The Epic Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Conjunction

April 03, 2020

The incredible shifts in energy that we have been experiencing thus far this year - 2020 - are only going to continue ramping up in their intensity.

The rare Astrological alignment that we will explore in this post has great power to stir up the status quo, unearth outmoded ways of being and assist in the integration of massive change through imaginative means!


What appears to be “devastation”, is actually an opening, a grand opportunity to illumine and reform our perspectives, and to physically anchor in new structures that represent tangible spiritual progress for humankind.

The Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Conjunction occurring on April 4th at 24 degrees Capricorn will have long lasting effects in April and beyond, as the alignment phases in and out three times this year.

We are being beckoned, called and summoned, to a life of greater significance and integrity.

On January 12, 2020, Saturn and Pluto formed a tight conjunction in the sign of Capricorn.  Jupiter joins the mix on April 4th.

To understand these incredible archetypal forces at work and how they shape our experience of the world, we must acknowledge the individual energetic forces of each planet.  Let’s begin with Saturn. 

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn.  Saturn represents the Taskmaster and Archetypal father concerned with structure, consistency, longevity and tradition. Saturn gives form and stability to that which it touches.

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, has no taste for stability. Pluto’s only concern is to experience the essence of a thing - its soul - and is driven by the sheer desire to strip away at it to get there.  Pluto transforms, watching everything which is not of integrity - everything ego - crumble.

Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius. When you hear Jupiter, think optimistic, truthful, philosophical, wise and expansive.  Everything that Jupiter touches, it will energetically amplify. Its nature is to create growth.


These three powerhouse planets in conjunction represent a wild, tumultuous and metamorphic ride for us all.

Over the last month or so, the world has changed, and things are not as they used to be.

A global pandemic has forced us into our homes, to spend time in isolation (Saturn at play).

During this time of Isolation, many of us are out of work and our stability is being threatened (Pluto challenging the energies of Saturn).

The global economy has been severely impacted and many of the institutions and businesses that we rely upon are being overburdened, while others collapse completely.  People are being forced to re-think their social and material goals and the things that used to matter simply don’t matter anymore (Pluto at play).


We are, in essence, being taken through a mass “humbling” process.

The inflation of the ego and a “me versus you” mentality has been embedded into the very structure of our societies.

The Pluto-Saturn conjunction is helping us to realize, now more than ever, just how vital we are to one another.  The truth of interconnectedness is emerging - not only is our wealth dependent on others, but so to is our health. 

All of the radical shifting and rapid changes reflecting the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that began in January, will be infused with lightness, creativity and hope as Jupiter enters the scene.

As we continue to awaken to the realization that things will never be the same, Jupiter’s presence will assist us in imagining and forging a new way forward.

This means becoming receptive to alternative ways of being as a society - working, living, connecting etc. 

Jupiter will expand our imaginative capacities, opening new doors for us, as we navigate these strange and unprecedented times.

How we receive Jupiter will manifest differently for each one of us.

The Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn conjunction ushers in a collective openness to receive the visions that are necessary for anchoring society in a new way of being, anchoring humanity in a new way of relating and so much more.

The very structure in which the world operates - the ways in which we conduct business, the services we provide, the way in which we see ourselves, and our connection to others are all being reformed in the here and now. 

This is your opportunity to be receptive and resourceful in the midst of a great shift.  Your opportunity to allow your imagination to be ignited, and to reconcile the false belief that things will go back to the way they once were.

The questions that we need to be asking ourselves, in order to fully receive Jupiters assistance and act upon these opportunities, include; 

  • ‘How wide can I open?
  • How expansive can I allow myself to be?
  • What truthful insight wants to make itself known to me?’

We are, as a collective, connecting to a more real, raw and authentic way of being and living.  A new consciousness is emerging because it is needed. It is needed to pave the way forward in these uncertain times. 

As mirrors reflecting us back to us, our structures will need to be reformed to support this evolutionary process. 

My big piece of advice for this beautifully intense conjunction, is this; be receptive.  Challenge yourself to faithfully open wide - open wide to your imagination and what it is trying to communicate to you.

It is our job to receive what is meant for us, in great faith, with great trust and by way of a vivid imagination, so that we may move forward, build and anchor in a new and improved way of being.


Contributed by Lauren Alexandra Mulhern, an Astrologer & Transformational Life Coach with over ten years experience.

"I have always been deeply fascinated in uncovering the mysterious in myself, others and the universe. Holding others in their healing process, as they come to terms with some of their most burdensome emotions, thoughts and patterns is such a blessing. This journey continues to be a profound experience for me, and a path of consciousness expansion." Lauren