When Venus is conjunct Pluto in the Venus return chart,
intense emotional involvements and complicated financial situations are likely regard-less if you are starting a new relationship, trying to get out of an old relationship, or simply going through a period of transition.
New relationships can be especially compelling, and like the moth to the flame, you are drawn to particular individuals without understanding why.
Unconscious forces play a major role in this type of relationship. Eventually, you may discover that you have met your soulmate or that he or she is your nemesis. There is no guarantee of emotional bliss though it is certainly possible. In the beginning, the perceived loss of control and diminished rationality is disconcerting. Regardless of what you think or plan, you can end up reacting to situations in a spontaneous and revealing manner.
Your usual psychological defenses don't seem to work, while all your unconscious complexes are laid bare for the world to see. Consequently, a persistent sense of vulnerability becomes coupled with your growing need for intimacy in a love match. If the relationship is not a love match but contentious, a persistent sense of vulnerability prompts your in-creasing need for control within a power struggle.
On the other hand, you may be struggling to leave a difficult relationship. In this situation, money, or the withholding of funds or assets is frequently a weapon used by one or both parties. The end of a long-term relationship usually involves financial support issues. Some couples are able to come to a fair agreement regarding the division of assets; others are not. When conflicts erupt, you may decide to walk away with nothing, hire a lawyer to secure your share of joint property, or be sued for what you have worked hard to accumulate.
When a marriage or along-term relationship is dissolved, dismantling the physical, emotional, and financial entanglements can be complex and wrenching. Pluto is the planet that rules power, and in the worst manifestations, power struggles
If you are in the third situation, residing in an existing relationship that has challenges, you and your partner must grow into a new definition of your relationship. The focus should be on empowerment. Perhaps power is shifting because of illness, pregnancy, school, employment, or relocation. Someone may need to step up to the plate and take on new responsibilities. If there are problems in the relationship, issues need to be addressed effectively, if possible. If not, counseling is advised for the health of the relationship and the health of the individuals.
Whether you are coming, going, or staying, not all situations are difficult though there is usually an emotional intensity and an evolution in power dynamics when Pluto is conjunct Venus in the solar return. If Pluto is past the conjunction and creating distance from Venus, it might be that the transition has already occurred in previous years. Stability is returning, and you are simply cleaning up loose ends.
In both new and existing relationships, Venus conjunct Pluto can indicate considerable emotional growth, but not without a good understanding of the unconscious urges and psychological games that hinder true intimacy. Any attempts at manipulation or control are artificial barriers that damage one's ability to connect. Psychological impediments to intimacy are those unconscious complexes which distort reality and destroy trust. These include, but are not limited to, possessiveness, obsessive thinking, sexual preferences, compulsive behaviors, and controlling attitudes. Potential or