Pluto has been in Aquarius for 50 days and we already have the paradigm-flipping Google A.I. announcement, cybernetic robot snakes being sent to explore the sixth largest Moon of Saturn, ‘orbital warfare‘ exercises, seismic socio-media-cultural developments and Douglas Rushkoff renouncing the digital revolution.
Oh and Michio Kaku’s Quantum Supremacy was published – Silicon Valley is apparently about to become the new Rust Belt. Quantum Computing uses subatomic particles that can (via ‘qubits processors’) be in more than one place at the same time.
I read somewhere that recoiling at new technology is an indicator that you’re aging in which case call me a million year old vampire. No, seriously – I love tech but some of this news makes me want to live in a secret mountain lair activating hemp.
But at the end of the Pluto in Capricorn era, garages can cost a million dollars and secret mountain lairs are presumably a trillion or fenced off for orbital warfare purposes hah hah. But seriously, how did we go from ‘wow, smart phones are cool‘ to ‘it listens to everything, emits radiation that ‘is not expected’ to be harmful and it’s compulsory.’?
As for the A.I. searching, there are an array of concerns – from people worried it will have inbuilt bias to publishers (small and large) concerned that it will essentially scrape all the info it wants, mash it up into a technically new piece of content and serve it up without attribution.
Personally, I’m also selfishly concerned at the narrowing of results into an anodyne paragraph or two. Where is the A.I. that we can get to make algorithms and make admin phone calls for us? Anyway, the announcement was made during Mercury Retrograde with the Sun near Uranus, so it will evolve in some maverick way or be scaled back by the end of May.
I wrote a more directional guide to the imminent activation of Pluto in Aquarius (via a square from Jupiter) in the Daily Mystic for Fri-Sun but broadly, all the new-era signals are live and pinging off.
Like an actual Aquarian once invention or reinvention mode is initiated, Pluto in Aquarius signals are not particularly subtle. As always, there are threats and opportunities.
The Pluto in Capricorn economy will give it one good hurrah when Pluto retrogrades back there in the 2nd half of the year but money is not only reasserting its value; it’s (a) moving away from property/earth and into the air/sky/tech/cloud/ideas.
There is also a high chance that – since March 23 – you’ve experienced a distinctly paranormal or metaphysical scenario in a life area that corresponds to Zero-1 Aquarius in your birth chart. I put it down to Pluto in Aqua accentuating our awareness of Space Weather but then again, Pluto is currently in my 12th!
How did you find the first 50 days of Pluto in Aquarius?
Image: Frank Fazetta – Diena