Pluto Saturn and The Corona Virus – A Gift?

The Global Pandemic most are calling the Corona Virus or COVID – 19 is providing us all with a Global Experience that is affecting our health, well-being, economics, social gatherings, events, schools, and how well equipped our governments are to handle this kind of health threat.

Important Dates
March 20 Mars conjunct Jupiter  22 Capricorn 45
March 21 Saturn enters Aquarius  08:58 pm PDT
Mar 22 Mars conjunct Pluto  25 Capricorn 42
Mar 30 Mars conjunct Saturn  00 Aquarius 33
Apr 04 Jupiter and Pluto Conjunct 25 Capricorn
Apr 25 Pluto Stations Retrograde  25 Capricorn
See more dates at end of this post.

It seems all people, everywhere are being affected by what is happening around the world with the spread of this new virus.

AND…Fear is more epidemic than the actual virus. This is not to say we must not be wise in how we interact. For sure Social Distancing and doing our part to stop the spread of the virus is important. However, when looking at the facts of this virus it is not yet nearly as deadly as other causes of death. This is something to know and keep in mind as we navigate the next few weeks.
Between October 1, 2019, and December 7, 2019 (a mere 2 months) there were about 3.7 million cases of the flu, between 23,000 to 41,000 hospitalizations, and approximately 3,300 flu-related deaths, according to the CDC but no emergencies or epidemics were declared. 
In the year 2019 over 90,000 people died of the flu – not the Corona Virus – and no epidemics were declared. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year and again no epidemics are declared. 
In an April 2019 article influenza has caused up to 57,300 deaths and sickened up to 41.3 million people.
March 30 Update from data gathered in early March 2020.
March 30, 2020 there have been 785,807 confirmed cases world wide and 
37,820 deaths – a bit higher than the above graphic that tracked Corona Virus deaths through March 25.
I share this to put the Corona Virus in perspective. Already this year the seasonal flu has killed about 5 times more people than the Corona Virus (based on the March 25 data). Your chances of dying in a traffic fatality is about 16 time greater or dying from Cancer about 90 times greater than dying from the Corona Virus. 
Again it is important to do our part to stop the spread of this Virus while also keeping it in perspective. Yes our reality has been forever altered as a result of the Corona Virus. Yes our lives have been impacted by this virus in more ways than we may yet know. Yes there may be a darker agenda underneath all this and we can already see the unintended consequences of waking more people up to the importance of doing our part for the greater good.

Saturn Pluto conjunction was exact January 12.
It is interesting to note that astrologically the Corona Virus is right on time according to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of 2020 that was exact on January 12, 2020 with China reporting the first case on January 10 in the window of the exact conjunction.

Historically, when Saturn and Pluto come together it is common to have plagues, viruses and other pandemics including the Bubonic or Black Plague that started in China when Pluto and Saturn were opposite around 1331.

More recently we had a flu pandemic in 1914 occurring around the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in the early degrees of Cancer. In 2003 the SARS outbreak occurred near the exact Saturn/Pluto opposition (see more below); the H1N1 virus (or Swine Flu) in 2009 was around a Saturn/Pluto square.

In his book Cosmos and Pysche, Richard Tarnas links the AIDS virus outbreak with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction that occurred from 1981 to 1984 (in 1981 Jupiter was also present) with Saturn and Pluto in Libra. The AIDS epidemic increased in intensity around the time Saturn and Pluto reached opposition from 2000 to 2004.

In 2020 Saturn and Pluto were exactly conjunct in Capricorn on January 12 (23 Capricorn) as the Corona Virus was getting a foothold in our collective consciousness. Jupiter, also in Capricorn, has been expanding this effect. In March of 2020 Mars caught to this line-up, further escalating the effect of this Global Pandemic. Everyday new information is revealed and the impact all around the world has continued to expand.

In these uncertain times with so much fear being generated there are many things we can do to enhance our own immune systems including using essential oils, herbs, and other immune enhancers including plenty of sleep. Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, not touching your face (that one seems nearly impossible) and social distancing, self quarantining are at the forefront of current recommendations. 
More Viruses Occur around Saturn Pluto Encounters

Saturn and Pluto are conjunct on average every 34 years – sometimes they come together in 31 years, sometimes 37 years etc. Of course the squares and opposition occur between the conjunctions so a pandemic type occurrence can happen more frequently. Some of these occurrences have already been mentioned. Going back to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) example – it is a corona virus that occurred in 2002 – 2003 around the Saturn/Pluto opposition originating in China and affecting more than 8000 people in 26 countries before it was contained six months later. 

In 2012 a Saudi Arabian physician reported a novel coronavirus from a patient with pneumonia or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – also a corona virus). Within a few days the same virus was detected in a Qatari patient receiving intensive care in a London hospital. Pluto and Saturn were in a wide square at that time.

Plus the Zika virus was at its height in 2016-2017 as Saturn entered Capricorn December Solstice 2017 and began to catch up to Pluto. Travel alerts were issued for certain areas but clearly this was a fraction of the concern we are facing in 2020.

Pluto – Facing Fears Leads to Empowerment – that is a Gift

With Pluto activating our deepest fears so we can transform them and become empowered its not surprising a new virus is on the world stage and it is creating an economic pandemic too. Everyone is affected by this one way or another.

When considering the Capricorn mysteries where Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are much of 2020 (including Mars in February and March) we can see the old structures that no longer serve are coming down. This virus is affecting not only our health but also our global economy and governments and may be what creates further change in how these things are currently structured. Many are already saying this is changing the way live on the planet now.

From Pluto’s perspective this is designed to bring up any remaining fears and old beliefs that may be preventing us from experiencing our truly empowered divinely human selves. But first we must encounter these shadow aspects, the personal and collective doubts, uncertainties, panic, desperation fears – whatever is in the way of knowing, experiencing and living the truth of who we really are.

I have felt the impact financially and emotionally. Most likely you have felt it too and in some way we are all feeling it. Our lives have been forever changed, the world that we knew is gone and how we move forward from this remains to be seen. These are events beyond our control (so Pluto) requiring surrender and trust that the destruction is leading to a new creation that will benefit all life and not just a few.

Planned or Accident – What is the Gift?

Some say this was planned. Others are saying it was an accident. Regardless of what the underlying reasons are this is our opportunity to become more personally and globally aware, to be socially responsible and to focus our attention on transforming our own fears and finding peace and strength within ourselves so that is the vibration we are adding to the world.

Questions to Consider

What are the wisest, most productive and effective steps I can take to cultivate awareness around my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health going forward? 

Perhaps it is time to up level your healthy practices (diet, supplements, exercise, plenty of sleep) to strengthen your immune system? 

Perhaps it is time to recommit to a spiritual practice or add to an existing practice? Perhaps its time to increase awareness around your thoughts, words, feeling and actions as they are the first key to creating your reality?  

Thoughts, Feeling, Words and Actions 

We are constantly co-creating our reality with what we are thinking, what we are saying, what we are feeling and the actions we are taking. It has never been more important to be aware of what we are thinking, saying and doing. Feelings are also part of this formula so engaging in activities that help us feel safe, feel love, feel compassion for ourselves and others has never been more important.

The question is – how in the midst of the unraveling world do we focus our attention on high vibration thoughts that include love, compassion, kindness and caring for ourselves and each other.

It might be helpful to create a positive intention you can return to again and again when you find you are drifting into fear, doubt, anger, frustration or any other lower vibrational energies. This means while practicing health hygiene (washing your hands, etc) also practice mental and spiritual hygiene as well.

An example of a mantra you can use or modify to work for you is:

I am safe, supported, accepted, and valued with Love and Joy. 

If we can create and then commit to doing practices that help us to be more aware – then the Corona Virus shifts from being a threat we fear to gift that helps us to see what more we are capable of within ourselves and what is possible for life here on planet Earth!

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed. ~Kitty O’Meara’~


  1. Hi Cayelin!
    Thank you so much for all the teaching and encouraging words. If Jupiter and Pluto go conjunct on April 4, does this mean a potentializing of current situation? Or is it a window to a portal? I’m trying to organize a global meditation of shamanic practitioners for that date. So grateful for what you do and who you are, Beatriz

    • Thank you so much Beatriz. I so love that you are organizing a global meditation of shamanic practitioners for April 4. Very cool and timely. Also just know the effect of Jupiter conjunct Pluto will be felt several days before and after the exact aspect. Jupiter magnifies and expands the shamanic transmission coming in from Pluto reminding us of the importance of embracing the death and rebirth mysteries.

      What needs to die so something new can be reborn? How can we surrender and trust this process? What intention are you (all of us) holding because that is what is being birthed? Would love to know more about your global meditation and of course so much gratitude for your shamanic work and for including the sky mysteries❣️❣️❣️

  2. Thank you, Cayelin! So very much. I am moving this moment to sit with the stars and just listen. My heart is swelling. Love the, ‘this little heart if mine, I’m gonna let it shine’ hand washing mantra! Love, Rebecca

    • Thank you Rebecca. It is so about staying connected with the heart of love and letting it shine. Love that reminder❣️❣️❣️

  3. I took a class on stelliums at {one of?} the last Cap stelliums. I had just been sent to Boston by my then spiritual teacher. I was alone in all of my practices, found a new job, and two wonderful astrology teachers, Joyce Levine and Jan Brink. Western and Hindu astrology, respectively. Jan was the one who said “We move faster than our planets,” meaning that consciousness outpaces the level of lesson we are learning and accelerates it, if we let that happen. I have never forgotten that. I do feel that this ime. The focus on higher vibrations is definitely not where the media, et al ,want us to be! We can learn different lessons now.

    Your writeup of this stellium reminds me of that first learning for me. The world is being told to self-isolate, and, at that time, I certainly was in that place. Learning to funciton without sangha, without my spiritual sisters…learning to see the planets as those supports, and to find the wisdom voice within.

    While we may not celebrate the pandemic, we can celebrate the higher frequency lessons this event is teaching. Thank you, as always, for your insights!

  4. Thank you Cayelin! So grateful for your writings.

    When I wash my hands I sing This Little Light of Mine. It fills me with so much joy and power 🙂

    Take care. Sending love.

    • Oh Dee I love that song and love that is what you sing when you wash your hands. What a great suggestion❣️❣️❣️

  5. Very interesting summation of these intense times, and filled with wise words on how to combat the fears.

    Thank you, Cayelin

    • Thank you so much Squidge. Yes intense times for sure and thank you oh wise one for reflecting that my words are wise. That means a lot to me coming from you an admired and respected elder that you are for me❣️❣️❣️

  6. Thank you Cayelin for bringing to light how to embrace the fear and transform our thoughts to higher vibrations…how clever, insightful and uplifting



    • Thank you Nanice! Great to get your feedback and yes here is to transforming the fear to higher vibrations of love and compassion❣️

    • Thank you Amala for the feedback. So glad it was inspiring and positive though of course we all must still feel and deal with our fears and that doesn’t necessarily feel positive at first but the results are always worth it❣️

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