over time. (Though I have heard otherwise…). Whether this statement is true or not, the ‘fossil fuel” concept fits very well with Jupiter and Pluto since we are using dead matter (or exploiting what has expired) to create power. Pluto can also be about the recycling.
Jupiter conjunction Pluto 2020 Audio Report (49mins)
In this ‘members only’ audio report version I discuss the topics brought up in this post in more detail.
Jupiter conjunct Pluto ~ 4 April, 30 June & 12 November 2020.
In modern times oil is the currency for our planet and has made globalism possible through long distant travel (Jupiter). Some astrologers call this conjunction the ‘millionaire’s aspect’. Bill Gates has Jupiter conjunct Pluto in his 2nd house of cash (Using whole signs.). They fall in materialistic earth sign Virgo.
I think Gates embodies this archetype very well with his so called philanthropic ‘good causes’. Of course, not everyone with this conjunction is going to be a Bill Gates. Jupiter conjunct Pluto can also be a vow of poverty to achieve some kind of spiritual power.
In the rest of the written post I discuss death cults/wealth cults, Jupiter conjunction Pluto natives, Jupiter conjunct Pluto as a transit, Jupiter conjunction Pluto in Capricorn in history.
Death Cults/Wealth Cults
So wealth can be spiritual gold, with many religious/spiritual gurus in the examples bearing this out. Mahatma Gandhi lived a very spartan life, the total opposite of ‘millionaire’. However there are questions about how enlightened Gandhi really was..
This aspect can use religion to wield power over others in a sinister way of course. “James Jones was an American civil rights preacher, faith healer and cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass murder-suicide of his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana. “ ~ Wiki
“Jones and his wife adopted several non-white children; he referred to the household as his ‘rainbow family’.” So Jones was probably one of the first celebrities to popularise this concept.
Adopting children of another race was probably taboo (Pluto) for the time (the late 50s).
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto 2020 Transit
One of the big aspects of the year will be Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, which at times will be triggered by Mars and Saturn in 2020.
In my research, I found there were some papal changes. So we could see Pope Francis replaced this year. (If he hasn’t been already…) We had some of the first discoveries of the new world by the Portuguese under this aspect.
The most significant for the archetype of Jupiter conjunct Pluto is the discovery of what was to be known as Costa Rica due to the glimmer of the plentiful gold that was found on its beaches.
The usual religious wars between the Moors and Christians, Byzantines and Western Christianity are also found during this aspect and some monarchs deposed. You would expect some religious conflict due to Jupiter and Pluto’s power grab under the guise of God’s will.
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Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn DATES
A look at this aspect historically. Some of these events have no dates, but I have dated the ones that are closest to the aspect being exact.
February 21, 1036
A Zirid (North African) expeditionary force invades Sicily and takes Palermo from the Normans, but fails to fully reconquer the island.”
February 5 ~ Edward the Confessor’s younger brother Alfred Aetheling is blinded and murdered, in an apparent attempt to seize the throne of England from Harold I.
December 22, 1272
King Afonso III of Portugal eliminates the last Moorish community in Portugal at Faro.
The Mamluk sultan Baybars and the Kingdom of Jerusalem conclude a ten-year truce at Caesarea.
In astronomy, the recording of the Alfonsine tables is completed. ( One use of these and similar astronomical tables was to calculate ephemerides, which were in turn used by astrologers to cast horoscopes.)
March 31, 1285
(Also July 1 & November 7 within 2º30′ orb)
April ~ Chios is captured by Venetian raiders from its Genoese lords; it is later retaken.
Easter ~ The Second Statute of Westminster is passed in England, reforming various laws; it includes the clause de donis conditionalibus, considered one of the fundamental institutes of medieval law in England.
One of the chapters includes “It is Felony to commit Rape. A married Woman elopeth with Advouterer. The Penalty for carrying a Nun from her House.” Not sure if this was the first time rape was seen as a crime, but I include it out if interest as Pluto was an abductor/rapist after all. “Advouterer” actually means adulterer in Olde English. Though it sounds rather similar to abductor to me also.
April 2 ~ Pope Honorius IV succeeds Pope Martin IV.
Council of Blachernae: The Eastern Orthodox Church repudiates the Union with the Roman Catholic Church, declared in the Second Council of Lyon.
Separation of Church from State in England. The writ Circumspecte Agatis, issued by King Edward I of England, defines the jurisdictions of church and state in England, thereby limiting the church’s judicial powers to ecclesiastical cases only.
April 25 ~ Mamluk sultan Al Mansur Qalawun begins a siege of the Crusader fortress of Margat (in modern-day Syria), a major stronghold of the Knights Hospitaller thought to be impregnable; he captures the fortress a month later.
January 18, 1522
January 9 ~ Pope Adrian VI succeeds Pope Leo X. The only Dutch pope, he will be the last non-Italian elected for more than 450 years.
January 26 ~ Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila sets out from the Gulf of Panama to explore the Pacific coast of Central America. He explores Nicaragua and names Costa Rica when he finds copious quantities of gold in Pacific beaches.
Australia is sighted by a Portuguese expedition led by Cristóvão de Mendonça, who maps the continent and names it Jave la Grande (“The Greater Java”), according to the theory of the Portuguese discovery of Australia.
February 24, 1771
April 4 ~ The first quarantines are started in Moscow and Saint Petersburg to fight the bubonic plague. Over the next 12 months, more than 52,000 people die from the plague in Moscow alone.