Saturn Conjunct Pluto Natal and Transit

Saturn Conjunct Pluto

Saturn conjunct Pluto maximum orb 5°30′.

Saturn conjunct Pluto natal introduces you to hardship at an early age. Your parents may have been poor, or one of them may have been very strict, even mean to you. Even if you come from a wealthy family, you likely experienced some restrictions when you were young that shaped your character.

It is also likely that any hardship suffered was prolonged or intense to such a degree that made you grow up very quickly. A physical, mental or emotional disability may have resulted from your difficulties or have been the restrictive influence that made you suffer more than most.

As a result of early deprivation or loss, you learned patience, self-reliance, and resourcefulness. Such hard lessons taught you perseverance and may have given you a ruthless ambition to make something of your life. When you face hardship like everyone else, you have the force of character to face it head-on and endure it better than most. Your strong survival instinct keeps you going where others might fail.

You can change and adapt to new realities when faced with a setback or restrictive influence. You can also stubbornly resist change, but you will realize that you must evolve to succeed in life. You can fight against some restrictions and obstacles but must go around for others. If continued hard times get you down, it is essential not to be hard on yourself. Depression and self-destructive habits would only worsen matters, and you should seek professional help. Fearing the worst can sometimes make it happen.

If you experience continued loss or failure, it is essential to stay ethical and play by the rules. Otherwise, you may face harsh criticism, scandal or legal problems. You must also resist any temptation to control or manipulate other people. The hardships you may encounter may be karmic repercussions of controlling or ruthless behavior in previous lives.

Self-discipline, good organizing skills, and good time management make you productive and efficient. Your strong work ethic and tenacity can lead to a successful career with recognition and promotion. Significant achievements are likely, and you may hold a position of authority or leadership.

You would work well in a career with a defined structure and hierarchy, like government agencies or large corporations. If self-employed, you could make your business a significant undertaking and employ many people. Others will seek your advice and give you the respect you deserve, and you will likely look back on your life with satisfaction and pride.

Saturn Conjunct Pluto Transit

Saturn conjunct Pluto transit is a time of hard work and serious business. You will need patience and determination as you face extra responsibilities with less time and resources to complete the job. As this transit approaches, events and people will force you to concentrate on one area of life that is no longer working well for you. It could be a relationship, career, or particular belief or behavior. Something in your life has outlived its usefulness and is holding you back, even if you don’t realize it initially.

You may experience loss, hardship or disappointment as you learn what it is that you must let go of or change. You may feel pressured or burdened by someone in a position of authority or a government department or large corporation, which may strain your finances or force you to give up a hobby or family time. Changing circumstances may restrict your ability to enjoy other areas of life until you address the particular issue.

If something is broken, you must fix it or throw it out. You cannot leave things as they are and resist the powerful forces. You must act responsibly, and you may even have to be ruthless in taking out the garbage.

It is best to approach the coming change by accepting the inevitable and doing what must be done. If you ignore what soon becomes obvious or stubbornly refuse to change, you risk complications that will make your life difficult. Even worse would be to take shortcuts or cheat. Immoral or unethical behavior such as lying, manipulation or breaking the law would have serious consequences that would further restrict your options and freedom.

Accept change and go with the flow. Listen to your intuition and listen to the advice of professionals. This is a time for a deliberate, well-considered change. Once you let go of the limiting factors in your life, you can use determination and perseverance to build new structures in their place. This slow, evolutionary process builds new foundations to prosper in the coming years.

Saturn Conjunct Pluto Celebrities

Jack Parsons 0°02′, Ian Anderson 0°04′, Lynndie England 0°04′, Dylan Thomas 0°04′, Alberto Lattuada 0°20′, Cindy Williams 1°10′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°10′, Orson Welles 1°13′, Queen Victoria 1°22′, John Maynard Keynes 1°26′, Juan Guaidó 1°29′, George Eliot 1°33′, Walt Whitman 1°47′, Temple Grandin 1°49′, Nicholas Culpeper 1°50′, David Essex 1°51′, Virginia Giuffre 1°55′.

Saturn Conjunct Pluto Dates

August 10, 1947
November 7, 1982
January 12, 2020

June 15, 2053
July 10, 2053
February 2, 2054

April 8, 2086

169 thoughts on “Saturn Conjunct Pluto Natal and Transit

  1. The January 12, 2020, stellium is conjunct EXACT my prenatal full moon…any insights would be helpful!

  2. Oh man my ex who was born January 13th is about to get his whole life upended according to his 2020-2021 solar return with this potent Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

    • What’s his Age Harmonic chart look like on his birthday? Any major patterns like a yod, t-square, or grand trine etc?

  3. Not sure how to compare my birth chart against this upcoming conjunction. But what I have read according to my sign suggests that my marriage will be put under intense pressure. This year alone has been monumental with changes within and without – including a sense of changes to come. I’ve been feeling it already. For a saturn conjunction with pluto to suggest the same makes me a little weary. Wish I could already know ahead of time without having to wait.

  4. I have the conjunction natal in Libra in 1st H (though not exact), the January conjunction will be square the natal one at 1 degree. Shall I be scared?

  5. Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik cube

    Saturn 2Can59
    Sun 20Can51
    Venus 25Can21
    North Node 27Can43
    Mercury 4Leo04
    Pluto 7Leo49

    Dob July 13, 1944

    I don’t know the calculation for the exact midpoint of Erno Rubik’s cube. Between Saturn and Pluto it is 20Can, the position of his Sun, and in resonance to the opposite of the topic stellium. Perhaps skew it to 23Cap to allow for Venus, NN and Mercury.

    My older brother could figure out the Rubik cube, back when we were teenagers, but it was beyond me. Rubik patented his invention January 17, 1974.

    It’s been mentioned, go to the North Node for relief if things get too heavy this season and winter. Rubik took 30 days to invent the thing, but only needed 30 seconds when he became a Master.

    • “It was not easy to sell the idea to toy companies, but Tom Kremer was able to sell the concept to Ideal Toy Company. The name changed to Rubik’s Cube, and it became a worldwide success in the 1980s. It won awards like Toy of the Year in multiple countries. The International Rubik’s Championship was held in 1982 and encouraged the sport of Speedcubing. The Museum of Modern Art in New York put the cube in its permanent collection.”

      Note Speedcubing goes parabolic in 1982, leading up to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Libra.

  6. this conjunction lands on my North Node in the 1st house. Does anybody know what this means? It also goes trine to my 5 planet stellium in Libra (Merc, Uranus, Sun, Pluto, Mars, Moon) Hope somebody maybe able to shed some light.

    • this can not be possible… The conjunction will be at 22o Capricorn – how come to trine a stellium in Libra?

      • i meant square… mercury 23 degree square libra. which is the end of the stellium.(the rest of stellium Uranus 18 LIb, Sun 12 Lib , Mars, 2 Lib, Pluto 2 Lib, Moon 22 Virgo
        Alot of things have happened to me at 22 degrees Virgo (specifically 22 Virgo moon) This is going to be something else i think.
        Moon is Trine and Mercury is square and NN Conjunct. With the stellium banjo playing its tune!
        Everything changes in my life every 2 years! jobs, girlfriends, home (often) country (often) no stability.

        • Hi Gilly, is your DOB 5th Oct 1972?.. As your chart is almost identical to mine!

          Libra stellium – Pluto 2, Mars 3, Sun 12, Uranus 18, Mercury 24… Moon 25 Virgo… NN 22 Capricorn.

  7. There are sinister, lurking presences due to the capture of means of communication – phone, computer and internet. Fortifying hierarchy to alleviate anxiety (unconscious busywork), oh-so-important male leaders protected from requirement to dialogue. This too shall pass.

  8. See my comments on the lunar eclipse (January 10th 2020) page. You can regard saturn conjunct pluto as “oppression and dangerous” (which puts pluto in control) or regard it as “the powerful control themselves” (which puts saturn in control). Since saturn controls capricorn it should be stronger than pluto. Yesterday Trump controlled himself. Let’s see what happens next. This may be a good time to quit addictions you may have. Ceres will help. Pluto will actually help Saturn and not fight him!!!

  9. I think Saturn/Pluto conjunction is a much more collective transit rather than personal. Personal touches should be the ones of Sun, Mercury, Eclipse and Ceres towards Saturn and Pluto. Personally as a Sag 23 degrees I find myself working a lot mentally these days, demonstrate new skills I learned during 2018/2019 in the realm of financials of a regulated industry connected to the ground and grids, get paid for them for the first time and managing personal financials. Also methodically letting go of personal unuseful dead weight. All this in a surprinsingly unemotional manner. I guess it works out fine for me for January and onward. So much of Sat/Plu for me.

    • This Saturn conjunct Pluto is also opposite Uranus for me and many in my generation. Uranus was in Cancer or Leo through the 50’s. It’s a very hard time for us to make the kind of changes we long for in politics, environment and social spheres. I guess we are learning important lessons about fear based thinking from the opposition to these changes. The optimism of Pluto Jupiter in Leo at our birth has waned.

  10. I am dealing with my second Saturn return, this conjunction and am in the second year of failed foot surgeries, breaks and unexplained foot fractures. Reading the aspects of this event is terrifying as a person who can’t walk or leave the house without assistance.

    • Saturn in Capricorn is supposed to create bones and knees issues… and that one should take advantage of this period to correct bad postures, asymetry, misaligned joints positions, etc… my experience tells me to never impose any change by force, in this domain.

  11. The last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn was in 1518. African slave trading began. By this example, looking to Africa, we see that China has been working for years to establish control of Africa’s natural assets, if not their governments, in many countries. Perhaps this conjunction leads to an unveiling of their true power in Africa.

  12. I am having a quiet evening with my friend tonight. He is shadow:

    20Cap47 shadow
    20Cap17 light

    shadow: Jan 12
    light: Jan 11

    Sometimes it’s reversed.

    • There is 14 years difference in age. He likes the story about planetary JOY houses. So I draw him a picture of Joy. It is a pyramid. We are enjoying RUM, and draw a picture of rum. It is a reverse pyramid.

      Know your sugars, eh.

  13. This Saturn Pluto conjunction occurs exactly on my 22′ Capricorn Ascendant and yesterday’s full moon exactly conjuncted my natal 20′ Cancer Moon. And I’m feeling at ease: open, energetic and hopeful. I’ve left a period of life behind me where my focus was inwards, on healing and ‘fixing things’, and now the door is wide open for curiosity, action – fitting the 12th house – 1st house crossing of these planets, I think 🙂

    If anyone has more insights for me with my 22′ Cap Asc and 20′ Cancer Moon, I’d love to hear them!

  14. The Sun, Pluto, Saturn conjuncting planets are all within 2 degrees of my natal sun. Mercury is within three degrees, which means they are all very prominent in my solar return chart. Any comments?

  15. Saturn, Pluto conjuction is exact opposite my Sun at 22 53 in Cancer. 5th house Capri versus 11th house Sun. Interesting. When it happened in Nov 82 I was highly unstable but very creative. Learnt Astrology on my own.

  16. The conjunction happened in opposition with my natal Moon in Cancer (orb 1 degree) and square my natal Neptune in Libra (1 degree to the other side). At the same time Jupiter opposes natal Uranus, Mars conjuncts Ascendant and Neptune is exct (no orb) on my natal Sun.

    And I feel extremely well-balanced, quiet in the mind and I have a very strong sense that everything that is happening and that will happen is exactly as it should be and that everything will turn out to be all right.

  17. I have a big capricorn stellium (Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars) on my natal Sun/Mercury/AC 22 deg cap conjunction happening in March this year. It is also a time I am starting a new job (beginning of March) so now I am getting very anxious thinking it might be too much for me considering all of the planets piling up on my natal conjunction in 1st house. Should I reconsider it giving the planets affecting my natal conjunction or will it be more about the way I express myself that will go through the changes?

  18. “The conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn on January 12 clearly indicated the danger of serious disruptions of public life. Even astrology could not foresee that these would be caused by a virus infection”

    • There it is, plain as day: January 12, Capricorn, no mention of the year.

      Next line capitulates to the 12th house.


    This is a composite photo of My Progress page. birth announcement (January 12). weight gain stopping at 21lbs 6oz. A height measurement, only one, 21”. The baby book was a favourite of the women I dated, but it’s molding and falling apart now. A barely discernible photo of me sitting on the porcelain with a huge smile, and room for the shadow.

  20. You never know who, or what, may gaze back at you during life’s journey. Climb a mountain like Everest, and face a traffic jam one year, a trail closure the next. Look at the famous mountaineer Nims Purja. (dob July 25/83). His record ascent of 14 in 2019, culminating at the same time (Oct 28) as the Astrologyking Cosmogenisis Project (Oct 31). He called it Project Possible. There’s even a Usage controversy with his viral May 22 photograph. That’s a neat reflection.

    Nims has Saturn- Pluto, and Jupiter- Saturn conjunctions, and Mars in wide orb to Sun.

  21. Correction
    Nims has Saturn- Pluto, and Jupiter- Uranus conjunctions.

    and his Neptune conjuncts Galactic Centre. Which would help explain his photograph revelation, and the difficulty in harnessing that power. Not that we don’t live in strange times as it is…. Standing in line, patiently distancing, don’t bunch up now…

  22. saturn pluto conj took place in 1982 also but it seems that as compared to the 1947 conj and 2020 conj the world went on without much problem. can you pl throw more light on this issue ? thanks

    • CDC acknowledged AIDS for the first time in September, 2 months before the conj. It was also smack dab in the middle of the Cold War, so the thought of impending doom was def in the air.

  23. I was born with a triple conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, and Mars. It made me stronger than most people I’ve ever met throughout my life; able to handle trials, tribulations, tragedy. I have seen a lot of tragedy even if it didn’t affect me. Pluto in the First House also tends to make someone a witness to those who pass on, or it makes us understand death and the other side in a way that others can’t grasp.

    It’s interesting and also stressful to live with it in general as a conjunction, mainly referring to Saturn and Pluto together like this — but it has made me far more resilient than others. It’s almost a blessing to me, but calling it a blessing would also not be appropriate… Rather, it’s something I’ve learned to hone and live with. It does grant presence, staying power, and authority, I will say that. It creates honest people, and Saturn adds integrity.

    Pluto grants intolerance of fakeness and anything that isn’t useful. It sounds ruthless and can be for sure, but it keeps superficial people from your life. And with the way society is today, I am glad for it. I don’t have half the problems people have because I don’t keep superficial people in my life, as they do in theirs.

    This conjunction allows those with it in their natal charts to stare into the abyss and come out stronger for it.

    • Thanks, Xavier.

      Pluto, or Hades as he is known in Greek mythology, is the one who tears off the mask people wear when they arrive in his realm. That mask was called ‘persona’.

      Pluto stands for being who you are, not trying to live up to expectancies, neither of others, nor of yourself.
      Having a strong Pluto placement gives the ability to see through the acting as if, the trying to please in the hope of- of others as well of yourself.

      Saturn adds dignity and ‘thou shalt not pass’ .

      It’s a real pleasure to read that someone has grasped that.

      Both have to do with be who you really are, and not pretend whom you assume you are expected to be.

  24. Jamie, would Pluto conjunct Saturn have a similar effect? I am so over Pluto transits opposing my Sun, Merc,Square Libra Moon and now ascendant and conjunct saturn overlapping each other….I feel like the bionic woman we have the power to rebuild you..well I really hope so because, I really dont feel there is much of the old me left any more plus I have a lot of challenges from saturn in my 4th house at the moment, there is so much going on, like so many different battles happening on a variety of fronts, and with everything we are all having to deal with, I really dont know which way to turn some days, other than within for some peace and quiet.

    • Where all in the same boat Debbie.

      Challenges/suffering of varying degrees,

      and my belief ancient/past lives karma.
      With challenges coming up in this life.

      When we go through the suffering,

      and reach forgiveness,love,kindness and compassion,

      the old self banished and the true authentic self to the surface.

      Hard to bare and daunting going through the mud.

      Feels awful,feels dreadful,feels like at times your dying.

      Just like being born.

      Rebirth and rebirthing to the Age of Aquarius.

      Focus on yourself,

      tap into resources within,

      that have helped you in the past.

      Stop resisting and let go.


      • Ps.It’s time to face life head on and let go,what’s been holding you back.

        Fear,anger and any other negative emotions that are harboring inside.

        They are unfounded,
        and to be replaced with matters of the Heart.

        Again,forgiveness,love,kindness and compassion.

        All people have there own inner battles to face.
        No one can help them,but themselves.

        No more running or avoiding life.

        It’s Lights on!

        • Thank you for your encouragement and yes I do agree to an extent and we all have our own cross to bare as well as the current pandemic, and although you dont know me, I can assure you I have been facing this head on and fighting the good fight so to speak for the past nine years since the 7 cardinal crosses began, peaking with where we are now. But not Every one has had such a full on encounter with Pluto towards their natal chart placements, gone through their chiron return and saturn I still have Pluto conjunct Jupiter & IC when he moves into Aquarius, then all the oppositions to my 10th house stellium in Leo iwhich are currently being opposed by Saturn, If what has been re-inforced to me through this, is that we may most definitely find ourselves in the same boat at times, but we are not the same and we all have individual tools, abilities, even perhaps a few gifts at our disposal to work with personally in effect, to help the whole, whatever life we are given to have, we do indeed have all we need within ourselves to live it, but we dont know all about everyone and everything, we are not God, Im just trying to do my best to make the most of the tiny fragment of the puzzle, that is my personal responsibility? So I acknowledge that my personal destiny has felt like it is crushing me at times, and Pluto on natal Saturn at just under 29 Cap, is doing so, so I need to understand it as best I can, to put it to good use in the affirmative, than allow it to beat me in the negative. I really do appreciate your comment, in fact it has helped fire me up a bit to honour my own truth again, so that is a blessing in disguise, but I really would just like to know if Pluto conjunct natal Saturn, works similarly to Saturn conjunct Pluto.

          • I can relate,though i don’t know much about astrology nor where my star sign is positioned.

            Things started going pear shape for me towards the end of 2013.

            So thanks for the heads up re:7 cardinal signs,explains alot.

            Stress from work from high workload and demands,due to the company would get fined if work was not completed on time,hence i was getting leaned on and pressured.

            By mid 2015,i was burnt out and had enough.

            Took a year off,then a month later,i awoke to what felt like was a lightning bolt to the chest.
            Felt like my lungs collapsed,had xrays done,doctors found nothing wrong.
            In fact the xrays were clear,despite being a long term smoker.

            This is where i changed direction and researched on the heart chakra.

            Had another episode 6mnths later with a blocked throat.
            Had xrays done and again found nothing wrong.

            Anyhow,went back work a year later to a less demanding role.
            But nothing much had changed.

            Stuck it out till mid 2018,left and relocated.

            Upon relocation Jan 2019,it took me 8mnths to fully destress.

            Then the neighbor moves in next door and in a short period of time ‘switched’.

            and am now experiencing the same ‘stress’ systems that lead me to being burnt out in 2015.

            So i’m taking this as a message,to better cope and learn to live with stressful situations better in a healthier way.

            But further thinking and recollecting in hindsight,this energy what i attributed to stress,started rising for me in 2008,a few months before a relationship ended.

            I had trouble containing it and self medicated for years,
            despite trying every healthier alternative,nothing worked.

            Fast forward,this energy started rising up more so for me a few weeks ago.

            What i’m experiencing,we have to be careful with our thoughts and not get stuck in rumination.

            We are manifesting thought/s,at a greater pace now.

            Any stress triggers we get,activate and in turn have to learn to contain this energy,better than we have in previous times.

            And process any negative thoughts in a more positive light.

            I now see stress as a trigger that activates,not only to reintegrate,
            but also align and master the rising energy.

        • ETA Evil only wins when good souls do nothing, and it is my belief that how I handle this Pluto conjunct Saturn, while Saturn is opposing my 10th house stellium, can make all the difference as to whether when Pluto opposes that 10th house stellium aids a powerful expression of my 10th house, or I find myself disempowered in my home life. So I am not willing to rest on my laurels at the moment, I need to do, what must be done (Saturn)

          • I don’t know your situation Debbie,but i can definitely relate to what you wrote.

            My situation is,i have been attacked 3 times in the last 3yrs by the neighbor next door.

            Last attack was more traumatic and i have court case coming up in June.

            I understand they have deep trauma and hence react in a anti-social way,in the way they do,

            But today,i made a firm decision and setting the intention that i have to move.

            I’m done trying to co-exist and existing,with the expectation,when is the next attack?

            Hasn’t been an easy decision to sell up and go back to renting,

            But i have to do it for my health and peace of mind sake and my dog too.

            So finding a suitable rental will be the next challenge.

            Fingers crossed,as i’m looking forward to putting this behind me and starting where i left off.

            Best of Luck,with whatever your facing atm.

  25. OK, I remember 1982 – I remember it very well – and I can assure you there was no “thought of impending doom”, at least not in Europe.
    Also, acknowledging AIDS hardly qualifies as a major problem. For most people, it was unpleasant – even scary – news, but they didn’t exactly dwell on it. It led to safer sex practices.

    (I am not trying to be contentious, let alone unpleasant, so I am sorry if I come across that way. It’s not my intention.)

    • Hi H

      We had a conversation over two years ago that touched on this.. among a lot of other stuff is the Saturn-Pluto

      24 Dec 2019
      “Look at the Heliocentric View of the Movie Event “Day After” 20 Nov 1982

      Pluto 27Lib05
      Saturn 26Lib14

      Sun/Moon 28Tau
      Algol 26Tau
      Chiron 25Tau

      Galactic Centre 26Sag
      Neptune 26Sag

      “This is the heaviest heliocentric yod I’ve Ever seen. The Fulcrum Planets: Jupiter, Mercury, Pallas, Uranus, and Venus.”

      • Heliocentric Saturn-Pluto yod, tv movie premiere, Day After, 20 Nov 1982

        Day After was about a nuclear apocalypse. The movie was oddly introduced by a Newshead. At the post analysis, he promptly has a Meltdown. So the movie is memorable for the newspeak, and the plot is a little hazy. But more interesting than any of it is the astrology. Mars in aspect with higher octave Eris. Higher octave Varuna(Saturn) and Quaoar(Jupiter) also aspected to Mars, which leads me to believe the target market was indeed Jupiter-Saturn conjunction demographic. Mars trine Varuna, Mars square Quaoar, what is the message there?

    • Perhaps HIV and AIDS was the first more subtle warning from nature, to change our ways, attitudes and behaviours, nothing to do with the sexual preference of the minority, it did threaten all of us and the continued procreations thus existence of our species, which we perhaps didn’t learn at all or enough from,as individuals or a species, so now we have been issued a second. which did actually briefly stop our man made world in its tracks Hopefully most of us have been and are continuing to learn as much as is humanly possible from this one, individually affecting our minute contribution to the world at large because nature only issues 2 warnings, the 3rd will most likely be the last and final if we each do no our part in both the learning and exercise in good practice or mal-practice methods? Just a thought and a question I have been asking of myself a lot lately.

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