Pluto is one of the most intense and powerful planets circling the cosmos, and is linked to themes connecting to our deepest selves, transformation, and the subconscious, according to Lisa Stardust, astrologer and author of The Love Deck. "The retrograde has allowed us to deal with situations around karma, structure, and stability on both personal and collective levels," she tells Refinery29. "We will now become more status-oriented, and will likely feel eager to get rid of any obstacles that are preventing us from thriving professionally."
For almost six months, we've been revisiting some of our most personal deep-rooted psychological material, according to Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com and author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. "When we were dreaming, meditating, and even practicing active psychotherapy or self-analysis, Pluto has been exposing the dark side of our lives, bringing it up for processing and release," she says. "Unhealthy life patterns and toxic relationships, specifically, have been targeted and exposed, shocking even some of the most aware people."