As of May 1st, 2023, Pluto has been back in Retrograde and will remain there until October 10th, 2023.

This Pluto Retrograde is also retrograding through the sign of Aquarius until June 11th – the first time this has happened in our lifetime! 

After June 11th Pluto returns to Capricorn, so this window of time between now and June 11th is a unique opportunity to explore the themes that arise with this Pluto-Aquarius pairing. 

What does Pluto Retrograde indicate? 

Pluto Retrograde is about guiding us to review the past. Seeking to understand whatever has transformed, fallen away, or reappeared in your life.

You want to use this time to dive deep into your own consciousness, asking yourself important questions about your life. 

I know people get anxious when astrologers talk about retrogrades, but there is no need to be fearful!

When planets go retrograde it’s a wonderful window of opportunity to reflect and clear space in your life. 

Pluto in Aquarius is extra special because it signifies the start of a brand new cycle – a powerful transition into the Age of Aquarius. 

Large, global themes of a Pluto/ Aquarius pairing include:

  • Technological advances
  • A focus on the collective, global community
  • Humanitarianism
  • Spiritual evolution  

With this Pluto Retrograde, you will find yourself reviewing two periods from the past. 

 March 23, 2023, and October 8, 2022

Look back at these times and consider what may have changed in your life since then.

What transformation has occurred? What evolutions have taken place? 

Any themes Pluto brings to be looked at will always have a light and dark side. 

Pluto is all about death and rebirth – the process of things being destroyed and then re-created in a new transformation. 

It’s not always so easy to see where Pluto might be bringing things for review, in fact, you might not get the full picture of the lessons and wisdom that was meant for you until the end of the retrograde journey.

Pluto does not remain in Aquarius for good until November 2024, which may well be when you see the fullness of what this cycle signifies, both for you individually and the wider collective. 

How to work with the Energy of Pluto Retrograde 

Remember that what you plant in your subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become your reality. 

You want to make sure that you are looking at anything in the way between living your highest life and living in your highest frequency. 

As Pluto is all about exploring the shadow it’s a very opportune time to look at what causes you to place blocks between what you are experiencing and the life you want to manifest. 

It is easy to know what you want, to be clear on your desires but what is needed to bring those desires into reality is a deep understanding of what you do to block their existence. 

Journaling around what kinds of things hold you back is an amazing way to use the Pluto Retrograde energy.

Oftentimes, aspects of our experience and identity so far in this lifetime get repressed and pushed away. It’s time to bring them out into the open for healing. 

Stop pushing away emotions and feel them.

Allow Pluto to show you all the revelations you need so that you can heal, and move forward with grace and ease – in total empowerment. 

Journal Prompts to Use: 

  • Where do I allow fear to stop me? 
  • What do I need to grieve and release?
  • How do I feel about being powerful? 
  • What is no longer working in my life?
  • How could I make a significant change starting today? 
  • If I dig deep into my own inner conflict, what do I see?

Of course, any traumatic experiences you are working through need to be supported by professionals and those who love you.

Reach out to your closest network and make sure you have support when traversing challenging emotions or situations. 

Another great way to work with this energy is to practice loving your decisions and stepping into your greatest power.  

The more you love your own decisions in life, the less you need other people to love them.

In other words, you do not need external validation when you can rely on your own self. 

The fastest way to step into your own power is to review where you are giving it away to other people. 

What people, situations, or long-held beliefs cause you to feel powerless? 

Where are you afraid of your own power?

What can you do to step further into your power today, this week, or next month? 

Confront what you are afraid of and realize that in doing so, you take away the power it has over you. 

Try using this affirmation: In every situation, I have inner power. 

Know that whatever experiences you are going through, the energy of Pluto Retrograde, like with all astrological events, is working to support the highest version of you, if you let it.

But you have to do the work. You have to be brave enough to look at the darker aspects of your consciousness, knowing that you are always an evolving work in progress, moving towards the highest version of yourself. 

Enjoy the beauty of becoming and do not be afraid of the challenges! This period of time will push you to thrive and attract incredible opportunities. 

Always remember that you are your own healer and you hold the power within to transform and create your life experience in every single moment.