By observing which planet holds this lead position, or highest degree, and when it changes, we can recognize the synchronicity based on the emphasis of this one key factor.

The planet of highest degree can be further illustrated as that theme surrounding the saying: ‘at the end of the day’, this is the focus, this is the driving force. This planet can also generally be described as the ‘lead’ or the principle ‘why’ of the chart, at any given time. This is certainly not the only factor but it is significant and this article will outline which planet holds this lead position and the date when it changes. Again, due to time zones, the exact minute will not be given so readers can choose to adjust to their own time zone to refine the time frames provided with greater precision.

We live in complex times and it helps to have some capacity for objectivity and timing and this is what Astrology provides. Perhaps the most significant focus of our times and in this decade specifically is the notion of the ‘Great Economic Reset’ and the resulting world-wide revolutionary process it entails. Based on previous economic, revolutionary shifts, linked specifically to Saturn/Pluto conjunctions, which occur approximately every 35 years, it makes sense since the most recent conjunction between these two planets occurred in January 2020. Yet, this one is much larger since it encompasses a time in history when national economies are more closely interactive due primarily to the internet and due to the reality of the rise of multi-nationalism in corporate sector of business. Also due to the scope, scale and magnitude the process of establishing this one is taking longer than previous cycles.

One of the purposes of this article is to provide an overview perspective of changing dynamics on the social and global stage encompassing the entire decade of 2020-2030. In this regard, this article has a long shelf life in terms of observation to readers and researchers can turn to it again and gain.

As well, this article provides students and practitioners with the awareness of a simple, fun yet sophisticated and relevant technique providing quick and easy access to the information which can prove very educational and serve to ‘initiate’ new students, especially, to ‘play astrologer’. As well, it may prove helpful to more seasoned and professional astrologers who are not aware of this specific focus.

Specifically this focus by observing the ever-changing dynamic of THE PLANET OF HIGHEST DEGREE and the sign it is in. From my daily observations, it has proven to be a key factor to regarding general prediction. It should be noted that the entire focus is based in Western Astrology, therefore using the Tropical Zodiac. As well, it provides a point of perspective, a context for other observations not covered in this article for the sake of keeping it as succinct as possible. The other key purpose is to help students, researchers and practitioners alike to exercise observation regarding the outer, synchronistic expressions

Despite the somewhat complex dynamic of planets involved, even someone exposed to astrology for the very first time should be able to understand the essential logic outlined.  Whether the outer synchronicities suggested are deemed a theory or a reality of destiny is for the reader to decide and this article will offer a guideline for observation.

Regarding more detailed observations and for more advanced students, it should also be noted that while the aspects the planets are making when occupying the ‘lead’ or highest degree position makes, will not be listed, it will prove helpful for readers to add this layer and observe the chart as a whole at any given date and time, as you follow along. Yet, by simply observing which planet occupies the position of highest degree, you will already have some good insights to work with.

There are many techniques used for prediction in Astrology.  Often these are associated with Natal Chart interpretation. However, regarding the general or mass influence of planetary alignments, which is where prediction enters into the category of prophesy, rendering predictions of the future for the masses, the focus is often solely to study the transiting planets alone, without the Natal Chart, and the interactive dynamic of their ever-changing relationships. In this regard, astrologers generally look to conjunctions, especially of major planets, which begin new cycles, the entry of planets into new signs, which represent sub-cycles and major aspects between planets. All of these techniques are indeed significant and do manifest as outer synchronicities as well. Yet, there are other techniques available and this is one of them, which is quite simple yet surprisingly accurate. A table listing these, specifically outlining the major far planets used in Western Astrology, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this article.

This article also brings some focus to the significance and influence of the planets of lowest and highest degree, yet not to the same extent of emphasis of the planet of highest degree. The planet of lowest degree is significant as it implies new beginnings. The planet of lowest degree can be described, therefore, as the alpha planet. The planet of highest degree implies how the new impulse is responded to. In like  manner, it can metaphorically be described as the ‘omega planet’, which can be further understood as an important driving force that emphasizes the point of power for the time period that it occupies that position.

Together, the planets of lowest and highest degree serve to frame the chart in terms of an anchor and a culminating theme. Although it may seem ironic that the greater emphasis would be on the omega or planet of highest degree versus the alpha or planet of lowest degree, it is so because as important as are new developments, it is our collective reaction to them that ‘gets all the press.’

As important as both are, the alpha or lowest degree planet in this emphasis reveals fresh starts and initiatives. Alternately, the planet of highest degree represents the existing reality, the old guard, so to speak, the establishment’s or social reaction to the new impulses. The planets of lowest degree reveal what the new energy is, so it is ever worth observing, and this is especially true of the far planets. And this is also true of the planet of highest degree as revealing the main themes of reaction to the new impulses.

The far planet that holds the positions of lowest degree and highest provide clear insight into powerful, social trends and movements. Where the planet of lowest degree or the ‘alpha’ planet can be understood to refer to the raw, energetic and initiating expressions of Aries, the planet of highest degree or the ‘omega’ is symbolically assigned to Pisces which refers to the collective, or collective consciousness, thus has a mass effect. Pisces is the sign that symbolizes the oceanic principle and encompasses all the signs together, yet no single sign in particular, making it unique indeed. As well, Pisces is associated with the subconscious and, as the term C.G. Jung popularized, ‘the collective unconscious.’

The time-frame of this article encompasses 10-years starting on January 1, 2020 and extends to January 1st 2030.  So, readers will have plenty of opportunity to look back over 2020 and up to the date of reading this article. It should also be noted that the dates listed are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so the actual event could be a day earlier or later depending on where you live in the world. Yet, such details  are  not terribly important and the main point will be clear  in terms of a close approximate amount of days when one planet is in the lead and when another takes it and so on. 

While some commentary on what the specific meaning of the lead or highest degree planet in question means, of particular importance is to reveal when the far planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto take the lead.  So, it is left to the reader to make their own interpretations of the meaning and function of the lead planet and the sign it is in and to pay attention to observe the outer synchronicities. Based on this strategy, history students and prophets alike can both look back in time to verify the synchronicities that have occurred and forward to assess what might and the expected dynamics subject to the specific planets involved.

While the fast-moving planets do ever play a significant role, due to their brief periods of occupying any position, emphasis should be and is directed to the far planets which include Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Thus, the far planets serve to provide powerful anchor themes to current events; when they enter new signs, new evolutionary junctures begin. So, it is a point of perspective which one chooses to emphasize. 

In this article, both are regarded, but more attention will be directed to the planet of highest degree to observe the probable reaction on a collective level and whether it will include themes linked to governments (Capricorn) religion/philosophy (Sagittarius) society in general (Aquarius) the powerful private sector (Scorpio) or to mass consciousness shifts swinging from spiritual or unified convictions or to measures of mass hysteria guiding the larger mythos of the time (Pisces). Altogether, these can be understood as representing the collective, evolutionary dynamic.

While free will is ever at play and should not be underestimated in terms of its influence, it may be understood that even those who assume that they are choosing to influence the other dynamic, it remains that their actions too are features of the larger destiny theme at play. Of course, this is where discernment is required but due to the large scope of events and players on the board, be they nations, individuals, or groups, it is ever challenging to truly gain a clear objective. This is why Astrology, in general, and this technique of focus can prove helpful.

Chiron is included in the list of far planets because although it is generally regarded as accurately categorized among the minor planets, such as the asteroids and others, it is playing a significant role, at least at this time in human history, and some astrologers have even gone as far as to assert that we are in a mini age, the mini ‘Age of Chiron’. Because Chiron primarily orbits between Saturn and Uranus, it has been described as a bridge between the social and the trans-social planets.

While the major asteroids including Ceres, Juno, Pallas, Vesta and Astraea and Hygeia as well as the newly discovered very far planets including Transpluto, Sedna, Eris and Selena, or the Black Moon or 8 Transneptunians including Zeus, Chronos, Apollon, Poseidon, Admetos, Cupido, Vulcanus and Hades are not included in the list, as important as they are, their influence may be regarded as background. However, that is open to debate and it may prove relevant and helpful to include those in your observation. Thus,   they are included in the table at the bottom of this article. As well, including these other important members of the astrological pantheon used in Western Astrology may be deemed more advanced, so simply listing them here and in the table at the bottom serves to identify them as a collective grouping without emphasizing them in the focus of dynamic of the main planets ever engaged in the exchange of planets of lowest and highest degree.

So, it will be for you to decide if you use the guideline outlined in this article over the coming months and years to observe the dynamics of new impulses as with the main far planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) entering new signs and the initiatives they produce and especially the planets of highest degree as revealing the collective reaction.

Sometimes the pendulum swings to Jupiter and/or Saturn, technically categorized as the ‘social planets’, referring to their spheres of influence. Jupiter and/or Saturn can be at either end of the spectrum, lowest or highest degree, otherwise it is the far ‘trans-social planets’ that hold those positions primarily.

For example, when Jupiter and Saturn entered Aquarius at very close time intervals in December 2020, they indeed held the position of lowest degree together. Thus, the revolutionary themes of Aquarius provided the main anchor and these were destined to have a strong, social impact. A significant outer synchronizing expression was the January 6th event in the United States, ‘The Storming of Capitol Hill’, which although was a national events, has invariably had and continues to produce reverberations across the world.

Yet, planetary alignments do not simply manifest as one event and this is where observing synchronicities becomes a matter of observation and interpretative discernment. Some trends and events, however, are more obvious than others. As well, especially associated with the very far planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, which remain in a sign for 7, 12-14 and 12-20 years respectively, thus represent long-term revolutions of evolution. It also remains that these synchronistic manifestations and expressions will unfold in many ways and on many fronts according to the deeper realities and destinies of locations such as countries, provinces, states and cities.

It is also worth mentioning that we may not like or agree with the collective reaction associated with the planets of highest degree, again specifically referring to the far planets, yet, we can come to observe the synchronistic probabilities and the duration of these events. As well, we can come to accept that the archetypal forces of nature, classically referred to as ‘the Gods’,  have a way of influencing all  of us,  even the ‘powers that be’.

Even so, somehow those events will have mass expressions and repercussions. Due to the fact that the planets are ever in motion, this is an ever-changing dynamic and is not a static factor. Thus, while there may indeed be hidden and powerful individuals and networks conspiring with plots, schemes and agendas, it may be understood that they too are fully at the mercy of the fates, the forces of destruction and resurrection, the so-called Shiva and Kali forces of existence. Still, we may also be able to recognize these forces and exercise our individual and collective will to engage our co-creative intentions with greater clarity and wisdom.

Since the planet of highest degree sometimes remains so for many days in a row, producing key windows or segments of time, there will be ample time to make such finer detailed and elaborated observations. Doing so also can also support users to make even greater practical use of the knowledge, which may be deemed its highest value. Yet, simply the fact that it works is also valuable in terms of challenging the erroneous notion of materialism and randomness.

It will also be outlined when key far planets primarily hold the positions of highest and lowest degree, despite the brief ‘interceptions’ by the close, fast-moving planets including Sun, Mercury,  Venus and Mars. Along the way, the fast moving planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars and the Sun will take the lead for short bouts and these windows may well and have indeed proven significant in terms of openings, so do not underestimate the ‘little guy’. Yet, these time frames will often prove to be quite short, just hours even, but may sometimes last a few days.

So, sometimes these time frames can be compared to relatively brief breaks in the clouds on a generally overcast day, but do not underestimate them, either, as significant events can occur during small windows and be triggered by apparently small players. Again, how that planet is aspected and configured in the overall chart will reveal if it carries lighter or heavier weight of influence. Also, due to the fact that the Moon travels 12-14 degrees per day, it is ‘not’ included in the list. Yet, these periods, when the Moon will often be void-of-course may also prove interesting to observe.

Especially with the fast ‘planets’ (Sun is included in the list but it is not technically a planet), the duration may be very short and would require closer observation. So, while the fast moving planets are listed for the sake of clarity and while they do sometimes hold the lead position for days on end and although these periods could prove very significant indeed and no planet should be overlooked in terms of the outer synchronicities related to it and the sign it is in. Of course, casting an actual chart for these periods with the lead planet as the focus would provide much more relevant information. So, this article can serve as a guide to support such a focus.

The list below of planets assuming then yielding or passing over the lead or the position of highest degree to the next planet is quite detailed and, while it may prove helpful especially to astrologers and prophet types who appreciate the synchronicity of outer events as measured by planetary positions, it may prove a bit overwhelming for some readers. If this is true for you, you may want to copy and save and/or print this article and refer to this list on occasion. 

As well, at least skip down towards the bottom to read some of the final paragraphs as they highlight some significant closing observations upon this second decade of the 3rd millennium BCE. However, if you do take the time to read through and both reflect back and begin to observe the changing dynamics linked to this single factor – the ever-changing social dynamic synchronizing with the transiting planet of highest degree – you may find it quite exciting especially as the decade closes and the exchanges become faster due to the fact that all the far planets (Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) will have entered new signs and will still be in the lower degrees by this time.

If you do read all the way through, you will notice the acceleration of the pace and, along the way; the outline becomes something of a play-by-play of a relay race with planets systematically taking the torch, as it were.  Each planet running with the lead according to their destined amount of time, then passing it on to the next planet, shifting the energy to both the themes associated with it and the sign it is in.

The planet of highest degree, the lead, or as the metaphor here goes, the torch, is passed along either because the other planet due to its rate of travel supersedes the carrier or because the lead enters a new sign.  These are the only two factors and there can only be one leader at a time, regardless of how close any two planets may be by degree.  So, yes, it is a degree factor and is not restricted to which sign it is in.  In this regard, the lead not only switches from one planet to another, it sometimes also switches signs entirely!

Initially, it may be of special interest to realize that 2020 began with Mars in Scorpio as the planet of highest degree and the decade ends also with Scorpio emphasized with Jupiter in Scorpio, which is even further emphasized with the Lunar North Node in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius assuming the lead just a few days earlier, taking it from Saturn in Taurus. It is also noteworthy, it is Saturn in Taurus and Jupiter, (the two ‘social  planets’) in its polar opposite sign of Scorpio (the two signs most directly linked to money and finance) that play leading roles to bring the decade to a close as they exchange the lead back and forth bringing us into the 3rd decade of the century.

Overview of 2020 – 2030

Due to this emphasis of planet of highest degree, it can already be quickly observed that the 2nd decade begins and ends with a strong theme of Scorpio. Mars in Scorpio begins the decade and Jupiter in Scorpio completes it and also ushers in the 4th decade of the new millennium. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth, transformation and collective power so with this technique, we can already see how the 2020’s are destined to unfold, generally speaking! Scorpio can also be understood to a ruthless ‘Kali’ force that almost invariably leaves a scorched trail of death and destruction, ripe for rebirth. As daunting as that may sound, there is a strong spiritual silver lining in the January 1, 2030 chart.

(More on that later…)


The decade of 2020 – 2030 can generally be observed to have two distinct halves. The first half includes the trans-social planets largely occupying the planet of highest degree position, and then the second half places them in the lowest degree positions. This suggests that, and it is quite evident on the global stage, that between now and spring 2025, we are quickly moving towards a new era. Leading up to that time is the reaction to it.

As the new decade begins, Pluto in Capricorn holds the position of planet of highest degree and this remains true until it finally enters Aquarius in March 2023. Yet, due to its retrograde process, it will retreat back into Capricorn two times and for months at a time between then and December 2024!

From December 2024, but reaching back to March of 2023, it is Neptune in Pisces that largely occupies the lead until it enters Aries in late March 2025. Yet, Neptune too, as with Pluto, retreats back into Pisces in October 2024 for about 3 months.

So, then it is Uranus in Taurus that largely takes the spotlight as of late March 2025, but only until July 2025 when it enters Gemini. Yet, Uranus too from November 2025 to April 2026 retreats back into Taurus before its steady journey through Gemini.

It is significant to note also that, by July 2025, both Jupiter and Saturn will have entered new signs, leaving the lead largely to Chiron in Aries, which significantly holds the position for an entire year to 2026, then due to it turning retrograde  again re-enters Aries from  November 2026 through to April 2027.

Yet, although deemed a far planet, Jupiter does travel though a sign in approximately 1 year, so it is ever significant to keep it in mind when time periods that encompasses 1-year is under observation. This, the first half of the decade is strongly focused on the trans-social planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, yet with definite and strong interceptions of Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron.

Then, the truly major period for Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron is the second half of the decade. However, as mentioned, they too will actually be in new signs thus occupying lower degrees and so it leaves that latter half of the decade open to the fast-moving planets to hold the lead position for longer periods. Even Jupiter does not hold the lead for very long during this period. It is noteworthy that Saturn in Aries especially from July 2027 through to April 2028 assumes a strong lead.

From then on until the end of the decade, it is wide open as all the trans-social planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto occupy new signs. Yet, this does provide enough time for Saturn and Jupiter to rise to the position of highest degree by the time of the end of decade, which they do at alternating dates.

So, the decade does end with Saturn in the later degree of Taurus, the sign of personal wealth, and Jupiter in late Scorpio, the planet of collective or shared wealth banks and insurance companies…, that dynamically exchange the lead entering the opposing signs of Gemini and Sagittarius in June (Saturn) and November (Jupiter) respectively. Hypothetically, this suggests that we, perhaps humanity as a whole, will come to a whole new interpretation and vision regarding money.

It should be noted that all the while, throughout the entire decade, the fast-moving planets do assume the lead for brief stints of seldom more than 10-days maximum and sometimes for just hours at a time. As significant as those time periods are, they can be recognized to occur within the context of the social and trans-social planets. Yet, they do occur and anyone paying close attention and who is knowledgeable enough to observe the synchronicities may find the following detailed list to be useful.

The List


This list may at times seem tedious especially due to the fast-moving planets assuming the lead for such short periods only to yield it again either due to another planet overtaking them or due to entering a new sign. Yet, this list reveals the ever-changing dynamic of a perspective seldom given as much attention as it merits.

Of course, it is not the only factor, as clarified earlier, but it is one that is quite easy to understand and observe in terms of outer events. It was also clarified that how the synchronicities are expressed will differ from country to country, province to province, state to state and from one major city to another.  So, focus on your location and/or observe the various expressions of synchronicity from one place to another as sharing some commonality in terms of themes and timing.

The value of providing an overview of 2020 is so readers can look back and observe the synchronicities linked to what planet(s) and when they occupied the highest degree position.

On January 1, 2020, it was Mars in Scorpio that led the charge suggestive of the probability that 2020 was destined to be a powerful and transformational year complete with the theme of death, destruction and rebirth and the violent nature of such processes. Need I say, indeed it was? While it is not the focus of this article, I do want to  briefly mention that the January 1st chart hosts a foreshadow of events to  come for the year  and on that day,  the Moon which is symbolic of the collective mood was conjunct Neptune in Pisces, the sign of viruses…

By January 3rd, Mars entered Sagittarius and yielded the lead factor, or the planet of highest degree which was Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto takes the lead for just about 5 days when Venus in Aquarius takes it and holds it until January 14 when it enters Pisces. By this time, Mercury, Sun and Saturn all take the lead ahead of Pluto and Saturn takes it fully by January 20 when the Sun enters Aquarius. It should be noted, that Saturn and Pluto were conjunct since January 12, marking the official start to the “Great economic Reset”.  As well, they may be seen to be in league in terms of their exercise of power. And this is when the draconian measures really begin to kick-in.

Aside from  very brief leads taken by Mercury and Venus in Aquarius and Pisces respectively during the first week  of February,  Saturn  and Pluto  in close  conjunction hold the lead together,  yet Saturn remains the official lead or planet  of highest degree from then on save for a brief lead assumed by Mars in Sagittarius from  February 11-17.

By March 4th, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are all huddle close in Capricorn and Mars is there two and catching up quickly which it does by March 20. With Saturn by now hovering at the late degrees of Capricorn, despite very short  leads taken by Sun, Mercury  and Venus in some cases for no  more than hours, the four-planet stellium in Capricorn  not only together hold the position of highest degree, they do so as a group. You will recall that it was March 23 when the first lockdown began, the exact day when Mars in Capricorn took the lead thus the general theme of ‘martial law’ was underway.

When Mars finally enters Aquarius on March 31, forming a conjunction with Saturn that very day, Venus in money-sign Taurus takes the lead only until April 3. Then Jupiter now conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, increasing government authority measurably (Jupiter expands whatever it connects to) together hold the lead save for a few days of Mercury in Pisces from April 9-11, then the Sun in Aries from April 15 to 20 (probably synchronizing with the rise of citizen journalists everywhere), Jupiter and Pluto rule, but particularly Jupiter which by now is in the late degree of Capricorn. This lead by Jupiter larger ensues save for another brief, revolutionary push by Mars between April 9 and 14 before it enters Aquarius.

Thus Jupiter and Pluto, then joined by retrograde Saturn on July 3, together predominantly hold the lead position, save for very short bouts of Sun, Mercury and Venus once again, due to the fact that they are huddle close in the late degrees of Capricorn for what actually amounts to be the rest of the year 2020 until Saturn and Jupiter enter Aquarius on December 16 and 20th, respectively, yielding the lead to the Sun in Sagittarius for scarcely 1 day. So, it is Pluto that take the lead or highest degree position and holds it on Winter Solstice, nature’s  New Year, which does represent its own significant foreshadow for the coming year. But, then, by December 23, it is Mars in feisty Aries, by now which has inched past Pluto, which is the sign rules thus in its sign of honor and it holds it all the way like a touchdown as it crosses the date line dividing 2020 and 2021.


While the influence of Pluto in Capricorn, which can be traced as synchronizing with increasingly ‘draconian’ measures by Capricorn-ruled governments can be traced especially to the latter half of 2019, it grows increasingly stronger in 2020 and, although 2021 will swing the emphasis quite strongly to other signs, with a strong lean to Aquarius due to the roles of Jupiter and Saturn, Pluto in Capricorn as the lead planet will return and with added emphasis of power, as you will soon learn.

It is Pluto in Capricorn that can be recognized as the factor of influence that has synchronized with many months of extreme authoritarian measures asserted by governments the world over, often regarded as ‘draconian’. While Pluto will remain in Capricorn until January 20-21, 2024, despite its brief initial entry into Aquarius on March 23, 2023 where it will remain until June 11, 2023, it will occupy the significant position of highest degree only intermittently.

Thus, this part of the article brings extra emphasis to Pluto in Capricorn as the spotlight focus until it finally enters Aquarius for good, but it will enter into Aquarius and retrograde out of it twice and back into Aquarius before it begins its slow but sure journey through it. Understanding this will prove helpful in terms of anticipating when governments will strongly assert their authority with heavy-handed measures and probable lockdowns, or some other such severe policies.

Specifically, the date periods outlined below are when Pluto will occupy the position of highest degree while in Capricorn, which can be recognized to be strong periods when government authoritarianism will again strongly reassert revealing measurable power and influence are as follows:

March 13, 2021 – Until Mercury takes the lead  on March until the Sun in Pisces assumes the position on March 17 until it enters Aries on March 20, followed by Venus  until  it enters Aries on March 22, 2021)

March 22 – April 2 when Mercury in Pisces takes the position on April 2 until April 4th.  Aside from the brief time period, Mercury in Pisces is not a strong influence,  in fact, it is  a weak  influence, so this period may not result in any real measure of revolutionary influence, however, it could synchronize with significant spiritual synchronicities or, alternately, deceptions and key ‘gaslighting’ episodes.

April 12 – May 13 Pluto Yields the Lead

Pluto resumes the lead from April 4 – April 12 when Venus in Aries assumes the position of planet of highest degree, until it enters Taurus on April 15. But, by April 16, the Sun in Aries assumes the position so the influence of Pluto in Capricorn will be operative for less than a day which will probably not be enough to manifest as any real momentum. By April 19, Mercury forms a conjunction with the Sun at the critical 29th degree of Aries. Mars meanwhile as of April 18 while in Gemini also advances higher than Pluto and by April 20, so too does Jupiter in Aquarius until it enters Pisces on May 14.

(Mars enters Cancer on April 23 where it will remain until it completes its cycle and enters Leo on June 11, 2021. Thus it will be in its sign of fall during this time period outlined above when Pluto yields the lead. Mars in Cancer can prove very aggressive.)

May 13 – 17 – Pluto again assumes the position of planet of highest degree when on May 13 Jupiter enters Pisces where it will remain for a brief period due to turning retrograde on June 22 and re-enters Aquarius on July 27-28.

Then on May 17, the Sun in Taurus takes the lead until it enters Gemini on May 20. Mercury closely aligned with Venus in Gemini will synchronize with ‘extra creative discussions’.

May 20 – May 31 – Pluto holds the position until on May 31, Venus in Gemini for just 2 days.

June 2 – June 17 – Pluto holds the position again until the Sun takes it for just another few days when it enters Cancer marking Summer Solstice on June 21.

June 21 – June 24 – Pluto in Capricorn is again replaced by Venus in Cancer until June 27.

June 27 – July 8 – Pluto again assumes the position of highest degree where it will remain until Mercury in Gemini takes the lead again but for just a few days until it enters Cancer on July 11.

July 11 – July 19 – Pluto again takes the lead until the Sun in Cancer takes it again but only until it enters Leo on July 22.

Yet, Mars in Leo meanwhile advances to higher than Pluto which is at 25 Capricorn 18 by this time.

 As well, Jupiter as of July 29 re-enters Aquarius where it holds the lead position of planet of highest degree along with Sun, Mercury and Venus and Mars at various key intervals yet not requiring specific mention as Jupiter remains higher than Pluto until September 11… Yet, Mars meanwhile in Virgo takes the lead until it enters Libra on September 15.

So, Pluto again holds the lead position for just 2 days when on September 17, the Sun takes it again until it enters Libra officially marking Autumn Equinox. Yet, Mercury already in Libra takes the lead as with a passing of the torch from the Sun before Pluto can assume the position once again. Then Mercury, having turned retrograde by this time on September 28, holds the position until September 30.

So, Pluto again takes the lead but for less than two days due to Venus in Scorpio taking the lead. It should be noted, that Pluto is the ruling planet for Scorpio, co-ruled by Mars, and Venus is in its ‘fall’ sign position when in Scorpio which therefore means Pluto will also be the ‘dispositor’ of Venus, which means its energy is transferred to it, and the Mars which is in Venus-ruled Libra all the while, which is its ‘detriment’ sign position. So, this window may not be as advantageous as might be assumed.  Yet, it does remain in the lead position until October 7.

So, this 7 day interval with Venus in Scorpio in the lead position may prove to be an exception to the rule due to the Pluto/Scorpio influence and it could, thereby like a double agent play a role of ‘serving two masters’ as the saying goes.

Oct 7 – 17 – Pluto again takes the official lead. If Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Libra behave as suspected, the Pluto in Capricorn again holds the position until the Sun in Libra takes the lead on October 17 until it enters Scorpio on Oct 22.

Yet,  Mars in Libra meanwhile, again like the legendary passing of the torch on that very day,  Oct 22, advances to the highest position above Pluto. Venus which rules Libra meanwhile having entered Sagittarius on October 7, ‘disposits’ to Jupiter in Aquarius serving to intercept Pluto gaining open ground, so  to speak. Mars holds this position until October 30 when on that very day, the torch is passed on once again just in the nick of time, to Venus in the late degrees of Sagittarius where it holds the position until November 4th.

Yet, Mercury on November 2 meanwhile also moves ahead of Pluto, so the torch gets passed along, yet again between the two inner planets until November 6 when they enter Scorpio and Capricorn, respectively.

As in early October, the Scorpio influence of Mercury there activates Pluto as its dispositor.  Although it might seem since Pluto is in Capricorn, that Venus there would activate Pluto as well, but Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and it is in Aquarius.  The consequence of this could amount to a real confrontation between the traditional, ‘father knows best’ and conformist tendencies of Capricorn with the revolutionary, ‘down with the establishment’ non-conformist orientations of Aquarius.

Nov 6 – Nov 27 – Although the Sun in Scorpio takes the lead on November 17 and then is followed by Mercury also in Scorpio when the Sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd and especially with Mars also in Scorpio since October 30, it will take until Jupiter in Aquarius again takes the lead on November 27, so the draconian measures of Pluto in Capricorn will have their longest window of opportunity since mid-March.

For the majority of this window it will be there during Scorpio time and then five days into Sagittarius. It will be interesting to pay attention to the synchronicities when Jupiter takes this lead since the Sun will be in Sagittarius which Jupiter rules. The likely effect will be a spike in the graph swinging back towards the revolutionary impulse and it will hold this lead until December 7 when Mars in Scorpio takes the lead.

December 7 – 13 – Since Mars rules Scorpio along with Pluto, the emphasis will swing back to Pluto in Capricorn, once again. Yet, on December 13, Mars enters Sagittarius redirecting the energy back to Jupiter which again assumes the lead left behind by Mars and it should prove especially strong since it, along with the Sun, will direct the energy back to Jupiter until it re-enters Pisces on December 29.

When Jupiter enters Pisces, the emphasis will swing back to Capricorn very strongly since Pluto will resume the lead position of highest degree and will be reinforced by Mercury and Venus retrograde closely conjunct Pluto and the Sun also in Capricorn still in the early degrees.

Thus, although Winter Solstice, nature’s New Year hosts Jupiter in the lead while in the late degrees of Aquarius, New Year’s Eve 2022 will be strongly slanted to Pluto in Capricorn. The only real saving grace for the revolutionary Aquarian forces is the fact that the ruling planet for Capricorn will be in Aquarius. Its main contribution, however, stands to be that it swings emphasis to Uranus in Taurus, which has been true all along with the emphasis swung over to Aquarius since Uranus is the modern ruler. Specifically, Uranus in Taurus symbolizes the crypto currency revolution.


As 2022 gets underway, the Pluto in Capricorn influence will remain especially strong until January 19, reinforced by the Sun, when Mars in Sagittarius takes the lead and on the same day as the Sun enters Aquarius.

Mars will hold that lead and, all the while conjunct the Galactic Center (28 Sagittarius) until January 23 when it too enters Capricorn. This will swing the energy back strongly especially since Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto will be there until mid-February.

Since the Lunar North entered Venus ruled Taurus on January 18 to begin its 18-month cycle, the Capricorn theme will take on that much more weight and muscle Venus in retrograde in Capricorn since December 20, 2021 and remaining so until January 28 is compounded by Mercury also having turned retrograde in Aquarius on January 15 and re-entering Capricorn on January 27 where it will remain until February 16, having turning direct again on February 2nd.  On the very same day the Sun in the late degrees of Aquarius does take the lead until it enters Pisces on February 19.

So, the only real competing energy will be Sun and Saturn in Aquarius until this time when Saturn is joined by Mercury forming a conjunction on March 1st. Yet, the Capricorn energy remains strong all the while especially with Venus and Mars there until March 6, having formed a conjunction at 0 Aquarius just minutes after both planets enter it. Thus, this conjunction will have a boosting effect for Aquarius with the help of Saturn already there, but Pluto in Capricorn will remain in the lead position once again.

Mercury in Aquarius will then take the lead for just one day on March 9 before entering Pisces on the 10th. Then the Sun will take the lead while in Pisces on March but for just a day and half before entering Aries on March 20.

Then, Pluto will resume its lead yet again save for very brief intercepts from Mercury in Pisces on March 26 and Venus in Aquarius on April 4.

Then Mars takes the lead on April 13 until May 16 when it enters Pisces, when Pluto takes it yet again.

Then the Sun takes the lead for a couple of days between April 18 and 20, giving it back to Pluto as it enters Taurus.  Mercury again in Aries on April 26 and then Jupiter in its final degree of Pisces on May 4 – May 11 takes the lead and Mars again for a couple of days from May 23 – 25 before it enters Aries.

Pluto in Capricorn re-takes the lead on May 3 through June 11 when Mercury takes it for just a couple of days again, then it goes back to Pluto save for an equally short stint of the Sun in the late degrees of Gemini until Summer Solstice, June 21, 2022, then Venus takes it for less than a couple of days.

Then it is all Pluto in the lead again until July 2 when Mars in the late degrees of Aries takes it until July 5. Then it is back to Pluto until July 16 when Venus takes it for a few days followed by Mercury until July 20 when Pluto takes it again until August 3rd when fast-moving Mercury steps in once again just until August 5 and back it goes to Pluto.

Then Venus takes it on August 10, again for just a couple of days giving it back to Pluto.

On August 14 to 21st, Mars takes it and the Sun meanwhile is on its heals to take it as well until it enters Virgo on August 23, when Mercury is there to take it until August 27, then back to Pluto it goes until   September 2 when Venus takes it until September 5 then returns it to Pluto once gain until the Sun takes  it on September 19 to 23 who  passes it to  Mercury who does the same to Venus on September 27 just until the 29th  then it is Pluto again until  Mercury takes it from October 7 to 11.

Then Pluto holds it until the 19   when the Sun takes it until November 23rd until it enters Scorpio whereupon Pluto takes it until Jupiter now retrograde in Aries slips back into Pisces and take it primarily takes it until  it having turned direct again re-enters Aries on December 20.

The Sun holds it for about a day until Winter Solstice, December 21, when Pluto takes it back and runs with it until New Year 2023 when Venus in Capricorn takes  it until January 4th when it is given back to Pluto which holds it until the 18th,  when the Sun takes it but for less than2 days, giving it over to Pluto in Capricorn again until  Jan 26 when Venus takes it for scarcely 2 days whereupon Pluto Takes it until February 11, when Mercury briefly holds it for a day, when Pluto take it until  the Sun too takes it for less than a day on February 18,  giving it back to Pluto until Saturn in the late degrees of Aquarius takes it from but only from March 4 to 7 when it enters Pisces. 

Pluto take it back on March 7 until  March 19 when the Sun then Mercury share it for less than 2 days giving it back on March 21,  Spring Equinox 2023 and Pluto takes it again but for until March 23 when Pluto finally enters Aquarius.

Mars in late Gemini then take it for a couple of days until it enters Cancer and gives it to Neptune on March 25 which holds it until April 1, when Mercury takes it for a couple of days until entering Taurus and gives it back to Neptune until Venus takes it between April 7 and 11, giving it back to Neptune when the Sun takes it from April 16 to 20, giving it back to Neptune as it enters Taurus.

Neptune in Pisces holds the lead until April 28 when Jupiter in Aries takes it again until May 16. Mars in Cancer takes it until May 20 when it enters Leo and Neptune takes it again until June 3, when Venus in late Cancer takes it until entering Leo on June 5. Neptune then takes it back but not for long as Pluto retrograde in Aquarius re-enters Capricorn and takes it save  for a very brief day or so  when Mercury has it.

Pluto in Capricorn then takes it again until July 10 when Mars in late Leo then Mercury in late Cancer share it for a day each until July 12 when Pluto re-takes  it save for less  than a couple  of days when Mars now  in late Virgo takes it on July 27  to 28.

From July 28 to Oct 9 Pluto holds it until Oct 9 through 12 when Mars has it, only to give it back as it enters Scorpio.

Oct 12 to 21 Pluto has it, only to give it briefly to Sun then Mars both in the late degrees of Scorpio until October 25, whereupon Pluto takes it again and holds it until Dec 21 & 22 when the Sun in late Sagittarius takes it.

December 22 to January 3 2024, Pluto holds it again and while at the critical 29th degree of Capricorn. Mars at the 29th degree of Sagittarius takes it for but a day, giving it back to Pluto until January 13 when Mercury takes it also for scarcely a day, giving it back to Pluto still at 29 Capricorn which holds it until Pluto finally enters Aquarius for the long haul on January 21, 2024.

 Neptune in late Pisces then takes the lead until between February 2 and 17, Mercury, Mars then Venus in late Capricorn take it before each enters Aquarius forming conjunctions with Pluto.

Neptune in late Pisces then largely holds the lead until Jupiter now at 29 Taurus takes it on May 24 for but a couple of  days,  giving it back  to Neptune which largely holds it through to September 1, 2024, hovering at 29 Pisces due to  having turned retrograde in mid-July.

Then, on September 1, 2024 Pluto once again re-enters Capricorn and hovers there at the critical 29th degree until November 19, 2024 until finally re-entering Aquarius.

Then Neptune largely takes the lead again from Nov 19, 2024 to March 30, 2025 when it enters Aries.

Then, it is Uranus takes the lead until for just a few days when Saturn in Pisces takes it until it enters Aries on May 25 when it hands it back, as it were, to Uranus now in the late degrees of Taurus until on June 2 when in Jupiter in Gemini until it enters Cancer on June 10th whereupon Uranus takes back the lead but only until June 7 when it enters Gemini.

From June 7, 2025 it is Chiron in Aries which assumes the position, save for very brief intercepts by Sun, Mercury and Venus, again hardly worthy of much mention, until Saturn retrograde in Aries as of September 1st  re-enters Pisces.

Next, it is Neptune in Aries by this date that is retrograde and Oct 22, 2025, it re-enters Pisces and it will take the lead until November 7, hovering at 29 Pisces the entire time..

Then, on November 7 Uranus now retrograde in the early degrees of Gemini re-enters Taurus and assumes the lead position until November 21, 2025 when it slips to the lower degree than Neptune still hovering at the critical 29th degree of Pisces. The fact that Neptune in Pisces especially and Uranus until December 2 hold this critical degree position, along with the very brief intercepts of Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars too is noteworthy and a time period that will  merit closer attention at that time.

So, Neptune in Pisces holds the lead where it remains until January 27, 2026, leaving the lead to Saturn in the late degrees also of Pisces until it too re-enters Aries on February 14, 2026 giving the lead back over once again to Uranus where it, in the later degree of Taurus, due to its retrograde cycle, will largely remain in the lead save for one and two days periods until April 26, re-enters Gemini. Yet, there is a brief period that is noteworthy between February 27 and March 3rd that Mars in the late degrees of Aquarius takes the lead before also entering Pisces.

Then, on April 26, 2026, the lead is resumed by Chiron in Aries until June 20, 2026 when it enters Aries,  save for less  that two-day bouts for Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars. So, as before, the lead is briefly intercepted and upon closer observation these may amount to some noteworthy synchronicities, yet probably hardly long enough to build   any real momentum.

At this Point on June 26, 2026 Jupiter in the late degrees of Cancer assumes the lead but for just 10-days due to it entering Leo on June 30.

Then it is the close fast-moving planets, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars assume their largest window in many years due to all the far, slow planets now in the early degrees of their respective signs. Jupiter in Leo, Chiron in Taurus, Saturn in Aries, Uranus in Gemini, Neptune in Aries and Pluto in Aquarius represent the line-up and will merit closer attention at that time as this probably represents a powerful time when all   the new beginnings linked to the far planets in new signs operate in full  concert.

In this interim period starting on June 30, Mercury Retrograde, ironically, in Cancer for 5 days before yielding it to Venus in Leo, for 4 solid days before entering Virgo and giving it back to Mercury still retrograde but just for a couple of days on July 10 until the Sun takes it and holds the lead from July 12 to 22nd! This is noteworthy because the Sun rarely holds the lead position for so long and it will be in its sign of rulership, as well.

Mars in Gemini then takes the lead and holds it for 8-days. Venus trailing close behind then takes the lead until August 7.

Mercury having turned direct after 3-weeks retrograde in Cancer, a difficult sign position for Mercury Retrograde, by the way, takes  it but for just a  couple of days, a common occurrence for Mercury, until Mars  in the late degrees of Gemini takes it back but only for a brief 2-3 day period before entering Cancer.

At this point, the Sun still in Leo takes it and holds it this time for 12 days from August 12 until it enters Virgo on August 23.

Mercury then takes it for less than a couple of days until entering Virgo as well, yielding the lead back to Venus which in its own ruling sign of Libra for a rare stint of 18 days until  it enters Scorpio on September 10th!

Mercury having entered Libra on that very day takes a pass and Mars in Cancer takes it until September 14 until the Sun in Virgo again takes the lead and holds it for 4 days until on September 18, Chiron now retrograde re-enters Aries where it hovers at the 29th degree until October 12, thus yielding it to Mercury, Venus and Mars for periods of a day or less each, so hardly enough to make an impact. Chiron holds the lead until November 19, due to both Mercury and Venus having entered their retrograde periods, when Mars in Leo takes until early on November 26 when it enters Virgo.

Chiron still retrograde in Aries resumes the lead but Jupiter in Leo by now takes the lead for just two days until November 28  when Venus now in Libra again and having turned direct takes it until December 4th before re-entering Scorpio.

 Then, Mercury also in the late degrees of Scorpio takes it but for less than two days, as is commonly true, before entering Sagittarius yielding it again to Jupiter Leo until December 18th, in part due to having turned retrograde, when the Sun takes it until entering Capricorn on December 21st marking Winter Solstice.

Then Jupiter Retrograde in Leo takes the lead for a few days until December 24 when Mercury takes it for less than two days, giving it back to Jupiter until January 3.


Venus in Scorpio then takes it until January 7. At this time, Chiron in Aries slips past retrograding Jupiter until January 11 when Mercury in Capricorn takes it for scarcely a couple  of days giving it back to Chiron on January 13th which holds for a few days until January 16th when the Sun takes it and carries  it through until  it enters Aquarius on January 20.

Chiron then takes it until January 29 yielding it to Mercury until January 1 which gives it to Venus in Sagittarius but only until the 3rd when it enters Capricorn, giving it back to Chiron in Aries until February 14, then the Sun takes it until it enters Pisces on February 18th, giving it back to Chiron but on February 21, Mars retrograde in Virgo re-enters Leo and holds until February 27,  giving it to Venus in Capricorn but only until March 1 when it enters Aquarius.

Then Chiron still in the late degrees of Aries assumes it again and holds it for almost 3 weeks until March 19. The Sun then takes it for scarcely 2 days to bring in Spring Equinox on March 21, giving it back to Chiron until March 25 when Venus in Aquarius again takes it for less than 2 days when due to entering Pisces gives it back to Chiron and holds it until April 15 save for a very brief period of a few hours when Mercury at 29 Pisces takes it on April 8. It is noteworthy that all this while since March 23, Chiron was at the critical 29th degree of Aries.

On April 15, 2027, Venus in Pisces takes it until April 20 followed by the Sun for a few hours until it enters Taurus when Mercury takes it until April 25 before it also enters Taurus. Then back it goes to Mars in Leo until May 8, when again for not much more than a day Mercury takes it, then enters Gemini giving it back to Mars until May 14 2027 when it enters Virgo, leaving the lead to the Sun in Taurus for a rare, for the Sun, 7-day period until May 21 when it enters Gemini.

Mercury in Gemini then takes it and it too for a rare 7-day period until it enters Cancer on May 28.

At this point, Saturn in Aries takes it until June 4 when Venus in Taurus takes it for 4 days until June 8 when Saturn in Aries takes it again until June 17 when the Sun in Gemini takes it and sees it through to Summer Solstice on June 21.

Then back it goes to Saturn in Aries until June 30 when Venus in Gemini takes it for a few days until July 3rd.

Then, Saturn takes it back until July 10, yielding the lead to Mars in Virgo which holds it for 5-days until July 15 when it enters Libra. By this time, Jupiter in Leo moved ahead of Saturn and it takes the lead until July 26 when it enters Virgo.

Venus in late Cancer holds it for less than a day when it enters Leo on July 27 passing it back to Saturn which holds it for a few days until August 1, then passes it to Mercury for about a day and holds it for August 2 to 16,  when Mercury takes  it for less than a day, then Saturn get  it also for about a day when Venus followed by the Sun both in late Leo hold  it until August 23 when Saturn takes it back until  August 29,  gives it over to Mars which holds it but just until September 2nd due to entering Scorpio,  when Mercury  in Virgo briefly takes it from  September 4 to 12 Saturn takes it again, lending it to Venus for a couple of days,  taking it back  on the 14th, holding it until  September 19 when the Sun followed by Mercury until September 27 until  October 5th when Venus in late Libra takes it until October 8 until  entering Scorpio, passes it back to Saturn for just hours when on October 9, Mars in Scorpio takes it until October 16 when it enters Sagittarius.

By this time, Mercury retrograde re-enters Libra, hold it for about a day which holds the lead until it enters Scorpio on October 23rd when Saturn takes it again until  October 27 when Venus in late Scorpio takes it until  November 1 when it enters Sagittarius.

Saturn takes back the lead briefly until slow-moving Mercury having resumed its forward direction after its retrograde cycle takes it on November 4 through to the 10th,  a rare six days in justice-oriented Libra.

Saturn takes it again until November 14, when Jupiter in Virgo, a shaky sign position for Jupiter, now enters the stage to take it but for only about 1-day until the Sun in Scorpio takes it until  entering Sagittarius on November 22nd.

2027 – 2028

Jupiter in Virgo retakes the lead finally on November 13, 2027 until February 26, 2028 when it having turned retrograde retreats to a lower degree than Saturn in Aries until Saturn enters Taurus on April 13, 2028. Then, Jupiter in Virgo holds the lead primarily until August 24, 2028 when it enters Libra, save for again some brief intercepts by the minor planets. From this date until January 2029, the fast-moving planets share the lead interchangeably as all the far planets are at lower degrees.


At this stage, it is the minor planets which undergo a steady exchange of taking the lead position in Libra until Jupiter again largely takes it again as it enters the later degrees of Libra until it finally enters Scorpio on September 24, 2029. It is worthy of mention here that September 23, 2029 marks Autumn Equinox and on that very day the Lunar North Node enters Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. Thus, the North Node will be closely conjunct the Galactic Center (27.3 Sagittarius) and will be exact on October 22, 2029, the very day the Sun enters Scorpio.

So, on September 24, 2029, Saturn retrograde in Taurus the builder takes the lead which it holds for just under week when on October 2, Venus in Scorpio advances to take the lead until October 7 when, due to entering Sagittarius, she passes the torch to Mercury in Scorpio, which runs with it for about a day whereupon Saturn takes it back. Then on October 16, the Sun in Libra takes it until October 23 when it enters Scorpio when it shifts back to Mercury in Libra until October 26.

Then, Mars in Sagittarius takes the lead until November4 when it enters Capricorn and passes it briefly to Venus which due to being at the 29th degree of Sagittarius holds for scarcely a day, before she joins her celestial  mate by conjunction at 0 Capricorn two days later on November 6.

The ingress of Venus into Capricorn on November 5, therefore, yields the lead back to Saturn still retrograde in Taurus for just 3-days when Mercury in Scorpio takes it back on November 8th and holds it for 6-days until November 14 when it enters Sagittarius, yielding it to the Sun also in Scorpio which will hold the lead until it too enters Sagittarius on November 22.

Then, the lead is given back to Saturn still retrograde in Taurus, but just for 5-days when on November 27, Mercury in truth-seeking Sagittarius takes it once again which holds it until December 4th.

By this date, Venus still closely conjunct Mars Capricorn, which it has been the case since they entered the sign of the goat on November 4-5, so all month, which is a rather rare event and can only occur when due to retrograde (which is exactly the case as Venus will turn retrograde on December 18), Venus continues to move more slowly than she would otherwise.

So, Mars takes the lead torch until it enters Aquarius on December 13, with Venus huddled close all along as though they were both saddled on the same horse and she holds it until December 29 and would have yielded it instead to Mercury which was closing in fast, yet it too turned retrograde on December 23, as fate has it, Jupiter in Scorpio takes it and crosses the New Year line.

All this while, Saturn is retrograde which remains true into 2030 so the fast-moving planets take the lead once again to end the decade. Yet technically, even though only positioned at the 20th degree of Scorpio, it is Jupiter in the 8th sign of death and rebirth and transformation that ends the decade and begins the next one.

In Summary – the Scorpio Factor

In summary, the 3rd decade of the new millennium – 2020-2030 – begins and ends with the planet of highest degree in Scorpio. That this decade is one of great change and transformation and specifically linked to the economy and what is currently as of late March 2021 and will invariably over the coming months and years manifest as a very complex process of world-wide economic revolution. According to the planetary alignments, it seems quite inevitable that this is destined to occur.

Of course, as has always been true throughout history, the stage is occupied by villains, victims, heroes and visionaries in accordance with the archetypal themes and plots that fill the pages of history. While life is lived and experienced in the moment, these various players are fulfilling their destinies and, while this is not meant to condone the actions of villains and antagonists alike, it should be expected that someone has to play those roles and perhaps this understanding can help us to accept the larger dynamic without demonization and excessive attachment but rather to play our own roles and adapt in as positive a manner as we are able.