500 Words About October 2007
The Countdown Continues
In late October, Pluto will make the last in its series of conjunctions with the Galactic Center. This will deal the last in a series of major shocks to global civilization. But there will be aftershocks for decades to come.
In mid-December, Jupiter will enter Capricorn. This will reestablish harmonious relations between Saturn and Jupiter and restore a degree of calm to the financial markets.
Saturn will remain in square relation to Pluto until late January 2008. That will bring pointed reminders of how dangerous the world is.
At the end of January 2008, Pluto enters Capricorn. That will reestablish a harmonious relation between Saturn and Pluto, further calming global nerves.
This is all to the good.
More on Pluto in Capricorn
But Pluto's entrance into Capricorn will also activate the Capricorn/Cancer axis. As I mentioned last time, Pluto's stimulation of the Cancer/Capricorn axis has proven all but catastrophic for the world in the recent past. In this post, I would like to discuss what I think we can expect this time around.
The astrological complexities of this transit seem to me to defy conventional astrological analysis, so I have devised a theory based on my observations.
My theory is as follows. When Pluto is moving from Cancer to Capricorn, there is a bias in favor of government by privileged, authoritarian elites. These tendencies become extreme as Pluto approaches Capricorn.
Hence, for example, we see in the US, huge pay increases and tax cuts for the wealthy. Wages for everyone else are stagnant or dropping and their tax rates drift upward. Political power is also heavily concentrated among the wealthy few.
In the US, the Bush administration has concentrated power in the executive branch as seldom, if ever, before and it constantly seeks more power.
Similar trends and imbalances of political and economic power exist almost everywhere in the world. In many places in the world, the imbalance is more extreme.
When Pluto enters Capricorn in late January 2008, the bias with respect to power will switch in favor of government by the people. It will also favor the economic empowerment of the masses.
This shift will create a world-wide push for political and economic reforms.
Responses Will Vary
Pluto’s power is explosive. But I think Pluto will not cause as much trouble for the world as it did the last two times it stimulated the Cancer/Capricorn axis.
This axis clearly seems related to the equitable distribution of political and economic power. Serious political and economic inequities are still rampant. However, political and economic power is still much more fairly distributed now.
The troubles Pluto causes this time will be proportional to the degree of political and economic injustice.
Beginning very soon, the idea of empowering the masses, politically and economically, will begin to become popular. These ideas will shape global thinking at a profound level and with immense and persistent force. The degree of trouble this causes will depend on the degree of resistance these ideas meet.
The struggle to achieve more equitable distribution of political power and economic benefits will not be over soon, either. Pluto re-enters Cancer in 2157, in about 150 years.
We are no longer talking only about new ideas and shifts in consciousness. The world is on the threshold of a major transformation on the physical, material level.