On June 23, 2021, Venus in Cancer will stand across from Pluto in Capricorn in opposition. Get ready for some interesting dynamics where power and control meet the love element. Venus in Cancer loves in a very watery empathic manner, but it can also be quite emotionally manipulative to get its way. Pluto in Capricorn is power and control that is cemented with structure, but it can also represent using power and control to wield influence over others. A very interesting aspect that prevents intense attractions infused with power plays. Read on to find out more about this very attractive power dynamic.
When Venus Sits Across From Pluto
Venus/Pluto energy involves the interplay between relationships, self-worth, and finances, and power, control, depth, and transformation. Depending on the aspect between these two energies, there is the potential for great depth that has the capacity to transform people’s lives. However, tense aspects between Venus/Pluto can result in terrifying destructive behaviors that have the capacity to eradicate self-worth, self-esteem, and personal empowerment. Thus, this is a particular aspect that has to be handled consciously particularly when there are tense energies between the two.
Pluto is associated with power, transformation, control, and depth. Pluto seeks to understand what motivates us to be who and what we are. These motivations are boundless and include the most innocent and pure-hearted to the most selfish and conniving. Pluto energy is very aware that for as much as we all can be the phoenix of transformation we all are also capable of wallowing in the depths of despair, treachery, subterfuge, and manipulation. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, and this sign is very aware of its inner workings…and although they will not admit so openly, it understands that it can use its power for good or evil.
When Venus meets Pluto in opposition, there is an interplay where both parties are trying to achieve an upper hand in their own way. For Venus, again, there is the meeting of its personal needs. For Pluto, it’s the desire to exert its power and control. Now, what will each be willing to give up to get what they desire? This is the energy of Venus’opposition to Pluto where a lot is put on the line to be in a relationship.
At this time, we are urged to consider the exchanges that we have in our lives and how we may barter power and control in order to have our needs met.
Attracted to The Darkside or Transformation
Venus in opposition to Pluto is attractive energy, but at this time it is extremely important to consider what we are bringing into our space. What the Venus opposite Pluto draws to us is based on our personal energies. Often there is the perspective that this aspect attracts dark, heavy energy. However, there is also the possibility that Venus could attract positive transformative Pluto energy. What energy is Venus holding? What energy is Pluto holding? The type of Venusian and Plutonian energies aspecting in an opposition varies. How are both of these energies being utilized in ourselves as well as with others? It is our personal energies that will determine what we will attract under a Venus opposite Pluto transit.
What we attract under Venus opposite Pluto reveals much about our own motivations from both the Venus and Pluto sides. If we attract dark, complicated energies, there is a tendency to project negativity onto the other side. However, let’s stop and remember that this is an opposition. There is a mirroring effect happening here that has to be acknowledged by both parties. For example, if under Venus opposite Pluto energies we attract someone that we are deeply attracted to, but the individual is controlling, possessive, and has a tendency to relegate the terms of the relationship. Initially, we blame the other person (Pluto) for being who they are. However, have we (Venus) considered why we attracted such a person? What does Pluto offer us? Are they (Pluto) appealing to our Venusian wants and needs? If they are, what are we (Venus) willing to accept, deal with, and/or give up in order to get access to what Pluto has?
Usually, with the less than pleasant energies of Venus opposite Pluto, there is a push and pull energy occurring between these two planetary energies where both Venus and Pluto play their manipulative coercive games in order to meet their needs. Quite often Venus is left feeling that their physical and relationship needs are compromising their self-worth and self-esteem due to a loss of power that is given to Pluto for access to the Venusian wants and needs that for some reason the Venus person is not willing and/or capable of giving itself. In turn, there is Pluto, who may have all the power and control due to coercion and manipulation, but Pluto has very little respect for Venus because while Pluto wants power and control it appears to have little respect for those who give up their own innate power. Ironic, isn’t it?
Checking the Subterfuge of Venus/Pluto
While Venus opposite Pluto does have its negative connotations, as with all tense aspects, there are valuable lessons associated with them that ultimately lead to great growth and awareness. Oppositions are often difficult to resolve because neither one of the planetary energies is willing to be accountable for the energies that they hold and are projecting onto the other. Thus, with Venus opposite Pluto what we attract at this time is a direct manifestation of the energies that we carry that are asking for consideration.
Ultimately, if we are encountering the lowest vibrations of Venusian and Plutonian energies through intense oppositional attractions, this is an opportunity for us to consider why we are attracting these energies to ourselves, and what we must do personally to own and heal whatever parts of ourselves we are projecting so that we can change who and what we attract.
In the end, we attract what we are which is shown through the Venus opposition Pluto transit. So, who are you and what are you attracting?