With your natal Venus in Pisces, this harmonic water sign will blend with the planet of affection, giving to it a lot of sensitive and artistic characteristics and making it very feminine. Venus is generally governing pleasure and what attracts us, attachment to material things and subconscious urges to claim and make something our possession. It rules what we appreciate and brings us comfort, and of course feelings that can be described under the category “love”. Piscean energy will make the native a shy and reserved romantic, who can perceive love a lot stronger than other individuals. As Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces is considered to be the higher octave of Venus, the meaning of love with this placement can reach the highest level, which can be better described by the 1st letter of Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and has planet Neptune as its ruling celestial body. Before the discovery of Neptune, the ruler of the sign was considered to be Jupiter. Jupiter is still regarded as the co-ruler, and many astrologers also observe his placement and aspects when trying to dig deeper in Piscean matters. The sign of Pisces is also the natural ruler of the twelfth house, which rules our secrets and subconscious, while also all types of seclusion. The 12th house is one of the most mystical and obscure of the natal chart, and is also connected with difficult things such as self-undoing and hidden enemies. This will make a Pisces Venus rather shy and insecure, and may even bring some trouble through issues we will analyze later in this post. On the other hand, this natal placement can indeed create so strong love feelings that it can make the native sacrifice a lot in the name of Love.
In the sign of Pisces, Venus is in exaltation, and the most potent degree is the 27th one. In case you have your natal Venus somewhere in the last decan of the sign, you are lucky to have your Venus functioning at the top of its power. When a celestial body is in its exaltation sign, we can say that its manifestation is slightly less powerful than when it is in the sign it rules. Such a placement always tends to bring out the positive traits of the planet. Venus is feeling wonderfully when swimming in the waters of Pisces, a natural surrounding that allows it to bloom. Even if Pisces carries some restrictive elements due to its connection to the 12th house, it is still a rather good placement. We should not forget that the old ruler of the sign is Jupiter, gifting to it its expansive traits. Yet, the Piscean expansion is following an inwards direction, contrary to the Sagittarian that expands outwards. Thus, the feelings that Venus brings to the native tend to grow inside him for a longer time, until something triggers them to start flowing towards other individuals. This trait can make, as we already mentioned, the Venus in Pisces individual rather shy. Many times, such a native may be in love and hide it for long; this behavior can even include some mild form of masochism as the individual may enjoy not getting what he wants in love immediately. Piscean energy can be quite beneficial when assisted by other planetary positions, and the functions of Venus placed here mostly depends on aspects from other celestial bodies. Additional information about Venus’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Venus’ Essential Dignities.
We should note that Venus needs around a month to move to a next sign, and is the second quickest moving planet, as it is located very near the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than two signs away from the sign where the natal Sun resides in. Once per year and a half, Venus has a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards for apparently 40 days in the natal chart. Venus is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty. Also, she is strongly connected to procreation, and naturally represents the divine feminine as an archetype (together of course with the Moon as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis).
When a native has his natal Venus in Pisces, he will always idealize both love and the people that he feels some affection for. This is of course a blessing and a curse. The positive side is that no matter who his significant other is, the native will be able to experience the deepest emotions and will regard his partner as something ideal. The negative side of this trait is of course that he can wear pink glasses and can fall strongly in love with very problematic people without any discrimination. Venus in Pisces people are prone to delusions and self-lying about their partners, just to preserve the wonderful vision they have created about them. Thus, they are always willing to find excuses about possible bad behaviors of their lovers, and justify them in their mind. Forgiveness plays a strong role in their personal life philosophy, and it is something that usually remains unchangeable. Venus in Pisces people are highly compassionate and tolerant towards others, which actually does not impose any real filter about whom they will allow to enter their life. On the other hand, Pisces Venus people can indeed experience amazing relationships, when their partner is a person who cares to return them the same amount of love that they radiate towards him.
This placement may make the native rather passive considering his love affairs. They prefer to be hunted than to be the hunters, and usually are the passive person in the relationship unless other placements and aspects suggest the opposite. Venus feels restricted in Pisces and usually waits for the other person to make the first movement. Then they are ready to open up their ocean of emotions, which at that moment have probably already amassed and reached a critical level. They do not rush entering a new partnership, and can even hide their feelings for long. In addition, they tend to concentrate on romance, enjoying the period of platonic flirting and discovering the other person. Quickies and casual sex are not exactly what they seek, as this placement gives the need for a more human approach that includes tenderness in order to make their libido activated. A Venus in Pisces person must be careful about possible addictions. We should not forget that Pisces and Neptune rule alcohol, drugs, poisons and all types of substances that may make a native’s mind change its perception. Venus, as the planet of attraction, may create strong desires of experimentation and recreation through such substances. Yet, this can easily get out of his control, especially if natal Venus is adversely aspected by malefic such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto. Watch out for these aspects and possible afflictions of Neptune; if you notice harsh ones you should definitely stay as far as you can from substances. Venus has a very sweet way of making us love and desire things, yet overindulgence in anything may lead to catastrophes. In addition, Pisces is considered as the sign of self-destruction, so double care is needed in order to keep your mind and body healthy.
Venus in Pisces is strongly connected with the archetype of Jesus the Savior, who sacrificed himself for the sake of the others due to his unconditional love towards the whole humanity. In the years of early Christianity, the fish was widely used as a mystical symbol of Christians, and it also continues nowadays. People with this placement may notice that this archetype tends to be recreated in their own lives, prompting them to become saviors for others even if this sacrifice harms their own selves. It is not uncommon for this placement to make a native help people with problems, and even becoming receivers of toxic behaviors from them. This natal placement may make them fall in love with drug addicts or alcoholics, and generally people who appear to be victims and are in need of a savior. Watch out though, to not become a victim yourself in the end. Self-sacrifice might be quite a romantic movement, encompassing the highest meanings of love. Yet, it is not wise to enter such positions willingly without being sure you want to do it. You can be easily manipulated by dark Neptunian people, who are actually playing the role of the victim just to get control over others and (in the best case) use them to solve their problems.
Venus in Pisces can bring some depressive tendencies, which are not necessarily of the bad types. In fact, if no bad aspects to Venus are present, they can be experienced through some highly artistic and romantic prisms. Such natives may be strongly drawn towards reading love stories, or just fantasizing their own ones through daydreaming. Curiously enough, the stories that draw them mostly are those who have some type of a tragic end, or that contain the archetype of sacrifice for love. This natal placement will give a huge love for poetry, but also generally empower appreciation for all the fine arts. If other aspects support it, such a native may also become a creator of art.
Sexually, a Venus in Pisces person may love pain and submission. They feel they can merge better through symbolic pain with their partner, especially if tenderness is what follows after pain. In addition, this placement can bring a love for role play and metamorphose in bed. From artistic lingerie to masks and dressing up in special outfits, all these visual changes can spice up the native’s life a lot. And, naturally, alcohol and substances may be frequently used as an enhancer of their eroticism.
When a Pisces Venus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Pisces rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter. It will bring unexpected pleasant events concerning the house where it resides, and generally help things flow easily. On the contrary, bad aspects to Venus can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with overindulging in pleasures. Also, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Pisces Venus person may develop problematic emotional behaviors. These will naturally hurt back through losses in order to balance out the natal chart. Pessimism, depression and self-destruction can be some of the dark sides of this placement.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.