Venus in Cancer Opposite Pluto in Capricorn | hot potato ...

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Venus is uber active this week putting some finishing touches on a story that started around last Thanksgiving.

Today, in Cancer, she opposes Pluto (in Capricorn). This highlights power imbalances.

There could be control issues, compulsion, manipulation, competition, vulnerability and jealousy situations - they might seem to hit without warning but for those who are really paying attention this dance started in late November 2016 when these two planets conjuncted and intensified Venus issues - love, money, self-esteem, our values.

This transit can make things that are dark and secretive and even destructive (Pluto) attractive (Venus) to us. We could be drawn to things and people and situations we would normally steer clear of.

In Cancer and Capricorn issues around home/family vs. work could come up. This year's familiar storyline - "what would we do to succeed? what are we willing to sacrifice?" could worm its way into this chapter, too.

Or maybe we are embroiled in our chapter about "losing the thing we can't live without" or "losing control of something we want/need to control" - the things that makes us feel safe. Giving too much power to the stuff outside ourselves that we can't control is just begging for someone/some situation to come along and take it away from us during a Pluto transit!

With Pluto (passion) opposing Venus (attraction) the pull/seduction of whatever it is we are wanting can be so great we can't see clearly what is really going on.

With Venus in Cancer probably something that is rooted in our basic need for safety and security is challenged

Pluto rules karma, transformation, death and rebirth. Pluto lessons come through loss. 

Multiple people I know in long term housing situations were forced to move in the last few months. Many women I know whose power (and safety) came through their husband's income/position are working with losses there. The lesson is often that what we really want/need (Venus) is something we can only find within ourselves (Pluto).

Like the characters in the Wizard of Oz we learn we had the power, ie "core of the thing we were seeking/ thing we can't live without" within us all the time. We just projected that power onto someone or something else, so they could toss it back to us like a hot potato when the time was right ... and ripe ... for us to develop it.

With this story playing out in a big way over a long length of time, the lesson will not come cheap (or painless). 

In two days, Venus will be squaring Jupiter and even though squares bring tension and stress there could be enough benevolent energy here to bring about a successful transformation/conclusion. Venus's inconjunct with Saturn on Friday though makes me think there is some part of this we are not loving but we are just going to have to live with ...

For now - avoid power games, avoid manipulation. Don't be afraid to own up to the thing you are most afraid of losing. Bringing this stuff out of the shadows and into the light is the entire point of this transit. Remember that North Node in heart-centered Leo. We can love our way through anything now ...

xo all

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