First Maine, then Connecticut, and finally late on Friday, confirming the worst case outcome many had expected, Illinois entered its third straight fiscal year without a budget as Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers failed to agree on how to compromise over the government’s chronic deficits, pushing it closer toward becoming the first junk-rated U.S. state.
To understand why state after state is becoming bankrupt, we need to go back to the most important transit in the US national chart also known as the Sibley. For the past few years, Pluto has been transiting opposite the US Sibley’s Sun in the 8th of national debt. About this transit, astrologer Doug Walker wrote in 2013:
Pluto in astrology acts as a force for creative destruction. This term, creative destruction, was coined by the Viennese economist, Joseph Schumpeter. Schumpeter described creative destruction as, a “process of…mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the….structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, and incessantly creating a new one.” The chart of the USA (7/4/1776) is undergoing some major Plutonian transits. Pluto has opposed first Venus (which brought on a severe financial crisis in America in 2008/10), then Jupiter for the year, 2010, and also in 2011 and 2012. By 2014 it will move on to the opposition of the US Sun (see Pluto/Sun page), which is located in the Sibley chart at 13° Cancer 19΄. This type of opposition from Pluto to the USA chart has never happened before and it should bring on some severe crises.
Now we come to the opposition of Pluto to the natal Sun in the US chart.
To review: in a nation’s chart, the Sun shows its leadership. In the 1066 AD coronation chart of William on Christmas Day, the Sun represented William, the King of England. On May 10, 1940 the Sun of the same chart represented Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister. Aug. 8, 1974, Richard Nixon, President of the United States, resigned. That day transiting Saturn conjuncted the natal US Sun: They were both at 13 degrees Cancer. 29.54 years later this transit occurred again, and a beloved retired president died quietly in his sleep. It was still about the same thing: leadership. He was given a long, dignified funeral.
The Sun is also the heart of a country, everything it stands for. The Sun is the purpose, the drive, the will of the people who put the country together. In the USA chart, it is “we the people”, who under the rule of law, guarantee everyone “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. And that is essentially what has been created for the last 235 years, and what has made America perhaps the greatest nation in human history.
Two things can happen with this opposition.
First, this whole American experiment will collapse and die. And that can happen with the oppositions and conjunctions of Pluto. A transiting Pluto conjunct the Soviet Union’s natal Sun caused the Soviet Union to collapse and die. A transiting Pluto opposition destroyed the Nazis; Pluto displayed an aspect of nemesis that the Nazi’s never survived. What will happen to our leaders? What will happen to the elites in Washington?
They will be tested for flaws in character. If the flaws are deep, they will fall. Fate will be the judge of any weakness here. There will be no mercy for bad decisions. Lies can be disastrous; shortcuts will not work. Expect to see a new type of leadership in America. In any kind of suddenly apparent disconnection between the American people and its politicians, and bureaucrats, and administrators, and judges, it will be the leaders who fall. The new leadership will lead by falling back on to the original founding core values of America.
It is all going to change probably in ways most of us can’t even dream of. This change will bring painful events, but it will cleanse the corruption (much of which we are blind to) out of the body politic. Welcome to the creative destruction of Pluto.
To use an analogy, Pluto transits are like the “hour hand” of the cosmic clock. On its own it is active over a fairly extended period. Currently, Jupiter in transit is square Pluto and acts as the “minute hand” of the clock. Ebertin interprets Jupiter-Pluto as a financial debacle following an overextension.
In addition, fast moving transit Mars is opposing Pluto (exact on July 2) forming a T-square with Jupiter-Pluto. This can be looked upon as the “second hand” of the clock. Finally on June 30, the First Quarter Moon phase chart at Washington, DC has the luminaries aligned with Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-square straddling the horizon and serves as a trigger for the combination.