First of Three Conjunctions This Year
I was alerted to this upcoming transit by a post on Fountain International’s Facebook page, inviting all interested parties to join together for a 20 minute world-wide meditation at the precise moment of this conjunction.
April 4, 2020 @ 10:45 pm EDT
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto
(Text from Robert Hand’s Planets in Transit)
This transit brings the urge to achieve to the forefront of your life. You will make great, even extraordinary, efforts to gain success as you personally define it. You work harder and strive to gain your objective with every ounce of energy at your disposal. Consequently, this transit often occurs just at the moment when some tremendous effort in your life bears fruit.
Sometimes there is a tremendous drive to gain power, and this transit can bring you power even when you are not trying especially hard to get it. Remember that each person has opportunities for a different kind of power. It may be great or relatively humble in terms of the larger society, but it will be meaningful to you.
Unfortunately, this power drive is sufficiently strong that it is difficult to deny, even if it has absolutely no outlet. In that case you are likely to get into some kind of conflict with authorities, even to the extent of arrest. If your ambition becomes the irresistible force against an immoveable society, you will probably be the loser. Therefore you must scan your life to find areas where you can let the energy of this transit manifest itself. Surely in some area of your life you can better yourself and achieve something that would bring you recognition and respect. This is true no matter how depressed you think you are or how downtrodden your circumstances. If you must put all your energy into working on that, it is quite likely that you will accomplish what you want.
The dominant drive of this transit is self-betterment, but each individual has to define that term for himself or herself. You can work in that direction now, and how well you succeed depends largely on what you mean by betterment. Unfortunately, for some people it means simply money or power. If you are one of them, throughout this transit you will act as if obsessed, and indeed, power can become a fanatical preoccupation. Other people may become obsessed by an idea, usually concerning righteousness or morality. This also carried the danger that you will lose track of all normal human values and try to live with a distorted set of standards or concerns.
This transit clearly has a double potential. Either you can create something great in your life with it, or you can distort your life. It all depends on what you are as a human being now.
But There is a Catch
There is an inconjunct that highlights a Moon/Midheaven conjunction connected to a Mars/Saturn conjunction. This seems to be showing us what’s going on in the world.
So this could spell even more trouble.
Moon Inconjunct Mars
Until you learn to handle your feelings, you are likely to get angry easily, have temper tantrums and be touchy about what is yours and what is not. You may feel you have to defend yourself against imagined threats. The problem here is that you are likely to become too emotionally involved with ideas, opinions or even objects without knowing it until someone threatens them. Then you react as if you were being personally threatened or attacked. You have to realize that it is possible to change your opinions and attitudes without damaging your worth as a person.
Moon Inconjunct Saturn
This aspect usually means that your need for emotional security conflicts with your need to live with the world’s demands. Each of us needs to be accepted and loved for what we are, in order to have enough self-confidence to deal with the world. But we also have to learn to live with our own life situations in order to survive. In other words, we have to realize that we can’t have everything we want. With this aspect, these two needs are working against each other. Probably you will satisfy one of them at the expense of the other.
Moon Conjunct Midheaven
Be careful not to believe passively that the world will surely take care of you. You probably will receive a great deal of help from others, especially women, but like anyone else, you will hav to work to make the best of it. You should be very good at getting along with the public, because you can make people feel that you belong with them. You have genuine sympathy for people, especially those who remind you of people you knew when you were young.
Mars Conjunct Saturn
You often feel frustrated, as though you think the world has stacked the deck against you. And when you feel very frustrated, you have difficulty expressing your anger; it seems to burn intensely inside you with no way to release it. On the other hand, you have a great ability to make a sustained effort. Once you get into a project, you carry on until it is completely finished. You are capable of great self-sacrifice.
Mars Inconjunct Midheaven
This aspect can mean that you have mixed feelings about all authority figures, including your parents. You may feel that you have to violate the rules laid down by your parents in order to get your way. This is a significant problem, because if it continues into adulthood, you will have great difficulties with employers. Therefore it is very important that your parents teach you how to express your self-assertive drives without going against their teachings. Unfortunately it is impossible to state how that should be done, because the conflict between self-will, on one hand, and self-denial and work, on the other, is different for each person.
Saturn Inconjunct Midheaven
You are likely to have very serious difficulties with authority figures, because you are afraid of how they will treat you, not expecting that anyone will give you the loving guidance you need. You will see all authorities only as potential threats to your freedom and as sources of pain and trouble.
In any case it is good to associate with people your own age, to avoid becoming so isolated that you cannot deal with people. This also helps to counter your loneliness.
The suddenness with which we have all been subjected to by this pandemic is symbolized by Uranus which is modifying the inconjuncts by a square to the Mars/Saturn conjunction and a trine to the Moon/Midheaven conjunction. This makes it scary.
But the good news is that Venus has a role to play in the mitigation of these inconjuncts. That means that Love is square to the Moon/Midheaven aspect, and trine to the Mars/Saturn aspect. That’s where the re-inspired Fountain International will make this better, for everyone, because its new focus is one of Love.
We are in the first wave of the coronavirus. This may peak on Saturday night. So I shouldn’t think this will be over in the short term, no matter how much we’d like it to be.
The second wave will peak on June 30th and the final wave will peak on November 17th.
Previously, I recognized that Saturn in Capricorn was the COVID-19 trigger, especially while in close aspect to Pluto. This will end on December 18th when Saturn enters Aquarius.
And being joined by Jupiter on December 21st will bring us into the Age of Aquarius.
So what has long been anticipated is coming. Just hang on a little while longer.