The Queen of the heavens. The Guardian of the night- Venus!
Since December 2014, Venus the evening star has climbed higher and higher in our evening skies. Currently, May 2015 she is also travelling Out of Bounds, meaning her declination is beyond the 23° bounds of the ecliptic, where the Sun travels, therefore she is deemed as quite unruly and a goddess doing her own thing. Planets do this when in the signs of greatest northern and southern declination Cancer and Capricorn, quite opposite in meaning to the signs that harbour the most responsibility and care. Perhaps this shows to us all, how important it is to clarify clearly what we most care about, what is the most important thing on our agenda? Not surprisingly big decisions are made at these times. Everything else becomes insignificant as we get on with our lives, leaving all the distractions behind, they only get in the way to complicate it all anyway.
Venus returns from OOBounds as she leaves Cancer for Leo, where the realisation on what’s most important in life is blessed by making the most out of life, love and living.
A few other significant markers are made as part of her 19 month cycle.
Venus reaches maximum elongation – June 6th
– here she knows what she stands for and what she wants
Her brightest apparition as evening star – also conjunct Jupiter at 21°Leo, a great evening spectacle – July 2nd
– Here shining her brightest, giving it her most before diving down again into the Sun, about to let go of the last cycle, with an extra boost from Jupiter. Believe in your heart in what comes next and it will surely work out better. This is definitely the ultimate “Wish upon a Planet or Two”.
Entering shadow phase – 22nd June at 14° Leo
– The next retrograde shadow begins near Jupiter, this is a transit to believe in, set your best intentions for what this retrograde will mean to you, look for 14 Leo – 0 Virgo in you chart, what planets are there, what aspects will be made? What steps need to be made for the next “fix up my life” stage. What all is perfect ??- I doubt it!
Her retrograde begins at zero Virgo – July 25th
Venus retrogrades for approx 40 days and 40 nights, a time of retreat, doing something significant as one cycle ends and another begins. A letting go of what is no longer necessary, frees us to enjoy further the next phase.
Venus disappears into the sun’s beams – mid August
As Venus will no longer be visible, we await her return as the morning star in about 2 weeks, this period heralds a time, like a dark moon phase, but longer, where we make plans, sit with our own desires and work on how we can manifest them as Venus comes to light again as part of her next cycle.
Venus Makes her next rx star point at 23 Leo – 16th August
All points made with the Sun are significant, as the Sun embraces Venus into his heart. The coming together is the merging of our purpose and our desires. A potent seed of potentiality is reborn and it’s best to clarify what that is.What is the next creative and fertile cycle of Venus about? In 9 months Venus joins the Sun again in it’s outer conjunction, at 14 Gemini, what needs to be delivered , or be manifest by then?
Keep your eye on Venus over the next few months, her steps are more significant than you may think.
The Return of the Goddess
Guardian of the night, Queen of the Heavens
by December 4th 2014
After her sojourn, invisible to us and on her mission behind the Sun, Venus returns to grace our evening skies again. We may feel as though we’ve just come out of the underworld or a battle of survival somehow, but what we have managed to accomplish has been about finding a strength and confidence about ourselves mostly in relationships, with partners, husbands, lovers , bosses and even friends. During this part of our journey, we are stripped ourselves bare to show only our most authentic side of (see the Journey that began 60 days ago below,see next page)
We may still feel somewhat weakened, but ready to go, ready to come out, the battle is over!!! Phew and we can now move on. With the rest of the astrological make up right now, a strengthening Uranus Pluto Square , Uranus and Saturn also squaring each other by 135° it is our call to come out and start shining again and take no more bullshit!.
Venus as an evening star is a much more chill, reflective and easier to get on with type of goddess and archetype as she is much better equipped than before, empowered by the recent underworld experience, she knows much better, feels much deeper and knows much more of what and who she is dedicated to, freer as she has let go of so much. You may not sense this straight away, yet night after night till June 2015 Venus gets brighter in our evening skies as she reinstates herself as the Guardian of the night, the Queen of the heavens again.
Take the Venus journey, it is the most insightful and meaningful, astrological cycle I have found for personal growth and development.
Venus the two sided Goddess: Venus is a 2 sided goddess in more ways than one, she is known either as ;
a morning or an evening star,
visible or invisible,
bright or dim,
fast or slow,
waning or waxing,
ascending or descending,
ruler of Taurus or Libra
and combinations of the above.
VENUS CONJUNCTIONS WITH THE SUN : Astrologers prefer not to call these conjunctions with the Sun inferior or superior, as astronomers do, although they do describe the physical place of Venus at this time. We are much more concerned with the quality of these conjunctions and it is important to remember that one is not deemed more important than the other. One represents a beginning, another a culmination. Although two main differences separate Venus in these outer or inner conjunctions, the interior when Venus is closest to the Earth retrograde, where she is deemed a more earthy and lustful goddess and when in the exterior conjunction position, she is deemed the heavenly or divine goddess visiting the heavenly plane. The two sides of the goddess in ancient Greek times were related to Aphrodite Pandemos or Aphrodite Urania, Aphrodite the equivalent of Venus(Roman) in Greek! Urania, stemming from the connection to the sky God Uranus imbued with a divine spirit and spiritual love, and Aphrodite Pandemos, is a Venus of the people, where she is more lusty in love, earthy and quite appropriately down to earth.