It seems like there’s so much I want to say but no idea where to start. We’re in uncertain times, but let’s consider that common sense, proper hygiene, social distancing, compassion, and inner peace can help us navigate through these difficulties.
I was thinking about planetary aspects. Since this coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic, I started to wonder if there were any clues in the sky as to what lies ahead. I was taken back to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that happened this past January. I remember that it was going to shake things up, that it would affect the “status quo,” and that the year/number, 2020 is related to “vision.” Also, given 2020 is a “4” year, in which 4 represents foundation, stability, and patience … it seemed like 2020 was going to have a lot in store.
We’ve definitely been shown signs that 2020 wouldn’t be like any other year. We just didn’t know what that meant. And we still don’t know where this is going.
What Will the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Show Us?
AstroTwins wrote this great article, The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of January 2020 Could Change History, and in hindsight, find it brilliant. As they break down each planet’s role in this conjunction, we see just how intense this can get. Here are some easy to digest quotes from their article:
- “As Saturn gives shape to Pluto’s totalizing demands, all the things we’ve been shoving down and burying will rise up like Godzilla and take tangible form.”
- “Maybe it’s a “breakthrough insight” (like Galileo’s telescope that allowed the discovery of Saturn) or a clarion call for a new world order. Whatever the case, things are going to be different as this new decade dawns. The Saturn-Pluto duopoly will pervade all realms, causing everything from a massive mindset shift to a radical update to our operational systems and social structures.”
- “The last time Saturn and Pluto’s paths crossed in Capricorn was in January 1518. Just three months prior, in October 1517, German monk Martin Luther released his doctrine 95 Theses, which exposed financial corruption that had been rampant in the Catholic Church. Subsequently, this sparked the massive Protestant Reformation of Christianity.”
- “But as 2020 dawns, any true responsibility to self and community is best served without dishing vengeful retribution. Healthier offerings are recommended.” <<< THIS!!
I’ll leave this here, and encourage you to read the article. I think what this is showing us thus far is how important independence is. That we will have to understand how to keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy during the uncertainty. But while we do this, move with compassion, move with consideration, and think about your impact on your neighbors.
Let’s be our best selves so we can become a stronger community.
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Image captured by me in Financial District, NYC.