Some General Remarks On The Year 2017
I realise that many readers will be somewhat tired of hearing about Pluto’s passage through Capricorn! However, I have to repeat that it will continue to have a major effect on world affairs both politically and institutionally, uncovering corruption and lack of truth wherever they may be found. As always, we need to remember that these challenging experiences come to humanity to help us to learn and grow, however unpalatable they may be. Pluto continues its inexorable elimination of all that is unwanted as it helps the world to move forward to a better future.
Last autumn, Jupiter moved into orbs of a square with Pluto, which will remain within orbs for much of this year. The square will help to bring right out into the open many more situations that involve tension between what is perceived as right and just [Jupiter in Libra] and the vested interests of large organizations and governments [Pluto in Capricorn]. Its effects will be modified at various times by aspects from other planets to either or both of them, but the basic message remains the same. It is also an aspect that has much to do with the temptations – and risks – associated with power, and we shall see this working out in a number of situations across the globe, I suspect! It can ‘encourage’ the wasting of energy and resources too, so there is a need for the development of extra common sense and prudence. In the first few weeks of the year and again in the late summer, Saturn will mediate the square (from Sagittarius), so these will be times when the necessary prudence is most likely to be developed.
A trine between Saturn and Uranus, which began in late November 2016, continues almost throughout the year owing to retrogradation, except during the late summer/early autumn; it finally goes out of orbs in mid December. This is in the main a useful configuration, blending as it does the stability, patience and hard-working nature of Saturn with the more revolutionary and innovative Uranus. This combination is noted for strength of will, too, so that much will depend on how that will is directed, but it is in general forward-looking without being so revolutionary that it ‘throws the baby out with the bathwater’.