Today, March 25 2017, is the mid-way point for Venus as she continues her reverse motion through the zodiac. 21 days ago on March 4th, Venus turned retrograde and in 21 days on April 15th, Venus turns direct.
The mid-way point is significant because today the Sun and Venus are at the exact same point in the zodiac, [4 Aries 57]. This conjunction of the Sun and Venus retrograde is a symbolic turning point.
The Dance Of Venus
This is called an inferior conjunction and it signifies that Venus is shifting from an evening star to a morning star in the night sky. In other words, you won’t be able to see Venus after dusk but will need to wake before dawn to do so.
In order to change from evening to morning star, Venus becomes invisible as she merges with the Sun and the symbolism suggests her descent into the Underworld as she continues her retrograde motion. She disappears from sight and reappears reborn.
The pattern that Venus makes in relation to the Sun and Earth in her long & complex journey is beautiful (see poster on right). There’s a perfect flow and symmetry.
Venus is the planet of beauty as well as love and when either is in flow, you experience a sense of awe and wonder. This is cosmic harmony, in tune with the universe, the perfect note, a flawless sequence. It’s a symbol of unity.
Venus As Lover & Warrior
Yet there’s another factor to take into account. The Mayans thought of Venus as Morning star as the warrior goddess and it is important to remember that Venus is the archetype of woman, which not only includes lover but also warrior.
Venus has come to represent the feminine ideal that’s sweet and charming, but there are many aspects to Venus. If you want to know more, read up on your mythology or check out a previous article of mine: The Many Faces of Venus.
Love & Money
If you were born with Venus ahead of the Sun, i.e. Sun Pisces, Venus Aries she’s an evening star; if you were born with Venus behind the Sun i.e. Sun Aries, Venus Pisces she’s a morning star. If you were born with Sun conjunct Venus, she’s a dark/invisible star in your birth chart, full of potential.
So listen out now for insights and clarity. The light of the Sun at its brightest represents illumination, enlightenment. This is pure consciousness that can reveal much about your attitude to love and money, Venus’ core attributes.
It’s here where you may be reconsidering or reviewing your values, what you want, what you deserve, what you wish to change.
When the Sun and Venus unite in fiery Aries, retrograde Venus or not, this is potentially a passionate and powerful union. Look deep within and channel the divine feminine in your soul.