First I want to say, what I wrote last night were my thoughts, not necessarily EA as written in the Pluto books.
Venus is wedged in between both of them. It exists as the integration point for both, according to one's free will- at any moment. Is my understanding accurate?
I would say yes.
So we can say that a person's prior life relationship tendencies are indicated by the South node of Venus, the ruler of the lunar south node, the lunar south node, and Pluto. Each one integrated through the next...
The question is still present for me: IE Venus in Leo. Does that, in and of itself have anything to do with the past? Again the question arises from the very direct wording in the Pluto II book.
That is exactly why I wrote what I did last night, to answer that question. My answer is, Venus in Leo CONTAINS the subconscious imprint of the past. It is a symbol of the present, but the present contains the imprint of the past. You did not spring out of nowhere fully formed.
The direct symbols of Venus past are the ones you mentioned above. But that same past is contained within the present life Venus, as imprint.
In a way it becomes semantics whether you want to say the present Venus has something to do with the past. EVERYTHING has something to do with the past. The other symbols are more directly connected to the past, but the imprint of the past is also contained within the present Venus, and every other planet too.