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In this show I explore all of the planets in the sky in a way I have yet attempted. I talk about both the Personal and Collective implications for all of the transits that are currently happening. That is the first part of the show. Divided–of course–by music, in the 2nd half of the show we explore the chart of musician Nick Drake and take a peek into the transits of his death. Poor boy under a Northen sky….oOo
This is by far my longest show (just so you know before entering) I have ever done, but in the eyes of Saturn, my most comprehensive. I’m glad i could make Saturn smile in the making of it.
Hope you enjoy,
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There are many perspectives on what this Venus transit of the Sun is all about, but Adam’s take on it is truly unique. Having just finished his latest book “the Light of Venus,” he has more than a few tidbits to share about this game changing transit. We look at the entire synodic cycle, Venus retrograde, her transit of the Sun, the Solar Feminine and much more….I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did giving it.
…An old woman walks in dusk through the buzzing city streets. She sees beautiful youthful versions of herself and reflects. On a bench, she looks West, watching Venus sparkle, noticing how she is dimmer than the night before. She thinks, “Something is being completed.”…
Journey towards gestation
As of May 15th, Venus has been retrograde. Meaning, she has begun her 16 day descent from the Evening sky, as the brightest “star” in the sky, and is heading towards the Sun, completing her cycle which began back in October of 2010. You can think of this phase of the Venus cycle as a full phase, a completion, much like a full moOn. Traveling back in time to fall of 10’, you will be able to get a clear idea of what the beginning of the Venus cycle was all about for you. (see my previous posts: Venus towards the Sun; Venus rx).
This current Venus cycle is imprinted by the Archetype of Scorpio. The reason for this is because she passed the Sun around Halloween 10’ in the tropical sign of Scorpio. When Venus passes in between the Earth and Sun, it represents the beginning of her journey. This is best understood visually. For example, Venus is now retrograde, falling from the early evening sky, getting dimmer day by day, and soon she will disappear. This happens because she is traveling in close proximity to the Sun. This represents a kind of gestation phase. This will happen at the end of the month (May 31st). During this “gestation” she will also transit the Sun on June 5th, yet, still be absent from both the evening and morning skys. It is not until mid June, when she reappears. This time, as a Morning Star. The Birth of Venus. The Return of Quetzalcoatl?
How she makes you feel?
Sad? Lonely? Afraid? It’s never easy to let go. But it always comes back to a simple phrase, “If you love something, give it away.” Whether it is a person, a pet, an addiction, whatever, it is ready to go. Now. Because this current Venus cycle relates to the Archetype of Scorpio, it relates directly to Death and Decay and the potential for Transformation. Whatever began to die in the Fall of 10’, is now dead; and whatever was born then, now shows its true face. We must be detached to both. The hardest part of dealing with Scorpio is facing all the fears. “I don’t wanna be alone!” “I can’t be alone.” “I’m afraid to change, to let go.” ….and the best, “I know its right, but I can’t.” Heres the catch: Unless we actively participate in the transformation of “______” in our lives, the planets/gods/archetypes will do it for us regardless. And trust me, from experience, it much easier to drink yage, attempt the transformation with your own will, than to have greater celestial energies make it happen for you.
We are in the window of Completion. Get clear about what it is you are releasing and mutating into. See the perfection of the pain you have been through in this cycle for the past 584 days (a Venus cycle). Find out where in your chart this is happening: what house, what aspects, etc….It’s important to know because it can help you contextualize your experience. There is also something quite magical about having the knowledge of your experiences perfection and timing. It’s one of the greatest gifts of Astrology! Kosmognosis = “kosmo”-relating to celestial phenomena; “gnosis”–true wisdom.
The first day Venus disappears from the night sky is also the first day of her gestation. May 31st is this day. Shortly after, her new cycle begins. This one in Gemini. But she is still not visible until mid-June (the 14th? don’t quote me on this, its foggy). She will then rise before the Sun, every morning for around 260 days. Venus as a Morning star. The rise of the Gemini Goddess. Curious, fueled with a desire for novel experiences, hungry for new ideas and connections, liberated, she will change the world as we know it. Lay your old ideas aside, time is mutating, space too, and the new ideas coming at us faster than the speed of light.
…standing from her bench, the old woman smiles, remembering an old love. She thinks, “How hard it was to let him go, but how necessary it turned out to be.” She has never been a Lover without Love. She’s alone, but never alone. Sometimes those birds are just too bright. The ones that cannot be caged. There is always something waiting. You just need to let go. Ka wills it….. * For me, at the beginning of this Venus in Scorpio cycle, this song saved me. May it be of assistance to you too….~(~…..:::::
::::: If you want context for this cycle in your own life, where it is, what to do with it, you can contact me at KOSMOGNOSIS@GMAIL.COM and we can set something up:::::
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With Venus now retrograde and the Summer Eclipse season upon us, it is paramount we all understand what the stars are asking of us. A Dragon hole is opening. Time is speeding up. Magic is everywhere. Change is immanent. We are entering the arena–the galactic space we have all been waiting for. How are you feeling? Do you know why? Do you know what you are going to do? Listen to the show and maybe I can help bring context to what is happening not just to you, but the world at large.
music: Puscifer: Oceans
“Love is a weapon of Light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness.” Yehuda Berg
…It’s been raining for days. A group of women walk unmasked into the night led by a golden Bull. The Watcher of the East peers down onto the Earth with his knowing Eye. This is a time of remembering…..
On May 15th, Venus will turn Retrograde in close proximity to El Nath, the northern tip of the horn of Taurus–the Bull–beginning her long journey and transformation into her Morning Star phase. In my last post on Venus I talked extensively on what Venus retrograde represents (HERE) and in this post I would like to bring it to a whole other level. Using Fixed stars and the observable motions of this Venus cycle, I shall attempt to bring more meaning to this transit. In five parts (this being #1) I will bring you through the entire Venus synodic cycle with the intention of bringing deeper meaning to her stellar geometric dance and how it relates to the rebirth of the Goddess into the world.
thanks to Adam Gainesberg:
Venus’ station at 24 Gemini, in close proximity to El Nath marks the beginning of the end of her current cycle which began back in October of 2010. The current Venus cycle relates to the Scorpio Goddess. Essentially 19 months of deeply investigating–in penetrating fashion–all of our desires, relationships, secrets and darkness is coming to an end. If you think back to then, you will probably get hit with the realization of, “Damn, that was a really dark time…” (from Oct–Nov 10’). In my observations, I saw lots of betrayal, secretive affairs, falling into despairing addiction, and flat out depression from many people in my life–including clients. For those of you who did not experience this, you are the exception to the rule. It’s probably in your chart. And now, as Venus is in her maximum brightness as an Evening star we are experiencing a culmination of the energies that came at us during that period. Sit with it…….:::: How does now, relate to then? Is there some kind of closure happening for you with it? (I bet there is…..keep thinking)
Personally, I don’t do a lot of work with Fixed stars, but every once in a while I’ll get the charge to take a peek. I received such a charge today. This entire Venus cycle happens in the head of the Bull (sidereal Taurus). Starting on El Nath, moving back to Aldebaran “the eye of the bull,” and forward again, passing through the horns–El Hecka and El Nath. It’s important to note that this area of the sky is called the Hyades. Along with the Pleiades, these two star systems are among the most stunning stars to gaze upon in the night sky. The two in combination create the constellation of Taurus. Being that Venus will be traveling around the head of the bull “the loins of the Goddess” I feel its important to get an idea of the nature of these stars. For starters, lets look at El Nath.
Taken from www.Constellationofstars.com:
Of the Nature of El Nath:
“El Nath is the tip of the [northern] horn…. It was viewed as the force of the Bull, thereby having power over the waters or blood of life…. [It] is a weapon which can be used for good or for ill.”12
“With Venus: Favorable for gain, enemies who are powerless to injure.”10
“El Nath among the Hindus represented Agni, the god of fire…also the similar Hutabhuj, the Devourer of the Sacrifice.”11
“Astrologers said that El Nath portended eminence and fortune to all who could claim it as their natal star.”13
….mmMMmm….weapons, sacrifice, blood, life, fire, good fortune……..Where is the love?
Two ages ago ( ca. 4300 BC and ended in ca. 2150 BC.) was the Age of the Bull. Civilizations around the world worshipped the Bull and would lay sacrifice to this sacred animal to assist men in relieving their sins and to give them greater power. It was also a time when the Goddess was still worshipped along side the Earth. Then came the Age of the Lamb (Aries), which destroyed polytheism and funneled it into one god, one head (Aries)–ie. Moses and his condemnation of his people worshiping the “golden calf.” 2,000 years later (some say 1 AD) came the “spiritual” age of the Fishes (Pisces). Jesus helped usher this age into being–this is the Age we are now stepping out of into the Age of Aquarius. In looking back, its fascinating to see how these Precessional Cycles overlap into the affairs of men. My curiosity in the moment though, is why Venus is stationing on El Nath and spending so much time there (around 19 days within 3 degrees). Is she asking for a sacrifice? Is she looking for a greater weapon or skill to wield? Or is she reminding us of a time long lost through the ages? Perhaps this transit does relate to the rebirth of the Goddess into the Collective like so many astrologer’s are talking about?
If you read my first post on Venus you will remember how Venus retrograde periods relate to the ushering in of karmic relational contracts. It’s a real phenomena. Again, think back to the Fall of 10’. Who did you meet and who did you release? And within the complicated matrix of relationship dynamics, we all have our own “weapons.” : silence, coldness, screaming, spite, jealousy, revenge, slander, put-downs, arguing, arrogance, greed etc, etc, etc……These are all relationship weapons. With all subtleties aside, its important to wonder why? Why is it so challenging for relationships to work in our time? What is different? Perhaps….its the slow emergence of the sacred feminine again. For too long have we lived in a patriarchal world subduing the power of the feminine. And according to many astrologer’s and culture’s around the globe, this particular Venus cycle relates to the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine into the world. During this re-emergence, perhaps we shall see a slow and steady shift of how our relationships are conducted. Not just with each other, but with the planet too!
Venus will be retrograde until June 27th. There are a handful of important events set to occur from now until then. When Venus is retrograde she is also moving her fastest. She also reaches her perigee closet to the Sun during this phase. What this creates is the feeling of time speeding up. With two Eclipses also happening in the same constellation, it is not far reaching for me to say that the coming months are going to be some of the most eventful times of our lives. May we call on Mother Earth to assist us in this energetic shifting. In the end, its all just speculation. I’m not going to pretend to know exactly what this Venus cycle is fully about. There are things you know and things you don’t. Parts of this subject matter are so big and so vast, it just blows my mind. I just find it interesting and worthy of noting that she is traveling in the Hyades “the Head of Taurus.” It is my deep prayer for an activation, a revealing of how our relationship to the Feminine, to the Earth, to the Bull has been thwarted over the ages. May we all pray for this healing.…As Venus falls night after night from her stunning post in the Western sky, the Hyades cry tears of sorrow…or is that joy. You cannot tip a Bull, nor can you change the past. Remember love and make that last….
Stay tuned for #2: “Venus travels to the Underworld”
:::: If you are interested in where this Venus cycle is happening for you and what it means, you can contact me at KOSMOGNOSIS@GMAIL.COM::::::