Further to yesterday's post about Venus/Mars, there will be a quickie Yod on August 30th, with the Venus Rx/Mars conjunction as focal point.
The conjunction will not be exact until September 1st, but will be felt (roughly) from August 29th. For the Yod, Venus/Mars will inconjunct Pluto Rx (at 13 degrees Capricorn) suggesting a struggle to evaluate how to get what you want. Power will be displayed unevenly. Either you'll push too hard to prove yourself/dominate, or someone will do the same to you. The inconjunct to the Moon in Pisces (from 13 to 15 degrees) will add tension between ego (Leo) versus transcendence of ego (Pisces). Go with what makes you shine, or float above all that and be compassionate?
Yods are difficult, because they ask you to work with all the discordant energies. Since Venus Rx/Mars is the release point, the outcome should support your ego. But, you can't forget about the larger issues (Pisces) and you'll have to resist the temptation to power trip (Pluto). Basically, find a way to make yourself feel good without stepping on others. Or, find a way to guard your dignity (Leo) without attacking, when you're being attacked. There will be a sacrifice involved, but you're not being asked to sacrifice your dignity.
I discussed the Mars/Pluto inconjunct, and its involvement with the Pisces Full Moon, here. Venus Rx in Leo will not form an exact inconjunct to Pluto, but she'll be close enough from September 1st to September 11th (when she sits at 14 degrees). Remembering that she'll station direct on September 6th, there will be an emphasis on Venus/Pluto power plays (intensified by her shift from Rx to direct). Socialization with an agenda. Relationships driven by uncertainty, where public displays (Leo) are meant to increase personal power in a manipulative way. And all this moves from internal (Rx) to external (direct). Someone's manipulative agenda may be revealed, or you may realize what's actually at stake (money, your self-esteem, your personal power).
I keep going back to the word "dignity" and I feel that it will be the central issue here. The highest vibration of Leo is dignified pride. You're all that, and you know it, so you don't shove it in people's faces. You glow with a flame of pure excellence, and people are drawn to your heat. You don't need to dim other people's light so yours can shine. If someone tries to siphon off your energy, you don't panic, because you know your light is renewable. You may amputate them from your life, but you don't join in their manipulative dance.
I would say this entire influence (Venus/Mars inconjunct Pluto) will extend from August 29th to September 11th. The Full Moon, the Yod, the Venus/Mars conjunction and Venus stationing direct will be points where something specific happens (depending on what parts of your chart are aspected).
If you have anything from 12 to 15 degrees Leo, Capricorn, Pisces or Aquarius, you'll feel these influences most intensely.