Venus conjunct Pluto provides an excellent opportunity to focus on relationship issues, as it’s all about going into the deep end with another. Intimacy, deep and meaningful conversations and hot sex are all favoured. The intensity of this transit is enhanced by the fact that it occurs on the same day as the Full Moon in Leo.
Venus conjunct Pluto is exact on 28 January, but we will have about four days either side of this date to make the most of this energy, which will provide powerful focus and intention for working on the dynamics of our closest connections with others.
Paying close attention to the needs to other, particularly through active listening, will be very helpful in working with the energy of Venus conjunct Pluto. As these two planets are currently located in the objective focused sign of Capricorn it’s easy to lose sight of or dismiss another person’s perspective because we are so focused on what we perceive to be the problem or goal to be achieved.
One of my favourite books on relating is The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm. Fromm writes “Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” In Venus conjunct Pluto we can find this discipline and concentration, albeit for just a little while.
How will Venus conjunct Pluto affect you?
Those who have natal planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of Capricorn will feel Venus conjunct Pluto most strongly. If you have planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of the other Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer or Libra) Venus conjunct Pluto will create a square or opposition in your chart, and you are likely to feel this transit as stressful and tense.
On the other hand, those who have planets between 21 and 27 degrees of the other Earth signs (Taurus or Virgo) will experience Venus conjunct Pluto as easier, because the transit will form a trine aspect in their natal chart.
It’s also useful to examine your chart to see through which house Venus and Pluto are transiting as this will give you clues as to which area of your life is likely to be most affected. Just find 24 degrees Capricorn on your natal chart and look to see which house it falls in.
Working positively with Venus conjunct Pluto
Venus conjunct Pluto has the potential to play out either positively or negatively depending on how it interacts with your natal chart. Its impact will also have a lot to do with how conscious you are over the coming week and how clear you are of your intentions for healing and change in your relationships. Does Venus conjunct Pluto trigger your chart? How do you intend to utilise this energy?