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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Touch of Venus

A Touch of Venus

Vitruvian Woman - Eileen M. Rose, pencil and marker 

  June 5th Venus will be transiting the Sun. This is an event only happening 4x every 243 years. The last time was June 2004.                                 
Ava Gardner as Venus
Venus de Mile
In mythology, Venus is the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty, and closely related to the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite. Many think of the Goddess Venus as the armless statue, Venus de Milo. (I remember my father warning my sister, "That's what's gonna  happen if you keep biting your nails") Other first memories of the Goddess Venus are from one of my favorite old black and white movies I used to watch as a girl, "One One Touch of Venus, played by the beautiful Ava Gardner.  It taught me of Venus's gifts of love and beauty. 

As the transit of Venus is in the news and on our minds, what a great opportunity  for us to examine and redefine the meaning of love and beauty, and because it is in Gemini as it transits, this creates something new in the way of communication. Every 8 years Venus returns to the same place in the zodiac where it was before. It is now returning to its position of 2004.   In 2004 there was a leap in communication (with internet, cell phones) And now a huge door of communication may be opening as to how we communicate and relate to each other. Attune to how we share our ideas and expression and communication in a whole new way.

The celestial path of Venus
The path of Venus creates a 5 petal rose by doing this 8 year cycle dance in the movement of hearts and creating this 5 pointed star mandala. You must see this wonderful video of the Tango of Earth and Venus around the Sun.  
Because of this path, Venus closely relates to the Golden Mean – (Phi,) and the Pentagram, the shape that relates perfectly to the Golden Mean and the Fibonacci series of numbers.

The Fibonacci ratio creates the golden mean spiral, as in our galaxies. And in so many flowers, shells, and, pine cones and other forms in nature, as so beautifully illustrated in the Sunflower painting by P.C. Turzcen . Everything is all related. 
Sunflower by P.C. Truzcen

So if you have the chance to see Venus or even without looking to the skies, become aware of how to live in harmony with nature. In this link,  John Wadsworth give a great explanation of this event of the Venus Transit on June 5th/6th 2012.
You can see the path that Venus will travel in those brief few hours when it passes over the sun, live from NASA. There is a video of how it will look.

In  Hindu mythology, Venus, known as Shukra, is the son if the great seer Bhrigu. Bhrigur taught his son all of the spiritual sciences and scriptures.  They too believed that Venus is an embodiment of love and a benefit planet and governs the refined attribute, romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, beauty, wealth, art, music, dance.  

Here are two of my Venus yantra paintings as taught to me by Pieter Weltevrede and Mavis Gewant in the tradition passed down to them by Harish Johari.  The mantra to recite for Lord Venus is Om Shukraaya Namaha    

Venus Yantra Vedic Square paintings by Eileen Rose
 The paragraphs below are is from the Midland School of Astrology:
 The Meaning of Venus
 If you do not know any astrology, that's no problem, you can read this, for I will be describing things in layman's terms.

Venus is an Earth or Earthy planet. This much must be understood at the beginning. So what she delivers (or takes away) is manifestly and concretely felt. You can hold it, celebrate it and use it. Venus seeks gratification, pleasure and fulfilment. She will give affirmation and success in war or love because her aim is to manifest it make it happen - whatever that is. Venus understands the beauty of form, possession and manifestation.
 She is useful in practical and everyday living for protection, power and support. She supports aspiration, success and achievement in LIFE. To the Egyptians, her symbol, the ankh, was known as the Giver of Life.

The Meaning of the Sun
 This is the energy storehouse of our existence. The Sun's immense nuclear and spiritual power fuels our lives from within and without. Many ancient and not-so-ancient cultures believed that the Sun was the source of all Spirit. It is the heart and ruler of our Solar System and it controls all life with the heat that warms and the energy (calories) that emanate from it both invisibly and visibly. So the Sun gives light and invisible power.

What do They Mean Together?
 On the surface of it, together they mean something very successful and powerful, but on this occasion they might just SAVE THE PLANET! Sort of a cosmic Superman and Superwoman actually. For if you haven't noticed, Earth is in trouble and we need a miracle. We are heavily over-populated and we are indulging in massive over-consumerism. Debt has fuelled over-inflation and the over-consumption of our planets raw materials. In short, we have been asleep in the wheelhouse of the Titanic for the last two decades and now we need a miracle! So hopefully, this Venus Transit can deliver one......  To read more from Midland School open this link 

As Venus blesses the Earth with her presence, let us not just witness this, but use this time to connect to the energies of love and to do what we can do to keep peace, balance, and love in our lives with our relationships. with our surroundings, and even with our enemies.  Can you forgive and love unconditionally? 

Synchronistically, at our Mandala Class at Omega Institute, on the day of the transit of Venus, we will be doing processes on Unconditional Love,  Gifting and Forgiveness. A perfect way to honor the qualities of Venus.

For more info on the transit of Venus you can check out these video links:

Boticelli's :The Birth of Venus

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