Venus Pluto Aspects in Astrology
Watching Venus Pluto could be like a passionate romantic comedy or the last scene of the movie “Fatal Attraction” where Glenn Close tries to kill Michael Douglas’s wife, after a one night stand with him. Interestingly, Glenn Close who got an Oscar nomination for her performance in this movie as a disturbed neurotic woman has a Venus Pluto opposition and probably one of the reasons she played this role to the hilt. This combo can be a fun or/and scary ride depending on the aspects between these two planets. But you can be assured that Venus and Pluto together are never boring. So if you have the Venus Pluto aspect in your natal chart, then your probably know that love is not a detached rationale process and there is a deep pull towards people and things which sometimes is not under your control. Most people with Venus Pluto aspects long to have this close relationship with another person, somebody with whom they can finally be vulnerable and remove their mask, but Pluto is also about power and this adds a bit (or a lot) of drama to their love relationships. Venus Pluto is also about finance and big money and the power games involving them.
Venus Square or Opposite Pluto
People with Venus in hard aspect to Pluto have more chance of manifesting their ideal relationship as compared to others but it does not come easy. There is a lot of learning involved in any square aspect and this is no different. The learning here is about love and power and how to navigate both these energies to get what you want. The lesson here is understanding that every love has some power need tied into it, and on the other side of the coin, even if a relationship starts on the basis of power or lust, one can end up falling in love. When power is combined with love, there could be control, lust, manipulation, jealousy, obsession, and intensity added to the love potion. This can sometimes become dark, if not balanced with some restrain and caution. It is not surprising then that the trailer for the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” got released at a time when Venus was opposing Pluto and this story is about the tug of war between power/lust and love. The main male character in the movie, Christian Grey starts a relationship with an inexperienced woman using his power over her but he ends up falling in love, and his lover on the other hand ends up understanding that she too has the need to control and manipulate. So anyone who has a Venus Pluto square or opposition in their chart has probably felt both ends of this combination. So to really express this energy, the Venus Pluto person needs to find a partner who is willing to work through the cobwebs of power and love and create the ideal relationship. When this is not possible with one partner, then the Venus Pluto person moves on to find another partner who is willing to do this until the need is met. In Greek mythology Pluto rules the underworld and hence he loves to pull people down into his dark caves, and so those with this aspect will be well served to go through psychotherapy and make friends with Freud. By the way, Freud himself had Pluto Venus conjunction.
I do want to add that Venus Pluto Opposition can have more darker shades to it than the square as here the energy is in a tug of war, sometimes leading to loss of loved ones in a tragic manner. There can also be violence and aggression in subtle or obvious manner, like Maurice Gibb a Singer and Musician (for the group Bee Gees) who had a Venus Pluto opposition, and was married to his wife, Yvonne Gibb for many years, and one day pulled out his gun to shoot her and the kids amidst his heavy drinking. Luckily they escaped and his wife left him for a short time until he got treated for his alcoholism. Howard Hughes, a wealthy businessman also had Venus Pluto opposition, and married his wife Jean Peters in 1975. People who know him say that he followed her around or had people following her so no one else can get near her. So I guess you can kind of understand the dark areas of Venus Pluto especially with hard aspects.
Venus Conjunction Pluto
In this aspect some of the drama involved with Pluto like control and manipulation is done in a very unconscious manner. The awareness here is less than that of the square or opposition , So a person with this conjunction could act out their jealous feeling without acknowledging or being aware of why they are doing it. Pluto’s is really about survival and all stuff like power, money just increases our chance of living on earth without being destroyed, or at least that’s the idea. But interestingly, these very same attributes when carried too far can also become the cause of destruction. This is why it is really important to understand the deep hidden urges related to Pluto and Venus in relationship. People with Pluto and Venus conjunction want a close relationship with their partner but there is an inherent fear that someone or something could come between them. This sense of loss governs most of the relationship until the Pluto Venus person becomes aware of their ulterior motives and deep seated fears.
Venus Trine and Sextile to Pluto
With easy aspects there is more confidence and less fear of losing one’s parner. So the close partnership that is so idealized by Venus Pluto people in general seems more easy to obtain. The devotion, closeness, sincerity etc comes without much resistance as the person may feel they deserve it. Also, it may be easier to attract relationships that are a good fit for them There may less tendency to obsess about a partner and hence if a relationship is not working, easier to get let go.
Venus Pluto Celebrities
People who have Venus Pluto aspects generally have some drama and love triangles at least in part of their lives.
Woody Allen has a Venus Pluto Square and his ex-wife Mia Farrow has Venus Pluto sextile. He married Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn after having an affair with her.
Hilary Clinton has a Venus Pluto square while her husband, Bill Clinton, has a Venus Pluto sextile and during his presidency he was impeached for having an inappropriate relationship with one of his interns, Monica Lewinsky.
Lupe Velez an actress who was known for her stormy personality had a Venus Pluto conjunction (with Venus opposing Uranus). She had relationaships with number of men but most noted was her relationship with actor Gary Cooper with whom she had an intense and violent relationship, She is supposed to have tried ripping of his ear and stabbing him with a knife, Anyway their relationship thankfully ended. Her midheaven was at the midpoint of Venus and Pluto and so her jealousy and intense personality was known to many. She would make grotesque imitation of actresses whom she thought were interested in her boyfriend, Cooper. She died by committing suicide.
Maria Shriver, who was a very popular news anchor for NBC has a Venus Pluto square. She was married to actor and governor, Arnold Schwazzenegger until their marriage ended when his affair with their maid was exposed.
If you have a Venus Pluto Aspect, how is it expressed in your life? Please give your feedback.