Beneficial Thought: Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn for Each Zodiac Sign

Posted on April 25, 2019

​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.

What does Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn Mean?

Pluto retrograde is working in the Cardinal sign of the Earth signs, Capricorn, right now, and this is a long transit. It started on April 24 and will continue until harvest time on October 2, 2019. Pluto is the planet of transformation, but also the planet of secrets and information.

Pluto is also a big power player. When Pluto is in a daily transit, you may have an intense interaction with someone.

This is one of the many reasons why Scorpio, the Fixed Water sign is ruled by Pluto. It is the zodiac detective and power player. Scorpio is intense and 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. And you will make some big decisions as a result. You’ll be the power player in your life instead of waiting to be manipulated, or wondering if you’re going to be manipulated.

Pluto retrograde brings a real ‘out with the old, in with the new’ mindset that you want to adopt right now. You are so fed up with wondering whether or not you are being used.

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, the 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.

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.

Let’s have a look at how each zodiac sign will be impacted by Pluto’s retrograde period in Capricorn through Spring, Summer, and the start of Fall.

Aries – Reputation Counts.

With Pluto retrograde in your tenth house of career destiny and reputation, Aries, you may have some reputation cleaning up to do. Think of last year’s issues and spend the next few months repairing any negative karma that you haven’t dealt with yet. There are some secrets coming out. You want to get ahead of them. There’s only one way to do that – with truth. These are the kind of secrets that impact your reputation, Aries. So be sure you are handling them the right way, the only way.

Taurus – Think Big.

Pluto is going retrograde in your ninth house of foreign affairs, Taurus, and this is also your house of Big Picture matters. This means that secrets and powerplays stemming to long distance issues, your long-term outlook, or just in general related to your big picture plan may be a focus on the coming months. If you’re already under this power play spell, you can break it now. With fellow Earth Sign Capricorn in play here, you need to take the lead and just say no.

Gemini – Secrets are Game-Changers.

There are some secrets that you can go through life keeping intact, Gemini, and then there are some that you just can’t. You may have already been feeling this since last year’s Pluto retrograde spell in your house of secrets and transformations. More may come out this year, or you may try your own power play. If it isn’t in line with karma, be careful. Secrets are game-changers right now, and you of all zodiac signs are in a unique position that they are bigger game changers for you now than they’ve ever been before. Stay tight with karma and you’re okay.

Cancer – Relationship Power Plays.

No matter what your current relationship status is, Cancer, you might see it changing over the next few months. It may not change per se, but the quality of your interactions with romance may change, by your design with Pluto going retrograde in Cardinal sign Capricorn and your seventh house of love. It’s time for you to take the lead in your love life, no matter what your current relationship status is. If you’ve already succumbed to some power plays in love lately you may be considering a clean break right now. That could be the biggest power play of all.

Leo – Details Come Back.

You’ve got Pluto retrograde working your sixth house of details and schedules right now, Leo, and you are in a good position to make some power plays about work. At the same time, if you’ve been feeling a little controlled on the work scene, now is the time to cut yourself loose from that power play. The little details mean everything right now. It could be something as simple as cutting back on work hours, rearranging your work schedule, or even just taking a different train to work. Details come back to help you make a big play on the job that could mean something very important down the road. You may be answering to the man on the job, Leo, but you can still be in charge of what that looks like, if you want to.

Virgo – Tear Down Those Walls.

You have Pluto going retrograde in your fifth house of pleasures and entertainment, Virgo, and this is also your house of true love. You can expect to see some changes in love, and it would behoove you to make some of those changes yourself. Tear down some walls on the romantic front, and you will find that you have a lot of breathing room in romance. That is going to help you to feel better about true love, and realize what really is true. At the same time, maybe you have been feeling a little controlled when it comes to romance, and the Universe is giving you a chance to break free. You know what power play you need to make right now, Virgo. The only question is, will you make it?

Libra – Changes At Home.

You have Pluto going retrograde in your fourth house of roots and foundations, Libra, and this means that you can expect to see some changes at home. This could be with your actual home building, or in your domestic center that relates to your roots and legacy. Inheritances or relatives of ancestry may be important now. Or you may just be focused on your home life more, and keeping an even keel. This is not the time to be controlling on the home front, Libra. Work some changes at home but in a way that keeps all parties in a joy-filled light, and you feel the magic of karma working already.

Scorpio – Words Pack a Punch.

With your ruler going retrograde in your communication house this month, Scorpio, that means that you are going to be using feelings words and communication to get what you want in all areas of life. But with this happening at the retrograde level, you will be spending more time reflecting on what changes and what power plays you want to make. Use this power wisely, but also use it in a way that you don’t get walked on. You may be thinking about extricating yourself from a manipulative situation, and that will bring a karmic issue from last year to completion for once and for all. Enjoy the glow of doing the right thing, if that’s what you’ve done.

Sagittarius – Money Matters Matter.

Money changes are on your mind right now, Sagittarius, and for the better. Pluto is working your second house of earned income and has for a few years, and will continue to. Some things have worked, some things haven’t, and maybe you’ve even been a little manipulated when it comes to financial affairs lately. Either way, the next few months are going to be a few months of money changes for you. And you may be driving those changes. Release yourself from all of those that you feel have been pulling strings, and you start to do them yourself. These little moves will be game changers for you in your overall money lifestyle.

Capricorn – Captain of Your Destiny.

Pluto has been in your house of self for some time, Capricorn, and that means that you’ve been driving the changes in your life for some time. At least that is related to the changes that are related to your sense of self and how you are perceived by the world. With Pluto retrograde, you are going to be spending some time in reflection on more changes. You’ll want those to be in line with your higher calling and destiny. You want to look a certain way to the world, but not just look a certain way. You want to BE a certain way. Pluto retrograde will help you to come to the conclusions you need to in order to make the changes. Whether you make them or not will be all up to you in the end.

Aquarius – Transformations in Play.

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is going to be working your twelfth house of endings and spirituality for a few months, Aquarius. And with the game-changing planet in your house of transformations, you may feel that death or issues related to endings are coming up quite a lot over the next several months. You are working through some serious issues, and they may be related to serious endings. Pluto retrograde will help you to work out those changes from within. Be the transformation that you want to see in the world, and you will feel more spiritually in tune with your highest calling. At the same time, you have the extra addition of your twelfth house guardian angel being on call. So call on that angel and listen to that little voice when you are making game-changing decisions. Your highest self awaits.

Pisces – Field of Dreams.

If you build it they will come, Pisces, and this is the message for you in this season of change. Pluto will be retrograde in your eleventh house of friendships and dreams. Groups and social circles are going to mean a lot to you over the next few months. You will know who your friends are, and you will also know who they aren’t. This is going to lead you into some game-changing decisions over the next few months. You won’t tolerate the fakes, and will only want to be around those people that are sincere and have your authentic, best self in mind when they are spending time with you. You will know them by how uplifting and warm they are, as opposed to those that may be trying to pull some strings. It could feel disheartening at times, when the ones you thought you loved, aren’t the ones you should love. But the changes that lie ahead will be good for you, and they will feel good as well when you make those decisions.

Concluding Thoughts…

Pluto retrograde only sounds scary when you think of its dark side, but the Universe is always about balance. Where there is dark, there will be light. That’s the really beautiful thing about Pluto retrograde.

You may face a dark moment or two along the way, but if you are really embracing this period, those dark moments are leading you right to the sunshine. Don’t be afraid to do a little weeding, and making those past issues and old secrets ‘dead to you’ once and for all.

The consequences of not doing that are simple. Your flowers may still grow. But they will be choked out by the weeds sooner or later. It’s the law of the Universe. Prepare for your own sunny days weed free by taking care of your business where and when you need to.

What transformations are you most looking forward to under Pluto retrograde?

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