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:
thanks for this post, Serena. I don’t know enough about astrology either, but it’s fascinating. and I love your explanation about the changes coming. I took a class on past life regression and she made the same comment: Momentous things are happening and changes abound. I can feel it in the air around me. It’s exciting and i’m thrilled to be watching it unfold.
Exactly! I get this sense that everything will work out. I had this dream, probably two years ago, and in the dream it was more than 10 years from now, and the whole sense of the dream was one of hope, of peace, of a better life. I clearly heard a voice say: “In a decade, you won’t recognize your society.” It was clearly meant that society would be better off. Ever since then, my worries and fears about the future have sort of faded, and yes, I find it exciting to be living through these times.
This is such cool information. I’m someone who often is affected by astrological influences. For instance, when Mercury goes into retrograde, my life goes a bit wonky and electronics/mechanics tend to not work properly. Tomorrow is my birthday, so it’s a big day! 🙂
OH sweet that you’re tuned into those rhythms! Happy Birthday too! If a little belated. Hope it was a terrific day!
Very interesting. I have my own theories on what this end of an age will be, but I am keeping it to myself. I am both excited and slightly leery (in some aspects). I, too, don’t know enough about astrology to predict anything, but I find some of its personality breakdowns extremely interesting.
It’s really very interesting how this ‘big year’ has so many astronomical and astrological events. I’ve never yet found a hard and fast date of the transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age, but kind of funny how the Mayans predicted the end of their age so nearly with the stellar one. Astrology is one of those things that interest me, but I just don’t have the time to devote to it. I’ve always wanted to get my full chart done though.
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