Planetary stations are one of astrology’s most important predictive tools. From our view on earth, when a planet stations, it appears to remain at a particular degree, then reverses its path in the sky (due to differing planetary orbits). Since the transiting planet’s energies are more sustained and focused at this time, the station increases its impact. As Pluto stationed from September to early October of 2013 at about 9 Capricorn, it approached an opposition to the U.S. Sun and had a number of dramatic and obvious influences on the country.
On October 1, 2013 the U.S. government went into a partial shutdown. The Congress and Senate couldn’t agree on a funding bill, with some conservatives trying relentlessly to reverse Obamacare. Meanwhile, the health care law was implemented and state health exchanges became active. In addition, both houses of Congress must raise the national debt ceiling by October 17 or risk downgrading U.S. credit and other negative financial ramifications.
Pluto often relates to financial affairs, big business, power and control; the opposition aspect indicates polarization. The Federal government power struggles have been all over the news as hundreds of thousands of government workers were laid off. Yet Pluto relates to transformation and won’t oppose the U.S. Sun exactly until 2014. Things will continue to change, and probably some consensus should be reached by the end of October 2013, when Saturn stabilizes the U.S. Sun.
Uranus, as it continues to square off against Pluto, should bring some dramatic changes to the U.S. in 2014. This story is definitely not over yet.