Venus in Aries is severely challenged this week. She squares Pluto in Capricorn on April 27th and opposes Saturn in Libra on April 30th. The square to Pluto suggests favourable new developments will have to battle it out with existing power structures. Saturn's opposition is a reminder that you can't always get what you want. But with compromise and realistic planning, you can get what you need.
Venus in your sign conflicts with the powers that be (Pluto) in your career sector. If authority figures are saying that you can't have something it's a good time to step back and re-think your strategies. A few days later, Venus opposes Saturn in your partnership sector. Watch for conflicts between your needs and theirs. You'll be prepared to fight for what you feel is yours but make sure you look at all the angles. Can you meet the other person halfway?
Hidden motivations could conflict with external developments. Venus (your ruler) in your sector of secrets is challenged by Pluto in your sector of opportunities. You'll feel threatened and your reaction to what is new or expansive could come out of left field. Later in the week it may be tough to acknowledge what you truly want. Venus faces stiff opposition from Saturn in your work and health sector. As you run up against restrictions you'll pinpoint routines that need to be adjusted.
Developments in your social life could be troublesome as Venus is challenged by Pluto in your sector of shared resources. Be cautious about loaning money to (or accepting it from ) others. A power struggle may be set up with the stakes higher then anticipated. Later in the week relationships with friends get a reality check as Saturn urges you to firm up your boundaries. Your personal authority could be threatened by a friend or acquaintance.
Work, home and relationships all do an uneasy dance with each other this week. Venus in your career sector indicates a sought after opportunity that could create a power struggle between you and your partner. Venus is challenged by Pluto in your relationship sector and adjustments will be required as your relationship evolves. Responsibilities at home could make you feel like you have to choose as Saturn drags your focus away from your career. You do not have to give up on your dream but you do need to find a compromise.
Venus in your sector of opportunities promises new and exciting developments. But Pluto in your sector of day to day life throws up a stumbling block, indicating that work or health matters may slow you down. The blockages will be frustrating but not impossible to overcome. Continue to work on transforming your routines and building a strong base for new adventures. Communication snags could disrupt distant messages or new ideas as Saturn challenges Venus later in the week. Slow down and work within the prescribed boundaries.
Venus in your sector of shared resources indicates a financial gift involving tax refunds, loans or an inheritance. Proceed very cautiously as challenges from Pluto suggest strings may be attached. Issues of pride will be foremost so try not let yourself be challenged. Saturn's opposition to Venus suggests restrictions will pop up or the money will not go as far as you hoped. Your best bet is to play it safe and keep your ego out of it. It's only money.
There's been so much happening in your relationship sector that it's no surprise when events conflict with other parts of your life. Venus (your ruler) indicates passionate excitement but this does not blend well with Pluto in your sector of home and family. Whether the conflict involves a partner moving in with you or meeting family members, be aware that new developments always cause some stress. Venus's opposition to Saturn in your sign a few days later suggests that your personal boundaries could be challenged. Compromise is your strong suit but don't cave in just to make the other person happy.
Venus in your sector of day to day activities suggests that you need to put practical before pleasure. Pluto's challenge from your communications sector indicates a struggle between your need to dominate and your duties to someone else. This is not the time to grab control. Saturn's opposition from you sector of secrets suggests hidden developments could be challenged by the increased pace of your daily life. A compromise will need to be reached between self sacrifice and withdrawing your help completely.
Venus in your sector of celebrations and creativity pushes you to go after what you want. Pluto's interference from your sector of security suggests that you need to think twice. What has worked for you in the past is changing. Watch for a direct challenge from a friend or associate as Saturn sets up an opposition. This will be about your needs vs. theirs or you grabbing the attention and stepping on someone else's toes. It cannot be all about you this week.
Venus in your sector of home and family suggests pleasing developments. But the challenge set up by Pluto in your sign indicates these new developments may threaten you. You are currently going through a radical transformation. As the old ways die even good things can be frightening if they upset the status quo. A new family member, a move or renovations may all be positive but could throw you off balance. A direct conflict with Saturn in your career sector could pull you between duty and pleasure.
Charm and optimism abound as Venus moves through your communications sector. But you may find that your conscious thoughts are undermined by hidden changes as Pluto digs up fears and insecurities. Saturn poses a direct challenge to your optimistic words as you run up against large scale restrictions. Future dreams may seem out of reach but if you dial back your expectations a compromise is possible.
Venus in your sector of security indicates a boost in financial or emotional resources. You'll be feeling so good that you may attract resentment from friends as Pluto indicates jealousy and control issues. It's all part of an ongoing shift as you find out who your real friends are. Saturn's opposition from your sector of shared resources suggest debts, taxes or loans may impact your new found gains. Your wealth will be real but it could be less then anticipated.