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Planetary Trends  

Pluto in Capricorn 2008 – 2024

Pluto – power and control issues in sign it transits. 

Capricorn – big business, money, government, authority, status quo.

Outcomes include dramatic differences – increased power by big business, government, and authority to breakdown of these institutions.

Increased nationalism. 

Peak globalism.

Trade disputes

Pluto’s last trek through Capricorn coincided with the American Revolution.

Neptune in Pisces 2011-2026

Neptune rules Pisces – both stand for compassion, idealism, spirituality, but also fog, illusion, victimization.

So this timeframe will coincide with increased compassion, philanthropy, and interest in spirituality. 

Neptune’s last trek through Pisces coincided with the Gold Rush and the Civil War.

Rise of Bernie Sanders – progressive wing of Democratic Party - not going away

Serious concern for human trafficking increases.

Conflict between “rich” and everyone else continues.

For a more detailed descriptions, see  (written in 2011)

Saturn in Capricorn December 19, 2017 to March 21, 2020, July 1, 2020 to December 17, 2020

Sign and planet – both conservative, practical.

Saturn – Lord of Karma

Both rule government, corporations, banks, big business. 

Typically Saturn transits are when someone “gets caught”.

Saturn and Pluto together in Capricorn

Authoritarianism grows

Dictatorships become more powerful.

Focus on aging of populations

1959 Saturn in Capricorn – Dalai Lama fled China

1961 Saturn & Jupiter in Capricorn – Berlin Wall Built

1989 – Saturn in Capricorn with Uranus and Neptune – Berlin Wall came down.

Uranus in Taurus – May 15, 2018 to November 6, 2018, March 6, 2019 to April 16, 2026

Uranus represents change. 

Taurus - money and practicality, earth and agriculture

Inventions will be practical

Innovations and changes in finances and financial institutions

Rise of cryptocurrencies

Interest in geothermal (earth) energy and energy storage

Advances in laser beauty treatments

Land disputes

Greater concern for environment.

Fires and floods increase.

Innovations in food. 


Jupiter in Capricorn December 3, 2019 - December 18, 2020

Jupiter - values, ideals, belief systems, expansion

Capricorn - conservative, looks to tradition, values hard work and responsibility.

Many view Jupiter cycles as always favorable.  A better way to look at Jupiter is of the planet of expansion.  When situations are favorable, Jupiter enhances the positive, but when situations are problematic, Jupiter helps to create larger problems.

With Jupiter joining Saturn and Pluto in 2020, the repressive side of Saturn is more likely highlighted.  Those in authority will seek to solidify and enhance their positions and repress those whom they see as enemies.


The World Picture

Destruction of status quo leading to shifts in geopolitical environment. 

US less interested in assuming world leadership.  President Obama retreated from Mideast.  President Trump’s “America first” i.e., putting America’s interests first without concern for how this affects other countries.

(Quote from President John F. Kennedy “ Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.”

US - Trump’s popularity decreases.

Increased political conflict between “left” and right.”   

US, China, and Russia – all triggered by these cycles.  Internationally - expect issues over world leadership, trade, cybersecurity to heat up.  Domestically – disruptions, power struggles, crack downs.  (Originally written in 2008)

NATO, European Union and the IMF – also triggered by these cycles.  Expect greater conflict among member nations which can paralyze or breakup these institutions. (Written before Brexit).

Federal Reserve – also triggered by these cycles – Formidable opposition to Federal Reserve’s authority.

On the brighter side when Jupiter was in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries -  technological innovation.  And uprisings against the status quo could be the start of greater freedom to repressed peoples.

Marijuana legal in more states in US.

Past cycles

Uranus in Aries 2010 – 2018

Aries – freedom, independence, individuality.

Uranus – also stands for freedom, independence, and individuality, as well as chaos and revolution.

Uprisings throughout this time period.  Demands for freedom and social equality.

For a more detailed descriptions of Uranus and Pluto, see (written in 2012)

Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces in the 1800s coincided with the publication of the Communist Manifesto and European Uprisings.

Uranus semi-square Neptune August 11, 2017, October 7, 2017 – Aries – Pisces, June 16, 2018, Taurus – Pisces, December 15, 2018 – Aries – Pisces, May 1, 2019 – Taurus – Pisces

Closing semi-square with Neptune in Libra – Uranus in Sagittarius 1972-1973 coincided with:
Roe vs. Wade
Special Education being federally mandated
Education of the Handicapped Act
Yom Kippur War
North Korea withdrew from Nuclear NonproliferationTreaty 
Nixon resigned August 1974

Watergate = Russian investigation
North Korea - nuclear issues again


Jupiter in Scorpio – October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2017

Jupiter represents opportunity, expansion, and optimism.

Scorpio along with its rulership of the 8th house has to do with sex, death, inheritances, joint finances, and taxes. 

The initial entry of a planet into a sign previews what’s to come.  So far, we’ve seen scandals over sex and money laundering. 


Expect to hear about more sex scandals, money laundering, and sex trafficking.


2017 A Volatile Year

Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn & Jupiter in Libra
Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn in Sagittarius – December 2014 to December 2017.

Saturn – authority, responsibility, restriction, boundaries, conservatism, reality

Sagittarius – freedom, independence, travel, foreign countries, belief systems, religion, publishing

Conservative belief systems taking hold.  Restrictions on travel.  Restrictions on free speech.

So far, this timeframe has coincided with repression of journalists.   Examples include Turkey’s jailing anyone speaking against the government and the Obama Administration’s prosecution of more Whistle Blowers than any other administration.

Jupiter in Libra September 2016 to October 2017

Jupiter – opportunity, expansion, abundance

Libra – balance, relationships and alliances

Normally this would be a positive time for international alliances and relationships, but Jupiter’s planetary relationships during its time in Libra negate this.

Jupiter opposed Uranus in December, 2016 and will oppose it again in March and September.  It forms squares to Pluto in Capricorn in April and August.  In August Uranus will station at the same time.  This bodes more for treaty breakdowns, uprisings, and increased instability. 


August 21 Solar Eclipse – Visible in US, cuts country in half.  Conjoins Donald Trump’s Ascendant and Mars in Leo.  This Eclipse belongs to the Saros Cycle 145 (18 year cycle).

This Saros Cycle has been particularly unfavorable for US presidents.  Saros cycle – 1945 President Roosevelt dies in office. 1963 – Cold War between US and Russia & assassination of President Kennedy.  1981 Attempted assassination of President Reagan, 1999 Impeachment proceedings against President Clinton (started in December, 1998)

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Joyce Levine is a full-time professional consulting astrologer, lecturer, teacher, and author with over 30 years experience. She serves as a catalyst for her clients (1) to recognize their natural abilities and use them to overcome their personal obstacles to success, and (2) to take action at the right time to attain desired results. Joyce consults with individuals, couples, families, and businesses.