On February 25, 08:12 AM ET, Venus leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces, where the Sun and Neptune are already transiting. The Goddess of Love and Beauty will be in Pisces until March 21, supporting our creative and spiritual life.
Venus is traditionally considered ‘exalted’ in the sign of the Fish: this means that all Venusian qualities will be magnified and enhanced throughout the upcoming weeks. During Venus’ journey through the last archetype of the Zodiac, we will be more sensitive to what happens around us and to the influence of what we allow into our field. To make the most out of this transit, make sure to protect your energy by setting and holding healthy boundaries.
Venus in Pisces: Aligning with Spiritual Values
In Astrology, Venus rules two signs, Taurus and Libra. Venus’ rulership of Taurus reflects Venus’ correspondence with our value system, our sense of self-worth, our relationship with money, abundance, wealth, sensuality, and pleasure. While Venus transits through Pisces, we may experience confusion around these areas, finding ourselves questioning what our true values are, what is our self-worth based upon.
During the upcoming weeks, we may feel inspired to align with spiritual principles and values, to change our relationship to money, or how we habitually spend it. We may feel more generous than usual, naively give away or lose some of our money or other resources, or, on the contrary, receive unexpected financial support in a way that can be perceived as magical and synchronistic.
Venus in Pisces: Honoring our connection with the Divine
Venus is considered the lower octave of Neptune, a denser vibrational expression of a higher frequency. Venus’ rulership of Libra reflects Venus’ correspondence to our social and love life, to all our interaction with other people, to romance and platonic attractions. Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, correlates instead to unconditional love and to our relationship with the Divine.
Through Pisces, we aim to return to a state of complete innocence, oneness, and timelessness. Venus’ transit through the last archetype of the Zodiac will invite us to honor our connection with something beyond our individual selves and to seek solace and fulfillment by establishing and cultivating our relationship with a Higher Power, rather than expecting a romantic partner to fulfill all our needs and longings.
Wearing Rose-Colored Glasses & the Risks of Losing Touch with Reality
While Venus is in Pisces, we feel so deeply everything happening around us, and our empathy and sensitivity are maximized. For this reason, we tend to see the world through rose-colored glasses, noticing only the good side of things, people, and situations, overlooking or ignoring the negative aspects.
During the journey of Venus through Pisces, it is particularly important to take care of avoiding escapism, denial, and addictive behaviors, as well as excessive self-sacrifice. One of the risks of this transit is getting lost in an illusory fantasy world: as we tend to idealize other people and situations, we lose touch with ourselves, our boundaries, our needs, and our values.
Growth opportunities coming through experiences of disillusionment can be a byproduct of the excessive idealism and unrealistic expectations reflected by misdirected Venusian and Piscean energy. Throughout the upcoming weeks, stay grounded and make sure to spend time alone to realign with your center.
Venus squaring the Nodes: Cultivating Discernment and Critical Thinking
During her journey through Pisces, Venus will square the Lunar Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius. The square between Venus and the Nodal Axis, most active between March 6 and March 12, highlights the need to adjust the way we show up in relationships, and encourages us to be aware of how the information we habitually consume affects our values and the way we feel about ourselves.
This aspect is an invitation to cultivate discernment and critical thinking regarding whom and what we allow into our field, to be aware of how external influences affect our inner state, and to commit to protecting our energetic and emotional wellbeing.
Venus conjunct Neptune and the New Moon: Romantic Fantasies
Venus will then form an exact conjunction with Neptune, ruler of the sign, and with the Pisces New Moon, taking place on March 13. The Pisces New Moon conjunct Venus and Neptune inaugurates a lunar cycle of inspiration and romance, increasing the magical and dreamy atmosphere surrounding this powerful new beginning.
However, as we dream for the perfect love and try to bridge the spiritual and the mundane, we might overlook important red flags. Venus-Neptune contacts represent an amazing influence on our creativity and inspiration, but, if expressed in a distorted way, reflect a tendency to over-idealize others and get lost in personal fantasies, often centered around a desire to save someone or being saved by another.
Venus sextile Uranus & Pluto: Evolving through Relationships
Throughout March, Venus will create harmonic sextiles to Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn: these are supportive aspects that promote our growth through relationships.
The Venus-Uranus sextile, exact on March 3, facilitates unconventional encounters and unexpected meetings with eccentric people, who may inspire us to question our values. The Venus-Pluto sextile, exact on March 18, is an invitation to bring our relationship with both ourselves and others to a deeper level, and to dig into the root cause of any power games, fears, and insecurities that may be emerging.
Venus in Pisces: Otherworldly Inspiration
Venus is about receptivity and grace, beauty and harmony: qualities that find easy expression through the sign of the Fish. This transit supports any type of artistic endeavor, facilitating flow states of otherworldly inspiration, allowing us to tap into the collective emotional body and to become a mirror for universal feelings.
Venus in Pisces inspires us to align with spiritual values, such as gratitude, generosity, acceptance, kindness, non-violence, compassion, and forgiveness. We are encouraged to apply these principles in our daily lives and all our interactions with others, noticing what changes in our experiences and perception of reality.
During the upcoming weeks, we will feel a strong need to search for ultimate meaning and redemption. Venus in Pisces ultimately reminds us that the Universe is a good place, yet we can’t just dream about the perfect world: we have a responsibility to make an effort to tangibly improve our reality.
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