How many times can we say in a life, “this is it; this is that moment we have been waiting for?” It is usually only in retrospect that we recognize that our lives changed irrevocably at some juncture that, at the time, was missed. Astrology gives us some measure of forewarning, but even so, I suspect it may be a while before any of us are absolutely clear how this moment in time changed everything. I am convinced, however, that in ten years hence, we will all look back and say that 2012 was monumental; a marker in time that will be forever thought of as before and after.
A Venusian eclipse is among that rarest of planetary alignments. They happen in pairs that occur eight years apart every 120 years or so. To give you a sense of the magnitude of which I am speaking, let’s look at the enormous changes that accompanied the last three of these. One marked the scientific revolution of the mid seventeenth century. Over 130 years later, the industrial revolution was heralded by such a transit. In the late 19th century, electricity was suddenly lighting up the world in the exact decade when Venus passed over the face of the Sun.
The June 5th event is the second in the pair that first appeared in the spring of 2004. If you look back eight years, it would be hard to miss the fact that Facebook launched in exactly the same time frame. The new order is truly upon us and global connection and a world-wide community is the name of the game. If peace is to prevail on our planet, it will be generated through this new realm of connectivity created by the internet. Your own personal lives must be reflecting some version of this integration.
Remember that all of this activity in the sign of Gemini is designed to help us heal duality and if you’ve been reading my articles, you know that this is what Venus has been up to. She has been visible in the early night sky for months now, providing inspiration through the darkness. One of the features of her connecting with the Sun is that she now drops below the horizon, out of view for a few weeks. This is akin to a visit to the underworld. She will emerge in the morning sky the second week of June in a kind of a rebirth, just five days before the last piece of the worm hole, the New Moon in Gemini. Could this archetypal journey be any more obvious? Truly, this is a voyage of the return of the goddess, a coming into wholeness and an integration of head and heart.
This exceptional moment is made even more incredible by the proximity of the lunar eclipse, which occurs on Monday June 4th at 4:11am PDT. A day and half later begins the approximately seven-hour traversing of the Sun that Venus will enact, starting at around 6:00pm PDT on June 5th. That makes this coming Sunday through Wednesday VERY fertile ground indeed.
A lunar eclipse is a Full Moon when the relationship between the conscious mind (the Sun) and the unconscious mind (the Moon) is revealing the most that can be seen at any given moment in time. The Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow across the Moon, breaking the beam and allowing for a reboot to occur. As such, this eclipse is a perfect moment to honor both phenomena: the blossoming of fullness that the Full Moon represents (gratitude) and the completion of a journey portended by the eclipse (release).
Here’s the assignment for before bedtime on Sunday night, or first thing on the east coast if you are a VERY early riser (and midday for my friends in the UK). Write a list of all the things in your life that you are grateful for. Then write a second list of all the qualities, structures, relationships and beliefs that you have or feel ready to permanently let go of. Put the gratitude list someplace where it will exist undisturbed, like a reassuring thought tucked away in an easily accessible corner of your mind. Take the releasing list and sometime after the eclipse on Monday, burn it.
With regard to the Venusian event, just make sure that whatever you are doing on Tuesday evening is mindful. Do not let yourself be distracted by chaotic life issues to the best of your ability. You do not have to climb the mountaintop and stare at your navel; simple honor whatever you are doing with the intention to be fully in your heart. And if you don’t really understand exactly how to do that while in the midst of attending to your life, just remember to periodically pause, put a hand on your heart and one on your belly and take a deep breath. The heart sings in the stillness of the breath. That is the song to dance your life to.
A word about fees: My $53 special will end on June 19th. After that, I will return to my usual fee range of $80-200. I am accepting payment now for sessions you redeem later in the year, so you can actually take advantage of the special fee for the next few weeks and schedule your session any time before the end of the year.