Friday, March 25, 2011
Re: Venus and Netune in Aquarius - A New Kind of Love
Most of us are familiar with Botticelli's painting, The Birth of Venus. It depicts Aphrodite/Venus arriving onshore after her sea-birth from the foam surrounding the severed Phallus of Uranus, the god of the starry Heavens.
This Greek myth speaks to the birth of love and beauty as well as the gift of our human sexuality. It says that when the Spirit of the heavens came to Earth and mixed its potency with the collective unconscious of humanity - or with the Anima Mundi or World Soul - Love was born. The myth says that Earth is cut off from Heaven, and yet Heaven's potency is still available to us. Heaven's power is now lodged in Love's power.
This holy Love is Spirit Incarnate and manifests through all things beautiful, true, compassionate and peaceful (remember, the dove of peace belongs to Aphrodite). No matter that the patriarchy has tried to use this goddess for its own pleasure and power, Aphrodite outwits them all. Because Love cannot be ruled by another. It is too independent, too truthful, too beautiful to ignore.
With Uranus, the Heavenly 'father' of Aphrodite/Venus now in the sign of Aries - of new beginnings and new identities - it is a happy synchronicity that the Sabian symbol for Uranus at 1* Aries is: A woman risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her. Seals symbolize a longing of the soul, and it is not just happenstance that this image of the soul's longing is speaking to us with Uranus' entry into the beginning of the zodiac.
We are longing to manifest Love in our lives. We are longing for a new identity that manifests our love in the world.
Neptune, the Greek god of the oceans, symbolizes the active (male) power of the collective unconscious - its movement and growth, its changeability and dangers. This watery realm is the place of the Imagination and it is from this magical realm - the Creative Imagination - that Aphrodite comes to birth.
Venus joins Neptune in the sky Saturday evening, March 26th, before she dives into the watery realm of Pisces (ruled by Neptune)later that night.
When these two planets join up in the sky, the Cosmic Story says, "Dive into your unconscious - into your imagination, your body, your feelings - and listen to what they are telling you. Listen to where Love leads you. Isn't it time to believe in what you love, instead of believing in a corporate story of materialistic needs that only feed the corporate coffers but never our souls?
Yes, when Venus and Neptune come together in the Cosmic Story, it makes for a nice romantic evening, or can open us to unconditional love and boundless compassion. (On the dark side, it can lead to lies and self-deception.)
However, there's so much more you can do with these energies. Today and tomorrow are days to play with and in the Creative Imagination. Sink down into your heart and soul and let your Spirit free! Dance, drum, create art, sing, make love! Do things that make you happy and then find out what you really, really LOVE!
When Aquarius is added to the picture, think mental telepathy, the future, the group mind. Venus and Neptune in Aquarius give us an opportunity to use this power of the imagination to help us send out our intentions for what we love. Tonight and tomorrow, leading up to the conjunction of these two planets, are great times to send out love to those of your family and friends you don't see everyday. It's a great time to meditate on those things that you love and want to manifest. It's a great time to write poetry, read poetry, make love, be loving. It's a great time to 'send your love into the future' as Sting sings it, and imagine a better future. The more details you add the better!
So have a wonderful weekend and bring in the power of Springtime!