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Pluto in Retrograde Motion

Pluto moves in and out of retrograde several times each year. It is in retrograde for several months at a time each year. It has been in retrograde since April 17, 2015 and remains in retrograde until September 25.

Transiting Pluto is a powerhouse in the horoscope and it intensifies in strength when it makes aspects to the natal chart or the progressed chart. The orb in the transit of Pluto should be no more than 2 degrees, while in progressions it is most significant when it comes within 15 minutes of being direct. When Pluto moves into the retrograde motion its affects intensify and becomes very powerful. The transformational abilities linked to Pluto increase and the regenerative abilities are enhanced. Any power struggles can also become much more apparent when in retrograde so it is wise to avoid interaction that could lead to intense situations.

It may be very challenging to avoid life situations that require change especially when Pluto transits a planets while in retrograde. It could be considered a time for cleansing and a time to release any worn-out or outdated attitudes that you have fostered and hold onto. It is the same idea as addressing and revising a list that needs updating to reflect information that is more meaningful and relevant in your life today.

It is a good time for inner research and investigation and for digging up of issues that have been buried for far too long. It might not always be pleasant what you initially find but these challenging conditions will need to be confronted and dealt with eventually. Any patterns in your life that have reached a state of uncontrolled persistence can best be addressed now, challenged, and then changed, usually on a permanent basis.

Much depends on the house Pluto is transiting and also the house that Pluto is located in, in the natal chart as these will be areas of life that will experience Pluto’s transformative energies. You may be forced to challenge any issues you dig up and bring to the surface. An example might be communicative challenges if transiting Pluto is moving through the third house or if natal Pluto resides in this house. Also you should look to see where Pluto’s ruling sign (Scorpio) is found as this will also indicate where these changing conditions might become apparent.

Those with Pluto retrograde at birth are known to have great recuperative abilities and they can withstand illnesses that might be considered permanent for many others. You should also have a look at how Pluto is aspected in the natal chart and the aspects linked to the planets that transiting Pluto is making aspects to during its cycle to see how these areas of life along with the energies associated with the planets involved will affect the overall conditions of this very significant transit of Pluto.

In general, it is a good time to get in touch with any issues that need cleansing and to identify your inner needs. It is a time for inner evaluation and transformation that usually take a year or two to unfold. It is also a good time to begin exercise programs and detoxifying diets that help cleanse the body along with the spirit.

Enjoy the rather intense transformation that often takes place as Pluto moves into direct and retrograde motion affecting planetary links and important positions in your birth chart.


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