In the years of Venus returns, some are diamonds and others are stones. Coasting on the high of meeting some personal goals, on Friday, day of Venus, I went to the mall- a Venusian venue- a “happy place” and halfway meeting place for my sister and I to visit and catch-up…. when I felt incredibly sad. I didn’t want to be there. What was going on? I was broke. One quick look at the ephemeris confirmed that the poor shopping astrology day featured Venus square Saturn, and my Venus return. Damn, I almost forgot I had a Venus return. Read more
In love, we really don’t know what we’re getting into, do we? We fall under the spell of love, we fall for someone trustworthy, kind and true, and trust that no matter what comes our way, the tender feelings we have for one another, like a womb, will insulate and protect us from what inevitably comes next. Given the right person, barring a criminal history or other red flags, it would be silly to think it’s not worth the risk. Love is the ultimate reality, and many know God is Love, too.
So we take a vow, make a commitment to our Love, to love, honor, respect in sickness and in health…and a host of other potentials. What comes next…is harder. It can happen five months down the road, or five years. The inevitability of love is that eventually something will challenge it in the deepest way. When something devastating, incredibly difficult or unexpected happens, we are forced to trace backwards how it “got this bad”. Maybe we can start to see how poor communication, piled up resentments, mutual unwillingness to have an honest conversation contributed to this. At the time, maybe we never thought that letting that same argument go (over and over) could possibly start to erode the attraction and affection we have for each other – let alone the very center of our union. A failure to adequately resolve what is happening in the present creates the atmosphere of living under a volcano; oppressed emotions and unspoken words are time bombs. Read more
Venus is in the sign of Cancer from August 7- September 6, 2012, bringing a softer, devoted energy to partnership. Some of us will be pulled to commit, and nest; others of us will be challenged to address any emotional defenses keeping us from giving and receiving love.
“I don’t want to live- I want to love first, and live incidentally.” -Zelda Fitzgerald, Venus in Cancer
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” - Helen Keller, Venus in Cancer
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” - Meryl Streep, Venus in Cancer
If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Cancer, the Crab…
Guileless, moony, imaginative, Venus in Cancer has a charming vulnerability. If you have this Venus sign you transmit a subtle magnetism of care, concern and tenderness. Your heightened sensitivity is appreciated by many, however, not everyone will understand your sensitivity — and when a minor scrape feels like a Mac truck ran over your heart, you may think your sensitivity is a curse. If Venus in Cancer wears a protective tough-as-nails shell it is to manage the excruciating levels of vulnerability. You have learned: people can be unkind, and hearts do get broken. You’re learning: to judge who is safe for you to open your heart and let in, and who isn’t. There are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and there are no guarantees. But the only way to receive love is to open to it. Read more
2004-05. It was a Saturn-Venus transit, Saturn conjunct my natal Cancer Venus and Vesta conjunction, when I began practicing my most potent and life-changing law of attraction work. I knew I wanted to attract the love of my life, and that I was R-E-A-D-Y. But I also knew that wishful thinking, separated from personal accountability and working on the core issues that were keeping me in spin out cycles of attracting, and falling for, the wrong guy, added up to exactly that: wishful thinking. After one final spin-out, I decided I needed to show the Gods that I wasn’t a wimp, and that I was up to the task of learning about my blind spots and blocks and so knowing Saturn rewards hard work and perseverance, I took action, putting intention into concrete acts like: rituals, spell casting, prayerful walks, reciting mantras, writing letters to cupid, making peace with my loneliness, working out my father issues. That period was marked by the practical application of Saturn’s tools, steady self-discipline, diligence, alone-time, accountability, taking responsibility for my entire experience. Read more
All week I’d been walking around imagining a plumage of feathers atop my head. I couldn’t help it– this is what today’s Venus-Sun transit inspired in me.
I sat down to plan a Venus-Sun transit meditation. I intended to make my own Venus Magic. I wanted to mark this once-in-a-lifetime occasion by giving my desires -for creativity, love, inspiration, flow – the energy and vitality of the Sun.
Then I thought – Why not find a way to share this meditation with others?
After all, my chart ruler, Venus, is on my Midheaven, the point of community and connection with people whom I may not personally know, conjunct Vesta, the asteroid of sacred rituals.
Thus, the Plumed Serpent Meditation was created.
According to my ephemeris, Venus transits the Sun at 6:10 PM Pacific/9:10 PM Eastern on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. You can do the meditation then, or anytime you want to:
- remember your worth and value
- break free from past relationships and relationship patterns
- say goodbye to old self-worth and body image issues
- create abundance in your life
- give spark to your creative muse.
Download and save it. If you like it, do it often.
The MP3 runs about 15 minutes, and after a brief introduction, the meditation begins at 6:48. Enjoy!
On June 5th, retrograde Venus in Gemini passes between the Earth and the Sun, forming an inferior conjunction. This wouldn’t be so rare (a Sun-Venus conjunction happens once every 584 days) were it not for the fact that Venus’ nodes, currently in the signs of Gemini-Sagittarius, are also aligned with the Sun’s path. When this happens, visually -with appropriate viewing aids- we can see the ‘transit of Venus’ as she passes in front of the Sun. The last time this happened was 2004; the next time will be 2117. This is a once-in-a lifetime transit! Collectively and personally we are seeding new connections: ways of connecting to our self and each other, our self-worth & value, art and creativity, and our relationship to the feminine. Read more