Saturday, April 4, 2009
MORE FUN W/ RETROGRADES! SUBJECT: PLUTO
All this talk about the Venus Retrograde, which began on March 6th, and lasts through April 17th, ALMOST made me forget to inform you guys about the PLUTO RETROGRADE WHICH STARTS TODAY, APRIL 4th!!! I REMEMBER WHEN PLUTO USED TO BE A PLANET. DO YOU???
Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld in mythology, is the astrological ruler of death, destruction and rebirth. So when it goes retrograde -- or appears to be moving in reverse from the Earth's point of view -- you might feel like important aspects of your life are out of your control, but Pluto's retrograde can inspire major reevaluations on a very profound level … bringing transformation, and rejuvenation.
4/4/09 (3-Degree Capricorn) - 9/10/09 (0-Degree Capricorn):
This is a time to begin to cleanse pollution both from our bodies and from our immediate environment.(RAW FOODIST? YOU CAN DO IT! B's Sidenote) Pluto requires acquiring a broader perspective of the process of life, learning the responsibilities of power, and teaching others to use poweful tools without destroying themselves and others.(WHOA! They are singing my Life right now...another Sidenote.)
APRIL 4 through SEPTEMBER 11 2009
In the natal chart, Pluto tends to operate even more Plutonian when it is retrograde. It is far more intense, it possesses a higher degree of concentration and it, therefore, gives greater insights into the subconscious. Because of this intensity, the individual can see much more than normally possible and it is easy to become suspicious of the motives of others. The powers of regeneration are far greater when retrograde. People with a natal retrograde Pluto have a tremendous ability to overcome major illnesses that might otherwise cause permanent disability. Remember, retrograde motion is always directed toward inner activity such as the psyche or psychological patterns that affect the physical body. Direct motion, on the other hand, is directed towards external circumstances.
Under any Pluto transit, we feel pressured to eliminate and release the old, outworn, outdated and obsolete in our lives. When Pluto is transiting retrograde, we are urged to let go of attitudes, thinking or communication patterns, security drives, rigid emotions; a time to undergo an internal form of house cleaning. It is a good time to research into our own Souls in order to determine exactly what we do or do not need. Because Pluto retrograde imparts an intense power for investigation, we should use this time to assess what reoccurring patterns in our lives make us feel out of control, where and why do we continually give our power away, and under what circumstances do we react so defensively that we elicit attacks from others. Pluto retrograde marks a time wherein we should seek to gain greater control over our personal life; Pluto direct is better for gaining control over professional and financial areas. My most frequent observation of Pluto retrograde is that many people do seek some form of regenerative activity. I have seen people undertake a series of internal cleansings, detoxifying diets, Eastern disciplines that put them in touch with the inner self and even intense psychological reforms.
PLUTO-MARS: APRIL 26-27; AUGUST 25-26 2009 – Pluto- Mars be intense and even obsessive mentally. When afflicted, we are urged to resist external pressure, control or manipulation by others. Do not act under pressure.
PLUTO-VENUS: APRIL 2-3 2009 – This indicates a need to change attitudes in relating. Money and relating can become complicated.
by Lynn Koiner