The Pluto period: 1930-

Every now and then – at times that are not specified – a new planet is discovered.

It’s a big astrological event that ushers in major astrological periods.

Uranus was discovered in 1781 during the Mars section of the Age of Pisces.

It ushered in the Uranian Period of the Piscean Age.

Mars is the planet of machines and manufacturing and in the Mars section of the Age of Pisces (1574-1881) humanities energies were diverted into what is historically known as the industrial revolution.

Industrialization saw a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production.

The discovery of Uranus in 1781 saw invention and technology play a lead role in the machinery and manufacturing revolution.

His discovery gave a boost to the energy driving the Age of Revolution (1774-1849).

It’s noted for the change in government from absolutist monarchies to constitutional states and republics (Uranus).

The revolutions include the American Revolution (1775-1783), the French Revolution (1879-1799), the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), the United Irishman’s Rebellion (1798), the Serbian Revolution (1804-1835), the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832) and the Sicilian revolution of 1848.

There were revolutionary waves in Europe in 1820 and 1830.


Neptune was discovered in 1846 in the Mars section of the Age of Pisces.

It ushered in the Neptune period of the Piscean Age.

Human effort was directed into corporations, stock promotions, oil and gas, drug wars, spiritualism and aviation.

The New York stock exchange had opened in March 1817 but after Neptune’s discovery in 1846 corporations in America took off.

They were free, easy to organize and only required a simple registration form.

Shortly after Neptune’s discovery a minor banking crisis occurred in Britain (the Panic of 1847).

Since then there have been regular booms, busts and financial panics.

Panics occurred in September 1869, May 1873, 1884, 1893, 1896, May 1901 and October 1907.

In the Mars section of the Piscean Age opium (Neptune) was the preferred pain killer.

It relieved the pain of fevers, cramps and unbearable memories.

Horrific wars (Mars) were fought over opium.

The first Opium War (1839–42) was fought between China and Britain.

Then, in the Neptune period of the Mars section of the Age of Pisces the second Opium War (1856–60) was fought, between Britain, France and China.

From 1861 to 1865 the American Civil War (Mars) was fought over a long-standing controversy involving slavery (Neptune).

The decades after the US Civil War were called the Gilded Age by Mark Twain.

It was period dominated by political scandal, the development of America’s first giant corporations, the railroads and the economization of oil and electricity.

Then on December 17, 1903 the Wright Brothers took to the skies in their ‘Flying machine’.


The discovery of a new planet gives a big boost to its influence and it only occurs when developments here on Earth are in a state of reception and readiness.

Humanity becomes much more responsive to the vibrations of the newly discovered planet.

But what happens is never smooth sailing as the struggle to move forward is resisted by precedent and established custom.

Pluto was discovered February 18, 1930 during the Sun section of the Aquarian Age.

It ushered in the Pluto period of the Age of Aquarius.

That’s when humanity became much more responsive to Pluto’s vibration.

Pluto is the planet of groups, teamwork, division, disunity, cooperation, coercion, corruption, crime, drastic events, spiritual endeavor and insidious evil.

The environmental circumstances are perilous.

They’re facilitating the reception of the Pluto vibration.

Superstition and orthodox fundamentalism (Pisces) are clashing with evidenced-based scientific knowledge (Aquarius).

And everyone around the world is caught up in the ideological clash.

Author: DW Sutton

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