Pluto in Capricorn: The Shame Game
Pluto in Capricorn began transiting Capricorn in 2008 and early changes witnessed, were long-standing businesses closing and the government being exposed for various shady dealings. However, as this transit has continued to progress we have witnessed (U.K) many celebrities including Rolf Harris, Jimmy Savile, Dave Lee Travis, and Max Clifford all well known public figures being named and shamed as sexual predators and it is all because of Operation Yewtree a police investigation into sexual abuse allegation and has been criticized and labelled by a few as some kind of witch-hunt. The shame, shame, we know your our name game takes us right into Pluto territory as this is the planet which relates to naming and shaming and Capricorn governs a public image, career, reputation and, indeed, all of these aspects of the celebrity’s life have been destroyed
Exposure is the essence of shaming and the inner turmoil felt and the need to withdraw from society. Early days of shaming involved hot-iron branding and the Pluto kind of shame has a similar power as it can leave a life ruined and spoil an individual’s reputation, bodily safety, and all resources. It takes something away and the person is punished, imprisoned, fined and faced with social ostracism. Pluto is usually considered to rule Scorpio, which has obvious similarities and is associated the underworld, dark-side of life, with death and violence and the struggle for survival, with the destructive capacity that lurks in all of us. Pluto is unflinching in confronting the most unpleasant aspects of life.
In a sense, Pluto is revealing material that has been swept under the carpet and its transit through a particular sign indicates the type of people that are likely to be persecuted and exposed. It calls to mind the darker element of human nature and all that is poisonous, discordant and harmful to society. Throughout this whole period, awards have been stripped, reputable names tarnished and a life completely ruined (justice served in some cases). At the same time, we must also remember that Pluto is a planet of justice, and it might be the only good feeling we can retain after discovering some of our childhood personalities possessed such evil and monstrous desires. We really can trust no one. However, Pluto deals with sins and sinners have been publicly shamed and the planet drags out the blackest elements within society and ensures the issues are brought to light offering us a greater sense of justness. We are faced with living in a society of the rich getting richer and criminals, walking away lightly from horrendous crimes, with celebrities believing their status allows them to abuse individuals.
Pluto brings things to the surface, revealing man’s true character. Many of these celebs would have wished ‘the ground opened and swallowed them up’. Pluto is a force to be reckoned with and governs the HIDDEN DEPTHS, INVESTIGATIONS, UNEARTHING, PROBING and deals mostly with the corruption and ABUSE OF POWER. There will be an element of shame, humiliation and brutal self-honesty and it will place the individual in front of collective eyes of the world stage in Capricorn. Pluto rules the unnamed transgression, and some people take their secrets to their grave, and others will experience the untold, unknown and uncommunicated be told, known and communicated.