Saturn conjunct Pluto was exact at 22º Capricorn on January 12 2020. On Jan 11 2020 there was a grand stellium that included Jupiter and Ceres also. That huge build-up of planets spanning 20º-23º Capricorn will affect us for many years to come.
UPDATE: This article was originally written in June 2019 but has not been updated. I thought this article was worth bumping up again. I have seen a lot of articles in the media about why astrologers did not predict the CV.
I think this was because there were no obvious health indicators, no big Neptune conjunctions. But I did see the fear of death combined with propaganda, bondage and control. I took the title of this post from the ‘Protect & Survive’ meme of the 1980’s in relation to AIDS.
Protect & Survive
Along with HIV, there is also another notable correlation for the current health crisis. The last Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn brought, The Dancing Plague of 1518. Which just goes to show how hysteria can kill. I have a recent YouTube post that talks about the astrology of pandemics.
In astrology Saturn rules fear and Pluto is the taboo and unseen. Saturn/Pluto is the deep state, the hidden hand and death cults. These are both planets of endings, but it is both a death and resurrection aspect that contains many paradoxes. With this conjunction in Capricorn, the most obvious meaning is of the collapse of structures and having to rebuild again from the foundations up. No more papering over the cracks.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020 Dates*
6 Apr 2019 to 28 May 2019
7 Dec 2019 to 10 Feb 2020
10 Sep 2020 to 13 Oct 2020
*Within 3º Orb
When I read Sue Tompkins interpretation of Saturn/Pluto connections I realised that we must already be feeling this conjunction already!;
“Saturn-Pluto people often feel persecuted. Even if there is no obvious reason for such feelings, one manifestation of this combination is of the individual who identifies with people who have been ostracised from society for some reason, or who have suffered a cruel fate.
Perhaps persecution of their race, their colour, their sexual orientation, their religion or some ‘taboo’ in their life which society shuns….there is often an identification with what the individual sees as the groups suffering” 
Enslave ~ Unslave
It seems these days everyone is competing to be the most oppressed group. With this comes the sense of entitlement for reparations from those they perceive to be the cause of their victimhood. This is not the most empowering position, is it?
Saturn conjunct Pluto = fear of power? But it also shows us just how fragile and vulnerable the so-called elite really are. Everything is upside down where the most ‘oppressed’ are actually holding the reigns of power.
When looked at some of the natives with this aspect in their natal chart I could clearly see the feeling of victimisation in some of the activists in the list below. While we also have Queen Victoria who must be the quintessential icon of the British Empire and colonialism. Under Queen Victoria, slavery was abolished, yet 500 years ago, with this conjunction in Capricorn, the African slave trade started.
So this aspect can be both about putting someone in chains (Saturn) but also unchaining them. Saturn rules boundaries so by the same token this aspect can make for very strong personal and national boundaries but also the demolition of those defences too.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto In 1982/83
Saturn conjunct Pluto is very much the nuclear missile of combinations. The fear of extinction that came with the invention of said device kept a lot of us who grew up in the ’80s with the feeling that we could be all be dust in the time it takes to boil an egg (The 4-minute warning.)
As someone who was a teenager at that time, I remember the weird subliminal feeling of impending doom that we all had. That state of mind was only amplified by television series like ‘The Day After’ (1983).
The YouTube Version with added comments and updated summary. This article was written back in June 2019. The Video has more up to date observations for December 2019.
Working For The Black Gas…
We also had Frankie Goes to Hollywood and their video of the song ‘Two Tribes’ (1984) (which portrayed Ronald Reagan and Konstantin Chernenko in a boxing ring.) , The songs starts with an air attack warning siren and “featured snippets of narration from actor Patrick Allen, recreating his narration from the British Protect and Survive public information films about how to survive a nuclear war.” ~ Wikipedia.
The Aids epidemic and the ad campaign “Don’t Die Of Ignorance” brought home the fatality of this sexually transmuted disease and made us all fearful of having sex without a barrier method (Saturn).
Even the fashion had us looking like the walking dead with the start of Goth fashion. Ultravox’s video Vienna portrays well the bittersweet, apocalyptic vibe. Dancing new romantics, frozen in time expressed the faded decadence of a dying British empire.
‘Choose Life!’ & Bondage Fashion
The weird contradiction of living with this background doom and gloom and the ‘Cold War’ was that we actually partied pretty hard like time was running out so we might as well go out with a bang! Prince’s hit song ‘1999’ (1982) from the album of the same name sums the atmosphere up well. I don’t want to paint out a picture like we were all miserable in the 1980s, the mood was quite celebratory also, like resurrection after death. Remember those ‘Choose Life’ T-Shirts by Katharine Hamnett? (Launched in 1983).
In Part 2 of this post I look at: collective CPTSD, alienation, baphomet & power ducats, currency & materialism, idol worship and constellation Lyra.
Featured Image Artwork: ‘Devil’s Play’ Voyager Tarot © James Wanless james-wanless.com
Saturn Conjunct Pluto In History
As my followers are mainly from the USA, UK and the EU, I will focus mainly on Saturn conjunct Pluto events in the ‘West’ in order to narrow down my research examples. Most of my followers will want to know how this conjunction will affect them in these countries. So apologies in advance if this report is biased in favour of European civilisation.
8 Nov 1982 Saturn Conjunct Pluto 27º Libra
(Within 3º Orb: 1 Oct 1982, to 20 Dec 1982 and 28 Apr 1983 to 30 Aug 1983)
Ronald Reagan is President of The USA. (Republican Party)
Margaret Thatcher is Prime Minister Of The UK. (Conservative Party)
President Ronald Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
A global surplus of crude oil causes gasoline prices to collapse.
A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
All-time record low temperatures in the Mid-West of the USA
Huge blizzard in the North-East USA
Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth, published in book format in the United States, warns of the dangers of the nuclear arms race.
In a Gallup poll, 51% of Americans do not accept homosexuality as normal.
The term AIDS was used for the first time to describe;
“acquired immune deficiency syndrome” At this time it was only seen amongst Gay males. “In June 1982, a group of cases among gay men in Southern California suggested that the cause of the immune deficiency was sexual and the syndrome was initially called gay-related immune deficiency (or GRID).” ~ Avert.org
Unemployment in the United Kingdom increases and hits 3 million, a post-war record number.
The first computer virus infects Apple II computers via floppy disk.
Adobe Systems was founded.
The Falklands War.
Canada gains full political independence from the United Kingdom.
The first compact discs (CDs) are produced in Germany.
The first emoticons are posted
The US film. E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial becomes the biggest box-office hit of the decade
Saturn conjunct Pluto Events ~ Oct to Dec 1982
October 1 ~ Sony launches the first consumer compact disc (CD) player (model CDP-101).
October 27 ~ ‘The Homosexual Offences Order 1982’ comes into effect, decriminalising homosexuality in Northern Ireland for those aged 18 or older.
October 11 ~ The Mary Rose, flagship of Henry VIII of England that sank in 1545, is raised from the Solent.
November 7 ~ The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated.
November 30 ~ Michael Jackson releases his sixth studio album, Thriller, in the United States, which will go on to be the greatest selling album of all time at 110 million units sold worldwide.
November 28 ~ Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade.
December 2 ~ At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he lives for 112 days with the device).
December 7 ~ The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
December 12 ~ Women’s peace protest at RAF Greenham Common: 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.
December 26 ~ Time magazine’s Man of the Year is given for the first time to a non-human, the computer.
~ Wikipedia 1982
11 August 1947 Saturn Conjunct Pluto 13º Leo
Harry S Truman is President of The USA. (Democratic Party)
Clement Attlee is Prime Minister Of The UK. (Labour Party)
The first year of the cold war with the Soviet Union
McCarthyism: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigations into communism in Hollywood.
First recorded use of the word computer specifying an electronic digital machine.
First televised White House address.
Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
US Airforce breaks the speed of sound with a rocket plane for the first time.
Roswell UFO Incident (July)
The CIA, Department of Defense and National Security Council created (July)
India gains Independence from the British Empire
The US National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective (Sept)
~ Wikipedia 1947
4 Oct 1914 & 19 May 1915 Saturn Conjunct Pluto Cancer
Woodrow Wilson is President of The USA. (Democratic Party)
H. H Asquith is Prime Minister Of The UK. (Liberal Party)
First commercial air flights in the USA From St Petersburg to Tampa Florida.
Lincoln Memorial built
First non-direct blood transfusion in Belgium
Assassination Of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand which will trigger World War I.
British Royal Airforce (RAF) established (Originally named Royal Naval Air Service)
World War I commences (July 23)
St Petersburg in Russia changes its name to Petrograd
20,000 Canadian troops depart for Europe (Oct 3)
The Federal Reserve Bank opens (Nov 13)
China declares its neutrality on WWI
Oxymorphone (Narcotic related to Morphine) developed. (Germany)
Gallipoli Campaign in WWI
Paris bombed by German Zeppelins for the first time
Art Movement “Dadaism” founded
Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on ‘birth control’
Toggle light switch invented.
Britain and France divide the Arab areas of the Middle East (Old Ottoman territories)
Battle Of The Somme. (France. WWI) A million soldiers die. The bloodiest battle in human history.
Jersey Shore Shark attacks. 4 dead, 1 loses a leg. (US)
Oxycodone(narcotic related to codeine) developed (Germany.)
22 May 1883 Saturn Conjunct Pluto Taurus
Queen Victoria is regent of UK
Chester A Arthur is President of USA (Republican)
Oxygen is liquefied for the very first time. (April)
Brooklyn Bridge opens (May)
Victoria Hall disaster: 183 children crushed to death (asphyxiated) scrambling for prizes. (UK)
The last Quagga dies in Zoo. (Amsterdam)
10 February 1852 Saturn Conjunct Pluto Aries
Queen Victoria is regent of UK
Millard Fillmore is President of USA (Whig)
Jewish charities group to form Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City
First British public toilet for women opens (London.)
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children opens (London)
The first American experimental steam fire engine is tested.
6 June 1851 ~ Saturn Conjunct Pluto In Taurus
11 November 1851 ~ Saturn Conjunct Pluto In Aries
Queen Victoria is regent of UK (House of Hanover)
Millard Fillmore is President of USA (Whig)
The Great Exhibition (of Works of Industry of All Nations.) Ran (May to Oct 1851)
Australian Gold Rush
Floods In the Midwestern USA.
New York Times Founded
Reuters News Service founded
First protected telegraph cable is laid below the English Channel.
Saturn conjunct Pluto IN Capricorn
3 Jan 1518 at 4º Capricorn
Henry the VIII regent of England (House Of Tudor)
(In orb Nov 1517 to Feb 1518 & June to Oct 1518)
The African slave trade begins.
Protestant reformation begins. (Martin Luther pins ’95 Theses’ on Wittenberg Castle Church door.) (Oct 1517)
Sweating sickness in England hits Oxford and Cambridge. (1517)
A swarm of tropical fire ants devastates crops on Hispaniola. (1518)
The Dancing Plague of 1518. A case of dancing mania breaks out in Strasbourg, in which many people die from constant dancing. (July 1518)
The Treaty of London temporarily ensures peace in Western Europe. (Oct 1518)
19 Dec 1284 at 26º Capricorn
Edward I regent of England (House Of Plantagenet)
(In orb Feb 1284 to Jul 1284 & Nov 1284 to Jan 1285)
The Republic of Venice coins the ducat, a gold coin that becomes the standard of European currency for the next 600 years. (Italy)
Hamburg is destroyed fire. (Germany)
Events give rise to the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (Germany)
Germany imposes sanctions on Norway causing famine.
Archbishop Swinka orders sermons to be delivered in Polish (Not German) unifying the Catholic Church in Poland.
King Edward, I Of England takes steps to separate church from state.
Sultan Qalawun begins the siege of Margat a major crusader fortress of the Knights Hospitaller. (Located in modern day Syria)
The Eastern Orthodox Church repudiates the Union with the Roman Catholic Church, declared in the Second Council of Lyon. (1285 after the December Capricorn stellium Eclipse)