Pluto in Capricorn




Pluto in Capricorn


An Esoteric Perspective 


Leoni Hodgson November 2008

By Leoni Hodgson, PMAFA, DMNZAS, MSE (Psych), Ph.De Esotericism



1. Pluto first entered Capricorn in January 2008.

As esoteric astrologers know, this combination predicts the purging of corruption and greed from governments, corporations, and all large institutions which wield power and influence, so that they can serve the masses better. Pluto is also a ruler of the field of finance in the sense that it rules the 8th house – “other people’s money.” So its effect is especially felt in this area as well.

As we have seen recently, the “arrow of death” has been fired by the Spiritual Hierarchy at corrupt practises within the capitalist system and its banking methods, and it is falling apart, and as a consequence, can be retooled.

Capitalism: the ‘form’ or system which has arisen from humanity to perpetuate greed, is unregulated capitalism. It is an economic system in which the means of production is privately owned and operated for profit, and the market place determines the value of anything. It manipulates resources and money – the latter is sacred energy manifested in a physical form, to amass wealth in the hands of relatively few.

The system has been largely accepted by the middle and lower classes of humanity because of a belief in the ‘trickle-down effect’. Greater wealth created at the top supposedly, will trickle down, increasing prosperity through all classes. The reverse has been true, but is has taken the financial “meltdown” and share-market crash of October 2008 to bring this home to the masses. The illusion has been shattered!

The evil of unregulated capitalism from the spiritual point of view, is that
man and his labour has been placed into the market place, as another commodity
to be bartered over. Due to “over-supply”, man’s value has been determined by materialists,
to be zero, and he is treated accordingly – like a slave to be discarded. This has set the
standard of measure in the capitalist world – if you have money you are somebody to
be respected and admired; if you don’t, you are an unworthy human being.

This violates spiritual law which holds that all are children of God,
and are deserving of all the bounties of the earth.

Alice Bailey said the following on capitalism:

“The cause of all world unrest.. world wars which have wrecked humanity and the widespread misery upon our planet can largely be attributed to a selfish group with materialistic purposes who have for centuries exploited the masses and used the labour of mankind for their selfish ends. From the feudal barons of Europe and Great Britain in the Middle Ages through the powerful business groups of the Victorian era to the handful of capitalists—national and international—who today control the world's resources, the capitalistic system has emerged and has wrecked the world. This group of capitalists has cornered and exploited the world's resources and the staples required for civilized living; they have been able to do this because they have owned and controlled the world's wealth through their interlocking directorates and have retained it in their own hands. They have made possible the vast differences existing between the very rich and the very poor; they love money and the power which money gives; they have stood behind governments and politicians; they have controlled the electorate; they have made possible the narrow nationalistic aims of selfish politics; they have financed the world businesses and controlled [LH: the world’s resources].” Problems of Humanity 70-1

Unregulated capitalism has become crystallised. The ‘form’ which permitted greed to flourish in the Piscean Age, will be destroyed, to be replaced by a fairer economic system embodying the values of the Aquarian Age “Water of Life am I, poured forth for thirsty men [LH: i.e. “for all”].

We have only seen the beginning of Pluto’s destructive purifying work, which is necessary to prepare man’s consciousness to receive the Christ vibration around 2025. Many people will step onto the path at the end of this process. Many who are already upon the Path will take initiation.

1. On the 27th December, Mars crosses Pluto and this is a volatile mix.

There is anger and the possibility of violence. This aspect remains in effect for four days. It will likely affect the financial markets, but could also involve terrorist activity. It is fortunate that this occurs after the US Presidential election, but it will also come about before the new administration takes office. So it is a time of great instability.

2. October 2008: Financial Meltdown.

August 2007. The current crisis began in August of 2007 in the USA, with a dissolving of confidence in mortgages. Saturn which rules mortgages and corporations was passing through selfish Leo, being opposed by Neptune in the “people’s” sign, Aquarius. The inevitable collapse was delayed by Saturn’s trine to Pluto. However, Saturn moved into Virgo – a sign particularly related to materialism, crystallising the situation, and bringing to maturity, karmic seeds of greed from the past.

July 11 2008. The largest mortgage lender in the US Indy-Mac collapsed, a result of Pluto’s brief entry into Capricorn (Capricorn is Saturn’s sign and therefore rules mortgages, governments, corporations). Volatile Mars in Cancer (the masses) transited opposite Pluto for a few months, heating up the situation, and igniting the fuse of anger pouring from the people.


2. Nov 08 – Jul 2010: Saturn opposition Uranus.

Both Saturn and Uranus are ‘sacred’ planets (have a spiritual beneficial effect upon man), and therefore their forces will be used and directed by the Forces of Light, to achieve the goals of the spiritual Plan. Basically, to eliminate greed so that more inclusive attitudes can grow.

Saturn starts this interchange from Virgo, while Uranus is in Pisces. Both signs are particularly related to materialism – Virgo “let matter reign”, and Pisces “go forth into matter.” Neptune and Pluto were in Pisces in the 19th century when modern capitalism was seeded and flourished, and now that they are both coming to an end of a cycle, they will help contribute to its demise. Saturn will crystallise systems, governments, corporations, and other edifices which perpetuate the unregulated capitalist system, so they can be shattered by the Aquarian force!

When Saturn moves into Libra, the sign which governs money and law, the foundations could be laid for new economic and legal structures which are fairer and more in line with the required Aquarian Age principles.

September 2008. Saturn and Uranus are within orb of influence, and are now working together. The US government intervened to shore up several US banks, but let Lehman’s crash on September 14. This initiated the domino-like effect which saw the market become chaotic, and financial institutions fall. Through October, dramatic changes take place as the US and UK virtually nationalise banks, and experts declare “capitalism” dead.            Positive action is seen as governments unite to find a common solution.

In the course of this interchange between the forces of Conservatism (Saturn), and the forces of Change and Liberalism (Uranus), five major connections will be made. The process begins this November and ends mid-2010. Nov 08, Jan 09, Sep 09, May 2010, Jul 10.

November 2008. The US election will be held, and we can expect Obama to be elected upon the wave of change and renewal which Uranus is bringing in. Obama has Aquarius rising. It is highly likely that he has been selected to be the spear-head of radical change – both within his own country and within the world, which will found the spiritual values of fairness and brotherhood, which the Water-Bearer of Aquarius (Aquarian Christ) demands.  


3. 2009-2010. Saturn squares Pluto.

Saturn is in Libra then, the sign it rules on a hierarchical level, so its effect will be for the greater good, and for the long term, bringing stability in both the financial field and in the world generally. But this may not be immediately seen for quite a period. This aspect will probably see the materialistic forces regrouping.

     Saturn’s task is to crystallise forms which limit the expansion o f light and life, so this process will be taking place beneath it all. This transit lasts until August 2010.


4. August 2010. A T-Square is briefly formed: Pluto square, Uranus-Saturn opposition.

In this configuration we have two sacred planets, which represent the forces of Light; and Pluto, a non-sacred planet which tends to galvanise and bring forward man’s dark side. Destruction cannot occur until a target reveals itself!

     Uranus culminates the work fostered under Saturn sq Pluto. It moves briefly into Aries, beginning a new zodiacal cycle, and forms the T-square. Uranus is the planet which brings sudden and radical change, and all three planets are in cardinal signs which also promote activity and rapid movement forward. So August 2010 will be a significant period, an opportunity. Expect major activity around this period.


5. 2013-2015. Uranus in Aries, square Pluto.

This is an extremely volatile mix, and it will bring a further round of changes upon earth. Uranus is related to Aquarius, and so the Water Bearer’s beneficial and wise effect will be working behind the chaos, to establish group/ soul consciousness on earth.

This really symbolises all out warfare between the spiritual forces (Uranus)
and the material forces (Pluto in Capricorn).

It would be good if the conflict stays on the Mental Plane, and perhaps is confined to the reconstruction of the processes of government and business. But anything can happen. What is certain is that as a consequence of the fight, there will be definite changes to the way governments, banks and large corporations conduct their business. The period could see the final death of the Capitalist system in its unregulated form, and the seeds of this are being sown now. “Greed is good” will be a dirty phrase by that time if not already. Obstacles which stand in the way of all humanity getting a fairer deal, will be targeted for destruction. This transit lasts until March of 2015


6. 2013 – a Kite.

For a few days in August, the first sign of imminent relief appears. While Uranus continues its shattering effect, the other two synthesising planets – and beneficial Jupiter, form a Kite pattern with Pluto.  

The Kite with these planets, is like the phoenix rising
– a beautiful new form will rise from the ashes and destruction of the past.

Pluto sextile Saturn in Scorpio,
Neptune in Pisces.
A Grand Trine between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.

Jupiter is in its exaltation in Cancer – this is most beneficial for humanity, blessings are coming to mankind. Saturn is in Scorpio – stern measures will be applied to stop those who prey on the weak and innocent. Neptune is in Pisces – the loving and compassionate presence of the Christ will be felt.

The angles are wide, and the pattern is only in effect for a short period. Uranus continues its work, chaos will occur, there is a lot more work to be done. It will take time, before the promise can be implemented. But people will feel this effect as if a rainbow has appeared, or that dawn has come, or the light at the end of the tunnel has been seen. They will start to feel more safe and secure.

In the meantime, be cautious in all business and financial dealings. Live a simple life. Focus on the essentials. Work with the Hierarchy in meditation and right-action, to bring about the needed changes to prepare the way for the Christ’s return – symbolically, the dawning of the true Age of Brotherhood, of Love and Wisdom.


Chart: Kite, August 2013



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