Venus, the planet of love and relationships, will be transiting the sign of unconditional love and surrender, Pisces, from February 25th to March 21st. When Venus meets up with Pisces you can expect love to reach a higher, mystical, ethereal level. Love goes beyond the physical, and there is a desire to melt into the other where there are no boundaries between the self and the other. This is a pretty high stakes placement for Venus, as the sign of Pisces is at its best, also known as exaltation, in this placement. While many of us have our ideas about what love truly is, the Venus in Pisces transit shows us what love can be at its highest potential. This is the type of transit that shows us unconditional love is possible. It is a time where we can become aware of the pitfalls associated with deception in love from others and ourselves as well as seeking out other people in order to escape from ourselves. It is with much hope that we will all learn the importance of being able to love deeply and compassionately as Venus moves through the sign of Pisces.
Venus in Pisces Energy
In order to really make the most of the Venus in Pisces transit, it’s important to understand the basics of the Venus in Pisces placement. When Venus meets up with Pisces, love becomes an ideal experience. It’s as if the love partner is exalted to an exceptional spiritual level. The best way to put this is by putting your lover on a spiritual pedestal. While this may sound incredibly enamoring, it can also be a bit deceptive because no person is perfect. Everyone has flaws, and placing people on pedestals means that when their flaws are shown (and they will be), there is usually an element of disappointment associated with the expectation that came from the Piscean idealization. Pisces energy has the tendency to live from its imagination, and while this can be amazing for romance, it does not pan out on the physical, practical level.
As with all zodiac energies and placements, there is a shadow side to Venus in Pisces. Generally speaking, Pisces energy can be very evasive, nebulous, and hard to reach. For all of the lovey, compassionate, and all-embracing energy that is experienced in love relationships, there is also an element of not really knowing where you stand in regards to Venus in Pisces energy. Likewise, Pisces seeks to blend with everything and because of this, there is a lack of boundaries.
In a healthy relationship, removing boundaries to connect more deeply is not a problem. However, Venus in Pisces can be associated with being taken advantage of because there is an inability to separate oneself from the other. This can result in being delusional about other people and their intentions as well as being victimized. Likewise, given the dual nature of Pisces, those holding Venus in Pisces energy can also embody the negative traits of being deceptive and victimizing others. Please remember, that there is no one way that energy manifests itself. Thus, it is important to mention both the pros and cons of Venus in Pisces energy.
An Exalted Love
If there ever was a time to really embrace being loved completely and fully without reservations, it is during a Venus in Pisces transit. The exaltation of Venus in the sign of Pisces means that the love energy is able to offer its full expression. This is because Pisces is one of the all-embracing signs that does not place limits on what it offers others. In comparison, Venus in the opposite sign of Virgo introduces an element of criticism regarding love partners. This criticism can really make others feel as if they don’t add up. But, with Pisces, Venus expresses itself in a way that allows the partner to be loved without feeling that its flaws are a hindrance. Love is an ideal when Venus meets Pisces, and this can be great for when we want to really see the best in ourselves as well as our partners. It is not so great when we are willing to overlook people’s flaws for the sake of love. This is where the criticism and discernment from the opposite sign of Virgo are welcomed. Since Pisces is not Virgo and is more inclined to operate from the realm of feelings as opposed to Virgoan logic, Venus in Pisces is encouraged to be guided by its intuition when dealing with others…especially in the realm of love. If something feels “off” or “wrong,” then this is a sign to move on.
During the Venus in Pisces transit, there’s a great desire to share ourselves fully and completely with our partners, and we have the expectation that they will do the same. Boundaries are often seen as limitations that keep people from getting closer. You can also expect romanticism to be at an all-time high. Doing simple things like watching movies together, reading poetry, exploring art, and sharing music are just some of the simple things that can foster a love bond during the Venus in Pisces transit.
Making the Most of Venus in Pisces Transit
To obtain the most from the Venus in Pisces, it is important to know how to navigate this energy. This is a time where it is important to consider embracing people for who they are without allowing yourself to be taken advantage of or used. Yes, everyone deserves to be loved and treated kindly and seen as a whole individual beyond their flaws. However, it is important to note that there are people who can take advantage of someone’s kind nature. This is where the boundaries that Pisces wants to deeply avoid would do them the best. So, if you are dealing with someone during this transit, whether it is a lover or a friend or even a random person that you meet, it is perfectly fine to extend them love and compassion. However, make sure to set boundaries so that you aren’t constantly pouring into someone else without getting anything in return. Unconditional love does not equate to unrequited love nor to being used.
With the Venus in Pisces Transit, we are urged to connect beyond the material. Pisces adds the importance of the spiritual to the Venus element. Consider how you can connect to other individuals beyond money, power, and success. Venus in Pisces can be extremely romantic, but romance is not always measured by how much something costs. Something as simple as making someone a homemade card, taking someone to a museum, or simply creating a playlist of their favorite music is an exceptional way to show love and gratitude.
Finally, forgiveness is a major aspect of Pisces energy. Many will find that this transit offers the opportunity to finally forgive others and ourselves for any transgressions. Venus in Pisces makes it possible for those grudges to be released in the spirit of compassion. Pisces, as the last sign, understands that in order to transcend and move on to higher realms it is important to release anything that holds it back. Grudges and resentment are not of Oneness but of the material realm and embedded in the ego. In the sign of Pisces, we give up the idea of ourselves (ego) in order to remove the barriers that keep us from bonding with others. Thus, the Venus in Pisces transit is also a good time to explore how we can find the compassion to forgive others as well as ourselves.