|The Empress © Cathy McClelland|
Today and tomorrow, Venus will pass directly between the earth and the sun. If you have suitable protective eye wear, you could see a small dark spot slowly moving along the sun's surface. Although this happened back in 2004, the next Venus Transit will not occur until 2117.
Astronomers are beavering away right now; with new technology they want to measure the exact size of Venus, its components and ultimately answer the question, if there is other life out there in our solar system.
We already know that unlike Earth, the climate on Venus is like hell: temperatures of around 700 degrees Celsius, high in carbon dioxide (creating this super greenhouse effect) seas of lava...but at the same time its composition is most similar to our planet, just in different measures. Shame! After all, in astrology Venus is regarded as the planet of love, beauty and harmony, and these joyful energies are coming home to us over the next 48 hours.
In Tarot, Venus is associated with the Empress. After the intense full moon in Sagittarius yesterday, our efforts to harmonise and heal our relationships will be getting that extra boost by Venus's presence close to Earth.
Making Use of the Venus Transit Energies
If you would like to manifest the positive energies of the Venus Transit together with the Empress, choose your favourite Empress image from your deck collection, place it on your altar, mantelpiece or in any prominent place, where it can be easily seen, and focus your thoughts on your intentions when you look at it. Light a candle (pink or green would be good) next to your Empress card tonight and tomorrow evening to intensify your focus on love, healing and harmony. You can also place Rose Quartz by your Empress, if you love crystals and have one to hand.
If you like, you can also draw a card to answer the question: How can I bring healing and harmony into my relationships with others (or with yourself, if you feel you need to practice self-nurturing) at this moment in time?
My choice of card for the Venus in Transit event has to be the Empress of the most beautiful and evocative Star Tarot (see image above). Which one is yours?
May the current cosmic energies bring you love, healing and harmony!
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