The Venus Files – Venus cycle 2014
The next Star Point of Venus
1 ’48 Scorpio
25th October. 7:30 am UT for exact conjunction
A new Moon, with Venus and asteroid Pallas keeping it all together, stay calm and focused.
Mercury stationing direct opposite Uranus – the next 9.5 mths are sure to be a wild ride, yet point to a big change in direction, fortune, or circumstance.
Jupiter sextile the North Node- keep the faith in the future it holds lots of potential ,depending an what you are doing now!
Mars is about to enter Capricorn, you’d better mean it, for what you have been fighting for, standing up against is about to be grounded!
The conjunction of Venus and Sun trine Neptune – When we think about it, the Venusian principles of peace, love and harmony are surely one’s to bestow upon the world and into our lives. Sadly it doesn’t seem like much of the world is noticing, yet if more of us tuned into the heavenly cycles imagine what could be! t. Just keep at it as the chart above explains, the collective vision for Venusian values IS strengthening, for we believe it to be true! May we continue to make live these principles and continue to bring these ideals down here to help guide our world. (Well we are the C*I*A aren’t we?)
On the 25th October, Venus after a long time invisible to our eyes, at this next conjunction with the Sun is reaffirming one of her 5 points. The 5 places in the zodiac where Venus and the Sun meet every 9.5 months. These points only ever happen at 5 particular places at any given time. At the moment her star points occur in the signs of Capricorn, Scorpio, Leo, Gemini and Aries, and with the star point being made today, we have what is called the exterior/ superior conjunction which occurs with Venus on the far side of the Sun. 9.5 months ago, Venus made her conjunction with the Sun as a retrograde planet, closest in her cycle to Earth, known as the interior/inferior conjunction. Her next point after today’s Scorpio point will be made at 21 Leo in August 2015.
In the ancient babylonian world and the myths related to the Queen of the Heavens, this particular time frame was known as the descent of Innana, when Venus travels far away to where we can’t see her over the 7 months after her maximum elongation(which occurred back in April), through 7 gates, to be stripped bare before entering the underworld. Venus disappeared from our sight as the morning star on the 17th September 2014, and perhaps we can all relate our lives to quite a challenge of late. The ancient myth goes that Innana, is sent to the underworld to attend a funeral, (her own it seems) one where after shedding her garments, girdles, jools is left exposed naked and hung on a hook to die for 3 days, only to be resurrected by magical beings after 60 days. Here she gains strength and can finally leave this place and eventually returns as the evening star to grace our skies again. This reappearance will happen on December 4th.
For most of us this part of the Venus cycle may indeed seem the most challenging, and especially as the Venus point occurs in Scorpio, underworld indeed! It is now a time to deliver the goods, show what we are made of. No hiding behind skirts, or screens, yet exposed for what we truly are. It is here when we really sense what is not right and will have to do something more about it. During this part of her cycle Venus is moving double speed, and it seems like an oxymoron to consider her in the underworld, as perhaps she is instead the land of the Gods, in the heavenly realm, being judged by the Gods , our higher consciousness. Yet whichever way we look at it, she is indeed on a mission.
The last 9.5 month part of this cycle, since the last retrograde in Capricorn, culminates over the next 3 days. What trails have you been through, what was the mission, where are you at right now? Have you delivered what you have been working on, have you accomplished what you set out to do? Or are you just completely, truly and deeply responding to what you know and sense is completely right for you. Venus reminds us of how we live according to our values, wants and desires, and how we naturally move toward what we like best, what we most love to do, who we most want to be with. Yet we are in Scorpio now, and here the Sun and Venus come together to get to the heart of any matter. There is a renewed contract being made with the Gods, about your nest 9.5 months of life, to be made manifest during the next retrograde as Venus visits the Earthy realm again. Imagine being completely exposed for all to see, how comfortable would you feel about who you truly are, and the way you are living your life. Is it being lived for others or quite comfortably with others. Here in Scorpio we find out.
This conjunction is not one to take lightly, but one to really work with transforming yourself, to a more empowered and genuine being, with any fears or doubts you may have scream boldly in your face. Fear not, it will all lead to further strength and getting more out of the life you want to live, yet it may feel like the hardest thing you have ever done. Look back 4 years ago, when this point was made as a retrograde conjunction at 5 Scorpio ? Or 8 years ago, when this point repeated at around 7 degrees Scorpio, to remind you of when this point was triggered in your chart and life before.
For anyone wishing to know more about the Venus Points and the Venus Star i have a webinar available at this link.
More on the Venus Cycle.
Venus and her cycle is by far the most interesting and rhythmic of all planetary cycles, besides that of the lunation cycle which is much quicker and transient, the Venus cycle is made up of 8 year, 4 year, 9.5month and 19 month cycles, which we can use to plan, incubate, create, remember and work with.
The timing of the Venus cycle.
- 9.5 months (plus a few days)- A conjunction with the Sun occurs every 9.5 months alternating from inferior to exterior conjunction
- 19 months – 1.6 years = 584 days= One synodic cycle of Venus
From one inferior conjunction to the next. Synodic meaning meeting place, in this case the meeting place of Sun/Earth/Venus.
Venus will return to the same phase of her cycle e.g max elongation evening star position, every 19 months.
This won’t be the same place in the zodiac due to the fast and slow movements of Venus. When approaching the Earth Venus slows, when moving away she speeds up, overtaking the Sun in speed after the exterior conjunction as she becomes an evening star.
- 48 months -4 years - Venus makes a conjunction with the Sun in the same Star Point position as she did 4 years prior, but 4 years before it was in the opposite position e.g next time Venus makes a conjunction with the Sun in Capricorn will be in Jan 2018, but it will be an exterior conjunction and the last time a conjunction was made at the Capricorn star point was january 2010.
- 96 months – 8 years- The Venus Return- It takes 8 years for Venus to return to the same place in the zodiac as well as the same place in relation to the Sun, as in this retrograde in Capricorn at 21 degrees, 8 years ago occurred at 23 Capricorn. All returns are within 1-2 degrees. Every 8 years we experience our own Venus return, where Venus returns to the same place and positions as she was when we were born. It takes 5 synodic cycles to create a Venus Star around the zodiac, 8 years.
- The magic of the Venus cycle unfolds with every loop, with one synodic cycle, she forms a rose petal, also a heart shape and then another and another every 1.6 years. A magnificent rose begins to form around the zodiac and our astrology chart!. I have made an animation of this sequence posted on our Facebook page which shows exactly how this pattern is made. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=277322985686358
The Sun our guiding light our number one star, symbolic of life force itself, purpose, growth and unity consciousness absorbs Venus into his heart at these conjunctions. Two hearts come together as Venus too has a heart, embodying all that represents love, attraction, peace and harmony. A truly alchemical and passionate embrace the integration of the divine feminine and masculine, a sacred marriage, fusing creative principles and symbolically our our own passion and purpose.
The Sun and Venus come together every 9.5 months, from one conjunction, inferior, to the next superior, and so on. A constantly forming cycle making a pentagon around the zodiac reminding us of the eternal cycle of creation . This current pentagon is created in the signs of Gemini 15, Aries 8, Capricorn 23, Scorpio 3 and Leo 23 in that order. Every second time they meet they create the wonderful Pentacle around the zodiac, with 5 retrograde loops made every 1.6 years taking 8 years to complete one complete cycle around the zodiac The next retrograde will be this occultation in June 2012 Gemini, 1.6 years , 19 months later the next retrograde loop will be in Capricorn in Jan 2014, then Leo August 2015, Aries March 2017, Scorpio Nov 2018 and back to Gemini 8 years from now in June 2020. (as shown in diagram below)
Besides the Heart, Rose and Pentacle, the Venus cycle is closely linked to the ratios of Sacred Geometry, the Golden Mean as well as the Fibonacci sequence. As Venus makes her 5 points in 8 years the ratio 5/8 is 1.6, 1.6 years being also her synodic cycle, this ratio is known also as the phi ratio, the divine proportion in sacred geometry. Sacred geometry is a science that explains physical energy patterns of growth and harmony, found everywhere in the natural world. We see these examples in the nautilus shell, a spiral galaxy and an unfolding rose and these principles and ratios have been used since ancient times in art, design and architecture to create harmony, balance, aesthetics and beauty . The Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical formula of growth, 1,1,2,3,5,8,13 etc, also embodies this phi ratio where each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two and divide as the 1.6 ratio. We are reminded with these exquisite connections of Venus and her cycle around the Sun as a pure and divine creative force.
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