Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Your Changes Are Showing

Pluto turns retrograde (reversed) in Capricorn today. I wrote about it here, and how it would create delays with certain transformations. But there's more...

Some of you may revisit people/scenarios from the past. Or you may take another shot at something you've been "remodelling" (literally or figuratively).  Some may find that, as the changes slow, their intensity increases.

No matter how you experience this retrograde, its purpose will be this: to dig out any leftover pieces of the past that are preventing you from moving forward. The (Capricorn) area of your chart that Pluto has been moving through (since January 2008) is being physically altered. Capricorn is an Earth sign. It symbolizes structures and boundaries. Even though these changes will start on deep level, eventually they will take physical form. They may be showing already.

Think about this for a minute. What's starting to show on the surface of your life? Cracks? A shift in power? A relocation? This is key, and it will help you to deal with this retrograde period (until September 20th.) Pluto's changes will become obvious to everyone (at some point) so make sure you're doing them right. The consequences of a poorly handled Pluto transit (ignoring or denying the transformations) can manifest as the ruins of your current structures, with nothing to replace them. Scorched earth, no new growth. Pluto destroys before it triggers rebirth, but you have to work with it to get to the rebirth part.

Don't freak out about this. Working with a Pluto transit just means you have to let go of what's already being pulled away, and allow new growth to flourish. Then tend to that new growth. This retrograde is your chance to be thorough; you're working with the changes that have already occurred, not making new ones (yet).

If you have planets/angles between 11-8 degrees Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries, Taurus or Virgo, you'll feel this retrograde most strongly.