Venus entered Pisces today. In Vedic Astrology or Jyotish, Pisces is the sign in which Venus is considered to be exalted, or at its highest point. It’s as if Venus is staying at a four star spa. Here, it can enjoy the luxurious comfort to which it accustomed. Venus exalted in Pisces 2017 is a special transit. Typically, Venus stays in a sign of the zodiac for three weeks. However, it will stay in Pisces this year until May 31.
Venus signifies beauty, love, romance, the arts, luxury, one’s partner, and vehicles. Venus enjoys the finer things in life and has a bright, opulent, and poshly furnished home. Depending on which house Pisces is situated in your astrological chart, Venus will vibrantly display its rich tapestry. For an individual with an Aquarius ascendant, Pisces (Meena rashi) becomes the second house of the zodiac, which also has signifies clothing and pieces of art. Thus, this person may buy fine silks, elegant jewelry, or foreign artwork. If a person is a Sagittarius ascendant, then Pisces becomes the fourth house of home and vehicles. This person may purchase a new luxury vehicle or opulently decorate their home.
As I stated in my 2017 blog, this is an opportune time to pursue romance. As the planet of love and the signifcator of the romantic partner, this could be the year where you meet that special person. It can bring in an exalted new relationship or an exalted state of romance to your current romance. For sidereal Virgo ascendants, Venus exalted in Pisces 2017 occurs in your 7th house of partnerships. If love is foremost on your mind, then take this opportunity to make it a priority this year. If you have Venus natally in Pisces or are in a Venus planetary cycle, you will feel the yearning for partnerships and for beautiful adornments quite strongly.
VENUS AND MARS
Venus will be with Mars in Pisces through the end of February. This makes for a very passionate combo, especially in the house of “bed pleasures”. But it’s a “look before you leap in the romance department” combo. It can lead to a short term fling, rather than a long-lasting romance.
To facilitate this long transit, Venus will go retrograde from March 4 to April 14, 2017 making it doubly strong. Pisces is ruled by wise Jupiter. Jupiter is supporting Venus by being in the opposite sign of Virgo.
LAKSHMI AND VISHNU
In Vedic astrology, Friday (Shurkravar in Hindi) is the day of Venus (Shukra in Hindi). Fridays are typically known as “date night” in the U.S. The deity for Friday is Lakshmi (luck-shmee), the goddess of beauty, grace, elegance, and abundance. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu. Thus, take this transit of Venus exalted in Pisces 2017 to propitiate Lakshmi. You can also use this transit to learn more about the qualities of Lakshmi and her significance.
Being the twelfth sign of the zodiac, Pisces represents expenditures in Vedic Astrology. So, one must be mindful not to overly indulge in “retail therapy”, especially for an Aries ascendant. While Venus is exalted in Pisces in 2017, however, it is beneficial to take advantage of indulging in some small luxury for yourself or your partner. Your senses will be glad you did!
Also published on Medium.