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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Venus square Pluto, Venus opposite Pluto, Venus Conjunct Pluto in the Underworld




What is Venus’ revenge for the suppression of beauty and joyful eroticism? What happens when sexuality gets twisted into pornography? This is when Venus goes down into the underworld with Pluto and erupts with a vengeance for our blatant disregard of pleasure and true relationship. She feels abused and she rebels, with perversion and pornography resulting—with all its emphasis on “power over another,” control issues, and disempowerment. Both men and women get caught in the illusions of control and pseudo-glamour, and unhappiness is often the outcome.

In astrology, we usually see this usually as the negative manifestation of Pluto, Scorpio and Neptune, often with 8th house undertones. It can also be a lower expression of Mars and Neptune in square or opposition as well. When Venus and Pluto in the birth chart are conjunct, in square, or opposition it doesn’t have to play out as “unrequited love” or unhappiness in relationship, or frustrated sexuality, or a tendency for triangular love affairs with impossible people—but it often plays out that way. Venus Pluto in conjunction, square and opposition challenges a person to explore the deepest dimensions of love, intimacy, and even beauty. Naivete is not welcome here, and relationships cannot be all about the honeymoon stage anymore. Venus/Pluto is truly capable of making true relationships work, when they are willing to do the hard work of relationship--when they have their eyes open.

The intimacy of a high expression of Venus/Pluto is based on love, and a delicate balance of two people as equal supporters of each other. There is often such hope and idealism in this combination mixed with a history of tragedy. It doesn’t have to be this way. Both men and women have Venus in their charts, and Venus doesn't have to be "tormented."

Often a person with the difficult aspects of these planets in their birth chart has had some history of emotional abuse, either early in this life or in their past life. And because they know the territory, they can be the ones who can heal it for themselves as well as others. However, when relationship dynamics remain unconscious, the territory is often played out in the underworld or as an addiction.

So the downside of Venus and Pluto’s expression can be seen as a product of our consumer society, and a symptom of a “loss of soul.” Whether it be an individual or the culture, there’s a loss here—or a fear—of the positive Venus—the Venus that thrives on relationship, equality, and beauty. This is what happens when one cannot "feel" anymore. And of course, like an alcoholic or an addict, one drink or one drug is never enough. Venus/Pluto is not bad; but it has a special mission—it’s a call to take passion and make it real…and good. It can be done! (c) elizabeth spring






akka b. said...

So appreciative of your insight.

DiFferRentsPace said...

While thinking, what or who one likes and cares for, is self-evident; it becomess forgotten that others' love and care for us is not from our choosing.

Elizabeth Spring said...

Sometimes I ramble on too long....hope I didn't bore the rest of you!

Helen said...

Death and Venus

The ivy twisted on my shrine
was green with shine and dew
the day I knelt and showed it to you
the day before the day I knew
that this sweetly offered love of mine
would last no longer than
my ivy vine

I turned the greens past Venus' cheek
as I dreamily spoke to you
of everyday things, and deeper too
and before I knew it, I knew
that where once was incense and wine
was now only a dead and
dried up vine

Venus' rosy flush was now a pallor
as though Death had seen her
and taken her to wife
igniting that ancient struggle for power
between longing for nothing and living for life
and the cold fear that you and I were forever entwined
began to haunt me
like my ivy vine

Finja Kemski said...

Thank you!!!
Xx finja |