Currently, Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn, where it will stay until the year 2024.
What this means is that, generationally, there is a struggle with power and authority. During this time, many people will be trying to reclaim control of their lives, and of the environment around them. You'll see this manifest in ways such as society's renewed interest in trying to make less waste, being more self-sufficient, living "off the grid," growing their own food, making their own stuff, homeschooling, simplifying and streamlining what was previously quite complicated and complex.
During this time, it is very important for people to realize what they have control over, and attempt to change it. Fine-tuning that which we have power over can make a world of difference in our lives. Conversely, it's also vital that we realize what's bigger than we are -- what we cannot control -- and learn to make peace with those things as we tweak the areas of our life that we can control.
Capricorn rules over money, authority, and yes, greed. Therefore, we are likely to see the falls and failings of the rich and powerful during this time. People who have shown greed and dishonesty are likely to get a come-uppance at the hands of this astrological sign. Additionally, corrupt authority has a chance to be exposed, shocking and appalling the public. Again, this is karmic in nature as Pluto exposes the dirty backroom dealings that have controlled too much, or steered certain situations in ways that they should not have been. Finally these dealings will be exposed for all to see.
Pluto's position in Capricorn might feel stifling or cold, but in fact, this is a very healing and therapeutic astrological time period. Take heart! Pluto's journey here seeks to destroy what feels restrictive and unnecessary, and instead paves the way for something new -- it knocks down existing structures, giving us space to rebuild what will serve us better. Pluto will expose the truth, unpleasant as it may seem, and help us learn from what is, so that we can determine the best way to shape what's to come.