Pluto Retrograde 2021 – Fortune with Regrets

Pluto Retrograde 2020

Pluto retrograde 2021 begins on April 27 at 26° Capricorn and ends on October 6 at 24° Capricorn.

Pluto retrograde is generally a time of reflection about power and control issues in your life. Pluto retrograde 2021 is not much different but a fixed star alignment means it also brings good fortune but with regret and disgrace.

More detail about Pluto retrograde 2021 follows some general information on Pluto retrograde in transit. Information about Pluto retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

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 issues 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 2021

Pluto stations retrograde on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 26°48′ Capricorn. The chart below shows there are no major planetary aspects to Pluto retrograde 2021. However, there is a fixed star at 26°08′ Capricorn called Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii), located on the rump of the Archer.

Pluto Retrograde 2021

Pluto Retrograde 2021

Fixed star Terebellum at 26°08′ Capricorn gives fortune but with regret and disgrace, cunning, a mercenary nature, and repulsiveness. It is of the nature of Venus and Saturn, so also gives bad morals, perverted tastes, seduction, and bad luck in love affairs. Terebellum rules three inches below the right knee.

Pluto stations direct on October 6, 2021, at 24°18′ Capricorn [see chart].

Pluto Retrograde Dates
  • 2020, April 25 to October 4 – 24°59′ to 22°29′ Capricorn
  • 2021, April 27 to October 6 – 26°48′ to 24°18′ Capricorn
  • 2022, April 29 to October 8 – 28°35′ to 26°06′ Capricorn

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.

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.213.
  2. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.130.

5 thoughts on “Pluto Retrograde 2021 – Fortune with Regrets

  1. yeah, 2020 Eris square Pluto. Corona and the Survival of the fittest. A few posts on Rich get Richer type books, ie. political and cosmology, Freeland 2012, and Gleiser 2001…

    And earlier in the week, Moon square Pluto, as Pluto is virtually Stationary Retrograde. Then, a handful of Mercury Cazimi posts at the Cusp of Power, and kapow, the thread is scrubbed.

    2021 is the year of Saturn sq Uranus, and it shows up at Andromeda contact points both Geocentric and Heliocentric..

  2. “And earlier in the week, Moon square Pluto, as Pluto is virtually Stationary Retrograde.”

    not quite..

    It was Moon sq. Eris on budget day in Canada, April 19, carefully selected, nurtured, and sprung by expensive help.

    2020 Pluto sq. Eris, Survival of the Fittest.
    2021 Moon sq. Eris, Survival of the Feminist, ie. the budget.


  4. “Pluto retrograde 2021 is not much different but a fixed star alignment means it also brings good fortune but with regret and disgrace.”

    Don’t believe everything Robson says.

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