On May 26th, 2022, tempers are running high as Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. Due to the Venus square Pluto energy, we won’t take being manipulated and controlled lightly. It’s also likely that some will try to manipulate and control others. There is a lot of volatility in this particular aspect due to Venus being in the sign of Aries. Aries is associated with the God of War, and they are always willing to stand up for themselves and fight if necessary.
So, under this Venus/Pluto square, if someone tries to use power to control and manipulate us, we are likely to fight back and/or take action! Similarly, those who are in the habit of using power and control over people can expect to experience some major pushback. Ultimately, this Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn provides a landscape for us to consider how we use power and control as well as our own personal responses to being manipulated and controlled. It’s intense energy, but we’ll get through it.
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Venus in Aries has us wanting to have things our way. When Venus in Aries meets Pluto in Capricorn energy tensely, we feel frustrated when others come up against our innovative, fearless ways. Capricorn is the sign of the Taskmaster, and there is the energy of wanting to control situations and desire for order. However, Venus in Aries will not allow us to have someone controlling our every move.
So, whether you are on the receiving or the giving end of the Pluto in Capricorn-fueled manipulation and control, Venus in Aries has us willing to fight back in order to retain our autonomy and independence. It’s important at this time to be aware of how we respond to controlling energies, especially from people who are in authority positions.
Fuming Over Micromanagement
Do you hate being micromanaged? Well, Venus square Pluto in the signs of Aries and Capricorn is likely to have us angry about being controlled. With Venus in Aries, we lookout for ourselves, and we are willing to stand alone if it means that we can maintain our independence. So, if anyone thinks they’re going to try to micromanage our lives at this moment, they’re in for a rude awakening! Such circumstances will be addressed forwardly and directly courtesy of Venus in Aries.
Since Venus governs love, relationship, and finances, this tension energy is likely to show up in these areas of our lives. Venus in Aries appreciates relationships that allow individuals to be themselves and honor their independence. Pluto in Capricorn, at its worse, is willing to use whatever status and positions of power to obtain and/or maintain control.
Be on the lookout for power and control issues that undermine autonomy whether in love or in finances. Checking the transiting energy against the natal horoscope placements of the sun, moon, rising and other planets can show where and how the Venus/Pluto square will show up in our lives personally.
To navigate to this tense Venus/Pluto energy, it would be best to give everyone their space at this time. As long as we and others aren’t being completely reckless (which is a possibility with the lower expression of Venus in Aries energy), it is not necessary to adopt the authoritative, controlling, micromanaging energy of Pluto in Capricorn’s lower expression.
Likewise, it is important to note that if we find are especially emotionally bothered, irritated, and resistant to being micromanaged, we may want to consider why we are having these emotional responses. With Pluto energy in the mix, seeking the deeper meaning behind our power and control motivations and responses is encouraged so that we can adopt healthier behaviors.
Manipulation is High & Will Make You Angry
Being manipulated is never a good feeling, and under Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn, we are likely to get defensive if manipulation is detected. Due to the direct, forward Venue in Aries energy, we are willing to address underlying control tactics…even if doing so causes an argument. Here’s the issue with this. Any “blow-ups” (no matter how warranted) could make us look like we are the ones overreacting.
The controller and manipulator have Pluto in Capricorn on their side. True to the energy of Capricorn and its ruler Saturn, they will come off looking composed, sane, and emotionally sound…despite the underlying manipulation and control tactics.
Just a word of advice. While it is understandable to get upset when others are taking advantage while presenting as the “composed, powerful manipulator,” it is in our best interest to be mindful of how we respond at this time. Unfortunately, even if the other person is in the wrong, the explosive, combative Venus in Aries energy could have us looking like the troublemaker and agitator. Just a heads up for this tense Venus/Pluto energy.
Power Plays that Cause Frustration
Pluto in Capricorn is good at strategic power plays. Due to the square to Venus in Aries, this creates power plays that result in pushbacks and blow-ups. A perfect example of this energy is knowing that someone is taking action in order to gain the upper hand, and the decision to address the manipulation and control issues directly. While the power plays may be concealed, Capricorn’s influence shows that these moves are likely to be well-planned out and effective in the long term, unfortunately.
Not to worry. Instead of allowing ourselves to be passive receivers of such power plays that impact our independence and autonomy, with the push from Venus in Aries, we are more likely to address this behavior in a direct manner in order to get a resolution. Choose assertiveness as opposed to aggressiveness when doing so.
What to Do About this Energy
Honestly, Venus square Pluto is a pretty intense, uncomfortable energy to navigate no matter what signs Venus and Pluto are in. However, this particular Venus square Pluto aspect is quite volatile due to Venus’ current transit through Aries. Aries is the warrior that is willing to fight for its position. Capricorn is all about implementing control and order. When these two energies square off, the lower expression can result in using resources (Venus) as a form of power and control (Pluto) especially in love, relationships, and finances.
Because of the anger associated with this Venus square Pluto aspect, it is important to analyze how we are angered by other people’s desire to manipulate and control us. Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn presents circumstances that give us the opportunity to become conscious of what makes us angry in our relationships, love, and in relation to finances.
The square, tense energy isn’t out to get us. Square aspects create strife and discomfort to get us to acknowledge unpleasant experiences and emotions so that we can actually take action and do something about what is making us discontent and angry in the case of Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.
Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn moves us to consider how manipulation and power are used to control others. If we are angered by the use of manipulation and control tactics, we may want to consider how we can harness the energy of Venus in Aries in its purest sense by directly addressing the issue in order to regain and maintain Independence and autonomy in love, relationships, and finances.
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