With the recent attention on the problem of police shootings of unarmed African American males, many of them teens and young adults, many are questioning our system of law enforcement. While many people of color life their lives in this atmosphere of shoot first and interrogate later, the awareness of these actions and the anger they are causing to a much wider community are getting more media attention. What can be causing this astrologically? I attribute it to the slow but insidious work of Pluto as it moves through the sign of Capricorn that governs government and authority structures.
Pluto spares nothing when it comes calling. The planet forces us to go deep within and make changes as it transverses each sign. Now in the sign of Capricorn, the domain of which is authority, government and literally the fabric and formation of society. We have seen the banking system unravel, church scandals, sports scandals, etc. since 2008, when Pluto enter Capricorn. Now the dirty little secrets of policing awaken. Capricorn will host Pluto until 2026. Yes, we have a long way to go.
Pluto requires change but the changes made are up to us. Frankly, I think we have done a terrible job of it. We elected President Obama and then expected him to do everything to “change” the government. When the right wing yells we progressives retreat and allow them to have their way. The architects of the banking collapse received no punishment, the one percent are getting richer and the middle class is crumbling. If Capricorn rules structure well our infrastructure is also crumbing because no one has the guts to say we need to spend money.
We have a choice in the next 10 years to demand the real change the Pluto requires. This is especially true because The United States is about to undergo a Pluto return. Pluto takes 248 years to make a revolution through all of the signs and in 1776 on July 4; it was at 27 degrees Capricorn. It will make that return by 2020 back to 27 degrees Capricorn. This is a classic case of chickens coming home to roost. If we have all of this upheaval but fail to solve root problems then it will be a very difficult Pluto return for this country and one sadly we will not recognize in the very near future.