Venus is in a happy place when she visits Pisces. In fact, astrologers have a fancy name called "exaltation," which basically stands for a planet being in a sign it holds in especially high regard. That sign is able to help the planet express the very best of what it represents. When Venus enters Pisces on February 25, 2013, love is expressed unconditionally -- without boundaries. Love has an ability to transcend all physical limitations and can flow in the most beautiful, ethereal way. And now you can see for yourself how your love life will fare with Maria DeSimone's exclusive Big Picture Love Forecast for all of 2013.
Venus rules beauty and art, so while she's in imaginative Pisces, the most sublime creative potential is available. Pisces is quite sensitive to the suffering of others and while Venus is here, a special love for helping those in need will take over. Compassion is aroused. You may feel more romantic than usual and have faith in the potential of a love relationship -- even if there isn't any substance to it. As a result, you can feel deep love in the spiritual sense for someone, regardless of whether or not it turns physical.
Venus in Pisces is the fairy tale love experience. This is the placement where we yearn for a deep soul mate connection. Sometimes, when Venus is in Pisces, there can be so much idealism connected to the love nature that we overlook a vital flaw in the character of our beloved. After all, this is unconditional love. No judgment here.
Expect to feel more love drunk than usual while Venus is in Pisces. You want to fall in love, be in love, and merge with your lover. When it comes to the money side of Venus in Pisces, it's a great time to cultivate one of your imaginative or spiritual pursuits and consider how you could monetize it. Venus in Pisces however, is not all about the almighty dollar. This placement would rather do something charitable with her gifts. Still, because of her incredible sense of faith in the universe and her talents, when Venus is in Pisces, money tends to flow.
This year, there are several noteworthy aspects to consider that will make the next few weeks even more romantic and inspiring than usual. Read on...
Key dates when Venus gets a boost
What's most noteworthy about the cycle of Venus in Pisces from February 25 to March 21, 2013 is that for nearly the entire cycle, Mercury will also be in Pisces, but moving retrograde. Right away, this brings in an important theme of idealized, or even unrequited love from your past coming back somehow. This might not be in a physical way so don't get too excited. Pisces is the zodiac sign that corresponds to dreams and intuition, so it's possible that you will dream about a love interest from your past -- especially if you didn't have closure with this person. You may romanticize him or her more than usual and if you had an actual relationship, dig out old love letters or poems you used to write to one another.
In some cases, reuniting is possible and if you decide to bring back a ghost from your romantic past, you do have incredible cosmic support to help you succeed in taking the relationship to a higher plane this time around.
On Thursday, February 28 Venus will embrace Neptune, also in Pisces. This is, without a doubt, the ultimate soul mate aspect! You might feel as if you've met and fallen in love with the most special person in the universe. There is a downside to this aspect however. Sometimes when Venus and Neptune connect, we only see the best in our mate and it's possible that a major relationship flaw is overlooked. Occasionally, deception or betrayal is possible ... but in this case, you might focus more on an incidence of this that happened in the past rather than the here and now (due to Mercury's retrograde). If so, forgiveness is likely.
On Monday, March 4, Venus will rub elbows with Jupiter in a square aspect. Venus and Jupiter are the "benefic" planets in the zodiac (the most beneficial planets), and usually, even in a difficult aspect, they don't cause too much trouble. Instead, you'll need to be aware of overindulgence and exaggeration. This may happen in the realm of spoiling your lover. Perhaps you'll be the one spoiled with an expensive gift, decadent chocolate or over the top declarations of love during a candlelit dinner. Wow, poor you!
The most stunning aspects to Venus however, will occur a couple of days later on March 6. In a rare and beautiful combination, love planet Venus will make a positive link both to commitment-minded Saturn and intense Pluto. This is also the day when Mercury Retrograde in Pisces will make a conjunction to Venus.
Expect love to be deep, moving and have staying power! If you need to have a conversation with someone you love about a topic from the past that was never resolved, this is your day to do it. You'll also find that you and your sweetheart have a sweet, almost telepathic connection to one another. Again, if this is a romance from the past and you have reunited ... it will definitely feel like the stars have aligned in your favor!
Remember that this will also be a powerful day financially -- particularly if you are in a healing profession or have a charitable cause in the works that requires major funding. Revisit an old money making idea around this time because now, you'll have a boost of inspiration that might truly help it turn to gold.
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