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27 January 2008

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Pluto takes around 248 years to go through the twelve signs of the Zodiac. So over the past two thousand years Pluto has entered into the Zodiac sign of Capricorn just eight times. It takes fifteen to eighteen years for Pluto to go through Capricorn. Pluto enters Capricorn on 25 Jan 2008 and will leave Capricorn on 23 Mar 2023.

Pluto in Capricorn over the past two thousand years

42 AD to 60 AD      287 AD to 305 AD      532 AD to 550 AD      778 AD to 795 AD      1269 AD to 1286 AD
1515 AD to 1532 AD     
1762 AD to 1777

The Basic Astrological Concepts behind Pluto in Capricorn

At its very worst, Pluto rules: Annihilation, Assassination, Atrocities, Autocrats, Catastrophes, Corruption, Criminals, Decadence, Destruction, Espionage, Hidden Forces, Massacres, Leaders of Large Organizations, Petroleum, Plagues, Rape, Revolution, the Underworld.

Capricorn rules: Big Business, Churches including the Roman Catholic Church, the Civil Service, Spy Agencies, Government, Government Officials, Real Estate.

If one combines the worst characterists of Pluto and Capricorn together, there is good reason to be concerned with what may happen in the World in the next fifteen years as Pluto transits through Capricorn!


Lets take a look and see whether Pluto really effects  life on Earth. Pluto was discovered in 1930 during the Great Depression. Around this time fascism began to take hold in Germany, Italy and Japan which led to World War Two and the deaths of possibly 60 million people. The incredible power of Pluto is mirrored in the events taking place at the time it was discovered.
During the twentieth century some 240 million people were killed in wars. Within 15 years of Pluto’s discovery Man had developed the Atomic Bomb. He now had the potential to annihilate (Pluto) life on

Pluto enters Cancer, World War One begins
On 28 July 1914, just three months after Pluto finally entered into Cancer (Sept 1912 to May 1914) World War I began. Some 20 million people perished. The German and Russian monarchies were destroyed forever. Families and social structures (Cancer) were torn apart and destroyed (Pluto) by a war fought on an unimaginable scale (Pluto), where 100,000 men could be killed a day, every day, for years.

Pluto enters Leo, World War Two begins
On 01 September 1939, just three months after Pluto finally entered Leo (Oct 1937 to Jun 1939) World War II began. Some 60 million people perished. Pluto finally left Leo in June 1958. In this time TWO Superpowers (Leo) arose, the USA and the Soviet Union. They beat their chests like lions (Leo), threatening each other with annihilation (Pluto). Their power was based on the fact that they both had nuclear weapons (Pluto). The Cold World between these mighty countries threatened the world with a nuclear war, annihilation.

Pluto enters Virgo
Pluto was in Virgo between 1957 and 1971. Virgo rules work. Heavy manual work became replaced by machinery. Farms became automated, as animals lived their lives in feed-lots. The Pill meant women could have sex (Pluto) without getting pregnant.

Pluto enters Libra
Between 1971 and 1983 Pluto was in Libra. Libra rules marriage. Divorce law changes around the world made marriage (Libra) an easy thing to escape from. Women divorced (Libra) themselves from being dependant on men, as the Feminist Movement went mad. Perhaps the women born in this time have serious issues with the concept of marriage?

Pluto enters Scorpio
From 1983 to 1994 Pluto was in Scorpio, the ruler of sex. AIDS reared its ugly head, so that the most basic of human instincts, having sex with someone else, could kill (Scorpio) you.                                                                                                            

Pluto enters Sagittarius
Between 1995 and 2007 Pluto was in Sagittarius, the ruler of religion. The religious lunatics of the world, led by USA President George W Bush, emerged from their holes, leading the moderate, naive peoples of the world into a “fight to the death” (Pluto) on behalf of their God (Sagittarius). Religious fanatics of any colour should NEVER be allowed to control governments, because when they do, they go to war in an attempt to annihilate (Pluto) those who have different religious beliefs (Sagittarius). The religious (Sagittarius) fanatics (Pluto) gained too much power (Pluto) in this time.



25 January 2008 to 23 March 2023

To be able to understand the future, one must study the past. So I researched the major world events for the last 2000 years when Pluto was in Capricorn. They are shown in detail at the bottom of this article. This is what I believe is possible to take place in the World between 2008 and 2023, as Pluto slowly transits (travels) through the Zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Massive popular revolts are likely to occur in countries, that will shake the very foundations of government and power of those countries. 

The Christian Church will further fracture. The Power and Influence of the Roman Catholic Church, and every other church around the world, will be greatly diminished. Furthermore, laws strictly limiting the power of Churches will be written.  

There is every chance of major conflicts breaking out between countries, where one conquers the other.              

There will be a Peoples Revolution against Big Business and the way in which Governments function. Laws will be written to control the power of BIG business.

A major Revolution of Independence is likely, just like the USA conducted against Britain. It will succeed.

The peoples of the World have had enough of religious fanatics in power. When the hate filled, religious lunatics, like George W Bush finally leave, or are forced from office as they will be, it would be expected that there is good chance of reconciliation between Christian and Moslem nations. Unfortunately religious persecution will explode during this time. 

A new Industrial Revolution and Scientific Revolution will begin.

There is every chance of a pandemic capable of killing off hundreds of millions of people between 2008 and 2023. It has happened before, and it WILL happen again. It seems that wars, natural disasters and epidemics are the only way the population of the World can be controlled. I have predicted a major Chinese catastophe taking place in the next five years. 

A massive volcanic eruption, possibly in January 2020, causing global climate change for several years is possible. If not, massive, devastating earthquake activity is possible, as are tsunamis.  Global climate change shocks will become apparent between 2008 and 2023.

Some of the greatest Empires in history were born or destroyed with Pluto in Capricorn. A great country will be formed or will begin to crumble into dust during this time. Also some of the great conquerors, like William the Conqueror and Napoleon, were born in this time. So a warrior leader with gigantic power will be born in this time.                                                                                                         

The greatest explorers in history set out with Pluto in Capricorn. Last time it was James Cook, The time before that it was Magellan. This time another great explorer will write his name into history before 2023.                           

Another great Golden Age in the history of Music and Art is beginning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary of Research
For a more detailed explanation please go to the next section.

The Christian Church
The major events in the history of the Christian Church took place with Pluto in Capricorn.
First Pope in Rome (42 AD), Christianity becomes the official religion of the Roman Empire (310 AD), The Roman Church becomes a massive land owner (Rome, 784 AD), Split between Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy (1020-54), Summa Theologica fundamental Catholic thesis (1270), Building of St Peter’s Basilica (1514), The Protestant Reformation splits the Catholic Church (1517), Henry VIII head of English Church, this  leads to a split from Catholicism (1531).

Conquests of Countries
Conquests of the three greatest countries in history were begun with Pluto in Capricorn.
, the Romans invaded in 43 AD,
, the Byzantines invaded in 542 AD,
Britain, the Vikings invaded in 787-793 AD,
William the Conqueror of England is born in 1027, 
ales, the English invaded in 1282,
China, the Mongols invaded in 1268 and ruled China for 100 years,
England, the Scots invasion failed in 1513,
India, the Moguls invaded in 1526 and
ruled India for over 200 years.

Religions Founded
Two great religions were founded with Pluto in Capricorn.
Christian Church, first Pope in Rome (42 AD), Buddhism (China 58 AD).

Autocratic Power Grab
Claudius (Rome 53 AD), the Byzantine Emperor (536 AD).

Civil War
The largest popular revolt in Europe before the French Revolution took place with Pluto in Capricorn (1542)..
China (291-308 AD), Japan (1027), German Peasants' War (1524).

Religious Persecution or Wars
Religious persecution reached new heights under Pluto in Capricorn. Also the Crusades ended in this time.
Jews (Rome 303-305 AD), Spain (793), Jews (Vienna 1267), Jews (France 1269, 1283), Jews (England 1282), Jews (Germany 1284), The Crusades come to an end (1099-1291).

Major Scientific Breakthroughs and Inventions
The Industrial Revolution and Scientific Revolution began with Pluto in Capricorn.
48-50 AD. Ts’ailouen and Cai Lun, Chinese inventors of paper. “A.D.” first used (532 AD), “0” invented (1024), first printed money (1024), Industrial Revolution begins (1765), Scientific Revolution: Oxygen and Nitrogen discovered (1772).   

Major Catastrophes
Pandemics killing 50% of populations began with Pluto in Capricorn. So did global climate change.
Krakatoa explodes causing global climate change for three years (532 AD); Plague kills two million people (Byzantine Empire 542 AD), in the next 150 years 50% of Europeans died from plague; Pandemic kills up to 15 million people (South America 1519), Plague (England 1528). 

Empires Established or Destroyed
Some of the greatest Empires in history were born or destroyed with Pluto in Capricorn. As were great conquerors and rulers born during this time.
The Roman Catholic Church and Christian Churches (42 AD), William the Conqueror is born (1027), Holy Roman Empire (Charlemagne 772-800AD); Byzantium consolidates border for 200 years (782 AD); Constantine the Byzantine Empire founder  comes to power (305 AD), Osman I founder of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) rise to power (1281), Aztec Empire (Cortez 1521), Suliman the Magnificent (1520), Catherine the Great of Russia came to power (1762), British Empire (1762), American  Revolution (1765-76), Napoleon Bonaparte born (1769).

Great Explorers
The greatest explorers in history set out with Pluto in Capricorn.
Marco Polo (to China overland 1271). The remainder are sea voyages: Verrazzano (USA 1524), Balboa (Pacific Ocean 1513), Alvarez (China 1513), Magellan makes the first world circumnavigation (1519), Cook, the greatest explorer in history, begins his voyages (1766).

Civil Law established or strengthened
The English Parliament, the fundamental foundation stone of democracy in the world, is established with Pluto in Capricorn.
Rome (529 AD); First elected English parliament (1265), Venice (1268), England (1275, 1280, 1285).

Laws limiting Church power
Byzantine Empire (536 AD), England (1285).

Slave Trade Africa to the Americas
Begins (1518), Legislation marking beginning of end (1772).       

Classical Music’s Golden Era
The greatest composers in history began their journey with Pluto in Capricorn.
A six-year-old Mozart begins touring Europe (1762). Beethoven is born (1770).                                                                      

A Detailed Explanation of World Events happening at the time Pluto was previously in Capricorn. 


First Pope in Rome. Roman Conquest of Britain. Buddism introduced to China. 

42 AD, St Peter built a church in Rome. The Catholic Church asserts he served as the bishop of Rome until 67AD, when he was martyred by Emperor Nero. The five major cities of early Christianity were: Rome, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople. The churches in the East generally had more numbers and authority.   

43 AD. The long Roman conquest of Britain begins.                                                                    

45-49 AD. Emperor Claudius expels the Jews from Rome.                                                           

48-50 AD. Ts’ailouen and Cai Lun, Chinese inventors of paper.

53 AD. Claudius secures a senatorial decree that gives jurisdiction in financial cases to imperial procurators. This marks a significant strengthening of imperial powers at the expense of the Senate.  

58 AD. Emperor Ming Ti introduces Buddism to China.


Christianity becomes the major religion of the Roman Empire. Constantine begins to break up the Western & Eastern Empires.                                                                                

Constantine (Western Empire) and Galerius (Eastern Empire) jointly ruled the Roman Empire  from 305 AD. Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to became a Christian, ruled till 337 AD. In 330 AD, he moved the capital of the Roman Empire to Constantinople (Istanbul).                   

291-306 AD. The War of the Eight Princes in China.

301 AD. Emperor Diocletian issues his Edict on Maximum Prices. Instead of halting rampant inflation and stabilizing the economy, inflation surged because of the flooding the economy with new coinage and by setting price limits too low.                                  

301 AD. Armenia becomes the first nation to accept Christianity as a state religion.

303-05 AD. Diocletian launches the last major persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.       



532 AD. First year in which the Anno Domini calendar is used for numbering the years.

529 AD. The Code of Civil Law is published by Emperor Justinian.

535 AD. Krakatoa erupts in Indonesia leading to several years of world climate change.

535 AD. Justinian I, the Byzantine Emperor, orders the reconquest of Italy from the Ostrogoths. Completed 552 AD.

536 AD. Bishops at the Synod of Constantinople acknowledge the supremacy of the emperor in church matters.

542 AD. Plague kills over 100,000 in Constantinople and up to two million in the rest of the Empire.

550 AD. Hindu mathematicians invent the number zero.



The Papacy gains massive wealth and crowns Emperors. Charlemagne, the greatest medieval king. In 772 AD, the Frankish prince Charlemagne defeated the Lombards in Ravenna, Italy. Then instead of returning it to the Byzantine emperor, it was given to the Pope in 784 AD. The Pope then rewarded Charlemagne in 800 AD by crowning him Emperor. This act finally led to the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire, which ruled Europe for the next 1000 years. For the next eleven centuries, the story of Rome mirrors the story of the papacy.                                                                                                                                 

787 AD. The Vikings begin plundering Dorset and Wessex in Britain. In 793, the first major attack on England by the Vikings begins with the sacking of Lindisfarne. They begin attacking Ireland in 1795.

778 AD. Charlemagne begins campaign against the Moors in Spain.

782 AD.  The Byzantines defeat an arab army near Constantinople for the last time. This fixes its borders  in eastern Asia Minor for the next two hundred years.

793 AD. Hisham I, the Emir of Cordoba, begins a jihad against principalities in northern Spain and southern France.



Christianity splits into Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

In 1046, three men claimed to be the rightful pope. They were deposed by Henry III, who then anointed the new Pope Clement II. Clement then crowned Henry as the Holy Roman Emperor. After a long period of estrangement, Christianity divided forever into Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy around 1054. The Pope had claimed he held authority over the four Eastern Greek-speaking leaders.

1024 AD. The world's first paper-printed money is produced in Sichuan province, China.

1027 AD. Civil war begins in Japan.

1027 AD. William the Conqueror is born.

1037 AD. George Maniaces begins a campaign against the Arabs in Sicily.



A Church torn apart. Persecution of Jews. In 1274 at the Council of Lyon, the bishops declared that the Roman church possessed “the supreme and full primacy and authority over the universal Catholic Church. The Catholic Church went through a prolonged period of crisis between 1305 and 1416. Between 1305 and 1378, there were seven French popes, who all lived in Avignon. Then from 1378 to 1417 two sets of  popes ruled simultaneously from Rome and Avignon.

1265. The first elected English parliament meets at Westminster.

1267. In Vienna Jews are forced to wear a cone-shaped head dress, in addition to the yellow stars they already wore.

1268. New election procedures to elect the Doge were brought into effect in Venice, to reduce the influence of powerful individual families. 1266. Marco Polo’s father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo Polo reach Kublai Khan's eastern capital. In 1271, together with Marco, they left Kublai Khan’s court, reaching Cambuluc (Beijing) in 1275. Marco stayed in the court of Kublai Khan between 1275–1292. Later he wrote of paper currency, asbestos, coal, and other phenomena virtually unknown in Europe.

1268. Kublai Khan’s Mongols begin a six-year battle in Hubei against the Chinese Song Dynasty. He attempts to invade Japan between 1274-81. 1276-79, the Mongols invade and take control of China for the next 100 years.

1268. Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, Holy Roman Emperors, is executed.

1269. Louis 1X of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres.

1270. The Summa Theologica, the basis of all Catholic theological teaching is completed by Thomas Aquinas.

1272. The Portugese destroy the last Moorish community in Portugal.

1274. The Catholic Church reforms the process of electing the pope, after it took over 3 years to elect one.

1275.  The First Statute of Westminster is passed by the English Parliament, ensuring equal treatment of rich and

free and fair elections, etc.

1280. Edward I of England forms the Court of the King’s Bench to hear petitions for justice instead of the king.

1281. Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922), becomes chief of his tribe.

1282. Edward I of England completes the conquest of Wales. The Archbiship of Canterbury orders the closure of all synagogues in London to close and forbids Jewish doctors practising on non-Jews.

1283. Phillip III of France causes a mass migration of Jews by outlawing them living in small villages and rural localities.

1285. Edward I of England enacted a Law limiting the church's judicial powers to ecclesiastical cases only.

The Second Statute of Westminster established a fundamental principle of medieval English law.

1284. Rudolph I of Germany declares all Jews "serfs of the Treasury", negating all their political freedoms.

1291. The fall of Acre marks the end of The Crusades, which had begun in 1099, in the Holy Land.  


1513. Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon’s expedition becomes the first known Europeans to reach the USA at Florida. Vasco Balboa reaches the Pacific Ocean. Portuguese explorer Jorge Alvarez’ expedition becomes the first Europeans to reach China. Four years later trade begins between China and Europe.

1513. James IV of Scotland is defeated at Flodden Field, after attempting to invade England. It was the largest battle ever fought between England and Scotland. 

1514. Pope Leo X began raising massive sums for the rebuilding of St.Peter's Basilica in Rome from the German states. The rebuilding took place between 1506 and 1626. It is said the extravagance of St. Peter’s was a key factor which led Martin Luther to initate the Reformation. Pope Paul III came to rule from 1534. He initiated institutional reforms, and addressed rampant corruption. 

1519. Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition leaves Seville in Spain to become the first to circumnavigate the World. 

1517. The Protestant Reformation begins in Germany as Martin Luther nails his “Thesis 95” to the door of Wittenberg Castle, accusing the Catholic Church of heresy. Two years later the  Reformation begins in Switzerland. 

1518. The Slave Trade began, as Europeans began exporting African slaves to the Americas. 

1519. Cortes lands in Mexico and destroys the Aztec Empire by 1521. A pandemic begins to spread through South America, killing off most of the population. 

1520. Suleiman the “Magnificent”, the greatest 16th century ruler, began his 44-year rule of the Ottoman Empire. He attacked Europe, conquering much of Hungary until being checked at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He annexed most of the Middle East and large tracts of North Africa, as far west as Algeria. His fleet dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. 

1524-25. The German Peasants' War led to the deaths of some 100 000 people. It was Europe's largest, most
widespread popular uprising before French Revolution in 1789.

1524. Verrazzano explored the North American coast between South Carolina and Newfoundland.

1526. Babur invades northern India, becoming the Moghul emperor of India. Incredibly, the Moghul Empire lasted until 1857.

1528. The Bubonic Plague breaks out in England.

1531. Henry VIII is recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England. Three years later after almost 1000 years under papal authority the English Church separated from Rome.

1527. Troops of the Holy Roman Empire attack Rome and imprison Pope Clement VII, signaling the end of the Italian Resistance.


1762 Catherine the Great begins her 34 year rule as Czarina of Russia. Mozart begins touring Europe, at six-years-old.

1756-63. The  Seven  Years' War. Churchill called it the “First World War”. Great Britain emerged from it to become the greatest Empire the world has ever seen.

1769. Sir William Arkwright patents a spinning machine.

1765. Beginning of the American Revolution. Britain imposes the Stamp Act on the American colonists. 1770. The Boston Massacre. 1773. The Boston Tea Party. 1774. First Continental Congress drafts the “Declaration of Rights and Grievances.” 1775. The American Revolution begins with battles of Lexington and Concord. 1776. The Declaration of Independence.

1766. Captain James Cook, the greatest explorer in history, begins the first of his three monumental voyages to the Pacific.

1767. The Nautical Almanac gives mariners for the first time the means to find their longitude while at sea.

1772 Lord Mansfield delivers the decision that leads to the end of slavery in England.

1772. Scientific Breakthroughs. Joseph Priestly and Daniel Rutherford independently discover nitrogen.

1774. Priestly independently discovers oxygen. The next year he discovered hydrochloric and sulphuric acids.

1765. Beginning of the Industrial Revolution. James Watt invents the steam engine.   


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