Many cosmic changes are currently unfolding, bringing deep reflections and transformations on a personal and global scale. The first will be the New Moon in Libra that will align at 13 degrees Libra on Wednesday 6th October. Shortly after, Pluto will station direct at 24 degrees Capricorn, bringing a structural shift expressed on a macro level (particularly for Americans).
When Pluto stations direct, its retrograde motion will end, bringing karmic lessons and reflections for us, relating to how we perceive authority and how we navigate power dynamics in our relationships. This transit will have a dynamic impact on the United States specifically, as the country approaches its Pluto return which will come into full effect next year! If this is the first time you’re hearing this, everything that has a starting point or date of creation has a birth chart! Plutonian returns are rare and special occasions as they occur every 248 years (approximately) due to Pluto’s distance from the Sun.
When Pluto stations direct, he will reside in America’s second house of money and resources, opposing its Mercury placement in the Cancerian 8th house. Pluto opposing Mercury alludes to significant decision-making related to the saving and sharing of finances. The 2nd to 8th house axis tells me that these conversations will not be made public but they will have deeply transformational private and public impacts, creating market shifts, discussions of wage changes, and more power struggles than emphasise political division.
Self-improvement may be the driving force behind these discussions however, the parties involved will be seeking to do what is best for the overall power, significance, wealth, and legacy of America, rather than doing what benefits the people who serve the countries systems. This opposition also indicates that discussions with other world leaders and countries concerning trade will not go according to plan.
The 24th degree of Capricorn, where Pluto stations direct, symbolises Solar energy that is ego-driven, self-interested, and aspirational. This energy reveals that the American leaders involved will be approaching these discussions from a place of selfishness (Pluto in 2H) rather than balancing their wants with how they can serve the needs of others. Everything revealed after this alignment will be disappointing but unsurprising as the collective is already spotting major problems in the structures and systems that Pluto in Capricorn symbolises.
Pluto direct in Capricorn will trine Neptune in America’s Virgoan 10th house, bringing changing dreams and aspirations to the nation. Neptune is uncomfortable in this alignment as it resides in Virgo, which is its position of detriment (weakness). The 10th house, on the other hand, rules public appearances. This transit tells me that global changes concerning the way that America is perceived could unfold. The financial and trade discussions operating behind the scenes will be pushed forth by the unwavering optimism that America would be able to sustain itself with minimal support from other countries, cultures, or influences. This will not sit well with other nations, world leaders, and even citizens.
The overarching theme of these transits are centered around the public image and reputation of America. It could increasingly become a bad thing in the eyes of global citizens to publicly support American leaders, financial moves, or politics. This reaction is much like what we saw during Donald Trump’s presidency, where European residents protested during his state visits. Everything that we witness on a structural and societal level in America will foreshadow what’s to come next year when transiting Pluto aligns with America’s natal Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn. Get ready for a continuation of huge transformations, upheaval, and structural changes that will align with a higher vibrational future for everyone and (hopefully) collective wishes.