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Pluto made the shift into retrograde movement on April 22nd, bring with it a time of self-reflection and introspection in relation to the aspects of our life that we control, our compulsions and our addictions. For many, this was a challenging time, but I’ve got good news – that time is now over!

On September 30th Pluto returned once again to direct motion, bringing its influence on our lives back into balance. Known as the ‘Planet of Power’, Pluto may no longer officially be a planet but its impact on our lives is still significant. The energy that it brings is one of rebirth, growth, and transformation. It will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, which is necessary in order to become the best version of yourself.

We are currently feeling the effects of Pluto shifting to direct movement, and this week is the height of it! This is the opportunity to kick-start some important changes in your life, but only if you jump on the opportunity.

How can you make the most out of your week? Read on to find out…

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You felt the impact of Pluto Retrograde most in your career, as it led you to reconsider and second guess every decision that you have made. Once a decisive and driven individual, this indecisiveness paralyzed you. Supervisors and co-workers who once relied on you suddenly found themselves disappointed, creating a rift in once healthy and functioning relationships. Now that Pluto has returned to direct motion you need to focus on remedying these hurts. While it’s never easy to apologize, it will help your career in the long run.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

When you began to reflect on your life with the coming of Pluto Retrograde, you quickly came to a startling and hard to accept reality. Each of us is only given a short time on this planet before we have to step aside to make room for those who will follow – new, fresh faces with their own ideas, energy, and hope. In the same way, someone died to make room for you. The hardest part about this? You constantly find yourself wondering if you have done enough in this life to warrant the sacrifice that was made. Take this opportunity to let go of your guilt, which has been weighing you down, and get out there. Embrace life.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

If you didn’t believe in the reality of ‘bad luck’ before Pluto Retrograde hit, you certainly do now! Since April you have been haunted by negativity and bad luck in everything that you do, making it feel as though it as impossible to get ahead. You spent quite a bit of time trying to identify why this was happening to you, but with no obvious answer, you find yourself spiraling into a dark place. It wasn’t an easy time, to say the least, but with the shift of Pluto back into direct movement you have been blessed with a renewed sense of hope. It’s time to shed that dark cloud and step back into the sun.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Faced with tension and stress, your emotions quickly got the best of you during Pluto Retrograde, and the result weighted heavily on your relationships. Sure, your friends and family really did want to support you in every way possible, but after a while, this can wear a person down. Before long, you found yourself standing alone and wondering what exactly happened. The good news is that all relationships will eventually be tested in life, so now it’s time to identify those that will survive this. Reach out to your loved ones, apologize for any hurtful things you may have said or done while overly emotional and you will discover who is meant to last in your life.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Determined that you can handle everything, it came as quite the shock when Pluto Retrograde forced you to acknowledge your own personal limits, especially those tied to your health and well-being. You may have experienced a serious health scare or found yourself suddenly hyper-focused on the ways you can improve your life through nutrition and exercise. With your eyes opened to the importance of your health, you are now better prepared than ever to live a long, happy life. Take this new knowledge and start focusing on your daily habits, identifying those that serve you well and those that need to be changed.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

For a sign that, deep down, genuinely just wants to find true love, it was incredibly difficult for you to face the fact that Pluto Retrograde turned your love life completely upside down. You suddenly found yourself questioning those who claimed they cared and wondering if happily-ever-after really existed. Don’t close your heart off just yet! With Pluto returning once again to direct motion you will find your belief in love is rekindled. It’s time to once again open your heart and your mind to romance, as difficult as it may be. Love is just around the corner.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

After a long day’s work, you long for nothing more to return home to your happy home, but Pluto Retrograde had other ideas. Its energy threw your home life for a loop, creating a challenging, overwhelming and unbearable situation. The good news is that you stuck it out this far and now it’s finally time to reclaim your home. Remind yourself that this was merely a temporary influence and reach out a loving hand to your family members. They too have been experiencing challenges, and your support will help to mend hurt this time has created.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

If there is one foundational building block required in order to build a solid lasting relationship, it is the concept of communication. Without the ability to openly communicate even the strongest of connections will fail in time. This is the struggle that you faced during Pluto Retrograde, suddenly finding yourself unable to adequately communicate with anyone. While this was nothing more than an inconvenience at first, it wasn’t long before you realized the lasting effect it would have on your life. If you want to salvage your relationships, you need to reach out to friends, family and loved ones now that Pluto has gone direct once again.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

While Pluto generally encourages us in a way that will improve our financial state, Pluto Retrograde certainly through yours for a loop. Poor spending habits and a failure to maintain a working budget have placed you in some hot water, and you’re going to have to work hard to turn it all around now that Pluto has returned to direct motion. Start by drawing up a clear budget that you believe you can stick to, and then refuse to back down. Sure, it may not be the ‘fun’ approach to life, but this is one of those responsibilities that need to be made a priority. You will thank yourself for it down the road.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

This time was particularly difficult for you. As someone who has always worked hard and succeeded at everything you do, there is nothing you fear more than failure. However, under the influence of Pluto Retrograde, failure became a common phrase in your life. It didn’t matter how dedicated you were or what sacrifices you made, it was as if you were living under a curse as everything you touched fell apart. Luckily for you, it was only a short period of time and now, as Pluto returns to direct movement, you can start to get your life back on track. It may take some time, but you are more than capable of picking up the pieces.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

While it’s not uncommon for you to feel some intense emotions in life, it’s as if this area of your life has been completely out of control. Where you once would struggle with feelings of anger or frustration, Pluto Retrograde brought intense rage. In place of sadness or disappointment, you faced depression. In fact, some believed your mood swings were so over the top that they likely recommended that you seek professional help. With Pluto returning to direct movement, you have likely started to feel these emotions balancing out once again. Just remember, you need to do right but all those you lashed out at for no reason when your emotions were in the driver’s seat.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your friendships mean the world to you, however, during Pluto Retrograde these relationships were all called into question. While some were able to stand firm in the face of difficulty, others (including some that you believed to be solid) crumbled under the pressure. While it was a difficult experience, let’s begin by appreciating that this time revealed your true friends. Now that Pluto has returned to direct movement and its energy has balanced out once again, it’s time to identify those relationships that were able to hold on and begin to build them up once again. These are your forever friends.