Q: What is your interpretation of progressed Venus conjunct natal Pluto’s meaning in an individual’s life? Natal Pluto is in the 11th house in Virgo, natal Venus in the 9th house in Cancer.
A: There are several ways to think about this:
1) The first way is to envision the Venusian part of us to become empowered (Pluto) someway.
Possible example: An artist may meet a group of “friends” (thinking 11th house here) who influence his artistic expression in a new way. Here “art” can of course mean any form of creative expression, and one doesn’t have to be a professional.
2) It’s also possible that you will meet Plutonian people (let’s say emotionally honest, intense people) that will change how you relate to people – maybe you’ll have more opportunities to share uncomfortable emotions, leading to some healing.
3) Another way is to think of progressed Venus as affecting your natal Pluto: Noel Tyl says “Grace is added to power” under this combination. Pluto is where we experience the core of our power: here we can potentially overpower others, becoming a tyrant or a control addict. A period of progressed Venus over natal Pluto may imply that a certain element of grace, charm and diplomacy will be acquired during this time, so that you will be able to express your power in a more socially effective way (especially since it is in the 11th house.)
All three interpretations make sense, so you can consider them all. With natal Venus being in 9th house, this could add internationalism, education or spiritual/philosophical discussion into the mix – although your real life environment would have to allow for such possibility.