Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pluto's Transit of Capricorn ~ Getting Into the Groove?

Are we standing far enough back yet to discover how Pluto's transit of Capricorn is manifesting ? Inspecting a large oil painting up close, one sees nothing but wild brush strokes, a jumble of colours, stand well back and a clear picture emerges. Astrology in life is like that. Not many of us want to believe it though. We want to see prompt results for planetary transits and major moves.

Pluto moved from Sagittarius into Capricorn in 2008. We have more than three years of evidence now. But three years years isn't a lot, isn't enough. Pluto's Capricorn transit will continue until 2024 - more than 12 years still to go! We've hardly scratched the surface yet. Are there any broad clues available though. Are we "in the groove"?

Before the transit began many astrologers offered predictions of what the new astro-era would mean for the world. Pluto is known as the transformational planet (or dwarf planet, or whatever). Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign linked to business, structure, tradition. Not surprisingly most early predictions indicated changes to the structure of society, consolidation of corporate power, upheaval of the status quo and traditional institutions, political or religious.

What we've seen during the past three years is starting to match those early predictions. Banks (institutions) in trouble; "Arab Spring" a challenge to tradition in the middle-east; the strengthening of corporate power on government in the USA and in other parts of the developed world; a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might, in time, have outcomes and restrictions as yet not envisaged by the general public; earthquakes and tsunami in Japan - likewise. We are at the start of a path now, these factors are only stepping stones, or clues as to the direction in which the path will eventually take us.

In January 2008 Australian-based astrologer Douglas Parker made a good clear assessment of what Pluto in Capricorn has meant historically, and what he considers it will mean for us in the future, at his website. See the section headed Pluto in Capricorn

I've picked a handful from his list of predictions, and added comments of my own:
Massive popular revolts are likely to occur in countries, that will shake the very foundations of government and power of those countries.(This one is working out well, so far!)

There will be a Peoples Revolution against Big Business and the way in which governments function. Laws will be written to control the power of BIG business. (This is the one I'm waiting for. Bring it on!!)

Massive volcanic eruption, possibly in January 2020, causing global climate change for several years is possible. If not, massive, devastating earthquake activity is possible, as are tsunamis. Global climate change shocks will become apparent between 2008 and 2023. (We can already see some evidence of this one coming to pass)

Some of the greatest Empires in history were born or destroyed with Pluto in Capricorn. A great country will be formed or will begin to crumble into dust during this time. Also some of the great conquerors, like William the Conqueror and Napoleon, were born in this time. So a warrior leader with gigantic power will be born in this time. (Interesting. We shall see!)

The greatest explorers in history set out with Pluto in Capricorn. Last time it was James Cook, The time before that it was Magellan. This time another great explorer will write his name into history before 2023. (Will he/she be a space explorer, I wonder, or an explorer beneath the oceans, or into another dimension? Exciting!)

Another great Golden Age in the history of Music and Art is beginning. (I'm not feeling it yet!)

Thank you Mr. Parker. Good job! We do appear to be "in the groove".

What's absolutely certain, is that by the end of Pluto's journey through the sign of Capricorn the world will have changed, just as it has changed since Pluto moved from Scorpio to Sagittarius in 1996. During the period 1996 to 2008 my own, personal, world underwent transformation in every respect. Nothing, not a single thing, is the same for me now as it was then. I may not be around to see Pluto move from Capricorn into Aquarius in 2024, but do hope to see some indication of how things will turn out, before my final exit. I hope it'll turn out to be, as they used to say back in the '60s, "Groovy man!"


Wisewebwoman said...

Yes times they are a changin' T, but I think the masses are too sedated to make any revolution possible.
We shall see indeed.

Gian Paul said...

Pluto in Capricorn is one thing, but as always in astrology, must be related to all the rest, and seen so as such.

The entry of Uranus into Aries, where our western Zodiac starts, is another of those factors. And soon it will be Neptune into Pisces for many years to come as well.

Have also to think that what's going on in the heavens is only part of the setup. Here on earth some new factors are there already and will also have their influence on how humans will evolve:

Just to cite a few: awareness that this place is getting very crowded (and the available resources are getting scarce). Or the ongoing (and little understood) climate changes. Or crumbling religious believes, all over the place. Or the ease (and possible abuse) of communications.

One sure prediction: Humanity now faces a big new test of it's ability to adapt itself. It mostly always did so, reason to see the proverbial glass as being still "half full".

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ So far, the sleepers snooze on. They are not feeling sufficient discomfort. Hopefully not "boiling in to it" - like the frog at the bottom of a pot of cold water heating on the stove.

Twilight said...

Gian Paul ~~~ Yes, I agree, that one outer planet placement can't be taken in isolation. yet Pluto in Capricorn does have a meaning all its own, irrespective of how the rest of the universe is shaping up. It can be modified, but never completely obliterated.
so here I'm taking Pluto in Capricorn as an era - for simplicity's sake.

When Pluto forms square to Uranus it'll be interesting to watch what happens.....one example. but it won't change what Pluto in Capricorn stands for.

Yes, I agree with your observations GP - and they too can be manifestations of Pluto in Capricorn, can they not?

I've come to the conclusion that the planets themselves are simply "hands on a cosmic clock", pointing out various cycles of time waves, space versus time, or how some other, as yet unknown, element is developing.

So Pluto in Capricorn could be seen as the hour hand while the minute and second hands modify and offer more detail.


Gian Paul said...

Well said, "hands on a clock". Also, need to consider that some totally new events could happen. As for when you may be suggesting: Pluto/Uranus getting into squaring themselves. Will be repeatedly, as their retrogradations evolve.

PS. Probably some doom-sayers will jump on the occasion...

Twilight said...

Gian Paul PS. Probably some doom-sayers will jump on the occasion...
Ya think?! We've come to expect it haven't we. ;-) Sigh.

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