You notice how prosaic love has become? Think “love” and you think relationships, obligatory gifts on Valentine’s Day, and all the attendant headaches of figuring out equality between the sexes. Love is many things for many people, but what it is not for Venus in Pisces folk is prosaic, ordinary, run of the mill, down to earth… You get the picture.
Pisces is a water sign ruled by the trident-bearing God of the oceans, Neptune. Neptune dissolves boundaries and is vast and undulating like the sea. Deep, full of mysteries and reflecting the myriads colors and moods of the sky. Venus, the planet ruling love and beauty is exalted in the sign of the Fish. Which makes sense because like the Neptunian waters, love is also vast, defying shape and form, boundless, ever changing yet never changing.
Too poetic for you? Well, that’s how it is with Venus in Pisces. Love and romance for them are poetry, mystery, the-longed-for-yet-never-seen. Venus in Pisces is always in love, their hearts break for the little boy who doesn’t fit in with his contemporaries, for the bag lady with her mysterious past, for the man who broke the law and is being carted off to jail… Their love and compassion are limitless and given without judgment. You did something bad? The Pisces Venus will forgive you; will understand that your act of depravity was born out of a wound that still needs healing.
The world is a better place because of the Venus Pisces compassion. Better for everyone who meets them. But if you have this placement, you need to exercise care that you don’t fall for every hard-luck story you hear. Love might be endless, but your personal energy and material resources can only stretch so far. The Neptunian vibe experienced through Venus can make you fall for people who need rescuing in some form. Since the role of the martyr comes easily to you, you need to be especially wary of such scenarios. But if you can grasp the fact that the deepest need of your heart is to love and to give and if you can express these needs in healthy ways, everyone wins, including you.
Love that is formed by the blending of Venus and Neptune is what inspires poets and stabs all our hearts with a nameless longing. Neptune is also the higher octave of Venus and together these planets raise love to beyond the ordinary. They take love to a realm which we cannot see but which we can faintly perceive with our hearts. Venus in Pisces inspired Gibran to write: “When you love you should not say, ‘God is in my heart,’ but rather, ‘I am in the heart of God.’”
Drew Barrymore with her Sun, Jupiter and Venus in Pisces, is a good example of this energy. All these planets are placed in her very public tenth house and define her image in the world. She is known for her run-ins with controlled substances, her multiple marriages and her roles in romantic comedies. But she is also known for her compassion and sensitivity. Her inner wisdom and light is evident in these quotes from IMDb, “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” And, “When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I can say ‘I was a decent person today’. That’s when I feel beautiful.”
Venus moves into Pisces on 11 February, and then goes on to form a rather uncomfortable quincunx with Mars in Leo and Saturn in Libra on Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, a deeper understanding of the essence of femininity and masculinity can save the day. And whatever you do, play fair. Venus’ sextile to Pluto is operating around the same time, so romantic feelings will run high and seek an outlet. Use the energy wisely.
Don’t look glum, because this quincunx is followed by Venus’ conjunction to Jupiter on 16 and 17 of February. This is a better time for romantic demonstrations than Valentine’s Day this year. The vibe is optimistic, effusive and since it’s happening in Pisces, it’s a bit dreamy, too. Great day for being social, hanging out with your friends and if it’s closely connected to your chart, who knows what goodies might drop in your lap?
The first few days of March see Venus dallying with Uranus in an electrifying conjunction. Physics talks about “strange attractors” and if you’ve been wanting to break out of your cage, color your hair an electric hue and give in those strange attractions this is the time for it.
For all you Sun in Pisces people out there, Venus transitioning through you sign while Jupiter and Uranus are already there promises many happy surprises. Go on, put on those glad rags, this is your time to have some fun!