Pluto in Aquarius: March - June 2023, January - September 2024, November 2024 - March 2043, & August 2043 - January 2044
Pluto is nearing the end of its time in earth sign Capricorn, and we'll embark on a journey with Pluto in Aquarius soon. This is going to last for over 20 years, so it's pretty important!
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Pluto in Aquarius Dates:
How Pluto in Aquarius 2023 - 2044 Impacts You
Pluto is going to spend a while in Aquarius, about 20+ years, and this puts the planet of transformation in the sign of change. Merge them together, and you get a period of massive transformations and changes that propel us into the future, which Aquarius also rules. We're way more future-minded, and way more focused on how what we do now impacts us for decades to come and beyond. This isn't just a concern for the present anymore. What about the future?
This may be concerning in that, this may come for a bad reason (perhaps we see something like escalating climate catastrophes early in this transit and that pushes through massive changes, for example). Pluto is destructive and humans are stubborn, so it's always a possibility. But, whatever we do work to change, we do so with passion and intensity thanks to Pluto. We're pushing through with strong wills, and we're making things happen in the face of blocks and opposition.
Aquarius rules groups and the masses, so a lot of our focus can be on the collective, and not the individual. How can we come together in ways that are beneficial for the many instead of the few? This likely won't be so great for the oligarchs of the world, but I'll save my tears (LOL).
Aquarius is a science ruler (along with Scorpio), so we may see much more progress being made with scientific advancements (perhaps a big jump with something that has been thought of as impossible; we actually did just have in 2022 that fusion energy breakthrough, and I recently saw something about breakthroughs in reversing aging - maybe we'll solve climate change and live to 500 by the end of this transit! haha).
Aquarius is also a tech ruler (along with Gemini), so we may see major tech advancements and developments, though I feel like we're going to see some downfalls here first (watch out tech billionaires!). I think the nature of social media will change, and how we use the internet will also shift in some unforeseen way. Tech will likely expand even more, and become an even bigger part of our lives.
In December 2020, we had the Great Mutation. There is something in astrology called the Great Conjunction, and this occurs when the transit (moving) Jupiter and Saturn conjunct (align). This happens roughly every 20 year, and represents a shift. The Great Conjunction becomes the Great Mutation when the signs the Great Conjunction occurs in changes elements, and in December 20202, we went from Great Conjunctions in earth signs to Great Conjunctions in air signs. This change happens roughly every 200 years.
That Great Conjunction occurred in Aquarius, at 0 degrees, and I think Pluto moving into Aquarius is going to set it off in a big way. We're embarking on a whole new cycle of life that lasts for the next 2 centuries! We're shifting into a new era, and we're going to become more open, more socially conscious, more aware, and more inspired. Pluto in Aquarius is what gets us started.
Saturn has been in Aquarius, and exits Aquarius just before Pluto enters (March 7th 2023). This is interesting because Saturn is the teacher, the one who brings us lessons (or forces lessons on us, really).
With this coming right before Pluto enters Aquarius, I think Saturn was giving us an opportunity to learn the lessons we need to learn related to Aquarius, and to clear out the excess sludge, so we can go into Pluto in Aquarius with less baggage and less to stop us. It's like Saturn was paving the way for Pluto, trying to make this transit easier. Maybe because it is such a big shift, the dawn of a new era?
Hopefully, you've used 2021 - 2023 to tackle your Saturn issues related to Aquarius (and whatever that was doing to your natal chart). That can make this Pluto in Aquarius transit much easier for you personally.
How Pluto in Aquarius Differs from Pluto in Capricorn
Capricorn is the sign of the traditional, while Aquarius is the sign of the unconventional. Capricorn is the status quo, the way things have always been, while Aquarius is change, the way things could be if we ventured outside of our comfort zone. So this is pretty different energy!
One thing Capricorn and Aquarius do have in common is they both see the big picture. Capricorn is more practical about it while Aquarius is more idealistic and hopeful. So, we can become more idealistic and hopeful about changes and the future and what we're transforming into.
Pluto in Capricorn really took a hard look at governments, corporations, and institutions, and tore down quite a few of them. Pluto in Aquarius may build on this, focusing on large groups that have gone wrong, or where we've gone wrong collectively.
Special Periods During Pluto in Aquarius
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Chiron won't tour the sign of Aquarius while Pluto is in Aquarius, so that only leaves Jupiter. Jupiter will tour Aquarius while Pluto is in Aquarius on:
April 11th - June 26th 2032
November 29th 2032 - April 14th 2033
September 12th - December 1st 2033
The two conjunct on February 4th 2033, just once during this time, at 14 degrees Aquarius.
Jupiter last conjuncted Pluto in 2020 in Capricorn, and this brings expansive Jupiter with powerful Pluto. This can amplify the transformations that are occurring at the time, and we can get excited about it thanks to Jupiter.
What's really interesting about this period is Uranus, the planet that naturally rules Aquarius, will be changing signs, going from Gemini to Cancer at the same time! We're experiencing major changes at that point in our focus and perspective in Gemini, and shifting our foundation in Cancer.
There will also be a solar eclipse on January 26th 2028 that is in Aquarius and bang on conjunct Pluto in Aquarius. This is auspicious energy that can bring major transformations, more shifts. So much shifting energy!
Pluto in Aquarius Conjunct the Planets in Your Natal Chart
Pluto in Aquarius is going to be most significant for those with Uranus or Neptune in Aquarius, which is virtually all of Gen Z. The kids are coming of age and taking over!
Pluto conjunct your natal Uranus brings major changes to your life, and big shifts in your future, your dreams, and where you're going. Pluto conjunct your natal Neptune can make you get clear about your dreams, and want to make them real.
If you have Chiron in Aquarius, Pluto conjunct can bring massive growth and potential for healing, but this may come with some major discomfort or old wounds re-opening. You can be vulnerable, and have to make sure to protect yourself, otherwise Pluto can be ruthless.
If you have Saturn in Aquarius, Pluto conjunct can bring out some Saturn lessons (if you have any major ones left), but also bring out more discipline, more structure, more responsibility, and more success. This can be a great time for progress, but it comes with hard work.
If you have Jupiter in Aquarius, Pluto conjunct can be extremely beneficial for you, especially the period where Jupiter is also touring Aquarius in 3032 and 3033. That can bring massive opportunities for you, all new experiences, and a new path for your life can open up. You can make things happen, and your will can be strong, and luck can be on your side (as long as you're ethical about it).
The Sun or Moon in Aquarius can mean Pluto conjunct brings a massive transformation of your personality, or of your life. This can be disruptive, but ultimately beneficial. Mercury in Aquarius can shift your outlook; Venus in Aquarius can transform relationships; Mars in Aquarius can find new motivations; and Ceres in Aquarius can bring new resources and ways of nourishing.
You'll want to check out how to manage hard transit Pluto aspects to the personal planets, and everyone should check out managing Pluto through the houses.
Final Notes on Pluto in Aquarius
Pluto in Aquarius is a huge, important time, and we're making history! Hopefully, for the better, but who knows, ha. Personally, look at the houses in your natal chart Pluto will tour in Aquarius, as the areas of life those houses rule get the biggest brunt of this transit, and can be where you experience the biggest transformations over the next 20 years.
Make sure you're being true to yourself, open to what's different, willing to change, adapting to the changes around you, and keeping a hopeful eye on the future. Let's see where we are in 20 years ;)
Suggested Reading: Transit Pluto page for interpretations for Pluto in the houses and aspects