How about a little levity for your love life? This Tuesday, February 16 amorous Venus heads into quirky, mischievous Aquarius until March 5, bringing some fun and games back into Cupid’s complex equation. For the past three weeks, Venus has been hunkered down in goal-oriented Capricorn—sounding the call for serious relationships. And while this has certainly brought a strengthening influence to the built-to-last twosomes out there, matters of the heart may be feeling a bit heavy. Venus in Capricorn loves a power couple but some of us may have grown overly fixated on appearances, worrying more about keeping up with the Kardashian-Wests and less about pleasing each other behind closed doors. With Venus in Aquarius, the pleasure principle is restored and might even find us making out like rebellious teenagers on the city streets! (Get a room! Or don’t?)
Renegade Aquarius is all about free love so if there were ever a time to experiment with those exhibitionist fantasies, throupling or a fetishwear phase, Venus in Aquarius would be it. More of a proud vanilla type? You can still get your kicks by making variety the spice of your dating life. Who says a Star Trek convention or homebrewing workshop can’t make for an entertaining‚ if not romantic, date? Aquarius is the sign the rules technology and Venus’ four week stay in this sign bodes well for Internet dating. The “clickthrough rate” is increased for us all, so log in and let the right swiping begin.
This Friday, February 19 the Sun begins its enchanted voyage through Pisces, the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac. Calling all mermaids, mystics, musicians, and magicians! Oh, and the people who love them. Between now and March 20, the dreamy, healing Fish will govern the skies, amping up our imaginative powers and dropping a gauzy lens over our views of the world. Life is but a dream during this fantasy-fueled four-week phase. So much so that we must take extra care not to gloss over any glaring red flags or sweep unsavory issues under the rug.
Pisces is actually symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. One is pointing us upwards, to our visionary selves; the other sends us down into the murky waters of our own shadows. This solar-powered month can bring deep healing for many people, but we have to be willing to dive into the choppy seas of our psyches. Pisces loves the highs and the lows and we might feel like we’re surfing between extremes. Remember that beauty often emerges from the underground too: Just visualize Pisces Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Kurt Cobain pioneering the grunge movement in Seattle, or Alexander McQueen’s legendary skull-embellished collections. Don’t be afraid to dig around in your own shadows and turn those crappy situations into cathartic art.