Venus ingresses into Pisces
Today Venus ingresses into Pisces, the sign of its exaltation, where it will remain until March 21. In Pisces, Venus is rendered extraordinary, exceptional, elevated to places of esteem. Venus is an honored guest in the sign of Pisces—ruled by Jupiter—and whatever area of your chart is occupied by Pisces or ruled by Venus may receive special prestige or celebration during Venus’ transit through Pisces. As Venus moves through Pisces, we are reminded that love is an abundant resource that we can cultivate within ourselves, our intimate connections, our communities, our chosen families, and our collective movements for social change. Venus in Pisces teaches us that creating and centering beauty and pleasure in our lives can be strategies for pursuing justice and liberation. Our visions of beauty and our experiences of satisfaction are pathways toward goodness. This is a time for indulging in deep and meaningful care, for cultivating expansive emotional expressiveness and responsiveness, for investing in artistry and creativity that nourishes and enriches our sensory experiences. Throughout the whole time that Venus transits Pisces, it will be moving closer and closer to the Sun, in a condition the Hellenistic astrologers described as “under the beams of the Sun”—meaning that Venus will be obscured from sight in the sky. When a planet is under the beams, it is hidden from view, and its effects may be taking place behind the scenes. This can be a powerful invitation over the next few weeks to devote ourselves to practices of love and beauty, pleasure and connection, not for the sake of posting about it on social media or proving to others who much we are loved or how beautiful our lives are. Rather, this is a time for dedicating ourselves to being fully present to the felt experiences of connection, care, affection, and aesthetic rapture—for ourselves and for those we love, the only witnesses who matter.
[Image reads VENUS INGRESSES INTO PISCES 25 February 2021 in rose lettering on a dark green background]
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.