How March 23rd 2023 Changes Everything
On March 23rd, 2023, Pluto leaves Capricorn. It is the beginning of the end of one of the toughest career cycles of our lives. If you have anything in Capricorn in the Tenth House of your birth chart, it has been personal. Pluto, a symbol of intense transformation, has been in the sign ruling your career – or academic career – since 2008.
Pluto in Capricorn and the New World Order
On a global scale, we are seeing the same cycle that saw the rise and fall of King George III and Captain Cook as well as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. This is the cycle that ended the old United States and saw the beginning of the new United States. The slow Pluto transition from Capricorn to Aquarius, was last seen between 1762 and 1778.
Substitute Prime Minister Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Vladimir Putin, Prince Andrew and Donald Trump for those kings, queens and captains who rose and began to fall between 1762 and 1778 – and you’re getting close. Pluto rules plutocrats. In Capricorn, they are at the top.
In this feature I will look at the personal impact on you, based on your Sun Sign and natal chart, but also show how the astrology proves that this is a period of decline and fall for all these men. And the old world.
Astrology is basically history, sociology and synchronicity. There is no great mystery to it. If you know the rules you can predict the future. The American flag we know today, arrived on the last transition period of Pluto in Capricorn, to Aquarius.
The Stars and Stripes represent the United States. We can predict a new American flag on this next transition period, taking us to the year 2044. The states you know today will cease to exist. The new America is waiting to be born.
(Image: Unsplash/Mark Kovic).
Pluto in Capricorn Dates
Pluto in Capricorn doesn’t just start and stop. It fades in and out. So we have a transition period, starting on March 23rd 2023, as Pluto goes into Aquarius, utterly changing your life – then back into Capricorn – until Pluto is finally out for good.
Let’s start at the beginning, though. Just like a film, Pluto in Capricorn faded in, and he will fade out. Remember these dates when applying them to your sign and chart, which I’ll discuss at the end of this feature.
Thinking about your life since 2008, if you do have Capricorn natal chart factors, then you have probably lost one or more jobs; transformed your professional life; found the most powerful people or organisations have strongly affected you.
The Pluto in Capricorn-Aquarius Transition
January 27th 2008 – Pluto enters Capricorn for the first time in 248 years.
June 15th 2008 – Pluto goes back into Sagittarius.
November 27th 2008 – Pluto re-enters Capricorn.
March 24th 2023 – Pluto enters Aquarius.
June 12th 2023 – Pluto re-enters Capricorn.
January 22nd 2024 – Pluto enters Aquarius
September 3rd 2024 – Pluto re-enters Capricorn.
November 20th 2024 – Pluto enters Aquarius.
March 10th 2043 – Pluto enters Pisces.
September 2nd 2043 – Pluto re-enters Aquarius
January 20th 2044 – Pluto re-enters Pisces.
Pluto Fades In and Out of Signs
Pluto is about a global change in the balance of power, which has a trickle-down effect on your own life. That kind of massive transformation fades in and out. It doesn’t just land suddenly then vanish. On the last fade-in, fade-out cycle of Pluto in Capricorn and Aquarius, we saw huge worldwide shifts take place, between 1762 and 1778.
This photograph of Australia and New Zealand with a compass (Denise Jans) shows the path of Captain James Cook as he slowly claimed those countries for King George III and Great Britain.
A great deal of the last Pluto in Capricorn cycle was about that power grab. And, as Pluto went from Capricorn to Aquarius, the rise of people power in its place. What else happened the last time?
*The Stars and Stripes flag arrived, along with the US Declaration of Independence.
*Slavery was outlawed in Britain.
*The Stock Exchange was founded in Britain.
*Captain Cook claims Australia and New Zealand for Britain and is killed in Hawaii.
*The Industrial Revolution begins in Britain.
The Pluto in Capricorn Redo
What happens when Pluto retrogrades in Capricorn and goes backwards? There is a replay of professional, business and political matters from the time before, but those concerned (people or organisations) are losing their power and also losing their control over ‘the system’. Why? The system itself is collapsing. Let me explain.
June 12th 2023 until January 21st 2024: Pluto back in Capricorn 29, 28, 27 degrees retraces his steps from February 3rd 2022 until August 4th 2022; December 10th 2022 until March 22nd 2023. Finally, from September 3rd 2024, Pluto goes backwards again, at 29 Capricorn,, until a final sign-off on November 19th 2024. Expect a redo of February 12th 2023 to March 23rd 2023. This is really like watching a mountaineer walk backwards up Everest as it crumbles. For Everest, you can use any political or business system where plutocrats were in charge 2008-2023. For mountaineers, think plutocrats.
The Capricorn Exit and Aquarius Entry
These changes are typical of a Capricorn exit and Aquarius entry.
Capricorn rules Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Premiers. Aquarius rules people power, the community, and a diverse population which shares control among itself.
In the last Capricorn-Aquarius transition we saw Americans, black and white, reject King George III and British rule (“No taxation without representation”).
We saw the beginning of the end of the slavery system. Crucially, money moved away from the monarchy and aristocracy and into the hands of the people.
The beginning of the end of Australia and New Zealand as British colonies, began. New inventions like the Spinning Jenny and the water mill put new power in the hands of the workforce, which would eventually produce the trade union movement.
Exact Timing for Capricorn Weather Events
In this story I will look at why the end of Pluto in Capricorn is also the end of what remains of any influence at all still held by Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
Exact timing for dramatic events, during the slow end of Pluto in Capricorn depends on faster-moving objects, also in Capricorn, like the Sun.
This next Sun in Capricorn period coincides with the January 2023 hearings into the attempt at mob rule over democracy by Trump fans. And Trump.
I’m writing this on 8th June 2022, but we can look a long way into the future.
December 2022, January 2023
We will go backwards and forwards with the changes to come, from December 13th 2022 until February 7th 2023 because Mercury Retrograde is in Capricorn. This includes evidence presented at the hearings.
In your own life, if you have Capricorn factors in the Tenth House of career, unpaid work and academia, the usual reshuffles and unwritten changes in the controls will take place in December 2022, January and February 2023.
It will bring a change in the balance of power, but it will also bring weeks of flux. The transition in your own industry, business, profession or field will be affected by technical problems, extreme weather, COVID-19 outbreaks or other typical Mercury Retrograde issues.
Dates to Watch in 2023
Watch the opposition between Mercury at 29 Cancer and Pluto at 29 Capricorn on Tuesday 11th July 2023. The lunar nodes move out of Taurus and Scorpio, the finance signs, one week later, on Tuesday 18th July.
That 11th July 2023 crossroads shows on Wall Street. If you have anything at 29 Cancer and/or Capricorn in your chart, that is an historic milestone for you. And for big business and big politics, too.
December 2023 into the year 2024 brings another Mercury Retrograde cycle in Capricorn. Mercury moves backwards and forwards in that sign from December 2nd until December 23rd, then from January 15th 2024 until January 21st.
This is highly significant because days later, on January 22nd 2024, Pluto makes the next temporary transition into Aquarius. We also find Mars in Capricorn in January 2024 along with the Sun, of course.
Again, if you have Capricorn factors in your Tenth House of career, unpaid work and academia, these are important months for reshuffles in power.
Ceres in Capricorn in 2024
Most astrologers ignore Ceres. I have learned you never ignore her. Ceres shows deal-making, compromises and a carve-up in power, influence and control.
She works together with Pluto (they are related in the Roman myth) and so the beginning of the end of the Trumps, plural, and their peculiar hold over the Republican Party, seems imminent with Ceres in Capricorn from February 8th 2024 until December 7th, 2024.
2024 seems like the final farewell for any remaining Russian influence over American politicians and corporate donors.
This is the sign-off year for Pluto in Capricorn, and Ceres in Capricorn will do the actual signing off, that year.
If you are a Premium Member in 2024, I’ll be giving you specific dates, about Ceres transiting your chart, closer to the time. It’s well worth watching Ceres and Pluto in Capricorn together during the transition out of the sign.
What Marie Antoinette Tells Us About 2024
I loved Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette’s rise to power (and fall) began during the Pluto in Capricorn and Aquarius transition period. She married Louis XVI in 1770 during Pluto in Capricorn. Later on, the planet changed signs and she lost her life.
The absolute power of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, rose and disappeared, as people power replaced monarchy and the aristocracy during the French Revolution. The transition is the beginning, but the beginning of the end.
Black Lives Matter and Kamala Harris
Astrology is history. The cycle before, 1762 to 1778 repeats now, with a modern spin.
This fade in (and fade out) of Pluto in Capricorn can easily be seen in the rise of Black Lives Matter in America and the triumph of a non-white woman as Vice President; Democrat Kamala Harris.
The arrival of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin is another echo of the past; the Stock Exchange in London was created in the 18th century, now people have created their own stockmarket.
More echoes from the past. A record number of non-white and female politicians now holds the balance of power in Australia. The arrival of electric cars, and the rise of solar and wind power, is a reminder of Richard Arkwright’s water mill and spinning jenny. New inventions empower the people as Pluto transitions from Capricorn.
What Astrology Saw in 1971
I really like The Rulership Book by Rex E. Bills. It was published in 1971 by the American Federation of Astrologers. Rex defines Pluto and Capricorn in separate chapters and you can see how uncannily accurate his book was, and still is.
Pluto rules –
Capricorn rules –
Your Sun Sign and March 23rd, 2023
This is the beginning of the end of 15 years of pressure, challenge and deep change for you. Your sun sign tells you where.
Aries: Professional life. Unpaid work. Social status and ambition. Academic career. Ambition and rank. The system.
Taurus: Foreigners and foreign countries. Multiculturalism. Publishing and broadcasting on the worldwide web.
Gemini: Joint finances. Superannuation and pension. Stocks and shares. Property. Banks and business. Charity.
Cancer: Marriage. Business and professional partnerships. Feuds and battles. Divorce and separation. Duets and duels.
Leo: Health. Wellbeing. Paid work, unpaid work and academia. Daily routine. Housework. Lifestyle. Mental health.
Virgo: Children. Pregnancy. Grandchildren and godchildren. Young relatives. Teenagers. Millennials. Sexual relationships.
Libra: The household. The family. Home town. Homeland. The house, apartment or land.
Scorpio: Writing. The worldwide web. The media. Twitter. Facebook. Broadcasting and podcasting. Publishing.
Sagittarius: Business. Stocks and shares. Income. Investments. Currency. Property.
Capricorn: Image. Reputation. Personal appearance. Branding. Publicity. Self-Promotion. Title. Name.
Aquarius: Religion. Hypnosis. Therapy. Counselling. Self-Help. Mediumship. Tarot. Meditation.
Pisces: Friendships. Groups of all kinds: political parties, clubs, trade unions, bands, societies, associations.
Remember, Pluto fades in and fades out. There will be a distinct bump near March 23rd 2023, and then you will spend until November 20th, 2024 going through the transition.
Your Natal Chart and Capricorn Factors
As you probably know, if you are a regular reader, I use the Natural House system, which I have found the most accurate for prediction. I began using it while I was writing the horoscopes for Harper’s Bazaar online and I now use it for world forecasts, but also your birth chart too.
If you are a Premium Member, one click can now show you if you have Capricorn factors in the Tenth House of ambition, achievement, status, rank, social position, the system, professional life, career, academic career, voluntary and honorary roles, and so on. It’s right at the top of your horoscope wheel. It’s your mountain top. Your peak.
The ‘what’ of your story depends on what you have in Capricorn and I will leave that up to you. If you are a Premium Member you can turn to your online library, on this website, to find out more.
You need to find out which planets, asteroids, angles and so on – are in Capricorn. It also helps to know what degree they are. If you have factors at Capricorn 26, 27, 28, 29 then you are experiencing transiting Pluto in conjunction with your Capricorn planets, and so on.
This takes time (it may take until 2024) and there will be demotions, promotions and mergers in your work place, field or industry. These will transform your life.
I’m happy to take questions in the Comments section, although I cannot promise to answer every one. As I look at my queue of comments now, I can see 14, 266 of them up ahead. I can guarantee that a great many of these will be from people with Capricorn factors who are recovering from, or still going through the cycle. Edward Gibbon published The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire on the last Pluto in Capricorn cycle in 1776.
For all that Pluto’s exit from Capricorn is still hard to go through, it is your symbolic reminder that various people, organisations, governments and institutions will also meet with decline and fall as we go towards November 20th, 2024.
Real Life Examples of Pluto in Capricorn
Here are real examples of Pluto in Capricorn impact on you, the readers, which I’ve summarised from your questions.
*Bad employers or incompetent bosses and managers who tried to take total control of your project, or your career. The Little Hitler or Marie Antoinette syndrome: out of touch and out of order.
*Corrupt corporations or business organisations who (say) took COVID-19 compensation money despite making profits.
*Domination tactics by those who assume top dog position and have to be restrained or resisted.
*Politicians you never voted for, with power over your life or death: not just COVID-19, but gun laws in America.
*Bullying husbands or sexual partners who rule in the home, because they rule the mortgage repayments.
The Pluto Positives
The Pluto positives come out of the Pluto negatives. Just one look at the last time we saw this transition cycle, 1762 to 1778, proves that. From slavery came black power. From the Stamp Act (unfair taxes) came the Boston Tea Party and the start of freedom for the new Americans.
From the dreadful reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette came the French Revolution and the end of tyranny for French people. From the assault on native people in Australia and New Zealand by Captain Cook and King George III, came two new nations. Rex E. Bills’ classic 1971 astrology book lists Pluto positives as well as negatives.
Pluto takes a long time to take hold, because total global transformation is not an overnight job. The Pluto positives? Perhaps you have already made this happen in your life. Referring to the lists of life departments above, maybe you have already used your willpower to find empowerment.
*New control in areas of your life where you felt you had no control, or you were out of control. A sense of purpose and identity by pushing back against who/what takes over.
*A sense of self-determination and self-respect that comes from using self-discipline to solve problems. Running your own show and ‘being the boss of myself’ to resist takeovers.
*Real potency, clout and influence as a result of finding your own potential and fulfilling it. A new power in the area of life where Pluto has been operating, which comes from understanding that you have what it takes to be an effective human.
The transition of Pluto from Capricorn to Aquarius is drawing closer as I publish this on 8th June 2022. How will it affect you? How is the slow departure of Pluto from Capricorn, already affecting you? One thing’s sure. It’s a better world.
Predictions for the End of Pluto in Capricorn
Astrology does not predict death and never should. Yet, we are going to see some of the Pluto in Capricorn plutocrats leave the planet on this cycle. Remember, Captain Cook was murdered. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed on the guillotine.
Astrology does not predict mental illness either, but to honour the horoscope, we should also recall that George III went mad and was replaced by his son. It’s more accurate to say that power ends. Whatever it takes to do that, occurs.
The British Prime Minister William Pitt refused to give America independence on the last full year of cycle, in 1778, but collapsed during the debate and died. Strange but true.
I’m not going to repeat my predictions about Vladimir Putin as they were published some years ago, now. More importantly, the transition from Pluto out of Capricorn, into Aquarius, is system change.
The last time we saw this cycle Jean-Jacques Rousseau published The Social Contract and we experienced The Enlightenment, also known as The Age of Reason. It’s time for minorities to attain power. It’s time for women to rise.
There’s a saying on Twitter I sometimes see: “Stale, male and pale.” If that was the Pluto in Capricorn system, you can bet your bottom dollar (or Bitcoin) that’s on the way out, starting on March 23rd 2023.
The biggest and worst example of Pluto in Capricorn in my opinion is the Climate Emergency caused by coal, gas, petrol and the kerosene which fuels aeroplanes. That has been forced on us all by various politicians and businessmen. Well, by all the laws of astrology, that is also going, going, gone. Kamala Harris reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list with The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. Her journey is only just beginning.
Historical Source: Oxford Reference.
Main Image: iStock.