Daily Planets

Something about a love story…


For a number of reasons that I won’t go into here, I’ve been thinking a lot about illusions and delusions of late- not just mine, but those that other people- people who consider themselves a whole lot more logical and in tune with reality than I am- harbour.

They are illusions of what will happen when, what life will be like, how much happier it will be, what you’ll do when…well, you can fill in the gaps.

We all do it, and you know what? There’s nothing wrong with it.

Where is it written that one should live in the real world? Since when is reality more fun than daydreaming? Who says that romance is dead? Why do people want to encourage you to throw away your fantasies? My first love and my greatest dream is romance writing- hey, I’m intending to be in the business of creating, articulating and encouraging fantasies.

Venus square Neptune presents questions like these. Sure you may be just a tad idealistic and unrealistic in your romantic dealings. Sure you may put the object of your affection up on a pedestal that no mortal can possibly stand on for long. But you know what? Everyone has the right to live like a Piscean for 24 hours or so, or more specifically like someone with Venus in Pisces, or someone with a 12th house Venus…or both.

This transit brings out the unattainable, the short term and the impossible- rose coloured glasses, little cafes where someone is playing La Vie en Rose and smooching along the Left Bank of the Seine (or whatever side it is that you are supposed to smooch along). A weekend in a luxury hotel or an island resort with someone you have fantasised about for too long that you know you can never have and should never have.

Very often the boundaries that break down now weren’t real to start with- so it is with relationships that are formed now. Enjoy them, but be aware that love affairs that commence now will be romanticized.

At the very least this aspect stimulates the imagination, sends off sparks of creativity, inspiration and artistic temperament.

Speaking of which, I have a chapter to write before I pop another load of washing on and get the ironing up to date.

The Sun is trine Neptune now-ish, and Venus will be square Neptune in around 13 hours. In short, this mood will be with us through tomorrow. Add in the romantic drama of a Leo Moon, and ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a love story.