January 12: Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
An epochal shift shatters delusion
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 1:51 am, and Pluto at 2:14 a.m.
Fresh from the purifying Cazimi on Friday, Mercury comes into a conjunction with serious Saturn and Pluto in the wee hours of the morning. The clarifying of thought and intention from Mercury’s merge with the sun has revitalized our ability to see reality as it is—with sober, pragmatic acceptance. The conjunction of the messenger planet with the slow outer planets of heavy responsibility and irreversible change shifts our thoughts in a pensive, but constructive direction today.
The moon in Leo is in aversion to Neptune at 7:50 a.m.
The day is underscored by a quizzical, uncanny mood, as the passionate Leo moon is in aversion to Neptune in Pisces. These two planets cannot “see” or form a major aspect with each other from these differing signs, yet this aversion—also called an inconjunct—between them asks us to pay attention to how our emotions may be causing a blind spot in our lives today. Neptune is the planet of illusion and delusion, and in Pisces, it amplifies our daydreams and idealistic thinking. Could we be a bit lost in our own story, being tempted to sink back into emotional escapism to avoid our duties?
Saturn is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 8:59 a.m.
At 8:59 a.m., a once every thirty years phenomenon occurs with the conjunction between Saturn and Pluto. Exact at 22 degrees and 46 minutes Capricorn, this epochal merging between the planet of discipline and the planet of transformation marks a huge shift in societal growth. Growth, however, often comes with its pains, as this upcoming year’s greatest challenges lie in combining the themes of rebuilding systems, foundations, and boundaries with profound psychological transformation. In Capricorn, this great conjunction potentially symbolizes huge implications for our governments and economies as we see forces of reform and change renovating these matters on personal and collective levels. Awareness is now focused on sustainability, societal order, morality and discernment, and has the potential to take shape in more conscious economies and governments.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.