Once every couple of years I wake up and feel so much love for everyone and everything I just cry with happiness and joy. This feeling can last for one or two days. I wish I could learn to hold it longer or bring it on myself. –DF
The nicest compliment I’ve ever gotten from a sexual partner? I was told that I have I have a “soul” when I make love. –GG
Once I experienced an ecstatic sexual feeling while creating a work of art… just as it got close to being finished. It was so unusual, I’ve never forgotten it. –HS
I do unrequited love—seriously. I’ve never had a boyfriend who’s been in love with me at the same time I’ve been in love with him. I am always the best friend. The funny thing is that I’m a very pretty woman (I don’t mean to sound vain). I haven’t had sex in 14 years and once again I’m in love with a man who doesn’t see me that way. –DS
So this is your Venus–for whom the veils separating humans from the other worlds are thin. You’re innately attuned to the subtleties of the invisible world. Reading questionnaires from your Pisces sisters and brothers was fun for me. Their descriptions of their lives and sensations were colorful, poetic, and evocative… and their sense of magic was so vivid.
Pure of heart
With Venus in Pisces, the Divine Feminine quality that your Venus wants to explore and embody is the art of pure perception. This is a spiritual term. It describes the ability to see beyond the illusions of mundane life into the divine perfection that is. Of course to the rest of the world, this often looks like romanticism and naivete. Your Venus in Pisces may have had her share of failed romances–with alcoholics, cheaters, and charlatans–people who are incapable of rising up to the pure perception that she sees. Compassionate and well-intentioned as she is, her dreams can easily turn to nightmares.
Venus is exalted in this sign, though as one woman wrote, “I don’t see how this has been of benefit to me.” It’s wise to be clear here. Having an exalted Venus, or even Venus in her own sign, is no guarantee that you’re going to lead a charmed life. Venus in Pisces is emotionally porous—she’s vulnerable to the energies and moods of the outer world. Yours is a sensitive Venus. One woman wrote, “If I choose to wear the wrong color I can feel ill.”
Yet the greatest desire of your Venus is so beautiful and devotional. She wants to surrender into that state of blissful unity, and in doing so, heal the whole planet. In a materialistic world–having a desire like that–it’s no surprise there are times when you feel, as one of your sisters put it, “an overwhelming sense of loneliness and isolation.”
Adept at magical manifesting
Ruled by Neptune, Venus-in-Pisces (or a Venus in aspect to Neptune) has an innate confidence and connection with the invisible world. You’re likely fantastic at manifesting (when you’re clear). One of your Venus sisters, with Venus square Neptune, did her treasure map, and two months later, the exact man she described on her treasure map showed up and now they’re happily married.
Another was desperate to go to India to see her spiritual teacher. So she lay down prostrate before her altar and prayed to make it happen. The next day her storage shed was broken into and two antique rugs were stolen. When she collected the insurance, she had the exact amount for a round trip to India.
The raw energies inside your Pisces Venus
When astrology was a sacred practice, it was understood that life itself, our very bodies, were infused with the divine. The first astrologers knew the Gods as the powerful, vibrant and creative play of emotions running through their world. The gods appeared as sandstorms, thunder claps, bird song, floods, abundant harvests, calamities, shouts of sorrow and joy.
Gods are immortal which means we can still find them as the ancients did. Astrology can help. Signs point us to the raw energies that define each sign–the underlying element and mode. The element describes the dominant energy your Venus runs. This is her fuel. The mode describes her preferred speed. Together they suggest the sensory coordinates to use when dialing in your Venus.
Pisces is a water sign. Water is shapeless, pliable, cleansing, and life-giving. Use your imagination to make these sensations more vivid. Imagination is the control panel that takes us into the invisible world. Imagine dipping it into a pool of water that’s just the right temperature for you. Feel how receptive it is to you. How easily it allows you in. It can warm you, cool you, refresh you, and restore you. Or it can pelt you with unwanted raindrops. Or gather in a torrent that can wash away your house. Water signs are porous. They can be overwhelmed by emotion. Water planets tend to sound like this:
I need to feel my feelings.
I’m a natural healer.
I’m secretive, self-contained.
I’m easily overwhelmed.
I’m the one who listens to the longings of the soul.
Drip, drip, drip. I can wear myself out with the unceasing drip of my feelings.
Imagining something is usually easier than doing it.
I tend to flow away from obstacles. Sometimes I float or drift through life.
This is the rhythm section–the bass line in your Venus song. Mutable signs can quickly shift gears. The tempo is light, luminous, upward, balancing. Mutable signs know how to adjust to changing circumstances. They are eager to learn. Can you sense–when you find the right groove–how easily your Venus flows through the events of your days? She’s an artist of soulful dances.
Maybe this, maybe that. Yes I will, no I won’t. I’m flexible.
I can be versatile, sympathetic, and subtle .. also deceptive and crafty.
I pull what’s disparate together.
I can easily do two things at once.
I seek truth, light, clarity.
There’s no problem that learning something new can’t fix.
I teeter back and forth–gathering information before I commit. Unless life forces my move–I can adjust quickly then.