Pluto: What or Who Is Now Wearing the Collective’s Shadow?
If technology is wearing the shadow....it's a projection of the culture's own darkness.....correct?
I read this to mean that blaming "big tech" puts the shadow on them which absolves us from taking responsibility for the consequences of staring into our cell phones all day / raising our children on them and so forth.
I think humanity specializes in finding scapegoats. From the time of Jesus to currently Google/BillGates/Vaccines, we just need something/someone to blame other than ourselves. In my country of birth, there is extreme nationalism like elsewhere in the world, and the shadow takes the form of specific religion. In my host country, its immigrants. But I do believe, there is a definite backlash against globalization and one-world philosophy that has come to symbolize 2000s. Geographic borders will find more predominance than my generation is comfortable with.
I know we already mentioned technology as a catch-all for the collective's shadow, but something that is already emerging is the ethical dilemma of facial recognition software - how human bias can be intentionally or unintentionally coded into the programs...the data feeding the code is after all based on historical human actions.
Pluto often likes to act behind the scenes.
I think Liz Greene says' it better in reference to the Aquarian shadow:
"In the present decade science, which is built upon thinking principals, runs the perpetual risk of seeing its discoveries utilized for mass destruction if it cannot retain some awareness of feeling reality and the fact that knowledge by itself, without the wisdom of the heart is not only incomplete but downright dangerous."
So, since Pluto is still in Capricorn, then it seems authority, governments, establishments etc., are still carrying the collective's shadow, which now resides in issues of the heart (Leo) or lack thereof in favor of head (Aquarius). With Saturn in Aquarius, we're witnessing an increasing fear of technology that literally has no heart - no creation of life (Leo).
Politics is carrying the collective shadow. Why look at our political beliefs (although that is important, and spiritually relevant) when we can look within our own selves?