A Pretty Sirius Business
500 Words About November
Pluto's last exact conjunction with the Galactic Center will occur on 10/27/07 EST. The series of shocks that once again threatened to destroy global equilibrium will abate. World leaders can get their bearings. But the relief will likely be temporary.
Pluto will enter Capricorn in late January unleashing more energy upon our rattled little planet. How serious a challenge will this new outpouring present?
Pluto and the Imbalance of Power in the US
At several places in the US chart dangerous tensions are in delicate balance. Perhaps the most important and dangerous is along the financial axis. Pluto is headed straight for this axis.
The US natal Sun is in Cancer. It rules the house and home. Cancer is in the US 8th house, which governs shared financial resources. This makes for a close relation between the economics of homeownership and social power in the US.
The US Sun also conjoins the powerful sacred star Sirius. According to esoteric texts, Sirius is the source of all true social power. This Sun/Sirius conjunction points to the overriding importance of maintaining a fair balance of social power in the US. It also gives events in the US global significance.
In the US chart Pluto is across the Zodiac in Capricorn. Pluto governs power. Capricorn governs executive power. Both are in the US 2nd house of individual, day-to-day finances.
At first glance, this opposition seems unstable. It appears to allow the undue, unrestrained accumulation of power by wealthy elites. The elites, meanwhile, seem under constant threat from the grassroots.
However, the inherently harmonious relations between Pluto, Scorpio, Capricorn and the 2nd and 8th houses help stabilize this otherwise very dangerous tension.
Homeownership makes the little guy a stakeholder. Homeownership also empowers the grassroots. Empowered grassroots stakeholders effectively restrain the ambitions of the wealthy elites ... usually.
In the last century, as Pluto moved slowly from Cancer in the 8th to Sagittarius in the 1st house, it enabled wealthy elites to extend and consolidate power.
There is spreading financial distress in the US middle class, widespread homelessness and deepening problems in the mortgage markets. This suggests that the balance of social power in the US has broken down.
The wealthy elites overdid it. They destabilized the most dangerous and delicate balance of forces in the US chart and created problems for the global economy.
Resetting the Balance, Pluto-style
Pluto will enter Capricorn on January 28, 2008, directly affecting the overstimulated and destabilized Cancer/Capricorn axis.
The upside: The planets are currently well-aligned for meeting complex challenges. The world has learned much from previous such transits. And in the US chart, at least, the affected axis has a few built-in stabilizing elements.
The downside: Historically this transit has brought widespread violence and upheaval. The world is fairly badly shaken up already.
In the composite chart for the US and the Pluto/Capricorn ingress, Pluto exactly opposes the US natal Sun and Sirius. Not a good sign.
Americans will be increasingly inclined to confront power. It will be increasingly difficult for power to ignore them. Global attitudes will reflect US attitudes.
How rough it will get in a particular case will likely depend on the degree of injustice and the responsiveness of those in power.
The reality: I think we will simply have to wait and see how the world responds to this transit, and keep our fingers crossed.