“My other family is Fleetwood Mac. I don’t need the money, but there’s an emotional need for me to go on the road again. There’s a love there; we’re a band of brothers.”
(Venus in the 3rd House, in Cancer)
Venus in the 3rd house of communication makes the creative arts important to these natives. They have a gift for words and expression, which Stevie Nicks lives up to in so many of her Fleetwood Mac lyrics. The beautiful imagery in her track ‘Rhiannon’, plays to the placing of Venus in the 3rd house:
“Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night / And wouldn’t you love to love her? / Takes to the sky like a bird in flight / And who will be her lover?
Nature is a creative catalyst to holders of this placement – time spent in nature is never wasted on these folk. The imagery of nature is interweaved into their art, as is typified in Stevie Nicks’ songs. There are many references to nature, interspersed throughout her song catalogue.
This can be true of all holders of this placement. Taking a simple trip to the woods or the sea uplifts these individuals to the higher realms, relieving stress and anxiety – at the very least.
Another 3rd house theme is siblings. With Venus here, the love of siblings can play a big part in the emotional scene of the native (blood-related or not) – as the quote at the beginning of this article attests. Stevie Nicks looked on her fellow Fleetwood Mac bandmates as ‘brothers’, and that is what perhaps kept them together as a band for so long, even with relationship breakdowns occurring in the midst of fame.
The love between siblings conquers all for these folk – it is a source of strength in their emotional lives. It also makes it extremely hard to cut ties when such a commitment goes awry. Loyalty is a big deal here, and when betrayed it takes a lot out of these emotional individuals. They strive so hard to be understood in the realms of love & family, that when betrayal strikes they can implode, not really understanding where their place in the world lies…or how they could have ended up in this situation in the first place.
However, when they go deep and strive to understand themselves better, seeking internal knowledge of their own – they can then go on to heal and surprise even themselves with their ability to bounce back from betrayal. They then go on to communicate their findings through their art…and heart.
Stevie Nicks’ lyrics are peppered with references to people standing on their own, with strength – after betrayal. A testament, to her own battles with such concepts. To end this article, a quote of Stevie Nicks about surviving after love in Fleetwood Mac.
She felt the pain, but the loyalty remained.
“For 70 nights, right across America, I’ve been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we’ve been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn’t know. We’re friends now but we can’t forget what happened between us.”
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