Apparently we don’t have enough planets retrograde because at the end of the 29-day Aries cycle, Pluto also will turn retrograde. On April 20 he starts his journey at 19 Capricorn and five months later on September 28 he turns direct at 16 Capricorn. Of course, Pluto spends half of every year in a backward motion so this is not extraordinary. But for us Americans it is a very interesting time to watch the Pluto transits. As I have said on previous reports, it takes Pluto 248 years to go around the sun. The last time Pluto was at this degree was 1769. Look at that date. That is seven years before our American Revolution when Pluto was at 27 degrees Capricorn.
Pluto will be at 27 Capricorn again and the USA will have what is called a Pluto return in 2022 (but we’ll start to ramp up in 2021). What will America look like then? It will certainly be here but it won’t feel or look the same as it does right now in 2017. We are building towards something. If you google “American Revolution and Time Line” you will see a number of incidents over many years that lead to July 4, 1776. We can look around and know something is happening now. This is an extraordinary cycle for us to be alive and witness. Remember NO ONE in America is still alive for the last time Pluto was in Capricorn. And here we are part and parcel of this dynamic period. Do you think it is an accident? Do you think something in our nature or in our children’s make up is here to experience this and be part of it? Yes, so do I.
And it does not take a political scholar to observe some of the same energies colonial Americans experienced are up again for us now to process. Systems that are broken, corruption, scandals, the seeds of something is being repeated. What institutions do we want to save? What institutions do we want to keep but rebuild? What institutions do we want to get rid of and what do we want as a replacement?
Ever since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, which you must remember because that’s when the economy crashed and burned, we have all been processing the power of institutions and what makes them work and what does not and of course we see their corruption. Have we fixed anything? Maybe. Maybe not. Pluto is not done with its transit so we have 8 more years to work on all of this stuff that we are watching and processing.
I heard someone say, “Politics is no longer a spectator sport” and I thought, “Yep, that’s Pluto in Cap.”
The power of grassroots is the core of America’s history and it does seem kind of quaint when you realize that in what is now a 21 hour car ride from Savannah to Boston, those patriots in those 13 colonies shook the world when they said, “No” to British rule. It was a long war and by the way Pluto was in Aquarius when it ended in 1783. But had they not done what they did we would just be a giant Bermuda. Instead America was born and shaped history for both good and bad. I have ZERO idea where we will be at the end of this cycle but when Pluto slows down during the retrograde we should expect things to emerge that need to be addressed in a real way. We will be asked to go down to the roots and dig something out. And this is all political parties, something is ‘off’ in all of them and the answer will only come from the ground up. There will be a number of ‘come to jesus’ moments for people who are looking at their politicians, institutions and the established way of doing business. It will not feel right for many.
Personally, those people who have planets between 16-20 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn you are already feeling an overhaul. How are you accessing your power? I will tell you if you are not accessing it and you seem to drone on and on about how you were once again made a victim, I would suggest you are missing the point of Pluto. And if your friends aren’t telling you, let me be the one to break it to you, we want you to knock off the victim drama. Stop it. Make changes at the ground level and get on with life. Pluto strips us down to our core. Capricorn is brutal in its practicality. If something is not working it will just push until we realize it is time to fix it. During the retrograde some of us will be making adjustments as we fold in power and become more empowered. This is not a time to be cruel but to shift and morph, grow and emerge. If you feel like a snake shedding its skin or a butterfly emerging from a cocoon you are processing Pluto. Watch what comes up between now and September and if you don’t get it ‘right’ don’t worry you will have another chance in winter.