A Rare Look at Venus, June 5/6, 2012

Venus Transit June 5, 6, 2012

Creative Transformation:

The Rebirth of Solar Feminine and the New Age Dawn

(A brief synopsis)

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On June 5 or 6, 2012, depending where on the planet you live, Venus will cross the face of the sun. This planetary alignment is called an occultation. It is similar to an eclipse, but Venus will not totally block our view, rather, she will appear like a dot crossing over the face of the sun.

 

One of the first photographs of

the transit of Venus 1882

 Unlike the short interval of an eclipse which takes just under a minute to a few minutes to view, Venus will take six hours to complete her passage.  The zenith of the transit occurs at the longitude of 162 degrees 20 minutes East, as you can see east of Japan on the following map.  Those in Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, Japan and the eastern edge of Asia will be able to see the event in its entirety.  Those in North and Central America will be able to view the start of the transit beginning at sunset (6:10PM PDT) on June 5, 2012.

from: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

Astronomy:

Although Venus and Sun meet up every couple of years, we have only witnessed this event six times in recent human history.   History says that Jeremiah Horrocks was the first human to ever witness a transit by Venus in 1639. The next transit on June 5, 6 will be our seventh observance.

Our ability to view this celestial event depends on whether Venus is positioned between the earth and sun, or on the far side of the sun.  The order of Earth – Venus – Sun is referred to as an inferior or inside conjunction and begins the cycle.   The midpoint of the cycle, Earth – Sun – Venus, is referred to as a superior conjunction.

Venus orbits the sun faster than the earth does and because of this speed difference, Venus orbits 2.6 times around the sun before earth and Venus line-up again. Every 583.92 days, a new Venus/Earth Synodic cycle begins. (Synod: place of meeting.)  In other words, Venus orbits the Sun three times for every two orbits made by Earth.

The Venus/Earth orbital 3/2 ratio replicates the perfect symmetry we know as the Golden Mean. The 2/3 ratio of a Venus day to an Earth year replicates the harmonic interval known as the perfect musical fifth (3.2), which is considered as the most universally harmonic consonant. This frequency is received as most pleasing sound to the ear, and evokes a pleasing/welcoming emotional response.

The astronomical dance between Sun, Venus and Earth operates on a cycle of 243 years.  Within the primary Venus transit cycle is a sub-cycle marked by two alignments of the three bodies spread 8 years apart with lengthy gaps between each pair.  The longer time interval between each pair of closer transits and the next pair occurs in repeating order: 121.5 years, 105.5 years, 121.5 years, 105.5 years etc..  The last Venus transit, which was the first of a close pair, occurred on June 8, 2004; the prior pair occurred Dec. 9, 1874, and Dec. 6, 1882.  Following the Venus transit on June 5/6, 2012, we will not witness another pair of transits until Dec 10/11, 2117 and Dec 26, 2125.

Last Pair                                           Current Pair                               Next Pair

Dec 9, 1874~Dec 6, 1882   Jun 8, 2004~Jun 5,6, 2012   Dec 10/11, 2117~Dec26, 2125

                                    Interval           Interval            Interval

                               (121.5 years)      (8 years)         (105.5 years)

 

The importance of this transit has not been lost on science. Because of this Venus transit, astronomers were first able to accurately measure our solar system.

What implication does this transit have on our contemporary lives?

Over an eight year period, the retrograde cycles of Venus around the sun forms the shape of the pentagram, the five pointed star. The measurement between each retrograde peak is a 72 degree mathematical aspect called the Quintile. To astrologers, the quintile’s influence is one of creative transformation, which is exactly the meaning that has been projected onto December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar. Please remember that the Mayan Calendar was based on Venus cycles.

Many consider the momentous Venus in Gemini transit in June, 2012 as a key marker of a new 2600 year cycle of humanity.  This Earth/Venus/Sun alignment has been suggested to symbolize the re-activation of the Solar Feminine. What does that mean? In short, it suggests the energizing of the feminine creator in her one-ness or all-ness. The solarised feminine creator is all encompassing. Just as woman gives birth to both genders, the rise of the solar feminine creator suggests a rebirth of the consciousness of our whole selves. Together in unison, yin and yang are transitioning into a major realignment chapter. Gemini correlates to blended diversity. True androgyny is the highest state of spiritual evolution.

We are leaving behind the polarization that has been built over this last cycle, the age of the patriarchy. In this last chapter of collective evolution, we have come to create existing reality and our understanding of god consciousness as one over the other, rather than one with the other. We have separated ourselves from Gaia, from one another, from ourselves. We have created a reality of superiority and inferiority rather than one of co-creative, equality existence.

We are coming to the end of reality as it is, but as we do, there comes one last blast from the past. The finish of the previous cycle and the seeding of a new one are overlapping. As we observe what is manifesting throughout our contemporary reality, it is obvious that the creative juice of the old paradigm has not quite reached its saturation point. It is still building. Eventually the momentum will reach a tipping point, collapse in on itself and necessitate the transformation we are ready for. Swinging the wrecking-ball with progressive force, the seven Uranus/Pluto alignments between 2012 and 2015 will serve to expand our awareness and to accelerate the necessary evolution.

There are two astrological events that set the stage for the upcoming Venus occultation.  They are the solar eclipse of May 20 and the lunar eclipse of June 4.

Solar Eclipse in Gemini, May 20:

The new moon solar eclipse on May 20, occurring at 0 degrees 21 minutes Gemini is a primary seeding catalyst for setting the evolutionary wheels into dynamic motion.   We’ll be well primed before we get to the following lunar eclipse and the Venus transit.  Eclipses generate significant outer world events and passages. It is typical to hear of the death or birth of someone of prominence. Donna Summers, the popular disco queen, passed away just days before the solar eclipse. Major geophysical occurrences and weather shifts can happen too.

Neptune, the planet of potentials, in relationship to the solar eclipse suggests the hidden and unforeseen will make themselves known. In the days and weeks that follow, mass attention and mass consciousness gains a major focal point, perhaps several.  It can be a matter of everything all at once. A turn of tides can create significant collective impact. When Neptune is involved, we learn that we are not and cannot stay immune, that we are all in it together. Neptune’s influence can be one of idealism or illusion. When so activated, it can create an iconic moment. Iconic people step forward too.

Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, June 4:

Immediately before the Venus transit occurs, we will experience a super full moon lunar eclipse on June 4.  Although it is a partial lunar eclipse, it is also a super full moon.  It is last of three super moons in a row.  In closer proximity to our planet, its high-tide pull on the earth’s electro-magnetic, geophysical fields intensifies the potency and potentials of the stirring moment. The lunar eclipse may also compound the effects of Venus’s passage across the face of the sun, a visual which suggests to me Venus impregnating the sun.

The lunar eclipse occurs in Sagittarius, the sign archetype that correlates to all things speculative and foreign, and to higher mind, higher education, philosophies, beliefs, religions, spirituality, and indigenous peoples.  Sagittarius also correlates to envisioning, beliefs, natural law, Gaia, and the search for truth.  When the Sagittarius/Gemini polarity is activated by such dynamic transits, it is a time to address the dichotomy between what is apparent (the talk, the advertising) and the reality. Sagittarius correlates to the future; Gemini correlates to the present. Yes, the message reads: the future is here and it is now.

Venus/Sun Occultation, June 5/6:

In our physical time and space reality, all things revolve around the sun. The sun correlates to the animating, life-giving force, to creator consciousness, to creative manifestation. In our conceptualizing of reality, all things revolve around that which survives within us and around us. Venus correlates to our core being-ness, to our inner feminine or responsive consciousness, our yin energy charge, to needs and desires. The yin momentum is that of draw-in or attraction. Venus correlates to the principle of relatedness, relationship, and relativity. Like attracts like; how we feel inwardly, how we resonate and energize from within, this then becomes the basis of our magnetic force-field. We create and materialize from this energy source. Venus is fertile and fertilizing. She creates and she perpetuates.

Venus also correlates to our deepest survival instincts. These instincts are biological and sexual in nature, and they are also shaped by our emotions, psychology, and experience, drawn from this life and from our soul’s journey over many lifetimes too.

To everything, there is a season. What is created also falls under the limits of our time/space reality. As the survival planet, Venus also correlates to mortality issues. When activated, Venus correlates to what lives, thrives and survives, and also to what dies.

In the sign of Gemini, the current Venus transit draws attention to a conceptual framework, a mind-set, a rationalization, a way of observing, a way of labelling self and life. Venus in Gemini puts the emphasis on ways of communicating, looking, seeing, learning, and connecting.

On June 5/6 2012, there will be a significant energy surge transmitted between our creator consciousness and instinctual desires. The creative potency is so dynamic, it is compelling enough to turn the conceptual into the reality, to bring that which we are resonating with into being.   Simply whatever it is that we have evaluated as most desirable and necessary for our continuance and survival is brought to the fore. We now face a critical impact moment along our evolutionary time-line. Destiny can show up in terms of life events and opportunities, or it can draw key people into our life. It is forceful enough to create a momentous shift in our awareness and therefore, our reality base.

If you don’t witness a pivotal circumstance occur in your private life on the actual Venus event date, please note that the potency of these transits are already operative and that they will continue to extend over a period of time. In fact, you have been working on this key calling-forth destiny chapter for some time now. Rarely does one realize the full importance of the experience as it is happening. Hindsight reflection will attest to the fact that this is no ordinary moment in time.

Venus travels in retrograde motion from May 15 to June 27. All planetary retrograde cycles are intensification chapters. As the planet of net worth and self worth, retrograde Venus prompts a review and reassessment of our essential needs, wants, and resources.   The cycle animates the unfinished business of relationships, from this or past lives.  It also calls forth fruition karma, in other words, the destiny that is ripe and waiting for its next chapter to begin.

Think back to June of 2004. Did a relationship, a consciousness, or life chapter begin or end? Think of its relevancy to where you are now and to what you have created since then. Can you see the last Venus transit as a staging platform or springboard?

The Venus occultation occurs at 15 degrees Gemini. With Gemini so highlighted, we can expect eventfulness/news to cover all things and people under this sign’s rulership. Among the many variables, Gemini people include: communicator, messenger, broadcaster, media or news mogul, writer, author, recording artist, TV personality, sports figure, transporter, networker, mover and shaker, talker, thinker, planner, cheater, thief, trickster, sibling, twin, friend, neighbour, student, and youth.

On an outer world level, Venus in Gemini will mobilize, circulate, popularize, exchange, buy, sell, advertise, merchandise, transport, inform, communicate, network, forge links and connections, deliver the message and the news.  It correlates to social networks, all forms of media and broadcasting (TV, radio, internet, satellite, virtual), electricity, electrical, telecommunications, popular trends, interests, games, and past-times; commerce, currencies, popular names in the news. Too, Gemini rules the nervous system, the body’s information super highway.

Noting that Venus correlates to money and that Gemini correlates to currency and trading, it is to be expected that this will prove to be a time of acceleration for Eurozone matters. Is the future of the EU already on the chopping block? Doubles or multiples fall under Gemini’s jurisdiction. Can a re-election create the necessary correction for Greece? The stars are building toward a make-it or break-it moment for that which is precariously perched. We have already seen the domino effect reverberating through the world’s economies. With Gemini so featured, it is not surprising to see the recent political shuffling. Expect to see more. Canada and the US continue in talks to unify manufacturing, trade, and border regulations. As of June 1, a hefty increase to the duty-free limit for cross-border shopping will make travel to the USA a lot more attractive to Canadians. Canada’s controversial pipeline projects are still in the works.

There is so much riding on the moment. The Stanley Cup hockey finals find the LA Kings, having benefited from the solar eclipse, on a destiny swing. London is gearing up for the summer Olympics which will occur just after the end of Venus retrograde. The social media giant Facebook went public just before the solar eclipse of May 20. Speaking of virtual reality, another Gemini ruled topic, witness how prevalent it now grows in our ordinary everyday routine. Virtual money (Venus in Gemini) such as the stock market, credit cards, and the national debt has already overtaken the world. Canadian money has just gone plastic. Commerce and banking institutions are working toward doing away with money handling altogether. Canada is already in the process of eliminating the penny.  While the Middle East and European street revolts rage on, tenacious student protests over tuition hikes continue in Quebec. The youth unemployment rate in many countries is at an all time high.

As suggested above, the stellar events of June 4 to 6 could be of major impact to all power grids, intellectual, political, social, material, economic, technological, and/or geophysical. Added safe-guards are wise. See the map provided at the start of this article for the areas on the globe receiving the most impact from Venus’s travel. Gemini also rules transportation by bus, train, bicycle etc..  Look to Sagittarius for hiking or flight; keep an eye open for something newsworthy that pertains to these topics/industries too. As with any transit, there is a wide range of possibilities for how the energies can manifest.

In addition to the rise of the solar feminine, this rare and momentous Venus in Gemini transit is also a statement for the transfer of the batons of hope, faith, and of creative redesign to our youth. We need to gift them the future, not to rob them of it. Their active presence, contribution, and voice are needed at the helm in order to lead the collective to where it needs to go. The youth of 1960’s raised their voice when Uranus and Pluto conjoined. Now Uranus and Pluto are aligned again, by the more urgent square angle aspect this time. Without a doubt, we, the collective, have come to a decisive pivot point. The message is pulsing more insistently now, how do we get it across? Watch for more social contagion, it is catching on. There will be more vocalizing and rising up, more movements, protests, and active rebellion. The Occupy movement will continue to mutate and to gather momentum.

The eclipses and Venus transit will be of special significance for you if your birthday falls on the actual event. Also, those born around May 15, and June 23 to 28 will feel the intensity of the Venus transit.  Also strongly affected are those born on the following dates in any year:  Feb 26, 27, Mar 3 – 6, Aug 29, 30, and Sept 6 – 9, and those born in the following specific time periods:  Sept – Oct 1963, Sept 1964 – Oct 1965, and March – June 1966.

Please note, in addition to the catalytic dates of June 4 to 6, the end of Venus retrograde on June 27 will also be an exceptionally eventful forward-thrust time. There are several major planetary transitions occurring June 23 to 27.  June 24 deliver the first of seven Uranus/Pluto (square) alignments to occur between 2012 and 2015.

We are gifted with an extended time-frame to send our top priority message out to the universe.  June’s transits will be re-stimulated later in the year, most notably by the lunar eclipse of Nov 28 and Jupiter’s transit through Gemini in the first quarter of 2013.

While you can be sure the Venus transit will deliver your destiny to you, it’s a good idea to keep your channel as clear as you can.  All transmissions to the universe carry more potent impact now.  Set deliberate intention.  Stay conscious and focused.  What do you want for yourself?  AFFIRM it.  The rise of the solar feminine offers you an exceptional opportunity to bear witness to your creative potential, to demonstrate yourself as the divine co-creator you are and have always been.

 

Watch an animation of the Venus transit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Venus_transit_2012_animation.gif

Watch a live webcast of the event:

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/webcast.php

Read more:

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/articles/ttt_73.php

An excellent website on Venus by Nick Anthony Firenza:

http://www.lunarplanner.com/HCpages/Venus.html

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June’s Monthly Forecast:

June 4:  Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 4:12 am (14 Sagittarius 14)

June 5:  Venus Occultation 6:31 pm (15 Gemini 44) (Venus/Sun conjunction, duration 6 hours)

June 18: New Moon 8:02 am (28 Gemini 43)

June 4: Neptune turns retrograde: 2:05 pm

June 7: Mercury enters Cancer: 4:16 am

June 20: Summer Solstice, Sun enters Cancer: 4:09 pm

June 23: Ceres enters Gemini: 4: 27 pm

June 24: Uranus squares Pluto 1:14 am

June 25: Saturn ends retrograde: 1:01 am

June 27: Venus ends retrograde: 8:07 am

 

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

You’ll soon have a new story to tell. The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs on June 4, but if you take a moment to think about it, you’ll see that a major script re-design is already well under way.  Whether you interface with the world through physical travel, written word, or employ other messenger routes, this eclipse is serves to broaden your vision, your understanding, and your contact list.

In addition to enlarging the scope of today’s get-go, the eclipse also serves to introduce you to your bigger picture future in some significant way.  An initial introduction or look see, a casual moment, conversation or brain-storm could grow into something of major importance. Stay curious. Keep talking, walking, and interfacing. Do not under-estimate synchronicity.

The rare Venus transit on June 5 and Jupiter’s advance into Gemini on June 11 also contribute to your present growth spurt. Now is an ideal time to under take formal study or training, to implement a new marketing or advertising campaign, to develop a creative project, or to look around and to see what trends are energizing. Your social life gains a fresh air boost now too. Most importantly you’ll notice that learning in the school of life begins a vibrant new chapter and that you find yourself thriving in it.

As stated previously, Venus in Gemini retrograde animates a key relationship chapter. There is likely to be more than one relationship or circumstance on karmic percolate. The spotlight can focus on a friend, neighbour, sibling, agent, or colleague. (Friends can move to lovers and vice versa.) Revisits or repeating themes are the echoes not only of present life matters or challenges, but also of the unresolved business of karmic recall. Whether complex or straightforward, the intention is for multi-dimensional weaving, learning, and resolution. You are working it out on several levels simultaneously. Of course we are always on a simultaneous program of integrating past, present and future, but the difference of this peak checkpoint along the evolutionary time line is the exceptional opportunity that it presents. You’ve made it to this threshold previously, but now you’ll cross over it. Once you do, a new reality sets into play. Take note, this is bigger picture stuff.

June 24 brings the first of the Uranus/Pluto alignments. Endings and beginnings dovetail on each other. This releasing, freeing and catapulting transit sees you through a major personal or professional breakthrough.

The structure of your present reality can shift in the blink of an eye. You could be recognized or singled out in some special way. You could gain a new status in the world. The transit is one that brings legacies, liabilities, and accomplishments of the past into the present. It is a time when you can break the yoke of the past, of indebtedness or burdensome responsibility. On the other hand, you can find you suddenly have new responsibilities to cope with.

Watch for opportunity you didn’t expect. June 23 to 29 is a major threshold crossing time. While there’s a major divide between what was and what is, there isn’t likely to be much of a time lapse between yesterday and present day. You can find yourself on blast off or faster forward, especially so if your birthday occurs on or around March 30. As the month finishes out, Uranus in Aries square Pluto sends pedal to the metal

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)

If you haven’t already made a huge change, you are about to. The lunar eclipse and Venus transit set the wheels to spin re intimate and primary relationships, finances, and survival needs. You need more of everything, from others and from yourself too. To be sure, your soul wants you to extract more value out of your present life learning. That’s why the ante is so incredibly amped up right now.

You can find that you become quite distanced from the person you were and the life you had just a little while ago.

The Venus transit prompts you to hold a major dialogue with your soul. When you listen, what stories or truths do you hear? Do you say one thing and demonstrate another? Do you feel that you are pointing yourself in the right direction?  Are you telling yourself half-truths or the whole story? Where were you eight years ago? How does it compare to or reflect where you are now? Are you living the life you envisioned or are you still repeating patterns while selling yourself on “someday”? If you find you are meeting with dilemma, contradiction, and duality first, that’s okay. It’s exactly the work that you are meant to examine and resolve. Give your undivided attention to the here and now of circumstances. When push comes to shove, you will discover how incredibly resourceful you can be.

Mars in Virgo through the beginning of July helps you to keep going strong. Continue to focus your efforts on correcting and fixing what’s necessary. Don’t allow yourself to give in to weakness or self sabotaging. There’s no time for it now.

Jupiter’s advance into Gemini can provide you with more than one lucrative avenue or opportunity. It also finds you diversifying more. You’ll find you don’t have to say much to get your message across. Your physical presence can speak volumes. This is a wonderful influence for the dancer, musician or performing artist. Starting its one year tour June 11, Jupiter in Gemini increases your expressiveness and creativity.

In the last week of the month, watch for a sudden signal or light-bulb to flash. Something or someone unexpected could overtake you and/or catapult you into a completely new direction. When opportunity arises, try a fresh approach, new avenue or relationship, go independent, set yourself free. Change is good. Make it sweeping and complete. It can be best thing you have done for yourself yet.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Your life has been on a more potent brew for this past year or so. June’s stars switch it from percolate to ready, set, go. Starting from now, you’ll see more fully what you have been working with and toward. Life hits a swifter move-on from here on in.  The solar eclipse of May 20, the lunar eclipse of June 4, the very special Venus transit of June 5, and Jupiter’s advance into Gemini on June 11, are all major activators. As if that isn’t enough of a forward thrust momentum, the end of the month unleashes even more. You are in for a banner year ahead if your birthday falls on or close to the celestial events of June 4 to 6.

The Venus transit is an especially potent calling-forth or manifesting influence. Like a lamp that shines a brighter light, your magnetic energy field is so infused and enhanced, you can’t help but draw added notice and attention. Venus will attract and manifest that which you are now ready for. Jupiter puts you at the start of a new 12 year cycle of becoming. The Venus transit puts you at the start of a bigger picture soul cycle. Watch for your consciousness and self knowledge to expand at a more rapid rate. You’ll find that your instincts and intuition are much quicker on the draw or uptake; that you suddenly know, recognize, and realize so much more than you did only a short while ago. While you may have a game plan in the works, you’ll come to view life as a series of synchronicities strung together into one big experiential ball. You can do no better than to pursue the artist’s way of living, loving, and being.

The lunar eclipse and Venus transit can be especially revealing, informing, and event generating. Beyond the actual dates, remember that these planetary influences continue to hold dynamic potency over an extended period of time. Each moment is teaming with fresh and ripe potential.

Today’s happenings mark a distinct dividing line between yesterday and tomorrow.

The previous Venus transit occurred in June of 2004. What was occurring for you then? Over the past 8 years you have been integrating this key learning. It is a springboard for this next evolutionary stage. The transits at end of the month will sharpen your viewfinder, and further clarify, define, and crystallize the course of your future.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

The informing and revealing lunar eclipse of June 4 is set to fill in a critical missing blank. Something can come into your awareness that has previously escaped your notice or understanding. If you’ve lost track, lost your grip, or lost your ability to rationalize in a way that actually makes sense, the lunar eclipse and the Venus transit can help you to find your way back to the heart and truth of it all. A misinterpretation, oversight or unrealistic expectation may have previously tripped you up, but the stars now conspire to set you straight. Suddenly you’ll find it all makes much better sense. Once you get this far along, the next challenge is to apply the learning constructively, to your greater good. The lunar eclipse necessitates that you fix what needs to be fixed sooner rather than later. Health matters and work situations are set to cross a critical no back-track peak.

Jupiter’s advance into Gemini on June 11 launches you into an intensified one year study, research, and apprenticeship program. You’ll find you can’t stretch yourself any further. Time, energy and resources are precious. You’ll find the need to pull back from your social life in order to devote more priority time and attention to specific people and circumstances.

If life hasn’t pushed you far enough forward in this first week or so of the month, watch for June 23 through month’s end to do the trick. The catapulting influence of Uranus/Pluto on June 24 will be felt by all, but those born June 30/July 1 will feel the ground shake the strongest. Expect the unexpected. You could find yourself suddenly thrust into a whole new reality.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You can look the same to others, but there’s so much more texture and hue added to you now. As you interface with the world around you, you’ll see so much more information reflected back to you. The super moon lunar eclipse of June 4 serves as mark-point between what was and what is now coming into being. You’ll become much more aware of just how much personal distance you’ve traversed in recent times and the vast potential that lies within the present moment’s reach. There’s so much more for you to do, to be, and to see.

The eclipse points you in the direction of your brightening future. It helps you to express the best of yourself and finds you ready, willing and able to open yourself up to the light of the new day dawn. Put your all into it. In reality, when you assess what it is you have to lose in contrast to your potential gains there’s really very little risk involved in giving it your all.

The rare Venus transit ends a eight year cycle and takes you over a new threshold. It can bring a particular relationship, group, community, or social involvement to a transition peak. As soon as one door closes, another immediately opens. Whether you call it quits or sign yourself up for something new, you’ll feel a strong sense of karmic destiny in the way things play out. Stay curious and go exploring. Whether introductory, a repeat, or a revisit, someone or something can be a significant catalyst for where you go from here. This person, place, or thing could alter the course of your future. Even if the experience or involvement is fleeting, the impact is likely to be lasting.

End of the month delivers a more rapid forward thrust, perhaps surprisingly so as Uranus and Pluto meet for the first of seven alignments. This is a revolutionizing, reinventing and revitalizing influence. Uranus/Pluto can set you free or set potentials on fire. It’s an ideal time to broaden the scope, to pursue a new professional direction or relationship status, to travel, publish, perform, or relocate.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’ve been switching back and forth for sometime now but that’s about to change. The lunar eclipse and Venus transit are set to bring the two steps forward, one step back dilemma or routine to a full stop. You’ll see that life’s important choices take on a life of their own and that the truth of the moment becomes much more obvious and clear cut. To a large degree, you are leaving behind that part of your life that knocked you for a big loop. Although there’s still plenty of testing ground, change, and the unexpected ahead, the experience you’ve gained along the way is making you sharper, stronger, and wiser. You’ll find you can reclaim a missing part of yourself, that you can be more effective in setting intention into action. If you’ve lost your grip or your groove, the lunar eclipse can show you how to get it back.

Security is a concept that needs redefining. You’ll find it inwardly, not in your attachment to outcome, people, places or pay-checks. Another key life lesson is to learn the difference between going through the motion versus the value in the act. One is about projection, and the other is about apprenticeship with grace.

In terms of where you are headed, the lunar eclipse is informing, affirming, and confirming. It can put you on the move yet again, but there will be no backtracking this time. So long as you know what you don’t want or what isn’t working, you have your most important answers. What’s done is done. Put your whole self into moving it forward from here. Explore it fresh, reach for next, don’t repeat the past.

The Venus transit prompts the opportunity to restructure your life and to redefine your priorities, necessities, and boundaries.  June 4 to 6 can deliver news, a cut-off point, end of the road, or a right time and place switch-track moment.

The end of the month will deliver the second threshold-crossing peak of the month. The script rewrite will churn it out much faster from this point forward. Regarding finances, investments, intimate relationships, health, or a discourse with your soul, you can find yourself into something exciting fresh and new or you could be challenged by the sudden or unexpected. Courage, independence, and personal initiative are your best ingredients. Don’t hesitate to start over, start fresh. Your willingness to complete reinvent and to pioneer a new frontier will serve you exceptionally well.

LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)

You find that things have a way of working themselves out, perhaps even better than you could imagine. The lunar eclipse and Venus transit can bring good news, irresistible attractions, or exceptional opportunity your way. Someone special could make contact, perhaps they are someone you know well and admire. Then again, you meet up with someone or something for the first time, but it isn’t the first meet and greet for your soul. That striking sense of familiarity is your clue to the significance of the person and the moment. This relationship, new passion or life trajectory will grow even more significant over time. Too, another’s good fortune can have a major impact on what happens next for you.

The stars give you wings, so make sure to spread them and fly. It’s an ideal time to increase your marketing, your personal visibility, or to hunt for better prospects. Intellectual, social, material, creative, romantic, spiritual, no matter what quest tops your list, there’s ample opportunity for you now.

Jupiter’s advance into Gemini, starting June 11, will continue to expand your horizons and opportunities for this next year. It is a favourable influence for educational pursuits, travel, relocation, writing, publishing, legal matters, social popularity, etc. Jupiter helps you to stay better in the know. A new vocation or life course can take shape. The influence can enhance your intuition, confidence, and your ability to get your message across to a welcoming audience.

June 23 to 29 can fire up even more than June 4 – 6. When Uranus is in the mix, there’s always something unexpected to contend with. A relationship, contract, or family circumstance (actual or karmic) could take you by surprise. It isn’t something to plan for, it is something to address as it happens. Stay alert and flexible. You are being challenged to reinvent how you interface with the world and specific others in it. Be the change you want to see. While circumstances can dictate, Uranus challenges you to break-free of past and to test drive a courageous new you and a courageous new life. You have going for you and more get-up-and-go than most would know.

SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)

Financial and relationship investments are the subject of the lunar eclipse and Venus transit. It seems you have more loose ends to wrap up. Too, you can find yourself on an overload or major backlog, or you can reach your saturation point with a particular circumstance, individual, or learning curve. What seems simple or straightforward to you can prove to be more complex or too much for another to address all at once. Even though it isn’t so easy to do, now is the time to better define what you can and can not commit to. Regarding legal, financial, or emotional matters, the Venus transit can take you through another go ‘round, or it can launch the next phase. For some time now, you have been working your way through a transition of major karmic significance to your bigger picture evolution. The rare Venus transit brings you to a completion peak and also starts you on a major new soul journey than will span over a number of lifetimes to come. You are being gifted with the exceptional experience of watching yourself walk over the bridge between your past and your future. The consciousness you bring forward will design the landscape on the other side. How do you want it to look?

June 23 to end of the month, expect to find yourself on a faster track. You could find yourself suddenly unencumbered or set free. It’s an ideal time to start a new job, project, health regime, schedule, study, strategy, or fix-it program.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22~Dec21)

The lunar eclipse and rare Venus transit will make a mark on us all, but those born around Dec 6 or 7 will feel the strongest impact. The lunar eclipse will increase your awareness and sensitivity to the energies that surround you, both seen and unseen. You’ll notice that you download plenty more than you usually do.

You stand poised at a major creative, spiritual, or emotional threshold. The exceptional Venus transit of June 5 can find you suddenly mesmerized by someone or something. Karmic destiny has a way of reaching right out and grabbing you in the right spot. Who-ever or whatever shows up for you now has the potential to completely redirect the course of your future. There’s no guesswork involved when the lightening rod strikes. The exceptionalness of synchronicity is undeniable. You aren’t likely to question it or to feel any sense of hesitation. One way or another, you’ll be compelled into action. When the universe gifts you, it is for you to receive it with open arms, mind, and heart. This Venus transit completes a transition phase begun in 2004 and launches a new cycle of relationship learning.

Jupiter’s advance into Gemini, beginning June 11, increases your social involvements and the attention you focus on others. There can be more to discuss, negotiate, or navigate. You can hold higher expectations too. Will they be met? Potentially yes, but don’t get too far ahead of yourself or the moment. Let the experience deliver its truth. As you observe more of the goings on in your world, you’ll learn more about yourself too.  Several currents and trends can energize. Take each one separately but recognize they all flow in the same direction.

June 23 to 29, you can feel like a switch flicks inside you. Held back or on wait no longer, you can experience a major break-through, cut-off, cut-loose, or break-free point. Watch for life to speed forward at an accelerated pace. While so much can fall into place, there’s still plenty of the unexpected to contend with and plenty more virgin territory to cross. Uranus can unleash more than you knew you had inside of you. You can find yourself on thrive personally, creatively, and emotionally. It is an ideal time to launch into a new career or project, to revamp your lifestyle, to explore new potentials for health and wealth. A new love or passion can fire up. Whether it’s the end of a parenting cycle or just the beginning, this can also be a time when your children start a significant life chapter.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22~Jan 19)

You may have had hints all along, now you’ll get the confirmation. The lunar eclipse can reveal that which was previously hidden from full view. Once you have this information, it will change how you approach things. If your hopes and expectations have been unrealistic, this eclipse can bring disillusionment. Noting that this is a super full moon eclipse flavoured by Sagittarius, things can inflate or blow out of proportion. Once the dust settles, you’ll see this critical peak moment as a necessary correction. Take it one step at a time. On the positive side, the lunar eclipse reveals hidden potential. It is for you to see its true value.

What lives, what dies, what thrives? The Venus transit brings the unfinished business of past life karma to the surface. It is absolutely necessary to confront, re-evaluate, and resolve this issue. The time for excuses or over-compensation is over. You can’t avoid the elephant in the room. There can be several considerations to address, several components and angles to explore. This is bigger picture stuff. The process is a lengthy one. Solution/resolution will occur in stages, have patience with the learning curve.

Work and health-related matters are featured by the Venus transit. It can be time to retrain, try new techniques, methodologies or to invest in new tools and equipment, to seek another opinion, to do more negotiating. An advisor, counsellor, coach, or health practitioner can be instrumental in taking you where you need to go.

June 23 to 29 is a defining time. More can occur and more quickly too. Those born Dec 30/31 will feel the strongest impact of Uranus square Pluto, but of course this transit is revolutionizing all our lives. Change is necessary, change is good. Harness it for your greater good.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20~Feb 18)

It’s been in the works for quite some time, but this month’s stars place you exactly on the threshold of a new personal frontier and a major lifestyle change. Your potentials are now exceptionally ripe for the taking. Everything can spark in a sudden flash, so much so, it can overwhelm you. The lunar eclipse is set to open you up to a whole new perspective on life. This is just the start of so much more to come.

The Venus transit occupies one of the very best positions in your chart. It creates an exceptionally potent attraction cycle. This karmic peak can be one of fruition recall. Of course there’s still plenty of unfinished karma to iron out, but you’ll find you are able to observe yourself in action with more objectivity which allows for more conscious choice-makings. You know what you want, and it is well within the range of possibility for you. This is not a time when you need to overcompensate or sacrifice needlessly. You deserve all that you reach out for, all that you can put your hands on. The universe knows this as fact; the people in your world know it too.

If something comes to an end, know it was destined to be. The stars now create a well defined line between what was and what is coming into being. You are not meant to bring the dead weight or life-less forward. It’s time to pen a new life and a new soul script. When someone new shows up or something new sparks, know it will carry you not only over the threshold, but into the long distance. Venus and sun launch an exceptional time for love, for creativity and career fulfillment, for your relationship with children. What begins now sets the foundation for the long term and your bigger picture evolution. You’ll experience bloom and gain in this life-time and your benefits package will extend over the coming lifetimes too.

Uranus, your ruler, will remain exceptionally active through 2015. On June 24, Uranus and Pluto will meet for the first of 7 alignments. Their revolutionizing force has been accelerating evolution on the planet for some time, but now we’ve come to firing on all cylinders time. June 23 onward will set even more synchronicity into action. There’s so much more for you to discover, to know, to experience, to pioneer. Stay up to speed and invent it as you go along.

PISCES (Feb 19~March 20)

Big wheels are now set into motion. The informing lunar eclipse can put you in the know, perhaps unexpectedly so. You may have anticipated it for some time, still, an end of the road or a departure of significance can take a big chunk out of you. The eclipse could bring important news or a major announcement, a milestone transition, a major career or personal life reformat. You can be directly or indirectly influenced by world events, economics, or politics, by policy makers or those in positions of authority.

The Venus transit puts the spotlight on real estate, security issues, home, and specific family members. The life trajectory that began sometime in the first half of 2004 can reach a completion point. It is also a springboard for this next stage of your life. Whether you are related to them by blood or by soul, someone new who enters (or exits) your life is a major catalyst. You’ll know the importance of their influence to your life right off the bat. Expect it to grow even more significant over time. You have been working toward this fresh start chapter for a very long time – in fact you’ve been working toward leaving this part of the past behind for many lifetimes.

Start of the month and end of the month thrusts an acceleration switch. When it comes to meeting your future, and the destiny ripe and ready for you, know you’ll make excellent time from here on in. You are just at the start of a completely reinvented self and a completely reinvented life. Uranus and Pluto position you at “frog jumping out of the well time”.  Neptune, Chiron and the momentous Venus transit introduce you to your special destiny. You are likely to look back some time later and say “look at me now, who would have guessed.”

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