Pluto Retrograde – Taking Power Back

Pluto will be stationing retrograde on April 25th 2020 in the sign of Capricorn.

Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, begins its annual retrograde on April 25th 2020. It will remain in retrograde until October 4th 2020. Pluto’s retrograde is occurring in the sign of Capricorn, which is associated with authority, structure and responsibility.


Understanding Retrogrades


Retrogrades offer an opportunity to look at things in a new way. They give us a different vantage point and they invite us to shift our focus or change directions. 

To better understand what occurs during a planetary retrograde, imagine we are sitting on a train looking out the window. Our train speeds past a slower moving train, because we are going faster, while looking out the window it almost appears that the train beside us is moving backwards. But, that is just an illusion, and both trains are in fact moving forward.


Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn:


It’s as if Earth is the fast train moving past Pluto. Looking out from Earth it appears that Pluto is moving backwards, or retrograde. Retrogrades symbolize times of pulling back, re-thinking, re-looking, reviewing and looking within. Like a bow and arrow, we have to pull back before we can shoot forward. A retrograde is that pulling back.

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It can feel frustrating if we want to force our way forward into the future; but when we recognize that there is a cyclical nature to life we can relax into the ebb and flows of retrogrades.


Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Re-Organizing Earth From Within


Pluto in Capricorn has been working to rebuild the ways we organize on planet Earth. It’s transforming who is in charge and who writes the rules. Capricorn energy is associated with leadership and responsibility. Who is leading us? Who are we answering too?

Retrogrades are times of turning within. Pluto’s power is diving deep into our inner realms and reclaiming our deepest selves. We are learning to be our own leaders and to be responsible to ourselves first and foremost.


Right now, we might look out at the external world and wish to change things. We might want to go out and make a difference. While action is always important, looking within ourselves and making deep inner changes is a big part of this transit. 


Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Being the Pilot


We would not try to steer an airplane from outside the cockpit. Instead, if we want to be a pilot we have to get into the place and take out rightful seat behind the wheel. We can imagine that our bodies are our vessels transporting us through life. If we want to take the lead, we have to get inside ourselves. 

This could look like meditating, journaling, eating certain foods, taking a bath or anything that connects us to ourselves.


Pluto in Capricorn + History


Astrological cycles are patterns and themes that flow throughout the centuries. How these themes manifest depends upon many factors and astrology is not necessarily creating events throughout history. Instead, it can help us to understand the context. From there, we can learn how to create the future, rather than having history repeat itself.

The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was from 1762-1778. Many events took place during those years but let’s specifically look at the American Revolution.

Beginning in 1764 the British Government began to impose new laws and taxes such as the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act and the Tea Act. Many colonists opposed these British taxes because they did not have representation in British Parliament.

In 1773, Mass meetings took place in opposition to the Tea Act, however the Royal Governor ordered that the tea taxes be paid. This led to colonials activists dumping a substantial amount of tea into the harbour, an act known as the Boston Tea Party. In response, an angry English Parliament enacted a series of Coercive Acts (also known as Intolerable Acts).

These acts essentially shut down the Boston Port and virtually ended any self-rule by colonists. The English Crown and Royal Governor assumed political power formerly held by the colonists. This led to the First Continental Congress meeting and declaring opposition to the acts. In 1775 the Revolutionary War began when British Military were ordered to disarm rebels and arrest their leaders.

During this time in history we saw citizens questioning the authority of the ruling government. We saw people organizing and aligning with what they believed. We saw taxes and laws imposed that led to activist demonstrations and protests. We saw institutions assuming political power and ending forms of self-rule. We saw opposition to the institution. While we may see echoes of this today, it’s key to remember that we have the power to create a new future. 


Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Re-Structuring the Systems


In the external world, Pluto Retrograde is showing us what needs revamping. What systems are not working? What leaders do we no longer want to follow? What leaders do we trust? Who are we answering too? What are the rules? Who has to follow them? Why are these the rules?

These are all loaded questions and the answers are not going to come from someone else. The answers will come when we take time to tune into our deeper selves. 


Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Personal Power


Right now, we are experiencing an opportunity to reclaim our personal power. This does not mean that we need to create a violent revolution or point the blame at others. Instead, we can take responsibility for ourselves. We can connect to our innate creativity. We can prioritize the impact of our thoughts and the realities they manifest. We can write our own personal constitution and live by our own morals.


There are many cycles occurring today that were not happening in the 1700s. We have more options and potential than in the past.

We are facing a time of unprecedented shifts of consciousness on planet Earth. These waves of light are waiting for us to surf them. We are gaining more and more information about who we are and what it means to be alive on Earth at this time. Instead of waiting for someone or something else to tell us the plan; we have the power to write it ourselves. 

During these times, reclaiming happiness (tap to read our article > ‘Taurus Season: Reclaiming Happiness’) is what it’s all about. If we want to change the world, during Pluto retrograde the place to start is within ourselves. 

Like a caterpillar, we are asked to turn within in order to transform ourselves. As Pluto stations direct later this year, we will emerge from this cocoon with brand new butterfly wings. Who knows where these wings will carry us.

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New Moon In Taurus During 444 Portal

The New Moon in Taurus is occurring on April 22nd at 10:26pm EST. If you haven’t already, we invite you to read our previous ‘Taurus Season’ article. It’s powerful! (Tap here to read)

At the beginning of this month, we experienced the opening of the 444 portal on April 4th, 2020 (4/4/2+0+2+0). This portal reopened on April 13th, 2020 (4/1+3/2+0+2+0), and now the 444 portal opens for a 3rd time this month on 4/22/2020 (4/2+2/2+0+2+0). You can find articles we published on both portals and learn more on our website.

There is something very significant about the timing of this 3rd and final 444 portal, and it’s that this portal opens alongside the arrival of the New Moon; a powerful symbol of new beginnings.

new moon 444

4/4/4 vibrates on an extremely high frequency that is synonymous with breakthroughs and answered prayers. This energy portal opened at the beginning of this month and has been building up ever since. Have you had a subtle realizations or changes in perspective? Is your vision for your next steps forward becoming clearer? What major shifts have been occurring for you this month?

With the New Moon arriving in the patient and reliable sign of Taurus, it appears that this 444 portal’s intention isn’t to come and go with an abrupt bang. Rather, this portal’s intention has been to guide us through the shifts and pivots taking place along our life paths. The Taurus energy that surrounds this Portal and New Moon is nudging us to be patient as the seeds we have sown prosper in the harvest season to come.

On 4/22/2020 we will experience the finale of this 444 Portal, and we recommend (re)setting intentions in your journal, finding an outlet for creative expression, and taking this time to meditate, reflect, and observe. Remember: “The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.”


New Moon in Taurus: Welcoming Shifts


We are living through epic shifts of consciousness. Life as we know it is transforming. Change can be scary and there’s no doubt we will all be feeling a certain level of vulnerability at this time.

The New Moon in Taurus is welcoming these shifts; they are crucial and fundamental for the Planet to regenerate and sustain herself.

We are being asked to imagine and dream. We are being asked to tune within and envision what is possible not only for ourselves but for the collective. These monumental shifts of energy are playing out within each of us.

new moon in taurus

We are all a piece of this mosaic and there’s a beauty to each of us. This New Moon in Taurus is inviting us to appreciate ourselves as individual pieces of glass, while also appreciating the stained glass window as a whole.


New Moon in Taurus: Setting Our Sails


The New Moon in Taurus occurs when the Sun and the Moon come together in the sign of Taurus. The Moon represents our feelings, emotions or subconscious whereas the sun brings in the energy of our conscious awareness and focus. We are the ships setting our sails and the wind is right there willing to take us on our journey.

Setting the sails is our responsibility. It’s our job to set up the boat in order for the force of nature to give us the wind. We are part of a dance of creation between our individual choices and a natural force of life we cannot control.

In a sense, it’s like our breath. When we are well and healthy, our breath is an automatic function. If we’ve ever paused for a moment to really feel the sensation of our breath we know the peace and serenity that it can bring. This is an example of aligning our conscious awareness with the subconscious force of life.


Take Time to Notice


The New Moon in Taurus is a time to stop and notice the breath. Take time to notice that as humans, we are a sweet spot between Heaven and Earth. We have physical bodies that ground us here on Earth, and we have a spirit that moves through us. This is a big deal. This is powerful.


We Are the Seeds


Let’s imagine that Earth is a garden and each person is a seed. We are born into this garden and we grow in all sorts of ways. Some of us will become trees, and remain on a steady track for the entirety of our lives.

While others perhaps are dandelions that recycle and regrow each season. Maybe we are a rose that blossoms brilliantly and then takes time to gently fall away. We are all unique plants in this garden of Gaia.


Coming Back to Gaia


“In Greek mythology, Gaia, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.” (wikipedia)

The New Moon in Taurus is inviting us to come back to Gaia. To focus on our choices and ask ourselves if they are nourishing our primal Mother Earth Goddess. Even though the Earth may appear to be outside of us, what if she’s an extension of ourselves?

For example, we know that a plant will be impacted by the soil it grows from. If we are the plants, growing in the garden that is Gaia, then her health affects us. How we treat the planet, or where we turn a blind eye to what is occurring, affects our health and capacity to grow.

new moon gaia

If we see ourselves as plants, and Earth as our garden, we now need to ask ourselves some honest questions. What is in the soil? Are we making choices that allow the dirt to be a nourishing home for us? Are we grounded and connected to the Earth or are we disconnected and distant?

Of course, there is no need to shame or blame ourselves here. We have to know better before we can do better. Knowing better is a process and may we each be compassionate with ourselves and others as we explore these questions.


New Moon in Taurus: Simple Self Care


For this garden to thrive, we have to look at how we are treating ourselves, the plants. If the soil is healthy but we neglect to water the plants then there’s no way they will grow or flourish.

This New Moon in Taurus is asking us to become hyper aware of the simpler things in life. Are we taking care of ourselves? Are we taking care of our home, the Earth? Let’s look over the astrological cycles that have occurred in the sign of Taurus to get a better idea of where we are at.


Uranus in Taurus + History


Let’s first start in 1857 when, similar to today, humanity was facing a downturn of the economy. During this time Uranus was in Taurus, which is currently occurring from 2018-2026.

“The Panic of 1857 was a sudden downturn in the economy of the United States that occurred in 1857. While the overall economic downturn was brief, the recovery was unequal, and the lasting impact was more political than economic. The panic began with a loss of confidence in an Ohio bank and fears that the US Federal Government would be unable to pay obligations was accompanied by protest meetings in urban areas. “ (Source)

Let’s not allow history to scare us because there are many astrological aspects in 2020 (for example Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction) that make our current energetic climate very different from that of 1857. However, we can see that the crash of 1857 left a political impact. We can also observe that the panic occurred due to a loss of confidence in the banking and government systems.

new moon city

Today, we can see that the systems which govern the world are in need of revamping. We can see the inequality and the call for the public to reorganize. In the mid 1930’s, while Uranus was once again in Taurus, we can see the roots of privatization.

“Privatization” was coined in English descriptions of the German experience in the mid-1930s. In the early twentieth century, many European economies featured state ownership of vital sectors. “German privatization of the 1930s was intended to benefit the wealthiest sectors and enhance the economic position and political support of the elite.” (Source)

Again, we are not sharing this to suggest that history will repeat itself. Instead, we look back over these astrological cycles to better understand. From that place of awareness we break the cycles from repeating.


When the power of the people align with the power of the planet we will see healthy soil and thriving fruit


Looking back over history, we see that certain unnatural forces, such as the economy or governing regulations, have led to enhancing the wealth of the elite. Instead of sharing nature’s abundance with the people. As we begin to know better, we can do better. Looking back helps us to move forward.


New Moon in Taurus Conjunct Uranus


Uranus has returned to Taurus from 2018 until 2026. The New Moon is conjunct Uranus. Uranus is a mover and a shaker; it’s here to stir it up and make waves. In the sign of Taurus this has everything to do with our connection to the Earth’s abundance.


We are living in a reality that has been built on disconnecting us from what’s real, and instead sells us on false ideas. We are told that we are our weight, our bank account balance or our number of followers. We learn to cultivate our self perceptions based on external validation. However, a flower doesn’t look to other flowers for feedback. A tree doesn’t need external validation to keep reaching for the sky. We are each like these plants.


It’s time for us to reclaim our humanity and rebuild our garden


Now is the time to get our hands in the dirt. To nourish our soil and to water our plants. Now is the time to make small but powerful choices. Choices that connect us to what is really real, not the ideas and illusions of society and control.

Uranus is a rebel. This rebellion does not have to be violent or dangerous, in fact it’s actually about reclaiming the beauty and harmony that Earth so brilliantly demonstrates.


This New Moon in Taurus is asking us to embrace radical simplicity


What does that mean? It means getting back to the simple things in life. In a world that is complicated and full of illusions; confusion is normal. When we are confused we can feel lost and not know where to turn. When we feel lost we are apt to following the lead of another.


The New Moon in Taurus wants us to be our own leaders


To let our hearts and souls guide the way. If complexity creates confusion that derails our wills; then simplicity can bring them back on track. Radical simplicity looks like anything that invites us to stop and reclaim our sovereignty. It’s about choosing to go our own way instead of letting the Shepherd herd us.


Planting a garden. Turning off our phones. Thinking beyond the narratives of mainstream media. Questioning something that feels “off”. Smiling at your neighbour. Finding comfort in the 5 senses while knowing there is more to life than physical reality. Meditating. Drinking a glass of water in gratitude.

These seemingly small choices not only grant us some peace, they are also a way of taking back our power and choosing to write our own stories.

Through these acts of radical simplicity we can come back to the power of the planet. From this place of potential we can set our sails, anticipating the force of nature will support us on this new leg of our journeys.

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