by Robert Wilkinson
Thanks to a friend in a comment stream over at a political blog I know and love, it was suggested that I post something about how many beings born in the past 68 years bear a strong astrological resemblance generationally to America's founding fathers. Today we will explore what's up for generations born since the boomers, and how they correspond to America's founding mothers and fathers. We are in the midst of a long term social and political revolution. Make no mistake, there are forces in our world that are in dynamic flux, and will ultimately result in a whole new world, with new ways of regarding life, form, matter, and each other. These sorts of revolutions take years, even decades to be observed, and there are many different ways that lead to creative change, whether we enjoy or understand them at the time or not.
Those born since 1938 are of the same generations that were involved in the American and French Revolutions, both significant movements toward the liberation of the human spirit and rejection of the "divine rights of kings." This is going on today, but many are too short-sighted to observe the on-going larger cycles of change and movement toward a better ideal of human freedom and understanding of our true place in the divine (and earthly) order. Try to imagine yourself as one of those involved in the decision of an entire world to move toward freedom, liberty, equality, fraternite, where "no man is above the law," as those with our identical Pluto position also confronted back in the 18th century.
To cut to the chase: Pluto was in Leo from 1693 through about 1712. It was again in Leo from 1938 through 1956-58. Pluto was in Virgo 1712 through 1724-25 and again from 1956 through 1971-72. Pluto was in Libra from 1724 through 1737 and again from 1971 through 1984. Pluto was in Scorpio from 1737 through 1749, and again from 1984 through 1995. Pluto was in Sagittarius from 1749 through 1762 and it is there as we speak. For future reference, Pluto was in Capricorn from 1762 through 1778, after which Pluto was in Aquarius for the entire time the war was won and the Constitution and Bill of Rights were coming to birth.
A general inference would imply that those with Pluto in Leo were the parents and grandparents of those who fought in the revolution, and who were important in the realm of ideas that were set in general consciousness so that the ideals of the Declaration and Constitution and the Bill of Rights were widely accepted and taught to the children and grandchildren of this generation who became the leaders of the Revolution. This group includes Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin, the philosophers of the movements to come. Most of the Founding Fathers and influential thinkers of the following period were born after the Pluto in Leo group did their fiery thing. Those who are known as the Founding Fathers came from the groups born with Pluto born in Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. If you don't recognize some of the names that follow, they were signers of the Declaration of Indepenence, a treasonous act at the time which could get you hanged.
The Pluto in Virgo batch includes Rousseau, Sam Adams, Samuel Johnson, and Roger Sherman. Pluto in Libra includes Kant, Washington, John Adams, Robert Morris, Button Gynette, Benjamin Harrison, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Robert Treat Paine, and Josiah Bartlett. Pluto in Scorpio includes Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, John Hancock, Dr. Benjamin Rush, George Clymer, John Penn, and most of the Sons of Liberty while Pluto in Sagittarius includes Goethe, William Blake, James Madison, James Monroe, Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, and Edward Rutledge. There were many more, of course, but this brief list (pardon me if I left off your ancestor!) serves to illustrate the general point, that the tremendously positive ferment of the human spirit embodied in those revolutionary times are of the same quality that we were born under.
We are the inheritors of the mantle of the power of the human spirit. We are the revolutionaries, who during special times every 250 years create circumstances of positive change in our world. Whether the grandparent, parent, or youthful participant in the human and social revolution of our times, you can see by studying how the times and experiences of another era expressed their symbolic meaning, you can extrapolate what's up for us in the 21st century. Gird your loins, you spirits in the material world. The revolution is upon us for some years to come. Pluto will be in Sagittarius through 2008, after which Pluto is in Capricorn from 2009 through 2023. Then in 2024 Pluto permanently enters Aquarius after its brief intro in 2023, truly ushering in a new era for the human race.
I've been saying for awhile that we have a lot of breakdown, breakthrough, and rebuilding to go through before we see the dawning of the new era. And of course, in the century cycles 2023-2027 corresponds to us leaving the "Winter" of the 21st Century and entering into the light and life of the Spring of the 21st Century. Until then, we have a revolution to go through. The Professor and I and all our allies throughout the ages in the quest for human liberty stand ready to support the future. There are forces in motion that are going to blow the human race into a whole new level of comprehension in the next dozen or so years. And all that will result in the long term is the greatest good for the greatest number, regardless of what it seems like as we go through the change.