Oil of Bliss
Venus Meets Neptune
I "love" the Venus-Neptune conjunction for its elevation of art and beauty to transcendental realms, and for its sublime expression of the poetic and human emotional longing. But in the earthly world of relationship it has a wide variety of effects.
Often with these aspects, there's adoration, even worship of others, but the saint-sinner syndrome can permeate the myth, and the angel falls. Far down at times. Not always, however. Sometimes the god*dess falls and gets back on the pedestal, the perfect muse miraculously surviving the blind turns of the entanglement. When the love object is given sainthood, struggles generally arise in physical reality, sometimes as a path to an inner sanctuary that another can help an individual discover. Probably if one recognizes the idealistic search as one's own, then the partner becomes ally rather than tormenter, and the deceptions and disappointments are merely inevitable intruding and instructive realities on the way to self-knowledge. A difficult task for anyone, marrying sensual form with shapeless ideals.
Neptune is the ocean creating shimmering, sometimes blinding light, and distorting objects beneath the surface. Once Venus dips into Neptune's dreamy liquid, the object of desire shapeshifts and escapes the grasp. The elusiveness enhances its attractive power, so in many ways, the seeker prefers this non-attainability. Some can dance with it, some find themselves increasing frustrated and disillusioned. Many times you'll hear the Venus-Neptune say, "I didn't realize he was like that. Why didn't I see it?"
"I didn't know she'd drink herself silly, drug herself into lands I could never enter, or watch movies into oblivion."
"I knew he was a musician but instead of serenading me in the garden, he's out partying all night, courting trouble, escaping responsibility.
Is she there?"
The Neptune disappearing act can happen right before your eyes.
Occasionally one will wake up from a Neptune-Venus transit and say, "I actually married this creature? Where was I?"
But they have charms impossible to resist. And shared pleasures can be out of this world, timeless, approaching the limits of imagination.
People frequently fear the veils of Neptune, but so often the wrong places to which you think you were misled, the delusions you suffered, or the failures you encountered were there to reroute you correctly in the end. Sometimes the "wrong" path is the only way. Neptune teaches us that there's no difference.
I love my Venus-Neptune friends because they love me unconditionally. For twenty-five years I had a partner with Venus in the 12th and a best friend with Venus in Pisces. It was a strange sort of bliss -- real, beautiful, and tainted. I knew they both would love me forever and they have. The best friend actually did serenade me -- all night on his guitar. But paradise has its price.
My father was a Pisces and my brother is a Sun-Moon-Neptune in Libra, the first guys in my life. Yes, I love my Venus-Neptunes. What can I say? I have Mars conjunct Neptune in Libra. I worship everyone on and off.