Venus Enters Pisces
The love goddess waves goodbye to friendly, philanthropic Aquarius and slips into soulful Pisces. While she’s getting used to this part of the sky, there’s the sense that someone pushed the relationship “pause” button, perhaps for no good reason. Relax into the sensation of frozen time and enjoy it for what it is. Things are about to change.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Mysteries are vaguely threatening. That’s what makes them exciting. What you don’t know about a person is slightly scary. Don’t ask too many questions, because maybe it’s more fun this way!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No one likes to be around selfish people. Unfortunately, most selfish people aren’t aware that they are being selfish, and this weekend it’s up to you to figure out the best way to deal with them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Why do you feel pangs of sadness when you witness acts of support around you? Maybe you recognize that there is some kind of support missing from your life. How can you get it? Seek sources of encouragement!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Flirting is like bass fishing. After you get a nibble, keep tension on the line, or you’ll lose the connection. When the other person leans in, you can lean in, too, as long as you’re stepping back at the same time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s so much you want to do, but avoid scheduling this day to the brim, or the odd problem will arise to produce an unpleasant domino effect. Make only soft commitments, and leave plenty of space between them at that.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You hate to rank people, but you can’t give your attention to everyone at once. When the truly needy people and those who feed your soul the best get top priority, the hours will feel well spent.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Looking sharp is important to you, and so you steer clear of any piece of clothing that doesn’t instantly convey your sensibility. The attention you give your looks will help you make several positive and lasting impressions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people concentrate on what they need, and so your concentration on what another person needs will be refreshing, especially to the one who gets the benefit of your careful and generous attention.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Knowing the dangers of seeming overly familiar or pretentious, you prefer to maintain a polite, respectful distance. Relationships come together nicely when you know when to drop that and get close.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The lollygagging you see may seem harmless to others, but you get the vague sense that it’s costing someone money somewhere down the line. That’s why you’re careful to save leisurely attitudes for your actual leisure time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have an opinion, but you don’t like being asked to take a survey to rate every customer service agent who is nice to you. Save yourself the time. You don’t need extra incentives to be nice and do your job, so why should they?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Maybe you’re not No. 1 yet, but you have pride in where you are, and you believe that growth is possible. You’re in a competitive mood. Think of all the ways in which you might win.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 5). Your energetic approach to relationships will benefit a special union this month. This is a case of well-matched levels of enthusiasm and great minds thinking alike. There’s a move in May that sets you up for an important turning point in August. Loved ones are up for the journey you’re about to take them on. Leo and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 11, 28, 45 and 41.
VENUS IN PISCES: Venus in Aquarius focused on platonic love and the responsibility of each individual to raise the consciousness and wholeness of humanity. In Pisces, Venus gets back to what it means to love one person deeply, madly and so thoroughly that the bonds will last beyond the limits of earthly experience and reach into the spiritual realms. In this part of the sky, Venus defines love as a fully immersive, all-inclusive experience.
Does that sound heavy to you? The strange part is that it doesn’t have to change that much about what you do. Your old routines are safe. You may do the same things with a partner that you did last month. Singles may date with the same frequency as they were and make the same number of time commitments. What’s different is the way things feel. Venus in Pisces gives a sacred touch to ordinary happenings. Time becomes elastic, and colors spring to life. Words become accidental poetry. Our hearts send silvery cords to the hearts of loved ones that can only be seen through the mind’s eye, which is wide open during this transit.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Pharrell Williams has a huge hit on his hands with the “new soul” song “Happy,” but this is nothing new for the musician/songwriter/producer/rapper/fashion designer and collector of Grammy awards. Williams was born when the sun and Venus were in high-energy Aries and the moon was in Taurus, the sign of the voice and also the sign most connected to the earth’s rhythms.
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