I’m really not much for astrology. I say that only because I haven’t taken the time to really study it. I have seen some really interesting correlations between personality and sun sign, but I don’t really know how well current stellar occurrences correlate with current events. I’ve heard more than one astrologer state; “I predicted that because of xyz.” However, I haven’t taken the time to follow up and find out if they were correct.
However, current events in the sky have had me pondering the whole question of astrology. A couple weeks ago I wrote about the annular eclipse we had the ‘super moon’ before that, and of course we have the big alignment of our sun with the center of the Milky Way at the winter solstice on December 21st, 2012. Now this week, we have another unusual astronomical phenomena, and it’s also a relatively rare one.
June 5th to June 6th, 2012, the planet Venus will cross the face of the sun. The last time she did this was June 8th, 2004. I say relatively rare because this particular event always occurs in pairs about 8 years apart, every 120 years.
It started me wondering again, if maybe the Mayans weren’t on to something with their calendar. I don’t really buy into the doom-and-gloom apocalyptic aspect that some ascribe to this. Because the Mayans never said the world was going to end, they said it was the end of an age. Which also means the start of a new one.
I find it intriguing that in this particular year, which was so significant to a culture that had intricate knowledge of star movements, and the passage of time would have such a large number of unusual celestial events occurring within it, each one with it’s own distinct significance.
I’m not sure what that means, but in browsing through some different websites that describe what the astrological significance of this Venus transit means I found out that these transits tend to signify an expansion of consciousness, are generally marked by shifts in communication and commerce. For example in the 1519-1526 transit, Magellan’s travels demonstrated that the Earth was a globe, and not flat. From 1631-1639 national mail service was established in Denmark, and the 1874 pairing brought about the telephone.
Currently, we have seen the rapid expansion of the Internet and the advent of the smart phone. People now have a whole new way of connecting and communicating. We’ve all seen the results of this new, near instantaneous communication in the news. Now, with global banking and currency systems trembling, some financial experts are suggesting new financial systems need to be explored. This is apparently related to the fact that these transits occur during either the sign of Gemini or Sagittarius.
However, Venus is named for the Roman goddess of love, and so love in all it’s aspects will also be affected, as well as relationships.
I’m actually kind of excited to see how it all plays out. If you’d like to check out the websites I read through, visit them here: