Written by 12:45 am Horoscopes, The Planets

Pluto in Aquarius: A Great Transformation

This. Is. SO. BIG.

     On March 23, 2023, the universe is making a dramatic shift: Pluto enters Aquarius for the first time since the 18th Century. (Yeah, you read that right: it’s been that long!) And the outer planet will remain in the fiex air sign until Jan. 2044!

     Needless to say, this is a major transit. And I’ve got everything you need to know about it. First, let’s start with the basics.

     Pluto is a transformative planet that represents power, destruction, rebirth, and regeneration. Aquarius is the sign associated with innovation, technology, and the collective consciousness of humanity. So, with this major Pluto in Aquarius transit, the outer planet brings a significant shift in societal power dynamics, technological innovation, and the way humanity perceives itself.

     That’s some major stuff, isn’t it? Now, let’s dive deeper.


     Pluto takes approximately 248 years to complete one full orbit around the Sun, so its influence in a particular zodiac sign lasts for a significant amount of time. Pluto entered Aquarius for the first time on January 21, 1778, and remained in this sign until April 27, 1798. Here’s a look at some of the key historical events that occurred during this period:

  1. American Revolution: The American Revolution began in 1775 and continued until 1783, during Pluto’s transit through Aquarius. This period saw the birth of a new nation, founded on the principles of liberty, equality, and democracy.
  2. French Revolution: The French Revolution began in 1789 and continued until 1799, with Pluto still in Aquarius. This period saw the overthrow of the French monarchy, the rise of the Jacobin government, and the Reign of Terror.
  3. Industrial Revolution: The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the mid-18th century and continued throughout the 19th century. During Pluto’s transit through Aquarius, this period saw significant technological advancements, such as the steam engine, the cotton gin, and the power loom.
  4. Abolitionist Movement: The abolitionist movement, which aimed to end slavery, gained momentum during Pluto’s transit through Aquarius. Prominent figures in this movement included Olaudah Equiano, William Wilberforce, and Harriet Tubman.

     Overall, Pluto’s transit through Aquarius during the late 18th century was a time of significant change and upheaval, characterized by revolutionary movements, technological advancements, and cultural shifts. These themes are likely to be echoed in Pluto’s current transit through Aquarius, but let’s take a closer look at them.


     Of course, a transit like this is likely to scare the pants off of you–but it doesn’t have to. Here are some key themes and potential effects of Pluto in Aquarius:

  1. Technological Revolution: Pluto in Aquarius is likely to bring about a technological revolution that will transform the way we live, work, and interact with each other. We may see major breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and space exploration.
  2. Power Shifts: With Pluto’s transformative energy in Aquarius, we can expect significant shifts in power dynamics on a global scale. The collective consciousness may focus on issues such as social justice, equality, and human rights, leading to a restructuring of power structures and systems.
  3. Collective Consciousness: Aquarius is associated with the collective consciousness of humanity, and Pluto in this sign may bring about a major shift in the way we think and perceive the world. People may become more aware of their interconnectedness and the impact they have on the world around them.
  4. Innovation: Pluto in Aquarius is likely to spark innovation in various areas, from science and technology to social and political structures. We may see new and unconventional ideas emerging, as well as a willingness to experiment and take risks.
  5. Reformation: With Pluto’s transformative energy in Aquarius, we can expect a reformation of traditional values, beliefs, and systems. There may be a push for new ways of thinking and doing things, and a rejection of old paradigms that no longer serve the greater good.

     Pluto in Aquarius represents a time of significant change and transformation, both on an individual and collective level. While this may be a challenging period, it also presents opportunities for growth, innovation, and positive change. However, it’s unwise to act like Pluto in Aquarius won’t have a dark side.


Because Pluto is the planet of all things dark and destructive, it’s unlikely that we won’t see some of the negative qualities of the Pluto in Aquarius transit. These include: 

  1. Extreme individualism: Pluto in Aquarius can bring about a strong desire for individual freedom and self-expression, which can be a positive thing. However, if taken too far, this can lead to extreme individualism, where people become disconnected from their communities and society as a whole.
  2. Rebellion: Pluto in Aquarius can also bring about a rebellious spirit, which can be a positive force for change. However, if taken too far, this can lead to a disregard for authority and rules, and a tendency to rebel against everything and everyone, even when it’s not productive or necessary.
  3. Fragmentation: Aquarius is associated with groups and communities, but Pluto’s transformative energy can lead to fragmentation and division within those groups. This can result in a lack of cohesion and a sense of disconnection, which can be challenging to overcome.
  4. Technological dependence: Aquarius is also associated with technology, and Pluto’s transformative energy can lead to a dangerous dependence on technology. This can lead to a loss of personal connection and a lack of human interaction, which can have negative effects on mental health and social skills.
  5. Dehumanization: Finally, Pluto in Aquarius can lead to a dehumanization of individuals and groups, as people become more focused on technology and ideas than on human connection and empathy. This can lead to a lack of compassion and understanding, and a disregard for the needs and feelings of others.

     Also, With Pluto’s association with massive (secret) wealth and Aquarius’ focus on truth and information, the transit of Pluto in Aquarius may bring about the uncovering of secrets in the tech, internet, and political worlds, particularly shedding light on how tech companies gather, use, and potentially sell our personal information for profit.

     The transit of Pluto in Aquarius may also bring about conflicts between individuals and society, as well as overt and covert changes, building and breaking, and tension between freedom and relationships, loyalty and betrayal, and logic and emotion. 

     Additionally, we may see extreme, private, and far-ranging collaboration, power struggles, and blaming of society and the environment. There could also be potential for the misuse of groups and media, particularly with the rise of AI technology. 

     Overall, though, the transit of Pluto through Aquarius is a time of transformation, upheaval, and innovation. It presents an opportunity for individuals to break free from societal norms and experiment with new ideas and technologies. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and community, as we work together to build a better future. While there may be challenges and conflicts along the way, the potential for positive change is great. With the energy of Aquarius and the transformative power of Pluto, we have the potential to create a more just, equitable, and interconnected world.

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