Pluto turns retrograde April 24, at 23 degrees of Capricorn.It will remain retrograde until October 3, when it turns direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn.
This is a significant change, especially if you have Cardinal planets-Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn at 22-24 degrees. If so, changes can occur at this time, depending on what else is in your chart.
Many issues relating to joint monies and investments, partnerships and sex will begin to be internalized during this period allowing us to look at things from a different viewpoint. Pluto is about making deep change that goes beneath the surface. One way of looking at this is destruction of that which is no longer working, which will now become obvious. Pluto wants to uncover things and bring them from the darkness or hidden realm and into the light.
Certain issues involving power or power structures may appear to lose steam during this time, but they are not really going away, they are just going under the surface, where activity is still occurring that can be significant when Pluto turns direct again. In a sense we are backing up, to reconsider ideas and information.
When Pluto turns direct again long term issues of this type (power issues) will surface again both in our personal lives and the world. But, as Pluto retrogrades we have the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective and effect a transformative change.
As Saturn retrogrades within the week, this will have a significant affect on world events, as we mull things over the next few months. This will especially be apparent in the US as Pluto turns retrograde conjunct Mercury in the US Natal chart. Mercury rules reports, the written word, communications, and young people, which is where the collective focus will be.