Pluto in Aquarius – The Next Five Years
Pluto in Aquarius is just over a month away now. I’m speaking about this, and taking your questions, over two weekends at The Astrology Collective at separate Zoom events
The themes for the next 20 years or so, will appear dramatically, in the last week of March 2023. So – ‘All hands on deck’ and ‘Many hands make light work’ and ‘Hands across the water.’ This happens because of the pandemic, but also climate emergency. It also happens for happier reasons too, and I’ll talk more about that at The Astrology Collective.
In this feature I will look at the impact of this ancient symbol of power, in a sign which represents the people – the group. I will also look at your natal chart, solar chart and Tarot. Pluto moves very slowly, so let’s look at the first five years, in this feature.
What’s coming will make my weekend Zoom meetings seem positively antiquated one day! Pluto in Aquarius trine Uranus in Gemini suggests that we will be using technology not even dreamed of in February 2023, by 2028. (Picture: Chris Montgomery, Unsplash).
Basic Sun Sign Forecasts
Pluto in Aquarius will pick up the partnership and parenthood zones of the Leo and Libra charts, so slow and sweeping transformation is in store for both signs, perhaps together. If these signs feature in your partnership or family, expect a change in the controls.
Taurus and Virgo will meet a shift in power, perhaps a reshuffle, with career, unpaid work or academic career situations – as early as March-June 2023. This is ongoing and if you are either sign, or work with them/for them, you can expect regular departures, arrives, promotions, demotions and sideways moves.
Cancer and Capricorn are affected financially. If you are either sign or they feature in your life, then the final week of March rings the changes. Economic power through property or business can be found if willpower is used.
One Card Tarot for 2023-2044
You can use the Smith-Waite Tarot on my website to give yourself a one-card reading for Pluto in Aquarius, 2023-2044. This card will show you, overall, how the planet of power and control will transform your world and in what area.
Aquarius, Gemini, Libra Trines
Pluto in Aquarius (the new power in groups of friends) enables Gemini (the worldwide web) and Libra (partnerships). This enabling happens when transits of the slow-moving outer planets and nodes, run through Gemini and Libra. It also happens when Pluto in Aquarius picks up anything in Gemini and/or Libra natally.
The key to Aquarius power over the next five years is also Neptune in Aries. The sextile from Pluto in Aquarius to Neptune in Aries enables online groups to socialise with you, using alternative identities, names, faces and titles.
Aquarius, Aries, Libra, Sagittarius Patterns
Pluto in Aquarius goes with Aries (title, appearance, reputation) the way an army captain goes with his unit, or a frontman goes with his band. It goes with feminism and Germaine Greer or the Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono. Every group needs a face. Every face gains from a group.
An Aquarius in Rome was a water-bearer; literally. He supplied the public fountains where people gathered, and the baths, where everyone mingled. This is an intensely sociable future we’re looking at, 2023-2044.
Pluto in Aquarius also goes with Libra. Every Beatles needs a John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Every group needs a pair.
Led Zeppelin needed Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Couples are often the power points in a group of potent people. It is also true that Libra rules war as well as peace. If the cause is just, then this is the transit when tribes will fight for justice to rebalance the Libra scales.
Pluto in Aquarius is sextile Sagittarius – it goes and flows with Sagittarius. This is the Viking pattern. The tribe which travels far and wide. This may be online or in the real world. Sagittarius also rules publishing and academia, and the worldwide web. Pluto in Aquarius is the community which enables that and empowers you.
Degrees in Your Chart
Pluto moves very slowly and you will only be affected in the next 5 years to 2028 if you have anything at 0-8 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius.
Your Aquarius Placements
Pluto will form a conjunction with your Aquarius placement at 0-8 degrees in the next 5 years. Dominating, controlling, obsessive, powerful people and organisations will come along and challenge you to change. Friendships and groups will be affected. Pluto empowers you if you use your willpower and gives you control if you use your self-control. This is when the Harper Valley P.T.A. becomes the whole story. It’s when you go from garage band to AC/DC. As a rule, if you have anything at 0-8 Aquarius, take your time getting into friendships and clubs, teams, societies and so on – know what you’re letting yourself in for.
If you have anything at 0-8 Leo, at some point, Pluto will come along and oppose it over the next five years, at length. Leo rules your Fifth House of the bedroom; courtship; babies; infants; schoolchildren; teenagers; young adults. Be careful before you commit yourself if the transit is upon you, as Pluto typically presents as dominating, powerful, power-grabbing, controlling people or organisations and this will be blocking or stopping your plans. Keep the stakes low or even – tiny.
Aquarius is friends – the group. Leo is your lover, suitor, partner, child, godchild, young relative – or the world of the young. They are diametrically opposed when Pluto opposes your Leo factors from Aquarius. This is temporary but challenging!
What To Expect From the Aries-Gemini-Aquarius Cycles
*A redrawn world map with individual countries redefining state or regional boundaries; electoral divisions and borders. The new USA. The new UK and Europe. Remember how Germany divided? It’s the same cycle but it will affect us all. (Image: Glenn Carsten Peters, Unsplash).
*The car and public transport revolution from 2026 with group-owned vehicles and group-shared alternative energy buses, trains, trams. You will buy shares in communally owned buses or trucks.
*New language translation in real-time online which enables better connections worldwide will appear with Uranus in Gemini as well as Pluto in Aquarius. This goes beyond subtitles. We will be hearing and listening, in translation.
*The boom in ‘alternative you’ is coming, as you select from a wardrobe of selves, to present when you socialise online – with a host of alternative, legal, names. On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog (to quote my dog).
*By 2044, an unrecognisable version of the UN, NATO and Commonwealth as we know them today will be here. We will move towards a point where the USA is no more powerful at the negotiations table than a tiny island. That’s the Aquarian way.
*A replacement monarchy as the old United Kingdom structure transforms over a 20-year period is coming. We’ve not seen this cycle since France ditched Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Could that happen? Perhaps not a guillotine, but yes, a rebellion.
Year by Year, Degree by Degree
Pluto at 0 Aquarius in 2023: If you have anything at 0 Libra (partnerships) or 0 Gemini (the web) this is supported, enhanced and held by Pluto at 0 Aquarius (the influence and control of a group).
Pluto at 0, 1, 2 Aquarius in 2024. This trines your 0, 1, 2, Libra placements (partnership ) or 0, 1, 2, Gemini placements (the web). The year ends with Pluto at 1 Aquarius, sextile the North Node at 1 Aries and trine the South Node at 1 Libra. This is an unforgettable time if you have 1 degree air sign placements; December 30th and 31st (New Year’s Eve) and life as it was 18 or 19 years before will come back to you, then.
Pluto moves at 1, 2, 3 Aquarius trine 1, 2, 3 degree factors at Libra (partnership) or Gemini (the web). July 2025 finds Pluto at 2 Aquarius sextile Neptune at 2 Aries. This is the beginning of alternative reality Zoom Rooms. Aries is title, reputation, appearance. Neptune is a holiday from reality. Pluto is empowerment. Aquarius is the group. Watch July 8th to 30th for launches on (say) Twitter and similar. If you have anything at 2 Aries you will relaunch your profile or portrait at this time.
August 2025 is remarkable for the line-up of Pluto at 1 Aquarius, Neptune at 1 Aries, Uranus at 1 Gemini, Saturn at 1 Aries. This looks like virtual reality without the strange look. Convincing, natural, realistic ‘alternative you’ worlds online. This is also the beginning of cyber warfare, proper. We’ve not seen Neptune in Aries (ruled by Mars, the god of war) alongside Saturn in Aries (the same) on this particular kind of cycle in our lifetimes. The answer to ‘You and whose army?’ is virtual.
August 21st to 31st finds Pluto, Neptune and Uranus all at 1 degree. If you have anything at 1 degree in your chart, that reveals what transforms. And how. September 1st to 14th 2025, continues the flow of Pluto at 1 Aquarius, Neptune at 1 Aries and Uranus at 1 Gemini.
Pluto moves across Aquarius 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 degrees. In July 2026 we see the flow resume between Pluto in Aquarius, Uranus in Gemini and Neptune in Aries. All three move at 4 degrees, from the 7th to 31st of July. From 19th to 23rd July, Jupiter is at 4 Leo. That is a substantial pattern and it is about the monarchy, its historic changes and challenges. There may be a change in the line of succession from 19th to 23rd July 2026 involving two siblings.
On 28th July the North Node enters Aquarius and the South Node enters Leo. Again, this suggests an historic time of closure for the monarchy. This will continue until next year, 2027, with March 27th 2028 ending the cycle for another 18 or 19 years. Pluto in Aquarius is opposed to Leo for around two decades; this is the ‘challenge to change’ or even end, which we last saw during the French Revolution, which brought a republic – and the replacement of King George III with the Prince Regent, George IV.
Pluto moves across Aquarius 4, 5, 6, 7 in 2027. We see more of the flow patterns with Uranus in Gemini and Neptune in Aries, continuing the theme of ‘the new virtual me’ online in groups of friends. June 6th to 17th brings an exact line-up at 6 degrees: Pluto 6 Aquarius, Uranus 6 Gemini, Neptune 6 Aries. November 16th to 19th is central, as the North Node at 4 Aquarius is in an exact conjunction with Pluto at 4 Aquarius. This is the transformation of the United Nations, and perhaps other groups – NATO and the Commonwealth. As the South Node is at 4 Leo, opposed by Pluto, and Leo rules the monarchy, November 16th to 19th 2027 will likely see countries leave; the monarch removed as Head of State; the constitution of the Commonwealth change.
Pluto moves across 6, 7 and 8 degrees of Aquarius in 2028. Again, a stunning trine to Uranus in Gemini takes hold. January 3rd to 31st 2028 finds Pluto at 6 Aquarius trine Uranus at 6 Gemini. If you have anything at 6 degrees of the air signs, this will liberate you online as powerful new groups of friends rise. At this point, the years 2008-2023 and its controlling elites will be a distant memory as trade unions and ‘the new people power’ dominates.
Part of the reason for this is the mask of your alternative self; your alternative face, shape, style and wardrobe. The recurring link with Neptune in Aries is also back in 2028. May 14th to 31st finds Pluto at 8 Aquarius sextile Neptune at 8 Aries. Pluto is also trine Uranus, from 8 Aquarius to 8 Gemini, the same month: May 2028.
Soon after Jupiter enters Libra on 25th August 2028, the stage is set for breakthroughs in marriage and partnership. We will expand our understanding of what union between a couple can be. September 2028 is very special as Jupiter at 6 Libra trines Pluto at 6 Aquarius.