The Other Side
It's unreasonable to expect anyone to come to the rescue, although it's perfectly natural. There is no way to stop a fall in motion. Humans do not have power over cosmic events, they are participants. And why would you want to stop the genuine opportunity to repair and rebuild on the other side of necessary demolition? You can't do it while it's tumbling. Why would you want to shortchange something good that could be the result of present circumstance? The greater the struggle, the greater the relief and reward. And it's a chance to learn to trust in life and it's larger dimension. I'm going to discuss some of the gracefully orchestrated details of this Pluto return.
Pluto opposite Venus. The first stop is Venus and the revelation of the country's economic decay. The transformation of her value system is already beginning with the jolt to the senses required to fix longstanding problems in terms of appetites, consumption, monetary exchange, and the accumulation of wealth. This configuration also depicts obsessive relationships, so parental need and compulsive dependency, ongoing problems with the citizenry, could take some new turns, with an initial increase which is now in motion. The end result is fair, mature relationships in all areas, appreciation of life's pleasures, gratitude for what we have, and the ability to release and share.
Pluto opposite Jupiter. I expect during this part of the transit that the issue of wealth consolidation is going to be paramount, and what to do with our banking system will be the big question asked. "Too big to fail" will be studied, while too small for excitement comes under the microscope, too. The dangers of speculation, the recklessness of gambling with other people's assets, the abuse of credit, the over extension in real estate done by all in the Monopoly game people love, and the lure of profit in general will be covered. The childish gimme of immediate gratification should be replaced with real financial planning, sensible budgeting, prudence, and reasonable risk for future gains and security. How much security people lose in the process remains to be seen. But with that lesson comes real Jupiterian hope to replace the superficial version based on false expectation which is in operation now. Jupiter in all its promise led to this casino we've been living in, but real joy, optimism, and love of adventure have no need to risk so much well-being for temporary gain. And it's not all material in the end. The source of abundance could reveal a few clues for some.
Pluto opposite the Sun. This could be the major turning point in the transit positioned as it is halfway, when society comes to a confrontation with its faulty governance and gets to the source of its fear and self-destructive behavior. I would plan on a crisis in leadership and maybe after that, the country can begin to get adults in the halls of power to reflect the developing maturity in the populace. American Idols don't make good executives of nations, nor do thieves and murderers. Pluto opposite the Cancer Sun is searching for the seat of insecurity and to replace it with genuine confidence, imbued with the natural care-giving nurturing characteristics of the sign of Cancer, not the fearful tribal overprotective avoidance of adult responsibility which can sometimes be the case. There could be a marked change in leadership after this point.
Pluto opposite Mercury. This is the final planet and the most interesting in some ways, with Mercury, the lord of commerce, at the uppermost point of the stellium. The nation has a natal opposition between Pluto and Mercury so this is really a return home. She was born because of unfair taxation and foreign interests cutting into American profits. But we blew it and now have destroyed our own economy through malicious trade practices. So comes the next 250 year cycle when we can redo our relationship in the modern global market, giving and getting our fair share. Fair compensation for work, fair pricing, equitable taxation, investor responsibility, enduring value, respect and dignity in transactions, and all the other lessons of ethical, mature sharing of resources in the world of commodities exchange. I will explore this further in the next article.
After the transit of the stellium, Pluto magically comes home to Pluto and America's first return, in perfect rhythm. I can't say enough what a relief it is to drop the expectations of someone getting this hapless country out of her predicament. It's happened for good reason after a long history of bad habits. The cure has to come from the source in the way only Pluto can work, after the cosmic economic shrink wrap is complete. It's like the body when disease takes over. You sometimes wish it could leave and go away, but you're stuck with it while the illness takes it course, and when the cure arrives, you realize it was all worth it. When you reach the other side.