In 2020, Pluto retrogrades between April 25th and October 4th. In astrology, this planet (considered by the astronomers a dwarf planet, starting 2006), ruler of Scorpio, governs wealth, occultism and inner transformation.
Pluto and the Underworld
In the ancient Roman mythology, the god Pluto, brother of the supreme god Jupiter, was the ruler of the underworld. His Greek name was Hades, being the oldest son of Cronus (equivalent of the Roman Saturn) and Rhea. After Hades and his younger brothers Poseidon and Zeus defeated their father’s generation of gods, they claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the sky, and Poseidon the sea.
During Pluto’s retrograde motion, it is the best time for each of us to descend in his personal underworld. Many ancient heroes did it: the Akkadian Gilgamesh, the Greek hero Herakles (the Roman Hercules), Psyche, the beautiful princess loved by Cupid, the Trojan hero Aeneas and even Jesus Christ, between the time of His Crucifixion and His Resurrection.
In our times, things don’t have to be so dramatic. All these underworld stories are allegories of the subconscious mind. There, each of us must confront his own fears. Only so, we can find and follow our heart’s most powerful desire.
Bellow, you can see how each zodiac sign will be influenced by Pluto moving backwards, between April 25th and October 4th, 2020.
Pluto Retrograde for 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: experiences from the past, 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.
As I said above, this year Pluto retrogrades between April 25th and October 4th, 2020.
Next year, Pluto also retrogrades in Capricorn starting 27th April until 6th October.