|Ursula Andress – Sun, Venus, Mercury, Saturn in Pisces|
There’s an incredible amount of energy in the sign of the fishes this month, helped by the bicentennial transit of Neptune through the sign. Neptune is joint ruler of Pisces, along with Jupiter, but since he comes so seldom, when he does visit, he has huge impact.
Now Neptune has an affinity with Venus. Together they rule both art and love, when they join together, as they do once a year, a very beautiful energy suffuses the atmosphere for a day or so. But when they come together in Pisces, this atmosphere becomes almost eerily ethereal.
Venus is traditionally exalted in Pisces. In other words, she is at her best. Before the discovery of Neptune, I suspect in her exaltation she became more Neptunian.
This conjunction will take place many times in Pisces over the next decade influencing the art of this whole period. Here are some ideas to get you in the Pisces frame of of mind (especially if you have no planets or points swimming with the fish).
1. Go for a swim.
2. Go to an art gallery and look at the work created between about 1850 (Neptune in Pisces decade) to 1910 (work created by people born with Neptune in Pisces)
Irises by Vincent Van Gogh – Venus, Mercury, Neptune, MC in Pisces
3. Take up a slim volume of poetry and read it.
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
––extract from Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe – Venus, Moon, Jupiter, Pluto
The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and its tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom ––extract from I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Mercury-Venus in Pisces
4. Go to the movies. Obviously a romantic movie set by the sea would be better. But all film is ruled by Neptune, and with so many different planetary energies in Pisces, you could make a case for anything.
|Pauline at the Beach by Eric Rohmer – Venus-Uranus and Mercury in Pisces|
5. Listen to the blues. Pisces does not have a corner on melancholy music but consider Pisces Suns Johnny Cash and Kurt Cobain, not to mention the Lady…
|Billie Holiday – Venus, Jupiter,
Chiron, Mars , Mercury in Pisces
6. Finally, turn the lights down low, get in the bath, with a glass of fine wine (Neptune is Dionysian) and immerse yourself in Chopin. This is a recording by Dinu Lipatti, also a Pisces and some say Chopin’s greatest interpreter.