We have just experienced the last of two of the rarest astrological events of a lifetime. On June 5th and 6th, the planet Venus moved between the Earth and Sun. Its trek led it on a path directly across the face of the sun and was visible to us (with proper equipment). The first time it crossed was in 2004. This is something we won’t see again in our lifetimes. The next transit won’t happen until the next century, sometime around 2117.
Here in India, a place where following astrological significance is common place, this has caused quite a stir. Images of the little black orb backlit by the sun and commentaries on how this event will impact us are all over the newspapers and television. In the astrological world, this was an event not to take lightly. The transit of Venus between 2004 and today has, interestingly, created a 5-pointed star, or pentagram, which is the symbol for creative transformation. This event was even predicted by the ancient Mayans as a milestone to the great shift that’s to occur in December of this year. The energetic effects of this transit aren’t limited to just today. They’ll be affecting us for the next 6 months.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the brightest star in our sky. It’s considered a sister planet and is almost the same size as the Earth, although a little less dense in its composition.
On Venus, a day lasts more than a year and you’ll see no moon in its sky. It doesn’t have one! Sunrise occurs in the west and sets in the east because Venus has an unusual rotation. It’s also the brightest star in our sky. When its journey carries it across the sky it can be visible in the mornings or the evenings. This is why it’s called the Morning Star and also the Evening Star. It spends around four weeks on average in each astrological sign, taking a little under one year to complete its journey through all twelve signs. Venus turns retrograde only once every eighteen months, for around 42 days, being stationary for some 11 days.
What are Venus energies associated with?
The energies of Venus are said to be “Earthy” meaning they are tangible. We can see, hear, feel, touch the affects it has on our lives and use them as Venus is a manifesting energy. It seeks to fulfill and equilibrate. It also rules the desires.
Venus is a feminine, harmonizing, creative force. Its energies influence relationships, both personal and societal. It heightens the recognition and expression of beauty and passion and has been often times considered a “muse”.
Venus energies are supportive to life. The ancient Egyptians honored Venus energies with the symbol of the Ankh, The Giver of Life.
Romantically, the location of Venus on a natal chart for a man gives an indication of the type of woman he will seek in a partner. The location on a woman’s natal chart indicates how she is likely to portray herself or how she will be perceived to and by potential romantic partners.
Why does Venus affect us?
Before presenting the significance, however, let’s first take a look at why this affects us at all. Sure the pictures are stunning. It’s the first time in human history such a thing has been captured for posterity. But can it literally affect our lives? Yes, it can.
In the most simple of explanations, consider “strings” of energy flowing from the Sun outward and through the objects in our solar system; in this case, the planets. Because each planet is unique in its composition and structure it produces its own equally unique vibration. As energy passes around and through each planet, it causes the “strings” to change vibration as they shift and cross.
This means what we perceive as dead space between the planets is really alive and singing with ever-changing vibrations. It’s energetic “weather”. We can’t see it, but we can observe its effects over time. This is how astrologers are able to understand these invisible energetic dynamics.
How does this unusual transit affect us?
This transit is ushering in a big change. The feminine force, which has been sequestered for centuries, is now rising and is bringing equilibrium on all levels to what is now a male-force dominated world. This means we’re moving into the Heart which is the home of unity consciousness. As a result, a spiritual evolution is at hand. Old beliefs and belief systems are being re-evaluated. The currents are already moving.
“Many consider the momentous Venus in Gemini transit in June, 2012 as a key marker of a new 2600 year cycle of humanity. This Earth/Venus/Sun alignment has been suggested to symbolize there-activation of the Solar Feminine.”
“What does that mean? In short, it suggests the energizing of the feminine creator in her one-ness or all-ness. The solarised feminine creator is all encompassing.”
“Just as woman gives birth to both genders, the rise of the solar feminine creator suggests a rebirth of the consciousness of our whole selves. Together in unison, yin and yang are transitioning into a major realignment chapter. Gemini correlates to blended diversity. True androgyny is the highest state of spiritual evolution.”
“We are leaving behind the polarization that has been built over this last cycle, the age of the patriarchy. In this last chapter of collective evolution, we have come to create existing reality and our understanding of god consciousness as one over the other, rather than one with the other. We have separated ourselves from Gaia, from one another, from ourselves. We have created a reality of superiority and inferiority rather than one of co-creative, equality existence.”
“…The finish of the previous cycle and the seeding of a new one are overlapping. As we observe what is manifesting throughout our contemporary reality, it is obvious that the creative juice of the old paradigm has not quite reached its saturation point. It is still building. Eventually the momentum will reach a tipping point, collapse in on itself and necessitate the transformation we are ready for….”
“…Venus correlates to our core being-ness, to our inner feminine or responsive consciousness, our yin energy charge, to needs and desires. The yin momentum is that of draw-in or attraction.”
“Venus correlates to the principle of relatedness, relationship, and relativity. Like attracts like; how we feel inwardly, how we resonate and energize from within, this then becomes the basis of our magnetic force-field. We create and materialize from this energy source. Venus is fertile and fertilizing. She creates and she perpetuates….”
“On June 5/6 2012, there will be a significant energy surge transmitted between our creator consciousness and instinctual desires. The creative potency is so dynamic, it is compelling enough to turn the conceptual into the reality, to bring that which we are resonating with into being. Simply whatever it is that we have evaluated as most desirable and necessary for our continuance and survival is brought to the fore.”
“We now face a critical impact moment along our evolutionary time-line. Destiny can show up in terms of life events and opportunities, or it can draw key people into our life. It is forceful enough to create a momentous shift in our awareness and therefore, our reality base…”
Based on historical observation during three past such events, the energies of the venus transit have proven to usher in increased inquisitiveness and a great amassing of knowledge. In turn, leaps in scientific and technological advancements have occurred.
The Midlands School of Astrology states:
From 1631 to 1639
“A new world view was emerging, beginning with Galileo’s insistence that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe, the Sun was. Another influence was Rene Descartes who brought order to thought and something of a revolution in the intellectual life of Western man. The Catholic Church remained powerful, but was challenged.”
“A new generation of communicating European scientists were making nonsense of theories that had been rock solid for generations with microscopes and other inventions. They sought answers to motion and dynamics; things that had been unquestioned because they were holy and under God’s control. Authority and power was shifting.”
From 1761 to 1769
“After a spectacular year of military successes in 1759, Britain signed peace treaties with France and Spain in 1763. Britain was now the dominant power in North America. However, the American Revolution started brewing at this time and the Anglican Church was ousted in 1761. Exploration for the achievement of scientific knowledge began with Captain Cook’s mission to Tahiti. He makes an unprecedented contribution to the knowledge of the Pacific. An industrial revolution occurred in Britain and the first of the mills, factories and canals were opened.”
From 1874 to 1882
“There were huge leaps in technology, electricity for public use and the telephone, light bulb and recording equipment were all invented. The Theosophical Society and the Christian Science movement were both founded in 1875”.
It’s difficult not to be excited about the leaps and bounds that are ahead of us. These are exciting times! Given the manifesting qualities of the energies at play, there is no better time than now to be mindful with our thoughts and wishes, both on a personal level and for life on our planet Earth. Change is uncomfortable. Birth is painful. But a new age is dawning and we are blessed to be alive to usher it in.
Actual high definition NASA footage of the Venus June 2012 transit: