Astrology Predictions January 2020

Astrology Predictions January 2020

On Sunday, January 12th, the Sun, Mercury, Earth, Saturn and Pluto will be in a line. They will be conjoined if you will at a particular point of the Sun's ecliptic. It is called a conjunction.

They will all be at 22 degrees Capricorn. Saturn and Pluto will not only be at 22 degrees Capricorn, they will also be at the same degree and minute, i.e., 22 degrees, 46 minutes. Mercury will actually be at 23 degrees, but certainly close enough to be part of the conjunction.

Mercury will have just exited 22 degrees and it typically introduces what is to follow. We may learn about what is starting to occur when it is at 22 degrees on Saturday evening, January 11th.

The Sun reaches 22 degrees at 10:24 am. on Sunday, pacific standard time. The Sun will be there through Monday, 9:56 a.m, just shy of 24 hours. Saturn and Pluto will continue to be aligned at 22 degrees Capricorn through Tuesday, January 14th, 6:22 a.m., pacific time.

So, essentially, a very intense line-up of planets from January 11th through January 14th.

The alignment or conjunction of Saturn and Pluto is what makes this so intense. Saturn and Pluto are pretty serious in their expressions.

Adding the Sun and Mercury makes it conscious and talked about.
Saturn and Pluto conjoin about every 34 years. Last time they were conjunct was November 1982. It was in Libra though instead of Capricorn.

In November 1982, Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the central committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union died, Michael Jackson released Thriller and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

On August 10th, 1947, the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in Leo. A couple of days before, after 101 days and 4,300 miles, the raft of the Kon-Tiki expedition smashed into a reef. That day, the British House of Commons passed a bill to give the Labour government sweeping powers to deal with Britain's economic crisis. General Lucius Clay reported the release of the last 8 million German prisoners of war and the complete destruction or conversion of all armaments plants in the U.S.-occupied zone. The U.S. became the first of the four occupying powers to release all of its German POWs. William Odom landed in Chicago after a record 73-hour solo flight around the world. In Karachi, the Parliament of Pakistan met for the first time.

The Sun rules life, love and truth.

Mercury rules thinking and communication.

Saturn rules physical reality, organizations, systems, governments and their rulers, law enforcement, discipline and restriction. It also rules manifestation and suffering.

Pluto rules endings, destruction of anything not built upon truth, transformation, sex, death, taxes and the stock market.

With so many planets aligned, there are endless possibilities of how this can play out. And, as with just about everything in life, there are positive scenarios and unwanted scenarios.

Astrologers who specialize in outer planet activity tend to interpret what's coming as a serious drop in the stock market.

If you have a planet at 22 degrees Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra, this is likely to be a very dynamic time of change that may require a lot of hard work, release of what's not working, and acceptance of circumstances in order to process the trauma of the past and present to build a stronger, happier foundation for the future.

If you do not have any planets at 22 degrees in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, keep in mind people around you do and take time to be kind and patient for the remainder of winter.

If you were born around the 14th of a month, it is likely that your Sun was at the 22nd degree of its sign. Months are different lengths of course, but 22 degrees is typically mid-month. You will also experience this alignment according to your sun sign's characteristics.

Pluto is going to eliminate and dissemble that which is not working in our corporations, governments, law enforcement and paternal roles. As we resist Pluto's transformation, we suffer. As we release and go with the flow, we benefit from new energy, new leadership, new teams, new alliances and investments built upon truth.

Many clients have been asking me whether Donald Trump has planets involved in the coming conjunction. His Saturn, who he is as a president, is at 23 degrees Cancer. America's birth chart has the Sun in Cancer. He will definitely be affected by this coming event. Plus, his Sun is at 22 degrees Gemini in his 11th house of politics, media and unexpected events that change things.

How to weather what's coming if you have planets at 22 or even 23 degrees? Be flexible. Get more sleep. Relax. Let go of guilt. Forgive others and yourself. Let go of rigidity and the need to be right. Be open, embracing and allowing.

The Sabian symbol for 22 degrees Capricorn is "two awards for bravery in war."

Here is the explanation from Marc Edmund Jones' book, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

"A symbol of one's resourcefulness in developing new ares of experience on the practical side and a genius for dramatizing the fruits of an every-day aliveness and thereby stimulating a broadened self-expenditure.

"The continual effort of an idealistic leadership to hold social and political gains demands an exaltation of personal vision and character. In the course of time, every one is brought to a broader understanding of one's fellow human beings. The goal of living becomes a preservation of values.

"The keyword is recognition.

"When consciously expressed, it is social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication. When repressed, it is about strutting self-exploitation."

Stephanie Jourdan, PhD
Astrologer, Author, Los Angeles, CA