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Artist: Loretta Egan
Apr 25 – Oct 4, 2020
Planets in retrograde are not actually spinning backwards – it is an optical illusion as seen from Earth. Backwards motion appears to happen when Earth passes slower moving planets in the outer solar system. In astrology, this illusion manifests as a “backwards” functioning of the planetary roles. Click here to learn more about retrograde.
When we make life-altering decisions, Pluto is present. Pluto represents irreversible shift. Through Pluto, the psyche is demolished and renewed. Pluto transforms fear into power & divine trust.
Since November 2008, Pluto has been in Capricorn. The sea goat rules all things structural, institutional, and societal. The purpose of Pluto in Capricorn is to reorganize society so that we may once again live in harmony with the natural cycles of our planet and the greater Universe. This means complete overhaul of global politics and economics. Pluto in Capricorn exposes the hypocrisy, corruption, and greed rotting the framework of our failing systems. The media reports so regularly on global cabals and scandals that we have become desensitized. Most importantly, Pluto in Capricorn examines the great imbalance between masculine and feminine energy on our planet. I am confident that by the end of this transit, we will return to ancient matrilineal wisdom as a way of life.
Pluto turns retrograde 5 months out of the year. When retrograde, Pluto brings subtle change to our interior lives. This next journey comes from deep within the soul, and you already know it very well. Pluto Retrograde advances from the inside out, pressurizing the ego until a newly formed psyche bursts forth. This transit brings us closer, year after year, to who we must become.
Pluto Retrograde is the ultimate evolutionary. This transit purges the psychic underworld, extracting grief and fear embedded in unconscious memories. By the end of this cycle, you will have a new level of understanding regarding your deepest, most challenging work. The destination has already been set in motion, so what is more important (but less obvious) is how we react along the way. Do not expect anything outwardly dramatic to happen; think of this retrograde as a slow burn.
On Nov 12, Pluto will be conjunct Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn. We just saw this on Apr 4 and June 29. This conjunction signals that it is time to collaborate on a global scale. Jupiter delivers boundless growth and expansion. In Capricorn, this means financial/professional growth. Paradoxically, though we will be working together to better the world, our drive and motivation will come from personal ambition – a desire for self-improvement on a profound level. This conjunction brings people, materials, and beliefs together to improve institutions like education, grants/loans/funds, taxes, and the legal system. We will uncover resources which were previously ignored due to socio-political machinations. We will rise together.
I was born with Pluto retrograde in Scorpio. To find your Pluto sign and whether this planet was direct or retrograde when you were born, click here.