Pluto is known as The Great Revealer
Pluto continues to retrograde in the stable Earthy sign of Capricorn. Pluto rules over profound transformation, death and rebirth. Think of numerology where the number 9 is the end of the cycle, 0 is a place of limbo and then the number 1 restarts a new cycle. Pluto Retrograde is often a time of major transformation in life. The phoenix rises from the ashes and we are born again. Karma and fate are key themes now.
Pluto spends approximately 5 months per year in retrograde. There is also a ‘shadow period’ commencing a few months before and after this time. Pluto has affinity with the feminine yin energy. When she’s retrograde, delusions and illusion may occur more often than usual. Logical thinking may be particularly difficult and judgement doesn’t seem as clear cut as usual.
Pluto is the last planet in our solar system and the 3rd transpersonal planet which means it relates not only to individuals but also to large collectives of people, for example countries.
We Transition to Other Realities
Pluto retrograde may also bring up issues around fear of death or situations where the transition of death becomes more prevalent and real. We may experience different types of death – the death of a relationship, the death of a career, or our children grow up and leave home. We could feel alone, isolated and may contemplate what our own final moments will be. Death and transformation are no longer abstract concepts – they’re real and touch us in some way. The number of deaths will increase dramatically during this time due to many governments mishandling the Covid 19 crisis. During Pluto Retrograde, themes of control and abuse become more prevalent, along with obsessive and compulsive behaviour and addiction. We suffer, we grieve, we transition to other realms and realities.
Spiritual Wounds May Surface
During Pluto Retrograde, we may have spiritual wounds surface from the past that need to be understood and healed. They may be difficult to understand or talk about. Sometimes, these things are inexplicable and exist beyond words. We may come face to face with our own mortality. We may begin to get inklings of past incarnations where strong beliefs and emotions were carried over to this lifetime. We could experience extremes in emotion including fears we can’t explain or express.
Manipulation and victimization are also potential themes of Pluto Retrograde. You may be feeling like a victim in some way but Pluto Retrograde will eventually steer you in the right direction to find wholeness. Go with your feelings. You may not understand with your mind, but if you trust in the magical process of life, you will be redeemed and reborn anew.
Develop Spiritual Awareness
Pluto Retrograde often carries us along on a wave of the unknown. However, it’s also a great time for spiritual self-development. Check out some self-help books, astrology, yoga or learn astrology. Your psychic abilities could become stronger during this time and you may have deep spiritual experiences including passing over to the other side or dealing with Spirits.
All planetary retrogrades give us the opportunity to review, reflect and reassess different areas of our lives. We can do that now as we learn to accept the reality of Pluto Retrograde – life, death and rebirth.
Those Most Affected by Pluto Retrograde
- Spiritual people such as psychics, healers and those interested in self help and development.
- Those working with ecology and the Earth.
- Those working in espionage or investigations of suicides and homicides.
- People involved with death such as mortuary attendants, funeral directors and coroners.
- People involved with nuclear power or plutonium.
The zodiac sign most impacted is Scorpio.
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