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Pluto in Capricorn in the BirthChart
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It’s interesting how the concept of generation we have used all through the 20th century has some parallels with Pluto’s positionings. People born in generations where Pluto has already reached a different sign could have very distinct challenges, inner possibilities, concepts of power and ways to deal with changes and transitions in society, when compared to others.
Latest periods of Pluto in Capricorn: 1762 to 1778 | 2008 to 2023
Suggests transformations in all structures, and a shift in financial and governmental paradigms and hierarchical systems.
Pluto in Capricorn takes concepts such as control, caution, reserve, and ambition to extremes. Capricorn is a sign of strategic skills, mainly due to the determination to get things done. Transformation, elimination, and transmutation will act towards the rebirth of the principles and concrete foundations of hierarchical relationships, power, social relations, and authoritarianism. It will also apply ordeals and urgencies in processes of the material world and in performing one routine’s.
In the period of Pluto in Capricorn, not only patriarchy, but also many social, national and international concepts have been questioned and put to the test in order to undergo adjustments and transformations. In other words, all forms of crystallized power collapse vis-à-vis the urgency of reorganization. Capricorn, in its highest sense, symbolizes social responsibility and the materialization of leadership principles. And this imposes challenges upon us regarding what is reality and what we co-create within that reality.
Among the scientific facts of this period that can make us reflect, we can mention the NASA’s mapping of 4,000 exoplanets that have been discovered since the 1990s. Closer to everyday reality, Capricorn also symbolically means organizational hierarchy.
Pluto in this sign can bring intense questioning with respect to the paternalistic figure archetype, where each person is forced to assume the professional and organizational responsibilities of their own life and in the complete transformation of employment relationships at companies, institutions, and organizations.
The year 2020 revealed the absolute end of all conquered forms of stability, perhaps as one of the culminations of the results of a crisis that had already begun more than a decade prior. During this last Pluto-in-Capricorn cycle, one of the strongest events was the financial crisis that started in the USA and that impacted the entire planet in 2008. Considered by economists to be the worst economic crisis since 1929, the collapse occurred immediately after Pluto entered Capricorn.
Since the 1990s, there was a major expansion of home loans in the US. And banks continued the practice of offering credit even to those who could not repay the loans, which inflated the housing bubble. In 2008, millions of banks in the US were unable to cover their debts. Lehman Brothers, one of the safest and most traditional banks, went bankrupt, and then there was a domino effect on the world’s stock markets.
At another historic Pluto-in-Capricorn moment in the past, it was a time of major upheavals regarding authoritarian systems and rigid hierarchies of power. In 1776 there was the American Declaration of Independence, in the same year in which Adam Smith wrote “The Wealth of Nations”.
Speaking a bit on the arts, one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music – Ludwig van Beethoven – was born in 1770. Beethoven ushered in the activity of composing for oneself, and no longer for some prince or other nobleman. He is the greatest composer of the 19th century and one of the greatest Romantics in Human History. Even if we aren’t involved in classical music, when we hear one of his Symphonies, we know right away that it’s Beethoven. From the age of 5, he was forced by his father to study music daily and for long hours. By age 10, he had mastered Bach’s entire repertoire. At 11, he composed his first pieces. At 17, he struggled with poverty, due to his father's alcoholism. He became deaf at 26. He overcame the desire to commit suicide, and continued composing until his death at age 46.
Being considered a Genius Prophet, he transcended the rules and was the first musician–poet, conditioned by his love for nature and grand humanitarian ideals. This reveals the higher and transcendent side of Pluto in Capricorn, in spiritual leadership applied to social responsibility in the visceral quest to overcome hardship.
Some interesting personalities born during Pluto in Capricorn:
Luís de Camões
Birth Chart Interactions
People born during Pluto in Capricorn are under the overwhelming pressure of impulse and compulsive obstinacy to manage, direct, and control through their business, their image, and exercising their personal ambitions. Willpower, excess power, and a relentless willingness to persevere and endure setbacks bring the challenges of transcending the compulsion to work in order to achieve and maintain security.
Capricorn means the resigned and resilient overcoming of pain and suffering, as most setbacks and frustrations for those who have this sign highlighted in the chart take place early in life.
Saturn governs the imposition of laws and regulations for executing works through social responsibility. And in a higher sense spiritually, it reveals the Inner Teacher. Being a Teacher of yourself means having control of acceptance and an understanding of your instincts and reactions.