Venus Conjunct Pluto Synastry

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What does it mean when you and your partner have a Venus conjunct Pluto synastry aspect in yours and your partner’s relationship chart?

Venus and Pluto are two equally powerful but very different planetary forces in astrology, and when they appear in conjunction with each other, their two energies blend and bond powerfully with each other.

The Venus conjunct Pluto synastry is very much a beauty and the beast kind of connection

This synastry aspect has people divided. While some may love the intensity of this connection and consider it to be the stuff of fairytales and the epitome of romance, others are going to find it a tad too intense, too volatile and too demanding.

The question is, is a Venus conjunct synastry relationship one you should pursue? What are the pros and cons, and how does each partner feel and act in this relationship?

Keep reading to discover more about the Venus conjunct Pluto synastry aspect and what bearing it has on a relationship

What does Venus conjunct Pluto mean?

In synastry astrology, charts are composed by superimposing two people’s natal charts on each other, to reveal where the different planetary forces are positioned in relation to each other.

Venus conjunct Pluto is a synastry aspect where one partner’s Venus is perfectly aligned with the other partner’s Pluto and fall in the same astrological house.

Are conjunctions in synastry good?

Conjunctions are the most intense aspects you can find in a couple’s synastry chart. When two planetary energies are in conjunction with each other, it means that they are in sync. Their two energies blend and bond, amplifying the effect of each.

Whether a conjunction is good or bad depends on the two planets that are conjunct each other. Think of a conjunction as a catalyst. If the conjunct energies complement and suit each other, their positive influence on the relationship is amplified. If the conjunct planets are disharmonious and don’t work well together, their influence is also amplified, which is going strikes a note of discord.

One or a few discordant energies in a relationship can create excitement and mystery. Too many discordant notes, however, and the overall melody falls out of tune.

Is my Venus conjunct my ascendant?

Your Venus is not necessarily conjunct your ascendant – it can be conjunct any of the planetary energies in your natal chart.

Venus-Pluto synastry aspects

A conjunction is not the only Venus-Pluto synastry aspect possible. Let us take a brief look at some of the others to contrast and compare.

Soft aspects

Synastry aspects can be divided roughly into hard and soft. A hard synastry aspect is an aspect that represents a challenge, an obstacle or an uphill battle in a relationship. A soft aspect, by contrast, is an aspect that creates harmony and flow.

Of course, the aspects are not all you need to consider when contemplating your’s and your partner’s chart. The planets involved, as well as the astrological houses the planets fall in are just as important.

Conjunction

The conjunct is the most powerful synastry aspect. It means that planets are perfectly aligned and synched up and in alignment with each other. A blend, almost a fusion, of their different energies occur.

Conjunctions are considered positive in and of themselves, but their overall effect on the relationship is determined by the energies involved.

Sextile

We have a sextile when two plants are positioned at a 60 degree angle to each other.

Sextile are generally considered to be the most harmonious and flowing aspects in astrology – where there are sextiles, there is harmony between the energies involved.

Trine

A trine happens when two astrological elements are spaced at a 120 degree angle to each other.

Like sextiles, trines purport a harmonious flow of energy. However, with trines the flow is not quite as easy and effortless, and may take some conscious effort on the part of the couple.

Hard aspects

Hard aspects in synastry mean that there is tension if not downright conflict between two planetary forces.

Opposition

An opposition is when two astrological elements are in lock-grid with each other, positioned directly across from each other on the astrological chart. This creates constant tension and a stand-offish energy.

Square

The square is the most difficult and most overtly negative aspect you might find in yours and your partner’s synastry report, as it indicates conflict.

On the positive side, you might find that a certain amount of conflict and disagreement is okay, as long as it doesn’t spin out of control and takes up the entire relationship.

Venus in synastry

Venus is one of the seven classical planets of astrology and is the second planet from the Sun. Venus is, on rare occasions, visible to the naked eye.

Venus, the goddess of love

The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, which already tells you a lot about what Venus represents. Venus is the planet of love, attraction, sensuality, sexuality, hedonism, art, beauty and material luxury.

Venus represents what we love, what we find pleasure and enjoyment in.

Venus is an over-the-top indulgent planet. The energy of Venus luxuriates, adores and senses. There couldn’t be a more important planet to look for in the synastry chart, since Venus deals with the very qualities that a deeply satisfying relationship is founded upon.

Pluto in synastry

Pluto is a so-called modern planet, discovered only after telescopes made it possible to see much more of the universe than what you can with the naked eye.

Pluto is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, but don’t let its relatively modest size fool you: Pluto is one of the most important and transformative planets in astrology overall, and in synastry in particular.

It is important to know that Pluto can be a somewhat superficial planet, concerned more with devouring, desiring and pleasing itself than with giving anything back. This can make Pluto a tricky energy, as well as a driving force of desire, in romantic relationships.

Pluto, the god of the Underworld

Pluto takes its name from the Roman god of the Underworld, and its energy is as deep, dark and intense as you might expect.

Pluto is the planet of death, rebirth and transformation. Pluto can be considered a destructive, and certainly a disruptive, force. By the same token, Pluto is also a liberating force. It breaks down barriers, pushes past limitations and seeks freedom, liberation and new experiences..

Pluto represent our deepest cravings, our greatest passions, attachments and fears.

It follows that Pluto is an exciting force in a relationship – its interaction with the planet(s) it is aspected to determines whether Pluto is a force for good or for bad.

If you are the Venus person in the relationship

How does the Venus person experience the Pluto conjunct Venus synastry pairing?

If you are the Venus person in the relationship, you are going to feel inexplicably drawn to your Pluto partner’s mystery and depth. You may even be more than a little taken in by the hint of danger they emit – they are the archetypal bad boy/bad girl, which both piques your curiosity and intensifies your desire for them.

Of all of the possible Venus-Pluto aspects the conjunction is the one where you are going to feel the most seen and validated by your Pluto partner. They are giving you their pure focus and undivided attention when the two of you are together.

The Pluto person also inspires you to reveal more of your sexual side, and at the same time share your darkest secrets with them, all of which adds to the feelings of passion and attraction you have towards them. Your Pluto partner may open your eyes to things you had never considered before, such as tantric sex or BDSM (where they will most likely expect you to be the submissive partner).

Still, emotional fulfillment may evade you. There is a fine line between sexual liberation and sexual exploitation, and your Pluto partner may not be fully aware of where that line goes. While your Pluto partner clearly appreciates your outer beauty and is unable to deny the strong attraction that exists between you, they may be less inclined to want a long-term romantic relationship.

This can result in a romantic connection that is better described as a love hate relationship than a blessed union. Nothing is more bitter than unrequited love, and power struggles, manipulative tactics, jealousy and obsessive behavior of various kinds soon take hold.

If you are the Pluto person in the relationship

What does Pluto feel in synastry?

If you are the Pluto person in this connection, you manage to draw Venus to you with magnetic force. Indeed, the magnetic pull of the strong physical attraction you feel towards them is what brings you into the relationship and what makes you consider staying.

Your Venus partner’s love and devotion feed your self-image and keep you paying attention. You may crave their attention an affection with every living cell in your body, in a way that fills you with intense fear, as you did not venture into this connection expecting to catch these incredibly intense feelings.

Still, you maintain the upper hand as the more distant and less dependent partner in the relationship.

Final thoughts

While you cannot deny the passionate sexual attraction and intense, almost otherworldly chemistry that exists between partners that share a Venus-Pluto aspects in synastry, you also cannot easily call this a match made in heaven.

It would be more accurate to say that this is a match made in heaven – and hell, and that it can easily careen from one extreme to the other.

As always, though, it is important to consider the sum total of aspects that make up yours and your partners relationship, rather than pinning your fundamental compatibility on one.

Lucius Nothing

Lucius has been slinging tarot cards professionally since 2014. He’s taken the tarot to places most wouldn’t think of: His best-known patrons include Torture Garden, The Dark Circus Party, Handel & Hendrix, A Curious Invitation and The Candlelight Club, where he has been resident tarot reader for the past half-decade. His writing on divination, magic and creativity has been published in Sabbat Magazine and on Medium.

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