Pluto in astrology acts as a force for creative destruction.
In order for the new, the functional, the effective to come, the old, worn out, non-workable, dysfunctional must die. Pluto as creative destruction, more than any other single activating agent in astrology, performs this function.
The sign Capricorn associates with government, large organization, big financial institute (Federal Reserve Bank for example) etc. Since Pluto get into Capricorn, a cardinal sign in January 2008, United States and the world has been in a turmoil of change due to the bureaucracy, irresponsibility, debt, financial system malfunctions, religion conflicts etc.
Jupiter and Saturn conjunction is a cycle of 20 years correspondence to the changes of social, economic and political trend with the converge of the process of expansion, liberation and freedom with that of oppression, rules, limits, performance, efforts in the concrete manifestation of ideas, potentialities into the material world.
From 1802- 2000, the series of conjunctions happened in earth sign, signifying materialism, wealth, industrial development, agriculture, infrastructure, territorial disputes; a new series of conjunction will take place for about another 200 years in air sign starting in 2020 with the theme of new concepts, ideas and intellectual development.
USA natal Pluto is on the way to have its Capricorn return in spring of 2022. Studying the 240 years of USA history, whenever the transit Pluto is in a stressful aspect (Square, Opposition and conjunction) to its natal position, United States is in a major transformation process. Since Pluto moves very slow, it influence long process, and we give a 5 degree of orbs for its effect in our discussion. The problems start brewing during the period of Pluto stressful aspect, then conflicts elevated to such degree of uncompromised situation that some kind of war would have to happen to resolve the disagreement and thus bring transmutation to the society. And this trigger seems to be related to the Jupiter and Saturn conjunct during or after the Pluto in exact stressful aspect to its natal position.
USA was born in 1776 out of American Revolutionary War of ( 1775-1783) when Pluto is in 27 degree of Capricorn. We notice the war ended soon after the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in 1782 at 28 degree of Sagittarius (the fire sign associate with the theme of discoveries, exploration, independence, free spirit, adventure, power, display, According to Astrologist Robert Hand, the fire series of conductions was in 1603-1821 which was the period of exploration of new continent, colonization etc.)
From 1844 -1854, Pluto is at 22 degree of Aries to 2 degree of Taurus with the exact square happened in 1849 at 27 degree of Aries. Looking into history, that was a time the country was deep in the hot water of argument on legal right of slavery, the country was almost equally split in states on the issue. The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction after the Pluto exact square was On October 1861. Civil broke out in April 1861.
From 1933-1940 Pluto was at 22 degree of Cancer to 2 degree of Leo with the exact opposition to its natal position in 1937. The Jupiter and Saturn conjunct right after 1937 was the three time passages of from Aug 1940 to Feb 1941 in mid-degree of Taurus. US entered World War II in December 1941.
From 1980-1984, Pluto was in 22 degree of Liberal to 2 degree of Scorpio with waning square to its natal position happened in late October 1982 to June 1983 at 27 degree of Liberal. The Jupiter Saturn conjunct after 1982-1983 was May 2000 in Taurus. The World Trade Center attached was in September 2001. US got in war with Bin Laden.
Pluto will be at 22 degree of Capricorn to 2 degree of Aquaria during 2019 – 2025 with exact conjunct with its natal position on February 2022 to January 2023. Jupiter and Saturn will be in conjunct in December of 2020 in zero degree of Aquaria (the beginning of air theme), next one conjunct will be in October 2040 at 17 degree of Liberal.
Will there be a war after 2020 or 2040? It is possible -with all the tensions brooding we observed of religion and the change of ideas caused by globalization and mass migration (a Sagittarius phenomenon). Since the Jupiter and Saturn conjunct will be happening in a new element – air sign, the connotation is that ideology, intellectual thinking, religion will be a major causal effect of conflict. What we do now, what attitude, policies we take regarding issues in those areas will make a huge difference to our future.