Planetary Aspects in 2020 and the Rise in Violence

As discussed in my previous article, Violent Protests in 2020the influence of Uranus/Neptune semi-square was mainly responsible for the rise of street violence in 2016-19. The level of violence during these protests rose dramatically during Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 2020. 

Saturn/Pluto Conjunction

 Saturn and Pluto started orbiting closer to their conjunction in December 2019, and this conjunction will remain in effect through October 2020. Historically, Saturn/Pluto conjunctions have coincided with a rise in violence. Thus, Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1914 marked the beginning of WWI, and in 1947-48—various military conflicts in the Middle-East, Hindustan and East Asia associated with the Cold War. The current conjunction is no different. Already at the end of 2019, when Saturn was approaching its conjunction to Pluto, we observed a dramatic rise in violence around the world. Mass protests in Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, India and Hong Kong took lives of thousands, while terrorists activities intensified in Central and East Africa. At the same time, the frequency of hate crimes rose dramatically in the U.S. So, Uranus/Neptune semi-square elevated the level of street violence and social unrest in the previous three years, while Saturn/Pluto conjunction made it even worse in 2020. In addition to Saturn’s, Jupiter/Pluto conjunction also contributed to the rise in violence. 

Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto Conjunctions

Most of the time from March through January of 2021, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will be in or close to their conjunctions. This triple conjunction is a rare cosmic phenomenon. In the last 1500 years it occurred only four times, once every 437 years. Such conjunctions always coincided with dramatic political upheavals accompanied by civil wars and deaths or assassinations of heads of states. Jupiter and Pluto were close to their conjunction at the end of May when the protests started and the influence of this conjunction will be felt strongly through mid-July and also in November. Meanwhile, Saturn and Pluto will be close to their conjunction in September-October, while forming stressful aspects to the U.S. chart. To read more, log on to Street Violence and America’s Destiny.

Planetary Aspects of Rage

For the whole year of 2020, Eres, a large asteroid, which symbolizes rage, blind fury and chaos, forms a stressful aspect (square-90°) to Pluto traditionally associated with death and destruction. At the start of the protests, Eres was also forming a square to Jupiter (expansion). Indeed, this planetary combination brought about the rapid expansion (Jupiter) of chaos (Eres) and destruction (Pluto). Both Jupiter and Saturn (social structures) will form a square to Eres from September through mid-December 2020. So, we may expect a challenge to our social structure (Saturn) during the future protests.

Why Did It Start on May 27?

On May 25, 2020, Ceres, a very large asteroid, associated with labor unrest in the U.S. astrological chart, began forming stressful aspects to the already stressful combination of Jupiter, Eres and Pluto. So, it was not a coincidence that the protests started two days later. Unfortunately, Ceres will stay within the orb of these aspects through mid-August, which points to a possibility that the street violence may continue for at least two more months. Besides Ceres, the Sun, Venus and Mars were also forming stressful aspects to all four cosmic bodies mentioned above from May 27 through June 11. The level of violence was the highest in this period and dramatically decreased later on.

Why in the U.S.?

In 2020, all slow-moving planets, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as well two planetoids, Eres and Ceres, have been forming stressful aspects to the planets in the U.S. astrological chart. This was the reason these protests were especially violent in the U.S. To read more, log on Street Violence and America’s Destiny.

Future Forecast

The current “mostly peaceful” protests are far from over. The level of violence may rise again in August and stay elevated through November. As has been the case in many instances of social unrest in our history, counter protests to the Black Lives Matter of equal or even greater intensity may also occur. To read more, log on Street Violence and America’s Destiny.

The World Renewed

The current Saturn/Pluto conjunction is the very beginning of the new Saturn/Pluto cycle (2020-53). Such conjunctions occur only once in 33-40 years. They last for a year while marking dramatic and positive transformations worldwide. To read more, log on America’s Identity Crisis. In spite of the pandemic and street violence—or maybe because of them—this conjunction will renew our world. So, “Do not let this crisis go to waste.” Now, is a great opportunity to make your life anew! Do not delay changing your life and use this opportunity wisely! This is especially true for those with the Sun, Moon or the Ascendant from 22° through 27° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and/or Libra, and/or from 7° through 12° of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and/or Virgo. To read about how an astrological analysis can help you to adapt to these positive, inevitable and irreversible changes, log on in a new tab).