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Pluto in Capricorn: The End of Government and a Demand for Change

Pluto in Capricorn and the end of government

by Debra Silverman

Election 2016 was predicted to be the biggest election turnout in decades. But 117 million eligible voters never showed up. What’s the reason for the shakedown? Pluto is in Capricorn and it’s the end of trusting the government, as we have previously known it.

The times they are a changin’.

I know, it’s scary—I feel and empathize with all of the complaining. But it’s time to manage all that doomsday negative thinking because we are in the midst of a transformation. Transformation is a spiritual word that will now have concrete meaning to us as the next four years unfold.

We will get through this period of metamorphosis, this uncomfortable shedding of our skins, and come out the other side better, stronger. It’s already planned out for us in the stars. This is the essence of Pluto; it’s all about death and rebirth. What happens during a death? There is sadness, fear and an ultimatum: Let go, you have no choice. Government as we knew it is changing–that is why Trump spoke to so many. He answered the demand for a change.

It’s in The Stars: Pluto = Power

Never underestimate what you can’t see.

Pluto was found in 1930. Pluto is the planet of transformation, representing the cycle of death and rebirth. The planet Pluto is responsible for breaking down the old structures to make room for the new. It is the slowest, smallest and furthest planet away from the sun—YET it has the most power!

Astronomers wanted to demote it about ten years ago to a status of a dwarf planet…but it didn’t work. Why would we want to rid ourselves of the planet representing Shadow and Power? How funny is it that 100 Astronomers were trying to destroy Pluto’s position?

Try as we might to deny death and the process of “letting go”–we will not win.

Death and change are at the center of this reality. They are immovable facts. The good news, from my point of view, is that light will always win. Light follows death, “I promise,” says the well-seasoned astrologer.

The Progression Of Pluto

Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and will remain there until 2023. By now you know that Pluto means change and Capricorn rules government, which means there will be a change in government.

Pluto has had it’s way with us throughout history! Let’s take a journey along with Pluto as it helped to dismantle several arenas:


Pluto went through Libra, destroying the old notions of marriage. We waved bye-bye to our grandparent’s belief that no one must ever get divorced. That ideal moved into the Pluto folder, marked “Mission Accomplished,” and now divorce is not a dirty word.


Pluto landed in Scorpio and we re-wrote our relationship with sex.

We actually had to address the taboo topics of sex, gay sex, free love and talk about a horrific disease: AIDS. Aids demanded compassion. It went all the way from Africa to NYC as we cultivated compassion and a new idea of safe sex. We did that! Good job Pluto, you moved sex into the folder marked “Mission Accomplished.”

NEXT STOP: THE 1990’s.

At this point Pluto was in Sagittarius and helped us to change our point of view on religion. We found out the secrets of the religious order and that they were not worthy of our trust. The false images that priests and clergymen and even the Vatican carried were destroyed. Religion changed. Pluto’s mission was accomplished once more.


Pluto is now in Capricorn, which represents government. We are saying bye-bye to the notions of government being the answer to all of our questions and assuming we could trust and blindly follow. Gone from our collective belief system is the assumption that democracy and our voting system is trustworthy. There is change afoot! Pluto is demanding that we take the power back!

It’s interesting, even The Tarot agrees that there is a new government appearing. The Judgment card, which symbolizes Pluto, is the last card of the tarot. It calls for a period of reflection and re-evaluation and suggests that we will all have to face a day of reckoning.

Want the good news and bad news?

The good news is: We are in the process of change!

The bad news is: We hate change.

Change Is Here–Let’s Connect With Source

“We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion-year-old carbon,

And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”

-Joni Mitchell

Everything here on earth—everything—is made of Stardust. Let’s get connected with our stardust, which is our source.

Now you know that transformation is happening, so try not to worry about these changes! Change is here and it’s message is loud and clear: Get on board with change. DO something. Take action and find out what you can do to support what is inevitable…


Join my team of those that love the magic of stars and do your part. This is what astrology is all about: giving us the power to befriend Pluto, know his name, get on the “Agents Of Change” team so we are not blown away about what is next.

One thing we know for certain: Change is here.

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