2020 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction: Extreme Magnification

In 2020, Jupiter and Pluto will conjoin in late Capricorn, so I wanted to take a look back at previous Jupiter-Pluto hard aspects to get a sense of their archetypal signature. When I did this I found a remarkable pattern that fits the combined archetypes of Jupiter and Pluto somewhat literally: the development of telescopes and microscopes, facilitating the exploration of the macrocosm and the microcosm.

In theory, we know that Jupiter in astrology is the expansive planet of wisdom and knowledge, big picture thinking and the broadening of horizons. Pluto is a planet of extremes. The late great astrologer Alan White used to say that “Pluto makes big things small and small things big“, which is the essence of what an extreme is. Microscopes magnify extremely small things, and telescopes magnify extremely distant things. Appropriately, the times of major Jupiter-Pluto aspects have coincided with times when the vistas of discovery extended to impossibly small and impossibly large scales, and are often brought about by people who themselves were born at significant axes of the Jupiter-Pluto cycle.

I traced a chronology spanning over 400 years which clearly shows how the telescope and microscope were developed at successive Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions and oppositions, but it’s too unwieldy to publish in an article. Instead I’m going to focus on 5 of what I think are some of the most impressive and literal examples of the Jupiter-Pluto complex in action, along with my thoughts on what we might be able to expect from the upcoming 2020 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn at the end.

5. Johannes Kepler’s Epiphanies

1571-1572 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions at 22° Pisces
Johannes Kepler Born
Source: Astrodatabank

Johannes Kepler was born on December 27th 1571, less than 3 weeks before the early 1572 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Pisces. What makes this example so interesting is the fact that Kepler came from a time when Pluto was unknown, and so he would not have been aware of this conjunction to his natal Jupiter, just that it was fortunately placed in its domicile of Pisces. At each subsequent Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, Kepler’s insights would profoundly broaden humanity’s view of the skies.

Johannes Kepler presents a kind of contradiction for modern science since his monumental contributions to astronomy were guided by his work in astrology and his theological or otherwise enchanted view of the universe. It was all part of one cohesive perspective, and it was precisely these “non-scientific” interests which propelled his scientific advances. Carl Sagan referred to him as “the first astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer”. We will see this theme reappear with some other Jupiter-Pluto pioneers.

1596 Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto conjunction at 18° Aries
Kepler writes Mysterium Cosmographicum

One of his most significant works was his first, Mysterium Cosmographicum, which was when Kepler first proposed his geometrical model of the solar system. He thought he had revealed God’s design of the universe. He attributed this to an epiphany on July 19th 1595 as Jupiter was approaching Uranus and Pluto in Aries, and the book was published in “late 1596”. The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction itself perfected on April 14th 1956. The particularly revelatory nature of this conjunction is reflected by the addition of Uranus to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. This is the same conjunction under which Rene Descartes was born.

1608 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction at 1° Taurus
Kepler writes Somnium and invents the Keplerian Telescope

In 1608, Kepler wrote a novel called Somnium. The book describes a dream he had about people who travel to the Moon and imagines what the sky would look like from the lunar surface, to prove the universal applicability of his astronomical principles. Some consider this to be the first work of science fiction. While we don’t know when in 1608 he wrote this book, the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction perfected on May 19th 1608 and was in close proximity to Pluto that entire year. What’s particularly interesting about this event is that while this is the year Kepler wrote the book, the book itself was not published until after his death. Also in 1608, Kepler devised his own telescope, the distinct design of which would come to be known as a Keplerian telescope. The very next year he released the first book explaining his Laws of Planetary Motion.

1620-1621 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions at 11°-13° Taurus
Kepler completes his Three Laws of Planetary Motion

From 1620-1621, Kepler published the final two volumes in his work that would be most influential for modern astronomy: Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae. In this work he completed his Three Laws of Planetary Motion, namely that planetary orbits are ellipses around the Sun rather than circles, that planets travel faster when they are closer to the Sun, and that a planet’s orbital period is determined by its distance from the Sun, with a lot more math. Isaac Newton would later use these three laws as proof of his own laws of motion and gravitation.

1632-1633 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions at 23°-24° Taurus
Kepler’s Somnium Posthumously Prepared for Publication

Johannes Kepler died in 1630 at his second Saturn return, and so after his death, his work Somnium was finally published in 1634. Somnium was edited and printed by his son and his son-in-law between 1630 and 1634, which means that the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction would have coincided with when Kepler’s unpublished work was being revisited, which is peculiar because it was written during a previous Jupiter-Pluto conjunction.


4. The Discovery of the Microcosm

1589/1590 Jupiter-Pluto Oppositions at 11°-14° Libra/Aries
The Invention of the Microscope

Two Dutch spectacle makers, Zaccharias Janssen and his son Hans experimented with lenses in a tube in 1590, discovering that nearby objects appeared larger. Zaccharias is generally credited as the inventor of the compound microscope and the first telescope. While we don’t know the exact date in 1590, the two Jupiter-Pluto opppositions in 1590 perfected in April and August, making it more likely that the invention of the microscope occurred while Jupiter and Pluto were in close opposition.

1632-1633 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions at 23°-24° Taurus
“Father of Microscopy” Born
Source: Astrodatabank

Anton van Leeuwenhoek is often considered the “father of microscopy” or the “father of microbiology”. He was born on October 24th 1632, just a week after one of Jupiter’s 3 conjunctions to Pluto in 1632. Like Kepler, his strictly scientific method dovetailed with his religious faith. He continually marveled at his discovery of microscopic life in religious terms, considering them to be more evidence that God made all creatures great and small.

1657 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction at 17° Gemini
Van Leeuwenhoek Becomes First Person to Observe Microscopic Life

We do not know exactly when in 1657 Van Leeuwenhoek first observed microscopic life, but we do have a quote from him that specifies the year: “In the year of 1657 I discovered very small living creatures in rain water. Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.” The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction was exact on June 4th 1657, and Jupiter was within 19° of Pluto the entire duration of 1657.

1663 Jupiter-Pluto Opposition at 24° Sagittarius/Gemini
Robert Hooke Popularizes Microscopic Images

Sometime in 1663, Robert Hooke began drawing detailed pictures of insects viewed microscopically for his massively influential book Micrographia published in January 1665, which introduced the microscopic world to the public and triggered public interest in microscopy. He also coined the term ‘cell’ after observing them in cork under a microscope.

1838-1839 Jupiter-Pluto Oppositions at 15°-18° Libra/Aries
Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann Formulate Cell Theory

In 1838 Schleiden and Schwann compare notes and jointly devise fundamental tenets of microbiology known as the Cell Theory, namely that all living organisms are composed of one or more cells and that the cell is the most basic unit of life and come from other cells. In 1839, Schleiden published the Cell Theory in what is considered to be a foundational text of modern microbiology: Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Uebereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen.

1930-1931 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction at 19°-20° Cancer
Invention of the Electron Microscope

On March 9th 1931, Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska made the first practical demonstration of an electron microscope which would eventually be able to magnify objects millions of times closer than conventional microscopes. This happened as Jupiter was approaching Pluto in Cancer. The electron microscope was patented on May 30th 1931, just 3 days from the exact Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Cancer.

As we’ve seen from previous examples, not only did the electron microscope come from a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, but the inventors were also born in proximity to major Jupiter-Pluto aspects. Max Knoll was born on July 27th 1897, within one month of the 1897 Jupiter-Pluto waxing square. Ernst Ruska was born on December 25th 1906, within 6 months of the 1906 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Gemini, which perfected while he was in utero.

3. Georges Lemaître and the Big Bang Theory

Georges Lemaitre’s Primeval Atom/Big Bang Theory is a fairly straightforward description of the Jupiter-Pluto dynamic of extremely small things becoming extremely big: that all matter in the universe was compressed into an infinitesimally small point until exploding into all directions, stretching out time and space itself at an accelerating pace. It is based on the observation of the universe’s accelerating expansion.

1894 Jupiter-Neptune-Pluto Conjunction at 9°-12° Gemini
Georges Lemaitre Born
Source: Astrodatabank

Georges Lemaître was born on July 17th 1894, just two months after the 1894 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Gemini. This Jupiter-Pluto conjunction was also conjunct Neptune, giving it a boundless and ethereal quality. Like Kepler and Leeuwenhoek, Lemaître was a man of ostensible contradictions: a Catholic priest, a man of faith as well as a scientist, a man of religious and materialist reasoning. The central irony of his life is that although he believed in a divine origin for the universe, he proposed the Big Bang Theory which is used an argument against a divine creation.

1925 Jupiter-Pluto Oppositions at 11°-14° Capricorn/Cancer
Lemaître Begins Writing About the Universe’s Expansion

Central to the Big Bang Theory is Lemaître’s observation that the universe is not static as Einstein initially proposed, but expanding. Lemaître began writing his famous paper sometime in the year 1925, while Jupiter and Pluto were in opposition for a vast majority of the year. While this observation was credited to Edwin Hubble, Georges Lemaître beat him to the punch by 2 years when he finally published his paper in 1927. Lemaître’s paper went by virtually unnoticed until it was translated into English in 1931.

1930-1931 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction at 19°-20° Cancer
Lemaître Proposes the “Primeval Atom” Theory

In 1931, Lemaître’s astounding observation about the universe’s expansion finally got some press when astronomer Arthur Eddington enthusiastically reviewed his paper, and it was translated into English in the same year. This was the same year he proposed that because the universe is expanding, that the universe could have begun expanding from a single point, a “Primeval Atom”. He outlined this theory in his 1931 papers “The Beginning of the World from the Point of View of Quantum Theory” and “The Primeval Atom – an Essay on Cosmogony“. This Jupiter-Pluto conjunction was in proximity to Lemaître’s natal Sun position. Years later a skeptic of his theory labeled it as the “Big Bang Theory“, which has held fast in the popular consciousness ever since.

Interestingly, Cancer is a sign associated with nature, life, bios, the “home” of our world and our bodies, and it is the rising sign of the Thema Mundi, the mythical chart of the beginning of the world. It’s interesting then that this Jupiter-Pluto conjunction occurred in Cancer, which coincided with a scientific articulation of the beginning of the world.

2. Hubble Space Telescope

1968-1969 Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Conjunction at 23° Virgo-3° Libra
Moon Landing and Dawn of Space Telescopes

This was a very significant Jupiter-Pluto conjunction because it was also so close to Uranus. This would signify a time not only characterized by an extremely empowered Jupiter to explore new vistas but also of radical liberation. It’s under this Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto configuration that humanity broke free for the first time from the surly bonds of the Earth and landed on the Moon, while Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto were all within 8 degrees of each other. The Moon landing on July 20th 1969 occurred while the Moon itself was conjunct Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. That such a giant leap for humanity would occur at such an unusually rare and appropriate outer planetary configuration is a tremendous validation of astrological correspondences.

This was also when space agencies began formal plans to launch a space telescope, which would be able to operate beyond the limitations of Earth’s atmospheric conditions and see deeper into the cosmos than ever before. In 1969, the National Academy of Science released a report called the Scientific Uses of the Large Space Telescope, urging the construction of such an instrument. NASA soon got onboard.

1981 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction at 24 Libra
Hubble Space Telescope Begins Construction

On April 12th 1981, the first US Space Shuttle launched, at the precise Jupiter Return of the Moon Landing. Later on in the year when Jupiter was close to perfecting its conjunction with Pluto in Libra, construction of the Hubble Space Telescope began. Little did they know that there would be an error in the grinding of the telescope’s mirror that would cause it not to work once it arrived in space in 1990.

1994-1995 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction at 28 Scorpio
Hubble Telescope Produces First Images of Cosmic Marvels

This was a very rare Jupiter-Pluto conjunction because Pluto spends the least amount of time in Scorpio of all the signs. The defect in the Hubble Space Telescope’s mirror prevented it from producing any clear images for several years. In December 1993, as Jupiter began approaching Pluto in Scorpio, astronauts went into space to give the telescope “spectacles” to correct its vision. On January 13th 1994, NASA announced the problems with the telescope were finally fixed. Throughout 1994, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to produce sharp and clear phenomenal images of the most distant galaxies seen up to that point, including the famous “Pillars of Creation” photograph that emerged in early 1995.

What makes this example so compelling is that we might have expected the launch of the telescope to coincide with a major phase of the Jupiter-Pluto cycle, and yet it did not. It was not until the next Jupiter-Pluto conjunction that the telescope would be fixed and able to provide unimaginable images.

1. Discovery and Exploration of Pluto

I made this the final example of Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions just because of how weirdly literal and meta this example is. Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions seem to coincide with the discovery and exploration of Pluto itself.

1894 Jupiter-Neptune-Pluto conjunction at 9°-12° Gemini
Lowell Observatory Opens, Where Pluto was Discovered

Percival Lowell opened the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona on May 28th 1894, just 11 days after the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction perfected. In fact, the day it opened was during a Sun-Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune-Pluto stellium in Gemini. This is the observatory where Pluto would first be observed. This was the same conjunction Lemaître was born under, which also coincided with the explosion of stellar/astronomical photography.

1906 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction at 22° Gemini
Clyde Tombaugh Born, Discoverer of Pluto

Clyde Tombaugh was born on February 4th 1906. While his Jupiter and Pluto were 24 degrees apart on the day of his birth, which we would consider a very wide orb, in real time he was born under 5 months before the exact Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, and given the overall pattern with Jupiter-Pluto, he would seem to fit into that part of the cycle. Clyde Tombaugh was the astronomer who discovered Pluto.

1918 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction at 18° Cancer
Venetia Burney Born, Namer of Pluto

Venetia Burney was not an astronomer. She was just a little girl at the time Pluto was discovered, but she was the one to propose the name “Pluto” for this new planet. She was born on July 11th 1918, which just happened to be within one month of the 1918 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Cancer. This story has been chronicled in documentaries and even a new children’s book.

1930-1931 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions at 19°-20° Cancer
Pluto Discovery

The discovery of Pluto kicked off an international media frenzy and a flurry of scientific study about the new planet. Clyde Tombaugh’s initial discovery of Pluto on February 18th 1930 occurred as Jupiter was just under 8 months from its conjunction with Pluto. As the year progressed and Pluto was named by Venetia Burney, calculations were made about its mass and orbital period, and Pluto became part of popular culture (Pluto the dog became a Disney mascot late in 1930), this was all happening as the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction was becoming more exact. In a sense, Jupiter began studying Pluto and “welcomed” him in to the culture.

2007 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction at 28° Sagittarius
New Horizons Gets Gravity Assist from Jupiter on the way to Pluto

New Horizons was the NASA space probe designed to fly by Pluto, which delivered all kinds of data and crisp HD closeups of Pluto in July of 2015. In what has to be literally the most meta transit imaginable, Jupiter was approaching Pluto in Sagittarius when New Horizons was getting a gravity assist from Jupiter on its way to Pluto. Let’s say that again. The New Horizons probe only got to Pluto when it did because of a gravity assist from Jupiter, in the same timeframe as a longitudinal Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, geocentrically and heliocentrically. Talk about a meta transit!

But perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by this, because the New Horizons team had to plan the launch of the probe around Jupiter’s approximate alignment with Pluto in order to take advantage of the gravity assist from Jupiter. The person who figured out the math behind using Jupiter to assist spacecraft to get to Pluto from Earth was Michael Minovitch, who personally consulted the New Horizons team on its launch strategy. Minovitch first released his paper on Jupiter gravity assists for Earth-Pluto missions in November-December 1994, which itself was in the precise timeframe of the December 1st 1994 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Scorpio! Space exploration is creating a weird new meeting point between astronomy and astrology.

My Thoughts on the 2020 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions at 22°-24° Capricorn

This Jupiter-Pluto conjunction should be somewhat distinct from ones in previous eras because Saturn is in the mix as well as being in Saturn’s own sign of Capricorn, so it should really be understood as a Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction. On April 5th 2020, Jupiter will be exactly conjunct Pluto at 24° Capricorn. Retrogradation gives us a 2nd conjunction at the same degree on June 29th 2020. The final conjunction occurs at 22° Capricorn on November 12th 2020. So Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will all be in fairly close proximity for the vast majority of 2020. The last time Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto were this close in tropical Capricorn was 1894 BC. The next time will be in 2755 CE. So this is a pretty rare event.

If Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions typically expand the vistas of discovery and magnify things on cosmic and microcosmic scales, then the presence of Saturn suggests there will be some element of contraction, limits or boundaries on those scales. It should be a bit of a bummer in some way.  Perhaps this is when we will reach an apparent limit to how far we can see into the cosmos or how far we can see into the microcosmos. A maximum resolution, a maximum magnification, a final end to a frontier of discovery. Perhaps someone will be discovering a boundary to the universe, discovering the “walls” of a cosmic prison. Maybe this is when space travel properly meets capitalism and becomes corporatized, and this will be considered some sort of beginning point for space tourism. Or perhaps it may revolve around another Saturnian concept like time, such as discovering a cosmic expiration date. After all, if the last Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Cancer coincided with a novel theory of how the world began, perhaps this Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the opposite sign of Capricorn will coincide with a novel theory of how it all ends. Whoever it is that makes a big insight in this time will likely have been born at a major aspect of Jupiter and Pluto, especially the conjunctions. I guess we’ll see!

52 Replies to “2020 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction: Extreme Magnification

  1. This piece is amazing Patrick. I love your historical and scientific interface., which is what astrology is., In part. Thank you. You have a brilliant mind.

  2. Brilliantly done. I appreciate the effort you put into your research and the straightforwardness of your writings.. Based on your analysis, It will be quite fascinating to see how this all plays out next year, both on a global and personal level.

    We definitely live in interesting time. Thank you for sharing your insights. I’ll be letting my astrology friends know about your site.

    joyfully, Maureen

    1. One tricky thing is that even if someone achieves this insight, we might not become aware of it until later. The examples seem to show that the important transit did coincide with the insight, but not necessarily when it was made public or when the public at large became aware of it.

  3. Hi Patrick, you failed to mention that all the people you have reorted on are freemason/jesuit controllers. The earth is demonstrably observably stationary, Water always finds its own level and never conforms to shapes. Gravity is a pseudo force and can not be demonstrated and is accepted as a theory. Gas pressure can not exist next to a vacuum eg the proposed atmosphere next to the infinite vacuum of space. Astrology is based on geocentrism. Please allow yourself to critically think about tertiary information that is presented to the masses in the age of deceptive illusionary Pisces.
    Much love dude hope your able to see the truth.

    1. Hi David, you failed to mention that all the people you referenced me to are sad wide-eyed impotent YouTube loons susceptible to preposterous falsehoods because it gives them a sense of importance for having some sort of hidden or suppressed knowledge. Here’s the real conspiracy theory, if you can handle it:

      “Freemasons/Jesuit controllers” – The Conspirati controllers often invoke vague dark shadowy malevolent figures who are simultaneously well known historical figures in order to dismiss everyone who exposes their lies. It’s dollar store propaganda. We all know where the real vague dark shadowy malevolent figures are. Your imagination.
      “Earth stationary” – There have always been underground rumors the Earth revolves every 24 hours and the Earth goes around the Sun every 365.25 days but it was never taken seriously. But have you ever wondered why we have leap years? It’s to make up the remaining .25 days every 4 years. They don’t want you to know this, but now you know the truth, and you can’t ever go back.
      “Water finds its level” – The elites benefit when you’re blissfully unaware, but the truth they don’t want you to know is that water and all other objects are attracted to the surface of the Earth due to the centrifugal force of the Earth’s rotation and to the gravitational pull of the Earth’s mass.
      “Gravity is a pseudo force” – The truth they don’t want you to know is that gravity is a property of all mass because all mass bends spacetime. Some people say this was proved by direct observation in 1919, but this has been suppressed.
      “Gas pressure can’t exist next to a vacuum” – The secret is this: Gravity keeps a pressurized atmosphere. You won’t hear the MSM cover it, but the atmosphere is actually hundreds of miles long, so the gases are being weighed down on by heavier gases, pulled down by Earth’s gravity while also energetically excited by the Sun and amongst each other. Only over billions of years will the atmosphere be gradually lost to the vacuum of space. You can see why they don’t want you to know this.
      “Astrology based on geocentrism” – That’s just what they want you to think. The truth for those brave enough to hear it, is that astrologers don’t actually believe the Earth is the center, they just cast charts from the geocentric perspective because that’s where we are located, we are on Earth. Or are we?

      Please allow yourself to think critically about bullshit spouted to the masses in the age of deceptive videos on YouTube.
      Much love dude hope you’re able to see the truth.

      1. I just love-love-love!!! ALL of it! I have been devouring Astrology since I first got my first view of it. First in the Farmers Almanac, and then the first Linda Goodman. I have done chart’s since I was five. Now 63, to be on 11/13 I have Sextile to my Sun from the Pluto/Saturn/Jupiter,and Square my Natal Jupiter in Libra. What a wild ride. Love and Light. You are GREAT!

  4. This was absolutely AMAZING, it made my Sag moon and Pisces 9th house scream with joy. Thank you for this highly informative piece. Looking forward to this upcoming conjunction and how Saturn will flip the script!

  5. Hi Patrick – This is a fascinating article! My sun is 22 degrees Capricorn, Moon 21 degrees Cancer, so I’m in for quite a year and I hadn’t realized that this would also be a part of it! I don’t know what it all means, but I can’t imagine it doesn’t mean major life changes, which I’m looking forward to. Do you do Solar Returns? I feel like if there’s ever year for one, this would be it! Thank you!

  6. Hello Patrick

    I am in awe of the prodigious research you have conducted to create this fascinating article. Where do you get your energy? How do you have the time? Do you ever sleep? (The ubiquitous “Lol” to all my questions.)

    I’m absolutely hopeless at maths/science. I am hoping I will be brilliant at maths/science in my next incarnation :). Please could you write a short article explaining how “The last time Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto were this close in tropical Capricorn was 1894 BC. The next time will be in 2755 CE.”

    My calculator told me 1894 BC plus 2020 CE = 3,914 years. Please excuse my ignorance; how come the next conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will be in 735 years? My brain simply cannot figure this out.

    Really DID laugh out loud at your deadpan comment “So this is a pretty rare event”. I reckon!

    Have just discovered your website (there’s the theme of discovery right there!). Am intrigued. Hope you will answer my question so my brain can stop melting down. Thank you.

    Cheers from Cat

    1. Hi Cat! Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur in a similar part of the zodiac every 735-6 years. Technically Jupiter was in the vicinity of Saturn and Pluto in 1284-5, but the next closest approach in late Capricorn was 1894 BC, according to the electional search feature on SolarFire.

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I suppose my secret is that I’m obsessive, probably my Mercury Rx conjunct Pluto in Scorpio applying by 1 degree. The other secret is that once you identify the right planetary combination for a given topic it keeps showing up in charts and events associated with those people, which can help you narrow down time periods where you can expect to see a given planetary dynamic unfold.

  7. Hello again Patrick

    Thank you so much for answering my question so promptly; I really appreciate it! My brain has now stopped grappling and feels much better as a direct result :).

    NOW I get it! I am so thankful for your Mercury Rx conjunct Pluto in Scorpio applying by 1 degree. Your readers benefit from your (errr, I don’t like to say “obsession”, although you did. Sounds pejorative coming from someone outside your good self :(. What’s a nicer way to say it? I know! “Dedication”). Yes, I DO see how once you have the astrological data for a particular event, software shows you related examples; tres useful.

    However, software can’t write the article for you so your fans can both enjoy and be educated at the same time. I am still in awe at the amount of time you took to write it so we can benefit. The examples you gave were compelling; I was quite immersed whilst reading . Please keep up your good work; such a joy to find a scholarly astro blog. I look forward to your next magnum opus.

    Cheers and admiration from Cat

    1. I believe that I experienced the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction last night. My body was tense and yet very anxious at the same time, and I was only able to sleep for 3 1/2 hours (as opposed to my regular easy 9 hours of sleep). I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and I also have transiting Chiron square my natal Saturn and opposing my natal Neptune (activiating my Cardinal T-square). I love what you’ve written above, and I’ll share it with a couple of astrologers know (one in U.S. and one in Canada) I certainly hope I’ll be able to sleep tonight!

  8. Good evidence, and interesting, I hope to get both a microscope and a telescope later this year 😀 Recently i feel the jupiter pluto energy in form of challenging some underlying damages in spiritual area that limit science, namely drug taking by astrology fans and speaking in tongues by religious born agains… This year I am almost ready now to launch my astronomy based astrology coaching business…. it’s taking the detailed scientific information we have out to the distance of astrological interpretation… I have to put up a feng shui cure in the center of the house where i rent a room, hopefully the energy focus more to the positive and less to the handing out judgments 😛 I don’t have jupiter pluto in my birth chart, i do have jupiter aquarius 5 conjunct saturn-capricorn 29 5H… pluto is in 12H virgo, … so the current stellium of pluto conjunctions in capricorn is near this conjunction in my chart but goes over the Arabic Part of Peril in 4H (sold my house and had to move a lot but hoping for settling down in own home in my whole-life destination this year)…. One thing sad to mention is that GMO of maximum greed jupiter and maximum power corruption of academia/ politics was the release of GMOs beginning 1994, jupiter pluto conjunct December 1 1994… i think we have to be aware this year that intelligence is still stupid until guided by morality… while morality is impotent unless lighted by intelligent knowledge….. and we need to have a balance of morals not just one kind… then i hope that this year people who care about defense and sexual morals come into harmony with people who believe in environmental and health morals… BY BALANCE WE CAN EXTEND OURSELVES WITHOUT FALLING OVER

  9. Well with the coronavirus pandemic now, it could be that Saturn the great “teacher” is offering lessons on how the micro (a virus) impacts the macro (our human institutions and rate of exploration, macroeconomics) and how our very economic/environmental/ and healthcare world policies need to be looked at due to something microscopic (to us) a virus to improve something on a macroscopic level. It also is a time when we are forced from our daily routines, the details of getting to work, buying, feeding and the individual’s existence and with all former activities gravely reduced have time for much larger questions about our lives and its impact upon others.

    It is quite on target as one interesting event happened recently – the European-Russian mission to go to Mars was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak – that is the microscopic reigned in macroscopic discovery.

    1. Wow Chris, that is a very thoughtful take on it. This 2020 Jupiter Pluto conjunction (retrograde) is about to make its second pass at 24 Capricorn. This is exactly conjunct my natal Saturn in the second house. It’s also happening during the year of my Saturn return, AND tied to the eclipses beginning with the one at 24 Cancer last year. What do you make of it?
      A transformation of values caused by loss or restriction or someone’s death? A financial crisis?
      A foreign investment goes horribly wrong and/or transforms my life (for good or ill)? .
      .I’m feeling tremendous pressure. Any thoughts you (or others) have on this would be appreciated. Pluto rules my AC, Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn, and Saturn is strong.

  10. Patrick. Interesting that UK lockdown initiated on Saturn moving to 0 Aquarius. Sabian symbol for 22 Capricorn is a General gives up and admits defeat, against virus.??? Gives up because they cannot now control their wealth??? 23 Capricorn 2 medals for bravery, 24 Capricorn, Seclusion.!!! Saturn and Jupiter at 0 Aquarius 21st December. Maybe, some hope. But, Neptune will go to 22 degrees Pisces, Mr Kepler.!!!! Perhaps his way back chart has more answers. I know you can find them Patrick. Its all numbers.

  11. I, Debasish Nath, DOB 08.10.68, 12:15 am in kolkata, India. As per astrological movement Jupiter will conjunct pluto and pass through 10 house of my horoscope on 4.4.2020. will it be beneficial for me.
    Kindly give your opinion on the same.

  12. Looking back and yet, oh so prescient! Here we are with these expanded views and yet contracted to a virus! It’s perfect. I also looked back to 1894 BC and it was Hammurabi and Babylon rising. More to come, we can be sure! ~L xooxoxo

  13. Bill Gates has this Pluto/Jupiter conjunction and right now in 2020 as the conjunction is about to take place he is making his full on move to usurp God and place himself as the medical savior of mankind. His megalomania is truly out of this world. He is the culmination of all the misdirected greedy power/wealth driven lunacy that has allowed his tyranny of all the people on earth right now.

  14. Patrick, I read your blogpost with great interest, Patrick, about a month ago. And also your post about extreme magnification. Excellent investigatory and analytic work. I admire you a lot! ~L

  15. I was born June 9, 1969 when Uranus retrograded back from Libra into Virgo and was stationed direct at 29 degrees. Jupiter was conjunct south node at 26 degrees exact which made a bridge with Pluto at 22 degrees. There is little available in research about this event. Your article has been enlightening. Thank you.

    1. Lori,

      Thats wild, I was born 10 days after you. How did you get this information about your bithdate?

      By the way, hope you had a happy Birthday on Tuesday !!!

  16. Interesting that you predicted space meeting capitalism with the launch of the Dragon to the ISS with human beings aboard on May 30th. It will also be very interesting to see if the second wave of the coronavirus picks up speed on June 30th. And if President Trump is not re-elected, will it take him to November 12th for him to finally concede? Or will that be when he tries to call out the troops? Let’s hope we don’t have a killer fall wave of the covid-19 at that time.

  17. I study astrology at https://horo.io/ and was expecting the conjunction on Jan 12th to shift something in our lives, but didn’t think it would be a black swan event like the coronavirus. Wondering what affect the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Dec 2020 will have or may bring things to a conclusion? We have that Pluto return as well in 2024. I guess all we can do is emanate positive vibrations and be present. Thank you always for your articles. Love reading them.

  18. Thank you, Patrick for the interesting perspective and research. I’ve got Jupiter/Pluto conjunct natally in the 10th house (Leo). I really resonate with the microcosm/macrocosm idea especially as it pertains to the effect our personal consciousness and healing work has on the collective. I also feel that the lemniscate (infinity sign, torroid in 3D) as the dynamic dance of complementary dualities (Inner/outer, feminine/masculine energetics, magnetism/radiation, formless/form) represents the repeating fractal pattern at every scale from the infinitely small (quantum) to the infinitely large (celestial) with Source animating the crossover point on every scale, which is how IT is all connected and orchestrated. So yeah, I get it! 🤣 I’ve got a graphic but can’t see how to share it here. 🙏❤️Thanks.

  19. Fascinating. Thats great to hear the larger picture. I have it transiting my ninth. I am awake now a few years to the spirit. It is aspecting my sun in taurus 23. 1944. 14. Aqu. Moon. Thank you. It was a lot of brain work. I can imagine. The people I know are using it in most disrespectful ways.

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