This year, Pluto retrogrades between April 24th and October 3rd. For each of us, Pluto retrograde represents the best time to descend in our personal underworld. Many legendary heroes lived this experience, which made them better men.
Gilgamesh, the Akkadian hero, descends to the underground to find the secret of immortality. The Greek Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, also had to go down into the underworld. There, he captured the ferocious three-headed dog Kerberos, who guarded the gates. The Trojan hero Aeneas, ancestor of the Romans, saw into the underworld the future of his descendants and thus the history of Rome.
For us, things will not be so dramatic. All these underworld stories are allegories of the subconscious mind. There, each of us must confront our own fears. Only so, we can find and follow our heart’s desire.
How Pluto Retrograde Affects Each Zodiac Sign
Aries – especially at work, you’ll have to deal with difficult people. You’ll also need to learn to speak in public with more confidence.
Taurus – you have a stronger desire to explore remote places, to understand different cultures. This is also a good time to start a spiritual journey.
Gemini – intimacy becomes more important than ever, in your relationship. Many people born under this sign become attracted to taboo things.
Cancer – you probably need to re-evaluate your relationship. Maybe you give too little. Or maybe you give too much. The second one is a common mistake, for many Cancers, both men and women.
Leo – you have to take care of your own health. On the other hand, you’ll need a lot of energy at work.
Virgo – you will probably feel more love and compassion for yourself and for others. You need to learn how to express these feelings.
Libra – old experiences, especially things from your childhood, resurface. You need to find the source of your fears and anxieties.
Scorpio – dealing with some people can make you feel frustrated, angry and even despairing. Identify these people and avoid them, if this is possible! If you can’t, set some clear limits or solicit the help of a mediator!
Sagittarius – you will re-evaluate what you want or what you think you want. What are you working for?
Capricorn – you need to re-evaluate who you really are. This is an inspiring quote for you, during this transit: „You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be” (Vironika Tugaleva)
Aquarius – this is the time when your secrets come to the surface. You need to be more sincere. Elsewhere, the life will make you so.
Pisces – it’s time to re-evaluate friendships. Maybe, at the end of this transit, you will have a friend or two less. But the remaining friendships will be stronger.
Next year, in 2020, Pluto moves backwards between 25th April and 4th October.