They say that Venus is a ‘benefic’ planet, that it brings luck/beauty/pleasure to whatever it touches. Perhaps this is true… in the long run! My recent experience with this planet’s transiting conjunctions (when the real Venus up in the sky goes past the same point that a planet resided at the time of my birth, as shown in my natal chart), is that basically, I cry. Not just little, weepy tears, either. Great big heaving sobs (the uncontrollable kind where you have to pull over and stop driving- for safety’s sake! or the totally-on-the-verge kind where you have to call a friend to save you from yourself…)! (By the way- Thanks, Friend!) My goodness! So, what’s this all about, anyway? Eh, Venus?!?
Ok, ok, so that shouldn’t be news, but it helps to be able to recognize the trend and point a finger to what it’s pointing a finger to (“When a finger is pointing to the Moon, a Fool looks at the finger”) and give that a name. For me, the name is Venus.
I’m sure it’s why I started following her through the sky and honoring her with public art installations in the first place! I was (and am!) called! It is (quite obviously, given all of the *dangerous* sobbing and ‘emergency’ friend-calls) what I need to work on.
So far, it’s shaping up like this:
Huh. Yep. I thought I was going to write a whole list of things, but this pretty much sums it up, actually. It shows up in different guises, affects different ‘houses’ in my chart, different areas of my life. But, really, it’s the work that permeates all of it- through and through. It is the same. old. same. old. lesson! And, I must admit that I get sick of it, too!
Ha- I say “too” because I’m assuming that if you’re reading this you probably have known me for some time and you may already know this to be my ‘weak’ spot (and are probably like: yeah, yeah, yeah- move on, already!) But, perhaps not. It’s a funny one, because sometimes it seems like it comes as no problem: being totally comfortable with myself, doing what I know is right for me, being who I am. And then sometimes it is absolutely taken over by …fear, I suppose. Or some other such shadow that must be dragged into the light and revealed. Integrated.
At any rate, it’s my same old work and I’m in the thick of it, now. And it is Venus who is inviting me into this work. Urging me to go deeper. Pointing her finger at so many of my little ‘moons’, just waiting for me to realize that they are only reflecting my own ‘light’ back to me and that if I want to see something better, or more true or beautiful, then THAT’S what light I need to be shining! (Eh, Venus?!)
Perhaps, instead of doing all of this work chasing after Venus, what I really need to do is cultivate the Venus-ness within me:
-connect with others
-create and appreciate beauty
-find, design, and delight in pleasure
-express myself creatively (my Venus is in Leo)
-use writing as a way to give value to the world (Mercury in my 2nd house, ruled by Venus)
-structure creative time and self-care for myself (Saturn is conjunct my natal Venus)
-communicate deeply and harmoniously (3rd house planets in Libra - ruled by Venus)
-heal my relationship with money (Chiron -the wounded healer- in Taurus, ruled by Venus! also trine Venus in my natal chart!)
-be meticulous (in a ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ kind of way- hopefully without becoming too wrapped up in the ‘perfection’ piece) with my values, possessions, money, writing, body, health, art, etc. (2nd house, ruled by Venus, in Virgo)
-be my unique self in my relationships and enjoy their weirdness (7th house, ruled by Venus, in Aquarius)
-honor my art
That’s all (only I’m sure it’s NOT, even! I bet there’s MUCH MORE! But, hey- it’s a start! It should keep me busy… For a minute… Or forever!).
See? I knew there was a list just waiting to happen (go, Virgo!)! You can use most of it, yourself, if you wish to cultivate your own Venus-ness (I noted the items that are not ONLY Venus in parentheses, as you may have noticed, but every item on that list does have SOME Venus in it and may work for you, too!)! It is, by no means, exhaustive, but as I said: It’s a pretty good start. If you have any questions or want any resources for specific bits of the work or want to get together to chat about it or just want to hug, be in touch! As you know, I’m working on cultivating relationships, communicating deeply…
As I’ve been following Venus, I’ve been thinking of loving Venus or Venus loving me, but for right now, I’m going to do what Venus would do (WWVD?), and just go ahead and love myself (GAW! SO. STINKIN’. SAPPY-AND-CLICHE-AND-I-DON’T-EVEN-CARE!).
I said it. Maybe I can really do it. Maybe you can, too (if you haven’t got it dialed in, already- does anybody? Maybe some do. In fact, I know some do- at least for now. Either way, Venus energy will support the process!). <3
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*special thanks from this post are due to:
-Emily Clayton for her inspiring self-worth, self-work & stellar support
-Moody Little Sister for being true and for a heckuva rockin' good time at The Old Church last night
-Elizabeth Russell of Be Space for believing in me and bringing me in.
-Patrick, for noticing and caring and helping me find out. <3
*also, special thanks to:
-Jessica (for prior posts, in which I neglected to thank) for continued, enthusiastic interest and insight into the heavens and how we reflect them/they reflect us
-Tanya for being my one-woman make-it-happen team (i.e. Manifestin' Mama!) in Astro-land and beyond
- ... and probably others, I'll have to go back and check and mention you in a future post! :)