With Neptune and Venus in Pisces This Week, Expect a Heavy Dose of Romance and Rest

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As the week begins on Monday, January 27, the moon waxes through the sign of Pisces. Simultaneously, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, conjoins Neptune in Pisces, too. Amid other, more challenging astrological energy swirling through the cosmos, Neptune and Venus in Pisces coming together with the moon serves to comfort us all, as if to say "everything is going to be okay."

Pisces, the sign of dreams, compassion, and spiritual development emphasizes emotional intelligence and promotes cathartic release. With the moon, Venus, and Neptune all working together in this intuitive sign, it's time to synthesize undigested feelings and lean into your sixth sense. Trust yourself and your intuition, and give yourself the space you need to process your feelings.

How to make the most of Pisces' sleep-enhancing potential

Pisces rules sleep, which means that even though you might feel a bit groggy Monday morning, there's a great chance you experienced a prophetic dream or two. If you remember your dreams and enjoy tracking them, get excited for your night of sleep on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, all of which offer an exceptional opportunity to tune into your subconscious this way.

To level up your sleep hygiene in order to make the most of the benefits offered by the trifecta in Pisces, first create a dark and quiet atmosphere to amplify your ability to take advantage of the dream-inducing astrological moment. A few other pre-slumber tips for optimizing sleep include taking magnesium, giving yourself a foot massage, taking a hot shower, and even having an orgasm right before bed. During non-sleeping hours, be sure to get enough movement in and expose yourself to natural sunlight. While winter weather can give way to feelings of lethargy and a desire to essentially hibernate, be aware that exposing yourself to sunlight during the hours it's available helps to regulate the circadian rhythm, and prepare you for more restful sleep.

The Venus Neptune conjunction turns on the romance this week

With Neptune and Venus in Pisces, you're able to unlock supremely romantic vibes. Venus bodes exceptionally well in Pisces, and as she combines her forces with Neptune, her passionate essence becomes even more powerful. If your love life is an area of focus for you right now, ask yourself this: If everything goes as well as it could in this area of my life, what would it look it? Regardless of whether you are already in a relationship or are looking for love, nourishing your vision for what you want expands your capacity to live it. What's your vision for how you want to love and be loved?

Aside from the harmonious connection happening in Pisces, several other rocky transits are occurring, too. On Sunday, January 26, Pluto, who brings us into our shadow, forms a harsh angle to square Eris, the dwarf planet of feminine discord. This mashup between Pluto and Eris accentuates the need to reconcile pain, frustration, and anger. While this can feel volcanic, the opportunity provided remains to accept your emotions—no matter how difficult they may feel—and to do something productive with them. Articulating what you think, disrupting patterns of going along to get along, and taking time to present yourself to your truth remains essential. If you do find yourself angry or in pain, engage in exercise and allow the medicinal benefits of movement to help you process and transmute what you feel.

To add more spice to the mix, while Venus, Neptune, and the moon all conjoin in Pisces, Mars, the planet of action, in Sagittarius squares them. This combination of Mars in a fire sign pushing up against this deeply spiritual union in a water sign has the potential exasperate confusion. So please take your time: Stay cautious while driving, and don't take unnecessary risks. The mantra "go slow to go fast" rings true right now. Take your time, pace yourself, and don't rush.

Come Sunday, February 2, we have both the waxing quarter moon and Candlemas, also known as Imbolc, which represents the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. It's a time to turn the metaphorical soil of your life for the season of growth just ahead. Astrologically speaking, at this same time, Venus will sextile Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This combination helps to round out what felt ungrounded earlier in the week and amplifies the potential of this sacred turning point in the year. Recommit to your new-moon intention to make the most of it.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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