Let’s begin with the obvious. 2020 has been a transformative and turbulent year.
The year kicked off with a conjunction (face-to-face meetup) between Saturn and Pluto in January.
When I initially discussed this aspect (on my Instagram account in April of 2019), I described it as “foundational collapse.” I didn’t mean that in a hyperbolic end-of-times way; it was a literal interpretation of the astrology: Pluto (collapse) conjunct Saturn (foundations).
Here’s the thing: Pluto and Saturn meet up every 38 years. So, we’ve lived through prior Saturn-Pluto conjunctions (and will continue to persevere through future ones). As I always say, astrology consistently demonstrates that life goes on. Sure enough, history books show that we — as a collective global village — have survived extremely challenging planetary configurations.
With that said, Saturn and Pluto hadn’t met in Capricorn since the year 1518. And, with Capricorn as the sign that relates to business, corporations, economics, finance, government, and labor, this was a Saturn-Pluto conjunction on steroids (hence me not flinching with that “foundational collapse” description).
As the year went on, three personal planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) retrograded. While Mercury retrogrades three times a year, there are some years in which Venus and Mars never retrograde.
In addition, the stick of dynamite we call Mars — the planet that most loathes its retrograde period — felt emboldened while in its home sign of Aries (where it has been since late June, and will be until January 7 of 2021) and got into all sorts of caustic arguments with other planets.
Those arguments, by the way, are not completely over. More on that later.
The question I most frequently receive in my Instagram DMs is: “when is all this intensity and craziness ending?”
The last two months of the year have a significant amount of astrological activity that will begin to change “the vibe.” And, yes — the intensity we have been feeling since late August is coming to an end.
I’ll explain all that (and more!) in this post. Let’s begin.