The planet of evolution and transformation has entered its annual retrograde phase for the next six months, marking a time when we feel an inward pull to step back and take a serious look at what needs a major structural makeover in our lives. Pluto is the archetypal god of the underworld, so there is no escaping our depths if we want deep and lasting change.
Pluto is linked to the evolution of our soul and requires concentrated commitment to one-way, you’re-never-going-back, change. Once the old patterns and structures of our lives are incinerated, there is no point in trying to go back in and inhabit a decimated part of the psyche. Look to where Capricorn is in your birth chart to see where the greatest level of transformation and inner work is required over the next six months.
With Pluto retrograde, the real change begins from the inside out. It’s like the old axiom: be the change you want to see in the world. Or change your mind, change your world. Easier said than done, of course, but if you’re willing to endure the growing pains of letting go of old attachments and destructive self-punishment patterns, you’re doing the work of Pluto.
Capricorn is a cardinal Earth sign representing maturity and building something that lasts. As Pluto continues a very long 18-year transit through the sturdy stars of the Goat, anything lacking in integrity, quality and enduring value should be considered an offering to Pluto’s crucible.
Let the transformative fires of Hades turn the dark regions of unconsciousness and self-destruction into the chrysalis of new forms in your life that are built to last. Use the next six months to reflect on where you need to revamp the Capricorn area of your life so that it sustains and supports you like a good father instead of an unconscionable tyrant.