The Venus Transition: Evening Star, Dark Star, Morning Star
On June 3, 2020 Venus is in inferior conjunction with the sun as seen from earth. This means that Venus is moving in its orbital path between the earth and the sun. This is a powerful, powerful alignment. It is “boosted” by the fact that two days later, on June 5, 2020 – we have a lunar eclipse. So, this week, Sun, Venus, Earth and then the moon joins in to make an exciting “line up” in the solar system.
Venus is now invisible to us on earth. It is so close to the sun’s position in our sky, that it gets lost or “swallowed up” in the bright glare of the sun. In ancient cultures, this was a very important cycle to pay attention to. It heralded many changes and was so important that many cultures build huge markers and temples to honor and co-participate in this dance of Venus. Some ancient cultures believed the “god or goddess” associated with lights in the sky would visit the underworld during such periods of invisibility. Many myths and traditions are rich with tales of these descents and ascents into and back out of the underworld. Transformational things would happen for the culture and the beings in these myths around these times.
Venus has been such a constant bright light for us in the evening sky for the end of 2019 and all of early 2020. The last Sun Venus alignment was August 14, 2019. It then climbed higher and higher into our twilight and evening sky. The planet has had some speculator alignments with the crescent moon, always timed right during or before a big gateway. It “visited” and code exchanged with many solar system buddies.
It conjuncted with Jupiter on November 24, 2019. Then cruised by Saturn on December 10. Made a spectacular showing with the Crescent Moon on December 28, and again Feb 27. Flowed right past Neptune on January 27, again with the Crescent Moon. Venus joined Uranus in the sky on March 7. Reached greatest elongation on March 24. Venus joined the Pleiades in the sky in a diamond display on April 3, 2020 – a once every eight years position. Venus was at its greatest brightness on April 27. Then nestled into a horn of Taurus the Bull with Mercury on May 22, as the Sun aligned with the Pleiades during a new moon.
We are in THE MOST powerful global realignment and recalibration and transformation in recent history. When folks look back at our present moment, it will be the stuff of great stories of transformation and rising up, reemerging from a time of deep darkness into the light. Just as you have all year, let Venus guide your way.
The Rainbow Feathered Serpent was the Mesoamerican deity who was said to “midwife” and represent the rebirth and ascension of Venus back into light. As the Morning Star. Dawn Star. Heralded as a very powerful one. Venus and its cycles and star light were very important and present for our ancestors. Transcending the “fear” that we would be consumed in darkness, or that the world was falling apart or coming to an end. Sound familiar? The return of Venus as a star in the morning sky gave some cultures a “relief” and a chance at rebirth.
For now….the next three days in particular…we are on the descent. Moving with Venus into the depths, and the darkness. Into the caves of creation within. Remember that you will, we will emerge again. INTO and AS the light.