Saturn and Pluto both join Jupiter in moving retrograde this month. Pluto stations retrograde on April 24 at 23 degrees Capricorn. Powerhouse dwarf planet Pluto, working from the depths to the surface, will move retrograde until October 2nd stationing direct at 20 degrees Capricorn. Pluto is slow-moving, goes retrograde every year, and promises deep and long-lasting transformation at the degrees it moves over in its slow and thorough excavation of areas in need of renovation, even if you thought you were just fine with how things have been. Look to your own chart to see where these degrees fall and what other planets are involved as this is where your deepest work will be happening this Spring and Summer.
Saturn will be stationing retrograde on April 29 at 20 degrees Capricorn, moving retrograde until September 18 where it will station direct at 13 degrees Capricorn. Saturn is closer to Earth and you will feel the degrees it is working on more personally in your life. Saturn is the taskmaster of the zodiac and directs you to what you need to be working on in your life. Saturn can feel harsh and challenging, especially where it is pushing you to show up with maturity and commitment and a deepened sense of responsibility, especially when all you want to do is crawl back under the covers and let it all pass. it won’t. Or it will. You get to show up in your life however you choose and love with the consequences, whatever they turn out to be.
Retrograde periods are times to re-evaluate, re-consider, re-visit, re-assess, and, dare i say…relax? Yes! Take a breather from incessant fretting and worrying and take some time to just BE with what is. Retrograde periods let you rest more in the moment to be more present for the situations you have created, allowing for more time to consider what situations you would like to create next. YOU are the creator of your reality, your experience. What do you want to create? What do you want to experience? Are you willing to do what it takes to make a change if making a change will give you more of what you wish to experience?