Posts Tagged ‘Venus Retrograde’

Door Number 22: Justice

I finished the Justice porta-portal on Tuesday, June 23rd at 4:44 p.m., but I was “told” to post the write-up on June 25th, the day Venus stations direct. This is a commissioned piece, so some of the details remain confidential. The same person who commissioned Door Number 18: Peace of the Blue Irises asked for this portal. I actually had someone else ahead of her, plus another “Dream Guy” commissioned portal, but it felt important to do this one first — even before the ultimate theme presented itself. We had agreed on a different goddess, who may or may not arrive through a different portal.

As we discussed ideas, both the patron and I started having major dreams, synchronicities and feelings about Lady Justice. This was before the protests and riots began, but when they did, it suddenly seemed even more timely to paint this portal now.

In Tarot, Justice sits at number 8 or number 11, depending on the deck. With this as portal number 22, number 11 seemed obvious. I already knew I would include two 11’s on a scroll reminiscent of the Robin Wood Tarot deck: 11:11 is itself a manifestation portal, so that felt like a perfect opportunity. Having master numbers 11 and 22 in a portal also seems potent. Although this is a commissioned piece, it also resonates with both my May 22 birthday and my life path number 11.

Here’s a brief excerpt about master numbers 22 and 11:

“Master number 11 brings higher intuition and spiritual insight, supernatural abilities, increased sensitivity, as well as empathy and natural intelligence. The number eleven is a sign of enormous power – both mental and physical. In addition, this is the first master number from a total of three (11, 22 and 33). This number is the root of all other master numbers.

“The holder of this life path number is considered to be an old soul, not only because of their unique abilities, extreme ability to empathize and understand and respect others, but the main reason is very mature thinking. A child with this master number may only be 12 years old, but their way of thinking may be similar to a person who is sixty years old.”

“The numerology science attributed the master number 22 to the Master Builder. The holders of a master number 22 have the highest chance to turn their dreams into reality, they are efficient and can handle large projects.

“Considered to be the most influential number of all, it can give deep spiritual understanding, facilitating the appliance of knowledge in a practical way, which will eventually lead to success. The master number 22 is considered to serve the world in a practical way.” (More on these master numbers here and here.)

On June 16, “I received a sense that true Justice looks at all the angles, considers all the information on all different levels, including history. I suddenly got an ‘instruction’ to write up all the quotes from my prior portals, in order, and post them on the blog. ‘Read the larger message opening through these doors.’” You can read those quotes here. I share this background because it seems to amplify this small yet mighty portal — the smallest one I’ve painted yet, just 5 x 7″.

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As usual, I need to apologize for the photos. These portals are so difficult to photograph! I’ll include different colors and angles to try to give an approximation of what it looks like in person. It’s bright and sunny today, but we had dark skies during and after I finished. Since I wanted to get it to the patron in a timely manner, I didn’t hold onto it until we got sunnier weather, which means some of these photos look less clear than I’d like. I feel like there’s a higher reason for this, though, kind of like I can never photograph our weeping birch when it has active faery sparkles. Some things just don’t (or won’t!) translate to photographs. Continue reading

Astrobutterfly ~ The Astrology of June 2020: Solar Eclipse in Cancer (+ My Own Notes on this Month’s Alignments)

Here’s another terrific big picture overview by Astrobutterfly. I’ll just add that in addition to what she mentions here:

June 3rd, 2020 – Venus Conjunct Sun

On June 3rd, Venus retrograde is conjunct the Sun at 13° Gemini, and a new 584-day Venus cycle begins.

This is when Venus leaves her nightgown and transforms into a morning star. Venus is still invisible, burned by the Sun. But it is in the purifying heat of the Sun where we will experience a rebirth of the heart.

Read more about this process of metamorphosis here: Venus’ Descent Into The Underworld – From Evening Star To Morning Star.

A recent dream alerted me to the importance of 13 Gemini and 13 Pisces on Monday into Tuesday, right before Venus conjuncts the Sun at 13 Gemini. It turns out this pivotal event when Venus begins her new cycle, also squares Mars and the asteroid Nessus at 13 Pisces. Astrobutterfly talks about Mars as the planet of action, but with Mars also conjunct Nessus, a centaur that can indicate “obsession” and “cycles of abuse,” we see more clearly the dynamics that this Venus reset aims to shift. Look at any relationships with cycles of abuse — whether in their own right, or in generational, ancestral and societal patterns of abuse.

As usual the alignments of June 2020 hit uncannily precise spots in my natal chart. My natal Venus is within minutes of 13 degrees Gemini, and my natal Mars is at 10 degrees 10 minutes Pisces, exactly (to the minute) conjunct my mom’s Mars. Nessus has been hanging around that area for awhile now since centaurs move slowly, but to have Nessus conjunct both transiting and my natal Mars, square Venus at the moment of a new Venus cycle — right on my own natal Venus? Wowza.

In addition to the Sun-Mars square that day, the June 5 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius conjuncts my natal Juno, an asteroid connected with relationships, especially romantic ones. Mercury will turn direct right on my natal Vesta, the keeper of the flame, vestal virgin and a different kind of relationship asteroid. When the Sun conjuncts the collective North Node on June 19, it also conjuncts David’s natal Venus and my progressed Saturn. As Astrobutterfly notes:

The Solar Eclipse in Cancer is a North Node eclipse. Unlike South Node eclipses, which have a karmic flavor, North Node eclipses are opportunities to rewrite the script of our destiny.

The North Node is like a vortex – anything is possible when we have a North Node Eclipse. But be mindful of what you do. Because there will always be a payout – usually at a future South Node eclipse. 

The Sun is conjunct the North Node once every year. This is the best day of the year to ask yourself “Who am I really?” “What is my true purpose? What is my life path?”

Notice the first answer that comes to you. Gemini has a curious, open-minded vibe. It is important that you don’t try to seek confirmations or validations to existing assumptions during this time.

Instead – be like a Gemini. Be open-minded. Welcome new perspectives. Accept that you don’t yet have all the answers. 

(Laura again): If you’ve not read my North Node Horoscopes for June, you can read Catherine’s intro and find the link to them here. I’ve shared only some of my own uncanny, personal transits this month, but make no mistake: everyone will feel at least a few of these astro events. We’re talking major shift potential. Do give some thought to any cycles of abuse that you’d like to resolve and/or release. The alignment on June 1-3 seems extra potent for both clarity and healing.

Again, you can find Astrobutterfly’s full write-up here.

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Three Planets to go Retrograde May 11-14

Adding context to yesterday’s Venus Retrograde post, here’s another astro-weather update from my friend, permaculturist and astrology mentor, Ann Kreilkamp. Again, these transits hit very close to home in my chart. My Moon sits at 1 degree 14 minutes Aquarius, so all this Aquarian action triggers a popcorn reaction in my natal Sun-Moon-Pluto Grand Trine in Air. Lots of activation on a very personal level, but these transits also very much affect the collective.

NOTE: I changed the original title to May 11-14, as I’m pretty sure that’s what she meant. The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction was in January; however, this update mostly covers this week.

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Three Planets to go Retrograde May 11-14

Hold on to your hats and prepare to back up. However far you’ve come to this point — especially regarding the most important matter, to last all this year, of working with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction pressing on us from mid-January on — is turning even more intense from now through the end of September.

Throughout this entire year, and especially since March 23, when Saturn moved into Aquarius, we are being tasked with  experimenting (Saturn in Aquarius) with ways to dissolve or reconfigure old Saturnine patterns and habits which have masked, restricted or even prevented the full flow of the Plutonian life force. That goes at every level: inside the self to fully re-experience and reprogram memories, between people (to penetrate and release the old stuck gunk you’ve kept under wraps) — not to mention inside organizations, institutions, governments, human-made structures at every level. So many filled with or identical to bad habits or patterns from the past; all these must be let go if we are to fully surrender to the death and rebirthing process that Pluto demands..

Saturn, with the longest cycle, has the longest retrograde period, this year from May 11, backing up into late Capricorn on July 2, then finally, on September 29th, turning to go direct at 25°02 Capricorn. Saturn will not complete whatever unfinished business this retrograde period signifies until the first few days of January 2021, when it finally moves over 1°57 Aquarius again, the degree upon which it turned [on May 11]. Continue reading

Pluto Retrograde, Venus Retrograde Shadow 2012

Today we have another guest blog post from the lovely Electra Jung. This post speaks for itself, so I will keep my comments to a minimum. Let’s just say, I’m feeling and noticing all these things — in myself, in loved ones, in clients, in the world at large. “Humanity is now fully immersed into collective agreements — after all we are in this together — that life must change.” Yep! If you’re feeling it, too, please know that even the heavens support your inner journey.

Awareness begins…again

April 2012

Pluto retrograde, Venus retrograde shadow


Venus’ retrograde shadow April 11.
Become aware of the situations arising and what it is which demands your attention over the next days — whatever it is, you will be working with these energetics on many different levels over the next several months.

The astrological meaning of retrograde Venus is the re-evaluation of a person or situation in your life. This timing represents the changing conditions involving love, attractions, partners and emotions! Especially the more uncertain emotional connections… which may no longer “feel” in a state of balance. This leads to misinterpreting the intentions of others…in love and in partnerships. The time you devote creating relationships with things…with material items, creates an ego-identification with objects. Finally you merge yourself with illusion…dreaming, desiring, and obsessing with some-thing which can never return the emotional investment.

This is the time to reconsider all relationships in terms of their true value before making final commitments. .. and this is only the shadow period! Venus retrograde begins May 15th so the subtle concerns are now taking form in your thoughts and feelings.

Pressure and dis-content encourage you to re-evaluate who and what is meaningful and authentic before continuing into deeper levels. It is the hidden motivations and inhibitions which disguise true expression of love that are now brought to the surface for fuller expression and understanding. During this time there can be a growing distance and withdrawal from close involvements with others as the need to reflect on personal issues of discontent, vague desires and uncertainties. This is the gradual process to spiritualize the expression of love.

The spiritual void becomes a way of life … soul-less and mechanical interactions become the predominant pattern of accepted social exchange. The inauthentic life of Ego projection denies the intimacy of True relationship with all that is — nature herself — your-self. Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning.

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”

— Maxwell Maltz

We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals. Each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

Take awareness to new levels. Experience yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego. Now is the time to change our ways before it is too late for us as a species. It is up to each of us to take responsibility for our actions;

Pluto retrograde April 10: Pluto brings cleansing and transformation. The process of death and rebirth activates the evolution of consciousness.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition and give attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

We are fast approaching the end of a great cosmic cycle leading to a massive leap in the evolution of human consciousness. This time requires you to remain totally present and accountable for action/ reactions. The illusions of outer events are simply mirroring the divine shift currently expressed as chaos and confusion.

“Rebirth and change are the watchwords of the month as the cosmic work necessary to bring about balance and harmony tears down the barriers and structures physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or etheric – erected to create fear, separation, division, protection and generate differences.” – Rev Angela

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. We can be open and attentive.

Sent from a forecast subscriber:

“As I read through it, customers come in voicing the very problems you are writing about! Their families are alienating them, they find themselves spinning circles and not knowing where to go. They need reassurance that they are here, they are themselves, and they are experiencing these difficulties and finding they have to reinvent themselves yet again to keep pace with the madding world.”

Peace is found in the eye of the storm…the center of your Being and a renewed connection with your Inner voice… it is there…it is here…it is where one always finds the divine…with-in.

Awakening involves the conscious choice to develop yourself spiritually …beginning with introspection, make dietary changes to strengthen your physical body and begin movement in nature as exercise to re-connect with natural elements. Choose to become more enlightened …choose to be a vibration of higher consciousness that permeates into your environment.

Create a vibration that is free from fear and full of love and light. Not only will this state of consciousness help us individually, but it will also affect others around us.

As quantum physicist David Bohm explains, “When matter is investigated, it is revealed as an ocean of energy and light.”

Your physical self… made up of matter… is also considered an ocean of energy and light. Every thought and every word leads to action…moment by moment…directing your life either through an awakened state or by the robotic trance-states of non-being.

Faith and Trust: Believe in yourself, power, and responsibility of free will, and April will be a month in which deep inner realizations surface.

Humanity is now fully immersed into collective agreements — after all we are in this together — that life must change. It is the “change” manifesting within your inner-world. The place where Soul has always resided during this most difficult and tumultuous upheaval: you are the Change.

“The way of the Creative works is through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.” – I Ching.


Human consciousness

If we remain unaware, we:

– repeat the past,

– remain stuck in relationships,

– live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,

– lack experiences of love and beauty, and

– have limited connection to others and the universe.

Barbara Marcinak’s Pleiadians have suggested for a very long time that we get away from machine technology as much as possible and start returning to nature. They even go so far as to say that Earth will eventually split into two worlds; one machine world, where people walk around like zombies, totally relying on technology to get through the day, and one world where people get together in communities and help each other out, living with nature and can thus evolve, in our bodies, together with Earth.

Always Loving Life,

Electra

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