The heavens are a blueprint of our journey. Encoded within are answers about out past, present, and future. It is the alleged home of our creators who must believe will return one day. There is something about the very end of 2004, which is 2005, that ushers in new changes for the planet. Physically, things may begin to appear different, time, reality, colors, shapes, sound, light, all frequencies, all changing. We, too, are frequencies of light, soul sparks, if you will, having a physical experience, and altering our vibratory rate. The planet too, will create thunderous Earth changes that will accelerate through the years.
On June 8, 2004 Venus will transit the face of the Sun for the first time in 122 years, appearing as a black spot, or eclipse in a manner of speaking, opening an eight year Venus window concluding when Venus repeats this transit in June 6, 2012 taking us to the year of the Mayan Calendar prophecies.
The Venus Passages of June 8, 2004 and June 6, 2012 are equal in importance to recent events such as the Harmonic Convergence of August 1987, the Grand Cross alignments of August 1999, the Grand Stellium of May 2000 and Harmonic Concordance of November 2003, and represent one of our best opportunities to clear, lighten and arrange ourselves and our waiting planet for the coming time of transformation. The two Venus Passages this Spring and in 2012 are in fact much rarer and more auspicious than some of the other astral events cited here.
Grand crosses occur all the time, and really require only two pairs of planets in opposition to each other, at an angle of 90¡. Star of David alignments like last November's come a couple of times in a decade, a dozen times or more in a person's life. But sets of Venus Passages, which always come in pairs about eight years apart, can take two lifetimes to recur. Since the first Venus Passage was observed in 1639, they have come at intervals of 130 years (1631/39 to 1761/69), 113 years (1761/69 -- 1874/82) and now 130 years again (1874/82 -- 2004/12). That's as much as we know by direct observation in the modern scientific era, though it is, as usual, fascinating to speculate on the periods when earlier Venus Passages might and should have come, for example, the momentous years of exploration and reformation from 1518 to 1526.
A Venus Passage, also called a Venus Occultation, and simply means that on one of those rare occasions when the orbital plane of Venus intersects the ecliptic, the apparent orbit of the Sun through the zodiac, Venus crosses the face of the Sun as seen from Earth's point of view, and for a Passage of some seven hours is said to "occultate" the Sun. Venus doesn't actually hide the Sun, of course, as the Moon does during a total solar eclipse, but totality is not the point.
One of the two main ideas is that for scientists everywhere, a Venus Passage is a priceless opportunity to learn more about both the Sun and Venus; Calleman notes that the Venus Passage of 1761 was observed by 151 astronomers in 77 different locations, all focused on gaining, among other things, a more accurate estimate of the distance between the Earth and the Sun. For Edmund Halley, the famous Astronomer Royal for whom the most celebrated of all comets is named, "The sight of Venus on the Sun is by far the noblest that astronomy can afford", even though Halley (1656, 1742) never got to see it himself.
The other idea, when Venus is mythically, energetically and spiritually considered, is that during a Venus Passage the Goddess is so gloriously in the ascendant that her beauty, her loving nature and her power of attraction outshine, symbolically at least, the blinding male force of the Sun himself. One way to picture this is to see Venus at front center stage, with the Sun at upstage center, and the other planets arranged like a chorus line on the flanks.
In a Venus Passage heart and desire outweigh intellect, structure and organization, and the emphasis is on the sharing of love and the creation of beauty in ways that are radiant and brilliant. A Venus Passage is a time when we are not blinded by the light, but caressed and awakened by it.
Each pair of Venus Passages is an eight-year span of new technological breakthroughs, mathematical models and scientific discoveries, new philosophical clarity and emphasis on the values of reason, and new popular movements aimed at taking power away from hierarchies and spreading it over wider constituencies and communities. In the arts, as one expects from years ruled by the most luminous and beautiful of all planets, painter and composers find new ways of rendering light, whether in the paintings of Rembrandt and Hals, the musical textures of Rameau, Haydn and Mozart, or the creative explosion of photography, magic lanterns and early prototypes of motion pictures. This time around, new discoveries in the science and art of light are likely to be more dazzling than they have ever been. The Harmonic Concordance of November 2003 was a field of sound. The Venus Passages of 2004 and 2012 will be fields of light.
The Venus Transit has always preceded great breakthroughs in human consciousness and played a very significant role in the Mayan Calendar. Whether one views this moment of opportunity through the myths of the Maya, for whom Venus is associated with the plumed serpent Quetzalcoatl, Lord of Light; or in the context of Western astrology and symbolism, the play of light is the common element.
When she first lived in the Mediterranean, Aphrodite, later Venus, never had a modern mirror of silvered glass. All she had was polished metal. But the idea of the mirror was far more important than the thing itself, for a mirror brings awareness of oneself from another's point of view; new challenges in deciding what is truth, fantasy, desire, denial and deceit; and above all the premise that relationships work by all kinds of attraction.
At a time when the people of our planet seem to have grown increasingly addicted to hatred, aversion and attack, so the stick of belief and passion seems stuck in repulsion, and in the pain and dread of those who see themselves endlessly aligned against others, this year's Venus passage can clear both the eye and the heart, and remind us that relationships with others are far happier and more healing. June 8 is the time to see, and help others see, that for those who live in fear, everyone is a threat, but to those who live in love, everyone is a blessing.
Venus is Isis, the feminine archetype, higher frequencies of love, light and consciousness. Love Goddesses .... One soul playing the roles of Venus, Aphrodite, Freya, Isis, Ishtar, and the female creational force in every culture. SHE goes by many names to teach about love and light, and the return to oneness, in different civilizations that evolved/manifested in parallel realities.
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See the door pivoting as you join with Isis.
In which direction do you move the door?
Did you have to touch the door to open it?
Close your eyes...What do you experience?
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