Pluto Retrograde April 25, 2020 – Fear of Death

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Pluto Retrograde 2020Pluto retrograde 2020 starts on April 25 at 25° Capricorn and ends on October 4 at 22° Capricorn. The major influence on Pluto retrograde this year is Jupiter conjunct Pluto. This increases the fear of death from the coronavirus pandemic. It means exponential growth, extreme laws, and much suffering.

Pluto retrograde 2020 is a test of faith. Generosity, kindness and spiritual evolution will help you come through this distressing period in better shape than most.

Before I talk about Pluto retrograde 2020 in more detail, you will find a description of Pluto retrograde in the natal chart followed by the general meaning of Pluto retrograde in transit.

Natal Pluto Retrograde

Pluto retrograde natal is more common than inner planet retrogrades such as Mercury and Venus. About 40% of people have Pluto retrograde in their birth chart so it’s less feared and less harmful than having an inner planet retrograde. That being said, natal Pluto retrograde still has karmic repercussions and a noticeable influence.

With natal Pluto retrograde, you may have difficulty transforming your life due to fear of letting go. The internalization process of retrogrades can slow you bringing your intense drives and needs to the surface. You will probably have difficulty expressing your personal power and influence.

Fear of being controlled or of taking control can stem from past life experiences involving abuse of power or being overly controlled. Which side of the ledger, whether victim or abuser, is shown through aspects to your Pluto and any fixed star conjunctions.

Depending on the particular past life conditions, you may have a fear of death, poverty, manipulation, torture, imprisonment, being committed to a mental institution, exile or betrayal. Power and control issues may also involve psychic realms, sex, and inheritance.

For such reasons, you can be very intense on the inside, secretive or a control freak. Past life conditioning can repeat, especially while young, in the form of compulsions, phobias, isolation or mistrust of family. You may develop strong psychic power as a result of internalizing your powerful drives and wish for power and success. Hiding your true desire for power and influence can lead to suspicion.

Pluto retrograde in your natal chart subjects you to many fated events that are aimed at bringing your deepest and darkest fears to the surface. A repeating theme of particular experiences will continue until you learn to safely express your inner power and intensity.

Transiting Pluto Retrograde Meaning

Pluto retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting five months every year, during the opposition to the Sun. As with all outer planets, it causes less concern than the rarer inner planet retrogrades. Transiting Pluto retrograde is a time of reflection about power and control in your life.

If people have controlled or manipulating you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions or prejudices must be eliminated.

If you have been too smothering and controlling in a relationship, holding on too tight, then you may be forced to let go. If obsessive or compulsive behavior involving food or drugs has taken hold of your life, then events may force a turnaround. The more intense your destructive behavior, the more extreme the detoxification or withdrawal stage will be, such as going cold turkey.

Perhaps suspicion, secrecy, racism, gambling or porn are taking control and holding you back from spiritual evolution. Trust in your spirit guides and think of the extremes your ancestors endured to have their genes expressed in you. Destroying things that have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

Pluto Retrograde 2020

Pluto retrograde 2020 starts on April 25 at 24°59′ Capricorn and ends on October 4 at 22°29′ Capricorn. Jupiter conjunct Pluto is the strongest influence on Pluto stationary retrograde. It is also the strongest influence on Pluto during the whole retrograde period because this major alignment lasts from April to November 2020.

Pluto Retrograde 2020

Pluto Retrograde 2020

Jupiter conjunct Pluto transit makes you focused and driven. Its most positive manifestation is extremely good fortune, generosity, transformational change, and spiritual evolution. Business success, wealth, travel, a promotion at work or a better career are just some of the possibilities.

But this Jupiter Pluto conjunction is square Mercury which increases fear of death and can cause extreme, ruthless, self-righteous and obsessive thoughts and words. So the negative Jupiter-Pluto manifestations of selfishness, greed, jealousy, nationalism, racism, persecution, victimization and revenge are more likely. The square to Mercury also makes long-distance travel more challenging and nearly impossible because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mercury square Jupiter-Pluto is also linked to the respiratory problems associated with the coronavirus because Mercury rules the lungs. Jupiter rules growth and expansion while Pluto rules viruses, pandemics, the masses, global events, and death. Mercury also rules hands and the square aspect makes it easier for the disease to spread because many will be careless about washing their hands and touching their face.

Pluto retrograde 2020 will coincide with mass death from the exponential growth of a highly contagious disease. Pluto retrograde 2020 square Mercury makes it harder to make sense of the loss, suffering, and grief. It may test your faith and make it harder to believe or understand that death is a transition.

Jupiter conjunct Pluto retrograde square Mercury will also see extreme powers used by governments and corporations to exert control of freedom of movement, education, social life and in some places also freedom of speech. Pluto retrograde 2020 comes with secrecy, lies, propaganda, and paranoia. So get your information from multiple trusted sources and do no spread misinformation on social media.

The best way to handle the effects of Pluto retrograde 2020 is to act morally and ethically. Being kind and generous will help you evolve spiritually. And that will increase your chance of material growth, happiness and success, even during the retrograde phase. It will certainly make it easier to rebuild after Pluto stations direct on October 4, 2020.

Pluto Retrograde Dates
  • 2019, April 24 to October 3 – 23°09′ to 20°38′ Capricorn
  • 2020, April 25 to October 4 – 24°59′ to 22°29′ Capricorn
  • 2021, April 27 to October 6 – 26°48′ to 24°18′ Capricorn

111 thoughts on “Pluto Retrograde April 25, 2020 – Fear of Death

  1. In reading again what is written here & given tbat Jupiter is rx in Scorpio, I do imagine this may well give rise to some very valuabke peaceful warriors, those who “fight the good fight” in other words wont fight at all, leave no trace of negative imprints or “ghosts” on the energy of the earth, the genuine peacemakers.perhaps gifted in true diplomacy & easier able to sooth situations with their words & their tone of voice, here’s hoping anyway…

  2. I see Pluto is going retrograde in Capricorn in my second house . What affect will this have on me . At this time my mother is ill and I’m thinking of selling the family home and moving , the last couple of years have not been very good for me . I’m worried that I am making the wrong decisions as all is quiet at the moment .
    I was born in Dunfermline Fife Scotland on 27/09/1952 at 11.15 am

  3. Jamie, orientate the NASA photograph 180°, and you will see the woman’s backside. Now It’s possible to better integrate the Pluto astrological mythology.

    You could interpret this insight in response to my comment on the Mercury Rx thread.

  4. “Trust in your spirit guides and think of the extremes your ancestors endured to have their genes expressed in you.”
    Oh not this bs again. “What your ancestors went through in *their* time, you owe a DEBT to them and their hardships, they own you down to the genes…”
    a) Much of this hardship they inflicted on themselves – and on each other.
    b) Did they seriously have no higher ambition than pass on their personal genes?

  5. All four planets retrograde in my birth chart are retrograde right now. Lol
    Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto.

  6. Pluto Direct will pass my Capricorn Moon by a mere 27 seconds, then become stationary. There surely cannot be many of us with this transit. So I’d love to hear from someone who also has it. (I’m assuming that anyone else with this transit who speaks English and knows some astrology must also have found Jamie. For reasons unknown, I’m sure of this.)

    • Hi Sophie, here I am to support you, but also ask – how are you after this transit? I hope that it was gentle to you and you survived.
      Since January 2017 Pluto is messin’ around my 7th house. So for now, already went through my Uranus (17°44′ Cap), only three times. Only 5 times conjoined my Neptune(18°48) and now is slowly going into third conjunction with my Moon(21°7′), 3 weeks left. I realised that the first conjunction to my nMoon was exactly on my birthday this year… and then Pluto went retrograde and now is going back. And also realised that Pluto is going retrograde this year and AGAIN will conjoin my nMoon. To be honest I don’t know what to think about all of that, too much weird conjunctions 🙂
      I hope you processed all you’ve needed and now you’re stronger!

  7. I have Pluto Rx transiting in Capricorn in my 4th house. Feelings of my inner security and home life have been highly intense lately. My home feels suffocating to me because I live with someone I can’t stand and my neighbors are nuts.I know Pluto is trying to get me to eliminate this home with this awful person I live with and move out,so I can get a new home where I can feel in control and secure.

    • Hi I read your comment and I an also living similar like you, I think we can help each other by sharing our feelings, if you would like to help and support please call or text me 4382273635

  8. “whether victim or abuser, is shown through aspects to your Pluto and any fixed star conjunctions”

    To me this is Jamie’s way of bringing Nessus into the picture. Nessus at 10Pis34, is the centaur of victim or abuser. Where is it in your natal chart? Mine is at 27Tau44, the current transit of Sedna is 26Tau41. Pluto in my Natal chart 9Virgo54, is opposite transiting Nessus.

    I’ve mentioned a few months ago that Nessus is activated in a substantial number of BabyBoomer charts. It would be folly to allow this opportunity to pass by, thus you see abuse/victim memes leveraged wherever your consciousness is raised.

  9. Jamie, out of curiosity what would mean that Pluto stations direct at 22 (2020, April 25 to October 4 – 25° to 22° Capricorn) my IC and MC at 22.12 …so double square…sounds scary …Thanks!

  10. Hi Jamie – pluto retrograde starts at 23 Capricorn not 25 Capricorn, as mentioned in your article.

  11. This is very weird but I feel changed in a VERY good way with what’s supposed to be a terrible transit w/ transit Pluto squaring my Pluto /Moon conjunction. How is this possible?? I’ve given up alcohol, become vegetarian and in general feel very solid inside. 2/16/79 7:55pm in CA

    • Alcohol is under a Neptune influence. When it was square Saturn a few years ago we had the peak in the opiode crisis. Saturn and Neptune are now sextile. Planets sextile are said to Work Well Together.

  12. That’s probably why Lisa .Your already transforming to a more healthy energy 👍

  13. I want to start a business and also my heart is pulled to Aries but I feel they can be very manipulative so I’m settling with someone who financially is helping but my heart is not fully in. What should I do?

    • First of all i’m really curious to know what led you to that conclusion cause i mean it’s not like if i were some kind of professional astrologer but as far as i know Scorpions are the ones who all this time got “the fame” of being the great manipulators of the zodiac, not Aries, since Aries people tends to be the most straightforwards in any type of subject, i guess?!
      Anyway, since i rlly dont know your current situation, the most useful advice that comes to mind so i can give it to you is that money can buy you a lot of things in this life (sure it does) but keep in mind that the wheel of fortune is always turning around and so those who now may seem kinda of “financially gorgeous”, by the end of the day, may reveal to be not so interesting as you once thought they would be and then, there’s only one question for you to answer, which is: even so, will you still maintain your votes? not only in health but also in disease?! that’s a hard question (ikr), but u have to be sure that this person worths it all so you can choose her without any major doubts. (of course, assuming we’re talking of some romantic-matrimonial-relationship type of deal)

    • Aries is manipulative?
      How is falling in love with money and not with the money-maker not manipulation on your side?

  14. Chrystia Freeland”s “PLUTOCRATS, The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else” published 2012, Doubleday.

    page 248

    DENNIS GARTMAN, (11 + 11), defends the 1%.

    page 249

    “You might say that the American Plutocracy is experiencing its John Galt moment. Libertarians (and run of the mill high school nerds) will recall that Galt is the Plutocratic hero of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’. Tired of being dragged down by the parasitic, envious, and less talented lower classes, Galt and his fellow capatalists revolt, retreating to “Galt’s Gulch”, a refuge in the Rocky Mountains. There, they pass their days in secluded splendor, while the rest of the world, bereft of their genius and hard work, collapses.”

    • The fall of everyone else is not the fault of the super rich.
      1% rich, 99% gullible.

      • im sure Chrystia Freeland appreciates your opinion on her book title. Perhaps bolster your opinion with astrology, for instance, Eris square Pluto, the ‘survival of the fittest’?

      • “During… planet formation, … the combination of motion and mutual gravitational attraction caused all sorts of collisions among the plantisimals orbiting the central mass. In this treacherous environment, the rich get richer, as small plantisimals were either destroyed or absorbed into larger ones.”

        I’m just casually reading “The Prophet and the Astronomer”, by Marcelo Geiser, published 2001, pg 102, and come across this remarkable expression ‘Rich get Richer’, to describe planet formation.

        It took many years to figure out, and a fortuitous Pluto Rx, yet here it is: Human population growth, and by its extension, the Concentration of Wealth into a tiny litter, is but a model of Plantisimal Accretion (fetal development), within the womb of Jupiter.

  15. The Pluto / moon conjunction might relate with something regarding your mother , maybe some friction there with the transiting Pluto in square.

  16. Pluto Rx, Age of Aquarius chart, Jan 12, 1996.

    “12th house Pluto relates to psychic ability and karma. (Humanity) has the potential for transcendence, and are constantly seeking a higher plane. (Humanity) needs to learn to trust – and manage – intuitive powers, in order to get where “it” wants to go.”

    specifically to Pluto Rx, 12th, “wants you to moan, cry, and grieve your losses you experienced earlier in your life, or in past lifetimes”.

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