At 2.37 a.m. (UK time) on Saturday 26 January we will be entering the era of Pluto in Capricorn. This era will last 15 years, a little longer than the era of Pluto in Sagittarius which began in 1995, so it’s almost a generational thing. Pluto in Sagittarius saw extremism and excess in religion, society and in personal lives. The principles of Pluto in Capricorn are subterranean activity (both emotional and geographical: “Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known”) and also the breakdown (Pluto) of outworn structures and even traditional institutions (Capricorn) to make way for future rebuilding when Pluto enters Aquarius. Some of these effects are already in evidence, such as the possibility of economic recession. Looking at the previous time Pluto entered Capricorn we find the rise of the theory and spirit of revolutionary ideas in the 18th Century. These rumblings of the human desire for freedom occurred during Pluto in Capricorn and included the American Revolution, but by the time of the French Revolution Pluto had entered Aquarius, the sign of a new world order, assisted by the discovery of Uranus in 1781, planet of the new. Looking to the future, the next 15 years encompasses 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar and the London Olympics. There are some powerful collective thoughtforms building in this connection. The Ascension movement has given rise to many channellings about how the earth may evolve at that time, hinting at new dimensions. Meanwhile, other sections of the population have mentally booked their seats for the Olympics. The Millennium was a similar exercise or focus which showed how powerfully influential mass thoughtforms can be (in inducing panic for example) when driven by fear. So be mindful of what you are putting into the collective consciousness for 2012. What I would like to throw into the ring is worldwide religious understanding, mutual tolerance and unity – that’s my pennyworth. Allied to past-life regression but going in the opposite direction is “future progression”, literature on the subject including books by Chet Snow, Bruce Goldberg, Brian Weiss and Anne Jirsch. They offer glimpses into our projected future(s), where their clients have seen us working towards rural communities and high-tech societies, with more contact with our space brothers. Timing is variable, sometimes nebulous and indeed changes according to different choices made and depending on what is accomplished in the meantime. The question we need to ask ourselves as Pluto enters Capricorn could be: what are we being asked to let go of that we don’t need and doesn’t serve ourselves or the planet? This in order to make way for a better future, it’s a detox for the planet.