On a personal note I have found the last few days overwhelming, dealing with many conflicting emotions. This issue of lives and livelihoods is very concerning. This is not an either or scenario. We have to think about the impacts of both on our society. This is a complex and complicated scenario. Our economy was in crisis before the global Covid-19 pandemic and this has just accentuated the problems. Poverty and unemployment in SA are real problems. Post this crisis we can expect the situation to worsen. Lockdown has just escalated the economic crisis. There are many people and businesses unable to earn an income. Hungry people – desperate people.
Astrologically this period is defined as a time of death and debt. If the truth be told there will be many businesses that were marginal before this pandemic that suddenly are no longer viable. This is tragic and sad but it is part of a process that we have no power or control over personally. It is way more powerful. Pluto is associated with things unseen. It is very much associated with viruses. Pluto teaches us to surrender. We need to recognise that we are not in control of everything. Saturn teaches us about personal and collective responsibility – staying home for the greater good one could argue. But it is also taking responsibility in so many different ways. This is a time of fundamental change. Good will come from this crisis. We need to understand the long term implications of our lives and lifestyles on the environment. We are part of nature, not separate from nature. We need to recognise that our ever expanding numbers are pushing onto the natural world, reducing space for nature and wild animals. Nature is the true power and we need to surrender to nature. Humanity needs to live in more sustainable ways. This is an exciting time reimagining how things may change because the one certainty is that they will and must change fundamentally. This is a powerful time astrologically and we will all need to make significant personal changes. We are in a war and the enemy is invisible and doesn’t respect our man-made borders. It is showing us the interconnectedness of humanity. Jupiter is the teacher and finder of the truth and it seems like this is difficult currently as there is a tendency towards extreme suppression and control of the situation. This is something we need to be concerned about going forward – those is authority forcing control and power over people.
This time will affect us all differently and we will all be asked to re- evaluate some aspect of our lives. It may concern your business or career. It could be your relationship. It could be your financial situation. It could be your health and well-being. We can’t slip back to old ways. We all need to adjust and find a new path individually and collectively. It is a traumatic time and yet also an exciting time to find a new path that is sustainable long term for the future of humanity and the planet.
The last time Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto came together in this powerful combination was way back in July 1146. During this time they came together in the sign of Taurus. Taurus is a sign associated with currency and resources, fields of wheat and cattle – agriculture. 1146 was recorded as a rainy year and the harvest failed in Europe leading to one of the worst famines in the century.
These planets – Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto now converge in Capricorn throughout 2020. This is the territory of governments and business. Corporates and governments need to change. Excessive profits and taxation in the jurisdictions within which they operate. This is a big problem globally. Pluto is associated with taxation and debt.
This convergence of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto has not happened for a very long time – not in living memory or even recent history. And this makes this time so unbelievable extraordinary and powerful. We have to change. We must change. We need to make changes individually and collectively.