Shake it out Shake it out! This is my theme song for all things Plutonian by Florence and the Machine, I would have sworn Florence was a Scorpion, but no she is a Virgo with a Gemini Moon. With out an exact birth time I’m unable to read her chart in entirety. I would have to believe she has some Scorpio/Pluto in the 8th house placements.
In any event with Pluto going Retrograde, the planet that rules obsessions, the underworld, the things we want to hold onto, things that we obsessively think about, where we can be manipulative and experience the darkest part of the soul… we are about to be transformed from the inside out. The retrograde movement of Pluto is said to be stronger; it is turned inward.
I will take a Pluto transit any day over a Saturn, all those rules, structure…no thanks. Pluto began its retrograde motion on April 10 and will continue its retrograde journey in Capricorn till the 2nd week of September. It’s a good time to go the distance in terms of analyzing our motives, assessing where we give power away and root out the issue as to why we exert or surrender power and control in certain areas of our lives. I’m a personal fan of the little planet with a power punch. It digs deeper in retrograde, uprooting cleansing and purging our fanatical attachments to others. Pluto Retrograde is a time of cleaning, but let’s be honest before a cleansing; your house, mind, soul is dirty. I have a girlfriend she always uses her dishes as an analogy to pinpoint where she is mentally and emotionally. If she is feeling up her kitchen is spotless if she is down and I mean really down her counter and island are covered. She teases me and says “all my dishes are clean I’m doing well today”. In a way Pluto Rx wants to rid you of your dirty.
Where are your dirty dishes?
Look to the house that has Capricorn on the Cusp and the planets aspecting Pluto. To do this simply go to www.astro.com go to extended chart selection, enter your birth data and click “transits” in the right hand corner.
Currently Pluto is Transiting my 11th house of hopes, like minded friends and wishes. These are the areas that will be transformed.
Transiting Pluto is also opposing my Sun and squaring my Moon, power and control issues are showing up just about everywhere. The Moon rules women, feelings, and instinctive emotional responses, with Pluto inspecting it by square it dredges up all past memories and makes you face what is lurking below. We are talking about really fun stuff here! Natal I have Moon opposition Pluto which signifies feelings are always intense, love /hate joy/ sadness mania /depression. I need to feel everything at its very high peak, I know nothing else. With transiting Pluto opposing the Sun according to a great website http://www.planetaryvisions.net the doors to the past are now closing, upheavals and new life are calling. Dangerous love affairs and confrontations with others are possible. Power Plays, controlling tendencies, reinventing myself and for the next 5 or 6 months I expect be chanting shake it out shake it out!
Pluto Retrograde Represents:
- Release control
- Let go of dead situations
- Honor your Darkness
- Embrace transformation
- Reclaim your power
- Check unhealthy attachments/obsessions
- Reconsider your self destructive tendencies