Neptune and Pluto in the Signs
Where are Neptune and Pluto placed by zodiacal sign in your birth chart? Learn what Neptune, the planet of dreams, and Pluto, the planet of regeneration, mean when posited in the signs of the zodiac.
Note that Neptune and Pluto spend many years in the same sign. The following are considered generational influences since one shares the same Neptune and Pluto signs as others in the same generation. This means they’re not especially personal, but if either planet is aligned with a personal planet or luminary, such as the Sun or Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars, the interpretation is far more relevant.
Please also note that dates given are not inclusive. If a birth date in question falls on any of the cutoff dates, you will need to use a natal chart calculator and know the time of birth to determine the signs of Neptune or Pluto.
The following interpretations refer to the planets’ signs in the natal chart.
Neptune in Virgo
Dates when Neptune was in Virgo:
- Sep 21, 1928, to Feb 19, 1929
- Jul 24, 1929, to Oct 3, 1942
- Apr 17, 1943, to Aug 2, 1943
Your vision of an ideal world may center around superior health and work systems as well as the commitment to service. Simplicity, purity, and selfless service can be your ideals. However, you could end up doing far more than your share because of a belief in self-sacrifice. Your dreams have a distinctly practical side to them. You could find that a dream is not stimulating unless it has a realistic or realizable quality to it.
Neptune in Libra
Dates when Neptune was in Libra:
- October 3, 1942, to April 17, 1943
- August 2, 1943, to December 24, 1955
- March 11, 1956, to October 19, 1956
- June 15, 1957, to August 6, 1957
Your vision of an ideal world may center around people treating one another fairly and politely. You idealize harmony, peace, partnerships, and cooperation. You prefer not to judge others, as you believe in seeing all sides of the story. However, you could end up putting more of yourself into your relationships than others do, and this can cause some problems.
Neptune in Scorpio
Dates when Neptune was in Scorpio:
- Oct 19th, 1956, to Jun 15, 1957
- Aug 6th, 1957, to Jan 4, 1970
- May 2nd, 1970, to Nov 6, 1970
Your vision of an ideal world may center around people trying to understand one another. You don’t necessarily believe that people should be treated equally since you’re especially aware of the impact of different backgrounds and environments on individuals. In your mind, it’s better that people intuit their way to understanding. You’re interested in uncovering deep secrets. You believe in transition and transformation as the kind and ideal way of effecting change. It’s possible that you idealize sexuality and intimacy or seek to escape through these things.
Neptune in Sagittarius
Dates when Neptune was in Sagittarius:
- Jan 4, 1970, to May 2, 1970
- Nov 6, 1970, to Jan 18, 1984
- Jun 22, 1984, to Nov 21, 1984
Your vision of an ideal world may center around the truth, tolerance, freedom, liberty, generosity, and intellectual understanding. You may idealize truth, justice, and the power of positive thinking. Your optimism is a breath of fresh air, but may at times be taken so far that you are somewhat blind to the practical side of an endeavor. Or, your goals and ideals are set so high that it can be challenging to reach them. Fantasizing about something better is your escape. Your openness to mystical or alternative interpretations of life is refreshing.
Neptune in Capricorn
Dates when Neptune was in Capricorn:
- Jan 18, 1984, to Jun 22, 1984
- Nov 21, 1984, to Jan 28, 1998
- Aug 22, 1998, to Nov 27, 1998
Your vision of an ideal world may center around respect for rules, order, responsibility, and morality. You need to believe in the realizability of your dreams, and this means that your fantasies usually have a very realistic thread to them. There is a conservative, possibly somewhat cynical element to your nature. Because general optimism/faith does not typically carry or motivate you, energy levels may not be high when you don’t believe in what you’re doing, and inspiration is not easy to find in the first place. However, you can turn a dream into reality more easily than most. Your vision is practical but also doable.
Neptune in Aquarius
Dates when Neptune was in Aquarius:
- Jan 28, 1998, to Aug 22, 1998
- Nov 27, 1998, to Apr 4, 2011
- Aug 4, 2011, to Feb 3, 2012
Your vision of an ideal world may center around humanitarianism, celebrating individuality, freedom, and impartiality. You’re invested in humanitarian ideals, and you have a strong interest in electronics, psychology, and social science. When it comes down to it, you prefer to put your faith in humanity, and you’re generally open-minded regarding different philosophical or religious beliefs. Most important to you is for each person to stand out as uniquely individual. This Neptune sign position is more idealistic and theoretical than most others.
Neptune in Pisces
Dates of Neptune in Pisces:
- April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011
- February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025
- October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026
Your vision of an ideal world may center around compassion, mercy, empathy, service, sacrifice, intuition, artistry, or spirituality. This Neptune sign position is especially sensitive, intuitive, and imaginative. It can also be rather escapist! It’s probably best to watch for avoidant behavior since you can be quite comfortable in the non-material world. You are capable of great devotion when you believe in something, and your dreams know few bounds.
Pluto in Leo
Dates when Pluto was in Leo:
- Oct 7, 1937, to Nov 25, 1937
- Aug 3, 1938, to Feb 7, 1939
- Jun 14, 1939, to Oct 20, 1956
- Jan 14, 1957, to Aug 19, 1957
- Apr 11, 1958, to Jun 10, 1958
Your feelings about love, romance, destiny, self-expression, children, and creativity are intense. You can readily go to extremes in your pursuit of these things or when following your heart and finding your joy. The quest to distinguish yourself through any of these life departments can be so fraught with pressure at times that you rarely feel satisfied with your accomplishments in these areas, always expecting more.
Discovering your joy can thus become a mission that subtracts from your happiness if you’re not careful, and this, of course, defeats the purpose. The goal should be to gain personal power by expressing love and creativity, not from these things.
Pluto in Virgo
Dates of Pluto in Virgo:
- Oct 20, 1956, to Jan 14, 1957
- Aug 19, 1957, to Apr 11, 1958
- Jun 10, 1958, to Oct 5, 1971
- Apr 17, 1972, to Jul 30, 1972
The quest to distinguish yourself through your work, self-care, routines, services, or attention to health and wellness can be so fraught with pressure at times that you don’t always feel satisfied with your accomplishments in these areas. The goal should be to gain personal power through your love of your work or quest for better health rather than attempting to find your purpose or sense of power from your work or health pursuits. Self-improvement is important to you, but you should watch for an endless feeling of discontent with your efforts. With Pluto working well, you have brilliant ideas for healing the body and mind.
Pluto in Libra
Dates of Pluto in Libra:
- Oct 5, 1971, to Apr 17, 1972
- Jul 30, 1972, to Nov 5, 1983
- May 18, 1984, to Aug 28, 1984
The quest to bring reform to–or to distinguish yourself through–your relationships and connections with others can be so fraught with pressure at times that you have a hard time letting go or feeling content and satisfied with your accomplishments in these areas. The goal should be to feel more personally powerful through your ability to compromise and treat others fairly, not to seek your power from your relationships. You have brilliant insights into people and relationships. You know that improving the world starts with reforming the ways we interact with one another.
Pluto in Scorpio
Dates of Pluto in Scorpio:
- Nov 5, 1983, to May 18, 1984
- Aug 28, 1984, to Jan 17, 1995
- Apr 20, 1995, to Nov 10, 1995
Your feelings about intimacy, sexuality, dependency, attachment, and support are intense. You can readily go to extremes as you seek a deeper connection to someone or a special project or goal. The quest to distinguish yourself in any of these areas can be so fraught with pressure at times that you rarely allow yourself to feel content and satisfied.
It’s possible you need to work harder than most to let yourself be anything less than strong. You are not afraid to call evil for what it is! You are a rare combination of compassionate and practical. With Pluto working at its best, you are brilliantly perceptive and understanding–quick to see the many different layers of any given situation.
Pluto in Sagittarius
Dates of Pluto in Sagittarius:
- Jan 17, 1995, to Apr 20, 1995
- Nov 10, 1995, to Jan 25, 2008
- Jun 14, 2008, to Nov 26, 2008
You take your beliefs and philosophy of life very seriously, more than most. You believe deeply in personal freedom, tolerance, and bringing cultures together. Uncovering the truth can be a mission. You tend to question beliefs and ideologies in place if you consider them limiting, and your quest to distinguish yourself through–or bring reform to–beliefs is so intense or pressured that you may rarely feel satisfied with your efforts in this area.
It’s wise to watch for a tendency to move from one cause to the next or one project to another, perhaps as a result of this dissatisfaction or from inhuman expectations. However, your faith in humanity is strong, and you are moved and motivated by your positive vision of a better world.
Pluto in Capricorn
Dates when Pluto is in Capricorn:
- Jan 25, 2008, to Jun 14, 2008
- Nov 26, 2008, to Mar 23, 2023
- Jun 11, 2023, to Jan 20, 2024
- Sep 1, 2024, to Nov 19, 2024
The quest to distinguish yourself through your responsibilities is a powerful one. In fact, you may put undue pressure on yourself to achieve your goals. Reforming and improving business, government, commerce, society, and other practical affairs can be critical to you. Watch that you don’t deny yourself youthful play and abandon since the tendency is real that you’ve had to grow up or mature too quickly. Curb tendencies to cynicism. While you see many areas that need fixing, you prefer to approach things critically and carefully rather than radically. Stirring controversy, in your opinion, doesn’t help you get to your goals as efficiently as a determined and organized approach.
If Pluto is strong in your chart, you’re wise and capable of a great understanding of systems and structures. You’re likely to love order but despise heavy-handed rule. Impermanency can both haunt and drive you, and you can go to great lengths to conserve your resources. Keeping these things moderate and healthy is a challenge but most rewarding.
Pluto in Aquarius
Dates when Pluto is in Aquarius:
- Mar 23, 2023, to Jun 11, 2023
- Jan 20, 2024, to Sep 1, 2024
- Nov 19, 2024, to Mar 8, 2043
- Aug 31, 2043, to Jan 19, 2044
The quest to distinguish yourself from others is a powerful one. Yet, you’re determined to transform, reform, and improve how we team up and view groups, our societal practices, and individuality. You may put undue pressure on yourself to achieve these goals.
Because you take your social role so seriously, you should watch that you don’t deny yourself the pleasures of group connections. Friendships and group associations can be complicated, powerful, and complex. Power struggles, obsessions, “all or nothing” scenarios (many friends or none at different times), and intensity in your social life can be more frequent than most. However, the potential for healing and transformation is also great. Friends and groups can be more influential on your lifestyle than the family unit.
You believe in the power of cooperation and the team to make groundbreaking progress in science, health, social structures, and the community. You also assign much power to words, slogans, the mind, and ideas, and you use these things fully to effect change. At the same time, you tend to approach making changes radically or by stirring controversy, which can push you in the wrong direction or work against you if you take this too far.
If Pluto is strong in your chart, you are persuasive and unconventional. You’re not afraid to approach problems in new, unusual ways. Some might call you a cynical idealist. You could find that you’re not as sentimentally tied to the past as others. While you should answer a call to make changes and reforms, pacing yourself and keeping these efforts moderate and healthy will serve you best.
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Interpretations are written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted.