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Chances are you’ve been feeling the effects of Pluto’s retrograde for awhile not as it went retrograde on April 25th in Capricorn. This celestial event is one that won’t be dying down anytime soon and has a serious hold on all of us. 

Pluto will be retrograding until October 4th in Capricorn and is strongly influenced by Jupiter. While it might be a bit confusing here and there, as the warmer months continue to pass, we’re going to see some of what this retrograde is all about. While this event will help us get through the stressful times before us, it will also bring us to a place where we’re really struggling for a while.

Astrology King wrote as follows about these energies:

Pluto retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting five months every year, during the opposition to the Sun. As with all outer planets, it causes less concern than the rarer inner planet retrogrades. Transiting Pluto retrograde is a time of reflection about power and control in your life.

If people have controlled or manipulating you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions, or prejudices must be eliminated.

If you have been too smothering and controlling in a relationship, holding on too tight, then you may be forced to let go. If obsessive or compulsive behavior involving food or drugs has taken hold of your life, then events may force a turnaround. The more intense your destructive behavior, the more extreme the detoxification or withdrawal stage will be, such as going cold turkey.

Perhaps suspicion, secrecy, racism, gambling, or porn are taking control and holding you back from spiritual evolution. Trust in your spirit guides and think of the extremes your ancestors endured to have their genes expressed in you. Destroying things that have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

While it might not be as positive as you’d like for it to be the things before us are going to help us grow. We will be facing our fears and really coming to terms with the things we are most concerned about. This entire event might allow us to uncover some lies and really work towards finding the truth. During this period we all need to be doing the best we can to be kind and act appropriately. 

Helping others is important and being a good person right now could help this process go over much more smoothly. Pluto might be retrograding for a while but that doesn’t mean it’s going to let up anytime soon. These energies are going to be holding us down in a lot of ways in the coming months.