5 Tips for Pluto in Capricorn Era

Pluto Transits in Capricorn Between Feb. 2008 – Jan. 2024

Capricorn represents tradition and old age. During the 16 year transit of Pluto in Capricorn, our culture will be forced to rethink some of the traditions that are taken for granted today, as well as how we deal with aging and retirement.

Already we saw the first African American President in US; the cracks in the foundations of our banking industry; the warning signs pertaining to our culture’s insistent craving for oil (US consumes almost 20% of world’s entire daily oil usage volume – more than China, Japan, Russia and India put together.)

5 Tips for Pluto in Capricorn Era

Some of the social structures we’re familiar with today might cease to exist by 2020. On an individual level, what can we do to thrive in this era of change? Consider the following ideas:

1) Be Skeptical of Tradition: “The way it has always been” might not last, whether in business or finances (e.g. a strength of a certain business sector; US dominance in economy; male dominance in politics, etc.)

2) Take Charge of Your Finances: The observable trend toward the breakdown of social security and corporate pension plans are heralding an era of individual financial management and entrepreneurship.

3) Take Charge of Your Health: Government might be able to improve the health care system – but not your health. The increasing trend toward obesity in US is alarming, to mention only 1 issue.

4) Strengthen Your Family Ties: Realize that you’ll most likely live long after retirement – maintaining emotional connections with your loved ones will help you stay healthy. The current trend toward family separation will create a lot of unhappy elderly people if not consciously changed.

5) Find Ways to Contribute: If you’re growing old, how can you benefit the younger generations? If you’re young, how can you make life better for the elderly? Both represent an opportunity for a fulfilling life and a career.

Have any other ideas about this era? Feel free to share via emails or comments!

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

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  1. Timothy Neilson says:

    Hi Hiroki

    Pluto appears so strong in Capricorn that we may consider it a co-ruler. The pattern of exalted planets from Capricorn to Pisces overlaid by the higher octaves of those planets is simply beautiful to look at and suggests a cosmic harmony we are only now beginning to realize.

    Pluto in Capricorn suggests that we need to reorganize every facet of society. I especially like your comments on family. Tagging along it would be nice to expand our concept of family beyond the nuclear sense and more in line with Aquarian ideals.

    Thanks for your excellent work.

  2. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the comment!

    Humanitarian involvement seems necessary for so many retired people, as it often becomes a vital focus in their lives. Like you say, many find their "family" outside the blood kin.

    All the best to you,

  3. CreativiTea says:

    Right on. Helpful visioning here. Timothy's comments ring true as well.

    On Sunday with the stellium in Aries my women's circle had a powerful, heartfelt, active engagement with the wrathful dakini goddess Kali. Wow! Like the Aries archetype, the colors red, black, white, fire, weapons, and "cutting the head off" to get to the heart of things was in play.

    Instead of being afraid of this intensity, we all faced it, being embraced by Kali's might as we screamed out old rage, jealousy, fear, separateness, and fed it to the fire of transmutation.

    These spirited and helpful rituals clear ourselves so we can be better humans living more richly!
    Thank you so much for your great astrology blog. Happy Spring, and time of change.

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