In Greek mythology, the corresponding god was Hades. In Astrology, the energies of Pluto are transforming. On the up side, Pluto is associated with renewal and rebirth.
Pluto Retrograde Meaning & More
It represents endings and new beginnings, as well as spiritual growth and rebirth. Negative expression of Pluto is an obsessive desire for power and control and general destructiveness. In the chart, the position of Pluto by sign will be shared with other people in the same generation due to the comparatively slow movement of Pluto, the outermost planet, in the heavens.
By house, the position of Pluto shows where individuals search for truths and deeper meaning. Fast-moving planets were interpreted as being active and able to bring about their significations, while slow-moving planets, like ones in retrograde, were deemed too sluggish to do their job properly. It is worth noting that the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, had not yet been discovered when the ancient astrologers were drafting their opinions on retrograde planets.
In general, Pluto retrograde in the natal chart is considered less impactful than a retrograde personal planet, such as Mercury or Venus. The effects of natal Pluto retrograde gain more potency if Pluto forms strong aspects to other planets or points, particularly the sun, moon, and ascendant. Part of Pluto's unenviable remit is to introduce us to the bleaker realities of life, like death and rebirth, destruction and regeneration.
All things, even particularly good things, people, and places, must meet their end, eventually. While our joys can be plentiful, none of us escape scotch free from the grip of pain and loss as we navigate through life. A prominently placed Pluto, whether direct or retrograde, may afford one a deeper, more acute relationship with the kinds of shadowy material that Pluto embodies and which most sensible folks avoid. Less helpfully, with Pluto's connection to power and control, someone with Pluto retrograde may be less able to express their power effectively and may find themselves more likely to shrink back when confronted.
Over time, those with Pluto retrograde in the natal chart may become more able to integrate the intensity of their personalities. Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness. More about Taurus Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes based on duality and the conscious mind.
Planet Pluto Meanings And Influences In Astrology
Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty. More about Gemini Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others.
Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them. More about Cancer Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun.
Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader. Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest.
They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism. More about Virgo Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship.
The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
More about Libra Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
More about Scorpio Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook. More about Sagittarius Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern.
Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top. More about Capricorn Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner. More about Aquarius Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths.
Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world. More about Pisces Log In Join Now.
Horoscopes Reports Apps Readings Support. Log in or sign up for a free account. Forgot your password? Log In. Log in with Facebook. Easy Sign Up. Chart created using TimePassages Astrology Software. Learn more about the other planetary bodies Get a new password sent to you. The Sun The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. The Moon The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious.
Mercury Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius.
The Planet of Power: Pluto
Venus Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Mars Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. More about Mars Jupiter Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. Saturn Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. Uranus Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities.
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