Venus and Neptune Sky MeetUp on Monday January 27
Venus is a very bright silver diamond shimmery “star” in the early evening sky right now. Venus has been “speaking” to me, to all of us on earth, very loudly for months now, and is going to continue to be a powerful player in the next several months.
Our night sky is like a dome, a planetarium. Although the dots of light we see are really millions and millions of miles and light years away, how they appear to us on the dome of the night sky has a huge impact. To us on earth. Always has. All earth races have been Skywatchers. We have the ancient stone structures and calendar site to prove it!
Stars are far away, and move very little in relation to each other during our lifetimes, so they appear “fixed” in constellations. The planets in our solar system all orbit the sun like earth, and the planets dance and move in relation to each other all year long. The ones that are farter away move less and slower across our sky. The inner planets are more dynamic in our sky dome view.
This is a good time to also remind you about the ecliptic. The sun and planets move in one basic “stripe” or line across the sky. This path is called the ecliptic. You can read more from me here on that: https://www.innerspacehealing.org/blog/the-sun-the-ecliptic-path
I mention now because, the farther slower sky moving planets like Jupiter and Saturn get regular “drive by visits” from the inner faster moving planets. Venus moves so much faster it essentially catches up to the slower ones as they all move along the path. These meet ups or catch ups are called conjunctions.
Venus, being our close neighbor, does a very dynamic dance across the sky. In November 2019, Venus had a close approach to Jupiter (as viewed in the sky to us on earth). Then Venus buzzed by Saturn on December 10, 2019.
We have had enhanced viewings also, as the moon has been involved in the dance too. The crescent moon in particular is a great “look at me” pointer in the sky, so easy to see and relate other light points to. Fuller moons are brighter, but can outshine the planets, so diminish some viewings.
Venus is about to cozy up to Neptune. Monday January 27. The crescent moon is involved too. Here is a screen shot from my Sky Safari app. Monday evening alignment places Neptune just below and to the right of Venus. The recent moon is aways below the pair. (at least from where I live in northeast USA), You can do this tonight too (look for Neptune - too cloudy for me here) Tonight (Sunday Jan 26) Neptune is above and slightly left of Neptune.
Normally we cannot see Neptune with the naked eye. Even this viewing tomorrow – to really see Neptune you might need binoculars or a telescope. If you have access and are so inclined, then great, let us know what you see!!
Even with your human eye, you might be able to glean a Neptune shine. I certainly plan to check it out myself!! Even if you do not see with your human eye Neptune, you can connect with the energy of it, especially now that you know where to look!
Astrologers will have a lot to say about what a Venus Neptune conjunction is “supposed to” signify. I am actually not super “into” astrology. At least the old school this means this fixed approach. I AM super turned on by astronomy. And the link for me is the shape or design or geometric placements of the lights in the sky. I like the charts…they show the “spread” of how things are aligned.
Personally, I am more of an astronomical alignment direct star light code download gal. Meaning, I am not so drawn to read about what it is “supposed to” mean. I like to feel for myself and sense for myself what the planets and stars are shining down to us in light language.
For me – Venus right now is all about SILVER DIAMOND shaped light codes. Like a octahedron (double stacked pyramid). I can feel them so strong - I can see them pouring down from the planet light at night. Maybe you have felt or seen this too?
I am so curious to see and feel how this close by to Neptune affects the light codes and the geometries. Let’s explore together and find out!
If you want more astronomy type reading on this – this article is great!
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