So Venus is the hot planet of the moment! Everyone’s talking about her… Venus retrograde, Venus transit. There’s a lot of love in the air!
For those of you who haven’t received a gazillion e-mail newsletters and Facebook posts about the Eclipses and Venus Transit, here’s a little summary (there’s loads more information available on the internet if you’re interested in more detail)…
Venus is as we know the planet of love, beauty and harmony. And she’s retrograde at the moment (appearing to move backward). As a result we will receive some double time Venus energy over the next month as she moves backward (over old ground), then forward (over old, reviewed ground). On June 5th Venus crosses the Sun (Venus Transit), this is a rare event (occurring every hundred or so years) hence all of the excitement. Venus’s energy will be even stronger at this time as it’s supported by the sun’s beaming energy. Running up to this event there was a Solar Eclipse (on May 20/21) and there will be a Lunar eclipse on 4th June with an even rarer alignment with the constellation Pleides (considered to be Home or the ‘core’ by ancient civilisations). The energy of Pleides is preparing us physically for the changes occurring on earth and the massive influxes of light.The dominant astrological sign of this time is Gemini which is all about exchanges of energy, exchange on any level, connections, connecting etc. And it’s the Chinese month of the Dragon Moon, and in a Dragon year so very powerful energy!
If you’d like to read more about Venus and the Transit, I recommend my Astrology teacher |"? blog on this very topic!
What’s this mean to us? The effect will be to shine light on what’s holding us back or causing blockages, allowing us to heal those things, to connect with what we love, to connect with self-love, and allowing us to move forward to fulfill our purpose.
This is a time when we will most likely be reviewing how we connect with others, what’s important to us, are we doing what we love, are we spending time with people who we love and who love us unconditionally, encouraging us to be true to ourselves and to follow our purpose and passions. Do we truly love ourselves? Are we connected to the Earth and to nature? Are we connected to our higher-self, to spirit? Where this isn’t the case it will be revealed to us, the moon will be revealing the subconscious stuff that might not normally come to the surface so easily.
If we have anger or bitterness towards others, it will come up to be healed. If we’re in a job that doesn’t bring joy, it will be blatantly clear. If we’re putting others needs before our own, the penny will drop. It’s then up to us what we do with that information. For many at this time, things are being shaken-up a little, work changes which are forcing re-evaluation, for some their physical bodies are saying ‘enough already!’, it’s all part of the process of finding ourselves, with a little help, a gentle nudge, or a kaboom ‘are you listening now?’
It’s also a great time to start a new project or habit that reflects the way we intend to be. It’s a time to set priorities, and the main priority should be to love ourselves and follow our passions, and the rest will fall into place more easily.
You might find it useful to write a list of things that bring you joy (and how you can make more time to do those things), and a list of things that you do because you feel you should, or which are from habit (and find ways to reduce and eventually stop… for some, help might be needed for this one!).
In your meditations and quiet time, ask (or just have the intention to) to be shown by your higher self, what needs healing or clearing and then ask for those elements to clear. Ask to see what actions might need to be taken, what steps you need to make to heal. Ask to connect with your purpose, to be reminded of why you’re here and what you truly love doing. Engaging with and fulfilling your purpose will bring the greatest joy. Don’t worry if things aren’t immediately clear, shifts will be taking place and you’ll be heading in the right direction, even if it doesn’t seem that way…. the most important thing is to set the intention.
And as always if you need help with this, be sure to holler!
I send Love to you all and my wish for you is that you follow your dreams, do what brings you joy and find true happiness from within.