Death, Power, Addiction and History.
These are just a few things that comes to mind when it comes to Pluto! Pluto symbolizes rebirth, transformation. It can reveal your fears, your weaknesses and your patterns.
With Pluto in Retrograde until October, this will be a time of letting go.
This is specifically in reference to the concept of control, whether there is too much or too little of it.
If you feel that there has been someone in your life that has been keeping too tight of a grip on you, from now until October will be the best time to let go of this person.
Facing addictive behaviors whether it be with food, drugs alcohol or any other vice will come to the surface of your life at this time. Taking a step back and finding out the "Why" of these habits will be extremely beneficial for you and your growth.
Lastly, this is a time to let go of any and all self sabotaging patterns you have. Whether it be in relationships, work or family, this is the point where history STOPS repeating itself. This is a time to create your clean slate, to thank the old you for existing and then let her go.
Carrying around crystals during this time can help amplify your intentions of healing, whether it is kicking a bad habit, increasing your self worth or dealing with suppressed emotions.
Crystal #1: Amethyst
Amethyst is known as the stone of sobriety, and is great for people who struggle with compulsive behaviors with substances (food, drink, drugs etc). Remember in the beginning when I mentioned Pluto would be pointing out any addictions you have? This counts for people too, as we can be addicted to the pain that we allow others to inflict on us. Amethyst is great detoxifier not only for these addictive behaviors but for keeping any negative energy away from you.
Crystal #2 Snowflake Obsidian
During the Retrograde you might find yourself in stressful situations, after all, it's a time of transformation. Conflicts with friends and lovers, job switches and emotional turmoil are all possible at this time, making it important for you to prioritize a grounded state. Snowflake Obsidian acts as a loving mirror. It shows you your strengths and weaknesses, you as how you are now, and shows you patterns that you need to break in order to live your best life.
Any unhealthy patterns of thinking or living that you have that stemmed from trauma can be broken and can begin to heal when you work with Snowflake Obsidian. Channeling the root chakra, Snowflake Obsidian can push you through self improvement while also inviting grounding, balance and security into your life.
Crystal #3 Rhodochrosite
During times of major change, it's easy to feel doubtful and unsure of your choices. When we say no to people or to habits that we have been saying yes to for the majority of our lives, it oftentimes feels foreign and even bad for some people. Wearing or carrying Rhodochrosite on your person can amplify love and confidence in self. It allows you to forgive yourself for your past mistakes and let go of any guilt you're holding onto, in order to flourish as a growing adult. Rhodochrosite restores trust within yourself, promoting sure decision making and assurance in one's intuition.
So there you have it: 3 Crystals for Surviving this Pluto Retrograde.
We know, we know, it's going to feel hard for the next couple of months, but remember: the only way out, is through.
But no one ever said you had to make this journey alone.
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