At last, its here. Pluto has finally made its slow
way from fiery and passionate Sagittarius into solid and stable Capricorn. To
be sure, it has been a torturous journey. This is the slowest moving planet out
there and is the only planet that takes 248 years to move through all the
signs. Each time Pluto enters a new sign astrologers take note. Its like
an elephant finally moving into view. You may feel the earth tremble as it gets
closer and closer but having it right up in your face is a whole new ballgame.
Pluto not only entered a new sign last month but will stay there until 2023.
Thats a looong time for its influence to be felt. And how will it be
felt? Thats the question. What most people want to know is what
does this mean for me?
We have two different influences going on here.
First, because Pluto will spend 14 years in the sign of Capricorn, every child
born between now and 2023 will have Pluto in Capricorn in their natal chart. So
Pluto carries a generational effect. To understand the different generations of
Pluto read Pluto in the Signs on this website. Then we have
Plutos influence in general terms. What will it be doing in terms of our
lives? How will these changes play out in our country and the world? Part of
the answer is, we just dont know. Because the last time Pluto was in
Capricorn was in the 1770s we have never experienced this transit in our
lifetime. The best we can do is offer some educated guesswork.
lord of the underworld. A deep, dark, mysterious planet that has fascinated
astrologers since it was discovered in 1930. Nothing about Pluto is
superficial. In order to understand the nature of Pluto we have to be willing
to make the journey into the underworld. Here is the planet that deals with
life, death and transformation. When Plutonic energies touch some area of our
lives we go down into the depths and reach our deepest truths. Its not
always a pleasant journey. Because we are dealing with the depths and the
heights, Pluto is known as a planet of extremes. Pluto loves you or hates but
is never wishy-washy about it. The ruthless aspect of this planet can bring
about enormous changes that transform the very way we live. But the cost can
sometimes be more than we bargained for. Here is where we come face to face
with our shadow selves. That shadow comes to light on a personal level as well
as a national level and international level. It demands we grow. Our old life
comes crashing down, and in the ashes, a phoenix, rises up to new heights.
For the next 14 years this dramatic powerhouse visits the sign of
Capricorn. The sign of the Goat is all about structure. Capricorn actually
likes the rules. Heck, Capricorn probably created the rules. They love
authority. Leadership is natural for them. Put all twelve signs in a room
together and Capricorn will probably be the first one barking out orders and
organizing a plan. Its no surprise that this is the sign that rules
Government and Big Business. Saturn is the natural ruler of Capricorn and they
can be accused of being cold and insensitive. And yes, Saturn can exhibit both
of these qualities. But remember, sometimes we need the person who will make
the hard decision. Needless to say, with Capricorn wanting to hold onto
structure and Pluto determined to transform from the ground up, we have here,
as the saying goes, A Failure to Communicate.
already seen some of its effects, with the recent banking failure and
government bailout. Look for our financial future to be radically different
from our past. When our country experienced the Great Depression our government
changed many of the rules and regulations governing our financial systems. Now
we will see new changes. Thousands are dealing with the economic fall-out.
Thats Capricorn hitting you in the face, with real, tangible consequences
and results. There is no hiding. We, as a country and as individuals, are
learning about restriction and denial. If we cant afford it, its
not going on a credit card, instead, were staying home. Thats on
the individual level. Our government has to learn the same lesson. If we
cant pay for it, we cant do it. In the next few years we will be
dealing with the reality of an all time high in our national debt and making
hard choices about what our country can afford.
When we combine the
power of Pluto and the authority of Capricorn its possible we will see
our government become even more authoritive. Americans will be asking
themselves how much government intrusion is too much? Are we willing to trade
civil liberties for safety? And does that trade ever work? Are we willing to
hand over our rights to our governing body in order to have a job and a home?
These questions and more are the ones we will be facing as Pluto moves into
Capricorn. Responsibility vs Power. Who has which? The public will be making
hard choices in leadership, honor and status. Capricorn doesnt want
promises. It wants real rewards. Rewards it can see, taste, touch and feel. Our
new president will be held to an extremely high standard of effectiveness.
Forget rhetoric and high sounding promises, its going to be about what
have you actually accomplished? In terms of education, we will see a return to
traditional methods. Instead of political correctness we will be looking at
clear numbers and solid results. Businesses will drastically cut back and
return to quality instead of quantity. Old time values will return in almost
all areas of life. As Capricorn rules aging, issues of how we age and what help
our government will give to those reaching pension age will be high on any
agenda. Look for Social Security to undergo a massive transformation, even if
it is phased in gradually. And yes, taxes will go up for the majority of us as
well as interest rates. The rich will get richer and the middle class will
shrink as Pluto pulls us to one end or the other. The Federal Reserve Board,
like Social Security, faces its own transformation. A new FRB leader will
almost certainly be at the helm. Could we have a complete change in how we
value the dollar? All this economic revolution doesnt have to be
negative. Americans can gain more control over their spending than ever before.
And when we are in control of our spending we have power. We will learn to
mange our finances or pay the price. Yes, Pluto can destroy. But it destroys
only that which has outlived its usefulness. We have new ideas coming in. The
lines between right and wrong arent so blurry anymore and people, tired
of being lied to, will demand truth from government and truth from themselves.
And thats a journey worth taking.