Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: Deciphering Our Desires

Aujha Aye
7 min readApr 25, 2022
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It’s retrograde season…again. This time around we’ve got Pluto making this somewhat chaotic transit. Pluto turns retrograde at 28 degrees of Capricorn in April (29th) and will slowly make it’s way through the retrograde period, stationing direct at 26 degrees in the same sign on October 8th. As Pluto is considered a transcendental planet (natal Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), this means we’ll be feeling the effects of this retrograde on a more subconscious level over a longer period of time. The main areas that Pluto governs in our lives are transformation, regeneration, intimacy, and the cycles of life and death. Pluto is also a generational planet, meaning most people in an age group or generation will share the same Pluto sign. This can mean that many people will experience similar themes, relating to different areas in their lives. For instance, a person with natal Pluto in the seventh house might see some changes in their relationships with others over the course of this retrograde. On the other hand, someone with natal Pluto placed in the second or tenth house could experience shifts in their career. These are just a couple of general examples, you’ll have to look at your natal chart to get more specifics for your individual experience.

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn

When we hear the word “retrograde” it can put a little fear in our hearts but — it’s important to remember not to give your power over to the retrograde. Astrology is a tool, and understanding these transits can be looked at as a way to navigate our paths with our own personal maps. So, even though the retrograde might shake a few things up, keep in mind — there’s a reason. When looking at the way a planet moves when in is in retrograde, you’ll notice it seems to stop, and then pass back over an area of space that it previously chartered. Therefore, retrograde energy can be attributed to the act of reflecting and correcting. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is all about reflecting and correcting in the areas mentioned earlier, and adding a little Capricorn essence…

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Aujha Aye

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