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This is a Guest Post from Arwynne O’Neill, research astrologer and co-host of the Starzology Astrology podcast.

Venus square Pluto

by Arwynne O’Neill

Today we’re talking about the Venus Pluto Square coming up on December 3, 2023.

Venus will be at 28° Libra and Pluto will be at 28° Capricorn.

This is one of the final aspects Pluto will be making while it’s in Capricorn before it enters Aquarius in January, where it will stay for the next 20 years.

This is the first time on the podcast that we’ve talked about specific Venus aspects.

Until now we’ve focused on some of the big Mars aspects and of course Venus has a very different character from Mars so let’s talk a bit about what Venus is.


Podcast Episode

Listen on the go to our special podcast episode Venus square Pluto.

In this episode, Arwynne and her guest Katia discuss what to anticipate as the aspect of Venus square Pluto forms. And as always they offer some celebrity examples.



Venus Transits

Just like you might expect, Venus is the planet that rules love, relationships, beauty, harmony, grace and of course is named after the Roman goddess, who was known as Aphrodite in the Greek pantheon.

In your personal chart Venus is about your attractiveness if you’re female, or about the type of women you’re attracted to.

Venus has a fairly interesting orbit due to retrograde periods, so it can stay in a sign for about 2 to 3 weeks or, in some cases, as long as 5 months.

It typically takes from 10 to 12 months to go through all 12 signs but it can be longer depending on the retrogrades.


Venus in Libra

Right now, Venus is in Libra which is a placement I have, which you can really see in my choice of makeup and fashion.

I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to never leaving the house without lipstick and fussing over my hair, etc.

Relationships are very important to me, both romantic and friendships, and Venus rules both Taurus and Libra so it is very comfortable in both of those two signs.

Since Venus moves so quickly it does make a lot of aspects while it moves through the zodiac, and not all of them will have earth-shattering effects, it will basically only be active for a day or so.

But when Venus contacts an outer planet like Uranus, Neptune or Pluto the effect is much stronger and certainly if either planet makes an exact connection to your personal chart.

As we’ve discussed in the past, squares are the most difficult and intense of the aspects, so when a planet like Pluto, which rules transformation and destruction, contacts Venus, we can expect sparks to fly.

This aspect rules power trips, sexual violence, obsession, extreme and life-transforming relationship encounters and events.

Things that happen under this aspect can feel karmic, like there’s a spiritual importance to them that we don’t normally feel unless of course we have this aspect in our natal chart.


In Your Chart

So let’s talk about what this aspect looks like in someone’s chart.

Very strong feelings and emotions, a need for a depth of involvement can be seen any time you have Venus in aspect to Pluto and the square is the strongest of those effects.

Pluto encourages us to delve deep into relationships. There’s an all or nothing, life or death feeling.

When these people make friends or fall in love, their emotions can be so extreme that they can attract or repel people with equal intensity.

Depending on the other person’s chart, some people love this kind of intensity and in fact they don’t feel like they’re in a relationship unless there’s a super-intense attraction or repulsion, but other people are absolutely not interested in that kind of intensity and find it scary.

So these people have a harder time with relationships, especially at a young age.

They will tend to attract other people who have intense Venus aspects in their chart.

We talked about people with Mars-Uranus aspects and how they tend to attract the opposite type, a more easy-going, accepting, peaceful, stable type.

But people with strong Venus-Pluto aspects will tend more to attract each other… or they will get into relationships with people who can’t handle their intensity with the result that both people can come away hurt and damaged.


Celebrity Examples

Some famous people with Venus Square Pluto include Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Hillary Clinton, Bruce Lee, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Naomi Campbell Sean Connery, Warren Buffett — and this is an interesting one because Venus and Pluto are also known as the money planets so that’s an intense aspect in a different way for him.

We also have William Shakespeare, Woody Allen, Johnny Cash and Sinead O’Connor.

So a lot of intensity there for sure.



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Author Bio

Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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