NOTE: This is an introduction to what will become an occasional series of posts on Pluto in Capricorn.
Pluto, the planet ruling massive transformational change will move into Capricorn this year until 2024.
Pluto rules secrets and matters of life and death. The world revolves around sex, money, and power. Pluto presides over all three. When the majority of people on this planet are ready to recognize and seize control of their personal power over these matters, Pluto will have accomplished its job – planet or no planet!*
Pluto last sojourned in Capricorn from 1762-1778. Frustrated by being controlled and taxed by a government an ocean away, the American colonists declared their independence from Great Britain. Within the next seven years, America may have a second revolution that comes from within.
Pluto was discovered in 1930 while it inhabited Capricorn’s opposite sign, Cancer. Opposite signs attract because they share similarities. The stock market crash of 1929 ushered in an era of massive food shortages and financial hardship. This era was especially hard for the USA, a country born with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter in Cancer. Some of these themes are reflected in the current housing and financial meltdowns. The National Housing Act of 1934 established the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), to help prevent home foreclosures.
Capricorn energy is about creating a solid foundation for all endeavors. Anything lasting and worthwhile requires dedication and effort. Pluto in this sign will destroy anything failing to meet these standards, in order to birth something better. Gone is the instant gratification era of Pluto in Sagittarius (1995-2008). Capricorn rules all hierarchies and structures. Pluto in Capricorn will lift the veil of secrecy, exposing what’s really going on in government and corporations. The bigger and more bureaucratic the entity, the greater the need to transform – or die.
* On August 24, 2006, less than 5% of the members of the International Astronomical Union “demoted” Pluto to “dwarf planet” status. A dwarf planet is “a round object that hasn’t cleared the neighborhood around its orbit and is not a satellite”, according the I.A.U. Earth doesn’t qualify as a planet under this definition either.
Pluto Discovered: February 18, 1930 4:00 PM MST Flagstaff, Arizona.
USA: July 4, 1776 5:10 PM LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.