“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Eden Phillpots
Venus stations direct on Friday 1/31 following the New Moon at 10 degrees of Aquarius on Thursday 1/30. One of the Sabian symbols of this New Moon is, “During a silent hour a person receives new inspiration which may change his life.” It bodes well to provide some quiet time to take an inspired approach to new aspirations – particularly those related to self esteem, relationships, finances and ways to bring more pleasure, harmony and joy into your life. Venus has been retrograde since Dec 21 and will station conjunct Pluto and opposite Jupiter- supporting efforts to transform underlying belief systems which inhibit growth and making wisdom and hope more accessible.
Quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom
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In mythology it was Venus – the goddess of love – who was often responsible for creating enemies and starting the occasional war. Venus governs diplomacy as well and is a reminder of the need to reconcile warring or polarized factions – both inner and outer – diplomatically, enabling eventual progress and evolution.
As Venus prepares to station direct a good thing to consider is the process of how we come back from difficult relationship events and traumas and what degree of vulnerability we are capable of or would like to be capable of as a result. It is a good moment in time to reassess this and work on changing it if needed.
David Whyte in his book, The Heart Aroused, Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, writes eloquently about this process.
“Everything we do is determined by the hopes and fears we bring to a situation…
As the enemy that has frightened us melts away, so does the requisite need for the weapon of attack, simply because human nature being what it is, the inner arms procurement industry eventually becomes a law unto itself, integrating itself within the personality as a defense against life itself, like an enormous inner Pentagon, institutionalized, literally into the life of the body politic.
Blake wrote of his guardian angel attempting to visit him while Blake fought him off, mistaking him for just another aspect of that wider world he had already turned into an enemy.
‘So he took his wings and fled:
Then the morn blushed rosy red:
I dried my tears and armed my fears
With ten thousand shields and spears.’”
The ability to remain vulnerable or vulnerably wise is a matter of appropriate boundaries – a Saturn affair – as well.
Venus stations direct today at 7 degrees of Gemini. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this degree is “An old fashioned well with the purest and coldest of waters.” Hidden springs, woodland wells and urban fountains have throughout time been thought of as magical places to make wishes. There is something magical indeed about a place where water bubbles up from deep inside the earth. Symbolically it can represent spiritual or emotional rebirth – a place of innocence and good intentions. As Venus stations we get an opportunity to hit the reset button as far as our values – personal and collective- are concerned- in order to come from a place of increased authenticity about what really matters to us personally and as residents of a small planet.
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eisley