Venus, planet of love and the arts, is in Purva Bhadrapada from April 18th, the nakshatra which reaches across the signs of Aquarius and Pisces.
Purva Bhadrapada’s Shakti, or unique gift, to ‘raise the spiritual fire’ shows purging and cleansing, and with Venus here you are breaking away from the past and releasing old baggage. You may confront a difficult or emotional situation with your partner, or else want to relate on a different level, but you have to reconcile what has gone before on a material, romantic and spiritual level.
Purva is also represented by a two-faced person, so be careful of being told one thing when you sense something else is going on behind the scenes. You are politically aware during this transit, but may have to let things pass in your dealings, without being fooled.
As planet of the arts, Venus may also inspire your creativity, as you look into more complex themes, associated with the darker side of life. You may also be stripping down your accessories and inclining towards a more minimalist style, in spite of Venus’s luxury-loving nature.
Purva’s deity is Ajaikapada, an aspect of Rudra the Storm God, which here is a fire-storm in the sense of making a sacrifice, but be careful of putting your partner’s needs completely above yours. This is an active and warrior-caste (kshatriya) asterism, which needs a definite action to bring out its finest quality, and passion and inner fire all come into the equation.
Venus is also alongside dynamic Mars up to April 28th, giving you a bolder and more direct style in relationship – you may think about a romantic conquest. Be prepared for somebody to make advances to you too, and for them to expect an immediate reaction.