House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday said the United States would be ceded to plutocrats and oligarchs if Republicans win next month’s election, referring to the flood of pro-GOP corporate election spending.
The word “plutocracy” is being heard more and more these days, as in quoting Nancy Pelosi. It’s an interesting word as it contains the word “Pluto” which is all about power and control. Merriam-Webster defines “plutocracy” as government by the wealthy, which reminds us that in Roman mythology Pluto represented an amalgam of the Greek gods Hades (the Underworld) and Plouton (wealth) for whom he was named. In ancient times wealth had nothing to do with paper currency or funds held in online institutions: the wealthy collected pots of gold and silver and precious metals, all valuable items that were found under the earth, Pluto’s realm.
When Pluto entered Capricorn, the sign of structures such as government and banking institutions, many astrologers predicted the consolidation of power in some of those institutions, and the destruction and regeneration of others. Pluto rules the process of destroying that which no longer serves us and regenerating something new in its place. The United States is particularly prone to confuse wealth with power due to the presence of Pluto in the US chart second house of money and finance.
Oligarchy is defined as the consolidation of power into a small group that exercises this power through tyranny and servitude. Certainly the growing influence of corporations (ruled by Capricorn) in the American political system lends credence to the idea that we are fast becoming a plutocracy. However, the planetary alignments […]