squares Saturn (Jan 29) then conjuncts Neptune (Feb 1)
Lessons in Love. Soft hearts. Challenges to self-worth. Security issues. Mindless spending. Spiritual unions. The heart's insecurity. Romantic Illusion. Transcendent Art. Facing a challenge then embracing the result as cosmically correct.
Venus in Pisces is a time when many are lost in rapturous feelings, or downright dreadfully draining ones, especially when it comes to matters of love (Venus), money (Venus) our life structure (Saturn) and spiritual connectivity (Neptune). All who wander are not lost, as J R Tolkien said...but then some are. The way ahead now is to bare your soul, act only from Love, allow life to show you were you devalue or deny yourself (thus others) followed by a refreshing rinse in Neptune waters to release every illusion we cling to except the truth of Love and Peace, Venus' ultimate final tangible truths.
Only in Pisces, nothing is tangible...
Venus Peace descends when we allow more.
Hard work behind the scenes pays off now center stage. Venus at the top of the Chart gives you added star-power and mesmerizing attractiveness, or you just come across as another phoney. But, you may just have enough smoke and mirrors to pull off your duplicitous deal! After all, you're a Gemini Twin and you're a clever trickster when you want to be. This truly could be one of those times when Fake It Til You make It may actually be the best course of action. Karmic tests come when you don't love what you can do, don't appreciate your talent or just exactly how far you have come. Wake up! Look back and celebrate just getting to here! Yes there's always further to climb but you need a pit-spot to breathe. And to let go of thoughts that don't serve your ultimate agenda or 'end-game'. Karma is sure to tie you to those you'd rather escape from but you have lessons of honesty and faith to learn (and how to communicate better), and you can't bow out unless you really feel you've done your part. The Universe will decide! Your outer success now depends on how confident you are you can deliver, or make the right connections. Craft a facade if need be. Become it. Embody mystique.
Unconditional Love is a tall order but one we're urged to embody. Loving family members you're estranged from, ones you dislike, or the whole 'nurture versus run-a-mile thing is difficult. However, Venus entering Cycle 4 shows a new yearning for peace at home at all costs. Even if it means ultimately hiding the truth under the rug along with the other ugly stuff. But there's the rub. You're a sign of Honesty so you can't be found omitting, editing or telling stories?! True, you love your exaggerations but Saturn in your sign is a constant watch-dog for going off track and becoming the hypocrite you despise. Be thankful then for life's habit of slowing you down, saying No and acting parental towards you when you'd rather be unfettered and free. There's a lesson behind it all. Right now it involves your ability love as a way to hug others and yourself. Feed your soul. Make meals a shared spiritual soul-experience. Show your home space - no matter where you are - that you love it. And send a wish to all family members that they may find Peace. Even if you're scattered to the winds, you are Family.
A little pampering is in order. Something to boost your sense of satisfaction when you look in the mirror, or see yourself in another's eyes. Romance is all starry eyed and innocent until you discover you or the object of your gooey gaze has self-esteem issues and a very real human fragility also. Separate money and love. Go cheap, but still go for quality, it's possible. Creative powers run high, but you HAVE to find an outlet for this energy, or you'll no doubt sit and wind up stewing, brewing, crying or biting it all down. You need a hobby. It soothes your nerves and allows you to pour the elixir of your heart (the dark as well as the light) into something tangible. Children or childlike energies aid you now. Allow fantasy to be a doorway in to a different reality. Be careful for shopping in moments of weakness. And - a rarity for you - be careful of flattery! Could there be an angle or an agenda? A mystery is forming around you. Even you won't tell. But your heart is ready to open again, and thus life re-arranges the pieces accordingly. Just know your worth. No one else will help you find it, but they can help you stand up and reclaim it.
Venus in Cycle 8 is a sexy, secretive, mystical, mysterious and magnetic time. First there's the money thing. Money is power and you're attracted to that of course you are. So much of what you desire is hidden now, buried behind smiles and politeness. but your soul is hungry and no doubt you feel it. Sexual release would help. But then don't expect it to satiate you because this huger runs deeper. Security issues lie behind current relationship squabbles. Territorial as usual, you'll be sure this week to draw a line if someone is rude, discourteous or just not reciprocating and doing their fair share. So you may have some hashing out to do of your contractual 'small print'. Yes plan for the long haul but also live for the moment. There's a spicy danger to you now, an edge to your character. You're being pulled close to the brink. Remember that one emotional moment shouldn't ruin everything. And that just because things are 100% black one moment doesn't mean they won't switch around. Mercury is Retrograde and you're not committed to anything just yet. Your love/finance challenge is to not let that ego get in the way. Everyone has an inner child. Keep yours alive (and busy) now of all times.
Venus enters Cycle 7 which usually signifies that others bring gifts - if not actual ones, then compliments to lift your spirits, help when you didn't even ask but really needed. As the Go To guy or gal and Fix It Upper sign of the zodiac, let this week be the vacation you need, away from your world of workaholic tendencies, critical analysis and schedules. Instead, allow yourself to linger. In the shower, in the tub, with your coffee, on a walk, at your desk. You're a highly practical sign living through an impractical period but there are others who are more than qualified to guide you through it. Relationships dig up financial questions and confusion, and not all may be as clear or set in stone as you'd like. Don't get lost in needless emotional whirlpools but do get clear asap on where the boundaries are, what the agreement is. Time management has a habit of going out the window during times like these. Your major test in love and finance is your family conditioning. The two are tied, however odd that seems. Your past holds character-building treasure: Hope. Effort. And Faith. Let those qualities guide your heart.
Take a deep breathe, inhale and let it all go. Simple. Rinse and Repeat this week, regularly. Regularity in fact is something to aim for but not in the usual ways. If anything, find something either spiritual or escapist to do daily that takes away the monotonous chore than is regular human life. Some days are dull, boring, same old same old. Others are technicolor. You can't always have everything lit up with a mirrored disco ball, but you can learn to love the simple moments. Be careful though - too much stagnating or inactivity weakens the body and your health could falter. Love heals. Trust this. And medical marijuana eases pain and depression! Go for natural remedies, epsom salt baths, cleaning to music that takes you away. This new Honesty Kick you're on - saying what you really mean and not caring about politeness so much - is refreshing but don't let it sabotage your work, schedule or health via an overload of stress or tactlessness. And quit self-diagnosing the impossible. Stay off search engines offering The Answer but really dispensing pure subjective opinion.
With Venus entering Cycle 2 it's time to practice appreciation of the things you have, the things you've lost, the dreams you value and the things you lack/never had/yearn for. That's right. Focusing even on that which you seem to feel is "missing" seems to fill in the blanks for you. While you may not get to enjoy the luxury yacht you had your eye on (though some of you no doubt will) you can enjoy your body again. it's free. Keep it finely-tuned. You can also enjoy the sound of birdsong. Rain falling. Silence. These are qualities you admire because they reveal some of your own most admirable traits - sensitivity, a romantic 'je ne sais crois', psychic instincts and creative ideas aplenty. It's Effort time but not the linear type. Before bed, throw confusing conundrums and quandaries to your unconscious mind programming it to wake you in the am with the answer or at least a major jigsaw puzzle piece. With or without the cash, Window Shop to see the options out there. Options are freedom to you! Avoid combing money and friendships this week, they don't mix well. And watch for spending addictions!
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Aries / Aries Rising
Not thinking is healing. Find as much time as you can not debating in your head, not getting caught in knots, and not over-analyzing the random pieces of news that pass through your ears. Catch up on spiritual reading, or movies/texts that don't strain your brain. Decide which communications are over and what new questions you want or need answers to. You'll enjoy conversing in person if you give it a chance again, getting away from text messages or hiding behind a computer. Even local walks help. In fact, there's something or someone LOCAL that has your name on it. Find it, or better yet, put yourself out there and let it or them find you. Magic! What you focus on grows, so be aware of negative patterns. Sadness may descend but it's only because you're keeping your heart honest and free of baggage. Write a poem to offload further baggage. This is THE week where lies are told or heard, or there's subtext or you have to read between the lines. Which you shall. Successfully, if you take a Moment. Your karma tests of self-worth come from past life reckless and the current fear of being Wrong this time around.
'Finding things out' adds to your sense that life has value, that you are lovable. You can't figure it ALL out - and mystery has its place - but when it comes to maters of love or finance, you'll get some answers you need now. Knowledge isn't so much power as a way to accept others and find a way to love them and yourself even better. Humor helps. When in doubt, find something to laugh at. Venus in your 9th offers up many silly moments to see through the illusion we all take so seriously. Saturn could be taking his toll or making you pay it in matters of work, daily scheduling and your health but sometimes answers aren't linear and effort doesn't always mean definite results. Acceptance helps everything. Sometimes you just need a little of that magic called Faith. You want the forest but could start picking at the trees. Instead follow your heart on its adventure into waters unknown. Enjoy getting lost on the adventure this week. Soak up the spiritual truths you hear, but remember that dishonesty feels complicated or convoluted. Truth is simple.
This is the vacation you've been seeking - the downtime to just sit and chillax, OR the frustrating delay and wait-it-out period you'd rather avoid. You don't like being slowed down but this is for a reason. You need extra sleep though you may also find the wee hours are enjoyable because it's quiet. Venus in Cycle 12 for every Ram reveals true enjoyment comes from getting the hell away from EVERYONE into your own private sanctuary. We don't blame you. You need the refresher. Take it before it takes you out and delays you even further. Remember that emotions are fleeting even if they don't seem to be. Watch for tricky love triangles or those involved or unavailable or just duplicitous. Not every fantasy is worth pursuing. Karma intervenes this week when your skepticism kicks in and you're left wondering if any of it is worth it or even true. Stand by your position that you'll believe it when you see it, but be sure you're still believing well past the point of needing any proof. Yet.
The joy of good friends. With the arrival of Venus in Cycle 11, teaming up is the way to go. If you've lost touch, send a message in a bottle. Someone will love hearing from you. Old friends need your special spark and vice versa. Some Bulls may find withdrawing from social contact is refreshing to their souls but it's the same theme in reverse. Bottom line - there are people who 'get' you and people who don't. Look for those who get you and give up trying to figure out the other type. Some lead you astray. Especially now when Venus.Neptune energies may incline you to trust when you don't actually truly know someone. By all means open your heart and soul, but don't expect others to always reciprocate. Karmic tests seem to center around those unresolved darker anxieties that plague you and drain you. Comparing yourself to others no longer works. You're on your own spiritual timetable, this you know or at least sense. This week, Love everyone - friend or stranger. Dish out compliments. Celebrate whatever group you are part of. Life doesn't always have to be so heavy. Dance and the music begins to play. And love finds you when you dare to be your full weirdo self.
Yes you get to be more vain (and others notice your new-found shiny glow) when Venus enters your sign but she also arrives to remind you of the importance of self-love, self-acceptance as a roadway to the Lesson of Compassion your sign came to learn and embody. Venus stokes your need for attention, for others to relate to. But this week throws up a challenge between your sense of self as lovable and what you have to show for yourself - or what you don't. Saturn at the top of your Chart is a climb to a summit you may not even be aware of. Success is fleeting, but ambition stirs deep within. It's a Calling, or you're rediscovering your true path. Financially, the onus is on you to accept more from the Universe, by moving away from the emotions of anxiety, lack and self-judgment to peace, acceptance and the magical secret you often forget about - your ability to visualize. Just be careful, Venus/Neptune could have you seeing stars due to a delusional hangover than any spiritual encounter. Be easy AND wary.