After getting on so well during November and December 2012, Venus and Mars have not been on the best of terms since Venus entered Capricorn in January. When these two are traveling in semi-sextile signs, they have little common ground. Recently Mars has been in Aquarius with Venus in the proceeding sign of Capricorn. Reserved Capricorn is often uncomfortable with Aquarius’s love of pushing the limits of what is socially acceptable and Aquarius finds Capricorn’s preoccupation with following the rules very stuffy. As both planets will be changing signs on Friday, Mars moving into Pisces whilst Venus shifts into Aquarius, the same semi-sextile relationship continues and is equally awkward.
Mars does not exactly love being in Pisces. If we consider Mars is happiest in its home sign of Aries, the reason becomes clear . . . Mars loves a clear direction with decisive action. Pisces almost always will choose the most indirect, roundabout way possible, usually to avoid confrontation, something Aries thrives on. However please do not make the mistake many do of believing Pisces is weak or a pushover. This is the sign of hidden resources and unexpected depths with an immensely powerful undertow.
Speaking of hidden resources, Mars will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces from now until Wednesday of next week. Talk about the potential for getting lost walking around the block! Mars conjunct Neptune is very distractible, especially if one is not quite sober for one reason or another. A good use of this conjunction is doing a spiritual retreat of some kind . . . not going to a Super Bowl party, drinking too much and attempting to drive home afterwards. Designated drivers are the key to making it home in one piece as they represent the best of Neptune.
Now Venus in Aquarius is “other” and usually proud of it. She appreciates a beautiful mind as much as a beautiful body. Unconventional and free-spirited, Venus in Aquarius is not given to jealousy or possessiveness . . . one reason why Scorpio-Aquarius relationships often run aground.
Neptune in Pisces will be exactly semi-sextile Venus on Monday and I see this as creating opportunities for romantic misunderstandings, especially with Mars conjunct Neptune at the same time. What Venus in Aquarius may see as a brief fling, Mars in Pisces could turn into soul mates, bonded forever. Please put all expectations on hold until later in the week when both Mars and Venus come out of Neptune’s fogbank.
If you are seeking True Love with all the bells and whistles, it would be a good idea to wait until Venus enters Pisces on 25 February, joining Mars. Of course, Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces within a day or two and it will be rose-colored glasses for everyone! For now, emotionally sensitive Mars in Pisces will continue to make overtures to emotionally detached Venus in Aquarius she will likely misinterpret . . . very hard on budding romance.