DATE: April 20th - September 28th
Pluto retrograde in Capricorn highlights all authority/power structures, government, career, goals and ambitions. Capricorn is a very stable earth sign and sticks to everything seemingly comfortable, safe and secure. Capricorn is known to be reliable, the symbol of the “goat climbing the mountain”, rarely making a mis-step. Slow to change, if ever, keeping the status quo in tact. Pluto in this sign wants to transform, regenerate and re-energize, removing fear insecurity and doubt blocking change and forward movement, rebirth into something better, more positive. Pluto eliminates everything causing decay and disintegration, getting rid of obsessions. While retrograde Pluto will highlight all that needs to be relinquished, while exposing the desire to use power aa a tool of the ego and Self, with “explosive” outcomes that cause self-destruction in not too positive ways.
The retrograde is a time to go within and learn how to change self-destructive behavior, fears, insecurity and past mistakes associated with Capricorn, that would lead to stagnation and decay in the long-term. Pluto can be a difficult retrograde because very few people like change and prefer to keep things in a familiar pattern of the past that doesn’t allow for growth or empowerment. Because Pluto is at the end of the planetary zodiac its effects are not only the personal but effects large groups of people and generations. You only have to look at the world and recent events to see how this is being played out. The responsibility therefore lies with each person to ensure self-destruction isn’t the outcome of not only this retrograde but Saturn too.