Pluto is a planet that can have different meanings and a lasting effect on our lives. When in retrograde, it is associated with toxic patterns and breaking free of the things that keep us chained down.
Pluto in retrograde symbolizes turmoil followed by a major change. It is a dark storm and ends with light peeking through the clouds. The effect brought by Pluto is gradual, an awakening that eventually leads to healing.
What Does Pluto in Retrograde Mean in Aquarius?
Pluto will be retrograde in Aquarius from May 1st - June 11th, 2023.
Pluto takes about 248 years to complete its circle around the sun. The last time Pluto was retrograde in Aquarius, was between 1778 and 1790.
Many events were brought on by this phenomenon. Some were of social order, other were of public rights. The American Constitution was ratified during that time, the French Revolution took place, and the Industrial Revolution changed the world. Mary Wollstonecraft also published A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which advocated for women's equality.
The Aquarian victories appear liberating and positive, but this may depend on the perspective. The water-bearer is known to pursue revolution and righteousness, regardless of the cost and collateral.
During the French Revolution, Pluto retrograde oversaw the toppling of a bloated monarchy, liberating the people. That being said, because of rigid nationalism, ethnic and religious differences failed to fully integrate.
Pluto will next reach 0 degrees into Aquarius in March 2023. This will be its first time since the passing of the 18th century. It will not stay long there, as it will take a brief journey through Capricorn from June 11th, 2023 - January 21st, 2024. In 2024, Pluto will finally settle in Aquarius, where it will remain retrograde for the next two decades.
Aquarius defines big pictures that record the transformation of an epoch into an era. Pluto wreaks awakening and chaos, irrevocably transforming the hierarchies of global powers.
How Does Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius Affect the Zodiac Signs?
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Aries (March 20th – April 19th)
Aries will moderately be affected by Pluto in retrograde. You may discover some mistakes made in your past, which prevented you from receiving the desired income. Your efforts will be recognized, and others will begin to see the potential inside of you.
Completing open-ended issues will be important during this time. Opportunities will come from your groups and networks of acquaintances and friends.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Pluto has been overseeing the career of Taurus for a long time, taking its spot in the 10th house. Now that it is in retrograde, it will make you look closer at the toxic dynamics you have with your higher-ups. It is a period of reflection that will tell you precisely how you are improving your career or compromising your professional path.
When Pluto is in retrograde, rather than pointing fingers at your higher-ups and finding blame in them, you should look within yourself. Perhaps you’ve been the one adding fuel to the fire and setting sparks on your professional journey.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
For Gemini, Pluto retrogrades in the 9th house. Compared to other signs, you are not as conflicted with Aquarius, so the impact on you won't be as extreme as other signs. However, you will feel something spiritual awaking inside of you.
Perhaps you will start going on a religious journey. Or maybe you wish to take your goals by the reins and understand what needs to be done. A long road will form ahead of you, one that will make you feel more connected to your elders.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Cancer (June 21st – July 21st)
For Cancer, Pluto will retrograde into the 8th house. You can expect a tribal elevation to happen sometime in the future. This time is perfect for you to go through your relationships and re-evaluate all of your boundaries.
Pluto retrograding in Aquarius may also bring uncertainty, making Cancer feel nervous. It may even feel like you are losing your direction in life. This is why you should take the time for self-reflection and re-evaluate how you take control.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Leo (July 22nd – August 21st)
Pluto has been making its way through your 7th house, the house of partnerships, for years. At this point, it is time to look at behaviors, thoughts, and dynamics that have been affecting your long-term relationships with your partners.
Perhaps you are holding on to a certain narrative about the things that you want in life. Maybe you are trying to exert too much control – or quite the opposite, too little of it. Pluto retrograding in Aquarius may be a sign that you should look at your relationship with others. By understanding yourself, you can let go of toxic patterns and help rediscover yourself.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Virgo (August 22nd – September 21st)
With Pluto retrograding in the 6th house, the house of health, the effects you feel will be centered around your well-being. It is a time to address potential issues that you may have. If you have health problems, perhaps this might be a good time to handle them.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)
Libra may feel the positive effects of Pluto going retrograde. You may be able to fix potential relationship problems or solve issues or focus more on the things that bring you joy. It’s a good period to find the things that truly make you feel relaxed. A vacation may be welcome at this point.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Pluto tours through your 4th house, which is the house of home. When retrograde, it will make you look at issues such as control, power, and toxicity with family dynamics. These traits would have been ever-present in your family since the very beginning.
As Pluto goes back into retrograde, you may use self-reflective practices to draw comfort and support. This period will offer you the pause that you need to make the necessary adjustments.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 20th)
Sagittarius will have Pluto retrograding in the 3rd house. This might prove a good time for you. Perhaps a new hobby or signing up for a course will come to light, which will turn into a business idea. Your popularity may also increase, as well as the support from people around you. Don’t be afraid to express your inner feelings, as this can help you break your boundaries.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Capricorn (December 21st – January 18th)
For Capricorn, Pluto retrogrades in the 2nd house – the house of finances. You may be moderately affected by this, but not significantly. Some financial issues may appear, but there may also be an investment opportunity. Make sure that you make wise decisions.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Aquarius (January 19th – February 17th)
For Aquarius, Pluto lands in the 1st house – the house of self. While the planet is in retrograde, it may be a time to rediscover yourself. Perhaps a new challenge is coming your way, one that will require you to push the boundaries that you set for yourself.
Pluto in retrograde will use self-reflection to help you pinpoint negative behaviors and patterns. This way, it will be much easier for you to step into a place of a higher power. This cosmic move is a sign that you should focus on your occupational goals, and not be afraid of a bold move to improve yourself.
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius for Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)
For Pisces, Pluto retrogrades into the 12th house. An unconventional way to improve your social status may appear, pushing you to move past your boundaries. With Pluto standing in your own sign, it is time for you to harness the power of your mind and listen to your intuition.