A few weeks ago, The New York Times carried an editorial by Charles Blow, which begins like this:
“America, as we knew it, is lost.
“Not completely gone and not irrevocably ended, but forever altered. Or, maybe it is fair to say that our concept of America itself was a concoction, that it was always one solid body blow away from buckling at the knees.”
And here is the penultimate paragraph.
“I am saying…that the best time to truly rebuild a thing is when it has been destroyed, when the slate is clear and people are champing for change.”
He could be describing a personal Pluto transit. Some part of you is destroyed — and then it is rebuilt.
No living human will ever experience a Pluto Return, since it takes the Lord of Darkness more than two centuries to make a circuit of the zodiac. But the United States will be having just such a transit in the 2020s. That’s when Pluto returns to the exact spot where he was on that July day in 1776 when the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
However, the USA is feeling Pluto in all his power right now — and has been since around 2008. This is because Pluto has in the past decade opposed the US’ natal Venus, Jupiter and Sun in Cancer, and is currently within orb of opposing the US Mercury in Cancer.
Anyone who has experienced a Pluto opposition to the Sun knows that this can feel like a laser pointed straight between your eyes.
You’ve probably noted already that 2008 was the year that Obama won the presidency, and immediately had to tackle the banking crisis. So we can see that this process of the dismantling of American institutions — because that is what Capricorn is — was already under way back then.
Pluto corrupts. Pluto exposes corruption.
Again from Charles Blow.
“…it is certainly true now that Donald Trump has tested our institutions and our constitutions — both government and personal — and found them all wanting, found them all weak, found them all vulnerable to the ravaging.
“In the course of three years, he has completely taken over one of America’s two primary political parties, the Republican Party, a 165-year-old institution, the party of Abraham Lincoln.
“He has cowed once anti-Trump Republican lawmakers into being his…”
The unmaking of America is happening now — and has been in process for years. Solid Saturn has come along to make the changes real. It’s not often that Donald Trump is fingered as an avatar of Saturn — but he is an old man, like Saturn, and as his presidency began, Saturn opposed his Sun. What’s really intriguing though is that his own natal Saturn is at 23° Cancer. It’s getting the full force of Pluto and Saturn from now until January 2020 and beyond — and it sits on America’s natal Mercury
The remaking can begin now too, but the transition may not complete until 2027, when Pluto begins his transit through America’s South Node in Aquarius.