This weekend, on Saturday, January 11th we have a unique astrological event – Venus conjunct the Sun. Venus, now retrograde, has been lighting up the evening sky for several months now
–Saturday, she disappears from the evening sky for 7 days. Then, on the 18th
she reappears –only now she shines as a Morning Star.
The Gifts of Venus
With Venus now retrograde, it’s time to look deeply at your personal values, as well as give
thought to her gifts. The gifts of Venus are:
Romance - we're talking sexy here, Venus is lush and she's got it going on!
Abundance - the cornucopia and your ability to harvest and receive all that is given
Love of Self - you know the rules; to fully receive love, you must give your heart to #1
Talents - what is your unique contribution - that which only you have to offer?
Loyalty - where is your unshakable commitment? When healthy, this boosts your Love of Self
Fertility - the gift to multiply and grow with certainty of basic sustenance
we have a unique astrological event – Venus conjunct
Because of her irregular motion and timing, the ancients thought that Venus was two different
wandering planets – an Evening Star and then, a Morning Star. As the Morning Star, the
ancients also referred to Venus as ‘Lucifer’ – the bringer of light, a name that at that time didn’t
have the negative connotation that it does today. However, her nature when she appears in the
morning is more assertive; she’s ready to do some moving and shaking.
The message for a modern day Morning star Venus is to go after what you think you’re worth.
Venus’s journey is a story of survival and resurrection. and one of the greatest human survival
tools is the reinvention of self. This is your challenge and your opportunity to receive the gifts of
Venus for the year ahead; to face your demons, retrieve lost talents and opportunities, demand
equality, and rise and shine with all of your Light.
This week you can also work with the first quarter moon in Aries – a sign of new beginnings. At
first quarter moon, it’s time to clear the decks and take action. With the way the planets are
lining up now – Aries cannot help but be in your face and inquiring on the commitment and
speed of your New Year intentions.
Mars, the ruing planet of Aries is visiting Libra until late July. The problem with Mars in Libra is
that he has a hard time making decisions. Shadow comes to Light here with a unsettling desire
to move ahead (Aries) yet problems figuring out how to proceed.
How about you; are you ready to roll? Can you move past the indecisions of Mars in Libra? 2014
is going to be a great year, and it’s only just begun.