Venus in Pisces is opposing Mars in Virgo right now. This gives us romantic (Venus) fantasy (Pisces) challenged by real (Virgo) actions (Mars). Nothing bursts the Pisces bubble like a shot of Virgo realism (or pessimism). Plus, Mars is retrograde which means you may be going over someone's story with a fine tooth comb to ascertain if they're too good to be true.
Things can go either way with an opposition. Some may drift into la-la land with Venus in Pisces and then be horribly disillusioned when their dream is shattered. Others may use Mars retrograde in Virgo to pick apart a perfectly nice romance.
The best way to handle this influence is to find the middle ground (this works for natal and synastric oppositions as well). What do Virgo and Pisces both want? Perfection. Virgo wants it in the real world and Pisces searches for it in a spiritual utopia. The middle ground could look something like this:
- transcending (Pisces) your partner's little flaws and working (Mars in Virgo) on loving them for who they are right now. If you're single, apply this to yourself.
- staying grounded (Mars in Virgo) by seeing your crush/lover/ex/unavailable fixation as who they really are: human. Not divine (Venus in Pisces).
This aspect is exact on February 1st and will be most potent for those with planets between 20-22 degrees Virgo or Pisces.