The Venus Transits are a rare celestial phenomenon that occurs twice, over an eight-year period, every 113 – 130 years, when the planet Venus transits over the Sun, eclipsing some of its light for over six hours.
The first Venus Transit (eclipse), this century, was on June 8, 2004, the second Venus Transit will occur on June 5, 2012, from about 3:10 pm – 9:50 pm Pacific Daylight Time. This transit will be visible in North America, Hawaii, western Pacific, north Asia, Japan, Korea, east China, Philippines, New Zealand and eastern Australia.
Historically, whenever Venus has eclipsed the Sun, there has been a major breakthrough in communications. For example, at the time of the last Venus eclipse, in 1874, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed that created the first intercontinental communication by wire between the East and the West. For the first time in human history, we could communicate with someone on another continent, in real time.
Today, we have easy access to global communications for the masses, through the Internet and satellite systems. Our ability to communicate with each other worldwide is continually developing and expanding. The questions now becomes: “What are we communicating – love or fear?” and “How is our media (the Internet, computer games, the movie industry, cell phones, etc.), affecting society as a whole?”
Astrologically, Venus represents our relationships with others. Successful relationships are those with good communications, mutual respect and consideration for one another. These good qualities create foundations from which we can build positive, peaceful relationships and begin to heal perceived wounds and conflicts.
Divine Feminine Awareness
The Venus Transit, on June 5th, will occur while Venus is in Retrograde. This retrograde motion, combined with other powerful celestial alignments, supports an awakening of the Divine Feminine energies in all of us. This Venus Transit occurs the day after a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse – igniting the emotional potency of this significant celestial alignment.
This transit brings an emphasis on developing deeper, more intrinsically meaningful qualities in our relationships. These qualities include healthy self-worth, intimacy, trust, unconditional love and compassion.
At the time of this transit, the planet Neptune (the higher octave of Venus) is transiting the sign of Pisces (the sign that rules Neptune). When a planet transits the sign that it rules, it has increased personal influence in our lives. This infuses spiritual energy into this Venus Transit, inspiring intrinsic desires for Sacred Love.
A Question of Balance
The Venus Eclipse of the Sun is a call for us to open our hearts. It’s time to recognize the deeper value of our feminine qualities and the importance of maintaining balance in both our masculine and feminine energies. Venus represents the heart and ‘Anima’ (feminine side) of our psyches. The Sun represents our individuality and the ‘Animus’ (masculine side) of our beings. Venus eclipsing (transiting across the front of) the Sun symbolizes our need to consider the feminine expression first, before the masculine, and to allow the feminine energies to guide and balance our masculine expression.
The patriarchal organizations of the world have repressed most of the feminine wisdom of the world. Over the past eight years, information about the accomplishments and wisdom of significant and powerful women has been revealed that recognizes the truth of how women have affected our history. For example, the books, The Expected One, The Book of Love, and The Poet Prince, by historian Kathleen McGowan, reveal the truth about Mary Magdalene, Matilda of Tuscany and Joan of Arc. It is time for the pendulum to swing back towards the Divine Feminine and rest comfortably in the middle. To become whole, we need both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies to be equally expressed in our lives.
As the Divine Feminine energies emerge and infuse with human consciousness, it awakens and expands compassion in our hearts. Compassion awakens our ability to feel safe and to express unconditional love. Unconditional love is supported by seeing the Divine in others and acting in integrity with love. To love compassionately, without expectations, demonstrates the highest form of love that a human can express. This kind of love supports our healing, the healing of others and our personal evolution.
One of the keys, to accessing Divine Feminine healing energy, is forgiveness. Only when all is forgiven, will higher love be available to us. We must forgive others, and ourselves, for all perceived wrongs. This will liberate us from the bondage of our emotional pain. Forgiveness is a key to releasing ourselves from the past. This allows us to become empowered and to live fully in the “now.”
Venus represents the creative and artistic sides of our natures. This Venus Transit is catalyzing previously hidden, latent, artistic talent and creative abilities. The world needs creative solutions, feminine wisdom and love to heal. These energies will continue to increase, even after the transit is complete. Many people, who had believed that they were not artistic, are awakening their creativity and discovering hidden talents. For example, many people who have never played a musical instrument may suddenly feel a desire to express themselves through music. Some will want to join the local acting clubs, and so on. Artists will discover new genres and modalities, through which they can express themselves more deeply and meaningfully.
Uncovering Secrets in Relationships
Again, communication is a key factor in all of our personal, business and international relationships. This Venus Transit is calling for deeper honesty in relationships. Since the Venus transit from 2004 – 2012 coincided with the Uranus in Pisces cycle, and the recent ingress of Neptune into Pisces, communications between humans will develop on intuitive levels. The Neptune in Pisces cycle will heighten intuitive awareness of our hidden emotions and desires, as well as awareness of our partners’ hidden emotions and desires. Eventually, we will no longer be able to, or need to, hide our true feelings from each other. In time, we will develop total trust and love for each other.
The Shadow of Venus
From an astrological perspective, Venus represents the emotional energies in our relationships with others. When Venus eclipses the Sun, it blocks some of the Sun’s light and exposes the dark side of Venus, which represents the shadow side of our emotional natures. The Venus Transit, on June 8th, 2004, began an eight-year process of uncovering the shadows in our emotional relationships. These shadows are the unresolved, repressed emotions that unconsciously cause dysfunctionality and unhappiness in our relationships. They cause us to behave in ways that undermine our relationships, block intimacy, and cause breakdowns in communications. Essentially, these shadows block our ability to truly love another person completely. These repressed emotions began during our early childhoods and/or were carried over from past lifetimes.
Conscious and unconscious, fear-based emotions can be obstacles to higher love. It is important to observe our feelings and behavior with other people, and to come to terms with dysfunctional emotional patterns. We must take responsibility for how we show up in our relationships with others. It may be helpful and revealing for each of us to ask ourselves these questions: “When am I not truly open, honest and real in my relationships with others?”, “At what point do I shut down emotionally?”, “Where are my boundaries?” and “Are these boundaries healthy or are they blocking intimacy?”
What you Appreciate, Appreciates
Venus represents our values and what we appreciate and enjoy most in life. In our relationships, it is good to let others know how much we appreciate them and all of their unique qualities. Remember that what you appreciate, appreciates.
The most effective way to accomplish self-understanding and personal mastery is through our relationships. We can monitor the personal mastery of our egos by observing our interrelations with others. The Golden Rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, supports mastery of our human selves and our relationships. It helps to ask, “What is the highest good for all concerned?” The higher good for all can be perceived in your heart, from a feeling of love.
No Man is an Island
Never underestimate your power to influence the evolution of the world. Each of us is an integral part of the Collective Consciousness. When one person evolves spiritually, Humanity evolves as well. Whenever one person increases compassion and opens their heart to unconditional love, they raise the vibrational frequency of the World. Also, as the Collective Consciousness evolves, so too shall each individual. A quote from Bette Reese says it all: “If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”
Integrating Sacred Love
The ultimate, most sacred relationship that we have is our relationship with our Higher Self. The ego self is an extension of Source that is manifesting as an individuated expression of consciousness. Our relationship with other beings is an outward manifestation, and reflection, of our inner relationship with our Higher Self. As we integrate our ego self with our Higher Self, we will see the reflection of that union in our personal relationships. In other words, as we develop Sacred Love within ourselves, we will see this reflected in our outer world. We will naturally attract higher love into our relationships.
Each individual person is a part of the greater whole. Love is the expression of recognition of our connection with All That Is. When we truly love another person, we acknowledge and appreciate our oneness with that person.
Sacred Love expands when the Divine in one person appreciates and honors the Divine in another. Then, the sacred wheel of love is in motion, and Heaven on Earth can manifest for those individuals. As this happens, inner peace becomes a reality.
Govinda & Janet
Govinda Miller has practiced professional astrology since 1973. He offers astrological readings that assist the soul’s evolution. He has college degrees in Business and Psychology. Govinda is a published author, a teacher of Meditation, a practitioner and teacher of Chakra Clearing & Balancing, a Reiki Master, and has a working knowledge of nutrition, herbology, gemology and yoga.
For more information about services available, specialized guidance, workshops, group lectures, Meditation class or meditation CDs, please visit his website, www.AstrologyWithGovinda.com. He may also be reached by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 208-448-2093.