Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius

The last time Pluto transited Aquarius was from 1778 to 1798, a period marked by profound societal shifts. This era saw the early days of the Industrial Revolution, which brought significant advancements in technology and reshaped how people lived and worked. Fast forward to this upcoming Pluto transit, and we again anticipate substantial changes, especially in how power is distributed and exercised, particularly through technology and within communities. Themes of societal reform and our relationship with technology and social media will feature prominently.

Pluto’s retrograde phase from May 2, 2024, at 2° Aquarius 06' Rx to October 11, 2024, at 29° Capricorn 38' coincides with a critical period for the United States. During this time, the astrological climate reflects a significant overhaul of existing structures and systems, particularly in governance, economic policies, and societal frameworks. This retrograde suggests a revisiting of past themes and structures, potentially unearthing deep-seated issues that require resolution or transformation.

The upcoming retrograde period coincides with decision-making and potential upheaval in the United States political landscape. Pluto's energy at this critical degree can act as a catalyst for lasting changes in national affairs and individual lives, prompting introspection and reconsideration of past paths. Issues brewing under the surface may demand attention and action, encouraging reflection on personal and collective values, and how they align with political and societal realities. This period emphasizes resilience and adaptability, calling for an examination of societal foundations to align with evolving needs.

On a personal level, Pluto’s retrograde challenges us to reassess relationships with friends, communities, and technology. It encourages distancing from toxic relationships and aligning with groups and technologies that resonate with our highest values. Saturn's recent transit through Aquarius set the stage for these changes, and now Pluto calls for deeper transformations. This period offers an opportunity for personal evolution, allowing us to redefine our place within our communities and adapt technology to better serve our needs.

Pluto turns direct on October 11, 2024, at 29° Capricorn 38', suggesting a final review and reassessment of existing structures before Pluto re-enters Aquarius on November 19, 2024. This signals a return to focus on innovation, progress, and new societal paradigms, much like the sweeping changes that characterized the last Pluto transit through Aquarius during the Industrial Revolution.