The planet Saturn, also known in ancient times as Cronos (father of time) among other names, devoured its children at birth to avoid the prophecy that one of them was going to usurp the throne.
In astrology it is related to the sign of Capricorn, which is a Cardinal sign of the Earth element.
Saturn is identified with government and business structures, with great responsibilities, with justice, laws, and large contracts. On a personal level, it is identified with the father figure.
In addition to the house where it is in the natal chart, if Saturn makes any aspect to the personal planets like the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars, the impact on the person takes on another dimension. These aspects may or may not be favorable, but they take on a different magnitude since when transiting Saturn makes a hard aspect with the natal one, it will also activate the other planet or planets in question. These will be periods that will not go unnoticed in the person’s life.
Saturn in the natal chart is the ‘backpack on the shoulder’ with which we are born, it represents the test to be overcome in this life. Depending on the house where it is in the natal chart, this will be the topic to pay attention to. There will be cycles of low, medium, and high energy in life. The cycles of medium or high energy offer the possibility of facing the negative aspects of Saturn and working on them. Saturn generates an energy that may not be easy to handle, in fact, it is an energy that cannot be negotiated with. Things must be done when need to be done or they may have consequences.
Pluto was not known in ancient astrology since it was discovered on February 18, 1930, by the American astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh. Pluto was transiting the sign of Cancer at the time and in opposition to the planet Saturn, which was transiting the sign of Capricorn. Let’s say that the transit of Saturn in the sign of Capricorn, introduced Pluto to change existing structures.
Pluto is identified with the Phoenix Bird, the one that is consumed in its fire and reborn from its ashes, it is also identified with the underworld (sign of Scorpio and house VIII) and nuclear energy, which was in full study in the period of its discovery.
In our recent history, Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in the sign of Capricorn from January 2019 to the end of January 2021.
Pluto had already made a name for itself with its entry into Capricorn in 2008 with the global financial crisis. This was because Pluto’s energy brought to light the corruption of global financial (Capricorn) structures. The purpose of that crisis was to fix the wrong conditions under which it worked, but no change was made. Today globally we find ourselves in a very unstable economic situation because of the wrong actions taken at that time.
Saturn entered the sign of Capricorn in December 2017 and with its advances and retrograde periods it was in that sign until mid-December 2020.
During the conjunction of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn from January 2019 to the end of January 2021, there was a period of an unprecedented global crisis.
During 2019 there was social unrest on all continents of the planet. There were demonstrations calling for democracy in Hong Kong, the yellow vests in France, protests in Lebanon, and several Latin American countries, just to mention a few. All of this predicted a complicated 2020 globally in the financial and political situation, when the pandemic arrived.
Those years were complicated, and we are still experiencing the consequences.
But this article does not have the objective of talking about what happened, since in the blog there is a lot of detailed information about what is mentioned, but rather it analyzes what these aspects mean for those born during that period of 2019 and 2021.
The previous time that Pluto was in the sign of Capricorn was in the period from January 8, 1762, to January 26, 1778. During that transit of Pluto through the sign of Capricorn, Saturn was never in that sign, that is to say, there was not a conjunction between Pluto and Saturn in that period. To get an idea of what this conjunction means, we must go back to the year 1518 to find when it happened before.
During the previous conjunction, Martin Luther presented the 95 points confronting the papacy in its power and dogma. Although we talk about Europe and the effect that this had on the countries controlled by the Catholic Church, at the same time great changes were taking place in America with the Spanish and Portuguese’s conquest.
Those born between January 2019 and January 2021 have this conjunction in their natal chart. During those years also there was a period when they square Uranus transiting the sign of Taurus, which adds a complicated ingredient to the energy of Pluto and Saturn.
The Moon in its cycle of 28 days and hours, makes conjunction, opposition and squares every month from January 2019 to January 2021, just like the Sun, which has similar aspects, but in a period of one year. To a lesser extent it happens with Mars, another complicated planet when in a bad aspect in the natal chart.
In short, those born during the period (2019-2021) will have very particular characteristics and depending on the houses where Saturn and Pluto fall, so will be the manifestation of their energy.
Only the energy of Saturn and Pluto speaks of the struggle to change the established structures. The natives will have a tenacity and strength that will be difficult for others to handle or control.
Parents with children who have these birth characteristics are going to find personalities difficult to handle, especially those who have these planets in the 1st, 4th and 10th houses in their natal charts.
If, added to this, if they have hard aspects of the Moon, Sun, Mars or Uranus, it makes very hard to control the energy of the child.
As the child grows, additional support will be required to channel that energy in a positive way. It is a very powerful energy which if not handled well can become destructive.
Just to give an example of a particular day within that period, it was March 18th, 2020. That day was the conjunction of Saturn-Pluto-Mars-Jupiter and Moon squaring Uranus.
A high degree of consciousness allows the management of certain energies in a productive way, but when we talk about children born from January 2019 to the end of January 2021, we cannot expect them to have it. They will have their square of Saturn in transit with their natal’s Pluto-Saturn around the years 2026 and 2027, and their first opposition of Saturn around 2044 and 2045, they will be in their evolution period, their personality is being formed.
They will need some kind of additional help or guidance to channel that energy, just like for their parents or those in charge of their upbringing, on how to handle them.
Children born during this period will make structural changes in the world we know, it will only depend on the environment where they grew up and the teachings they received, for what type of change they will produce.
Possibly several of them will become public figures, they have the push and the strength identified in their natal charts.