Mitt Romney, soon-to-be Republican Presidential nominee said last summer to a protestor at the Iowa State Fair that “Corporations are people, my friend.”
In Columbus last weekend President Barack said, “Corporations aren’t people.”
If corporations were people what sign would they be?
This is an easy one. Corporations are ruled by Saturn which rules Capricorn.
Saturn is about structure. Structure is critical to this three-dimensional reality. Not only do we need structures, such as houses, for protection, but we also need structures and rules so that we don’t run into each other at intersections.
Corporations are structures. To visualize the structure of a corporation and the people involved, boxes and lines are created (called an organizational chart) to outline the structure.
Authority loves structure the way that real estate brokers love houses. Structure breeds authority because without structure there is no need for authority. If there were no rules, there would be no cops.
Cops are ruled by Saturn (and sometimes violent Mars and brutal Pluto) because they maintain the structure, the rules.
Capricorn loves structure, organization and authority.
The person that buys you a closet organizer as a gift has strong Capricorn in the chart.
The description of Capricorn in the astrology books makes you want to be some other sign. It’s about duty, responsibility and order. It’s cautious and serious and practical and takes the path of most resistance.
Capricorn likes to achieve and what is achievement if it is easy?
Corporations do exhibit the ambitious side of Capricorn. Let’s take a health care corporation, for example. As a corporation, the goal is profit and achievement. They profit and achieve by providing health care service.
Like a Capricorn, the health care industry cares about your physical, structural upkeep but not very much about how you feel.
Your mom, ruled by Capricorn’s opposite sign Cancer, does truly care in her heart about your health. When you are sick, she makes you chicken soup and brings you crackers and ginger ale. She feeds you until you get better.
A corporation, on the other hand, wants you to spend less money and get back to Capricorn productivity.
The health care industry might be better called the Health Structure Industry.
Can corporate structure be rejected?
As corporations grow in size in the US, is an individual able to reject participating in corporate life and still survive?
Health care, for example, is tied to participating in a corporation.
So while corporations are made of people, I feel people are being forced to participate in corporations.
And to gain entry into many corporations you need credentials from yet another structure – higher education.
Pluto in Capricorn
As Pluto transits Capricorn for the next 20-some years, Capricorn structures will go through intense transformation. “Intense” is one way to describe the effects of Pluto.
Pluto is destructive. Uranus likes to make sudden changes, but often Uranian changes feel liberating, are the shedding of some awful situation.
Pluto, in contrast, pulls the rug from under us, the rug we love to stand on. Pluto is the force that makes the child give up the pacifier, blanket and teddy bear.
This is the energy that is affecting our societal structures.
While corporate structures can be constricting, they also provide comfort. A regular paycheck that will go on indefinitely is quite comforting. Would you buy a house, another structure, without the guarantee of a regular paycheck? The bank, another structure, would demand it anyway.
It will be interesting to see how our corporations and structures evolve during this Pluto transit of Capricorn.
Pluto in Capricorn choices will be tough, my friend.