Jupiter & Pluto in Capricorn: Uncover the Secrets to Success

2020 has come with its fair share of challenges, but there is also some incredibly promising energy to come with it. This includes the transit of Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, which has been in effect on-and-off throughout 2020.

The first hit came in April, and the second hit was just a couple of weeks ago with the two still pretty close together right now. The final hit will come November 12, so we’ve still got a while to go with these two. Jupiter remains in Capricorn until mid-December (hint: make sure to use the free astrology calendar to keep track of the planets!).

These two planets don’t conjunct very often, so it’s a big deal when they do. Their conjunction can lead to major developments in the world, as well as for you personally.

In case you missed it, check out your Jupiter in Capricorn horoscopes

What does Jupiter conjunct Pluto mean?

Jupiter is the planet of expansion and opportunity.

Jupiter is the happy planet, and wants us to have new experiences and open up to the world. Sometimes, Jupiter expands on the bad rather than the good, but we usually have an easier time turning things around with Jupiter, so it’s less of a problem.

Pluto is the planet of transformation.

Pluto wants to dig deeper and find what’s underneath the surface, not settling for anything superficial. Pluto is a realist who wants to find real solutions to complex problems so we can improve our lives, not temporarily, but permanently.

Read this: Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn Horoscopes

Capricorn is a practical, disciplined Earth sign, and Saturn is its natural ruling planet. Capricorn can look at the big picture and see things long-term. This sign is ambitious, goal-oriented and driven, and understands what needs to be done to succeed and achieve.

Conjunctions bring energy together.

A conjunction occurs when two planets (or other bodies) occupy the same position in the zodiac. Their energy therefore comes together, fused and working with one another. Conjunctions can go either way, good or bad. It’s what you make of it that counts.

So, putting this all together, the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn means we have the opportunity (Jupiter) to uncover solutions (Pluto) that help us to succeed and achieve long-term (Capricorn). Such helpful energy!

Do remember though that Saturn is also in Capricorn now, but isn’t conjunct them (Saturn conjuncted Pluto back in January, and won’t again; Saturn didn’t conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn and won’t conjunct Jupiter until they’re both in Aquarius). Keep in mind some of what Saturn wants from you (discipline, integrity, hard work, and sustained focus) and you can satisfy Saturn enough to make positive use of the Jupiter-Pluto energy.

Jupiter & Pluto in Capricorn for the Zodiac Signs

How does Jupiter and Pluto together in Capricorn impact your zodiac sign?


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re doing things the right way, and for the right reasons, Aries.

Create long-term plans, do your homework, and make sure you’re on the right path and going in the right direction. Stick to what you plan, but also be realistic enough to adjust when needed.

Be practical, take on responsibilities, and consider why you’re pursuing what you’re pursuing. It needs to make sense for you, your life, and your loved ones.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re doing what you really, truly believe in and you’re willing to take a chance on yourself, Taurus.

It can be good for you to be a little bolder, a little more daring, and willing to pursue opportunities that may be big, but can lead to bigger things. If your heart is fully in it, and you really believe in it, then believe in yourself. Have faith.

You want to work on expanding your mind a bit as well. Learning new things and taking on new wisdom can help uncover more opportunities for you.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re willing to make major transformations, Gemini.

This might require you to dig deeper and do your research, and find everything there is to find first, whether it’s within yourself or about a certain subject or project or goal. Transforming can help you see things in new ways, and breathe new life into you.

Working with someone in a mutually-beneficial way may also be helpful, and can speed things along if you feel it gets stagnant.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re striking a balance in your life, Cancer.

The more balanced you feel you are, the easier it can be for you to pursue opportunities and find solutions. You can approach everything from a place of calm and focus, and are ready and able to do what you need to.

Help from others can also be beneficial to you, and you may find you accomplish more when you’re working with a partner or for the benefit of someone else.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re paying attention to the details, Leo.

The details matter, and the better you understand them, the easier it can be to create more opportunities for yourself. You can use this to expand your daily life, and work to improve conditions for yourself every single day.

Try to focus on what you feel passionate about doing daily. The more you can connect with daily life in a passionate way, the better.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re connecting to your heart, Virgo.

You’re in a period where having a heart-centered focus is crucial, and something you must learn to do. Get out of your head a little, and into your heart more. Approach life from a place of love and joy, and allow yourself to be more carefree.

Creativity can be huge for you now, so don’t be afraid to embrace that. You can use your practical side to make something great of it.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re in tune with your emotions and nurturing yourself, Libra.

Look at your support system and see where it can be stronger. The more supported you are, the more you can achieve now. You often do a lot for others, so make sure you’re doing enough for yourself too.

Take a look at your home and family life as well, and make sure the environment is one that encourages you to be your best self.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re making good use of your ideas and mental energy, Scorpio.

You likely have plenty of ideas to choose from right now, so hone in on a few and start taking action. Your mind can be a powerful ally, and you can take anything you think of and turn it into something tangible and strong.

Keep track of your ideas and plans since there may be multiple great ones in there, and you can make use of them for years to come.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re taking a measured approach, and going slow but steady, Sagittarius.

Sometimes you want to dive right in, but for now, take it slow. Build momentum over time, and you’ll have something big soon enough. It’s a marathon, not a sprint for you now.

Also try to enjoy the moments as they come along. Be more present, and you might find more opportunities hidden within them.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re pursuing what you want and taking initiative, Capricorn.

This energy is in your sign, and while things may have been extra rough for you in a lot of ways, you’re also blessed with the ability to take control and make what you want happen. You have the power, so embrace it.

What you create for yourself now has the potential to last for years to come, or even a lifetime, so take the long view.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re doing things quietly and trusting your intuition to guide you, Aquarius.

Your instincts can be very strong right now, and part of you may question that, but you should see examples all around you of how right on your intuition has been. Tune in to the subtle energies and messages, and go with it.

You may benefit most from working quietly, and on your own right now. Attention and recognition come in due time.


Success with Jupiter-Pluto comes for you when you’re pushing outside of your comfort zone and making changes, Pisces.

This can be scary sometimes, but letting things continue as they always have likely isn’t an option for you anymore. Change must happen, and you can take control of this and discover more of who you really are as a result.

Think about your future and allow yourself to dream. The future may be closer to you than you think.

One last note

This week, the Sun in Cancer has opposed Jupiter and Pluto (Jupiter on July 14 and Pluto on July 15), so we’re extra challenged right now. Try to use this energy in a positive, productive way.

It may feel like there are both internal and external challenges that are forcing us to do so, to reassess and have better plans, and to strengthen our beliefs that we’re on the right path. Believe in yourself, and believe in your abilities. Know what you’re capable of and know what you want.

Maintaining a solid foundation can be of help, one that’s strong internally and personally as well as externally and with what you’re building outwardly. This can give you a secure structure to build upon, and lead to inspired creations and solutions.

Related article: How to Use Your Dreams to Become Successful

About The Author

Nic Gaudette

Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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