From Feb 2002*
Venus moved into Pisces late yesterday. When Venus is in Pisces, people are more sensitive, compassionate, empathetic, and highly idealistic in their relationships. They emphasize qualities like forbearance, devotion, generosity, tolerance, and "spiritual connection" in the methods they use to attract love - and express the romantic side of their natures in gestures that are poetic, sentimental, tender, unselfish, and responsive to an almost psychic extent.
People - and their feelings - are unusually fragile, affectionate, and perceptive ... with a desire to "merge into" or "dissolve into" the experience of loving and being loved.
When Venus is in Pisces, the conduct of relationships is marked by an almost mystical vision of love and its power to move, transform, and heal the human soul. People are looking for love as a spiritual experience, a thing of the inner heart and imagination - much more than a thing of the flesh and physical passions.
There is a longing for the "perfect love" and connection with the "soul mate." This is a time of seeking romance in its most imaginative and uncorrupted form. There is also a willingness to sacrifice oneself for the beloved as a gesture of ultimate devotion. Money, too, is used in romantic, quixotic, visionary - and often highly impractical ways.
Under stress, all this delicate idealism degenerates quickly into neurosis, helplessness, hypersensitivity, confusion, and emotional distress. There is an excessive tendency to be or feel victimized, and to be self-sacrificing to the point of being self-destructive.
Relationships are marred and undermined by irresponsible behavior, the refusal to face and deal with "reality," deceptiveness, dishonesty, and an often amazing degree of gullibility. In extreme cases, there is martyrdom, obsession, treachery, paranoia, and literal "craziness" associated with this energy combination.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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