Pluto Retrograde

What Does Pluto Retrograde have to do with Pluto Astrology?

Pluto is the exalted level of Mars; Mars corresponds to unpredictability, force, treachery, combat, opposition, fears of being displaced (jealous), ruthlessness, and opportunism.

Pluto shows you who you really are in all your nasty glory so that you change. Don't want to? You are just the way you are? Well, Pluto says different and things and you will change.

Pluto is capable of making your biggest and worst fear come to pass, "What are you afraid of?"


Pluto demolishes and lays to ruin all that should not be and isn't working, in order to make a clean slate that work better.

Pluto governs transmutation, renaissance and perishing.

Sometimes Pluto ascertains what you can't bear to let go of and drive it from you.

Pluto helps us reach our desires. Whether you are prepared for what Pluto retrograde is going to do or not, you have to keep moving in life, gaining and letting go, of what is no longer pertinent.

Planet Retrograde Basics

Pluto goes retrograde once a year.

Pluto  in retrograde lasts from six to seven months every year.

Again, like other  Retrogrades, the drive is aimed towards the internal and not driven in an external way.

Pluto retrograde makes us reassess what we are doing to prepare for our future.

A Pluto retrograde is a time when external pressures interfere; when devastation, hard issues and restoring things again are the order of the day.

What does a Pluto Retrograde do to You and Others?

During a Pluto retrograde period one may feel persecuted and that things and people are trying to bring you down.

If you are living your life carelessly and you haven't made amends for the things that you have done wrong, Pluto's paybacks are a B-%_@.

Change comes with this retrograde by stalemates and clean slates.

Change may come in the form of getting fired or getting dumped by someone who has taken your sh*t all this time.

Things we cling to are abruptly driven from us, making us think about what we treasure. This might appear to be a sharp action, to be blunt; whatever is taken out your life was going anyway.

A person may see the manifestation of their own bad character trait in other people. This will cause them to be possessed with the flaw that they see. The person should take a subjective view on this and acknowledge it in themselves, take a mental note and change this in themselves.

What should we do in a retrograde?

The time of a Pluto's retrograde is best used to clean house (literally and figuratively).

While Pluto is in retrograde, it's a useful time to do a body cleanse and wash away the pollution inside our bodies, or do a cleansing of our environment.

While this retrograde is on, we should anticipate unforeseen events, stuff that knocks you on your as*.

Remain ready to go through anything.

Be ready to let go of what doesn't function anymore, so that you can reform your life. You will find clues to what that is by looking to the House your Pluto is in.

When Pluto goes retrograde you should be ready to let a piece of your personality, a piece of your life, or someone in your life to give way or go, in order for things to be changed and made new.

The reason is that some part of you is longing for something "to be” in your life and something or someone has to go in order for that to be fulfilled.

If you go through an ending, don't fight it, don't be frightened, it will be “the best thing that ever happened"... and all that.

We shouldn't refuse; it'll just get infinitely difficult. If you try and hang on will only bring you trouble.

You should also be ready for future complications, because of this clearing out of situations and people.

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