Venus is square Pluto this week, and it peaks with the full moon energy on August 26. We will see and feel a buildup with the full moon at the end of the week.
Venus is at home in beautiful Libra, but with a square to Pluto there is definitely a 'shadow side,' of this transit.
Venus rules love, money and social situations.
This square will bring relationships and in some cases money (or other personal issues), front and center. Typically it can bring up deeply buried issues, that could involve sex, money, jealousy, values, and it is obsessive in nature.
This is an intense transit that could change the outcome of relationships if issues are pushed or ultimatums issued, but that would be an extreme situation. Worst case scenario would be endings, abuse or even domestic violence, if those tendencies are present. Venus in this aspect could get personal on many levels.
You might make a decision as to whether a relationship is fulfilling your needs. This aspect demands we delve deeply into our associations with others and some may make a decision to end a relationship.
Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of obsessiveness, and heavy thinking and this will affect you to a greater degree if you have planets in Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra at 17-20 degrees.
If you are in a stable relationship, it will not end, but certain things may come into the light to be resolved at this time.
At best, this can bring change and transformation through a great deal of work, effort and commitment.
We will see many issues surface in the news that can involve change, power and power struggles, endings, money and issues related to women.