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Pluto Retrograde

Feel the effects of transformational Pluto’s dark side

Sure, Pluto was demoted in astronomy back in 2006. But in Astrology, Pluto is one of the most unpredictable planets, and it will be even more unpredictable as Pluto is retrograde in the serious sign of Capricorn from now to Sept. 25, 2015.

At times, deep Pluto is a cosmic detective, determined to find the real story; other times Pluto is like an outspoken dinner guest who blurts out secrets and reveals hidden truths about everyone at the table.

When a planet goes “retrograde,” or, appears to be moving backwards through the sky, it often creates a “Bizarro World” of everything it stands for — communication planet Mercury Retrograde creates miscommunication, for example. But Pluto’s backward shift doesn’t make us confused, it makes us reflective. Instead of Pluto creating sticky situations in the outside world, it forces us to look inward.

First, it’s important to realize that Pluto was named after the Roman god of the underworld — aka, the land of the dead. Like its namesake, the planet Pluto rules over the shadow side of everything and everyone. So when Pluto is charged up and moving direct (forward), issues of corruption and buried stories may surface; we could learn that a politician has been taking bribes, a celebrity has been having an affair, or that a friend has been saying negative things about us behind our backs.

When Pluto brings out your dark side

So when Pluto goes retrograde, it forces us to focus on our own personal shadow sides — specifically, the unpleasant parts of our personalities that we may not really like. Two big themes that Pluto likes to highlight are power and desire. With Pluto retrograde, we’ll have to get honest with ourselves about how much we’re motivated by a need for recognition, money and authority.

At the same time, we might have to confront the darker sides of what we want; for example, are you working hard to get in shape because you are truly concerned about your health, or are you spurred by a desire for revenge on an ex who didn’t appreciate you?

With Pluto retrograde for five months, this period of personal reckoning allows us to do a lot of purging, too. Once we see traits in ourselves that we dislike, we can work to improve them. We can also revisit old hurts and hang-ups as Pluto sheds light on the darker corners of our experiences. In this way we can grow, which highlights Pluto’s key role in our lives: transformation.

 

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Pluto Retrograde

Pluto Retrograde

Feel the effects of transformational Pluto’s dark side

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of retrograde planets, pluto, astrology

Sure, Pluto was demoted in astronomy back in 2006. But in Astrology, Pluto is one of the most unpredictable planets, and it will be even more unpredictable as Pluto goes retrograde in the serious sign of Capricorn from April 14 to Sept. 22, 2014.

At times, deep Pluto is a cosmic detective, determined to find the real story; other times Pluto is like an outspoken dinner guest who blurts out secrets and reveals hidden truths about everyone at the table.

When a planet goes “retrograde,” or, appears to be moving backwards through the sky, it often creates a “Bizarro World” of everything it stands for — communication planet Mercury Retrograde creates miscommunication, for example. But Pluto’s backward shift doesn’t make us confused, it makes us reflective. Instead of Pluto creating sticky situations in the outside world, it forces us to look inward.

First, it’s important to realize that Pluto was named after the Roman god of the underworld — aka, the land of the dead. Like its namesake, the planet Pluto rules over the shadow side of everything and everyone. So when Pluto is charged up and moving direct (forward), issues of corruption and buried stories may surface; we could learn that a politician has been taking bribes, a celebrity has been having an affair, or that a friend has been saying negative things about us behind our backs.

When Pluto brings out your dark side

So when Pluto goes retrograde, it forces us to focus on our own personal shadow sides — specifically, the unpleasant parts of our personalities that we may not really like. Two big themes that Pluto likes to highlight are power and desire. With Pluto retrograde, we’ll have to get honest with ourselves about how much we’re motivated by a need for recognition, money and authority.

At the same time, we might have to confront the darker sides of what we want; for example, are you working hard to get in shape because you are truly concerned about your health, or are you spurred by a desire for revenge on an ex who didn’t appreciate you?

With Pluto retrograde for five months, this period of personal reckoning allows us to do a lot of purging, too. Once we see traits in ourselves that we dislike, we can work to improve them. We can also revisit old hurts and hang-ups as Pluto sheds light on the darker corners of our experiences. In this way we can grow, which highlights Pluto’s key role in our lives: transformation.

April 2014 Horoscopes – Caution: Challenge Ahead

April 2014 Horoscopes

Caution: Challenge Ahead

By Maria DeSimone

April is filled with challenges and change, starting with an angry Lunar Eclipse mid-month. Then, get ready for an intense Grand Cross and the fifth and most powerful Uranus-Pluto square in the series that is transforming the world as we know it.

In other words, April is major month of ups and downs, but you can still make the most of this energy with key dates and predictions for every sign.

Key Astrology events to watch for this month include:

April 5: Venus in Pisces

April 14: Pluto Retrograde

April 15: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra

April 19: Sun in Taurus

April 20-22: Grand Cross

April 21: Uranus square Pluto

April 29: New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus

Aries (March 21 – April 19): This month, expect challenges.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Although you may experience a certain amount of mild tension this month, you’re in good shape compared to some of the other signs.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Your love and social lives might feel like more stress than they are worth this month.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You may have reached a breaking point when it comes to a domestic situation.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): If you’re involved in any negotiation, you might feel tension reach a boiling point this month.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Money troubles may prove aggravating this month, thanks to an angry Lunar Eclipse on April 15 that sets off a panic alarm until at least April 24.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): You most certainly are living in interesting times, Libra.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): There’s so much going on inside of you these days, Scorpio, that it’s like bubbles underneath the surface of wallpaper.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Tension in your social life and with finances might try to get the best of you this month, but fortunately, if there’s one place you can find solace it’s with your family.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Your professional life is at a crossroads, and if you don’t make a decision this month it’s possible one will be made for you.

Aquarius (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): If you’re enrolled in a university or certification program, you might feel quite stressed. Perhaps there’s a vital exam looming ahead and you’re not as prepared as you’d like to be.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Finances might be a problem this month, and if that’s the case the only way to handle the situation will be head-on.