As Venus moves into Sagittarius today (and squares Neptune in Pisces), I had some thoughts on the nature of these two signs. Sagittarius represents philosophy, faith and organized religion. Pisces represents spirituality and surrender. Venus triggers the tension between spirit/the soul/the universe (Pisces) and our attempts to understand it (Sagittarius). There's sadness here, and disappointment, as we realize that the myth of purity (Pisces) is always just out of reach (Sagittarius).
But the tension of the square keeps us moving and searching for wisdom (Sagittarius). Venus in Sag doesn't give up. She keeps hoping, against all odds. If she can't reach the promised land, at least she can be gentle (Pisces) with herself and others on the journey.