See this aspect as the clash between Sweet Caring Mom (Venus in Cancer) and Rigid, Unyielding Father (Pluto in Capricorn).
That symbolism should explain a lot of what is manifesting outwardly - and inwardly.
A clash between Warring Parents?
The Needy versus the Power Hungry?
Care or Control?
Flip it and we could have the Emotional Manipulator V the One Who Enforces the Boundary.
* Love, Art and our Enjoyment of Life are challenged under the current conditions, by either 'outdated rules', 'pushy politics' or 'obsessive-compulsive control'.
* Finances: time to Pluto-trim and figure out if what you *want* versus what you really, truly *need*. What's your bottom line?
Interestingly enough, Cancer as the USA and Capricorn as the UK suggests an intense ripple effect within both countries, especially after the choice England made to leave the European Union.
Let your Love deepen, even - or especially - as the Shadows momentarily grow...