Venus/Pluto Aspects


venus-pluto-aspectsTransforming love. Intense artistic presence. Undermining love. Suffocating love. Depraved love. Controlling love. Attracted to controlling people. Attempting to control the people you love. Intense relationships. Intense artistic involvements. Transformation through artistic expression. Transformation through relationships. Buried treasure. Gold diggers. Hidden jewels.

The depth of attraction. An intensely attractive person. Attracting situations that have the potential to be destructive. Overwhelming relationships. Sexual compulsion. Manipulation for power. Using sexual attractiveness to gain favors and power. Black Widow. Flirting with power. Dangerous flirtations. Addicted to love. Addicted to sweets. Addicted to pleasure. Addicted to money. Obsession with appearance. Compulsive manipulation. Heavy love. Heavy values. Powerful relationships.

Passionate likes and dislikes. Someone who is passionately liked or disliked. Artistic passion. The power of love. The power of love to heal and transform. The power of love to destroy and corrupt. Sociopath. Having a deep understanding of relationships. Having to make a choice between undermining or transforming your relationships. The underpinnings of a relationship. The underpinnings of cravings. That which lies beneath the surface of social interactions. Crises in relationship. Being able to handle anything in a relationship. The heights and depths of relationships.

Obsession with beauty. Obsession with appearance. Obsession with the surface. The power of beauty. Using beauty to hold power over others. Being powerless in the face of beauty. Feeling powerless because of your appearance. Feeling powerful because of your appearance. The power of money. Intense social interactions. Social manipulation. Picking up on the undercurrents of social exchanges. Picking up on flirtatious undercurrents. Using charm to gain power.

Painful relationships. Needing to be in a consuming relationship. Not liking frivolous relationships or frivolous social exchanges. Obsessed with relationships. Obsessed with money. Obsessed with fashion. Obsessed with art. Intense jealousy. Falling in love with criminals. Makeovers. Cosmetic surgeons. The Swan. Shedding superficial attachments. Taboo love. Secret love. Inability to escape hitting the bottom of relationships. Addictive relationships. Addicted to being in relationships. Compulsive relating. Dark side relationships. The underbelly of relationships. All the stuff you can’t sweep under the rug in a relationship, and how you deal with it. Manipulation through charm and good manners. Deep need to merge with someone yet simultaneously staying at the surface. “Till death do you part.”

Catharsis through art. Healing through art. Rebirth through artistic expression. Pouring passion into creativity. Gaining power by being attractive. Attracted to underworld activities. Attracted to situations, people and activities that lead you to the edge. Needing involvement in activities that go beyond “nice”, “okay” and “fine.” Needing catharsis and transformation through relationship. Love/hate relationships. Letting go of the false self through relationships. Scraping off superficial aspects of the self through relating. Covering up depth and intensity with superficial social displays. Craving depth yet relating in a way that avoids unpleasant or difficult interactions. Needing substance yet keeping interactions at a surface level. Powerful attractive vibes.

Pulsating attractive presence. Awareness of subtle attractive interplays. Awareness of people’s likes and dislikes that lie just beneath the surface of expression. The ability to ferret out another person’s like and dislikes, and using them to your advantage. The need for a relationship that continuously regenerates or transforms. The inability to tolerate stagnancy in relationships. Causing crisis in relationships to spur growth and transformation. Healing trauma through love. Self-obsession. Self-love. Narcissism. The compulsive need for pleasure. Addicts of all kinds. Love of intensity, depth and complexity. Treasure hunters. Gold miners. Diamond hunters. Refineries. Lovers of vintage. Finding beauty among the trash, throwaways and ruins. Restorers. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Needing a love that never gets stale. Constantly transforming your appearance. Love that does not grow, dies. Hungry for love. An insatiable desire for pleasure and affection. A bottomless pit that no amount of love can fill. A landfill stuffed with the carcasses of dead loves. Destroying the things you love. Putting the people you love through the mill. Ready to do anything to be liked. Compulsive need to be liked. Saccharine sweet. Bottomless need for approval. Abiding love. Love that doesn’t wilt in the face of obstacles. The need to overhaul relationships. Overhauling possessions, appearances, pretense and social niceties. Unearthing real love. Femme fatale. Forbidden fruit. Mystery lovers. Chick magnets.

People with Venus/Pluto aspects:

  • Mickey Rourke: Venus sextile Pluto
  • Rufus Sewell: Venus conjunct Pluto
  • Peter Dinklage: Venus sesquiquadrate Pluto
  • Ted Bundy: Venus square Pluto
  • Björk: Venus trine Pluto
  • Perry Farrell: Venus trine Pluto
  • Ryan Gosling: Venus conjunct Pluto
  • Zac Efron: Venus conjunct Pluto

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  • Kida

    So what does it mean when my chart is like this?
    I have been trying to figure it out but just get confused.

    • Hi Kida,

      I’m not sure what you mean by “like this.” I don’t chart interpretations within the comments section of the blog. If you have a specific question I can try to give you an answer.

  • Aarti

    Hey there, was wondering if anyone can help me interpret my chart. I am not very good with more complex astrological readings and only have a surface knowledge of them. I do know, however, that I have a stellium in the 12th house and Saturn in 7th house Aquarius. Thus, would those mellow down the potential of my Venus trine Pluto aspect?

    Place of Birth : Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
    Time of Birth : 8.47a.m
    Birthday : 1st of July 1992

    Thank you so much in advance

    • Hi Aarti,

      No, I don’t think those aspects mellow out Venus trine Pluto, especially since Pluto is in the 4th house and you have a stellium in Cancer which includes Venus.

  • RedDawnX

    I would also like to add that for a lot of venus/pluto individuals the intensity and obsession with another remains inside their head. I believe majority of relationships in our current western societies are very superficial, they are sort of like a business transaction – you do for me, i do for you. I think venus/pluto individuals search for a spiritual unspoken emotional bond with another person, this is a difficult thing to achieve nowadays- true dominant venus/pluto individuals in my opinion never settle for any sort of shallow sexual or emotional connections in the long run- though they may flirt. I believe it is difficult to be a Venus/pluto lover in this day and age. I don’t know it could just be me- this is one of the tightest aspects in my chart at 0 degrees. However i also have VENUS/MARS square and a MARS/PLUTO square less than 3 degrees. the tightest aspect in my chart is VENUS (0/29 DEGREES SAG/SCORP) OPPOSITE LILITH (0 DEGREES GEMINI) could you possibly give me a brief description of what this aspect would entail? as i cannot find any information on the internet about venus opposite lillith- the little information there is out there focuses on the conjunction.

    • Is that the mean Black Moon Lilith you’re referring to?

      • RedDawnX

        Yeah the standard ordinary one on astrotheme

      • RedDawnX

        I do appear to have a lot of really intense or taboo like aspects compared to other people both older and my age. I have noticed this by comparing my aspects with theirs. I also have a pluto ascendant trine although its at 8 degrees it’s aspecting. The only innocent lighthearted aspect I have at a close degree is a moon/jupiter trine in fire.

    • m00ny.

      “I think venus/pluto individuals search for a spiritual unspoken emotional bond with another person, this is a difficult thing to achieve nowadays- true dominant venus/pluto individuals in my opinion never settle for any sort of shallow sexual or emotional connections in the long run- though they may flirt. I believe it is difficult to be a Venus/pluto lover in this day and age. ”

      So true!

  • RedDawnX

    I can’t help but notice venus/pluto focuses on being attractive, magnetic etc- yet I myself have the conjunction in scorpio and so do many others I know – in my opinion this aspect repels people rather than draws them closer and attracts them. It seems to me a lot of people with venus/pluto aspects have a thirst for an all encompassing love and have a lot to give and are very accepting of the darkness in others, as well as being very open minded and deep- yet are unable to attract interest from the opposite sex? I know 3 other people with this aspect 2 with the conjunction and one with the trine all in scorpio which is supposed to be the most magnetic sign- yet all of these individuals including myself are aggressively rejected or simply ignored or overlooked in the love/attraction department. I have been reading the comments below and have noted a lot of people with these aspects report repelling the opposite sex also- I think these aspects must go either way; either on being magnetically attractive or magnetically repulsive to the opposite sex?

    • How old are you?

      • RedDawnX

        21 in January

        • I think you’ll find a lot of what you described will dissipate as you get older. Some of it may be remnants of teen angst.

          • RedDawnX

            Thanks for responding-In whom myself or others? It’s not just people my own age though or I would also put it down as that- the same trends exist with older people and work colleagues who are older respond the same way to me. Also older men on the street in passing feel the need to voice opinions on how i look and come across. I don’t know it could be an interplay of aspects I have a lot of intense aspects but for the most part I come across as rather detatched and aloof in public due to my capricorn sun.

  • Lust

    But.. I guess if you’re highly sexual others can sense it and they respond accordingly?
    I’m always fantasizing about kinky/unusual things.. Sometimes when I’m attracted to a man I have the tendency to stare at his crotch.. Its kinda awkward & embarrasing lol. A friend of mine called me out on it one day. Venus Conjunct Pluto can be a fatal/compulsive aspect. Sex is literally always on my mind ;/ those thoughts never go away. Ughhh

  • Lust

    After reading this article everything makes perfect sense to me now. I never viewed myself as attractive, possibly due to lacking confidence in the past, but many men would flirt with me, make excuses to touch my skin, or send me subtle hints.. Sometimes even when their own girlfriends are in the same room.. It’s just disgusting and disrespectful. I would fucking go insane if my boyfriend had the audacity to flirt with another woman infront of me. What the hell? Some men are pigs.

  • Iuppitera

    I have the conjunction, in Scorpio (my 12th house)

    I’m cursed to have everyone’s pluto touching my conjunction. (I’m talking about people my age)

    Been in 2 relationships but always left them before it gets too serious. Maybe is a control thing?

    In my last one, I had my venus/pluto in conj. with his mars/pluto. So much fun in the beginning, a nightmare when it got serious…

    help? 🙁

    Would someone like to see my chart and confirm it’s indeed that conjunction messing with me? haha

    • Hi Luppitera,

      Upload your chart. If I have time I’ll take a look.

  • Kate J

    My reply is taking way too long to get approved by a moderator

  • Kate J

    I have the square. Why would it be that I cannot relate at all to this? I have never even been in a relationship (at 30 yrs old)

    • Does Saturn make an aspect to Venus or Pluto?

      • Kate J


        • Would you be willing to share your chart?

          • Kate J

            Yeah, I don’t mind. (I have equal house selected because I prefer it to the default house system because it seems to make more sense to me somehow… idk. I read once that you can choose any house system you want if it feels right to you? the house positions seem to make more sense).
            I really can’t see why I wouldn’t be able to relate to Venus square Pluto. I don’t really relate to the descriptions for merc/mars conjunct but I can see that is probably because they are squared by Saturn.
            I can see that Jupiter and Neptune both make aspects to Venus and Pluto. If Jupiter is expansive, then would that mean it would increase the effects of venus square pluto… or not? I’m not very good at astrology (even though i’ve been interested in it for over 10 years) :

          • Kate J

            Hello can you approve my reply to Janne (below)?

  • Lunessière

    Mh… My astrologic patterns are Venus-Mars-Pluto.
    In fact I’m a 28 degree Libra ascendant (so Venus is the chart ruler) with Pluto not so far from it in Scorpio. Venus and Mars are conjucnt in Leo, conjuct to my MC and squaring Pluto : those are my strongest aspects.
    What I want to say is that what you’ve wrote is exactly who I am. I’ve always been in art, currently paining. Always been passionate to absolutly everything. Selfdestructive, and sorrowful about it. Very sensitive too because Mars and Venus’ ruler is my Cancer Sun. Which trines Pluto. Yeah I’ve strong need to transform… Just leaving a terrible relatiship where the boy manipulated me and destroyed me. What’s next ?

  • jay

    Does Venus/ascendant aspect make someone attractive?

    • It can, but it’s not guaranteed. Sometimes it just puts an emphasis on the person wanting to look attractive … whether or not they follow through (working with what they have or making enhancements) would be told by the rest of the chart.

    • Janne

      In my experience, from a male perspective, many of these individuals are absolutely stunning, even when they’re not exactly classic beauties. There’s just something delectable about them. Their smiles also are in a class of their own.

  • lucy snow

    My venus is square my pluto very tightly, also trine my saturn very tightly.

    same with my Mercury. I guess the trine Venus/Saturn trine stabilizes the tight Venus/Pluto square

    • Venus/Saturn trine would make you more conservative than you might be with just the Venus/Pluto square.

      • lucy snow


  • momiji

    Do Pluto and Venus in the same house but without aspect have some influence over each other? (scorp pluto, sagg venus, 4th house)

    • momiji

      Okay, this is peculiar. There seem to be comments regarding my question but are deleted :S

      • Hm … the author must have .deleted her comments. I didn’t.

  • lucy snow

    My Venus is virgo/10th house square pluto sagittarius/2nd house. Oh snaps

    • lucy snow

      my pluto in sagittarius & is right between 1 or 2nd house.

      • This chart is difficult to read. Pluto’s house will probably change depending on which house system you’re using and I’m not sure which this is.

    • lucy snow

      I have 10 aspects that are squares and 5 that are opposites! Does that mean I am a rebel with a tumultuous life, or what? Or an artist/big business woman with a secret life in constant danger…?!? I have three aspects conjunct, four trine, and five sextile …


      • Hi Lucy, your chart isn’t creepy. Not sure why I’d take offense at your squares and oppositions … I have plenty of my own.

        “Or an artist/big business woman with a secret life in constant danger…?!?”

        If that’s your heart’s ambition then make it happen 😉

        • ·‌

          Venus in this chart is very weak by sign and house… only Saturn may save her (or shall I say… save him, hahaha) to be “raped” by plutonian force. 🙂

  • Marion Nicholls

    Oops..I meant to say I have venus opposition mars, uranus and pluto.. My bad!

  • Marion Nicholls

    Ack, I was born on March 12 1965 and I have venus in pisces opp mars, venus and uranus. In a long term relationship which is sexless, though loving but with Taurus rising I doubt I will make the changes I need to. I am constantly being attracted to the idea of a transformative, intense, passionate relationship but a safety mechanism stops me from acting on it. I obsess about it and long to feel alive sexually for the first time in my life but am tremendously fearful of unleashing what feels like a buried dark side. I am hardly the cougar described elsewhere with this placement. I feel more like Rapunzel stuck in the damned tower daring that person who is actually as strong as he says he is (I can usually discover when they’re not..) to come and get me. Hardly realistic…I’m attracted to scorpionic, intense types and am afraid of doing something stupid and hurting everyone around me. How can I go on hiding behind safe and living this lie?

  • RomGbrllx

    hi, pls enlighten me, I have venus square pluto and they say its magnetic and attractive but idk, I think I repel rather than attract because most of the time whenever I like someone they dont like me nor atleast notice me while those people I dnt find interesting at all, actually show motives. Im stressed, i want to be magnetic and noticed esp those whom I want 🙁 even my venus trine mars, i think its not noticeble.

    • It’s hard to say without seeing your chart, RomGbrllx. If Saturn is involved with Venus, Mars or Pluto, there could be frustrations and delays with getting your romantic advances accepted. Depending on where Neptune is, people might not actually see that you’re interested. Ironically, sometimes, the more interested you show you are, the less interest people have in you. Try becoming more comfortable with just hanging back and letting people come to you on their own initiative..

      • RomGbrllx

        ohh, i do have venus trine saturn in my progressed chart. Here’s mine

    • Janne

      I have this myself, but with Venus in Sag sq Pluto in Virgo. Of course, I also have a really bad case of Virgo Mars, which makes things much worse. I’m a notorious babe repellent. You have a late Libra Sun and a Libra AC, so of course you want to be magnetic and of course you want a relationship. Just by having a sexual planet in Virgo, however, you run the risk of ending up lonely. By having one in your 11th, you can end up feeling like an outcast. The trine to Saturn further complicates things by adding a layer of delays, obstacles, emotional coldness, insecurity and excessive quality control. Saturn also keeps a veto on your relationships and is likely to instantly punish you for any relationship transgressions perpetrated by you, be they true or imaginary. To further complicate things, Saturn is in your 7th, which may be very good for chasing partners who are much older, such as your boss, but it also makes sure nothing happens in your 7th before its due time. The wait is guaranteed to feel like an eternity. In your relationships, Karma is likely to complete a full circle, so you’re going to have to deal with issues and hangups that have nothing to do with THIS life. So, first you wait a few years till you meet the spouse you let down 500 years ago, then you take crap from her for a Saturn cycle, after which the bad Karma is all burnt up. Being retro makes Saturn worse, I think. Be prepared to have your patience and maturity tested first by loneliness, then by your spouse. Jupiter in the 7th is great, assuming you like flying around the world to find your match. It should make you like exotic spouse candidates, but the matter of religion may get in the way, unless one of you converts. It should also make you a generous lover and once you’re in a relationship, it makes you feel like a million Dollars. Uranus in Aqua neatly inconjunct Venus in the 11th, probably adds a layer of extreme unpredictability, weird circumstances, flashes in the pan, on-off liaisons, fortuitous accidents, WTF situations, alienation, individuation events and general madness. Uranus can end your relationship before it’s begun. I have Venus sq Uranus, I know. Of course, Venus sq Pluto is bad. It kills relationships. It makes people see you as unmaritable. Women I have never met before have said I’m horrible. Maybe I am, but I’m not deaf. You also have Lilith and Juno sq Venus, which kinda makes things worse. You also have Neptune sq Sol, which can make you come out as drunk, crazy, delusional, unintelligible, indecipherable, deceptive, insincere, fake, lost in lala land or as an easy victim. Since your Sun is in the 1st, your intentions can remain unclear, no matter how plainly you spell them out. There a probably a lot of people who have no idea what you’re about, or how to approach you. In solving this mess, your Virgo Venus is probably as clueless as my Virgo Mars.

      • RomGbrllx

        Okay, lol. You kinda threw me these informations all at once xD But idk, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. My chart would still progress anyway right?

        • Janne

          Yeah, when I get started, there’s no stopping me. Yes, it progresses.

  • IJ

    I don’t have this aspect, but someone I really like does. He has Venus in Sagittarius square his Virgo Pluto in a 9 degree orb. Being that the orb is wide, will he still exhibit some of these characteristics? I do not know him romantically, so I cannot say..

    • That’s a wide square but if Venus or Pluto is his chart ruler, that will boost their impact (along with having the Sun in Scorpio, Libra or Taurus). He should exhibit some of these traits.

  • Janne

    I have Venus in Sag, 2nd house, sq retro Pluto in Virgo, 10th hs. I repell women. The moment I first developed an interest in girls, they all decided to launch a crusade against “The Repulsive One”. I was too shy to even talk to girls, I certainly didn’t do anything or even hint at the remote possibility of doing anything, and I had no idea what I should do to be accepted or even tolerated by girls; still, they saw fit to treat me like I was the Antichrist or something. This went on for 6 years. At the same time, other guys got away with cheatings, crude dumpings, drinking, violence, general assholery, and all other sorts of mischief. Not surprisingly, I developed rejection issues and was only able to get my first GF when I was 25. A man who expects rejection, is invariably rejected, sooner or later, so that relationship and all subsequent ones have come to an untimely end. 35 years after I reached puberty and began my career of female failure, women still demonize me, treat me like crap, fuck me over, blame me for their own issues developed before my time, divorce me, ruin my life, tarnish my name and make me miserable, every time I make the mistake of trying again. No matter how right I treat my lady, it’s never right enough. As might be expected when the 2nd and 10th are squaring, my biggest and only real crime is always not having enough money, obviously combined with never having a status high enough. Obviously, when I lose a woman, and I always do, I also lose my job, if I have one. When I lose a job, and I always do, I also lose my woman, if I happen to have one. I’ve tried finding a nice woman who doesn’t care about money, but they always lie about not being greedy. It seems, the louder a woman proclaims not to be after money, the more she’s after money. I’ve also lost fortunes because of women making me too miserable to work or even apply for a job. Women have made me contemplate suicide. Men can’t kill me because their methods are too direct, predictable and lacking in finesse, but women are underhanded enough, unpredictable enough and subtle enough to destroy me. They get me every time.

  • capricorn23

    How would venus semisextile play out in a natal chart?

    • One way to put it is that Venus and Pluto are a little more integrated than if there was no aspect at all. Semi-sextiles don’t seem to have a strongly noticeable influence. It is a very tight semi-sextile?

      • capricorn23

        The semisextile is 0’12 degrees its pretty tight. I feel the presence of it in my chart pretty strongly . I crave the intensity which is quite weird since i have venus conjunct mars, mercury, sun and sextile saturn

        • Do you have planets in the 8th, 2nd, or 7th houses? An emphasis on Libra, Taurus, or Scorpio?

  • player two

    My sister and I have Venus square Pluto in synastry at 2 degrees and 56 minutes (her Venus square my Pluto). She’s pretty much the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen, and I’m deeply and painfully jealous. Even though I know that being perceived as “gorgeous” by other people can often be a curse, I look at her and just get overwhelmed by the beauty of the physical vessel she incarnated into. Goddesses like that descend from heaven about once a century. So yeah, her Venus definitely aggravates my Pluto in an unpleasant, intense way through no fault of hers. My biggest fear is that she’ll meet my boyfriend and he’ll fall head over heels for her. God, I hate Pluto sometimes.

    • Realistic concerns, but Venus/Pluto suggests that beauty is more than skin deep. It’s a cliche, but looks really are not everything (but they do help!). My suggestion is to build up everything inside you that is beautiful, don’t focus so much on the exterior.

  • disqus_6sinns1216

    Great job to the author of this article.

  • Reqishness

    Venus in Leo Squares Pluto and a Moon in Scorpio, Mars in Taurus, Mercury in Virgo, Asc in Virgo, and Midheaven in Gemini and Sun in Virgo. Love intensely? Hardly. I have no problems letting go/dropping people from my life whom I find is toxic.

    I only start taking the leader role when someone is complete apathetic, lazy jerk face, but those relationships end(I END it). Because I will NOT tolerate some content, uncaring douche who isn’t willing to help the relationship grow. We’re supposed to be partners and friends. I shouldn’t have to plan everything or DO everything. I hate being controlling, it’s a last resort for me.

    I believe in letting others be themselves, but I don’t believe in others sitting back an refuse to innate everything. I want a partner, not just a lover. I want a friend as well. I honestly don’t mind relinquishing control, that does not bother me. I don’t want someone who wants complete control over me as well. I wish not to control or be controlled.

    I’m far too secure to “need” a relationship. If I want one, I’ll get one it’s not that big of a deal. I seem to think people make relationships/love/sex a BIG deal than I do. I don’t love intensely in a short period of time. It takes YEARS for me to feel intense love for someone. And by that time, people don’t mind. But if you think I crave that Edward Cullen x Bella Swan sort of relationship then you’re wrong. I prefer comfortable, playful, and gentle relationships.

    But if someone is toxic, I let them go and don’t feel bad about it either. You better believe I have very healthy relationships. I don’t tolerate sickness to enter my relationships. The mess you mentioned is sickness. And I am not sick or demented. Jealousy? Again, Hardly. I understand as humans we need to communicate on all levels with anyone. Another woman talking to my man is not enough to make me jealous. Oh No! It’s takes a very impressive, clean-cut, epic portfolio for me to be jealous. If he does cheat, then I just drop him. I don’t fuss(even if I’m hurt), I remain silent and then go about my life. I’m optimistic, I know I can manifest a secure loving partner into my life.

    People who are too involved in a relationship to the point where they don’t have a life is sad. I need SPACE.

    Here is My Chart though:
    Sun 4°00′ Virgo
    Moon 25°33′ Scorpio
    Mercury 23°23′ Я Virgo
    Venus 16°41′ Leo
    Mars 28°00′ Taurus
    Jupiter 1°56′ Leo
    Saturn 19°16′ Я Capricorn
    Uranus 5°44′ Я Capricorn
    Neptune 12°00′ Я Capricorn
    Pluto 15°16′ Scorpio
    Chiron 23°37′ Cancer
    Ceres 0°31′ Virgo
    Pallas 29°08′ Cancer
    Juno 15°54′ Scorpio
    Vesta 28°01′ Taurus
    Node 6°57′ Я Aquarius
    Lilith 3°10′ Я Sagittarius
    Fortune 19°22′ Sagittarius
    AS 27°49′ Virgo
    MC 27°26′ Gemini


    House 1 27°49′ Virgo
    House 2 23°22′ Libra
    House 3 23°37′ Scorpio
    House 4 27°26′ Sagittarius
    House 5 1°23′ Aquarius
    House 6 1°53′ Pisces
    House 7 27°49′ Pisces
    House 8 23°22′ Aries
    House 9 23°37′ Taurus
    House 10 27°26′ Gemini
    House 11 1°23′ Leo
    House 12 1°53′ Virgo

    (I do know people like this as mentioned in your article, and they don’t have pluto squaring their Venus. But I am more intense about plantonic love then romantic. I feel STRONGLY for my family and friends. And I would kill someone over them. I DO. NOT. PLAY! when it comes to my family and friends. They are my heart. But I don’t control them or argue with them. We all get along.

  • Tory

    I have Venus trine Pluto ( Venus in Aries in IV house and Pluto in Scorpio in mid heaven ) and I can relate to the above post. In all of my scrap books, my close friends have always mentioned about my ALL IS WELL optimism and its impact on them 🙂 And about LOVE, I had an intense attraction or Love whatever you call for past five years, was merely a relationship. It was too intense to move on and a REAL turning point in my life. Though many have shown interest, I tend to cling on the idea of LOVE OF MY LOVE. Still waiting and it feels right too 😛 and sometimes tired of it…Call it fault in our stars..:) Anyway thank you for your post . I was searching for reasons for a long time. And can you tell what exact attributes of my Venus trine Pluto,would be very helpful. Thanks!!

    • Hi Tory,

      I can’t tell you the exact attributes of your Venus trine Pluto without seeing your entire chart … aspects do not exist in isolation.

      • JT

        Hey I have venus in leo in the 10th and.retrograde square pluto in 1st house and it is fucking me up and I wanted to know if there is way to handle squares or any advice that you past.people who had this position

        • Well, be aware of the ways that you might use your charm to achieve power or gain attention. You might be making people jealous or enticing them to compete with you … what do you really want?

          • jt

            I desire above everything to be admired and when i want to a woman it drives me crazy, but it always seem like i can never get her or if i get close to her and get a feeling that i do have her i lose interest

            • Seems like a common problem.

              • jt

                hahaha seriously?

                • Sure, wanting what you can’t have, then being bored when you get it 🙂

  • Venusian

    A Venus-Pluto community! Woohoooo! LOL

    I have Venus-Pluto conjunct in Libra, in my lovely 7th House. I’ve combed through the list of attributes, and some I don’t recognize in myself, but there are some that I completely identify with. I’ve been studying Astrology for 20 years, so I’ve always been hyper-aware of how my Venus-Pluto manifests and attracts, and it can be quite annoying to say the least. My Ven-Plu conjunction makes an inconjunct to the Jupiter that sits on my Asc, attracting my fair share of jealousy with my charismatic, passionate personality. I am the Attracter. I Attract. Most times unwantedly. But nevertheless, I do Attract (ugh!) lol.

    I suppose I can’t really complain about this one, but I am also attractive. Though I try to disown this energy by being down-to-earth, open and cool with any and everyone, friendly with all who I come into contact with (whether this includes the downtrodden or the pretentious). This sometimes backfires, as being “friendly” can sometimes come off as me having some kind of personal interest in men and women who wish to see it that way. My friendliness also seems to be the thing that helps people feel comfortable when they want to prod about the details of my personal life (since I always keep a tight lid on that in true Ven-Plu fashion). But of course, I shut their curiosities down because a Ven-Plu doesn’t discuss those things willy nilly. It’s none of your business, even though I’ve known you or worked with you for years.

    And since we’re on the subject of personal life, mine is limited to an active social life (where I’m loved but mostly hated in every social circle I’ve ever been a part of since conception). LOL I receive my love through my social circle, because I haven’t had a relationship in years, not even for the purpose of using another/being used for sex. I’ve been hurt, betrayed, lied to, lied on, stolen from, abused so much in my 20s to mid 30s that I’ve completely lost interest in even trying. If I happen to meet someone (which I always do being the social butterfly that I am), I keep them at arms length, never allowing anyone to get too close. I avoid their prodding “why don’t you have a boyfriend” type of questions through hiding behind excuses ie. “Work is crazy right now”. Never short of interested suitors, I simply reject them before they can reject me. But never callously, as that would just add to my cache’ of enemies. I’m very diplomatic in the way(s) that I avoid relationships and intimacy. I’ve basically mastered the art of this at this point, as I’ve been single and abstinate for several years now.

    Back to issue of attracting jealousy: it’s a problem. It’s one thing to experience jealousy thrown at you from other women who view you as a threat, women who don’t know you, women who see you and just decide you have something to be jealous over, but it’s another thing when EVERYONE you come into contact has the potential to fall ill to their own jealous emotions. So needless to say, I’ve experienced more than my fair share of jealousy from male and female co-workers and bosses. It’s especially disheartening when it comes from your own boss though. Like, REALLY?? geesh

    I’ve pretty much given up on trying to have/wanting to have a relationship, so I no longer suffer from the “why me” syndrome that may plague some who feel like their Ven-Plu sabotages their chance for happiness with another. I’ve replaced that longing with other things in life to keep my mind preoccupied (food, friends, work, ambition, a passion for cinema, etc.) However, I do admit that I obsessively long for success, and I do obsess over how I look. I can’t leave the house with disheveled hair, I have to look presentable at all times when in public (even if I’m just going to the corner store).

    I tend to overspend on nice clothes, coats, shoes, because I like really nice things. When I was younger, “really nice things” meant anything that was name brand. Now, I’m more into style and quality. Leather, wool, cashmere, quality pieces that will last. Pieces that one could probably tell I spent money on if they are paying attention, and this is one of those things that I have used to replace the relationship void in my life. Looking nice. As long as I look nice, and I’ve put time into the presentation of myself, then on some level I don’t feel lonely or bitter or anything at all. I feel self satisfied and confident. And this confidence may translate to mysteriousness to those who are trying to get to know me and are frustrated because they can’t get past the text-message stage.

    Ahh, Venus-Pluto in Libra. How do I love-hate thee? Let me count the ways. 🙂

    • 🙂 great details, Venusian! Every placement has its positive and negative characteristics … even Venus in the 7th!

  • Kendra

    I have to say, I just love your articles. They are so concise, clearly written, and applicable to real life. Some of the things you write just leave me with my mouth agape because you literally describe something that is so accurate that I would never have thought had anything to do with an astrological aspect. You’re amazing!

  • Jahlia


    • One possibility; not definitive.

  • Merlin

    I have venus conjunct pluto sextiling moon conjunct neptune. I’ve read about all the apects but I can’t figure out how it all blends together!
    My tendency is to say: “I feel nourished by escaping into beautiful extreme emotions and experiences in order to feel in control of my own transformation”. It’s great, and sometimes pretty tiring.
    How much do all the pluto/venus people here recognise this?

    Here’s my chart!

  • christian

    im a cancer with a gemini venus house (12th) and pluto in scorpio house (6th) what does this mean? please can anyone explain 🙂 thank you

  • Cíntia

    My father has it, a conjunction in Virgo. He has “passionate likes and dislikes”. Really passionate. The same in relation to art forms and beauty. It was interesting to see how some descriptions were true, but it is difficult to see them, Virgo is so discreet. I suspect the fact that he listens to the same songs and bands over and over also has something to do with this aspect. “Obsessive likes and dislikes”, maybe…

  • ej

    My boyfriend has an earthy trine between pluto/venus. We’re a lot alike but it does unnerve me to no end to see him believe that he can effortlessly demand pretense and deep attraction at the same time. He has a history of committing to the idea that partners will change or conform to suit his current obsession, which is a usually a result of having been burned a n d making a vow to never like this or that again. What’s even more annoying is that he knows who he is but feels bound to keep it a secret otherwise he himself would have to change or make a change, rendering his little demands false or worse…what’s ruined the possibility of something being a whole package. It doesn’t help any that with pluto and mars being the rulers of his 7th house, pluto squares mars and is deposited in the 8th. He is very insistent about what he wants and that changes often; when he is denied access, he withdraws, thinking that if he were valued, you would let him have control over the type, style and rhythm of the relationship. I think that it’s a good idea to hold back from venus/pluto as an influence until you are sure that he or she is capable of contributing in a more sustainable way. Because of the house influences which are incercepted 6th and 10th houses, these influences have grea
    tly affected his work history. It’s not surprising that he met his first wife on a job or that due to his fear of authority and going deep into a trade, many an outburst and loss of income ensued. Thankfully I met him after most of this happened because I think that he would’ve demolished my self-esteem and been more of holy terror than he can be currently. Is he a bad person? No. Yet, he can’t see past the realm of his own desires, usually revolving around certain body types and of course, sexual pleasure. It makes him sound like an all out deviant but I think he’s too insecure for that an uses these ploys of physical beauty and sexual know-how as a cover up for the betrayal he’s felt for years. Demanding perfection means avoiding rejection, the fall, the joy of knowing that love is there but you won’t have it if you’re too afraid and you’ll never have it if beauty turns into a beast. Venus has a reputation for that, not Pluto.

    Sorry for the long post 🙁

    • There are plenty of fish in the sea 🙂 Thanks for reading ej.

  • maki

    I feel like my life is doomed by the stars.i always wondered what have i done so wrong that i am punished with so little luck in love i is venus opposite pluto. Probably my venus square mars and venus semisquare sun do not make it much better. Every step in my love life is a bad one. Actually i do not bwlieve anymore that i will find love when i was young i was not scared of love.but then u had my first experiences with boys,i was rejected often and i shut myself .i am totally broken now.yes.i cannot see myself anymore with a is like somwthing so impossible like telling me that i am going to be the queen of the is something so unbelievable for me.i feel i want it so bad but i will not be able to make a relationship the kind i want it with the person i want. And the saddest part about it is that my biggest wish is to have hlxhildren with someone i love and i am afraid it will not happen because it cannot.i attract guys that i do not want,the ones

  • Kathleen

    I have Venus in Pisces trine Pluto in Scorpio. I do get very jealous but I love how I am very passionate, don’t take relationships lightly & I like this aspect. Michelle how affective is a trine of this aspect?

    • It depends how tight it is, whether Venus or Pluto rule your chart, and a variety of other factors. Thanks for reading, Kathleen.

      • Kathleen

        Thank you for replying. The trine is very tight. Venus is the ruler of my ascendant & has the most aspects.

        • Strong aspect then! Venus and Pluto are both happy in their signs too – Venus is exalted and Pluto is in dignity.

  • Victoria

    Love this blog, thought I’d chime in as I feel this description fits me to a tee.

    My Venus (Aquarius, 8th house) is square my Pluto (Scorpio, 5th house). It is absolutely no fun at all. Past relationships have all been tragic and dramatic with much tension involved. Much of the time, I feel as if people find me too intense and I make a lot of men nervous because they find me intimidating (my mars is also in Scorpio though luckily not in conjunction to Pluto lol). Those I am attracted to are never quite attainable and those who I attract, I do not return the feelings.

    • Hi Victoria,

      Is uranus involved with pluto or venus at all?

  • RyanD

    I have Venus in Aquarius in the 6th house square my Pluto in Scorpio on 3rd house. I’m still confused about this aspect. Relationships are never good for me or they wind up never even happening, its like there’s a major buildup of passions and then shit hits the fan. It sucks. Anyone else go through this? I thought that my aspect would feel a tad better since my mars and moon are both in trine with my Pluto.

    • Hi Ryan,

      What is the sign on your 7th house cusp? Do you have planets in the 7th house?

      • Uber

        My 7th house is in scorpio and then add my Venus/Pluto conjunction and both asteroids Juno and Lilith in Scorpio. I want to love my woman with the power of a million suns… nothing less.

        I may add the influence of our Mars placement. Mars in Scorpio and Mars in Leo are held in regard as the most sexual placements and i agree. Both can be very wild as Scorpio mars brings extra intensity and Leo mars adds romance.

        Lately ive tried to avoid relationships – underline tried lol! My Leo mars is always seeking romantic adventues in pursuit of love. But then comes my Venus/Pluto conjunction and i feel transformed for good and bad. I feel like the master of the universe when my heart feels love has entered. Then it crumble to ashes when the relationship ends. I truly feel like dust when my love leaves me.

        Yes the Venus/Pluto conjuntion feels amazing and yes its intense but it sure aint easy to live with.

  • char

    I have Venus conjunct Pluto and also conjunct my sun and its difficult to have this intensity in ones self. I seem to draw reactions of jealousy and so often feel ‘different’, for no reason. I am artistic which is nice, but I could do without this strange persona. Massive life changes every couple of years too.

    • What sign are your Venus, Pluto and Sun in?

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  • Mike

    What do you think of the sextile? Does that mean you are more low-key about your intensity? Or that you are still intense but it does not come across as strongly as with the conjunction? Does anyone have Venus sextile Pluto?
    What do you think of sextiles in general? I always thought they were really minor but now I’m not so sure—-

    • I think it’s more that your intensity doesn’t cause as many issues for as it might with the square.

      A tight sextile would be important… but you have to consider things like are either of the planets significant for any other reason. An isolated sextile wouldn’t be likely to take over a whole chart.

  • Chrisnyc87

    I have Venus in Aquarius Square Pluto in Scorpio (And Venus Square Mars in Taurus). I definitely have conflicts in getting into relationships with women. Must be that I come on too strong when interacting with them. I mean, I can act very cordial and warm with them but I probably wouldn’t know how to turn on the sexual charm without going overboard with it. I do have Mars Opposite Pluto as well, so it’s like a triple whammy for me here, lol.

    • Thank you for reading, Chrisnyc87.

  • luiza

    Venus in aquarius quintile pluto in scorpio! So intense is this aspect for me, but not hard to deal. The most problem of my life probably is when I’m tottaly alone. Also, It’s true that art can make me feel in a way that no other experience can.

    • Lucky you having the quintile rather than the square!

      • luiza

        Indeed! I can’t imagine myself with this square, I’d be so destructive! Both to family and friends.

        • I know a few peeps with the square – it seems rather difficult.

          • luiza

            I’ve got a friend with the conjunction, I see how much she goes to sffering to ecstasy in a nonsense way. But I love her so much that I consider her like a soulsister, maybe because of the sun in the same sign and pluto conjunction…

            • They like high highs and low lows.

  • Simon

    Interesting post. I like the image of that female with red dress and what looks like Scorpio legs. That’s a good symbol for Venus & Pluto conjunct. 

    I have Venus perfectly conjunct Pluto in Scorpio in my 5th House, so all this makes perfect sense to me. 

    • Thank you for reading, Simon. You must have stories to tell with that conjunction in the 5th house!

      • Simon

        Yeah, those stories are just violent bloodbath struggles for power and control. LOL. All my relationships (romantic & otherwise) have ended up tragically & dramatically. However, each relationship brought me to a new height in consciousness, so I gotta take the good with the bad, just like everything in life. I don’t take anything lightly, everything is life or death. It causes a lot of suffering but, as we all know, it is only through suffering that we are able to elevate to new heights. With Pluto conjunct Venus in Scorpio in 5th House, everything must be under my control. I remember how I directed, produced, wrote and editing my final thesis film in school, because I did not want anybody to have any control or power over my creative work, while everybody collaborated with others on their films. Losing control is a huge fear with this aspect. Relationships must be intense and that’s more than most people in this superficial society can handle. I can cut ties with people in a second, if I sense they even thought about betraying me or have wronged me even slightly. I’m also usually the bearer of bad news, so most people don’t want to be around me. I expose the darker side of things (Moon & Mars in 8th House), which makes me very unpopular, but I have realized that these darker truths must be exposed and I’m just the vessel for that exposure. Having this placement is like being a boogyman, nobody wants to face you consciously but you have enormous power stirring up their unconscious garbage. In other words, your power lies beneath, although on the surface it might seem like you have no power at all. That’s Pluto … gotta love Pluto. He stirs sh*t up and doesn’t apologize for it. 

        • amoureuse

          each relationship brought me to a new height in consciousness, so I gotta take the good with the bad,
          – i am still learning to take the good with the bad… its either i got traumatized or i traumatized myself. venus trine pluto here. i also believe that thoe people with this aspect cud only get along with others who has the same bec we understand each other Having this placement is like being a boogyman, nobody wants to face you consciously but you have enormous power stirring up their unconscious garbage. In other words, your power lies beneath, although on the surface it might seem like you have no power at all. That’s Pluto … gotta love Pluto. He stirs sh*t up and doesn’t apologize for it.  — stirring up their unconcious garbage makes us pretty dangerous to others esp when the outward persona is “innocent.” i have this juno aspecting my asc that gves an air of innocence, and yet deep inside i know whats going on behind every person… they have no idea what they have gotten into. ..and my social networking site or even my blog is starting to look like a garage can. and youare right, i dont apologize for any of it. they can all suck it up.  ”  

        • Thank you for elaborating! 

          Transiting Pluto will enter my own 5th house soon and I’ve been curious to hear more from people who that position natally. I already have a need for creative control over my own projects, so this should be interesting.

          The 8th house is unpopular, isn’t it? It’s no wonder it squares the 11th and the 5th.

          • Simon

            Michelle, be ready to take everything seriously once Pluto enters your 5th House. Although it will be in Capricorn, so I don’t know how that changes things exactly from Pluto in Scorpio. I can only tell you what Pluto in Scorpio in 5th House feels like. Pluto is a deep/dark planet so when it enters into a house that is suppose to be all fun and play then you can imagine what happens: those things take a darker/serious tone. People tell me all the time that I’m way too serious and it doesn’t help that I have Virgo Sun with Capricorn Moon. Letting things go and taking it easy is not in my vocabulary, sadly. 

            If you’ve given your creative energies away or spread it too thin, then Pluto will ask you to pull it together, to not sacrifice your individuality, to stand firm in your uniqueness. It will also give you a boost of willpower, where you will see that you are (at a very deep level), the creator of our own experience, it will reveal that to you, through your unconscious. You will see yourself as the director, actor and producer of the movie that is called your life. You will see that it’s all your doing, everything that happens, at a very deep level: that everything is you, it always was. 

            8th House is about depth, so obviously most people fear it, because most people are high on superficiality. Any kind of depth scares the sh*t out of them. (Pardon my french).

            • Very nice, Simon. I like it. I’ve already been feeling the pull to put more of myself into everything.

          • Uber

            Any ideas what careers would suit someone with a Venus/Pluto conjunction in Libra and a Leo Mars?

            I also have Mercury conj Jupiter and Jupiter conj Saturn and Mercury conj Saturn. All in Libra. Plus a Virgo Sun in 5th house.

            Thank you in advance.

            • Hi Uber,

              Much too complicated a question for a blog comment. That’s something that would require a full chart analysis. In short though (and vague), something you can pour your passion into.

  • amoureuse

    i wonder why i didnt make a comment on this. i happen to have a trine venus in gemini and pluto in libra. i just realized how intense i am in an intimate relatioship. i cant be satisfied with a superficial one, it has to be very intense. and the transformative, speaks true to me. i kinda like being transformed. because it frees me. i dont kknow. uranus on the 8th.

    • Venus/Pluto doesn’t take relationships lightly.

      • amoureuse

        i notice this now than before. i never had a light or breezy kind of relationship. it’s always traumatic in way and i get transformed at the end. there’s always pain. forexample, my recent. though he did not hurt me intentionally, i still get hurt one way or another. our friendship is destroyed and he doesnt want to talkto me anymore. second, i always feel like he/ they were doing things to make me jealous. example, their posting sweet nothings to their new gf or with him, for his ex gf. they always seem to be more hurt than i am but i am hurting as well. i feel like they are doing it on purpose. though this recent guy i told you i am not entirely sure because he is a bit deceptive.  maybe not to others but more so to himself (sun square neptune). maybe they think iam apathetic and that i forget about them easily and that i am strong for this? i dont think i am. i always get affected and think about revengeful thoughts. who wants to be rejected? i cant understand it actually since i got a trine. mineis not a negative aspect.

      • Uber

        Us Venus/Pluto lovers give everything we have to our partners… every breath every thought every drop of blood in our veins becomes yours…. and we expect the same in return.

        This definitely feels Scorpionic but how is a Venus/Pluto natal conjunction different than a natal Scorpio sun?

        • The Sun would involve the ego.

  • Swarmofgnats

    Covering up depth and intensity with superficial social displays….Guilty as charged. Pluto in 2nd square Venus in the 11th–you know the whole Leo clusterf*ck going on there I think. I’ve been described as Jeckyl and Hyde before…In regards to oppressed feminine energy you mentioned in comments, I feel a tension and pressure
    between appearing feminine superficially, and embracing true femininity… I find myself being attracted to very dark people, in both personality and appearance and there are DEFINITELY power struggles there. I suppose like anything else it’s a blessing and a curse…

  • ggoma

    Eek. Again Venus in the 2nd at Gemini 12 Quincunx Pluto in the 7th Rx at Scorpio 13.

    Being able to handle anything in a relationship.
    Taboo love.
    Deep need to merge with someone yet
    simultaneously staying at the surface.
    “Till death do you part.”
    Rebirth through artistic
    Needing catharsis
    and transformation through relationship.
    Covering up depth and
    intensity with superficial social displays.
    Craving depth yet relating
    in a way that avoids unpleasant or difficult interactions.

    The need
    for a relationship that continuously regenerates or transforms. The
    inability to tolerate stagnancy in relationships.
    Needing a love
    that never grows stale.
    that does not grow, dies.
    Hungry for love.
    An insatiable desire for
    pleasure and affection.
    Love that doesn’t
    wilt in the face of obstacles.

    Unearthing real love. 

    I feel as though IMO Quincunx put a problem on the table that you feel compulsion to fix. Venus and Pluto…. Venus is rather more superficial and light – Pluto is all consuming. I feel as though I want these to merge and become one and it’s fascinating to see raw passion and electric energy and also just a light, airy relationship at the same time – both energies cannot combine. This is frustrating to me.

  • Urumtsug

    I have a somewhat more complicated situation. My Pluto is conjuncting Uranus and Mars in the 10th, Virgo. My Venus is sitting on my Pars Fortunae With Mercury, 2nd house, Sag, square to the above. Yes, my lovelife is a mess, as is my working life. Most of the time I actually have no work at all, let alone a relationship. If you add to this picture Chiron on Vesta in Pisces 4th hs and my NN in Gemini 8th hs, the result is a neat cross. How to interpret this? Destined to seek love which always eludes him? Destined to research the pathology of love? Destined to do an autopsy on love deceased? Brittle and painful love forcing you to transform yourself to find your destiny? Outcast of love? Babe repellent? Loves women in pain, transforming them through love? Exploring new horizons of love, because around here nobody wants to be caught dead with you? Lose a job, lose your girlfriend too? Lose your girlfriend, lose your job too? The obvious pervert, according to people who never even talked to you? Clueless in love? Relationships from hell? Fortunes undone by acts of cruel nature? Everybody will have an opinion about you, and it probably will have little to do with who you actually are? Cut off from love? Shot through the heart, but still the Zombie walks? Cyrano de Bergerac?

    • Michelle

      With transiting Neptune getting ready to oppose all your Virgo planets I imagine that many of these issues will…disappear.

      • Urumtsug

        That would be at 14,48 Pisces and a little beyond. This will also mean a transit of my natal Chiron, which is in Tight opposition of the stellium in Virgo. I’m looking forward to some heavy healing, but it will take a while before Neptune actually gets there. Now I’m just picking up the effects of Neptune transiting my natal Saturn at 1,07 Pisces. Admittedly, this does take the edge off losing yet another job yesterday. For that we can thank Transiting Pluto two degrees off natal Sun and Lilith, square transiting Lilith 3 degrees off natal Eris. Can you get more volatile than that?

        • Michelle

          “Take the edge off” is a great way to describe a Neptune transit to the big baddies.

  • Bill

    Not sure if each of the paragraphs describe a different aspect, but that’s what I’m figuring.. 

    Anyway, I have the Venus/ Pluto conjunction in Scorpio with a 0’36 degree orb, with both squaring my ascendant. Also have my Sun in Scorpio, but it’s too far away from Venus and Pluto to be in aspect with either of them.. I’d say that the energy is very prominent in me- I’ve been told that I have somewhat of a ‘dark charm’ and that mysterious/ intense vibe and personality, but that could also be attributed to having an extremely strong Scorpio/ Pluto theme in my chart, as well as having Neptune/ Uranus sextile Venus in my first house.

    As far as the conjunction itself goes, I do find that I subconsciously restrain myself from getting too close to other people relationship wise. In general though, when it comes to friendships and relationships I get close to other people but they don’t end up getting as close with me in the respect that they never know as much about me as I know about them.. I guess you could call it manipulation, but it’s never with a bad intention- I’ve just always been like that. 

    I’m not a very controlling or manipulative person in general though, but I sure can turn it on when the time calls for it.

    • Michelle

      Hi Bill,

      These posts combine the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between.

      I would imagine with those aspects that you pick up on undercurrents in any relationship, and that, perhaps you emit more vibes that you are consciously aware of.

      • Bill

        Ah, I see! This format you have going on for your articles is surely a lot more creative and informative than any boring text book description; everyone has their good and bad sides regardless of what the description of an aspect says about them, and I think the collage of words/ phases here portrays that perfectly. 

        As far as picking up on things unspoken and such… yes. I guess I just have a strong instinct, because my hunches on people’s feelings and incentives are usually spot on; regardless if I am close to them or not.. Seems that I get a little indicator in my head telling me how to phrase things, what not to say and all of that in any given situation. You can bet this comes in handy when getting insulted by someone though, since I never have to look too far for a weak spot. Sarcastic things in general tend to just roll right off my tongue though, but I blame that on my hard Mercury/ Uranus square 😉

        I think you’re right about the vibes. People who KNOW people that I have met or have been friends with already seem to have a preset idea of what I’m like. Funny part is, if you were to ask anyone who’s known me about me, you probably wouldn’t hear many of the same things. I guess my first house Neptune really goes to work for me, since I can blend in pretty much anywhere and feel comfortable with it.. I used to hate being so impressionable, but at one point I went without contact to just about everyone for well over a year and I got more in touch with my true self. At some point during that I decided that I’m perfectly okay with it, as long as I’m still in strong internal contact with myself. 

        Sorry for these posts being so lengthy and off topic Michelle; I tend to get a little too carried away with explaining things!

        Take it easy.

        • Michelle

          my hunches on people’s feelings and incentives are usually spot on
          that sounds right

          Thank you for taking the time to share more.

  • Tobias

    I have a venus trine pluto. Venus pisces and pluto in scorpio. And also venus sextile uranus and neptune. How does that play out, the thing I notice is that I tend to draw people to me and I want things to change but at the same time dont want to hurt other people.

    • Michelle

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts Tobias.

  • Zoa

    For me Venus-Pluto means a love of intensity whether it is agony or ectasy I don’t care as long as the emotions are intense.
    In relationship matters, I’ve experienced jealousy, possessiveness, pain, love and hate… I already know the dark side, and being through that I was transformed, as this is the very nature of Pluto. I am sure someday I will get to know the positive side of love.
    Venus 11 Aries quincunx Pluto 12 Scorpio… a hard combination!

    • Michelle

      Venus 11 Aries quincunx Pluto 12 Scorpio… a hard combination!
      That is an intense combination.

      For me Venus-Pluto means a love of intensity whether it is agony or ectasy I don’t care as long as the emotions are intense.
      I agree. With Venus in Aries and Pluto in Scorpio you would probably rather be in pain than be bored.

      • Zoa

        Yes, indeed. Aries Venus wants love to be playful and fun, like a game. But Scorpio Pluto can’t play the game, because it doesn’t take it lightly. For Pluto, it is all or nothing, a life-defining test.
        I know, with a lot of hard work, there’ll be a day when they’ll understand each other.

  • I have venus contraparalell pluto… and this article especially negative sentences like (Attempting to control the people you love. ) briefs my approach to love unfortunately… But being a plutonian I try to transform… and I think I can do it..

    • Michelle

      Attempting to control the people you love
      It is unfortunate, and I can relate I have the opposition with Venus in the 8th and Pluto in the 2nd.
      I don’t know if you use flower remedies at all, but I’ve found the combination of Chicory and Holly to be very helpful in letting go of controlling behavior toward loved ones.

  • I used to ignore this aspect because was a quintile (how fool i was), but now i read and there are so many things that i didn’t understood about myself that makes sense now.
    Like, i have some friends that like intense relationship, well, i like it too, but i also wish the relationships was pleasurable, and I felt kind of guilty, because I didn’t know how could I have nice and intense relationship at the same time.
    Don’t know if i could explain this well, I hope I did.

    Another thing is that i’m easly addicted to anything, aand, I’m always transforming how I look, without makeup or even cutting the hair, people say I change (to the point of becoming beyond recognition) without I even do anything.

    • Michelle

      That sounds like more than just Venus quintile Pluto. Do you have other Pluto aspects, or even Uranus aspects or 8th house placements?

      • umm, I have pluto sextile sun and pluto opposition to mars. Uranus conjunct sun, also, but uranus really have something about it? My Uranos has nothing to do with my venus, but my venus is in aquarius.

        • Michelle

          Venus in Aquarius might be it then. Changing so radically seems like a Uranian thing.

      • Also, can you explain a little how this quintile works? I really got confused when I look around the internet… Like, how the relationships works, because they say that quitile has to do with tallents and gifts, and they relate to relationships, but I don’t quite understand what they say. You can explain with one phrase, I’d be really thankfull 🙂

        • Michelle

          Check out my post on quintiles and biquintiles. They have more to do with a style of doing things, and with talents and gifts, than with relationships. Where did you read about quintiles and relationships?

          • The One

            sorry! totally forgot about it…

            I read it at, where it says: “(…) You probably have friends and colleagues who have different socio-economic backgrounds because superficial differences are not important to you.”

            Not about love relationships, but it is about friendshio anyway.

            • Michelle


  • Lol..really? I can imagine!

  • Leah-nine

    Yikes… Venus in Leo sq. Pluto in Scorpio, opposite Mars in Taurus. They didn’t call me “Sex Goddess” in high school for nothin’…

  • I have a venus sextile pluto aspect and this is something that’s natural to me. No effort. I don’t use my power in love consciously. I am only aware of the effects later on after I have crushed someone.

    I know some who have the conjunction and square. The conjunction CONSCIOUSLY know they can MANIPULATE and CONTROL people. The square is desperate. But yeah, the square makes it more effective because of their desire to get what they want and make things happen. With my sextile, I’m just calm and LAZY. The squares are popular. As a sextile, I find squares (I know personally) pathetic (not in general, of course). I just wonder why should they obsess about power and status when it’s just too easy to get. No offense square people, you are popular and charming!

    • Jane

      I also have Venus sextile Pluto.I always wished I had Venus conjunct Pluto,it just seemed like it was so much more intense compared to a boring old sextile.I thought sextiles and semi-sextiles just really didn’t pack much of a punch or have much of an impact,but I am going to re-think that.The energies are similar,it’s just more subtle.You don’t hit someone over the head with a Venus Pluto sextile–the intensity is there,you just don’t have to try so hard. Plus my Pluto is in the 12th house—
      I have quite a few sextiles in my chart–almost a Grand Sextile with Jupiter being slightly out of orb in one aspect——I am gong to take a closer look at them!

      • Uber

        Venus conj Pluto is a only a gift of you find someone that appreciates your intensity in love. Otherwise its a lonely road.

        • D

          Yeah, I have Venus in Libra conjunct Pluto in Scorpio in the 7th house & it’s definitely a lonely road. Especially with Saturn in Scorpio thrown in there. Not everybody can handle my intensity, only Scorpio’s really but their too immature for my Saturn who needs commitment. My approach now is to suppress that energy until I see it from my partner first and I know he’s serious then I’ll gradually let it out…lol.

  • I like your list 😀 I don’t know if Venus/Pluto can show bisexuality all by itself. I think it might show all-encompassing attraction (being attracted to everyone) which is a little different. The word bisexual always makes think of a split in sexual preference rather than a meshing of sexual preference.

    • ummm, being attractive to everyone… something I’ve notice a while ago is that I attrach so much more lesbian girls than boys, even though I’m hetero. But can this be related to venus in aquarius?

      • Michelle

        I don’t know, that’s interesting. It’s hard to say. Venus/Pluto could be intense female attractions, but I haven’t heard from enough people who have experienced this to know what to look for.

  • junemoonchild

    Some thoughts/suggestions….pornography, prostitution, male/female escorts (high-class call girls), Love and Sex Addicts Anonymous, sex clubs, s/m, bondage, dominance and submission, etc., sadomasochism, BISEXUALITY, sex maniacs, mind games, and “paraphilia”….a psychiatric diagnosis (in DSM) = sexual arousal and gratification towards sexual behavior that’s atypical and extreme. My boyfriend and I both have Venus in Taurus (hello already!) trine Pluto in Virgo (the secret freaks of the zodiac).
    P.S. I’ve commented before on these aspect lists…I think they’re brilliant! I’m looking forward to these too: Sun/Saturn, Uranus/Pluto, and Neptune/Pluto. :)Thanx Michelle!

  • Brue

    so… if i have venus in aquariuns – pluto in scorpio but don’t have a square by degrees, do i still have this aspect in my chart?

    • The answer is the same as with the Mars/Neptune post: you can probably relate to many of these descriptions because the signs are square, but they may not be major components of your personality because there isn’t an actual aspect.

  • Alohaastro

    Had two different Leo lovers both had their Venus conjunct my Pluto in 4th. Absolutely Best Sex Ever. Sometimes an actual light glowing from our bodies afterward – true afterglow. Both so good, I would never be able to compare. And so, so, so difficult to be apart or break up, get over and on without the other. Life situations with both made it hard to be together all the time in a “normal’ partnership. Powerful psychic connection with both, could always get the telepathy going strong. Signs and symbols appearing when one thought of the other. Truly a sexual addiction aspect. Why can’t it be so good without the Venus/Pluto? Love and telepathic communication remained strong even after ending of physical aspect of relating. Nothing else has ever come close.

    • That sounds amazing. So do you think the telepathy was connected to the sex, or was it something that existed separately?

  • Paris


    I am very happy to see that you decided to post about Venus/Pluto! I have the conjunction in Scorpio, and indeed resonate very well with each and every tidbit posted above. As ruler of my Libra Ascendant, these dynamics play a major role in my life. The pictures you use to correlate to your posts are priceless. How do you go about finding these pictures that paint stories so well?

    A bone of contention: a previous poster suggested arrogance as a side effect of Venus-Pluto. I tend to agree with this notion. Or at least, the impression of arrogance. This could tie in with the “self-love” and “self-obsession” tidbits offered in your post. For as long as I can remember, I have been perceived as arrogant, and to some, even obnoxious and offensive. One thing is for sure, I have always elicited strong reactions from others. People are typically very attracted or very repulsed. Most instances, I don’t even have to say a word! I have read that this is a direct result of Venus-Pluto. I can, say, however, that of the 5 Venus conjunct Pluto people I know, I perceived each as very arrogant at first glance. (2 Virgos, 1 Libra, 2 Sags) As a Sagittarius Sun, I can see what others speak of when they see me, but I see it as more confident than cocky.

    And as for the “heavy, potentially oppressive feminine power,” I would like to ask you to delve further into that if you could. I would never consider myself feminine, but upon reading your statement, something about it resonated with me. Come to think of it, my ‘powers of attraction’ have always leaned more towards the way a woman would attract than a man. Unlike most of my male friends, I never found relationships (or even sexual flings) a problem to pursue. There was never a challenge. It is almost as if I can understand female energy just as well as male energy. Please shed more light on this “heavy, potentially oppressive feminine power”? 🙂

    And if you’re debating about what aspect to cover next, Venus-Neptune is one I am eager to get my hands on! And also, if you’re searching for topics to discuss, the 36 decans would be very cool to delve into. As there isn’t too much information about them, hearing your take would be great.

    Kudos to your blog! You’re great.

    • How do you go about finding these picturesI get most of the images from tumblr. I save hundreds of photos and keep them in mind when I write a post. arrogance as a side effect of Venus-PlutoI guess I tend to see it more as conceit than arrogance, but they are very similar. I really can’t argue direct observation- I will certainly keep this in mind. I think “feminine confidence bordering on conceit” could be a good phrase for this interplay.And as for the “heavy, potentially oppressive feminine power,” I would like to ask you to delve further into that if you could.I think I may keep this in mind for a future post, especially because I’m reading Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Feminine right now (which is all about Black Moon Lilith and the other Liliths). Briefly though, it’s a subtle understanding of feminine power that a woman, or man, can wield with deftness and use for manipulation or control. I’ve noticed both men and women with the aspect can be oppressive and overwhelming in relationships, kind of sucking the air out of a relationship because they can be so overly involved in it. Men with these aspects have the potential (or desire) to understand women at a deep level. How much they are in touch with their own inner feminine power probably determines how much they are in touch with real women. Like Christine mentioned above, a man with this aspect might just think he understands women, or has some kind of power over them, but he doesn’t at all. I think men with these aspects also feed off the energy of women. They probably actually need to be in relationships with women or have an intimate understanding of feminine forces to feel their inner power (whether they are straight or gay).

      • Paris


        First, my apologies for misspelling your name in the last post. Thank you for your responses. I will gladly wait for your Lilith post, as I have her on an angle (square my Ascendant) and feel she plays a big role in my life as well.

        Eyes peeled,


    • Alohaastro

      I think repulsion has more to do with Pluto itself, not necessarily the Venus/Pluto. In most cases I see where someone can’t stand someone else or doesn’t understand why someone doesn’t like them, it has to do the synastry between the 2 people and what Pluto aspects there are between them. People either love our Pluto and want us to express that power or they have a deep resistance, fear, dislike of our Pluto and show it somehow.

      • I tend to think that a person who generally has strong feelings of love or hate would have a Venus/Pluto aspect. There are some people who are naturally more polarized in their likes and dislikes- and it doesn’t matter who’s around because that’s just the way they are.

  • It got to a point where it felt like he was just making stuff up about me.

    That is weird. Too bad you don’t know the rest of his chart.

    • /

      I have Venus in opposition to Pluto and I have ruined several relationships in this way (thank God they weren’t romantic). What a lesson! I dump my negativity upon my friends, and then accuse them of things, demonize them, attack them, or just come on too strong. I’ll often act like I know things about them, like we can fix our relationship if only they would change (as if I know what’s best for them better than they do). Wow, I’m so glad I found this. I had the most horrible childhood+teenage years but at least I can try and change as a young adult DX

      • Goodluck /. At least you’ve begun to realize these patterns within yourself.

  • You know, I’m not too sure. I had his chart a long time ago, but I guess I didn’t save his data. But I don’t know… Maybe his “charms” didn’t appeal to me. I like subtlety and I didn’t like that he assumed to know things about me. It got to a point where it felt like he was just making stuff up about me.

    Anyway, my current boyfriend’s Pluto makes a conjunction to my Ascendant (although not as tight, his Pluto is 6 degrees away) too. Most of his Libra stuff is in my 12th or 1st house. His Jupiter is right on my Ascendant. Our relationship moved pretty quickly. I probably came on very strongly in the beginning, but I would say that he came on heavily later. But it “escalated” in a way that felt natural and mutual.

  • Did he have a lot of fire, or Jupiter with a lot of aspects? I don’t think Venus conjunct Pluto by itself would give arrogance- maybe extreme confidence in his seductive charms (especially with both in Libra).

    My boyfriend came on strong when I met him too- his Venus conjunct Pluto in Virgo is conjunct my ascendant. I basically thought he was either really into me, or a complete freak. I’m glad it was the first one!

  • I’m realizing (as usual) that I didn’t touch upon some things, one being a heavy, potentially oppressive feminine power- in men or women. Do you think you have an intense female energy?

    • Anonymous

      I’m not very feminine. But I do have a very intense Venus-Pluto energy. I started to talk about it and then realized it sounded pornographic and erased it. lol

  • Tina

    I have the trine at a less than 1 degree orb, and I can tick all the words you have written. I would also add love of revenge, or using beauty as revenge.

  • Those are good- very apt.

    You’ve probably heard that saying, “The best revenge is living well,” with Venus/Pluto the saying could be “The best revenge is looking good.”

  • The most remarkable experience I had with Venus-Pluto contacts was with a Scorpio (Cancer Rising, Moon in Capricorn) with a Venus-Pluto conjunction in Libra conjunct my Ascendant. I had only known him for a couple of days, but he seemed to be very controlling and possessive of me! He called/texted me all the time and made these assumptions about my relationships. Like he was so wise, and assumed he knew all about me. After a couple days of knowing me, he sent me a picture of his manly bits and when I called him to say, WTF, all he said was, “I just go after what I want.” I ignored after that, and he kept calling. While we were still talking and even after I ignored him, it was like he was so oblivious, so unaware of how weird he was. It was kind of arrogant, too!

    I don’t know, I wish I could explain in greater detail just how Venus-Pluto he was…

    I know a lot of people with Venus-Pluto aspects, but they all seem very self-aware of how they love. The reason why this guy came on so strongly was probably because his Venus-Pluto connection was smack on my Ascendant.

  • Anonymous

    Venus at 28 Taurus in an out-of-sign but fairly tight trine Pluto at 1 Libra. This aspect is not useful for a male trying to attract other males for a relationship. It scares most males away. It must be carefully hidden. It’s more useful with women, who aren’t as scared by the intensity somehow. Too bad I’m gay.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a Gemini asc. Taurus with Venus 12 in Taurus and Pluto 6 in Scorpio. I’m gay too. I’m not very obsessed with controling my partner, but i’m very giving and that ruins everything, usually.

      I know how it all feels. So hard to detach emotionally from a partner :/

      • Anonymous

        At least Gemini Ascendant adds a little lightness to all that seriousness. 🙂 If’d only I’d been born a bit earlier I would have had a Gemini Asc too, which I would definitely prefer to Cancer Ascendant, personally. But I was barely born alive, (antiscion of Saturn conjunct my Asc!) so I’m willing to just be grateful. 🙂

        • Anonymous

          Oh! but i’m Gemini! My asc. is Taurus! 🙂

          • Thank you for reading midio 😀

            • Anonymous

              Oh, you’re very welcome 😀

  • tina

    I have the trine at a less than 1 degree orb, and I can tick all the words you have written. I would also add love of revenge, or using beauty as revenge.

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