Pluto retrograde 2023 - May 1 - October 11: What happens during this phase?
Every year, Pluto retrograde lasts for approximately 230 days. Here, each of us will certainly alternate between distinct states of mind, remaining on the reserve during a good part of this period. When Pluto enters retrograde, we will no longer be afraid to express our opinions, even if it means ruffling a few feathers.
During this phase when Pluto retrogrades in Aquarius and then in Capricorn, we are encouraged to remember old facts and make good use of our past to clearly see our future. Due to strong planetary influences, frustrations and stress can emerge, bringing out the negative elements we store inside. In spite of this, it becomes easier to reveal ourselves and to get to know ourselves.
- What not to do during this Pluto retrograde: Avoid major transformations close to the start or end date of the demotion.
- What you should do: Use introspection to get a better grasp of your deepest instincts. The best thing to do is, note your dreams, feelings and contradictions in order to become aware of them little by little. Clearer judgement and ideas will come afterwards when Pluto becomes direct again.
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Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:
This phase invites questions about power and its use. It refers to this need for control and a pronounced ambition. Planet of depth and rebirth, Pluto is particularly linked to crises. When Pluto retrogresses, the ability to change can go through a complete reshuffle, and could encourage you to seek a change of reorientation. Although, these sudden transformations could be misunderstood by your loved ones.
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The effects you can expect to feel during this phase
Throughout the retrograde movement, the process of inner transformation will be slower. This could lead to discomfort and anxiety. In order to calm our destructive impulses, why not try activities such as yoga, and relaxation techniques? The key is not to panic, because when Pluto becomes direct again, the unconscious elements will emerge and will be from deep within ourselves.
During this period, you are more quickly worried and sometimes in a sullen mood. It must be said that you adapt less to others, and that you do not hesitate in the face of judgements. This notion invites you to focus on the points, the elements that will make you frustrated, and reflect on past actions that led you to dissatisfaction. You will be able to avoid making the same mistakes and evolve differently when the planet becomes direct again.
With Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, we are quicker to worry and in a darker mood. We are more judgmental, less tolerant, and less adaptable. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn invites us to focus on the points, the elements that frustrate us, and to reflect on past actions that led us to dissatisfaction. This will help to avoid making the same mistakes again.
In short, this is the time to gather clues about our unconscious fears, our silent desires, our denials and our possible blockages linked to the past. We then need to analyze them in a lucid way and learn how to better manage them for when Pluto returns direct. Then, life changes will take place because we will no longer see things the same way.
How will your zodiac sign be impacted?
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