Pluto will be in Capricorn in 2008-2022, and Aquarius in 2023-2042. What do you think this influence will bring in the following years? Often we can get an accurate picture of what will come, by investigating what happened in previous cycles
Pluto was last time in Capricorn in 1762-1776, and Aquarius in 1777-1796.
What happened in each country at this time?
- Pluto in Sagittarius brought the Seven Years War
- Pluto in Capricorn brought worldwide dominance of the British Empire
- Pluto in Aquarius the consumation of American and French Revolution
- Pluto in Pisces the Napoleonic Wars and later the peaceful Victorian Age.
Between 1754 and 1762, France and the British Empire fought a large war in the American colonies, that later increased to become a world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years War. The Spanish, the Russians and the Austrian Empire allied with the French, while the Portuguese and Germans allied with the British. The British Empire came victorious in 1762 and claimed greater power over the colonies in North America and India.
The American Revolution occured as a consequence of the British victory and increased dominance. In 1765 a stamp act by the British created anger in the American colonies. In 1767 further taxes created more discontent. In 1770, popular revolts in Boston started which led directly to the American Revolution (such as the Boston Massacre in 1770, or the Tea Party in 1773). The Revolution was proclaimed in 1775-1776, but the Independence war lasted until 1783. The main events of the Revolutions occured then when Pluto transited between 10º Cap and 10º Aqu.
Spain declared war in British Empire in 1779, and allied with the American colonies. The British Empire lost the war, and was left with a large political crises. France was left in deep financial crises in 1776, after losing the colonies war. Spain losing the war, also become less of a global power.
At this time, Russia was having the ruthless rule of Catherine III, which sucessfully transformed Russia into a major European power. An uprising also occured there in 1773, but did not result in any revolution. Germany (Prussia at that time) also become a major European power. So the theme with Pluto in Capricorn, from these several examples is power abuse, rising to become a major power or suffering a major defeat, and being confronted with the possibility of a large revolution against the status quo.
In 1783 a volcanic winter caused by Laki Icelandic eruption, caused further trouble in most of Europe, mostly famine and popular unrest. The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until 1799 (Pluto in Aquarius). After 1800 (Pluto in Pisces), the Napoleonic wars devastated Europe, and many Latin and South America countries declared independence. It is also interesting how the French defeat in the Seven Years War resulted in the French Revolution and later in the Napoleonic Wars, that changed Europe. But once again, the British Empire emerged larger and victorious afterwards, originating a long lasting period of world peace that lasted until the first World War.
Before Pluto was in Capricorn in 1516-1530, and Aquarius in 1531-1550.
- Pluto in Sagittarius brought the discovery of Americas and worldwide trade
- Pluto in Capricorn brought the conquest of American and Protestant revolution
- Pluto in Aquarius brought the colonization of Americas by Europeans
- Pluto in Pisces brought the French Wars of Religion, the Protestant wars.
Important events at this time were the foundation of the Spanish Habsburg Empire in 1504-1521, Luther protestant revolt in 1517-1521, the conquest of Americas by the Spanish in 1519-1521, 1522 Magellan circumnavegation trip, the German Peasant Wars in 1524, the foundation of Mughal Empire in India in 1526, the sack of Rome in 1527 and the siege of Vienna in 1529, the protestant secession of England in 1530, and the French Wars of Religion in 1562 and Eighty Years War in 1566. So, you can see the overall theme of power and dominance until 1530 (Pluto in 10º Capricorn), with revolutions, uprisings and colonization occuring after 1521 (Pluto in Aquarius), and religious wars in 1560s (Pluto in 10º Pisces).
What might happen now?
Now we can speculate that when Pluto enters 10º Capricorn in 2013, world events will start to heat up, exactly as they did at the time of unrest in 1521 and 1769, at this time the world powers will be pushing at its maximum extent its power and manipulation. Large scale uprisings will be occuring by 2016-2017, as they did in 1524-1525 and 1772-1773 (think the tea party or larger popular revolts). This will result in either revolutions, wars or sieges in 2019-2022, exactly as it did in 1527-1530, and 1775-1778.
You might be interest in reading also the new thread, part II of this article in:
Pluto in Capricorn II- Uprisings against capitalism and religion, political extremism, economic proteccionism and abuses of power