It looks like astronomers meeting now in Prague are going to reclassify Pluto. They don't think it should be considered a full-scale planet and they are going to classify it as a 'dwarf planet'.
They can do what they think is best I suppose, but astrologers would strongly disagree as to the weight of influence of Pluto in the solar system.
Personally I've experienced three of my most trying life traumas during Pluto transits. The most recent one, about three years ago, I was taken to small claims court by an unhappy and jealous ex-boyfriend as Pluto conjuncted my Descendant. We had separated about four years previous to that but he waited (not knowing anything about astrology) till Pluto was on my Descendant to harass me ;-). Thankfully the case was thrown out of court but it was very emotionally charged for me.
Many years ago my mother died as Pluto squared my Sun.
And when Pluto conjuncted my Moon, I would have to say that year was the most emotionally-trying year in my life so far.
Pluto may be small in size but it carries an incredible punch. Pluto ain't no dwarf planet. Anyone else want to vouch for the power of Pluto transits?
The above photo is 'Pluto' by Dan Zen.