Between February 10th and March 6th, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, transits the sensitive sign of Pisces. During the previous four weeks, between January 18th and February 10th, Venus transited Aquarius, making many of us to move towards unconventionality, in our romantic and social relationship. But what happens now?
Venus in Pisces is in exaltation, getting strength and energy from this sign ruled by Neptune. Thus, its influence is positive and „love is all around“. With Venus in Pisces, we become very imaginative and sensitive, which is good for our relationships. With one condition: don’t exaggerate!
Bellow, you can see how being oversensitive can destroy a relationship. This is a fragment from the 2000 comedy Bedazzled, staring Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley and Frances O’Connor. Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul. One of Elliot’s wishes is to be emotionally sensitive so he will understand the needs and desires of women. The Devil makes him so sensitive that he spends most of his time crying over how beautiful the world is, and constantly asks Alison, his girlfriend of „three magical weeks“, whether he has hurt her or if she needs anything. Alison says she has had enough of it and wants to be with a man who is strong and shallow. She then leaves Elliot for a man who is strong, rude and completely different from the romantic and emotionally sensitive Elliot.
Of course, there are also many advantages of being sensitive. Sensitive people are also very empathetic people, so that they are always aware of other people’s moods and intentions. They know how to comfort someone who’s sad; they know how to support a friend before the big exam. Sensitive people are more „right-brained“, using the part of their brain which is more visual and intuitive. So, they learn quicker, they are more creative and unpredictable.
Venus in Pisces is also about universal and unconditional love. The basic idea is that all that exists is God’s divine creation, which is Love. Here is a poem about All-loving God, which is a perfect lecture for Venus’ transit through Pisces: „Please Call Me By My True Names“, written by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, Zen Master and peace activist born in Vietnam.
Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow
because even today I still arrive.
Look deeply: I arrive in every second
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.
I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
in order to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and
death of all that are alive.
I am the mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the river,
and I am the bird which, when spring comes, arrives in time
to eat the mayfly.
I am the frog swimming happily in the clear pond,
and I am also the grass-snake who, approaching in silence,
feeds itself on the frog.
I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks,
and I am the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to Uganda.
I am the twelve-year-old girl, refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea pirate,
and I am the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and loving.
I am a member of the politburo, with plenty of power in my hands,
and I am the man who has to pay his “debt of blood” to, my people,
dying slowly in a forced labor camp.
My joy is like spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom in all walks of life.
My pain is like a river of tears, so full it fills the four oceans.
Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.
Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up,
and so the door of my heart can be left open,
the door of compassion.