Now that it′s spring many of you may be starting to plant your gardens. If you are experienced horticulturalists you will understand that the most important step to gardening is not the seeding or the watering. It′s the weeding and the clearing out you do before that even happens.
A healthy garden is all about setting the stage and optimizing the Earth for the beautiful things you want to grow. This spring and summer, the transit of Pluto retrograde in the earth sign of Capricorn is upon us, which means it′s time to do some weeding.
You′ll hear me use a lot of gardening metaphors this time of year; there′s a simple reason for that. They work. Physical gardening is the same thing as spiritual gardening. In spiritual gardening, the components are within yourself. It′s all about the internal work you do that will reap the rewards.
Pluto retrograde is working in the sign of Capricorn right now, and this is a long transit. It started on April 20 and will continue until harvest time on September 28. Pluto is the planet of transformation, but also the planet of secrets and information.
This is one of the many reasons why Scorpio, the fixed water sign is ruled by Pluto. It is the zodiac detective. Scorpio knows intuitively where to dig, what to dig for, and how to produce results. With Pluto in retrograde, you are undergoing a detective period in your own life. It′s fact finding time.
The facts you are seeking are simple: What is working in your life, what isn′t, and how can you optimize the fertile ground of your soul for beautiful things to grow this spring? Pluto retrograde brings a real ‘out with the old, in with the new′ mindset that you want to adopt right now.
Here′s the kicker with Pluto retrograde that most people don′t like to hear. You can′t pretend you don′t have weeds to tend to in your garden. If you want abundance and success in love and life, you ignore weeds at your peril! They suffocate the beautiful flowers blooming in your life.
As the detective of the Universe, Pluto is about getting the real story, a behind the scenes scoop. Pluto is the guy at your cocktail party who is dishing everyone′s secrets and blurting them out without a filter. It can be awkward, but it can also be healing, revealing, and bring tremendous clarity about people and situations.
So Pluto is going to be revealing some of your secrets, too. The good news is, you are in the driver′s seat, and you get to decide how your secrets are managed. When Pluto does this to you, just like the guy at the cocktail, you need to own it.
You also must remember to use any information or secrets you learn during this retrograde period wisely If you do that, you own the issue and you weed it out. Now your plate is clean and you have room to grow beautiful things. It′s out with the old and in with the new as you move forward to that path of abundance and success.