The evening of June 5, 2012, Venus and the Sun exactly conjunct.
Venus is traveling Retrograde. The Sun and the Moon created a LUNAR Eclipse yesterday.
And that is why this is such an unusual transit of Sun-Venus.
Besides the already portentous meanings – as this is the ‘inferior’ conjunction that occurs when Venus is at the exact midpoint of the Retrograde cycle. Only this time it happens with a Lunar Eclipse, making Venus visible as she moves across the Sun. There are articles about it in every news service and NASA, where you can find plenty of photos and facts.
This is about the chart. Venus and the Sun are exactly conjunct — from the Earth’s perspective. However, from the Sun’s perspective, Venus is conjunct Earth. This is an Eclipse of Venus. And it happens in pairs – every 120 years. The last time was in 2004, the next time is 2117. This may be worth noting!
Venus and Sun are in Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury and Mercury is currently at the end of Gemini (leaving in 2 days). Mercury is the dispositor of the chart — it is the strongest planet in it’s own sign. Mercury is also conjunct the 7th house cusp on the US East Coast, so it the focus in on communication. How do you communicate, who do you connect with, what do you read, how do you share.
Mercury is trine Saturn– we connect to advance and improve our communication skills. To become more precise, more professional, in our thinking and sharing.
Since this is a very special time for Venus-Sun, there are new revelations about self-love. This is a time we can advance our self-love. We can realize loving our selves does not mean being ok with every thing we think, say or do, every interaction, every skill. We can self-reflect (Eclipse) and still love our selves. One does not negate the other. We can be proud of ourselves, even when looking at our flaws, inconsistencies, ‘lacks’, or desires yet to be met.
During the period between the Venus-Sun conjunction and Venus’ Direct station on June 27, we can advance our self-love by detoxing from negative self-talk. We don’t need it and no one needs to be selling it. Yes, it is a discipline to continually be aware of the negative talk creeping in, especially when we feel we ‘deserve’ it. Yet, we can accept our challenges and imperfections without negating, degrading, or devaluing our selves.
Cheers! To your wonderful self.