Pluto’s transit through Capricorn is a really long one, which makes it hard to imagine what the world will be like in 2023 (the year it ends). As a Cardinal Earth sign, Capricorn is the master of the physical realm, the long-lasting creator of structure of the Zodiac. The planetary purpose of Pluto is to shatter the things which aren’t anymore a match for the evolutionary plan. So this planet transforms the very structure of our society and our lifestyle.
Major changes may or may not occur depending on how we react to Pluto's profound provocations and challenges that are intended to change our old ways. These challenges are supposed to destroy structures which don’t allow for growth to happen, although we are strongly attached to the familiar as it is shattered. Pluto’s transit removes even the last hope, the light at the end of the tunnel, and that is when you realize how strong you really are.
In present-day society, the drama caused by Pluto is noticeable in the area of finances, the environment, and government. The probing of Pluto reveals distorted thinking and the wrongly wielding of power. The truth makes its way to the surface: in the financial system, we can easily observe that it is poisoned by greed. Generally speaking, Pluto resorts to extremes in order to send a message or to make a point. What we are presently witnessing in our world – all the new rules skewed towards corporations – is in fact a mirroring of what happened in pre-Colonial America when Pluto was in Capricorn the last time.
The Capricorn Sun sign deals with power, hierarchies, and patriarchy, so apart from the average citizen, those who occupy positions of power will be affected as well by this transit. Now we see the “powerful” ones fall during this period of change. Since Capricorn is a sign correlated with authority, we may be surprised – if not shocked even – by the unmasking of corrupt leaders. During this transit of Pluto, we will witness the end of blind faith in those who promise to make the world a better place, but who do exactly the opposite, preaching one thing, and doing a completely different one. Therefore, we could say that the major imbalances of a patriarchal system will be destroyed.
While Pluto can make us feel utterly hopeless, we shouldn’t forget that there's always rebirth and regeneration awaiting at the end of it all. This planet transforms any energy it comes in contact with, and it does so by completely crushing the outer structure and by leaving enough free space for the new to rebuild.