Pluto, Lord of the Underworld Turns Retrograde

pluto retrograde 2015

Pluto, lord of the underworld and planet of death and rebirth moved retrograde on April 16, 2015- are you feeling it?

Pluto is all about digging deep into the soul to pull out old beliefs, thought systems and attitudes. He asks us to live through them, analyze them and then kill them off in order to birth them into something new.

Pluto rules the seat of consciousness, he rules those deeper, darker psychological issues that are often buried so deep in our psyche we don’t even know they exist. He asks us to dig up our baggage, sort through it and then transform it into something that will be of benefit.

Many people fear Pluto, but he actually helps us to tap into our innate strength and power. By doing the inner work, Pluto becomes our ally as he helps us navigate those darker, deeper parts in order to step into our true potential and align with our soul purpose.

“The wound is the place where the light enters you”- Rumi


Pluto has been in earthy Capricorn since 2008 and now he is moving backwards or in retrograde, in order to revisit all the baggage of the last few years. (Fun!)

You see, while Pluto is very good about bringing subconscious energy to the surface, often it is too hot too handle the first time around, so Pluto travels back again and again, to ensure that everything is cleaned out and ready for the rebirth.

The energy of Pluto can be likened to the cocoon phase of a caterpillar before it turns into a butterfly. Imagine what that caterpillar must be feeling? It’s dark, it’s sheltered, it doesn’t know how long it will be there, and then poof, out it emerges, completely reborn and beautiful.

Pluto is your cocoon and if you have any natal planets in Capricorn, chances are you will definitely be feeling this energy stronger than most.

Think back to the events leading up to December 26, 2014 as chances are, whatever transformations and changes were occurring around this time will get a bit of a shake up and a re-visit from lord Pluto.

Because Pluto is in a retrograde motion, the energy will be slightly different as compared to the first time around. When a planet moves in retrograde, often its effects are felt on an internal level, rather than an external one.

This means that this time around, whatever transformations need to occur in your life will be happening on an emotional and spiritual level, not a physical one.

As Pluto slips deeper and deeper into retrograde, you are going to be called upon to delve deep into your soul and search those darker parts in order to bring them to the light.

It is time for you to assess where you are, where you are heading and what changes you want to lay down for the future.

During this phase, Pluto is going to unlock the secrets of your past and give you the depth of insight to let go, move forward and step into a place of power.

As one of the slowest moving planets, Pluto’s retrograde will be long but steady. He will move out of retrograde on September 24, 2015 and out of Capricorn all together on January 2024, giving you plenty of time to release those inner demons.

If you would like more information on where Pluto is in your astrology chart and how he is impacting your life, sign up for an Intuitive Astrology Reading.

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Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.