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Pluto Retrograde: Power Surges & Shadow Work

Pluto, the planet of transformation and hidden depths, is in retrograde until October. Buckle up for a potent time to confront power dynamics, both internal and external.

What's Pluto stirring up?

  • Unearthing hidden power:  Feeling a surge of confidence or uncovering hidden talents? Pluto might be pushing you to claim your rightful space.

  • Reclaiming control:  Maybe you're dealing with power struggles or manipulation. Pluto urges you to break free from unhealthy dynamics.

  • Facing the shadow:  Shadow aspects of power may emerge – control issues, manipulation, or hidden desires. Time to shed light on them!

How to navigate Pluto's influence:

  • Self-reflection:  Explore your own relationship with power. Are you using it responsibly? Do you feel powerless in certain areas?

  • Set boundaries:  Don't let others control you. Pluto empowers you to stand up for yourself.

  • Embrace transformation:  Use this time to shed old patterns and create a more empowered version of yourself.


One way to understand how to work with your personal power involves exploring Pluto's placement by house reveals how these themes play out in your life. Here's a breakdown of Pluto's influence in each house:

Pluto in the 1st House:

  • Transformation:  You have a strong capacity for personal transformation and reinvention. Rebirth and overcoming challenges are central themes.

  • Power:  You might project intense charisma or have a magnetic personality. Issues of self-worth and power struggles can be prominent.

Pluto in the 2nd House:

  • Transformation:  Your relationship with money, possessions, and self-worth undergoes deep transformations. You might inherit wealth or experience financial upheaval leading to personal growth.

  • Power:  Issues of control and manipulation can arise around resources. You might have a knack for accumulating wealth or a fierce determination to achieve financial security.

Pluto in the 3rd House:

  • Transformation:  Your communication style, learning process, and immediate environment might undergo significant changes. You could have a talent for uncovering hidden truths or a deep curiosity about the occult.

  • Power:  Power struggles with siblings or close relatives are possible. You might have a strong influence on your immediate circle or a talent for persuasive communication.

Pluto in the 4th House:

  • Transformation:  Your family dynamics, upbringing, and sense of home undergo deep transformations. You might unearth family secrets or experience a major shift in your living situation.

  • Power:  Power struggles or control issues within the family are potential themes. You might have a strong need for emotional security or a powerful emotional foundation.

Pluto in the 5th House:

  • Transformation:  Your approach to creativity, self-expression, and love experiences profound change. You might have intense passions or a talent for pushing creative boundaries.

  • Power:  Power struggles in romantic relationships or a desire for control over your creative expression are possible themes. You might have a magnetic personality that attracts intense connections.

Pluto in the 6th House:

  • Transformation:  Your daily routines, health habits, and work environment undergo significant changes. You might overcome health challenges or experience a complete overhaul of your work life.

  • Power:  Power struggles at work or issues of control over your daily routines are possible. You might possess a strong work ethic or the ability to transform challenging situations.

Pluto in the 7th House:

  • Transformation:  Your partnerships and one-on-one relationships experience intense transformations. You might attract powerful partners or go through breakups that lead to significant personal growth.

  • Power:  Power struggles in relationships or a desire for deep intimacy and emotional connection are potential themes. You might have a transformative impact on your partners.

Pluto in the 8th House:

  • Transformation:  This placement deals with profound transformations, death, rebirth, and shared resources. You might experience intense emotional experiences or uncover hidden truths about yourself.

  • Power:  Issues of control, manipulation, or inheritance can arise. You might have a strong intuition or a deep capacity for intimacy.

Pluto in the 9th House:

  • Transformation:  Your belief systems, philosophy of life, and long-distance travel undergo significant changes. You might question your core values or embark on transformative journeys.

  • Power:  Power struggles with authority figures or a desire to challenge established ideas are possible themes. You might have a strong sense of purpose or a transformative impact on others' beliefs.

Pluto in the 10th House:

  • Transformation:  Your career path, public image, and reputation undergo significant changes. You might experience a dramatic rise to power or a complete career shift leading to personal growth.

  • Power:  Power struggles in the professional sphere or a desire for recognition and achievement are potential themes. You might possess a strong leadership presence or the ability to influence others.

Pluto in the 11th House:

  • Transformation:  Your friendships, social circles, and hopes for the future undergo significant changes. You might attract powerful friends or experience a shift in your social circle leading to personal growth.

  • Power:  Power struggles within groups or a desire to create social change are possible themes. You might possess a strong sense of community or the ability to inspire collective transformation.

Pluto in the 12th House:

  • Transformation:  This placement deals with the unconscious mind, hidden desires, and past life experiences. You might undergo deep self-discovery or confront your shadow self for personal growth.

  • Power:  Hidden power dynamics or manipulation from the subconscious can be themes. You might possess a strong intuition or the ability to access hidden knowledge.

Of course another important element is understanding Pluto aspects, whether it has a strong influence to your Sun, Moon, or Rising. More on that another time.:)



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