In the period since Pluto was discovered in 1930, it has moved into (February 7, 1979) and outside (February 11, 1999) the outermost planet Neptune. As a consequence, a continuous waxing sextile, or aspect of 60˚ in geocentric longitude, has been created which will last until Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023 - after which it moves further from the Sun and Neptune easily overtakes it. However, because of Pluto’s inclined orbit, during its perihelion Pluto does not come within seventeen astronomical units of Neptune.
In this post, I will look at the aspects Pluto will form with Neptune between the end of the current sextile and the approach of its next perihelion in the twenty-third century, along with all the sign changes. The actual perihelion will occur in 2237, but its effects will be felt as early as Pluto’s entry to Virgo in 2202. This twenty-third century perihelion will be under a continuous waning trine, or aspect of 240˚.
Because of Western Australia’s central role in the postindustrial economy with its limitless supply of lithophile metals, charts have been cast for Perth, the capital of WA. (Transforming to another locality is not hard: you just adjust the time to the required local standard time).
Entering ♒︎ in 2023:
Entering ♓︎ in 2043:
The high sun in this chart for ♇’s first entry into ♓︎ may symbolise the death either of:
- the extremely diverse flora of southwestern Australia as Perth’s climate becomes a cyclone-dominated desert historically associated with the Pilbara or
- the peak of militant atheist culture in the mineral-poor, big-government Enriched World as its governments cannot pay off the welfare states forced on them by the working masses up to eight generations ago. This would mean that the Enriched World simply declines into insignificance after the 2040s as its governments can do little to keep its economy going against extreme levels of old-age dependency.
Waxing Quintile, middle 2040s:
Waxing Square, 2063:the growth of Puritanism under the previously noted grand cross. The next waxing square may see the complete break of Australia and Africa from the rest of the world. Welfare dependency and the impossibility of free-market based reform in the Enriched and even the Tropical World could well be viewed suspiciously by the few nations with enough “dirt” to retain affordable housing and families.
The fiery chart observed suggests there may be problems – quite likely to be environmental ones – from the end of the Mediterranean climates and the spread of drought/flood tropical conditions with their frequent fires and extreme heat.
Entering ♈︎ in 2066:
Previous periods of ♇ in the zodiacal longitudes of ♈︎ have coincided with the development of very new philosophies. René Descartes and Thomas Hobbes in the 1580s and 1590s, along with Häckel and Nietzsche in the 1830s and 1840s were born with ♇ in ♈︎. It will be interesting to see what these years bring, and impossible to tell now. Will Australia, likely to be separated from international organisations and affected by radical climate change, at last encounter the revolutionary political pressures that have dominated in the Enriched World since the French Revolution?? Will new political ideas emerge in Australia or Africa??
Waxing Trine, 2089:in 1762 in ♈︎ and before that in 1623 in ♌︎, coinciding with the last waxing quincunx of ♆ and ♇ several years after the July 1618 aphelion. The chart here suggests that Australia, now likely to be the centre of the world economy, will be hidden from view of the nihilistic Enriched World with the Sun in the Second House.
Entering ♉︎ in 2096:
Waxing Sesquiquadrate, 2102:
Waxing Biquintile, 2108:Professional Natal Report. Following on from the waxing sesquiquadrate, the waxing biquintile aims to reintegrate the tensions of the preceding aspect, as came from the foundation of religious orders like the Franciscans in the twelfth century and sects like the Puritans later.
Aphelion and Waxing Quincunx, 2113 to 2114:
Long-lived quincunxes between generational planets are less painful than shorter-lived quincunxes between personal planets, because in most cases the individual will simply express one sign only.
The waxing ♆/♇ quincunx follows very closely the aphelion of ♇, and sets the scene for the “climax” of the cycle at the opposition. Astrologers never note ♇’s aphelion, and even in astronomy it warrants little discussion. What author Eric Meece on pages 122 to 127 of Horoscope for the New Millennium, calls the “lowest periods of civilisation” tend to coincide with ♇ aphelia – though invariably those aphelia at waning semisextiles to ♆ (i.e. 381, 876, 1371, 1866, 2361), not aphelia at waxing quincunxes (1122, 1618, 2113 etc.).
Later Aspects and Sign Changes to ♍︎ entry, 2114 to 2202Originally I intended to document all major ♇ aspects to Neptune throughout the twenty-second century, but I have decided this was too difficult and I have attached a diagram of the:
- first entry into ♊︎ in 2127
- opposition in 2139
- first reentry into ♋︎ (the sign in which ♇ was discovered) in 2157
- waning quincunx (coinciding with a conjunction of ♅ and ♆) in 2164
- waning biquintile in 2171
- waning sesquiquadrate in 2179
- first entry into ♌︎ in 2183
- first entry into ♍︎ in 2202
At this stage, one can see clearly the waning trine that will be virtually continuous throughout the twenty-third century as it was during the eighteenth. I get recollections of Julius Goodman’s Space Patrol, the twenty-second Choose Your Own Adventure book and set during this next waning trine, every time I think about this.