“Follow your bliss.”
Venus is what we like, what we appreciate, what we want. It’s sweet and pretty and pleasant (as an ideal… your mileage may vary). Neptune is sometimes referenced as a higher octave of Venus, divine love, forgiveness, music, connection to a higher consciousness and dreaming. When you combine the two you get the ability to take enjoyment to another level. You can blot out the harsh and let go of the things that keep you from appreciating the joys of the moment. Or you can get drunk.
This is really any combination of Venus and Neptune. When they’re conjunct in a sign they share the same sign qualities and generally work together well. When they trine there’s an ease in slipping into transcendent states. The square also holds the higher promise of pleasure but it can take some work to access in a positive way. Sometimes with the square there’s a propensity to bliss out instead of dealing with reality, or to prefer an illusion to what is actual. The opposition also can get you into trouble if there’s projection going on, casting the other as either deluded or perfect.
Whether or not you have this combination in your chart, it can also occur by transit. When transiting Venus or Neptune aspects the other in your chart, this same type of condition arises. This also happens by house, Venus transiting the 12th or Neptune transiting the 7th or 2nd. This can result in bliss but it can also be confused or confusing. A Venus Neptune transit is a great time to put aside your differences with someone and forgive. It confers the ability to transcend.
It’s not a great time to try to achieve clarity, however. If you’re looking for a lasting effect you can use other, more solid aspects or transits to help you lay some real groundwork. I guess it’s kind of like going to the dentist, or really like how I go to the dentist. I’m not even opening my mouth without the laughing gas. Venus Neptune is a little druggy, really. You can just lie there and enjoy the elevator music, but really the whole point is to sweeten you up so they can do scary things to your teeth.
So I suppose you can enjoy Venus Neptune for the blissful effect or you can make use of it by using the bliss time to tackle something that would be much harder without the laughing gas.
Do you have Venus aspecting Neptune in your chart or by transit?
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