Venus, second planet from our Sun, is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is the only planet in our solar system named after a female figure. Venus then symbolizes the feminine quality in our existence.
The Return of Venus
This Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
comes courtesy of the Solar System
The Venus transit describes a journey and the time it takes to make it. It is both time and space in the Sun of the Self. It is a journey of the feminine principle in creation to which you and I have, to whatever extent we have chosen, been the masculine principle. In astronomical terms, Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, there is a moment when we might recognize the sun's radiance because Venus exists. The contrast brings out the brilliance of the Sun, seat of Superconsciousness, and when accepted by the individual, here on Earth, a resonance rises within, a Kundalini awakened, that changes everything.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. - Christopher Morley
Shakespeare experienced it, and he gave the words to Romeo:
"Did my heart love till now?
Forswear it sight,
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."
Venus moves the heart of the human being. The ancient Egyptians and the ancient Greeks believed Venus to be two separate bodies. The Greeks called the morning star Phosphoros, the Bringer of Light, and the evening star they called Hesperos, the Star of the Evening. In Hellenistic times, when the Greeks realized the two were the same planet they named it after their goddess of love, Aphrodite. What is noteworthy here is the connection between light and love evolving in the thinking of humankind over time.
From our physical perspective on Earth, the picture of Venus traveling across the Sun produces a darkness in the fiery blaze of Light. When viewed in the Universal Language of Mind, this is the moment in our lifetimes when the essence of love and beauty - whatever we are willing to receive them to be - connects us with the source of Self, the light within. Plato, that master of form, observed,
"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."
The Universe has always called to us. Even from the earliest memories of sentience on this planet. The Sun has meant warmth, creation, and interaction with nature and each other. The Moon has meant rest and rejuvenation, purity. They are ties to the cyclical nature of existence. Then there are the stars. The lights that beckon us to reach farther, to explore the dark space to close the gap between where they are and where we are. From Earth's perspective, Venus is the brightest natural object in the night sky. She is always brighter than the brightest star.
It can be difficult to count the stars in the glare of manmade city lights, and modern man is increasingly prone to cybergazing rather than stargazing. For most people, the first passing of Venus in 2004 came and went in relative obscurity. Unconscious and unaware, people went about the lives they are making. Yet, in those hours, early morning for us at the Peace Dome, on June 8th, a portal was opened for all of us here on Earth.
What was happening in your world in 2004? Where were you, and most importantly, who were you?