The Venus Files – Venus cycle 2014
June 9th 2014
Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn.
Venus in Taurus, can hold her ground, dig in and not be swayed by stronger or bigger forces, so with a trine to Pluto today Venus is not about to lose something or has to give in to stronger forces, but instead is strengthened and empowered by this magnetic combination. Pluto and Venus bring up issues of devotion and trust today.
As relationship Goddess Venus seeks to strengthen our relationships and push them to the next level, encouraging the next steps, helping us take the plunge, finally make the commitment, dare to do it. If your relationships have been somewhat dull of late, they need a plutonic fix, deepening and strengthening what is already there. We all crave intimacy and what is at the core of a deep, loving and trusting relationship. Discomfort arises as boundaries are pushed and trust is lost.
So the difference between a trine with Venus and Pluto and a more challenging one like a square or an opposition, is that we can work with a trine in more positive and beneficial ways. A Venus/Pluto combination raises issues like – betrayal, obsession, sexual domination, power games, control and doing whatever it takes for material gain. None of the above need to play out today for all that you need, the resources to make things stronger and deeper are already there, what you need is to access and make stronger the bond, the commitment, the love, or devotion.
This combination the trine between Pluto and Venus is where we can show the ones we love how much they mean to us, how our world would be shallow without them. It could also be a realisation that the ones we are with do not indeed bring us what we crave and need, or share our passion. As Venus does not only relate to relating, but also to our wants our desires and how we get what we want, this could be a great day, to create a wish list, the story board, in your head, or on paper, or on a vision board, with some of the things we still would like to have happen in our lives. Mercury is retrograde and in feeling Cancer adding to the good timing for doing something like this.
A work, love, life balance, the harmony of life is Venus’ domain and Pluto today draws out what we maybe hiding away from, that which we are not accessing for fear of ridicule or non-conformity or feeling like there is too much risk involved. Remembering Pluto in Capricorn is demolishing the old model of conformity and the old ways(with help from Uranus) and as we push through to the new paradigms shaping our world, a world built on renewed values, what is most important in living our lives on earth is accessed by Venus and Pluto today, making sure we strengthen the bonds with who and what is most important and dear to us.
At 2:00am UT May 29th,
Venus leaves Aries for comfortable Taurus.
In Taurus Venus is on home ground, in her element strong and confident. Taurus is stubborn, unyielding, earthy, and Venus here goes for what is wanted, needed and desired. Her motives are natural, instinctive, uncomplicated.
At this stage of her synodic cycle Venus is moving fast, still a morning star, eager and on a mission.
Enjoy this quick spell whilst the goddess has her own horns on!
Venus in Taurus May 29th – June 24th
Update May 22nd- 23rd
Venus conjunct Eris -As the goddess of peace and harmony meets the goddess of discord - Now we really want to do something radical!
Eris a most interesting new arrival in our planetary pantheon, discovered only in 2005 and due to her size and orbit, was the “Apple of Discord” that began the demotion of Pluto as soon after Eris’ discovery , Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status. To many astrologers Pluto’s demotion was a welcomed symbol, as the rise of more feminine archetypes in our planetary Pantheon came into being. Asteroid Ceres was promoted also to a dwarf planet along with Haumea and Make-Make dwarf planets even beyond the orbit of Eris. As we know Pluto remains as archetypically powerful as ever yet Ceres, goddess of grain, agriculture, production and resources was a welcomed symbol in a world ruled by money, power and the plutocrats. A few years later the GFC shook our world and it hasn’t stopped shaking since.
Eris, sister of Ares(Mars) and discovered in Aries, did indeed throw her apple of discord upon our world. Not only that, for all of us born between 1945 to 1984, we all have Eris between 6 and 15 degrees of Aries in our natal chart. Eris is a slow mover orbiting our Sun in 557 years, therefore her influence goes way beyond depicting astrological generations, but epochs of time of 100 years of so. Eris entered Aries in 1926 and leaves for Taurus in 2050, and is defining an era, of much discord, frenzy, war, the rise and rights for the equality of women, relationships in general and more. Interestingly, Eris has played a major role in being directly involved in the current Pluto and Uranus squares which have been occurring between 6 and 15 degrees of Cardinal signs since 2010 and which continue till 2015(and beyond). The Pluto and Uranus squares and the recent Cardinal Cross have been targeting these natives born with Eris between 6- 15 degrees of Aries. Eris has activated and awoken vast generations of individuals from 30 to 70 yr olds, by transiting Uranus and squaring Pluto, activating us to speak up, be heard, raise our voices and create change in the world around us. We all feel the discord, the disharmony and strong urges to symbolically throw our Golden Apple somewhere, to help make a change, make a difference, change a dynamic. The old, tired and worn out ways of tradition, a strong influence of Pluto also now in Capricorn.
From Greek myth we have the most famous tale of Eris, as she was the initiator of the Trojan War by causing the Judgement of Paris. The story goes like this -”The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles, but Eris had been snubbed because of her troublemaking inclinations. She therefore tossed into the party theApple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed ”For the most beautiful one”, or “To the Fairest One” – provoking the goddesses to begin quarrelling about the appropriate recipient. Paris, Prince of Troy, was appointed to select the fairest by Zeus. The goddesses stripped naked to try to win Paris’ decision, and also attempted to bribe him. Hera offered political power; Athena promised infinite wisdom; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. While Greek culture placed a greater emphasis on prowess and power, Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued”. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(mythology)
With Venus meeting Eris over the next few days and peaking when Venus meets Eris at 22-54 Aries on 23rd May, we will feel a strong pull, to do something provoking, life changing, make some strong decisions to speak, out, to do and motivate ourselves. What will we inscribe on our Apple and where shall we throw it? This is very much a cause and effect combination, for our actions today have far reaching consequences and maybe larger and more powerful than you think.
In March 2012 the female Russian feminist Punk band “Pussy Riot” staged a performance on an altar in a church in Moscow and made a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!”. In August 2012, they were charged with ”hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment. During these antics, Saturn in Libra was opposite Eris,
Eris was discovered with the Sun at 15 Capricorn, herself at 19 Aries and an Ascendant of 11 Aries. Pluto and Uranus will activate the Eris Sun over the next year, and as we strive for peace and harmony in our lives and the world around us, there seems to be quite a bit more chaos and discord before we can get there. Just remember your role in all of this and where you will toss the Golden Apple!?
Steve Jobs founder of Apple corporation has his Moon at 7 Aries conjunct Eris! Isaac Newton scientist and , alchemist born Jan 4 1643, well known for the popular story of sitting under an apple tree, when an apple fell on his head,and he suddenly thought of the Universal Law of Gravitation.(or something like that) . Newton has his Moon at 2 Cancer also conjunct Eris. Interesting correlations to Apples and Eris in these 2 examples.
Want to know more about Your Eris, aspects made etc, contact me for a consult, see below!
Update May 8
Just when we thought the cardinal cross was over, Venus now taps into the left over cross as she aspects all big players one after the other. Remembering Venus represents our hearts desire, love, creativity, personal taste and take on things. Here is the sequence:
May 10 – Venus opposite Mars – a confronting time where we need to open up and be receptive to what others are showing us. Mars is now close to changing direction to move direct and has more to offer than we may expect. Mars of late during this retrograde has been urging us all to change our way of operation, and the way we go for what we want. You may be surprised of the outcomes if you give, yet also open up to receive.
May 14 – Venus squares Pluto – Power packed and feisty, there is no bowing down to stronger forces yet, quite the opposite. Desires are strengthened and frustration needs release. Strengthen the mission as any forces that threaten it’s survival inner or outer show up today.
May 15 – Venus conjunct with Uranus – It could be like a shock to the heart, or a strike of invigorating energy, that makes you jump out of your seat with excitement, anxiety or distaste. The best part of this connection is that however you experience this, Uranus is other worldly and Venus is earthy, so together it’s like a hit of lightning rejuvenating all that may be stale and need some livening up. Think love life, creative projects and even time to yourself. At the same time Venus and Uranus create a sesquisquare 135degree aspect to asteroid Pallas adding a dose for a well needed push for liberation from emotional hang ups in order to keep on top of it all.
May 17 – Venus opposite Vesta - With Vesta we are encouraged to focus on what we are devoted to right now, like a vestal virgin dedicated to keeping the flame alive. Keeping the flame alive in our own hearts needs some attention.
May- 17- 24 – Venus square Black Moon Lilith -as the lunar apogee Lilith moves around quite radically, this aspect lasts for a few days in and out of intensity. The vengeful symbolism of the Black Moon, ensures that we don’t settle for any type of repression and take note of anywhere in our lives this may be happening, however surreptitiously.
May 18 – Venus squares Jupiter - Usually a blessed connection, yet today as a square this connection works another way, making mountains out of molehills, blocking opportunities, or a loss of faith that tests our priorities. Squares are always a test !! Overconfidence, overzealousness, over exaggeration, over the top, over(everything) can get us on the wrong side of things, yet with a generosity of spirit and the humbling of our motivations we can and will get a lot further.
May 19 – Venus opposite Ceres - On the same day as Mars stops in his tracks stations, standstill for 48 hrs before moving direct again after an 80 day retrograde period, Venus and Ceres also make a stand. Ceres the great earth mother and Venus love goddess, may not see eye to eye. Curbing our passions to “grow up” “mature” somewhat is the lesson of the day. Mother always knows best – right!
May 22 – Venus conjunct Eris – Now we really want to do something radical! Eris known for being the catalyst in starting the Trojan war, for her antics for not being invited to a wedding feast, sister of Ares wouldn’t stand for being left out and had to do something about it.
May 26 – Venus conjunct South Node - time to consider the past, reassess your current situation and respond to what may not have changed or moved as you expected. Be very conscious of what and where you need to move towards, to move forward.
May 29th – Venus moves into Taurus .
May 3rd 2014
Venus in Aries- The Mission is on!
Venus in Aries, a new beginning, a fresh new moment, a starting again that wasn’t so easy a few weeks ago has come ,with Venus activating the zero point of Aries and the beginning of the zodiac.
At 11:22am AEST, or 1:22am UT May 3rd 2014, Venus clicks over to Aries. No doubt we will feel the shift from the swooning of Venus in Pisces, a wonderland we may not wish to leave, the land of forgetting, dreaming and escaping reality, to a landscape of adventure and challenge and no more hiding out. With Venus in Pisces during the recent eclipses and cardinal square, it may seem like we’ve been living through a bit of set back, a tense and frustrating time. Instead of exploding, severing ties or completely giving up, we’ve been ever so much more tolerant, accepting, reviewing our situations from a more compassionate and loving perspective. Venus in Pisces during this intense period has been somewhat of a life saver.
With Mars also in well behaved Libra, and retrograde during this time and ruled by Venus, and Venus exalted in Pisces, it’s been Venus in charge. We’ve been more tuned to keeping the peace and harmony, than fighting and conquering. The lessons have been to change our modus operandi giving us time to review life and its’ challenges, more than activate them. We’ve been frustrated more than relieved, looked from afar instead of from the battlefront.
Now comes a time where we get to wear our heart on our sleeve, live it like it is, no hiding out, no more pretence and niceties, that’s over. Now like a hero coming out of a cave after months of training and observation, he/she is ready to conquer any life battle that lies ahead. Venus in Pisces made sure our hearts were in it first, now we go and fight for what our hearts desire.
And just when we thought the cardinal cross was over, Venus taps into what is left of the grand cross by activation all of the cardinal cross players and more, one at a time during her stay in Aries. The sequence goes like this:
May 10 – Venus opposite Mars
May 14 – Venus squares Pluto
May 15 – Venus conjunct Uranus .
May 17 – Venus opposite Vesta
May- 17- 24 – Venus square Black Moon Lilith
May 18 – Venus squares Jupiter
May 19 – Venus opposite Ceres
May 22 – Venus conjunct Eris
May 26 – Venus conjunct South Node
May 29th – Venus moves into Taurus
At his stage of her cycle Venus is still a bright morning star, rising well before the Sun, yet slowly creeping down from her maximum elongation, moving back closer to the sun and further away from us night after night. Her motion is now stable and after the retrograde that started off our year of 2014 in Capricorn, she is now slowly speeding up and gets faster moving every day. As well as being in Aries, and activating the grand cross, we will feel this momentum, to get moving again, to activate all the projects that may have lost their spark, to freshen up and give them new life.
Whatever mission we are on there is a delivery date! The date is the next Venus Sun conjunction that takes place on October 26th at 2 Scorpio. These next 6 months are about the realisation and coming to fruition of something in your life that you are working on, not as a job although, it could be, but more in the sense of a life goal and purpose. Venus and Sun coming together are symbolic of the heart of a matter, and what matters most in life. Giving Venus meaning in our lives is about filling our lives with love, creativity and what we desire.
As Venus heads towards this next conjunction, she is already in the descent to the underworld as the myth of Babylonian goddess Innana (Venus’ equivalent) reflects. This is a time where we gather up our courage, momentum builds, fears may arise, excitement unfolds, yet whatever may rise up ahead contains the very essence of our next stage of growth and personal evolution. Think back at the last time Venus was in this phase and moving toward the Sun, 19 months ago, she was heading to an outer conjunction at 8 Aries with Uranus in March 2013. How did that mission go? Think back also 8 years ago, when the conjunction coming up in early Scorpio occurred in October 2006, or when the retrograde conjunction happened in Scorpio on October 2010.
This current Venus cycle that started back with the last Venus Sun conjunction in January at 23 Capricorn (when Venus was retrograde) is now gaining momentum and as this current Venus mission continues, right now with Venus in Aries and Mars in Libra in mutual reception, we have a special moment to realigned the mission with that special Venus touch. Things cannot be accomplished the same old way.
Watch and follow Venus as she weaves her special magic in your life, no doubt a nucleus of evolution* connecting the past, present and future like no other planetary cycle.
Agent 12 Julija Simas –
The timing of the Venus cycle.
- 9.5 months -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.
- 48 months -4 years - Venus makes a conjunction with the Sun in the same Star Point position as she did 4 years prior, but in the opposite position , alternating form exterior to inferior conjunctions
- 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 phase position her place in relation to the Sun
- The magic of the Venus cycle unfolds with every loop, with one synodic cycle, she forms a rose petal, 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
Stay tuned for regular updates as this cycle continues!
* From C*I*A FB Friend - Anthony Mark Venus my friends is likened in absolute terms to the mother of orgies, @ this moment she travels through her palace kissing all her suitors, coz they would never exist but for her sensuality , which is the dominant force or the orientals refer to it as “WA”it is this energy that draws all to her in the same way that humans react to pheromones, she is always in demand and is the nucleus of evolution. May U b blessed .
Agent 12 Julija
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