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Venus in Pisces: true love and illusion

Venus in Pisces Image Nature Spirits in the River of Endless Love by Justin Williams

Feeling the love? Venus, planet of relationships and connection, moved into Pisces on 27th January and will remain there until 20th February. Venus in Pisces brings compassion in conflict, empathy in partnerships and, for those who are susceptible, a tendency to fall madly in love. Very often with the wrong person!

It’s an unfortunate reality that although Venus in Pisces is associated with unconditional love it also tends to create what astrologer Mystic Medusa humorously calls ‘Love Zombies’. This is especially true for anyone with natal Venus in Pisces, Neptune in the 5th or 7th House, or hard aspects between Neptune and Venus. If you’re vulnerable, keep a close eye on yourself during the next three weeks. And leave those rose coloured glasses in the drawer!

That said, Venus is in her ‘exaltation’ in Pisces, opening us up to a deeper, more spiritual love. This is the kind of love Colin Tipping talks about in his book Radical Forgiveness. Tipping writes, “Through the Law of Resonance, we attract people who resonate with our issues so we can heal them. For example, if abandonment is our issue, we will tend to attract people who abandon us. In that sense they serve as our teachers.” Venus in Pisces understands this, helping us move beyond our tendency to blame others for our pain.

With Venus in Pisces we more easily realise that the betrayals, let downs and imperfections in our relationships are all important parts of our learning process. For as Tipping points out, “Through relationship we grow and learn. Through relationship we heal and are returned to wholeness and truth. We need others to mirror our misperceptions and our projections and to help us bring repressed material to consciousness for healing.”

In intimate relationships Venus in Pisces is likely to bring a period of warmth and connection. It will be easier to overlook the perceived faults in your partner that at other times tend to push your buttons. This is therefore a good time to communicate about any issue that is causing resentment or distance between you. A gentle, non-blaming tone will prevail if you connect to the energy of Venus in Pisces. Empathy will be easier and telepathy is likely between those who already share a deep bond.

Aspects of Venus in Pisces

Venus aspects several planets during the course of her transit through Pisces. The most significant aspects are as follows:

  • 30th January – Venus squares Saturn in Sagittarius: Issues around freedom in relationship conflict with ideals of oneness and togetherness
  • 1st February – Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces: Feelings of deep union and mutuality are emphasised by connection with Pisces’ ruler Neptune
  • 8th February – Venus sextiles Pluto in Capricorn: Through direct experience of our oneness with others deep transformation can occur in the structures of relationship
  • 9th February – Venus conjuncts Chiron in Pisces: Old wounds can be healed through trust, openness and compassion. Radical Forgiveness is possible!

Venus in Pisces is particularly relevant to me as my natal Venus recently progressed into Pisces. This has brought dramatic shifts in the landscape of love and relationship for me, as I let go of Aquarian communal living and migrated to the other side of the world to marry my ‘one true love.’ Yes that’s Venus in Pisces talking! Of course the impact of a progressed planet is a lot more powerful than a transiting one, at least when it comes to the fast moving inner planets such as Venus, but you get the idea!

How are you experiencing Venus in Pisces? Are you filled with compassion and empathy, easily forgiving others for their clumsy dealings with your heart? Or have you stumbled into a romantic ideal that you suspect is about as substantial as a movie set? Please share your experiences with others.

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Image Nature Spirits in the River of Endless Love by Justin Williams.

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