Pluto Retrograde 2017 Internal Investigation

Pluto Retrograde 2017Pluto retrograde 2017 starts on April 20 at 19° Capricorn and ends on September 28 at 16° Capricorn. Before I talk about Pluto retrograde 2017 in detail, you will find a description of Pluto retrograde in the natal chart followed by the general meaning of Pluto retrograde in transit.

Pluto retrograde 2017 brings opportunities for progress but a number of big obstacles will have to be overcome to get there. An internal investigation is needed to root out a barrier to progress and eliminate it. The involvement of Jupiter suggests this problem relates to greed, excess, faith or ideology.

Pluto Retrograde Meaning

Pluto retrograde in the natal chart 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 detrimental than having an inner planet retrograde. That being said, natal Pluto retrograde still has karmic repercussions and a definite 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.

A 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, will be 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 the 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 desire 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 which 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.

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 been controlling 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 turn around. The more intense your destructive behavior, the more extreme the detoxing 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 which have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

Pluto Retrograde 2017

The astrological interpretation of this retrograde phase is straightforward. As the chart below shows, Pluto stationary retrograde makes only one aspect. The square to Jupiter brings opportunities for progress but a number of big obstacles will have to be overcome to get there. Jupiter also retrograde adds one more degree of difficulty.

Some destructive energy is hindering a necessary transformation. Pluto retrograde forces an internal investigation to root out the problem and eliminate it. The involvement of Jupiter suggests this destructive energy relates to greed, excess, faith or ideology. Finding a solution to is so vitally important now because of the major planetary aspect of the year.

Saturn trine Uranus is the ideal time to make a positive transition. This is a rare opportunity to turn chaos and rebellion into order and stability. A solution can be found to turn an unsettled state in a settled state.

Pluto Retrograde 2017

Pluto Retrograde 2017

Jupiter square Pluto makes you want to succeed, and succeed big-time. Success, power and influence are all possible but without some care there will be a price to pay. Ruthless determination, greed and corruption may get you there quicker or make you more money but at what cost?

Obsessive and compulsive behavior will not only cause relationship problems at home but can also earn you powerful enemies. As you gain a bigger share of the pie, your competitors start to lose out and will retaliate. If you cut corners by breaking the law then the detectives and other authorities will be on your trail.

Excessive pride, overestimating your resources or common greed may instead lead to big losses and even bankruptcy. Religious mania or extremism are possible outcomes if you remain single-minded and self-righteous. Travel and mixing with people from different backgrounds will help eliminate intolerance and ignorance.

Jupiter Retrograde is very promising for achieving growth and happiness in a particular area of life that is important to you now. Whatever your hopes for the future may be, this year’s Jupiter retrograde is an opportunity to make great leaps towards living out your dreams. However, if your goals are unrealistic, deceitful or greedy then disappointment and loss will follow.

Pluto Retrograde Dates

18 April to 26 September 2016
22 April to 30 September 2018
20 April to 28 September 2017
15° to 17° Capricorn
17° to 19° Capricorn
18° to 21° Capricorn

83 thoughts on “Pluto Retrograde 2017 Internal Investigation

  1. Hi Jamie, Would I feel more this retrograde due to the fact that Pluto retrograde in almost exact opposition to natal venus? This sounds very scary any hope that things could go well? Thanks!

    • Hi Meli. Yes you feel feel any transit more strongly if it aspects something in your chart. I find oppositions easier to deal with than squares because the problem is in your face, more obvious, Squares can hit you from your blind spot. I have not yet written about Pluto opposite Venus transit but Venus opposite Pluto transit should a similar,

      • Hi Jamie ! Hope you are well. Thank you for your response. I found it difficult to deal with it at the same time that the full moon 10 April, maybe because Venus rules my IC and is co ruler of my MC.
        I read Venus opposition Pluto which relates to relationship, and my question is how this affects or you can deal with it when it comes to money as Venus and Pluto are somehow financial planets? Hope you will write about Pluto opposite Venus! Thanks!

  2. Pluto rx seems to represent as learned through my personal life experiences, a rewarding karmic experience if one remains firm to not regenerate an already healed karmic debt incurred by using ones own power, through whatever way that operates through an individual, for personal gain over others in any way shape or form, to honour ones karmic responsibility to maintain the rebirth already achieved through many previoe life times of hard work by being confronted by temptation to sell out yet again, and lust for any physical material heirarchial wants rather than love truth honour respect etc that all life matters in the forming of this plane of existence, be it heavenly or hell again, blessing or curse, to not sell out and go from fry pan to fire, warm light hearted versus cold hearted/hot head and so on. Of course the timing of this years one, is able to reveal quite freely, which is which. Yes it occurs regularly, yet things are highly irregular and unpredictable, indeed forecasting still not much to go on, just now, so how this final phase plays out, renains to be seen, no matter how it looks thus far. I remain ever hopeful for the best, for us all, and feel reat assured that whatever that best may be for each and all, will be deeply defining & of accurate accords.

  3. Its like an elevator of the sliding scale through the etheric and emotional waters, going up in varing subtle degress, or going down likewise…at the moment most feel stuck, in lombo, while all changes to align each with perfect moving to where each belongs now, all quite inspiring of our spirit for new adventure really.

  4. Based on the natural generosity of spirit or any restrictions/limits still placed upon its true flow, plus ethical moral codimg (Saturn through Sag while Pluto through Cap)

  5. Hi! Like your blog!

    This post got me thinking… Nothing happened, I thought, when transiting Pluto squared my natal Pluto-Venus conjunction in the 11th house (ruled by Venus). Oh, yes, hang on…as Pluto passed and retrograded and re-passed the square, 3 of my friends plus a friend’s partner all tried to commit suicide (all unsuccessful, thankfully), and another friend was desperately suicidal and I stayed with her, on suicide-watch, for a few weeks, until she was feeling less desperate.

    Also, Saturn had just moved into Scorpio and was transiting my 12th house cusp when the first of them tried to commit suicide. It was a tough time. But it wasn’t me on the floor (not then, anyway!).

    • Beautifully done Kate 😉 such a humbling experience to be given the privilege to aid loved ones in troubled times such as these and so fortunate to be able to be honest & see how just as easily it may have been you, to be empathic, indeed helping others in crisis aiding your own healing and not be manifesting that crisis for yourself, without that reward being why you did it. kudos! It may be natural for you to do this, however, it is a gift, I assure you, its not always what others do, so at least give yourself acknowledgement of your successful service, it isnt easy to be truly caring, it is however priceless 🙂

    • Are we ready for this years rx I wonder…? as we are in the prior shadow it seems a bit like “hide n go seek” now as the turn around occurs, the counting has been done & it’s “coming ready or not” lol!

  6. This entire year I have Pluto transiting oposition natal Sun and Pluto transiting square natal Mars.And I lost my job. I really don`t know if I will be able to resist another 7 months. Last 3 years have been exhausting. I am not sure if Jupiter 13` Libra in May 2017 has any influence if I have natal North Node at 13` Cancer and natal South note at 13` Capricorn.

  7. Hi Pluto in Capricorn is transiting my natal 6th house (no natal planets there). I’ve read that I should be careful with any health problem developing at this time. Any particular thougth as Pluto continues its retrograde at this time when we are told to look within? My natal sun is in Scorpio, natal pluto and uranus in Virgo, and natal saturn (ruler of Capricorn) retrograde in Pisces…maybe these would be a help?

  8. June 23, 1948 Date of birth and at the moment in the throws of Pluto sitting on my ascendant at 19 degrees 36 seconds I believe. Any insight I’d appreciate! 🙁

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  10. Greetings Jamie, a comment about Pluto retrograde, it was then, my boss at the time, an Aries rising, turned on me…pretty scary, then within a week someone close to me to whom i had been estranged for decades. It was malefic then in turn jovial, the Jupiter. A serious character flaw, maybe buried 50 years, came out at me, in secret then public. One of at least 2 more experiences pluto-esque! I’ve had Sun trine Chiron come in this season and had the Eclipse on my NN. I do a blog. Lots of articles… I study the movements of the planets more than most check their watches. You have to consciously and intelligently apply the character personality traits to positions and relationships with each one you track. There’s a lot of people right there! Some refer to them as planets. It works if you work it. But, then I’m Capricorn Rising and that’s just what we do. Much love and faith. ♡♡

  11. When Pluto stationed Rx in April, it did its lovely pivot over my natal Chiron (19 deg. Capricorn exact) position. Retrograding back to 16 deg. 51 min of Capricorn, it will station Direct within a minute of being exactly conjunct my natal Descendant. Luckily (?) for me, it does not Rx back into my 6th House, where for years I have had to endure the trials of the Pluto transit of the House of Health after having been diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (May, 2004). Ready for the next phase of transiting Pluto’s expression in my natal 7th House, but would appreciate any insights you might lend, Jamie, or others, on Pluto’s Retrograde dance between my natal Chiron in the 7th and my natal Descendant. Thank you for any insights you might care to share, and Many Blessings!

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