Pluto in Capricorn (2008 - 2024)
During Pluto's passage through Capricorn we are likely to want to look at geopolitical shifts on an historical scale. Since Capricorn is to do with form and structure (Saturn's keywords) we expect our governments and societies to be transformed during this period. We expect to see the dominant ruling body to lose the firmness of its grip too, despite main effort to hold on.
It is very difficult to see beneath the veils of deceit to know what is actually going on behind close doors within secret corridors of power. Such is Pluto. We must therefore read and study events and responses to get a sense of where Pluto is taking us next. It does seem that the USA has lost traction in the world during the last few years, and that the American Dream has had its day. But what is coming along to replace the failing model of capitalism and military might?
I am interested to notice what is happening in the South China Sea, not only North Korea but also the interminable tussling over who owns various bits of the sea. China is flexing its muscles there as in other locations around the globe, most dramatically recently with its Silk Road initiative. Russia had been dormant until they threw up a hero, macho-man beyond belief. They used the early situation in Syria to tremendous advantage when Kerry proved USA has poor international relations skills and let Putin take the moral high ground. Now they are back on stage a major players. Europe is not looking as though it is moving towards a militarised federation of states any time this century, and that statement could not have been so confidently made only a few years ago. Things are changing very fast indeed; these are, as the Chinese would put it, 'Interesting Days'.
The major players in the world of corporations have become influential in world politics, as was the case recently in a somewhat similar way when oligarchs rose up to fill the power vacuum created when Gorbachev and Yeltsin supervised the total collapse of USSR influence. Today the corporate influence of Big Oil is being challenged by IT companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon. It is hard to imagine what will occur as these stupendously rich companies wield more and more influence over more and more aspects of our less-and-less-private lives.