I mentioned in another thread
about the symbolism of the Saturn position around the time of 9/11. Saturn, which rules structures and buildings amongst other things was in Gemini (the twins) both at the time of the opening of the Twin Towers (it's "birth," and on 9/11 (its "death"). It was the Saturn return for the Twin Towers at the time of their collapse). The Saturn return around 29 years of age usually corresponds to a symbolic death if not literal. Also, at the time, Pluto (hidden forces) was moving through Sagittarius in opposition to Saturn - it wasn't exact at the time but it was close enough.
Then last year, I decided to look at the US chart to see what I could find. I had already noticed that when Pluto entered Capricorn, (the sign of the patriarchal society/business/old structures/tradition, etc.) around 2008, it coincided with the economic collapse. Pluto's discovery coincided with the Great Depression (another Pluto term) in 1928.
I decided to see what Pluto has been doing with all the changes that have been going on.
Pluto, currently moving through Capricorn has been opposing the natal Sun in the US chart, The US Sun is at 13º Cancer and the Pluto opposition was exact thru 2015/16. Pluto is known as the "transformer" of the zodiac, the planet of death and rebirth, Pluto “removes the mask,” or"strips you to the bone" as it were. So the whole Russian intervention seemed very symbolic to me. Pluto brings things up from the past to be healed (kind of like the Dark Man as discussed by Clarissa Pinkola Estes) and also brings up dark secrets as well as treasures. With Pluto, change is inevitable.
What really got my attention was that at the same time as all this was going on in Syria
, Pluto was also opposing the star Sirius
, which is located at 14º of Cancer not even a full degree from the US sun at 13º. The US was unmasked in Syria where symbolically Christians and Muslims were united in fighting the real evil. Putin's Sun is also at 14º Libra so he was also transformed by the Pluto square and his own sun is in square to the US sun (sorry if this is a bit technical but I'm sure some of you will understand).
Something else that struck me was that the US invaded Iraq as the sun entered Aries (the sign of the warrior) back in 2003 and Russia intervened when the sun was in Libra (US meets its match - balancing) back in 2015. I noted the date of the US invasion many years ago but needed to see the Russian intervention to understand it.
There's more to come. The US is about to experience its "Pluto return" which is when it comes back to the point it was at when the US was "born". And the last time that happened was the time of the American Revolution. Pluto is a slow mover, taking 248 years to complete a revolution. I recently thought about the Boston Tea Party and the effort to end British rule and I wondered if we'd see the same efforts here in Europe to end US/NATO rule. The Pluto return will happen in 2022 but the US is definitely in a period of death and rebirth - it's already dead and now it's time to see what rises from the ashes.
I don't know a whole lot about the nodes but I remember reading about the importance of the 19 year nodal cycle of the moon in Secret History, I think it was. The moon's nodes are usually associated with karma and destiny. Anyway, I learned last year that all the other planets have nodes too and Pluto's nodes are at 21º Cancer/Capricorn, on the midpoint of the US sun/Pluto which might explain the importance of the US in world affairs. Again, apologies for the technobabble but I'm also kind of hoping other astrologers will make more connections. Maybe it would be helpful towards making connections or navigating the current wave? Pluto's nodes move very very slowly so this could tie into other cycles of history?
I just found this while searching for info on Pluto’s nodes:
The Nodes of Pluto are currently at 21° Cancer/Capricorn (N-S), and moving very slowly (one arc-second per day). In 2018-2019, Pluto will be conjunct its own South Node, at the very degree where the Uranus-Neptune conjunctions occurred in 1993. Pluto was discovered in 1930 on its own North Node, and was at 21°59 Cancer when the Third Reich was founded. This period of time saw the founding of 'Vatican City', the independence of Iraq, and the unification of the Saudi kingdom.
This may or may not be a prediction: I have thought occasionaly that Pluto's entry into Aquarius might coincide with the collapse of Internet and global communications and it happens almost in April
(it's at 0º Aquarius for April 2023).
Added: Like I said, I'm no expert but I see these transits and make connections and another one I forgot to mention but¡t caught my attention with all this talk of Reality Shifts - Saturn is almost exactly conjunct Galactic centre these past few weeks - the aspect will be exact in the next few weeks. 2023 will also be the time when Saturn squares Galactic Centre, putting pressure on the structures that are currently being installed.