The Venus/Pluto opposition, which is exact today and continues tomorrow, is one of the most intense Relationship transits of the summer. It can feel particularly shocking after the gentle mellow energy of the past week.
At its very best, it can describe immense feelings of passion for a significant other and open our hearts wide open. At its most limited, it can erupt as obsession from deep within the recesses of our psyche. Either way, it may feel like an unstoppable tsunami of feelings that can no longer lie dormant. Sadness and grief are a part of this potent mix, but it also contains hopes and dreams, with Venus as the apex of the Water grand trine that has been with us for the past week.
Keeping our heart open in the face of whatever comes to the surface right now is key, as this will increase our ability to truly love ourselves and the people around us. Not an easy feat when so much is being stirred up, but well worth it if we truly want to experience the exquisite joys of intimacy with another.
The urge to communicate is also particularly strong, with the exact Sun/Mercury conjunction in chatty Gemini quincunx Jupiter. Yet, what do we say, who do we say it to and will it be heard?
Notice which house the opposition falls in your natal and composite charts. Where are you most likely to fall prey to this powerful energy? Obsessions can only truly grip us when they trigger childhood issues, so once again we are in the realm of early abandonment, control, manipulation and abuse. The more aware we are of our triggers, the greater our ability to work with the source of our pain, rather than the end result.
Journaling is a great tool to release some of the tension of this energy. Also, engaging with a creative project and spending time in nature to keep our physical selves as grounded as possible. MG
More information on the Venus/Pluto opposition is on our YouTube recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4tQILdPftA
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