True mystics and devotees of Astrology understand that the solar system is a network of intentional cosmic clockworks. Each planet is endowed with purpose and its cycle associated with specific curriculum necessary for the evolution of mankind.
Jupiter, the liberator and planet of faith-based positive thinking (and other New Testament ideals) adheres to a 12 year orbit.
Saturn, the antithesis of Jupiter, is the planet of fear, caution, and conservative thinking. It holds a very real resonance with Old Testament beliefs. Saturn adheres to an approximate 29-year orbit.
Uranus, the maverick, is the planetary principle that disrupts the status quo by introducing the anomaly, the invention, the innovation, the surprise element, the rebel, and the revolution. Uranus adheres to an 84 year orbit; and it's presently transiting Aries where it was when unrest over economic inequities dominated Europe during the l930s. (Clear evidence that predictable cycles indeed do repeat.)
Neptune, the deceiver, is the planetary principle that is two-pronged. On one side, it represents the spiritual calling and that part of the individual that seeks contact with the numinous. It's other side (or "fish more traveled by") is prone to all sorts of addictions, delusions, illusions, and escapist behaviors. Neptune adheres to a 165 year orbit and is currently transiting its own sign: which grants enormous emphasis to the Power of Illusion.
Pluto, the Phoenix planet that tears down in order to rebuild is also related to primal power. Pluto's orbit is 248 years and it's been transiting Capricorn, the REALM OF strict, stern, Conservative Capricorn since 2007. It remains in this sign of state surveillance and other Big Brother controls until 2024.
Thus, in answer to this perhaps rhetorical question (posed by Mr. Koehler), astrology has clues, if not THE answer:
"Why was Reagan still the de facto president, with the head of his chosen scapegoat still on the altar of American politics? Bill Clinton’s Democrats surrendered to Reaganism: to the pursuit of black “super-predators” and the defunding of “welfare queens.” They surrendered to racism, as American as apple pie. The New Deal was dead and the Old Deal had reclaimed control over American politics and American thought. And it’s still in control today, settled and unquestioned at the level of the political status quo."
Since the Reagan era, EVERY ONE of the outer planets has transited Capricorn. The emphasis on this earth sign thereby empowered the calling of ambition and material prosperity (above all other ideals). Saturn represents the test faced by Christ when it came to embracing the riches of this world, or instead turning to the kingdom within.
No other planet better actualizes the premise: "What profiteth a man to gain the world and lose his soul."
The emphasis on Capricorn (as cosmic curricula) coincided with the Hindu understanding of the various Yugas with this one being the one fully ensconced in materialism...rendering the cosmic vision (for mankind) nearly lost. The emphases on this last of the Zodiac's 3 earth signs gave rise to the political class that indeed HAS gained the world and lost its soul.
(If anyone is interested, I'll post a link to David Icke giving a fascinating presentation on Saturn and its influence over our planet starting with its link to elite families and how THEY rule.)
Saturn (along with its sign of dominion, Capricorn) catalyzes earthly ambition and the desire for power over others.
The following individuals truly depicted the persona of Capricorn in their actions: Richard Nixon, Karl Rove, J. Edgar Hoover, Ted Cruz
It's interesting that Pluto (which rules the sign of Scorpio and links with secrets, secret spy programs, and secret govt. entities) now in Capricorn also works in resonance with those Scorpios who did much to maintain the Deep State: Joseph McCarthy comes to mind.