VENUS & THE POWER OF EIGHT: Seed Of Life
Venus and the Power of 8: Seed of Life
Many ancient cultures were amazed by the dance of Venus in the morning and evening skies. This dance served as a calendar. The predictable lengths of days and the cyclic nature of the patterns provided a glimpse into the interconnectedness of all life. These primal forces of nature were revered or “worshiped” most of all as a direct insight into the deeper meaning and codes of life.
Venus is an inferior planet – meaning its orbit is within the earth’s orbit, closer to the sun. This position makes Venus dance with the sun as it moves across our sky, and flips between a position of being a Morning Star and Evening Star.
We are now at a turning point of one of these cycle rhythms this week. Venus makes a superior conjunction with the Sun on October 22, 2022 (and parts of globe on Oct 23).
Venus slipped out of the morning sky in early September and has been lost from our view in the glare of the sun since. A planetary conjunction occurs when two celestial bodies station at the same spot in our sky. Before and after this exact conjunction is a window of moving into and out of that sky spot. Venus is at its farthest from earth on the other side of the sun, so this conjunction is called superior, as in the sun will be in between us and Venus during our current cycle moment.
Venus Dances in Cycles of Eight
Venus is encoded with the number EIGHT. We will explore two primary codes of 8 here,
the Venus Eight Year Orbital Cycle and the Eight Pointed Star.
Venus Eight Year Orbital Cycle
As Venus dances within the solar system, do-sey doe-ing around planet partners, like Earth and Sun, it traces patterns and forms geometries.
One of Venus’s dance move orbits is around the sun in a cycle that completes in eight years. This is a super fun rich topic to explore, may this introduction here spark you to explore this further.
Earth Sky Article:
“What is the pentagram or petals of Venus? When plotted geocentrically – from an Earth-centered perspective – there is a highly noticeable rhythm in the motion of Venus. After eight years, it returns to the same place in our sky on about the same date. This is known as the eight-year cycle of Venus, and stems from the fact that 13 Venusian orbits (8 x 224.8 days) very nearly equals eight Earth years. The cycle was known to, and of great interest to, ancient peoples such as the Maya. Today, many know it as the pentagram or petals of Venus.”
'This illustration shows what’s called the 5 petals of Venus. It shows a simplified geocentric – Earth-centered – plot of the orbit of Venus over 8 years, from 2016 to 2023.
You can read further about it here at: https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/five-petals-of-venus/
Eight Pointed Star
Another way that 8 is encoded with Venus is the Eight-Pointed Star. Depicted in imagery in ancient artworks, we see Inanna & Ishtar with this symbol. This Symbol, this geometry shows up across cultures and ages – as a compass rose, in many stone carvings and artworks.
Morning Star “Gives Birth” to Evening Star
A Venus Cycle begins with Venus as a prominent evening star. It begins a period of retrograde motion that lasts for about 40 days, the midpoint a conjunction with the sun. It sets closer and closer to sunset until it joins the sun in the sky and becomes invisible to us for a period of 8 days. During this transformative 8 days in the dark primal creation field of the underworld, Venus makes a shift from evening to morning star. When seen again on the eastern horizon at dawn, she is rebirthed as The Cosmic Divine Mother aspect. For 9 months Venus rises before the Sun in her morning star phase. During this part of the cycle, we can consider her in Dawn Star Mother Mode. Gestating Life within. Note that the length of time of this phase of the Venus cycle correlates to the length of time of human gestation. In the process, you may become “impregnated” with new visions and giving you a chance to bring them to life and to light!
Venus has been a morning star this year since it emerged from its inferior solar conjunction on January 8/9. Venus was visible again in mid/late January. If you gaze back at December and January, what has slowly grown in your creation space? Have you birthed new projects, new relationships, new ways of being within?
MERKABAH – MULTIDIMENSIONAL EIGHT POINTED STAR
Point your attention to this EIGHT POINTED STAR
Here it sits flat on the page, the eight points plotted on the paper surface.
If you allow this star to expand up out of the page into three dimensions – watch it form into an eight pointed star, also called the Star Tetrahedron. One of the platonic solids, and an impactful sacred geometry. These two interlocking tetrahedrons overlap and merge and crystalize into eight points of light.
This geometry is also known as the
MERKABA ~which has eight points~ and the
SEED OF LIFE ~ which is the stage of the Human Embryo with 8 cells.
During the conception, once sperm has met egg, and the cells merge and start to divide, we have two, then four and then eight. This point of eight cells is said to be the Soul Flash point, when the Merkabah (mer = soul, ka = light, bah = body). You become YOU at this moment. And what you are in this moment, cellularly, is a star.
A light being in the form of Platonic solid. A Seed of Life.
Your Merkabah ~ Your Light Body Vehicle ~ Your Star Body is Born
Venus as Cosmic Divine Mother – Birthing Stars
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