Venus Exalted in Pisces: Love Is Blind

cupid psycheLove is good and love is kind

Love is drunk and love is blind

Love good and love is mine

Love is drunk all the time

-Smashing Pumpkins, Shame

Venus enters Pisces today, which is the sign of its exaltation. In other words, this is Venus’s very favorite place to be. When Venus is in Pisces, the walls come down, the boundaries crumble, and love just flows and flows. The thing is, there’s really no control over where it flows. When Venus is in Pisces, love truly is blind.

This reminds me of the story of Eros and Psyche. Eros, the God of Love, scratches himself with his own arrow and falls head over heels for Psyche, a mortal woman. He erects for her a beautiful palace of ephemeral dreams, with glittering gemstone floors, soaring marble columns, and babbling fountains and fragrant gardens galore. Every day Psyche feasts on sweetmeats and honey, explores the grounds, and lies languidly listening to music sweeter than any mortal has ever known. And every night Eros comes to her and they make love. Everything is perfect. With one small exception:

She can never look at him.

Eventually Psyche’s imagination runs away with her, thanks in no small part to her jealous, vindictive sisters. They convince her that Eros is actually a horrible beast, and that she absolutely must shine a light upon his face and see for herself. And that is exactly what she does. One night, when Eros is sleeping, Psyche gets her lantern and illuminates his face, finally gazing upon the one who has shared her bed all this time. She is overwhelmed by his beauty and bends down to kiss him. When she does this, though, a bit of oil from her lamp falls upon him. He wakes with a cry and, realizing the betrayal, flees from her. The walls of her beautiful palace dissolve, and she is left alone and bereft. While the story does eventually end happily, both Eros and Psyche are forced to undergo untold pain and trials before they ever reunite.

This is a Venus in Pisces story if there ever was one. They enjoyed such incredible love and beauty, but it could only exist as long as they were willfully blind. The moment their love saw the cold light of day, the splendor faded and their joy crumbled. Compare this to couples who create a great love entirely online, and when they meet, the sparks simply never arrive. Or the lover who pines after the object of their affections only to be sorely disappointed when the flesh and blood human can’t live up to the shining image they’ve created in their mind. Or even the simple process all relationships go through as the initial thrill begins to fade and the couple is forced to reckon with the every mundanity of life. It’s hard to keep the romance alive through snoring, dirty socks, and unpaid bills.

But at the same time, Eros and Psyche do find their way. They face harsh reality head-on, and are rewarded with a love that lasts for eternity. It’s not the sweet, innocent, dreamy love they started with, that much is certain. But it is a love that can weather the trials of time. And that is all we can really ask for. And perhaps that love couldn’t have existed without the Piscean love that came before. Maybe they needed that impossibly perfect period of bonding before they could truly create something lasting. Maybe sometimes love needs a little blindness.

Do you have a Venus is Pisces story? Tell us!

19 thoughts on “Venus Exalted in Pisces: Love Is Blind”

      1. Kri I am super alone too,trying to float, think I just quit my second part time job part of a board
        Dude told me I didn’t have basic grammar skills? Should I be around people who need to insult me? No

  1. Just watchin piscean people delude themselves and be hurt..

    All while having a sun Neptune transit and throwing my money around 🙁

  2. Neptune blurs the lines of my love and those of my lover.
    In its moonlight we are forever, till eternity merged in a Venusian fog.
    I breathe what he breathes.
    He feels what I feel.
    We are Pisces fish swimming to the rythmes of our Souls.
    Music to be heard by none other.
    Only the Universe knows.
    I love thee and you love me unconditionally.

    – The Twin Fishes

  3. Whatever happened to self protection, boundaries, and circumspection? I just watch people fool themselves and give themselves no alone time. And yet I’m probably doing similar things. I’m having a Neptune transit right now..

  4. Midara, I just want to take a moment to say that your style of writing is remarkable. It’s beautiful, eloquent, and evocative. Thank you, for leading me through this fascinating lesson on Venus, Eros and Psyche.

  5. Strangely I have Venus is Leo in the 6th and a Piscean Asc. but totally identify with this tale. I put loved ones on a pedestal that’s hard to maintain for them and I do dream of a forever love that survives all. My sister has Venus in the 12th in Leo and she has been happily married for 35 years to a man she just idolizes still (it’s deserved!).

  6. Pisces, Venus in Pisces, whatever. Hangs around Virgo (me) like a limpet.

    Well frankly they are the only people who will gaze at a Virgo like you were a goddess, while you tell them to brush their teeth and pull their socks up, simple, ordinary things.

    “For you, I will climb mountains, what are teeth and socks?!”

    “Yeah, well quite important actually.”

    “I never knew that, you are so brilliant”.

    1. I gaze at Virgo like that.. I have a Virgo 8th house Ceres and Vertex.. virgo is great 🙂 a font of very specific information and deep emotion…
      Like ohh tell me more about the history of Samsung 😀

      My horrible terrible roommate Pisces with an Aquarius moon didn’t give a fuck about where socks go but made me wash his dishes

      1. I have seen this all before. As a Virgo, I will be outraged about the socks and dishes and the fact that you were abused, I will set myself against this and to redeem my precious Pisces from all harm.

        Later I will discover you were sleeping with him/her along.

  7. I’m thinking that the dark side of pisces is ‘What’s the point’.. with my 12th house mars I see the ripple effect of an action to the point where it makes no difference or doesn’t matter.. or that any bold move gets swallowed by history or leads to death…

    Pete holmes with his pisces stellium (mercury/Uranus/mars) describes being about to go on a date being like ‘what are we.. gonna drink and compliment each other and fuck?? Fuck you I’m gonna stay home and work on my scrapbook..’ idk he really helps me understand these things. Like with Lolo Jones he was like but ‘isn’t enough to know you’re a champion in your heart, why do we need the medal?’ and I almost puked. I can’t watch that interview. Pete is an achiever masquerading as a lazy the world is an ocean stoner mystic. But he is an ACHIEVER who hides his achieverness to the detriment of his lazier fanbase… plz show the work.

  8. The sensitivity of venus in Pisces is devastating sometimes, but who would give it up? Once you see it and name it, you can choose whether or not you want to jump off that cliff.

    Or, even if you cannot stop yourself, at least you know what is happening. Will others feel as you do? No. But to experience this level of love is such a gift.

  9. Venus is Progressed in Pisces now. Once in Sagittarius I did indeed seek the adventurous love & found him. Now together at 70 +, it helps so much to read the sort of love that swims when wrinkles and sagging faces meet heart on. Pisces Venus for a Natal Scorp and Natal Cancer … middle ground for watery signs aged.

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