Power to the People
500 Words About September 2007
Fall 2007 is a series of astrological hurdles. But global turmoil will lessen as each hurdle is cleared.
When Saturn enters Virgo on September 2nd, world leaders will get more of a handle on the recklessness that pervades world affairs.
After the solar eclipse on September 11th, natural and man-made disasters will become less frequent. Confusion and disagreement over the direction of world events will lessen.
After Pluto's final conjunction with the Galactic Center on October 28th the roughness of international politics will moderate noticeably.
When the Saturn/Jupiter square ends in early December, conditions in world financial markets will ease.
When Pluto enters Capricorn on January 25th, 2008, a broad, three-month Saturn/Pluto square will end, taking a dangerous edge off international relations.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Pluto's 12-13 year stay in Sagittarius has left many important issues unsettled. People and, therefore, governments, have been unable to make clear, firm decisions on major questions for some time.
For example, Americans are at sixes and sevens on many important problems. They want to leave Iraq but fear the consequences of leaving. They want more government supported programs, but fear higher taxes. They want immigrant labor, but they also want tighter borders. And so on.
Mass ambivalence has caused gridlock on just about every major issue of our time.
As Pluto enters decisive Capricorn, mass ambivalence on major issues will abruptly end. The people of the world will be in a mood to make clear choices. For better or for worse.
Power to the People
Pluto's impact on the Cancer/Capricorn axis has always been fateful.
Pluto was in Capricorn when the United States was founded. In the following century, democracy spread as Pluto continued around the Zodiac toward Cancer.
Pluto was in Cancer from just before World War I thru the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II.
Totalitarianism rose in those years. Communism arose in Russia. Fascism arose in Germany, Italy, Japan and elsewhere. Power concentrated in the hands of corporations in the United States and elsewhere. In the following years, Pluto empowered the elite few.
Pluto in Capricorn will stimulate the fateful Cancer/Capricorn axis again. It will kick off yet another round in the age old struggle to achieve a just distribution of power among the people of the world.
How Bad Will it Get
Dangerous tensions are always latent in world affairs. They can lie relatively dormant in the fabric of events for long periods. That leaves the status quo undisturbed.
Pluto's fresh stimulation of the Cancer/Capricorn axis will energize these tensions anew. It will drive them to the surface again with special force. That will powerfully disrupt the world status quo.
Will the results be as violent and bloody as they have been in the past? I am betting they will not.
As Pluto enters Capricorn, sober Saturn will be riding herd on the most volatile and headstrong outer planets. Benevolent, peace-loving Jupiter will already be in Capricorn waiting for Pluto. And the energies of the Aquarian Age are less warlike than those of the previous age.
A Final Note
When Pluto leaves Sagittarius it will leave the US rising sign. It still looks like support for the Iraq war will collapse when that happens.