(Pluto Leaves Capricorn on Jan. 22, 2024 when it Enters Aquarius)
Pluto signifies "Metamorphosis" ... transforming from one thing to another but staying within the same original construct. It implies though, that once the change occurs, there is no going back to "the way things were".
Pluto also rules Explosive Changes & Revolution or Revolutionary Changes. Those changes then "explode" through (or in the manner of) the sign Pluto is in.
The Election of President Obama in 2008 would definitely qualify as "explosive or revolutionary change"
However: For Comparison's Sake ... Take the prior Transit of Pluto Through Sagittarius... what should it have signified?
During the previous Sagittarian Transit of Pluto ... which Pluto entered on Jan. 18th, 1995 (Pluto retrograded in April then settled in on Nov.11th, 1995) there should have been events marked by:
"Injurious or Permanent Wounds"
"Gifts appearing ahead of their Time" (like giving technology to people not yet ready to make full use of it nor fully understand it")
So, ... what happened? In brief, here's just the first year:
The Republicans took over Congress for the first time since 1953, enacted the "Contract with America" and cut taxes.
The single largest volume trade day occurred on the New York stock Exchange (since Oct 20th, 1987) .
The World Trade Organization (WTO) replaces GATT, Austria, Finland & Sweden join the EU and then President Clinton invokes the "Emergency Powers Act" to Bail Mexico out of a financial collapse
Barings Bank collapsed due to illicit speculation on the Tokyo Stock Exchange while the Dow closed above 4000 and 5000 for the first time.
Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th amendment to abolish slavery ... becoming the last state to do so. The other states ratified the 13th amendment in 1865.
The Oklahoma City bombing occurred.
Monica Lewinsky & Impeachment of President Clinton
The war in Bosnia
The "DVD" computer storage disc makes its debut. (computer evolution of Windows et al and Kevin Mittnick introduces "Hacking".
OJ Simpson is acquitted
Hurricanes increase along with Earthquake activity
Elian Gonzalez sought asylum in the U.S
Then, Skip to 2001: "911" and the War on Terror unfolds with fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq
In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes on Feb. 1st. (Challenger exploded on Jan. 28th in 1986)
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans
So roughly : Clinton's 2nd term, and George Bush's 2 terms, during which occurred:
Major changes in the Educational & School systems,
Columbine ( April 20, 1999 / school shootings)
the Rise of the Computer Age,
Rise of Wall Street,
The World Trade Center Bombing, Rise of Terrorism & " The War on Terror "
PLUTO'S CURRENT TRANSITS (Thru Capricorn)
TRANSIT THRU The Trifid Nebulae:
TRANSIT THRU Sinista in the Ophiuchus constellation:
Rise of Independent-Minded People with the Gift of Oratory
Began on 18 Jan 2009 : TRANSIT THRU Spiculum Cluster & "POLIS" :
"FAME" ... To BE Famous becomes more important
Emphasis on Rhetoric, Speeches, Writing
Emphasis on Leadership and Pioneering
Emphasis on Negative Criticism & Destructive Rhetoric
Having to Face More Death than One is Accustomed To
FEB 10TH, 2009 UNTIL the End of 2010 - Deneb Kaitos Transit:
Instability & Erratic Behavior
January 2009 & More strongly in March & April of 2009 - Tejat Transit:
Great Creativity & Energy in Literature & Athletics
Cultural Influences on the Rise
The Desire to be "POPULAR" is increased
Pluto is considered a harbinger of Great Change. It rules Revolution and Revolutionary even Explosive Changes. It rules: CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION.
Note: In the American election of 2008:Changewas the "word of the day"and ... The United States electing a President Obama was certainly a "Transforming Event".
A period of "Famous Names" ... people who stand out either to Lead or to Dominate and who Stand Out in the Public Arena for some time to come. NOTE: Saturn & Pluto will "pull the rug" out from under those who seek to dominate during this transit
Uranus contacts Markab: Destruction, Controversy, False Friends, & "Taking a Risk or a Chance"
COMBINED: These Influences give Recognition and Ambitions Realized to some, but; denies "ambitions realized & recognition" to others.
THUS: Some will suddenly RISE, while others will suddenly FALL during this influence. Some go up while others go down .... SUDDENLY.
From: January 2009 until February of 2012
Kaus Borealis -The Drive for Leadership, Humane Ideas, & Justice:
Boldness on the One Hand - Forced Changes on the Other
Facies -PUBLIC AFFAIRS ... "The Affairs Governing the Public":
Business Being Conducted "Behind the Scenes" & "Behind Closed Doors"
People (Or "A People") ... Social & Agreeable on the Outside, but; cold & detached on the Inside.
People Easily Offended
People with rather "Short Interest Spans"
Eye or Eyesight Problems or Ear & Hearing Problems
Illnesses Difficult to Diagnose & Terminal Illnesses
Right now Uranus and Neptune are in Mutual Reception. That will end temporarily when Uranus enters Aries in May of 2010 but will begin again when Uranus re-enters Pisces on August 15th, of 2010. That particular Mutual Reception will finally end on March 13th of 2011 when Uranus again enters Aries ... and stays there a while.
OnOCTOBER 6TH 2012 .... SATURN ENTERS SCORPIO ... WHEN THIS HAPPENS:
FOLLOW UP NOTE - 03 Nov 2013 Re: Pluto (see above)
PLUTO's Initial Influences Moving thru Capricorn: ↓ In effect until Jan 21, 2013
Messages from Special Surveillance: The USA's NSA spying scandal ... apparently the whole world was under "special surveillance"
Informants .... People willing to "finally spill the beans". To say or tell "what they know about what is going on": Whistleblowers came out of the woodwork to tell what they knew. Edward Snowden for one ... Benghazi, & as of this post ... former "spooks" telling all about everything from Iran-Contra to Who killed Kennedy and the "Shadow Government"