Venus Rises ~ The Evening Star!
For the recent New Moon, we found Venus and Mercury in Cancer pointing the emotional compass to our feelings. As Cancer is the first water sign in the Zodiac, we are talking primal emotion, the kind that relates to our childhoods, the part of us that knows to cry when we are sad, and to smile when we experience joy. If you have felt a wringing out of your heart, a purging of your watery self to envelope the raw bits, you have been in touch with the cosmos and your heart space. We are leaving all that Cancer and entering into Leo with the Sun joining in next week.
Yesterday Venus moved into the sign of Leo, the Lion. This evening Venus emerges for the first time since her initiation in the Underworld and is visible tonight in the night sky. Venus relates to our values, what we find pleasurable, and how we relate and connect. With Venus traversing the land of the ‘unseen’, we have had some time to go inside, explore that which lies within, invisible to the eye. When we remove our façade and the image we show to the world created by our Venus, the archetypal symbol that looks like a mirror, what do we see? Do our adornments and ways we present ourselves “reflect” our truest sense of self? We have had an opportunity to remove our masks and look at ourselves to see if we are in alignment with our innermost being. Mars, Venus’ neighbor has been also facilitating a rectification with our truths and through looking at the darker places that we may have chosen to ignore or keep at bay, pushed us towards the healing process, no matter how hard things may have been to look at. This has not been easy. In honoring our shadows, not shaming them, embracing and choosing to let them transform into something or fall away, we show where we are now and how we see ourselves today. Mars is still tying up the threads from whence it came, however it is to moving out of peering so deeply into oneself and more outwards.
The playfulness and fun found in Leo land can feel quite invigorating as we emerge from the emotional waters into the frolicking fires of creation. Leo beams out and acts upon its world, entering the realm of imagination and inspiration. Fire is passionate and intense lighting up the sparks within. Embrace your burning desires and “play”, expressing yourself. Welcome in the beautiful, loving Venus in the sky, rising and setting just after the Sun!