To understand the sweep of your life from a long-term perspective, look to the outer planets. Outer planet transits take years to travel through a sign. They work with the sign’s energy to set the zeitgeist rather than sticking their noses into day-to-day events-that is until they trigger personal and sensitive points in a chart. And when they do…
Pluto, the ruler of death and transformation, entered Sagittarius in 1995 and left the sign in 2008. What are the overarching themes of your life during that period? What entered? What fell away? How did you change? What wisdom did you come to understand? What shifted?
From a societal standpoint, Pluto (transformation) brought to the surface many issues associated with Sagittarius. Sagittarius is where we look for hope and inspiration. It is our quest for the truth–how we fit in the greater scheme of things. So the sign’s energy is associated with academia and higher education, philosophy, organized religion. It is also associated with long distance travel, foreign cultures and foreigners, adventure, marketing, advertising, and teaching.
Sagittarius’ ruler, Jupiter is one of two planets that governs our connection with the larger society, so its sign Sagittarius is also associated with the legal system and lawyers from the standpoint of getting to the truth of the matter and the pomp and ceremony of government and high officials.
Jupiter’s energy expands, so it brings optimism to Fig what it touches and has a tendency towards excess.
Pluto arrived in Sagittarius in 1995 with the O.J. Simpson trial that brought thorny issues of justice, race, and domestic violence to the fore. During its travels, we experienced the dotcom bubble, and later, the infamous housing bubble.
Pluto exposes the underside of issues so we are forced to deal with them. So we had the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandal. September 11th brought us face-to-face with the bitter fruits of our 1980’s foreign policy in Afghanistan.
Happy-go-lucky Sagittarius felt comfortable with hands-off financial regulation so Congress killed Glass-Steagall at a time when laissez-faire reigned in the highest levels of Government and the financial markets. And we are still digging ourselves out of the consequences of that mess.
By the way, what did happen to those toxic assets?
But that was American society at-large. What happened for you and to you?