Original
Western Astrology

Pluto Retrograde: Shedding Old Selves

by The Astrologer's Daughter September 13, 2011 05:32 PM EST
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Pluto is still reeling in retrograde, symbolizing a psychological dive into our deepest self and asking what needs to be purged to make room for the new. The world seems to be conspiring to put us in touch with shadows from our past in an attempt to make us clear and give us the the clarity to see what we can put behind us, where we have come from and how much we've grown. Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, has been attempting to psychologically recycle us since it began retrograde on April 6th and now we are actually in the wrap-it-up phase until the planet(oid) stations direct on September 16th, that's right … Friday!

Share a free sample 2014 New Astrology Forecast. Get your 2014 New Astrology Forecast featuring your Chinese and Western Signs today!

Pluto is never easy as he represents consciousness and where he is in the chart can point to where we have been wounded and create all sorts of defenses to avoid revisiting that place. However, as our personal power in the world is also locked away with this planet, we are compelled to get to the bottom of our own mystery in one way or another. We can either participate -- difficult as it may be --- or try to avoid it and participate less consciously. Either way, situations seem to arise that can't be ignored and those less bent on growing self-awareness may try to blame it on the "outside" rather than looking inward to see where we are carrying the root of the problem. Actually these difficulties are sorts of blessings; test of our resolve to put a chapter behind us be it an old attitude, person, belief, job … etc. And once absorbed, we can celebrate their passing and graduate into fresher layers of our psyche.

Pluto doesn't always package things nicely and yes, sometimes we just have to leave what's broken behind without putting a pretty little bow on it. That may be our closure in some cases. WIth very little time left in the retrograde it's better to release and let go than to get in and try to fix. There's something very zen about just letting problems be like the wisdom found in a quote that asks what does one do with a dirty puddle? Nothing -- let it be and it will clear up. Our most valuable resource when Pluto is retrograde is to be able to keep our eyes open in the storm and see where we have participated and how we can make new choices -- more authentic with who we are today.
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
Get an Applause-Worthy Fall Wardrobe: Five Jupiter-in-Leo Fashion Trends
Is Gisele the Next Big Celebrity Entrepreneur?
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence: Can It Be?
New Moon Wisdom + Creative Ritual
This Week's Horoscopes: New Moon Manifestations
Explore Your Dreams: Virgo New Moon 2014
How Will Baby Girl Aguilera Blend In?
Derek Hough on "Nashville": Sink or Swim?
Will Michael Strahan Get Back with Nicole?
This Week's Horoscopes: Find Your Balance
related articles
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?

When someone says, "What’s your sign?" people born on or near a cusp have to answer with a caveat. A lot of... read more »

 
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." --... read more »

 
Feelings Run Deep as Venus in Cancer Trines Saturn in Scorpio
Feelings Run Deep as Venus in Cancer Trines Saturn in Scorpio

The first week of August brings us back to the emotional depths we experienced back in June, so prepare to go as deep as you... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Rebecca Roman

Rebecca Roman
Born a Gemini with a Sagittarius Rising, Rebecca has a never-ending supply of energy and is constantly on the search for new and exciting experiences. She is the youngest of six girls in her family and, throughout the years, astrology... read more

Astrology.com videos
3736032187001
3736032186001
3736049295001
3736049309001
3736049297001
3736045114001
3736049328001
3736098074001
3736086282001
3736128972001
3736128972001
3736280543001
3736278135001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Today is the one day in this six-fold sequence (from August 24 to August 29) that actually comes to earthlings with... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Discipline + Imagination = Success! If you work hard this week, you'll see progress when it comes to reaching your... read more »