Let’s talk about love again.
But let’s talk more about love as a concept rather than a person or a thing.
With Venus in Pisces entering the intensely moral curtain created by the Jupiter/Saturn square (Friday) there is a real emphasis in developing a patient and persistent attitude in how we approach the subject of what we wish to attract into lives, and just how we are willing we are to allow it to affect us and to let it develop and unfold gradually into our heart and soul.
Venus in Pisces
Once in a while something simply unreal comes along, something so irresistibly dreamy that you can hardly believe your senses. And you want it. Oh, how badly you want this…
Yes the sky might just tear open with great heavenly choirs of nubile angels, dancing and singing exultantly, rejoicing your name in overtures about a love that was always promised only in parables and dreams, and yet its strange elusiveness has almost made you question your faith in human kindness.
But here we are. Venus in Pisces. She is here. One part vision-of-beauty, eleven parts idealisation. And all yours to enjoy…
…or is she?
It’s funny how it works sometimes but the most delicious elements of love are often those long, erstwhile moments of anticipation before we can actually taste its sweetness. The epic little fantasies of how sweet it will be, how it may soothe and comfort our tormented soul from the ravages and abrasions of harsh reality, and how it promises to instantly deliver us to that perfected state of utmost peace, tranquility and satiated pleasure.
To some that’s all love ever is. The impossible dream.
Sometimes the longing for this love is higher than the love itself, for we all know that in a human world our tendency to descend into the foibles and mechanics of the physical world can often bring us to despair when we discover that things are not quite as we have dreamed. Venus in Pisces works quite elusively to avoid and dissuade us from ever arriving at such a realisation by somehow magically upholding the glamour and the romance. She manages to prevent our mathematically-inclined minds from trying to calculate how to make this one last.
In fact it cannot last. It is too good to be true. If you want to analyse it that way.
The greatest charm in this kind of love (the greatest love of all) is that it may never let you get close enough to question its appeal. It will continue to dazzle and delight you just enough before elusively disappearing, just before your clever mind can kick in to scrutinise its function and the reason for its appeal. Just when you think you might have worked it out, how to hold her and maintain her grace, she either slips away or disappoints you. Most likely both.
Until you start to yearn for her again… perhaps next time in some other, more perfected form.
Venus’ conjunction to Neptune in Pisces has only made her seem even less physically attainable, even less personal in her availability. She will become exalted as the great universal love, the one who is everything to everyone. Yet somehow she becomes even more desirable. Like the great mythical mermaid that one never got to witness with their own eyes but who, in splendid tales, had promised every joy and treasure. And so men sailed searching far and wide to catch a glimpse. This period now awakens humanity’s own search for a divine love through mystical reverie and wistful desire for a connection of a higher dimensional quality.
But what if Venus in Pisces wasn’t at all about the unattainable physical love we seek to experience through a person or thing ?
What if her main purpose was only to leave us with something….
Venus Transits This Weekend
Firstly, Venus’ opposition to JUPITERis a real warning not to let our appetites or expectations for satisfaction become too immersed in self-indulgent or excessively desirous pursuits. That’s a real red flag.
So time out on the insatiable hunger games.
Secondly, the square to the retrograding SATURN is a backhand slap into sobriety over what we can realistically have or not have. Time to get real here. Love has its drawbacks, and this weekend they come with the task of assessing our inherent responsibilities to what we truly wish to keep. No frivolities allowed. Discipline and restraint are necessary now to get some authentic value out of our personal affections and come to real terms about our affectations.
If we do not stop to see the practical value, our pursuit for any love at all may summarily end in tears.
In fact, even if we have been a tad unrealistic, especially after Venus’ conjunction to NEPTUNE last week, then is really a time to wake-up, slow down and regroup our interests.
Nothing unrealistic stands to hold any value for us if we are not prepared to do the work to keep it.
Venus’ sextile to PLUTO (Saturday) pulls us into a much more intense desire to experience love. This will thrust us into understanding the higher, deeper, more transformative elements of what it takes to truly satisfy our soul. Changes must be made and we must embrace them.
Many doorways are opened too when she conjuncts CHIRON, the the SOUTH NODE (Tues-Wed). Opportunities abound when ‘fated’ blasts from the past produce the very flashbacks necessary to facilitate much needed healing and repair work. Matters of the heart, where the heart has been not only been battered or bruised but seriously fractured, come to closure now.
This becomes an evolutionary turning point for us to step up to a full spiritual connectedness with those to whom our heart goes out.
In the aftermath of the eclipses, those of us who are a little more tuned into the spiritual subtleties of relationshipcan now sense an increased appreciation of where have come from and where it is we are going.
Looking beyond the veneer, or face value – into the spirit of each entity that we attract into our lives, we are learning to read the messages that are strategically placed there by the cosmos, understanding how spiritual forces are enlisted to enhance the process of our evolution, both personally and collectively.
Observing carefully – without complacency, laziness, ignorance or a tendency to become seduced into patterns of dependency or attachment – we start to identify the cosmic messages inherent in every connection that we choose to make. In this alignment, we also realise that we ourselves might carry specific messages for others.
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