Venus in Pisces
Poetry, beauty, romance and love
“We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
Yesterday while nursing what felt like a bruised head after a migraine, I rewatched one of my all-time favorite movies, Dead Poet’s Society. I don’t want to spoil it for you so I won’t get into the plot here except to say that it’s primarily a story about believing in beauty. (Robin Williams received an Oscar nomination for his role as the English teacher, John Keating).
Beauty is Venusian and poetry always makes me think of Venus in Pisces, where she is exalted.
Venus moves into Pisces tonight (9:32 pm ET) and she will float on her flower-strewn barge through Pisces’ endless ocean until February, 20th.
This is a wonderful transit for artists and writers and magicians in particular but all of us benefit from Venus’ love of Love during this transit.
Whenever Venus travels through Pisces we are in the realm of hope. You’ve probably heard or come across the saying that hope is more powerful than fear, but I believe it’s more powerful than love too. This is why Venus is exalted in Pisces because while Venus here represents a higher kind of love - divine unity - she also reminds us that where there is hope there is still a chance for love, for beauty, for communion…
Venus’ entry into Pisces will infuse us with hope for the future. While we can argue that Valentine’s Day is a capitalist holiday, I do like that we have a day dedicated to celebrating love - and not just romantic love. Venus in Pisces is going to help make this year’s Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day lovely and memorable.
Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. Jupiter here is magnanimous and generous and supportive of Neptune’s desire to merge and become ONE with another. Don’t be surprised if Venus, now a morning star, shows up as an unrealistic need to merge with someone unattainable and equally unsuitable.
Venus transits bring love, money, friendship, partnership opportunities and sensory-stimulating experiences. Look to your Pisces house in your birth chart to see what may blossom and improve thanks to an influx of good vibes and divine intervention.
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