First of all, when we say a “planet goes retrograde” it’s referring to the fact that the planet appears to be moving backwards in the sky. Obviously, it’s an illusion caused by the moving Earth passing the outer planet in its orbit. However, in astrology, many things can happen when a “planet goes retrograde” – especially depending on the planet, as well as, an individual’s sign and natal chart.
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will eventually leave in 2023. Capricorn is an Earth sign, which symbolizes structures and boundaries.
Interesting enough, Pluto rules the elements of archaeology, where relics of the past are dug up and unearthed. So, no matter how you experience it, the purpose of this retrograde is to unearth the things from the past that are not allowing you to move forward.
And once you discover what is holding you back, will you be willing to let go of it to move forward?
A Time of Rebirth
But, wait, there’s no need to go kray kray! Clinging onto the past and resisting change is what causes things to be painful. Once you’re willing to let go, something else generally emerges - and that is the re-birth part of Pluto. Out of the ashes something amazing can truly rise with a new life and energy all of its own. Working with these energies simply means you have to let go of what is already slipping away, in order to let new things grow and appear in your life.
You = Version 2.0