I’m 77 now. I will be 88 by the time the human race makes it through the coming decade. Between 2020 and 2030 stretches a great unknown, especially for the United States of America, and especially during the first half of this decade. Why?
Because for the very first time in our still young national history, the planet Pluto, after a cycle of 248 years, will finally return to the same degree it occupied when this country was born. For the first time, we are being treated to the ramifications of how the U.S. has utilized its “power” in the past. To wit: The hegemonic U.S. Empire seems to be on its way out, as should be.
Already, during all of 2019, we have been “treated” to the run-up of the phenomenon of the rare (every 35-36 years) conjunction of Saturn with Pluto, due to come exact only one time, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 22°45 Capricorn, right as the transit Sun itself, moving one degree per day, illuminates that degree. The days surrounding that entire weekend are liable to be enormously turbulent, given that unpredictable Uranus will turn to go into direct motion the day before, on January 11 after five months retrograde.
Next year will continue to feature the karmic Saturn/Pluto tie, asking each of us as individuals, in relationships, and in groups of all sizes, to recognize and release those Saturnine structures, whether visible or invisible, in space or in time, that are impeding the full flow of the primal Plutonian life force.
Here are a three examples, from my discussions with others yesterday about their intense Christmas visits home:
A 69 year-old-woman, co-worker of a friend of mine, says her grandma woke up in 2019 out of strict Catholicism, joined the Unitarian church, and gave each of her grown-up kids the book “Slow Sex” for Christmas.
A brother of a dear friend went to jail, a karmic result of his buried rage, while at the same time their grandmother lay ill with heart disease, ready to let go. My friend, horribly disturbed by these developments, asks: “Should I bail him out? And: Is it my role to convince my family that it’s okay for her to die?”
A friend of mine, my age, convinced her long estranged husband and son to meet for a two and a half hour periods of intense sessions with a therapist for three days straight. The encounters left both of them deeply thoughtful and troubled. As she says, “It’s a process.”
Each of these stories can be viewed from within the Saturn/Pluto lens, as they all indicate (Plutonian) life energy that wants to move, to change, and faces, or has faced, some kind of (usually long-term) Saturnine obstacle, in doing so.
For the U.S., the Saturn/Pluto process in Capricorn, joined by Jupiter since December 3, continues through much of next year, as we face possible impeachment trial and head into the frenzy of a presidential election year that portends to be, everyone senses, “an election like no other.”
The end of the year will see the inauguration of a major shift begin in December, as within days of each other Saturn and Jupiter both leave stodgy, stuck Capricorn, and head into free-spirited Aquarius. More on that later.
But what we need to fully recognize is that the big Plutonian energy will not end by the end of the year, indeed it will ramp up even further for the U.S. in the years following, given the upcoming Pluto Return.
The big Plutonian “tell” will stretch from now through 2024, and, I would add, we’ll be very fortunate if Trump does get re-elected, as I doubt there is anyone else on this entire planet who can actually thrive in the midst of the complex concatenation of enormous, multidimensional forces, all vying for dominance. Truly, the man IS a colossus, and what he says and does inspires leaders in other nations to also begin to deconstruct the long-planned, nearly completed New World Order of a centralized police state.
The big question, during the first half of the 2020s, it seems to me, is will the U.S. stay “united”? Or will it break up into regional or state, or even smaller, sovereign localities, all, hopefully, eventually, a la Aquarius, networked with one another.
But in truth, as one person commented on this blog, the turbulence which we have been enduring actually began when Pluto began to oppose the Sun in the U.S. chart, at 13°19 Cancer starting in 2014. By June 2015 Trump rode down the elevator to announce that he would run for president in 2016. Pluto was still working on the U.S.A. Sun when Trump was elected, in November 2016. And let’s face it; nothing has been the same since.
It’s tempting to think that President Trump is the “cause” of all the ruckus, indeed often ramping up into insanity (viz. the sham impeachment). But President Trump is more accurately termed the embodiment of the kind of person that would have to be at the helm while this nation rockets through this ongoing superstorm.
Note that soon after his election, the subject of “fake news” was suddenly front and center. Not surprising, since in the U.S. chart, the strongest aspect Pluto at 27°32 makes is it’s near direct opposition to Mercury, at 24°11 Cancer. In other words, the phenonemon of secrecy, hidden Plutonian power and paranoia, as manifested through controlled Mercury communications, has always been a feature of the United States birthchart. This feature, one might say, is built into its DNA.
So now Pluto is at 22°21 Capricorn, two degrees from exactly opposing the original natal U.S. Mercury as we head into 2020. Mainstream fake news does appear to be on its way out, replaced in part by the mysterious Qanon communication channel since October 28, 2017, which is in turn aided and abetted by thousands of “anons” who, often under Q’s direction and encouragement, are digging up and exposing dirt from corrupt political and business and economic practices that have been ongoing for decades (at least), as well as exposing the pedophilia, satanic ritual abuse, snuff films, trafficking of children, women, drugs, blood, organs, guns that runs on underneath the surface of what used to be known as “civilized society,” a horror-show that, as it gets exposed, stirs up people’s beLIEf systems so thoroughly that many become radically unhinged, even crazy.
Please, it is crucial that each of us, as a sovereign being, grounds and centers the self. What are your daily practices that help you ground and center? Do these practicers. Every single day. For the ride ahead is bound to be even wilder than we can imagine.