When Transiting Pluto aspects your natal Venus…
…you are no longer satisfied with superficial relationships; you want something deep, complex, and consuming. Pluto is the planet of “death”, therefore there is usually a death of some kind in regards to relationships (i.e. death of an existing relationship, death of previous relationship behaviors). For example this influence can also bring about an affair, or finding out one’s partner has been having an affair. This is a very “sexy” transit, and the attractions you have during this transit are often intense and obsessive, and sexual drives are generally strong. Under this influence, you often meet a person with whom you have a life-changing and complex relationship. You feel magically drawn to this person, and might not understand why. This is because Pluto represents the unconscious, so your feelings for this person are generally the result of unconscious forces you find difficult to control. You might feel obsessed and possessive over this person, as Pluto brings an “all or nothing” energy to your relationships. Power struggles are thus common under this influence.
The physical component of the relationship is generally very strong; the need for physical closeness under this transit is intense. Pluto also represents the taboo, and the forbidden, so one is often attracted to unavailable partners under the influence of this transit (i.e. married, gay/lesbian, people from different areas). One thing this transit guarantees is personal evolution; we evolve through these relationships, as they uncover areas of our personalities we often keep hidden, and will teach you about personal intimacy. If partners separate, the passion and intensity they once shared is difficult to forget. The relationships under this transit can also be financially or sexually exploitative, or even emotionally/sexually abusive, as Pluto represents domination, power, and control. The people you attract under this influence are generally Scorpio-like/Plutonian, and the synastry often reveals strong Pluto aspects and/or Scorpio placements.
The hard aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) of transiting Pluto to your natal Venus increase the likelihood of power struggles, jealousy, possessiveness, and obsession in your relationships is increased. The harmonious aspects (trine and sextile) are generally less combative, though still intense, transformative, sexual, and enticing.
Check which house your natal Venus is located in, as well as which houses Venus rules in your chart, in order to get an idea of how this transit will affect you.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 1st house, your personal magnetism increases, and you may receive attention from “wrong” types of people. You may choose to undergo a radical make-over at this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 2nd house, a transformation of your personal values, as well as your finances, is likely to occur. You may radically transform your financial situation and spending habits.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 3rd house, your communication and mental focus are stronger. You will enjoy deep study and penetrating beneath the root of subjects during this time. Siblings and neighbors may become manipulative.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 4th house, a change in residence is possible. You may radically transform your home’s décor.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 5th house, your approach to love and romance are transformed. You may encounter power struggles, obsession and jealousy in your relationships. This transit can also indicate pregnancy. If you already have children, you may encounter power struggles with them at this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 6th house, your desire to get ahead in your career is stimulated. This transit indicates you will work very hard at this time. Health problems may pop up during this cycle. A complete transformation of your eating and exercise routines may take place. You may become involved in a scandalous office romance.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 7th house, a separation from your partner may take place, especially in the case of hard transits. Otherwise, this transit can indicate intensified relationships. You and your partner may experience power struggles. This transit can also bring someone new into your life, with whom you have an intense and transformative relationship.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 8th house, a death of someone close to you may take place. You may be drawn to sexual taboos at this time. Issues surrounding joint resources are likely to transform during this transit. You may experience an invasion of your privacy.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 9th house, a transformation of your beliefs and/or religious system may take place. Your worldview is likely to change. You may travel somewhere, and discover something new about yourself. You may become interested in philosophy and higher education during this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 10th house, your desire to get ahead in your career takes on utmost importance in your life. You may be placed in a position of power. Power struggles with superiors may take place during hard transits.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 11th house, your circle of friends is likely to undergo significant change. A transformation of your long-term goals may also occur during this cycle.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 12th house, you may become involved in a secret relationship, which can end in scandal. Be careful who you become involved with during this transit.