Friday, September 27, 2013

The Horseman Cometh--Pluto in Sagittarius Generation coming of Age

Photo by Patricia Herlevi
 (In the city where I live, some members of this generation were involved in a drunken riot over the weekend of October 12 & 13.  Prior to that a college girl was sexually assaulted in a different neighborhood. I have picked up a bad vibe from some of the incoming freshmen, especially the young men who think college is about getting high or drunk.  While you could always expect this with college age kids, it seems more prominent this year and dangerous.  Hopefully, the Pluto in Virgo folks will set these kids straight.  Here's hoping.)

It's hard to believe that Friday has arrived.  And all week I have been thinking about this post on the Pluto in Sagittarius Generation which lasted from 1995 to 2008.  We are now seeing the first of this generation coming of age, 18 years old and entering university as freshmen.  The confusion lies that 1995 was actually a transition year from Pluto in Scorpio to Pluto in Sagittarius so we get a mix of both generations, and you really couldn't ask for two opposing philosophical views than Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Pluto moved into Sagittarius for the first time on January 18, 1995 and remained at 0 degrees (a powerful degree) until April 20, 1995 when Pluto retrograde into Scorpio, 29 degrees, another powerful point. Pluto retrograde until August 7 and moved back into Sagittarius on November 11 where it stayed in Sagittarius until February 2008 when it dipped its feet in Capricorn and the world economy felt this contraction.  Anyone born during Pluto in Sagittarius is referred to Generation Z, but some of these folks, though very few have Pluto in Scorpio.

So what type of changes will we experience with the Pluto in Sagittarius Generation coming of age? Remember Sagittarius rules religion, philosophy, long distance travel, foreign countries, and pie-in-the-sky enthusiasm. But with Jupiter as its ruler, Sagittarius people tend to overindulge in food, drink and unrealistic dreams. But unlike the Pluto in Scorpio Generation which many of these folks thrived on drama and victim mentality, Pluto in Sagittarius has a sense of humor and sees the irony in situations.  Think Mark Twain verses Charlotte Bronte. Do you see what I mean?  The Pluto in Scorpio folks garnered the reputation of the black cloud at the party, while the Pluto in Sagittarius brings some oompah to the room.

Give Pluto in Sag a van and they're on their way
And already I have noticed a change in Zodiac weather with the new kids arriving on the university campus.  They are more boisterous, definitely social and some carry big dreams about their future.  Am I surprised? No.  I expect to see both women and men with longer hair, interested in outdoor recreation, and something to do with horses (hope they don't eat horse meat)and this generation will have problems with thighs since Sagittarius rules both the thighs and the liver.  While Pluto in Scorpio Generation thrived on sex, even sexting (sex texting) in grade school (this includes some of the Pluto in Sag kids too), not to mention procreating like bunnies as they grew into their twenties, Pluto in Sagittarius, I imagine will care more about liberation, and being fancy free to travel the world and expand their worldview, because those are Sagittarius ideals.  Though I warn these folks to ease off on the alcohol unless they wish to damage their livers.

While many of the Pluto in Scorpio students had an interest in psychology and social work (I met a few of these folks when I first moved to Bellingham), Pluto in Sagittarius will be more interested in foreign affairs, politics, transformation of religion, philosophy and other cultures.  I have also heard of an increase at the university of foreign exchange students.  In any case, when an outer planet switches signs we feel it on many levels so experiencing this generation growing into adulthood is going to bring with it many changes in all of our lives.  Movies, literature, music, food, and culture will all experience this weather change.

So what type of aspects did we experience with the outer planets when Pluto was in Sagittarius, Neptune was in Aquarius and Uranus was in Aquarius and Pisces?  We experienced huge growth in the housing market and ballooning mortgages which ended in scandals by the time Pluto rolled into Capricorn in 2008.  With Uranus in Pisces we experienced independent film making and do-it-yourself music growing in popularity, pretty much leveling the playing field.  We also saw the rise of electronic music and the emergence of guru-like d-jays on the club scene.  We saw raves and drug culture that bordered on shamanic, but in an unconscious way.  When Uranus was in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius we experienced planetary reciprocity which doubled all the Aquarius/Pisces themes.

But Pluto in Sagittarius Generation who remained optimistic despite wars breaking out in the Middle East, terrorism, economic dips and inflation and we wonder do these folks hold up a bigger vision of what the world could look like?  It would take a lot of doom and gloom to bring these folks down from Cloud 9, yet we need to practice caution here too since Pluto in Sagittarius isn't the most realistic generation.  If these individuals don't like the rules, they might just quit school, sell their belongings and grab a backpack with world travel in mind.  They might just bunk traditional religion too opting for something more expansive and less dogmatic or they might invent their own dogma.

However, we must remember that during the Pluto in Sagittarius years we probably had too much freedom to roam and we didn't exactly take life seriously. We allowed our economy to crumble (not a bad thing, really), we bought houses we couldn't afford and maxed out credit cards, drank too much, ate too much, and now we are experiencing the worst obesity problems this planet has probably ever seen.  Now with Pluto in Capricorn caution has returned.  We care too much about what we eat, everyone it seems is trying to lose weight (except Capricorn Rising folks who tend to be lean).  We nurse physical injuries we acquired during Pluto in Sagittarius where some of us extended ourselves way beyond our physical limitations.

Keep an eye out on the emerging generation who are now entering adulthood.  After dealing with a generation of Pluto in Scorpio (1985-95), we will feel a mood shift and optimism returning. Employers will love hiring these folks because of their can-do attitudes, but whether or not these folks stick around long is another story.  You see there is always something better on the horizon and Pluto in Sagittarius folks won't stay still for long because boredom equals death to them.  They might start a new yoga revolution or join caravan buses as circus performers or lecturers that travel the world.  Their symbol is the satyr and the horse, a powerful symbol indeed.  And on their winged Pegasus, they will travel to Jupiter and beyond.  The sky is the limit or is it?

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