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We’re in the midst of a super-Venusian lunar cycle. Both the New AND Full Moon are ruled by Venus, making the Goddess of Love the presiding deity for this entire moonth.
The cycle started with the Libra New Moon on October 12, a seed-planting for a new beginning in relationship, art, beauty, peace and receptivity. AND – since the New Moon opposed revolutionary, rule-breaking, freedom-loving Uranus in Aries, this new beginning involved disrupting the status quo, taking risks, and busting out of old paradigms and patterns.
As the energy builds toward next Tuesday’s Taurus Full Moon, the peak of the lunar cycle, we’re seeing the results of not only what started at the New Moon, but a process that’s been developing since the end of June.
On June 21, at the Summer Solstice (Winter in the Southern Hemisphere), Venus entered her pre-Retrograde shadow – initiating a 4-month process of rethinking, regenerating, reviewing and renewing the feminine in all of us. Relationship dynamics have been shifting, we’ve been releasing old programs that no longer serve us, healing core wounds around self-love and self-worth, clarifying our needs and desires, and revamping self-care habits. The Full Moon brings these processes to fruition, shining the light what’s been developing beneath the surface and behind the scenes.
Just after Solstice, on July 1, Venus formed her first of three conjunctions with Jupiter – planet of expansion, opportunity, generosity and prosperity. In traditional astrology, Venus and Jupiter are the two “benefics,” bringers of good fortune and blessings. When the benefics get together, they magnify each other’s influence, increasing the flow of love, money, pleasure, harmony and abundance.
What was happening in your life on or around July 1? How about August 4 – the second Venus-Jupiter conjunction? Because of Venus Retrograde, we get THREE Venus-Jupiter conjunctions, and the third is coming up on October 25. This one’s the biggie! The first two gave you a preview, a taste, a teaser, a door-opening, and the third brings manifestation – the end result. (Three, it’s the magic number.)
The recommendation is to make yourself available to Venusian opportunities – get out and meet people, take the risk of stretching beyond your comfort zone in relationship-land, be on the lookout for ways to increase the financial flow, make ART. Magnify your powers of attraction through acts of generosity, love and beauty. Focus on what you desire and call it in – no pushing, struggling, striving required. Open yourself to RECEIVE.
The Venus-Jupiter conjunction, at 15° Virgo, is further empowered by its proximity to Mars (19° Virgo), and a trine (120-degree angle of support) to Pluto at 13° Capricorn. Mars and Pluto heat up the desire, drive and passion, and all this Earth-sign goodness – including the upcoming earthy Taurus Full Moon – means that something tangible wants to be created.
If you have some astro-technical know-how, you can get more insight into what the Venus-Jupiter conjunction means for YOU. Find the house in your birth chart that contains 15° degrees Virgo. The areas of life represented by this house are where you are: manifesting and receiving the results of your efforts; ready to expand into more love, abundance and pleasure; magnetic to attracting your desires; and supported in taking a creative, erotic, relational and/or financial risk.
– Emily Trinkaus
Do you feel disconnected from or deprived of the Venusian realm of pleasure, beauty, eroticism and shakti/vitality? Do you long to liberate more of your LIGHT, passion and creative brilliance?
The Sister Goddesses are gathering and we’re following Venus to the Underworld. Join us to dismantle old perceptions and programs, and strip away any blocks to shining the light of your naturally brilliant true self.
If you missed the preview call on Venus in Virgo & the Sacredly Sexual Priestess, you can listen to the recording.
Venusian Sisters have said:
“I found myself supercharged with Venus strength and courage, resulting in an ability to redirect my path in a way that brings more truth and beauty into what I give and receive from the world.” – Anna
“I found Emily’s presentations to be wildly uplifting, spiritually stirring and always full of new information and guidance. The perfect mixture of head and heart.” – Lynn
“You opened a doorway or portal to allow the full remembrance of my Divine Feminine energy – the ancient piece of truth, wisdom, and royalty – into my current incarnation. Thank you for opening your heart so I and others might be transformed.” – Dani
“I love how my Venusian light has grown stronger and brighter during my time with the group, and how I now celebrate it daily in myself and the wonderful women I meet.” – Caro
“Walking into the mystery of Venus and allowing her wisdom to unfold infused my life with beauty and meaning. Thank you, Emily, for creating a sacred and safe place to be vulnerable and to embrace radical personal growth.” – Steph