Planets in Astrology: Venus in Virgo vs. Venus in Pisces

September 6, 2006 by  

Venus in Virgo, Venus in Pisces.  Profane and sacred love.

Venus will move into Virgo in about 12 hours’ time, and this does not bode well for it. Venus is quite weak in Virgo, as it is the sign of its fall. It makes sense when you think about it. Venus is exalted – very strong – in the romantic, no-boundaries, artistic, hedonistic sign of Pisces. Think of Venus in Pisces as Venus the glamorous Parisian courtesan. Venus in Virgo, however, is a bit tougher. Imagine what would happen if you tried to put our Venus-courtesan in a dowdy dress, a pair of eyeglasses, and told her to report to her accountant job on Monday at 8 a.m. If she even shows up, she’ll not do a great job. This is Venus in Virgo.

So what does this mean for you? If you have Venus in Virgo in your natal horoscope, it’s probably not your strongest card, but that is okay, because you have some other strong planet somewhere to help you make up for whatever Venus lacks. If you have Venus in Virgo natally, you can look forward to a transiting Venus return in the next month or so. That is, Venus will return to the same place it occupied at your birth, and a good way to examine just how Venus functions in your horoscope 24/7. If the return is a pleasant experience, you can figure that Venus works well for you despite it being in fall. If it is less than optimal, then Venus needs a little help. You might achieve that by strengthening other planets in the chart that are linked to Venus, and/or by doing Venus things, like wearing Venus herbal oils strengthened with other positive planetary influences in your chart.

If you have Venus in Pisces natally, congratulations! This is an excellent place for Venus. You, too, can benefit from directing the Venusian energies in your life. You will experience Venus opposing its natal place this month, and, like the Venus in Virgo folks, you can observe its effects on you and adjust accordingly. Because Pisces is so amorphous and free-flowing, a little structure might be beneficial. Not too much, but just a little. You would do well to introduce some focus to all that free love. Herbal oils with the influence of a powerful planet would direct your already-good Venus even better.
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3 Responses to “Planets in Astrology: Venus in Virgo vs. Venus in Pisces”

  1. Nicole on September 18th, 2006 9:47 pm

    Beautiful site! thank you for the info! Venus in Pisces @ 14 degrees in my 5th house1 along with Mercury and my Sun in pisces! I am a hopeless romantic!

  2. anonymous on January 6th, 2008 5:25 pm

    sun in Libra Venus in 07 degrees Virgo how is it in the fall if Venus is ruled by Libra and Taurus ? wouldn’t the fall be in scorpio or aries ?

  3. Nina Gryphon on February 1st, 2008 9:26 am

    Hi Anonymous,

    Not quite. The fall of Venus is Virgo, because Venus’s exaltation is Pisces, the sign opposite Virgo. Any planets falling into Virgo will thus be in the fall of Venus.

    Google Ptolemy’s table of dignities to see the whole schema.


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