Could you talk about some of the power dynamics that are at play with Pluto in Capricorn? Is the power play about who has more authority or power by status or position? I’ve seen individuals trying to exert control and manipulate based on their position or someone else’s and I’ve even seen instances where there is a shadow cast around people’s level of integrity.
Is it people earning their power? And, how does one navigate this type of power play successfully if this is indeed a consequence of Capricorns’ impact through Pluto.
Signed working for power
Hi, Signed. This is complicated question that could answered in any number of ways. I tend to take a broad view, while keeping things simple. Start with your basic math and go out from there.
As an example, Pluto in Capricorn is concerned with the shadow side of authority / government / parenting. I also think it’s about the rotting of structure. But you can’t just say, oh! Well, that’s bad. Where there is shadow, there is light. A bridge collapses…chances are a new bridge will be built.
I also see Capricorn as being concerned with reality. With Pluto in Capricorn, we see just how bleak things are. You have your veneer, but when you look beneath, it’s disgusting.
It’s not a pleasant experience but at least many of us are on the ground now. We’re not all living in the Jupiter Neptune, happy illusion that came before this.
I’m not sure how to choose which is worse. I don’t like pain, but I don’t think it’s desirable to be a complete idiot, either! Growing up is progress and part of growing up is living in the real world, which is not your mother’s womb!
Now to your specific questions:
“Is the power play about who has more authority or power by status or position? I’ve seen individuals trying to exert control and manipulate based on their position or someone else’s and I’ve even seen instances where there is a shadow cast around people’s level of integrity.”
These things are all Pluto in Capricorn flavored but don’t forget the duality that exists in life. See – Manipulation Is Not A Dirty Word. Yes, there are people destroying others, but there are also people doing the exact opposite. I am in a position to empower people and I work to do so on a daily basis.
Is it people earning their power?
This is valid, but it’s the tip of a giant iceberg. Some people are falling from very high places. Others realize that with power comes responsibility. To some, having power is a burden. Etc.
How does one navigate this type of power play successfully if this is indeed a consequence of Capricorns’ impact through Pluto?
When you’re dealing with Saturn or Capricorn, it’s always best to do the right thing. Chances are, the harder it is to meet this standard, the greater the ultimate reward.
Capricorn is concerned with boundaries. So while the person next to you cheats…even if everyone in the room is cheating, the person who can maintain their integrity is likely to prevail over time.
It’s easy to envy someone who appears to wield power in public. But what you see on the stage says nothing about what’s really going on with the person, internally, or what will happen to them in future days.
- A powerful (Pluto) peasant (Capricorn) such as Mother Theresa
- Government involved in parenting
- Standards degrading
- Devastating consequences
I could go on and on with the various manifestations. I’d keep an eye on the big picture and the long run. But realize, the long run may be 100 years or more. 1000 years.
We’re living history, basically. Who do you want to be in that context? Killer? Healer? The guy who won the power struggle at work?
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