Venus in Pisces is the place of her exaltation, but most modern astrologers find the falls and exaltations to be a little out-dated. However, there is often a resonance felt and deeply sensed esoteric connection. The senses are really heightened when Venus is in Pisces and particularly to beauty. We often see a love where no boundaries exist, and dreamlike and unrealistic relationships, giving the dreamer, idealist, and the true believer when in love.
Venus here gives us the most beautiful fantasy that art has ever imagined, and we lose ourselves in make-believe. It also reminds us of far-away, elusive and slippery images of love and beauty. The Piscean energy feels connected to places and people no matter how far apart. In Venus in Pisces mode, a love story crosses social boundaries and the couple will swim oceans to be with one another. This is a romantic love story of epic proportions, stirring emotions and seeing beyond. Venus in Pisces describes someone with the capacity for unconditional love, and Pisces loves the magic and mystery of the ocean.
Alan Watts has described falling in love as a “divine madness” that is akin to a mystical vision. Perhaps he was also thinking of Venus exalted in Pisces, with others describing love as blind and irrational. It is thought that there is a narrow band that separates madness and hysteria from the psychic and mystical. All planets in Pisces will always feel a sense of pining, separation and emptiness, wanting to sleep, dream and create and reconnect to the infinite source of spiritual light. All good mystics believe in the oneness of life and the universe, there is also a profound lesson to learn with Pisces and this is the ability to go with the ebb and flow of universal life.
Astrologically, Venus is said to be exalted in Pisces. Venus’ traits of compassion, sensitivity and devotion are magnified in the spiritual sign of Pisces…lives for love and acceptance..dependent in relationships..illusion rules her beauty style too…fashion style is romantic…silky, semi sheer fabrics, sequined tops and velvet skirts. Friends on a Rotten Day: The Astrology of Friendships
An illusion is the rose coloured glasses of the Piscean. Psychologist Susan Blackmore makes the point that the word ‘illusion’ does mean that it does not exist – rather, an illusion is not what it seems…a powerful deception generated for our own benefit. The problem with seeing the beauty in everything for Venus in Pisces and any powerful connections to its ruling planet Neptune…
“What’s the black eye you got there?” “Well they did lose it last night, but they’re a beautiful person.” Astrology 101: A Journey Through the Signs, Planets and Houses of the Horoscope
Though it must also be remembered that falling in love is determined by both conscious and unconscious choices. Venus in Pisces is the kind of love that poets write about with all of this talk of “soulmates” or “twin souls” finding and reconnecting with the other. However, it might be more about nurturing one’s own and another’s spiritual growth.