Pluto Retrograde 2022 − Soul Evolution

Pluto Retrograde 2022 AstrologyPluto retrograde 2022 begins on April 29 at 28° Capricorn and ends on October 8 at 26° Capricorn.

Pluto retrograde is generally a time of reflection about power and control issues in your life. Pluto retrograde 2022 is very fortunate because of positive aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter. It means positive transformations are possible in your social and love life, finances, and your way of thinking. The elimination of bad habits and obsessions, in particular, will lead to spiritual growth and soul evolution.

More detail about Pluto retrograde 2022 follows some general information on Pluto retrograde in transit. Information about Pluto retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Pluto Retrograde Meaning

Pluto retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting five months every year, during the opposition to the Sun. As with all outer planets, it causes less concern than the rarer inner planet retrogrades. Transiting Pluto retrograde is a time of reflection about power and control issues in your life.

If people have controlled or manipulated you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions, or prejudices must be eliminated.

If you have been too smothering and controlling in a relationship, holding on too tight, then you may be forced to let go. If obsessive or compulsive behavior involving food or drugs has taken hold of your life, then events may force a turnaround. The more intense your destructive behavior, the more extreme the detoxification or withdrawal stage will be, such as going cold turkey.

Perhaps suspicion, secrecy, racism, gambling, or pornography are taking control and holding you back from spiritual evolution. Trust in your spirit guides and think of the extremes your ancestors endured to have their genes expressed in you. Destroying things that have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

Pluto Retrograde 2022

Pluto stations retrograde on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 28°35′ Capricorn. The chart below shows a number of planetary aspects to Pluto retrograde 2022. The most important aspect is Jupiter sextile Pluto. It is the tightest aspect and the longest-lasting influence. It also makes this one of the most fortunate Pluto retrograde phases possible.

The growth and good fortune from Jupiter are enhanced by favorable aspects to Mercury and Venus. The only challenging aspect is Moon square Pluto.

Pluto Retrograde 2022 Horoscope

Pluto Retrograde 2022 [Solar Fire]

Pluto Retrograde Aspects

Jupiter sextile Pluto brings success through positive change. It is associated with increased power and influence, spiritual and personal growth, and professional advancement. This is an excellent omen for wealth creation, the stock market, big business, and growing your own small business.

A strong urge to reform something in your life will coincide with an opportunity to do just that. It is also possible for your life to be transformed by a person of power and influence. You may come into contact with a charismatic leader in education, business, religion, or spirituality that has a profound influence on your direction in life.

Venus sextile Pluto deepens your love to an intense level. The good fortune from Jupiter now applies to your love life and finances. A new romance would be a whirlwind experience and greatly change your life. An existing relationship can evolve to a more profound or spiritual level. Affairs are also possible and secret romances may begin.

Mercury trine Pluto brings a positive transformation of your thinking and communication style. A more probing intellect and the ability to deeply understand things can be applied to research and investigation, uncovering secrets, and psychological self-analysis. You can have a profound influence on others, and you may meet someone who deeply affects you through some idea or plan. Karmic friendship or successful partnership may begin.

Moon square Pluto intensifies your emotions. It can lead to compulsive and destructive behavior as deeply buried feelings are exposed. Emotional power struggles are possible and they could become quite ruthless. Jealousy, manipulation, guilt-tripping, and bullying are possible.

It would normally be difficult to control such things. But the other positive aspects to Pluto retrograde 2022 mean that there is a great opportunity to understand these subconscious feelings, habits, and reactions. Freeing yourself of bad habits, obsessions and compulsions will lead to the healing and positive transformation of your emotions and relationships.

The Fixed Stars

  • 27♑22 − 62 Sagittarii
  • 28♑05 − Beta Indi
  • 28♑35 − Pluto Retrograde 2022
  • 28♑54 − Gamma Pavonis
  • 28♑58 − Eta Indi
  • 29♑24 − Alpha Indi

Constellation Indus the Indian is said to give a quick penetrating mind, deep insight, and interest in orientalism, mysticism and sport. [1]

Constellation Pavo the Peacock is said to give vanity and love of display, together with a long life and sometimes fame. [1]

Pluto stations direct on October 8, 2022, at 26°06′ Capricorn [see chart]. Pluto direct is trine Mercury in Virgo. Pluto retrograde was trine Mercury in Taurus. This reinforces the positive transformation of your way of thinking and outlook on life.


The combination of positive Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter aspects brings happiness, sociability, positive thinking, optimism, good news, and very warm, harmonious, and loving relationships. It is particularly good for business matters and finances.

Applied to Pluto retrograde 2022, it means you make makes very positive transformations in all of these areas. This is an excellent time to eliminate bad influences and habits. They will naturally be replaced by better things that help you spiritually evolve.

Pluto Retrograde Dates

  • 2021, April 27 to October 6 – 26°48′ to 24°18′ Capricorn
  • 2022, April 29 to October 8 – 28°35′ to 26°06′ Capricorn
  • 2023, May 1 to October 10 – 00°21′ Aquarius to 27°53′ Capricorn

Natal Pluto Retrograde

Pluto retrograde natal is more common than inner planet retrogrades such as Mercury and Venus. About 40% of people have Pluto retrograde in their birth chart so it’s less feared and less harmful than having an inner planet retrograde. That being said, natal Pluto retrograde still has karmic repercussions and a noticeable influence.

With natal Pluto retrograde, you may have difficulty transforming your life due to fear of letting go. The internalization process of retrogrades can slow you bringing your intense drives and needs to the surface. You will probably have difficulty expressing your personal power and influence.

Fear of being controlled or of taking control can stem from past life experiences involving abuse of power or being overly controlled. Which side of the ledger, whether victim or abuser, is shown through aspects to your Pluto and any fixed star conjunctions.

Depending on the particular past life conditions, you may have a fear of death, poverty, manipulation, torture, imprisonment, being committed to a mental institution, exile, or betrayal. Power and control issues may also involve psychic realms, sex, and inheritance.

For such reasons, you can be very intense on the inside, secretive, or a control freak. Past life conditioning can repeat, especially while young, in the form of compulsions, phobias, isolation, or mistrust of family. You may develop strong psychic power as a result of internalizing your powerful drives and wish for power and success. Hiding your true desire for power and influence can lead to suspicion.

Pluto retrograde in your natal chart subjects you to many fated events that are aimed at bringing your deepest and darkest fears to the surface. A repeating theme of particular experiences will continue until you learn to safely express your inner power and intensity.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 48, 55.

24 thoughts on “Pluto Retrograde 2022 − Soul Evolution

  1. who would not love having pluto go back and forth across her mc for2 years. fun times.
    thought they really got started when mars joined in.
    like holding a match to a bomb!
    i must remember this [ while kissing has been suspended indefinitely as the man i love has cast me out of his life 🙁 ]

    • It’s just as much fun having it sit on your Sun and going back and forth over that!

  2. How about Pluto retrograde exactly on top of a natal moon in Capricorn while squaring the transiting moon?!! AND having an Aries sun! Hubby and I are close friends with a young couple who seemed to be a match made in heaven but ever since Pluto got closer to this position in the man’s chart, it seems like their relationship is nasty….seems like he’s not the same man. Am I on to something or is this just my imagination?
    It’s unbelievable and quite painful to witness, to be honest.

  3. don’t know if will survive the Pluto opposition to my Moon and Venus which is conjunct….and the Moon is in a finger of Yod configuration with Jupiter ….

  4. For the Pluto in Leo generation, it can be like the Phoenix energies. Transforming trials by fire and if you survive you are rising in purification and light.🔥🔥
    Transiting Pluto has been going back and forth (and sitting right on) my natal ♑Jupiter in the fifth house for what seems like more than years. I perceive it as lifetimes of accelerated karmic burnoff….
    If you do have a significant conjunction like everyone has stated in the comments, look to the natal planets etc, that are aspecting it closely.
    My ♍ Saturn makes a wide trine to Jupiter, and ♉ MC a closer trine… THAT keeps me grounded lol. I’m really kinda tired of ol’ Pluto though, esp in retro.
    It’s a good time to allow all the kindness you can find in your heart and soul to flow freely, toward others, and very importantly, to one’s self. Forgiveness and release is the key 💛

  5. Oh boy. I have a natal stellium of Mars (19 Lib), Saturn (21 Lib) and Pluto (26 Lib). All 3 retrograde.
    All three squaring Venus (26 Capricorn) and the nodes (NN 21 Cancer, SN 21 Capricorn).

    To say the last few years while Pluto squared my stellium and went conjunct to natal Venus have been unbelievably rough is an understatement.

    (I also had Saturn messing with this stellium and Venus until 2021).

    This Pluto retrograde is squaring my natal Pluto (26 Libra); the full moon on April 16 is exactly conjunct natal Pluto.

    I feel so exhausted having survived all the severe pressures and hardship – I wonder what will happen. I spend much time since 2021 feeling like I need to exit the earth plane. Living through these transits has felt like being burned alive by the fires of Hades – except you don’t die. You just get worn out.

    But it does me good to finally see a Pluto retrograde that looks to be so positive. I don’t remember reading anything like this about Pluto retrograde on this blog since 2016!

    I’m trying to understand how this might help me? I do know the end of Pluto transits bring gifts if you have been able to survive the constant intense ego deaths. And with the Pluto square Pluto and Pluto square Venus transits coming to a culmination in the second half of this year – this is cheering news indeed. I need a boost if I am to find the will to live again, I feel utterly pulverised after the last 15 years.

    If anyone has anything encouraging to say, I’d love to hear it. If it’s critical or judgemental, no thank you. (That’s one thing Pluto taught me – the hell with being too sweet, be brutal about ejecting and rejecting anyone who thinks asking for empathetic help is an invitation to dump negativity/ones own projections onto me! I would never have dared do this five years ago).

    If you have read this post until now, thanks. Wish you a nice day. Jamie, my journey into using astrology started with your blog in 2016 – if you have any insight that you’d like to provide, would be glad to hear it. Hope your health is good now!

  6. Intense emotions surfacing the last 4days or so.
    Though they have been knocking at my door since the last eclipse.

    I’ve decided to go the full monty and
    and to turn my life over to asceticism.

    Reason being,i don’t want to be reincarnated
    into this playground again.

    2 books i will recommend.

    The 1st helped me understand impulses(unfelt feelings)behind addiction
    as well as being a wealth of knowledge of truth.

    I’d like to point out,this book was pointed to me
    when i was dreaming when i was awake,
    when i relocated in 2019.

    The book is ‘Emotional Clearing’ by John Ruskan.

    The 2nd book helped me understand that no one
    nor any perceived negative situation we encounter in life,
    is to blame for unfelt emotions and feelings that arise.

    They are our teachers.
    Our own Karma of negative emotions
    that need to be felt and integrated.

    The 2nd book:

    ‘The Pathwork of Self-Transformation’ by Eva Pierrakos.

    Our purpose?

    Karma release.
    and in turn,
    live life head on.

    It is,what it is.

    • nomadic3spirit. Thank you for the book recommendations. I’m going to order them both. 🙂

      • Here’s another book recommendation Michele,

        Cosmic Nutrition-The Taoist Approach to Health and Longevity

        By Mantak Chia and William U.Wei.

  7. Got the exact same n.moon and n.sun
    plus square to n.Pluto at MC
    The beginning of 2022 was hell
    – 3 majors car accidents for each month
    – 2 major overhaul for the other car
    – resigned from 2 job (2 left)
    – nicotine od
    – and major house repair

  8. Pluto goes rx on my natal Saturn, square ascendant, quincunx north node and sextile Pisces, mean while Uranus conjunct natal Venus in Taurus and Saturn opposes Uranus in Leo, quite an interesting chain reaction, hopefully for better for a pleasant change, if I have managed to complete my tasks respectfully and above board, nothing to fear from any of them, so hopefully I am as well accomplished as I believe I am. I have naturally been patient and willing to keep working at it & success was always likely to be later in life given Saturn at such late degrees of Capricorn, better late than not at all, right?

  9. This world is completely confused about the relationship between our soul and spirit. One is coal, the other is gold. If you are conscious of these things, you don’t want your current soul to evolve! You want your spirit to grow.

  10. This pluto stuff don’t make a lot of sense to me. I know the basics but don’t want to dig too deep cause I believe I could project things onto myself that I don’t want to project. Pluto(Libra) has been opposite my moon(Cancer)…opposite my ascendant(Cancer)….square my north node(Libra)…square my chiron(Aries)…and sextile my venus(Aries)…its been hell…and continues to be. Feels like me against the world. I live and let god..but man its been just rough to say the least. An astrologist said I have a rough chart, haha. Any brave souls want to take a look at my mayhem my stats are..February 2, 1977, 4:12pm(Birth time). Help me, haha.

  11. Like Nancy, Pluto has been going backwards and forwards over my Sun. Not much fun. Can’t wait for it to shift into 8th house, but will this be any better?

  12. Oddly enough, my life was pretty calm when Pluto was steamrolling over my Sun back and forth. It was after it had gotten clear, maybe by about 2 or 3 degrees, that major changes began to manifest in my life.

  13. I am on the same boat Jas. Last year has been crazy and as I look forward I notice due to retrograde I will face the pluto in capricorn square situation will linger around 26-28 degrees until 2024 Really tired of this and not sure I can handle it for another one year. Any insight if Pluto square Aries Decan 3 sun specially around 26-28 degrees gets over with pluto going direct on Oct 8th (in 26 degrees) or is it that pluto is going to retrace the path it was on early this year when pluto was moving forward from Jan -April 2022.

  14. Pluto has been hovering over my Sun opp Moon and Uranus and I lost my father and several dear friends. My energy is depleted. Cannot wait to say good bye to this energy.

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