Pluto is in Retrograde from April 27th to October 6th 2021.
Firstly what is a retrograde?
A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards in the sky. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit.
All the major planets (excluding the luminaries – the sun and the moon) go retrograde from time to time.
When planets go retrograde the impact of the planet changes and the type of activities that are recommended change too.
What is a Pluto Retrograde all about?
Pluto is the planet of transformation, death and rebirth and power and control and is ruled by the deep intense sign of Scorpio and the 8th House of Sex, Money, Power, and other people’s money.
Pluto has the ability to create major change in our lives particularly when certain people or situations are no longer serving us.
When you are going through a dark night of the soul or like you are burning everything down in your life – that’s Pluto exerting its influence in your life.
So when Pluto goes retrograde this is intensified and we tend to go deep and dark and embrace our shadow self.
During a Pluto Retrograde, we may feel very alone and isolated but it is actually creating space to tune into our intuition – our inner knowing.
A Pluto retrograde will expose the falsehoods in our life and we’ll have to face harsh truths that perhaps before the retrograde we didn’t want to accept.
But Pluto is really asking us to transform out of our limiting beliefs and what is no longer serving us so that we can rise like a phoenix from the ashes anew and so much more powerful than before.
Where is Pluto retrograding in your chart?
Pluto will retrograde from 26-24 degrees Capricorn so take a look at your natal chart to see which house this is in for you and take note of any other planets around this area.
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What might the position of Pluto’s Retrograde in 2021 mean for you?
What do you need to release and transform?
For me, it is in my 5th house of creativity, pleasure and children and I feel the relationship of this retrograde and my new reality being back in my business full-time but also my children needing a lot of my emotional energy – I am letting go of the last 2.5 years of my life that were very much in the Capricorn domain and focusing instead on creativity, pleasure and my children.