Transit of Oct. 19, 2022: Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto deals in all-or-nothing extremes, and in the sign of Capricorn, Pluto is either getting the goal accomplished or it isn’t. If things aren’t getting done or if he desired results aren’t being produced, Pluto in Capricorn is willing to clear out whatever institutions and/or structures are in place to clear the slate and start over with something new. Pluto in Capricorn is the main influence responsible for the collapses of power and influence we have been experiencing since 2010. When in square aspect with Venus in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn is a strong indicator that confrontations may arise when the best-intended partnerships aren’t getting the job done. It all comes down to results, and if the results aren’t good or if there are no results at all, Pluto in Capricorn is ready to blow up the partnership and all of the structures that support it if it isn’t fulfilling on its desired goals and intentions.

Of course, this destructive inclination doesn’t sit well with Venus in Libra, who wants to avoid conflict at all costs. Venus is in its home sign in Libra, and this can complicate things because Venus and Libra are rather adverse to conflict. These influences encourage peace at all costs, including overlooking problems or disagreements better addressed as soon as they are noticed. Yet it is perfectly in-character for Venus and/or Libra to pretend that there is nothing wrong or off in any way. Venus and Libra will do whatever it takes to keep the peace, even if that included pretending that there is balance, fairness, and justice where there isn’t any.

In the face of possible conflict due to ending a partnership, Venus in Libra would rather suck it up and pretend nothing is wrong for as long as possible…that is until the lack of results becomes unbearable. Then and only then will Venus in Libra finally concede to Pluto in Capricorn’s unavoidably destructive will, allowing Pluto to clear out the ineffective, irrelevant, and outdated connections and partnerships.

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