About a dozen years ago, I used to do astrology consultations in my home. I had a gal come over who was very interested in collective trends. Pluto was in Scorpio at the time and I explained to her that Pluto exposes the shadow side of whatever sign it is transiting. Pluto rules sex among other things. I used incest and repressed memories as an example.
Now obviously incest is not a 20th-century phenomena. But it was barely spoke of prior to Pluto’s transit through Scorpio and when the whole business erupting into the collect was very painful for a lot people. But productive! Where it used to be “none of your business” what went on at home, there are now laws requiring teachers to report suspected abuse, etc.
So anyway, this gal asked what was next. What would Pluto in Sagittarius bring.
“The shadow side of religion,” I said. “For one thing. The shadow side of the church.”
“What?” she said. “How could there be a shadow side to church?”
Ha ha ha. Famous last words.
Next thing you know the sexual habits (Pluto) of some Catholic priests (Sagittarius) are unmasked (Pluto) and broadcast (Sagittarius) all over world (Sagittarius). Never mind the people blowing themselves up (Pluto) over their beliefs (Sagittarius). Dying (Pluto) for their religious beliefs (Sagittarius)…dropping bombs (Pluto) on foreigners (Sagittarius), holding the bible.
I also told her we would see the shadow side of the Sagittarius-ruled legal system, which interested her, because she was an attorney. The OJ Simpson trial kicked that off. And that was a double whammy because Sagittarius also rules sports. And do you remember what an icon Simpson was? He was a superstar! Remember his commercial running through the (Sagittarius ruled) airport? Hah! Look what he does in his spare time.