From “World” War to “World” Government – Pluto from Cancer to Capricorn

As the cats dashed back and forth through the room like cartoon characters, I asked my usual question: “Are you being chased by ghosts?”

“Yes,” they answered in unison. That was unusual. Normally they start blaming each other for something. So I inquired further.

“So what do these ghosts look like?” I asked.

“There are three of them,” the young cat panted. “One guy is the leader. He has curly gray hair, a pale face, is wearing a long black overcoat, black stockings and buckled shoes.”

Odd, I thought. But I said what came to mind: “That sounds a lot like George Washington.”

“And there’s an old guy next to him with reddish hair,” the female cat added. “He’s got a southern accent and is in a swivel chair writing something on parchment paper.”

Ghosts in a chair?

“That sounds a lot like Thomas Jefferson.” Now I was getting spooked.

“What does the other one look like?” I asked eagerly.

“He looks kind of the same,” the young cat answered. “But he’s singing rap and waving a 10-dollar bill.”

That was clearly Hamilton.

“Those are some of our founding fathers,” I told them. “Why would they be in here chasing you?”

“They said they were looking for something called the ‘United States.’ I told them it was probably across the street so they left.”

“You are in the United States,” I told them. “And you just sent the Founding Fathers to the Social Security Administration. Hopefully,” I said, “they will find their way out.”

World War I

In July of 1914 as World War I began, Pluto the planet of transformation, destruction and evolution, was in the very first degrees of water-sign Cancer which represents mothering, home, personal consciousness, emotional bonding and sense of belonging.

That’s quite an interesting energy with which to begin a war. But that war signified the destruction and transformation of those things Cancer – family, home and community.

This war was called a “world” war. To have a “world” war you need a world. In order to have a world, you needed everyone to understand that they were part of this “world.” You needed compulsory education; you needed radio which allowed masses of people to hear the same message at the same time; you needed newspapers to tell everyone what was going on; you needed stable money and the means to expand that money (credit) to fund a war.

Much of that was accomplished with Pluto in Taurus (earth) and Gemini (air). Prior to these transformations, people and communities could remain isolated if they chose; could even be self-sufficient, if they chose. Families were larger (for many reasons) and kin stayed close.

In 2008, Pluto went into earth-sign Capricorn, six signs away from Cancer and therefore opposite. Cancer is the energy of mother; Capricorn father. Cancer is personal emotion; Capricorn social mores. Cancer is about belonging to a group through emotional ties like family or church; Capricorn is about belonging through social ties such as corporate, civic or professional organization.

There have been great transformations from Cancer to Capricorn – from community to corporation. The influx of Aquarius energy in the 1990s (Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) brought the digital component.

In 1914 community was physical and provided economic and emotional security. Today community is less physical, with economic and emotional security provided by corporations and governments. Today in the developed countries, it’s close to impossible to live outside of the system.

World War to World Government

In 1914 there were still peoples living community and nomadic lifestyles. After this “world” war, these peoples now found themselves in countries, some that were newly carved in Middle Eastern sands, and found themselves associated with others whom they had no true connection.

Welcome to your new “world.”

Worlds can and have ended quickly throughout history. In 1518, for example, Pluto was in the early degrees of Capricorn when Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes landed in what is now Mexico; three years later that culture was subjugated and under the rule of Spain.

In 1670 when Pluto was in the early degrees of Cancer Native American worlds were ending with rapid acceleration. Tribal and nomadic lifestyles were coming to an end. No longer could the people who lived there move freely.

In 1762 Pluto entered Capricorn again and the British American colonies moved toward independence, which occurred when Pluto was in 27 degrees of Capricorn.

Pluto again cycled into Capricorn in 2008 and the “world’s” financial system collapsed. The “world” was over.

But, as you know, it was saved by those that control it so we could go back to “normal,” at least for those who are not astrologers and weren’t aware that Pluto was not done by a long shot.

Now in 2020, due to pandemic, governments across the world have closed businesses and quarantined people. Governments are now aligned in response. World governments in alignment is a very new thing. Brand new.

The “world” once again, has ended. It’s fascinating how we fear the end of the world and how often it happens.

Welcome to the new “world.”

Now that the “world” has ended, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is suggesting a temporary global government. This is the pinnacle of our Pluto in Capricorn experience.

Sure, sign me up, but with Angela Merkel as leader, not one of those crazies running so many of the other countries.

Pluto in Capricorn will probably take us through this experience. Can we think as an entire globe? If we do, will nations struggle with their interdependencies? Will those nations getting the short end of the stick fight back?

Pluto Cycles

Astrology’s greatest teaching is about cycles. Pluto is taking us into a new world as it will again and again over time. Cycles don’t cease. Worlds end – again and again and again.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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2 Responses to From “World” War to “World” Government – Pluto from Cancer to Capricorn

  1. frankie lennon says:

    What a great article. I like it when astrology writers clarify connections and meanings when they point out planetary aspects, cycles, eras. ,

  2. Pingback: Watch for the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 | Ohio Astrology

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