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2020 Is A Pivotal Year

Growth is painful.

Change is painful.

But nothing is as painful

As staying stuck somewhere

You don’t belong.

N.R Narayana Murthy

It is a year of new beginnings. It is also a year of endings, because the truth is that the structures that are in place are either blocking or cannot accommodate what wants to be birthed. Something needs to pass away for the new to emerge. So this new beginning may initially look like a series of endings.

Between the Trapeze Bars

Structures, habits and aspects of the status quo need to come undone if they are weak, not in integrity with their original intention, and/or out of alignment with the natural laws. There is a strong directive for restructuring and renovating our western way of life.

In essence, 2020 may feel like we are ‘between the trapeze bars’. We are letting go of what we know to reach instinctively for a truth, a way of living that is yet beyond our experience.

When a trapeze artist lets go of the rung they are holding, for a moment they are midair flying towards the next bar. They have not yet grabbed hold of it. They are flying, perhaps with no net underneath, eyes on the bar, arms outstretched and reaching - for a moment that feels eternal, there is nothing to hold onto except for the belief they will make it.

Signature Dynamic of 2020:

Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn Conjoined and

Traveling Side by Side in Capricorn

Dynamic change is indicated. It is a rare and powerful alignment. Momentum has been building towards this year’s dynamic since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, and really picked up momentum in the last two years as Saturn arrived in Capricorn and has been approaching an exact conjunction with Pluto, which will occur on January 12 at 22 degrees, 46 minutes.

We will face being accountable for issues of sustainability at home and for the planet. We will either adjust our ways or shore up our current approach to life. The key is knowing what is called for to be in integrity and alignment with the wave of change that is breaking shore.

We have the opportunity, or even an imperative, to release ways that no longer serve us.

Resourcefulness, tenacity, frugality and the willingness to accept responsibility will help us harness the potential of this conjunction to pave the way for a new paradigm and a way of living in alignment with our soul’s longing.

There has been a mounting public outcry around the globe for transformative change since Pluto entered Capricorn and introduced the necessity for overhauling the patriarchy and pave the way for a system that serves the people and not just those who hold power.

While we desire change, uncertainty and anxiety can overtake us in the midst of the change. The outcome is not clear and the path through seems clouded. There are several ways we can respond to this: 1) We will let fear grip us leading us to identify with the angst of the collective; 2) If we are attached to the status quo, we will seek to control and repress the movement of change; 3). We will become excited, in a manic way, leading to impulsive, rash behavior and disconnection from self; or 4) We can say to ourselves, "What if nothing is wrong" and from this move with the faith that what is happening is exactly what is supposed to happen. In this, we will find our bearings and take right action.

We can recognize that our Past Experience has Little Relevance

in Discovering a New Way of Living

And Ask Ourselves:

  • What anchors me?

  • What gives provides my feeling of security and faith in tomorrow?

  • What habits support who I am becoming and bringing to the world?

The Players:

Pluto – What Lies Beneath the Surface – Energy of Transformation

Saturn – the Structure /Shape of Manifest Reality – Responsibility for it.

Jupiter – Expansion and Growth – The Energy of Possibility

These three planets have a wide orbit and thus move slowly around the sun. It takes Jupiter 12 years to complete a full orbit, Saturn 28 years and Pluto 246 years. These planets do not encounter each other very often and when they do, powerful things happen in correlation to them coming together. Pluto and Saturn meet each other roughly every 34 years. The last time these three giants rendezvoused in the sign of Capricorn was 500 years ago. The particular lineup of planets at the coming Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 10 has not happened since 1285. While we may not know how events will take place, we can recognize that the cosmos is broadcasting loudly and clearly, it is time for significant shifts in the way humans live with each other and on the planet they call home.

Capricorn Qualities