Your ESSENTIAL Pluto Direct in Capricorn Horoscopes

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The planet of transformation, Pluto, has been retrograde for a few months and is going to turn direct on October 10th 2023, in Capricorn. It turned retrograde on May 1st, 2023, but was originally in Aquarius and moved back to Capricorn on June 11th, 2023.

It’s since been retrograde in Capricorn, and this is now coming to an end in just a few days. What does this Pluto direct in Capricorn have in store for us?

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About Pluto’s Transit of Capricorn

Pluto takes a long time to move through one zodiac sign, the longest of the planets, and in transit, Pluto brings passionate, intense energy to transform and empower. 

Since Pluto spends a long period in each sign, it’s been in Capricorn since 2008, so for over a decade. Capricorn is an Earth sign (along with Taurus and Virgo), ruling our goals, careers, and direction, so Pluto in Capricorn has made us transform where we’re going and what we’re achieving.

Capricorn also rules governments, corporations, and basically anyone in charge, so we’ve fittingly seen some major upheaval and changes with these things over the last 15 years. Capricorn rules the status quo and the traditional ways, and we’ve also been challenged to transform what’s always been and think about what could be.

Pluto is nearing the end of its time in Capricorn, though, and already started moving into Aquarius back in March. It’ll stay in Capricorn until January 20th, 2024, and then comes back for a brief stint from September 1st to November 19th, 2024, and closes the book on Capricorn.

Now that we’ve only got a few more months left of Pluto in Capricorn, we’re finalizing transformations that have already begun, wanting to get things finished before we move on to Pluto in Aquarius. That’s the start of a whole new Pluto cycle, but we need to end the Pluto in Capricorn cycle first.

This has likely been extremely important in the last few months with Pluto retrograde since retrogrades have more subconscious, karmic energy (so we’ve been in tune with our Pluto karma), and chaotic energy slows when Pluto is retrograde, giving us a chance to adjust.

With Pluto direct, we’re now back in forward motion (retrograde motion means it’s appearing to move backward). We’re pushing forward into the new cycle next year for good, and now, we’re wrapping things up.

Note that this turn direct occurs with Pluto sextile transit Neptune and square transit Mars. Sextiles are beneficial aspects, so Pluto and Neptune are playing nice with each other, and we can use passion for creativity, compassion, and intuition, and can use creativity to empower ourselves and intuitively take control.

Squares are challenging aspects, so Pluto and Mars aren’t playing so nice with each other. This aspect might rile us up, and we can be extra frustrated and aggravated about something or easily provoked.

We likely need to have a healthy outlet for the extra energy available to us and work on channeling this productively. Otherwise, we can lash out.

Check this out: Why You Need to Know About Sextiles, Trines, & Squares

Pluto Direct in Capricorn for the Zodiac Signs


Pluto direct in Capricorn can help you work on those final transformations with your goals and the path that you’re taking, Aries. You’ve likely become very clear about where you’re going and how to get there, and you’ve adjusted over the last few months enough to make one last push over the next few months.

This is a time for you to take action, and you can focus on what you need to do to set yourself up well for many years to come. Take control, be responsible, and empower yourself.


Pluto direct in Capricorn can give you a chance to work on what you’re passionate about and truly believe in Taurus. Your beliefs have likely transformed over the years, and you’ve had to open up your life to new experiences and allow yourself to consider what’s possible.

You can work on anything left that needs to be addressed, and you can move forward passionately, with conviction and strength, ready to hit new heights in the coming years.


Pluto direct in Capricorn allows you to make more room for massive transformations, Gemini. Transforming in so many ways, evolving and rising, empowering and taking control, have all been things you’ve likely had to do with this Pluto cycle.

This empowerment should lead you to what you’re most passionate about, and you can finalize any transformations now that help open you up to more opportunities for the future.


Pluto direct in Capricorn targets your relationships, Cancer, and you can focus on making improvements and finishing up transformations that will help you grow closer and have more understanding between you and those you care about.

The connections that have survived over the years are likely incredibly strong and powerful, and you can feel more empowered by these connections. They can help you feel ready and able to embark on the massive transformations that are to come.


Pluto direct in Capricorn helps you take control of your daily life, Leo, and you can make small changes that have a big impact. You’ve hopefully become more empowered with the little things over the years and are ready to focus your powerful energy on your relationships and connections.

You can feel extra productive over the next few months, and this helps with finishing anything that is left. You can find small ways to use your passionate energy and feel solid.


Pluto direct in Capricorn allows you to be more connected to your heart, Virgo, and you can work on finishing up transformations in your love relationships, with love itself, creatively, or impacting your ability to express yourself. You should feel you have a strong heart by now and are passionate about what you create.

You can pursue love over the next few months, bringing more love to your life and to the lives of others, and you may start or finish creative projects you’re passionate about.


Pluto direct in Capricorn allows you to be more in tune with your emotions, Libra. Pluto in Capricorn has likely prompted you to create a strong connection to what you feel, to be empowered by your emotions, and to get motivated by them. You’ve likely taken control of home and family matters and worked to transform old emotional issues as a result.

Your emotional strength is likely unmatched now, and you have a solid internal core to grow from and a solid foundation to build your life on. You can move forward, finalize any of the transformations left, and feel more joyful.


Pluto direct in Capricorn helps you work on final transformations impacting your mind, communication, and plans, Scorpio. You’ve likely taken control over your mind quite a bit over the years and are a more powerful speaker, someone that others take seriously and listen to, and are more passionate about your ideas and opinions.

Over the next few months, you can finalize plans you’ve been working on, finish work with an idea, or make a transformation that hasn’t started yet that opens up your mind and gives you more control.


Pluto direct in Capricorn amplifies the intense energy for you, Sagittarius, and you likely have to work on finishing up some major transformations. This cycle has been a challenging one for you, and you’ve likely had to endure so much more than anyone is capable of, but you’ve survived, and like the phoenix that is Pluto, you’ve risen from the ashes.

You should finally feel more confident in yourself and your abilities, secure with who you are, and have taken control to bring more stability into your life. You can work on any final transformations left over the next few months and feel ready to move on.


Pluto turns direct in your sign, Capricorn, and you’ve been the target for Pluto over these years. This has likely caused major upheaval at times, but it has also led you to become so strong, a total force, and to realize your power. Who you are now is likely very different from not only who you were but who you thought you should be.

Any transformations left of who you are as a person can be focused on over the next few months. Take control, empower yourself, and grow into your strength.


Pluto direct in Capricorn can turn up the transformations you’ve been working on behind the scenes and on your own over the years, Aquarius. This cycle has been quiet on the outside and as loud as possible on the inside. You’ve likely made incredible changes in your life, but you’ve done it on your own and without getting any attention for it as of yet.

This may start to change now, though, as others start to notice just how much you’ve changed, how much you’ve accomplished, or how much you’ve built. Something may push to the surface, and you can be seen as powerful now. Pluto moving to your sign means you start to be seen as the force that you are, so work on getting comfortable with that.


Pluto direct in Capricorn can focus on massive changes that you’ve been working to achieve, Pisces, and you can strive to finalize them now. You can take control of the changes you’re experiencing, and these changes can help empower you and make you more hopeful for the future.

You should feel independent, embrace your individuality, and be willing to experiment by now. Your dreams can be strong, and you can push through to get closer to where you want to be.

Maximize Your Time With Pluto in Capricorn!

This is the end of one cycle as we ready for the start of another, and it can be a challenge to adjust to that sometimes. Give yourself the space and time to do so, and show yourself some compassion if you’re not getting it right away.

Pluto is moving on, and so will we, and this space now is one to finish what’s started and get ready for the new that’s coming – Pluto in Aquarius!

Make sure you’re using the free astrology calendar to keep track of planets like Pluto every month!

About The Author

Nic Gaudette

Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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