When Is Pluto Retrograde In 2022 And What Effects Will It Have On Us?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn spans from April 29 to October 8, 2022. Throughout this period, we are subject to both negative and positive effects. As a symbol of instinct, and of what is hidden, Pluto in retrograde creates destruction that prepares for renewal. The power of this planet allows us to free ourselves from unnecessary ties to evolve towards other paths. During this phase, we are encouraged to look into our deepest emotions and to ask ourselves questions. If there is something in our lives that we don't like, we will be urged to confront it and make decisions.


Pluto retrograde in Capricorn goes from April 29 to October 8, 2022.

What happens when Pluto is retrograde?

Every year Pluto retrograde lasts for approximately 230 days. It begins in the zodiac signs of spring, and about 90 days later it arrives in the signs of autumn. For most people, the Pluto retrograde effects aren’t really felt. However, this backwards movement gives us the opportunity to look at our history and experiences, in order for us to reach our current goals.

  • What not to do during this Pluto retrograde: Avoid major transformations close to the start or end date of the demotion.
  • What you should do: Use introspection to get a better grasp of your deepest instincts. The best thing to do is, note your dreams, feelings and contradictions in order to become aware of them little by little. Clearer judgement and ideas will come afterwards when Pluto becomes direct again.

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Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:

This phase invites questions about power and its use. It refers to this need for control and a pronounced ambition. Planet of depth and rebirth, Pluto is particularly linked to crises. When Pluto retrogresses, the ability to change can go through a complete reshuffle, and could encourage you to seek a change of reorientation. Although, these sudden transformations could be misunderstood by your loved ones.

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The effects you can expect to feel during this phase

Throughout the retrograde movement, the process of inner transformation will be slower. This could lead to discomfort and anxiety. In order to calm our destructive impulses, why not try activities such as yoga, and relaxation techniques? The key is not to panic, because when Pluto becomes direct again, the unconscious elements will emerge and will be from deep within ourselves. 

During this period, you are more quickly worried and sometimes in a sullen mood. It must be said that you adapt less to others and that you do not hesitate in the face of  judgements. This notion invites you to focus on the points, the elements that will make you frustrated, and reflect on past actions that led you to dissatisfaction. You will be able to avoid making the same mistakes and evolve differently when the planet becomes direct again.

With Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, we are quicker to worry and in a darker mood. We are more judgmental, less tolerant, and less adaptable. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn invites us to focus on the points, the elements that frustrate us, and to reflect on past actions that led us to dissatisfaction. This will help to avoid making the same mistakes again.


In short, this is the time to gather clues about our unconscious fears, our silent desires, our denials and our possible blockages linked to the past. We then need to analyze them in a lucid way and learn how to better manage them for when Pluto returns direct. Then, life changes will take place because we will no longer see things the same way.

How will your zodiac sign be impacted?

Click on your zodiac sign and find out how you will experience this period - Discover the effects of Mercury retrograde.

  • Aries

    During Pluto retrograde, Aries will fight their way forward and can react in extreme ways, even if it means making sparks fly. This behavior won’t be to everyone's taste.

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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