Pluto in Aquarius: Global, Transformative, and Progressive
Jan 21, 2024 – Sep 1, 2024
In our astrological cosmos, Pluto is the most distant planet from life on Earth. It is the horizon between worlds, between life and death, between what has been and what will be. He rules over the processes that take us from one cycle to the next, and brings significant, deep transformation to our lives.
Although Aquarius is the Water-bearer, it is actually an Air sign and therefore deeply enmeshed in the mental plane. From its visionary realms, Aquarius stirs the winds of change and broadens our sight beyond our individual lives and experiences. Free-thinking and progressive, Aquarius is all about doing the greatest good for the most people. So what can we expect while profound Pluto moves through visionary Aquarius? Keep reading...
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When Pluto is in Aquarius
In a way, it’s quite simple: Pluto is the planet of transformation, and Aquarius is the sign of progress. We better believe that, once Pluto transits through Aquarius, life as we know it will be a thing of the past…
When we say Pluto is the sign of transformation, we mean serious transformation. Not a simple change in how we look or who we hang out with, but a significant shift in our souls. He’s is the planet of death, but also of rebirth. Pluto is all about shedding our old identities and releasing perspectives that no longer serve us, to make space for something better. And THAT’S what makes this transit so impactful: Aquarius and Pluto are both about regeneration, and their combined energies have incredible power to advance humanity on a global scale.
Worldwide changes in science, technology, and space travel would not be surprising to see while Pluto is in Aquarius, but, more importantly, we’ll see profound shifts in civil rights and humanitarianism. The most powerful people will be those who work together and who value the lives, feelings, and experiences of others. Governments and systems that have worked against each other in the past can find common ground during this transit to forge new alliances for the future.
In our personal lives, Pluto in Aquarius urges us to transform our view of ourselves and our place in this world. It’s natural to think of what is best for ourselves and what will help us most in the future, but what if it was our first, natural instinct to think of what’s best for others and what will help us all most in the future? This is the change that Pluto in Aquarius wants to see in us … will we answer the call?
Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius
When heavy Pluto makes a u-turn in the sky, he focuses his transformative energy not on the world at large, but on us as individuals. We’re forced to look at the shadowy parts of ourselves that we may like to keep secret. In the sign of Aquarius, Pluto Retrograde makes us consider our intentions behind our actions: Are we truly acting in others’ best interests, or are we only serving ourselves? Do we really feel like part of humanity, or do we feel superior others? Do we listen to the needs of others, or think we already know what’s best?
We may not like some of the answers we discover during Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius, but that’s the whole point: Only when we realize that something in our lives is holding us back can we start making the changes needed to release those behaviors. Pluto Retrograde is this realization point; let it in.
Natal Pluto in Aquarius
Having the planet of power and change in the free-thinking and inquisitive sign of Aquarius makes for a potent combination. You realize that you cannot get where you want to go if you are held back by negative energy. Not only do you see the flaws in yourself and seek to change them, but you see the flaws in humanity and seek to change those as well.
Because Pluto in Aquarius is more attached to the mind than to emotions, it’s a bit easier for you to let go of things than it is for others. But just because you know change is a necessity in life doesn’t mean you should go tearing things down for the sole sake of change. You may end up removing sources of stability and happiness that you can’t get back.
You’ve likely experienced one or more drastic shifts in your social environment throughout your life. These events continue to color and shape your hopes and ideals. Through this ongoing upheaval, you’ve learned that endings are also beginnings, and sometimes something must pass away for something new to be born. This knowledge is a gift you can share with humanity. Process and share your thoughts by writing a book or starting a public blog or podcast. Your wisdom is essential to the progress of us all.
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