As you most probably know Hades is the mythical god of the underworld. Therefore Hades (or Pluto) should be normally dwelling under our feet, within the farthest depths of the earth. How would you feel then if I told you that Hades has actually left his gruesome kingdom and has climbed over the top of the sky, over the very “Zenith of the world”? If I told you that Hades is currently hovering over our heads, having taken under his control our societies? Well, there might be a sort of “horror movie” feeling to it but that’s the reality! The grisly Pluto’s form is hovering over our heads, ominously casting his shadow and disrupting our societies (radically transforming and regenerating them too).
I think most of us have experienced – and we are experiencing it as we speak – this subtle plutonian sensation…We are living in a critical, deeply transformative era. And Pluto will continue to be at the very “top of the world” throughout the entire decade. So, in the future the Astrologers will be referring to our times as “the dark 2010 – ’20 decade, when Pluto was at the zenith of the world”!
Pluto has been transiting for the last seven years in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is a “high consciousness” earthy, cardinal sign and in mundane astrology it represents the “World’s Zenith”. This “World’s Zenith” (or “World’s MC”) concept is a very simple one – and quite functional as you will see.
In the image below you see the Zodiac in its classic “archetypal” orientation, with the sign of Aries to the left (9 o’clock) and the sign of Capricorn on top:
You see, probably we will never find out which is mankind’s “natal horoscope” (the exact date the first man was born). But we are still given an alternative solution: we can study the course of the entire humanity through the positions and the aspects of the “socio- collective” planets (Jupiter to Pluto) within the Zodiac! The only thing we have to do is to put just the “socio- collective” planets in the above “archetypally oriented” zodiac. And then voila! We are immediately getting the “World Horoscope” for the period we are interested in. It is that easy!
On the very top of the World Horoscope there is an area (corresponding to the sign of Capricorn) called the “World’s Midheaven” – “World’s MC” or “World’s Zenith”. The World’s MC is revealing to us – depending on the planets transiting over it – the kind of “energies” that are currently diffused and prevailing in our societies, in world economy etc. It is also revealing the quality of our rulers, of the actual “ruling class”, of the governments and the “establishment” in general.
Therefore, with dark Pluto residing now on the “World’s MC” area the “zeitgeist” prevailing in our societies is a rather dark, “chthonic”, ruthless, highly transformative and (even) “deadly” one. And not just for the time being but throughout the entire decade – because planet Pluto (the black planet in the image below, on the highest point of the “World Horoscope”) will remain in that area for ten more years.
Pluto is responsible for the “crisis” we have been experiencing in the last seven years, for the “debt” issue that dominates the world scene, for the “imminent collapse” sensation we all have, for the “absurdity” of it all… We all (pretty much) feel that we are living in an Era of abrupt decline, an Era that has led us to the very brink… And our fear is that there are going to be even greater sufferings down the road! We have reached the point of worrying even about our own survival! As a matter of fact, all these words: “debt”, “crisis”, “decline”, “collapse”,”irrationality”, “fear”, “survival” are classic “key-words” associated to Pluto! But why are we going through this situation? Because in the last seven years Pluto has risen over the top of the firmament! Thus, it is not just the notorious Uranus – Pluto “square aspect” responsible for the tumultuous atmosphere we are sensing all around us in the recent years but to a large extent the ascent of Pluto on the “World’s Zenith” as well!
Pluto was again in the very same portion of the zodiac (and on top of the sky) some 250 years ago. But its impact was much smaller back then, for a simple reason: there were no organized societies around – to the extent there are now (New York for example looked like a small provincial town back then, while the current colossal financial and commercial networks had not developed yet – nor the stock markets. I am saying this because Pluto in Capricorn affects primarily the so called “over-organized societies” – which are generally under the auspices of the sign of Capricorn). Therefore, never before in the history of mankind the presence of Pluto in Capricorn / on the “World’s MC” is impacting us as strongly as nowadays! What we are experiencing now has not ever been experienced by any previous generation within the last 200,000 years (since Homo Sapiens appeared on Earth, that is)!
Do you remember “Hades” in mythology? It is the same (tricky) deity as Pluto. Hades resides in the underworld and is grabbing the souls of the dead – and their fortunes as well. Actually Hades is a “quintillioner” as he is steadily accumulating over the centuries the fortunes of all the deceased people! Does this sound familiar? The International Monetary Fund seems to have become the “underworld” of our time, as it is accumulating more and more the fortunes of the various supposedly “dead” – under a financial point of view – countries, contributing thus to the deterioration of the global financial crisis and the spreading of poverty and hunger among many countries – which until a few years ago were doing rather well.
As the “dark” and “evil” Pluto is now on the very “Zenith” of humanity most governments seem more “dark” and sinister than ever! Many governments are cruelly taxiing their less advantaged citizens while anti-constitutional foreclosures seem to be the norm of the time! Actually, usurpation of money and properties is the norm by now almost all over the world – not by chance, Pluto is the great “Usurper”…
In general, our governments seem to operate in an increasingly corrupt and irrational manner (irrationality and madness being two typically Plutonian elements). Things have gotten so absurd that our governments seem to conspire against us the citizens (supposedly our governments are “spraying” us with chemicals (i.e. chemtrails), are urging us to take useless and harmful vaccines that contain toxic substances etc.). This feeling of collusive cruelty from the part of the authorities has been enhanced during the years 2013 – 2014 – as Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio (and formed a “mutual reception” with Pluto in Capricorn – which I personally believe we should classify as a very tough reception).
As we explained before, any “social – collective” planet standing in the “World’s Zenith” dictates the “spirit” that will prevail within humanity during its stay there! And since Pluto is the most “elevated” planet now (and will remain so at least until 2023 – while in 2018 Pluto will be joined by Saturn as well), it is the spirit of Pluto that is currently prevailing all over the world!
Pluto is a dark, underground, irrational, ruthless, highly transformative planet who supports the strong and “unscrupulous” kind of people and encourages plutocracy – while he despises the weak individuals and therefore the poor and disadvantaged ones. He rather loves the tough guys, the tricksters (even the “dirty” and the immoral ones), those who manage to survive and to enrich themselves (as mentioned, Pluto loves the riches) no matter if they employed cruel, dark and immoral methods (it is no coincidence that Pluto is tightly related to the mobsters) …
Ultimately though, things are not so “black”. All planets have a creative side and in the case of Pluto this is the transformation that he will massively entail to the organized societies all over our planet. Pluto will dissolve the old, worn-out and non-functional elements and structures and out of the ashes a new, more alive, functional and healthy world will emerge! All this of course will not be achieved painlessly but probably through profound and agonizing procedures which will eventually affect in a myriad ways (mentally, morally, financially and even physically) vast masses of people – eventually bringing to full despair the weaker and more vulnerable ones. Pluto’s game is not meant for the faint hearted …
Pluto, however, is not entirely free to do what he wants. He has been fiercely fought by another Titan, which is currently located on the “World’s Ascendant” (see a couple of images above), struggling to ascend to heaven and displace Pluto – resending him back to the underworld – where he actually belongs. We are talking about planet Uranus (the blue planet in the horoscope below, on the left). Uranus standing actually on the “World’s Ascendant” is the major indicator of the sort of “energies” and trends that are currently springing forth in our societies (the “World’s Ascendant” is a “gateway” ever diffusing in a torrential way fresh cosmic energies to humanity – and to each individual. And since Uranus possesses some intensely humanistic qualities this planet is fighting now for the rights of the disadvantaged and unadjusted people (urging them to rise up)!
We are thus in a situation where on one hand Pluto – standing over the “World’s Zenith” – is ever making the ruling class more brutal, corrupt, cruel and oppressive, while on the other hand Uranus over the “World’s Ascendant” is making people more freedom demanding, rebellious and revolutionary than ever! And things are going over the edge especially in the period 2012 – 2015, when Pluto and Uranus are tightly forming a particularly tough planetary aspect called “square”. Thus the split between the ordinary citizen and the “authorities” is widening in the years 2012 -2015 – as a “partile” square aspect is formed several times during this period – because Uranus and Pluto move back and forth.
Planet Uranus is the “Great Awakener” and the “Rebel with a cause”! About three years ago it reached the point of the “World’s Ascendant” and it dynamically started “awakening” the people all over the planet, urging them to overthrow their corrupt governments and seize power! A brave new individual is begot now, no longer a numbed and indifferent “consumerism machine” but visionary and enlightened, committed to its social fabric, open to its fellow-humans and with an elevated, cosmic consciousness!
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis
P.S. – I have been developing (and teaching in my seminars) the “World Horoscope” and “World’s MC / Zenith” concepts since 2011.
– At some point we should start taking into consideration the planetoids such as Eris, Sedna etc.