What happens during Transit of Venus?
The Transit of Venus pertains to the spectacular astronomical event
when Venus takes a strategic position between the Earth and the sun.
This particular motion by Venus normally happens, but when it does, the
second planet from the sun is usually higher or lower, so it does not
block the face of the sun. Twice in a hundred years, however, Venus is
aligned between the Earth and the sun in a good position to block the
sun's light. It is like an eclipse, but a miniature one. Instead of the
sun looking like a ring of fire or a broken ball of light, it appears
with a dot on its face instead.
The transit of Venus comes in pair every century. Earth saw the first of this lifetime's pair in June 2004.
What does the Transit of Venus mean to astrology?
For the astrologers, Venus is a planet that celebrates man's desire for the good things in life.
"Venus understands the beauty of form, possession and manifestation," "She is useful in practical and
everyday living for protection, power and support. She supports
aspiration, success and achievement in LIFE."
Egyptians see Venus as the "Giver of Life,".
The Sun, on the other hand, is the source of life energy. It gives
light literally and figuratively, and with its light comes power.
Together, Venus and the Sun coming face to face is a huge cosmic
event. How does it relate to the Mayans' prediction that the world will
come to an end (or huge changes are coming) in December 2012?
The Mayans watched Venus obsessively, and had to have known that the
end of their calendar would occur at the perfect time, in the same year
as the transit of Venus. The Mayans associated Venus to
Venus actually represents the things we love, the people we love, how we
connect... It's very much about highlighting and drawing attention to
our desire nature... All of that is being punctuated with great
The transit of Venus will affect people on a personal level, individually.
I believe that we will be given the opportunity to become aware of
who we are within our relationships, and if we are bringing our true
self into our relationships. The energy of this eclipse also provides
with the ability to bring balance within our relationships as well.
If astrology is meaningful to you, mark the date of this year's Venus
transit. You may just notice one or a few changes with regards to your
relationships and desires.