Get ready for a whole new era, and a whole new you. Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope is more than 200 years in the making! Here’s how the most profound astrological event of 2023 affects you.
March 23 is a huge and historical day as seismic Pluto enters Aquarius for the first time since the American Revolution was winding down from 1778-1798!
The icy dwarf planet makes lengthy stays in each zodiac sign, and these periods indelibly shape history. Pluto does a brief initial lap through Aquarius until June 11, then returns for a full, TWO DECADE stay on November 19, 2024. This sneak preview will give us a flash of what Pluto has in store for the rest of its 21-year visit, which will last until January 19, 2044.
See our article for a deep dive on this historic transit: Sneak Peek: The Pluto in Aquarius Transit Will Make Our World Even Weirder
What’s the Pluto in Aquarius transit mean for me?
The cosmic ruler of death and rebirth changes zodiac signs for the first time since 2008, on March 23, 2023. For the next two years, Pluto weaves back and forth between iron-fisted, hierarchical Capricorn and innovative, community-focused Aquarius, ready to shake up one system after another.
What skeletons are rattling in the closet? Where do we go “unconscious,” unable to see our role in a crisis? As the cosmic ruler of the underworld, Pluto’s impulse is to conceal. Projection is one of this planet’s favorite defense mechanisms. Whenever and wherever you’re pointing the finger, Pluto is probably at play.
Pluto in astrology and how it affects you
Because of its distance from the Sun, Pluto has a long, inconsistent orbit, taking approximately 248 years to make one full journey around el Sol. This means Pluto will hover in a single sign for 12-21 years. As a result, it is one of the planets that shapes generational trends. Pluto can be a destroyer, tearing down what is begging to evolve, forcing us to rebuild from the ashes.
Great innovations have been born during these cycles. But they are generally accompanied by grief, crisis and loss as we release the outmoded past. Pluto’s extended cycles often begin with a massive, headline-generating event, but end with breakthroughs that transform an entire industry. Wealth may change hands as a result, resonant with Pluto’s penchant for power plays.
In Aquarius, we’ll feel the greatest shift happening with society, community and technology—all areas of life the Water Bearer rules. As we grapple with changes with climate, polarizing politics and the advent of AI, life as we know it sure to change under the Pluto in Aquarius transit.
On a personal level (covered in your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope below!) we can expect transformations to occur within our friendships and communities. Aquarius is the “one love” sign the wants peace and unity. But Pluto destroys everything that is ready to be alchemized into a new form.
If you’re hanging with low-vibe people or trying to fit into a group where you aren’t accepted, get ready for some wake-up calls. For some folks, Pluto in Aquarius may call you into activism or awaken your leadership within the communities you dwell. We’ll all have to work together in new ways now. Farewell “rugged individualism,” hello “soul squads.”
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
The skies serve up a massive transformational event when powerhouse Pluto leaves Capricorn for the first time since 2008, making a three-month pit stop in Aquarius before returning for TWO whole decades next year (from November 19, 2024, until January 19, 2044, to be exact). Get ready to usher in a whole new era in teamwork on March 23!
Until 2044, which seems like an unimaginable date to write about, your success will decidedly be about “who you know.” There could be both allies and enemies hiding in plain sight who step up and reveal themselves while secretive, calculating Pluto takes its first, tentative step into Aquarius this year, until June 11.
Are you ready to make a career change? Pluto’s LONG transit through Capricorn and your professional tenth house began all the way back in January 2008, and you’ve gone through quite a number of transitions since then, working to align your goals with your soul.
While it’s not uncommon to change careers over the span of 15 years, Pluto’s presence may have forced you to do some deep emotional reckoning, perhaps even reinventing yourself a couple times over. If it all felt particularly intense, know that Pluto was honing your leadership chops and helping you make the best possible choices around your life path. Now, your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope calls for you to adopt the mantra that many hands make light work!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
A long, weird and disorienting adventure—15 years long, to be exact—starts winding down this March 23. Transformational Pluto will slip into Aquarius and your tenth house of leadership, career and ambition until June 11, serving a sneak preview of the 20-year transit it will embark upon from November 19, 2024, to January 19, 2044. Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope calls for epic change coming at a deep core level!
This is major and unprecedented astrological news, Bull, because Pluto’s last trip through Aquarius was from 1778 to 1798. Sure, we could look to the French Revolution and the birth of the United States for clues (and get even more apocalyptic than your newsfeed)…but who will YOU be in this new world, Taurus?
If powerful Pluto has any say in it, you may be an innovative leader who helps us all prioritize and keep calm amid chaos. Truly, that’s the best use of your rooted, bullish ways. (Might we see a Taurus oligarch or two rise up in the history books again? We’d bet on it.) O’tenacious Taurus, we need you to help us all see a way forward, to champion humanity and harness the power of people once again.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Step into the light! A long, shadowy period is coming to an end, Gemini. While it won’t officially stick until November 2024, you’ll get a three-month sneak preview of what that will feel like! From March 23 to June 11, transformational Pluto will dip into Aquarius and your expansive ninth house. This 180-degree shift will open the floodgates of optimism and hopeful visions for your future.
This is Pluto’s first foray out of Capricorn and your intense, intimate eighth house since January 2008. The eighth house reigns over intense and classified matters—its dominion includes shadow work, sex, death, financial windfalls, reproduction, marriage and divorce, secrets and scandals. Not exactly light fare, and you’ve been through it, Gemini. That’s why we’re thrilled to report that the next chapter of your life looks SO much brighter and, frankly, easier.
When Pluto settles into Aquarius for a 20-year stretch from November 19, 2024, until January 19, 2044, it’s time to stop trafficking among low-vibe and energy-draining people and step into your calling as a lightworker. The planet is sorely in need of new visions and possibilities for its own survival. Will you be the person to bring humanity together, Gemini? Pluto will certainly extend the opportunity to step into a powerful role.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Pluto makes its first return to Aquarius in nearly 250 years, a three-month sneak preview that begins March 23 and will last until June 11. Repeat after us, Cancer: Your intuition is your friend! Don’t believe it yet? You’ll have a long (as in 20 years long) period to adapt to this truth.
Since January 2008, Pluto’s been in Capricorn and your seventh house of committed partnerships. From business alliances to romantic pairings, your interpersonal affairs department has been a place of deep soul transformation. Now Pluto’s plunge into the eighth house of merging takes things to an even deeper level, if you can believe that.
This intimate zodiac zone rules a wide swath of issues: birth, death, marriage, divorce, property, shared finances, wealth, emotional and spiritual healing, sex and secrets…to name a few. Over this upcoming two-decade transit, we’ll all experience major life moments. For your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope, however, these moments will be deeply transformative. You may be called upon as a healing force or a spiritual guide for others.
Pluto will be back in Aquarius for the long haul from November 19, 2024, to January 19, 2044. But between now and June 11, you’ll get a taste of what the next two decades will hold—and it’s looking like a deep inner revolution.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Relationship school is in session, and this curriculum is even longer than a K-12 stretch! On March 23, transformational Pluto picks up the baton from Saturn, moving into Aquarius until June 11—the first leg of a longer visit that will last from November 2024 to January 2044.
During the next three months, you’ll become keenly aware of subtle relationship dynamics as well as how the people around you might be mirroring different parts of yourself. If you keep attracting the “same” troubling person or dynamic, Pluto will help you unearth how they’re a vibrational match for an unhealed part of yourself. Rather than shun the messenger, look at everyone in your life as a helpful guide, pointing the way to where you can grow.
Since January 2008, Pluto’s been in Capricorn and your sixth house of health, organization and helpful people. You’ve been learning powerful (and sometimes painful) lessons about micromanaging and delegating, as well as managing your own energy levels.
As Pluto weaves between Capricorn and Aquarius between June 2023 and November 2024, you can start applying the important things you’ve learned about self-care, stress, burnout and perfectionism in these past 15 years. Could you help others avoid these pitfalls, or perhaps champion healthy relationships from your own experiences? Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope gives you a peek at future possibilities this spring.
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Virgo (August 23-September 22) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
From March 23 to June 11, Pluto makes a brief pit stop in your sixth house of wellness, work and organization before returning for 20 whole years from November 19, 2024, to January 19, 2044. Virgo, you’re the native ruler of the zodiac’s sixth house, so having transformational Pluto here for such a long run will be an up-close look in the mirror—deeply uncomfortable at times.
Pluto in Aquarius will reveal the depths of your unconscious urges. As the zodiac’s perfectionist, you work hard to mask your flaws, except when YOU take control and share about them yourself. But Pluto will pry loose your grip on all the addictions, coping mechanisms and unhealthy ways you try to hide the fact that you’re a mere mortal, as confused and adrift as the rest of us.
Sexy though it’s not, regenerative Pluto in this zone points you to focus on your digestive health. In recent years, gut health has become one of the most important areas of wellness. The gut, which is the body part ruled by Virgo, has been called the “second brain.” (Is this why Virgos are so smart?)
From balancing your microbiome to adding more fiber to your plate, there’s a range of options to explore with your healthcare provider. Beyond that, secretive Pluto unveils any mind-body connections that can manifest in your well-being. Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope calls for you to dig deeper than mere symptoms for total wellness!
Libra (September 23-October 22) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Alchemist Pluto will make its first visit to Aquarius in nearly 250 years, from March 23 to June 11. Kind of a big deal? Better believe it! In the next three months, you’ll get a peek at what the next two decades of your life will hold when Pluto returns to Aquarius from November 19, 2024, to January 19, 2044, for a 20-year stretch!
Pluto’s new position will also bring relief after a heavy and soul-transforming cycle that you’ve been dealing with for the last 15 years. Since January 2008, the planet of secrets and soul-level transformation has been weaving through your fourth house of home and family, bringing so much to the surface.
There’s a silver lining to any turbulence you weathered. Your inner “shadow work” has gotten you ready for Pluto’s upcoming two decades in Aquarius as the potent planet visits your fifth house of love, creativity and self-expression. You’re emerging from Pluto’s cradle as a truly centered AND sentient being. Since this next cycle will be more public than private, the lesson you’ve learned could become part of what you share with others. Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope might very well start with a twin-flame attraction. Or you could advance to a higher octave with your person.Expect even the sweetest of Pluto’s offerings to come packaged with deep soul growth.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Your ruling planet, Pluto, changes zodiac signs for the first time in 15 years on March 23. Since January 2008, Pluto’s been in Capricorn and your third house of communication. From friendships to negotiations, mindset to messaging, you’ve learned deep lessons on being impactful and impeccable with your words.
In November 2024, Pluto will embark on a 20-year plunge through Aquarius and your domestic fourth house, bringing its transformational touch close to home. Ready for a sneak preview of this two-decade transit?
From March 23 to June 11, Pluto makes a short visit to Aquarius, giving you a taste of what’s to come. You may get the sudden urge to explore your roots, work through intergenerational patterns or unravel a family mystery. Does your home feel like less of a haven than it could? Pluto is all about exploring the hidden forces and invisible energies. Consider a space clearing or Feng Shui to unblock the energetic flow of health, wealth and happiness. Even moving furniture into a new configuration or boxing up old relics that keep you emotionally stuck in the past can be helpful.
Your relationship with your mother, a child or a powerful woman could figure into events over the next three months. Where could you both benefit from forgiveness or a healthy dose of detachment? The ties that bind could have gotten constricting, and regenerative Pluto will spotlight codependent and addictive patterns that need healing from the ground up.
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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Financial relief: incoming! The stars serve up an economic stimulus plan on March 23 when transformational Pluto takes a three-month break from Capricorn and your money zone, where it’s spent the past 15 years. This is a sneak preview of a 20-year transit that will start in earnest on November 19, 2024, when Pluto settles into Aquarius for two full decades.
Between now and June 11, Pluto will briefly visit Aquarius and your third house of communication, giving your message some gravitas. If you find yourself suddenly called to write, speak, teach or make media appearances, consider this a taste of what’s to come. Your voice will become an instrument of power (more than it already is). Will you use it to sow negativity and fear or to help people transform into their highest mindset? We’re hoping you’ll choose the latter, of course, but that might take some inner “shadow work” to reckon with your own blocks first.
Regenerative Pluto will send you to the depths, revealing what’s been hidden. Since the third house rules siblings, neighbors and colleagues, you may start to notice things in your interactions that never bothered you before. Mirror, mirror? Don’t shun the messenger if a co-worker or your sister pushes your buttons. Instead, take this as an invitation to ask WHY they’re triggering you and to locate what needs to be healed within yourself.
Enlightened types say that money is energy and that the balance in your bank account is a reflection of how much abundance your soul can handle. If that’s true, then Pluto in Capricorn sent you on a mission to wrestle your demons and face your fears around scarcity and survival. You’ll still have to complete this spiritual assignment until November 2024. But a little break from the intensity will be welcome!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Farewell, intensity—at least for a moment. From March 23 to June 11, intense Pluto makes a short initial visit to Aquarius, bringing power and transformation to your money sector. The real news of your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope, however, is that Pluto’s moving out of Capricorn, where it’s been inciting a deep, slow transformation to your identity since January 2008. The question “Who am I?” may have been top of mind for the past 15 years—a period of soul-searching where you lost and found yourself again many times over.
Some of Pluto’s changes seemed subtle while they were happening while others were profound moments when you had to look deep inside yourself and question your own motives, if not your entire existence! During this time, you were given a choice: step into your strength and use it to be a positive influence…or plunge into the shadows of fear, manipulation and power dynamics. If you’ve gotten a little too entrenched in your identity or lifestyle, it’s time to mix it up again. Rather than ask “Who am I?” Pluto in Aquarius challenges you to inquire, “What do I stand for?”
Between now and June 11, Pluto in Aquarius will begin to push you to examine your values, priorities and day-to-day habits. How you make a living also becomes central. Aquarius also rules your second house of work and money. Are your goals (and roles) aligned with your soul? Pluto will make its final exit from your sign on November 19, 2024, never to return again in your lifetime (it was last in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778, for some context). From there, it will spend 20 years in Aquarius, a two-decade cycle that could reinvent how you earn an income, build security and value yourself. This spring, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s coming.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Thought you were out of the astrological hot seat? Not so fast! Two weeks after Saturn finally departs your sign, powerhouse Pluto picks up the baton, moving into Aquarius from March 23 until June 11. This is a sneak peek at a 20-year cycle that will span from November 2024 until January 2044. Until then, you’ll get a three-month taste of what that will look like before Pluto weaves back into Capricorn and your twelfth house of healing, spirituality and surrender, completing a cycle that began back in January 2008.
Not everyone will experience Pluto in their zodiac sign, since it takes about 250 years to return to each sign. Your soul chose to be born at a time when you’d experience Pluto’s power firsthand. What revolutions will be happening for YOU? Slowly but indelibly, Pluto will set off a deep, inside-out transformation. You may change your appearance, the way you speak and dress—maybe even your name!
Hosting Pluto in your first house of identity and selfhood could inspire a big change in the way others see you, and how you want to be seen. Although this cycle will be intense, you’ll probably be glad to have Pluto out of your secretive, clandestine twelfth house. Hosting Pluto here for the past 15 years has certainly offered its share of plot twists, but now it’s time to take all that BTS magic you’ve been cooking up and alchemize the world in a public way!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Pluto in Aquarius horoscope
Transformational Pluto slips out of Capricorn and makes its first foray into Aquarius since 1798, plunging into your twelfth house of spirituality, the unconscious and the imagination, on March 23. This is a brief preview tour: Pluto stays until June 11 then returns to Capricorn and shuttles back and forth between the two until November 2024, when it settles into Aquarius for a 20-year run, staying through 2044.
As the twelfth and final sign, you’re the native ruler of the zodiac’s twelfth house, so this is familiar terrain. However, Pluto’s intense presence will sharpen your psychic radar and heighten your natural empathic abilities. You’ll be hyper-attuned to the energies around you, possibly even channeling spirits in your midst. It will be crucial to “shield your field” to avoid getting sucked into other people’s issues—a tendency you already have.
With Pluto in your twelfth house, the saying “as within, so without” will show up in large-print messaging. Your main job is to keep your own spiritual side of the street tidy. If you need to forgive someone for the sake of your own mental and emotional freedom, Pluto will guide you through the process. This is the planet of “shadow work,” so it won’t be a fast or easy process. But as you shed layers, you’ll realize how much weight you’ve been carrying.
Your Pluto in Aquarius horoscope gives you a choice: stay stuck in the lowlands of your own psyche and soul by holding onto anger, resentment, guilt and blame…or getting support to work through it and finding healthy management tools. You’ll gain power choosing the latter, freeing yourself to use your powerful artistic or healing gifts to transform others. Be extra discerning about who you let into your inner circle from here forward. Once they’re in, it will be hard to get ‘em out!