Although this is not a comprehensive take on world events during Pluto’s previous transits through Capricorn, I hope to offer a little perspective on where we are in the world cycle, especially in terms of world governments and social order.

Pluto began its most recent transit through Capricorn on January 27, 2008, and the world is already beginning to look like a different place. In order to better understand where we are in this 26 year long Pluto transit we must understand what Pluto in Capricorn corresponds to historically.

Pluto entered Capricorn January 9, 1762 one year and one month before the end of the French and Indian War. Pluto in Sagittarius seems to bring foreign wars and conflicts between people of different origins, such as the aggression of the United States against nations in the Middle East, and the advent of “terrorism.”

Following the end of the French and Indian War, Pluto began its long transit of Capricorn, and Capricorn represents structures of authority and rulership.

The colonials in North America began becoming discontent with the taxation policies of their motherland, Great Britain. Eventually, on July 4, 1776 the colonials issued the Declaration of Independence which initiated the American Revolution.

The French align with the colonials in February, 1778. This is significant, because in June of 1812 the United States declares war on Great Britain to join forces to aid the French and further resist British taxes.

Pluto ingressed (entered) Aquarius December 3, 1778, and the tide begins to turn in favor of the rebel forces.

The war between Britain and the American colonials ends September 3, 1783, signaling the beginning of a new world era with Pluto in Retrograde in 8° Aquarius.

In 1812, the United States entered into war with Britain, alongside the French, and Pluto was in 19° Pisces, lasting until February of 1815, Pluto 20° Pisces.

What I would like to highlight are some key points:

Pluto in Capricorn signals a transformation and destruction of power systems. Pluto in Aquarius is the dawn of a new era in human history. Pluto in Pisces adds finality to what was begun in the Capricorn transit.

Currently we are experiencing Pluto in the mid degrees of Capricorn. Things are about to heat up in the United States, but also all around the world. Old authority structures are coming to an end to make way for new energy and ideas of the Aquarian era ahead.

Due to Pluto’s long orbit (about 248 years), no living human has experienced a return of the planet to its natal position. However, nations do experience Pluto returns, assuming they survive long enough. Using the founding date of 1776, provided by, Pluto was at 27 degrees Capricorn. The United States will experience its Pluto return on 2/20/2022.

What does this mean for the United States? We must consider some Plutonic themes to better understand the potential impact of this aspect. Pluto is the planet of destruction, life and death, and transformation. The energy of Pluto brings about intense transformations of all kinds. In Capricorn we can expect the transformation, destruction, or regeneration of the themes being experienced by the last generation with Pluto in Capricorn.

This may seem formidable to some, but it is important to remember that everything in the universe is cyclical–that’s why astrology works. We can track to movement of the planets through the sky and gain insight into what will happen at certain moments in time. Pluto destroys the useless, dead, and outworn structures, attitudes, mindsets, and ideologies that hold humanity back from further evolution.

We can rest assured that no matter what Pluto brings us in the second half of its transit through Capricorn, it will be key in the upward trajectory of humanity. Just as the founders of the United States bucked the control of the monarchy and the Church of England, so too will modern citizens rise up against the tyranny of authoritarian governments and any false authorities that seek to control the masses.

We are moving into a heated time, and it’s essential to continue seeking wisdom from the stars. No matter how dark the night, we can look up and see the ancient lights that have guided learned humans for millennia. And above all, we will continue marching forward, one transformative transit at a time.

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