Jupiter Conjunct Pluto: Death & Rebirth

The first death of the coronavirus was reported on January 11, 2020, one day before the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020.

Much has been talked about these two major planets meeting in Capricorn, the sign of the establishment, structure, big business & government. Add to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction a pile-up of planets in Capricorn, including an eclipse, and the foundations of many people’s lives have subsequently altered dramatically.

Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

Now, we have Jupiter joining Pluto in Capricorn, not once but three times in 2020 on the following dates. The third and final connection is very close to the degree of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, so we must see them as linked:

  • Jupiter conjunct Pluto [24 Capricorn 53] – April 5, 2020 (03:45 GMT+1)
  • Jupiter R conjunct Pluto R [24 Capricorn 06] – June 30, 2020 (06:46 GMT+1)
  • Jupiter conjunct Pluto [22 Capricorn 51] – November 12, 2020 (21:39 GMT)

The Saturn/Pluto conjunction coincided with the onset of the virus. Jupiter, the planet of growth, expands what it touches and Pluto is the planet linked to invisibility, death & loss and brings irrevocable change.

It’s vivid symbolism and so apt for what’s happening around the world. The invisible virus has spread globally. Note that Jupiter is the planet which rules travel & foreign connections.

We know by looking back in history that Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions have previously taken place during times of plague. For example, the Spanish Flu was known as the ‘1918 flu pandemic’ and Jupiter and Pluto made a conjunction in Cancer in August 1918. Note, these two planets meet approximately once every 13 years.

Looking Ahead

With our current timeline, it’s growing more likely that this is not going to be a short-term situation. What’s happening now and since the beginning of 2020 is moving us forward into a new chapter of history, an unfolding, the likes of which most of us have never seen before in our lifetime.

Yes, there will be positive factors that come out of this crisis, especially once Jupiter joins Saturn in Aquarius. At least, that’s my view personally. We can already see the changes in society, a feeling of togetherness which is so symbolic of Aquarius, the sign of brotherhood & sisterhood.

The earth’s getting a clean up and we’re being forced to examine our consumer lifestyle, our unquenchable thirst for material possessions, our self-ish society. What works, what doesn’t.

Yet, this year is continuing to bring new challenges and we know that Jupiter and Pluto together are often about money. Uranus, the planet of change, is already moving through Taurus, the star sign which rules money, food & produce. It’s a great time to ‘grow your own’ and become more self-sufficient and we’re moving closer to a cash-less society, which currently seems safer than using money.

In 2020, Jupiter, the planet of abundance and Pluto, the planet of the plutocracy, are side by side. These two planets are often in aspect in the charts of people who have big money moving through their hands, themes of power & wealth.

In fact, these two planets made their last conjunction in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s sign of rulership in 2007, the year before the global recession in 2008. Jupiter was strong in Sagittarius, its sign of rulership. Conjunct Pluto, this was the bubble, the over-inflation, the out-of-control spending and lending.

Jupiter in Capricorn is now in its sign of fall. If anything, most of us are having to restrict our finances drastically, rein in and make do as the global situation affects the world economy. Yet, as in all times of recession, there will be some people who do very nicely – thank you – often at the expense of others.

Brothers In Mythology; Brotherhood & Sisterhood

It would be nice to think of Jupiter and Pluto working together as they were brothers in mythology. Jupiter was King of the Gods, ruler of the sky, whereas Pluto was God of the Underworld and ruled over the realm of the dead.

Together, they are a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Jupiter brings truth & justice to the worlds of corruption and loss. Jupiter also rules knowledge and learning and Pluto knows how to dig deep, to uncover hidden riches.

This could, therefore, be seen as a symbol of seeking a cure for the virus. We will see as the year progresses how this powerful planetary duo reveal themselves.

Personal Transformation

On a personal level, this is a helpful time to dig deep in your own life, to go into the shadows, to look in the dark places and seek a new understanding of your self.

Pluto is linked to self-analysis and Jupiter’s the planet whereby you find meaning in your life. There’s huge opportunity and power in this combination that’s worth taking hold of.

You may be ready to commit to a new project or undertaking, one that requires self-discipline, laser focus and inner strength. What you begin now could create something incredible in your life or the lives of others by the last quarter of the year when Jupiter’s getting ready to leave Capricorn.

You may discover a new obsession and give yourself to it 100%. Notice during this first meeting of Jupiter and Pluto where you’re being called forth and what your spirit is yearning for. At its best, this combination has the potential to transform and change lives and it can work on both an inner and outer level.

These are extraordinary times we’re living through. It’s how we respond both individually and together as a society that will determine what our world looks like at the end of 2020.

Keywords; Star Sign Meanings

Below are some keywords to help you think further about what this powerful conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto may mean in your life. Also, the areas of your horoscope being triggered by the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. Read both your Sun sign and Ascendant sign.

Note the degrees of the conjunction mentioned too – see above. If you have planets or angles close to 22-24 degrees, this could be especially powerful for you.

Often, with a conjunction, the two planets are effectively doing battle with one another, vying for power. Ideally, you want to harness the power of both and use them together.


  • Wherever Jupiter resides in your horoscope, this is where you find luck, good fortune and opportunity. It’s an ideal time to take risks, be expansive and look on the bright side. Make the most of the area of life that’s highlighted by Jupiter.
  • The big planet is linked to travel, foreign connections, higher education, the law, publishing, the media and religion. Jupiter represents truth and justice and is identified with the search for meaning and purpose in life.


  • Pluto doesn’t have the best reputation in astrology because its mythological archetype is God of the Underworld, linked to death, darkness and loss. Pluto can take you down to the underworld or you start to explore all that’s hidden in life, including the psyche and unexplained phenomena.
  • Pluto’s ultimate goal is self-transformation and survival. When you return to the light from the darkness, you often do so with valuable insight and hidden riches.
  • Aries: career & vocation, status & reputation, your future path, parents
  • Taurus: travel, study, philosophy, spirituality, where you seek meaning in life, the bigger picture
  • Gemini: joint finances, shared resources, the metaphysical realm, sexuality, all things hidden & taboo
  • Cancer: relationships – both personal & professional, contracts, opponents, partnership
  • Leo: work & routine, lifestyle & health, service to others
  • Virgo: love affairs, children & pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment, luck
  • Libra: home & family, your past, your ancestry, where you come from
  • Scorpio: communication – the spoken & written word, your voice, your local community, education, siblings & neighbours
  • Sagittarius: money, possessions, assets, values, self-worth
  • Capricorn: personal goals & aims, image & profile, your personal power
  • Aquarius: inner work, retreat, spirituality, caring for others
  • Pisces: friends & groups, society, politics, humanitarian & environmental causes

Stay well, stay safe, stay sane & stay connected – and please, stay in touch. 

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Here’s the link to a couple of previous articles you may find helpful: Coronavirus: The Astrology written on March 4th 2020 and Saturn in Aquarius: The New Age written on March 22nd 2020.

19 thoughts on “Jupiter Conjunct Pluto: Death & Rebirth”

  1. Older and wiser

    Great write-up Sally.

    The 1994 & 2007 conjunctions hammered me. Both times painful breakups – the planets rule my 7th & 8th and were also transiting them. 2007 coincided with my Pluto square Pluto and I was plunged into the deepest, blackest depression for 2-3 months. I remembered how dead everything felt. 1994 triggered me to buy my house – Pluto was moving into my 8th house of debt, 2007 was the start point of the journey I’m still on.

    This time, nothing seems to be on the horizon. I’d been hoping that Saturn moving into my Aqua 10H would bring an opportunity to bring what I’ve learned to the world and maybe get some success and recognition. Oh well, maybe when Jupiter gets there!

    1. Interesting that the Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions have been major for you and sorry they were tough too. I often find that the second planetary aspect of the three is the most significant – end of June. Each one is different too because of the aspects it makes with your natal chart. Sending best wishes.

  2. This is an excellent post, Sally, thank you. I hadn’t heard that the first coronoavirus death coincided with the saturn pluto conjunction in January, so interesting. This Jupiter/Pluto conjunction is square my libran moon, trine my taurus sun, and in my 10th house, where pluto, saturn, and now jupiter have been hanging out for what feels like centuries, but is only nearly a decade 😉 i’ve basically built my career from the ground up over thise years, and it’s been a very interesting journey. Not sure where this is all going to end up, either on a personal or a global level, but i’m strapped in and enjoying the ride ☺

    1. Thank you for your comment, Sara. You have some similarities to my own chart – Moon at 24 Libra? Lots of changes for me around home/family, and the Moon does rule my Cancer IC. A huge transformation in those areas. I like the trine to your Taurus Sun – very helpful – focus there, creativity, stability, enjoying simple pleasures, nurturing/nourishing. Good luck with the career progress – I think for most people it’s slowly, slowly right now unless you’re tapped in to the emerging industries. Sending best wishes.

  3. John Henry Bourke

    A great read Sally and hope this Conjunction augurs well for you! The 1st 2 Conjunctions will trine my Natal Venus in Taurus at 24.28 degrees in my 10th so touch wood, something occurs. Wishing you and your loved ones and site users every good wish during this what will be called an era not March or April!

    1. Thank you, John. They’re square to my Moon Libra, so it’s about transformation at home/within the family. Letting go of security at some level and re-evaluating what that means to me. I’d prefer the trine to my natal Venus personally 🙂 I hope that brings love, money, pleasure… Sending best wishes.

    1. Sally Kirkman

      Hi Nancy, I have to approve your comment if you haven’t commented before. That’s why it doesn’t go through immediately – it stops the spam.

      I would look at both. Notice where your natal Jupiter is and what’s it’s doing. If you have it in aspect to Pluto natally, then the three conjunctions will be super important for you. Also, look if you have key planets/angles at the conjunction degrees – again it’s important for you. Hope that helps.

  4. The Jupiter Pluto conjunction is conjunct my aries ascendant within an orb of 1 degree. This has been the most difficult year of my life with my mother passing away few months back.
    I’m hoping for some relief.. some positivity.

    1. Sally Kirkman

      Sending very best wishes your way. One theme of the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction is rebirth, renewal and it sounds as if you’re in that stage right now. Take care of yourself and dig deep to grieve fully – the light always returns after the dark 🙂

  5. Thank you for the very informative article Sally. I have Sun in 21 Libra and Asc 26 Aries. Also MC at 21 Capricorn and Jupiter at 19 Aries. Close but not exact 22/24 degrees. Not sure if these conjunctions will have any effect on me.

    The past year has been the most difficult of my life and hoping for welcome change/relief soon.

    1. Sally Kirkman

      The conjunction in your 10th house could be powerful for you. Step in to your power, get people of power and influence on your side. Use your Libra charm. Sending best wishes.

  6. Great read, Sally!

    The conjunction Jupiter Pluto is in my 1th house, near my Capricorn Ascendant within an orb of 4 degrees.
    I still expect the rebirth from this conjunction. Nothing happened during the first and second meeting of the two planets in April and June.

    During the last 5 years I lost almost everything. I really expect the rebirth, especially a new job.

    1. Sorry you’ve had a tough 5 years, Ann. Yes, the ‘tough’ years are behind you if the astrology is to play out truthfully. Mid-November signifies a powerful turning point as there are other factors involved then too. Sending best wishes.

  7. I have been feeling very restless and anxious from past many months. There has been an extreme downfall for me, in almost every aspect of my life. And, to make my anxiety worse, I landed on this website.

    Jupiter and Pluto are getting conjunct at Capricorn – 22.4°
    My natal Mars is placed at – Capricorn 22.4°, in 2nd house.

    I am left with no energy to loose now.

    1. I was sorry to read about your anxiety. Please don’t think that the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction triggering your natal Mars is a bad thing. For example, Rafa Nadal has the same placement of Mars in Capricorn and he just won the French Open! Mars is strong in Capricorn – the gladiator, the empire builder – it’s a powerful Mars that needs a long-term plan, a goal. That Jupiter-Pluto conjunction can be powerful too, a rebirth or renewal – so try and find that side of your nature and recharge your batteries. Mars loves physical activity and building strength. Sending best wishes.

  8. Hi Thanks for the post. This conjunction is bringing up life direction decisions (ones that I’m finding very difficult to make) around work and life direction. The conjunction in cap is in my 6th house and makes a cardinal square to my natal Pluto in the 3rd house at 20° Libra. It also aspects my natal sun/Uranus/IC conjunction (sextile) and 2nd h house Saturn (trine). The energy is like a pressure cooker and I have been feeling depleted and defeated! Hanging in there, Im wondering when these feelings of exhaustion (mental and emotional mostly) will lift.

    1. The current astrology is like a pressure cooker waiting to go off – this weekend brings two significant turning points – Mars turning direct and a New Moon in Scorpio. You may find that you get more clarity from next week onwards. Sending best wishes.

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