By Christeen Skinner
If you were standing on the Sun, then this Wednesday (January 24th), and for the first time since 1778, Pluto crosses from Capricorn into Aquarius.
History – and your ancestors – would tell you that for the next twenty years, as Pluto moved through Aquarius, they experienced the American, French and Industrial revolutions. Within weeks of Pluto’s Aquarius ingress in 1778 following the Battle of Valley Forge, the French formally acknowledged the United States as a sovereign power. In 1532, one cycle earlier, the Spanish ambushed and captured the leader of the Incas – another instance of a shift of power. Going back one more cycle – to 1286 – we find the rise of the first leader of the Shoguns in Japan who founded a dynasty that lasted almost exactly through to the start of the cycle of 1532.
This month we don’t need to look far to see evidence of the rise – and fall – of new states, dynasties and empires across the world. We know too, that before Pluto leaves Aquarius in 2043, that Artificial Intelligence and developments in Space travel herald a 21st Century revolution in scientific thinking.
If we think of ourselves as radio receivers, then we are all now tuning in to a new station. Embracing these new ideas and concepts from digital currencies to robotics will hopefully be as exciting as it is demanding.
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