Welcome Venus Morning Star…

One of my Mandalas

One of my Mandalas

One of August-September’s astrological highlights is the mysterious shift of Venus from evening to morning sky appearance. This will be compounded by six weeks of retrogradation (apparent backward motion), from the very first degree of Virgo to 14/15° of Leo, beginning on July 24.

In this visual phase of her journey Venus will be dipping toward the setting Sun, a little bit more every evening. She has already passed in fact between the Earth and the Sun, the nearest she can ever be to our planet. The alignment or conjunction Sun-Venus took place on August 16, when the shift between west and east also happened. Venus however will re-emerge in the pre-dawn sky only at the end of August, remaining invisible for about eight days (immerse in the light of the Sun) around the time of the alignment.

There are two aspects to this event: in the short term there is Venus’ retrogradation in Leo between July 24 and September 7; and, in the long term, the eight months (260 days) from August 16 2015 to June 7 2016, during which Venus will rise in the east before the Sun.

RETROGRADATION in LEO

Between direct and retro motion Venus will transit Leo for about four months: having entered Leo on June 6, re-entering in retrogradation on August 1, becoming direct again on September 7 and still in Leo until October 9. This is then, first of all, a very important transit for anyone who happens to have Leo highlighted in their Birth Charts (Sun-Moon-Ascendant-etc.). It could also be significant for the other Fire Signs (Aries-Sagittarius), and, to a lesser degree, the Air Signs (Aquarius-Gemini-Libra) and the other Fixed Signs (Taurus-Scorpio). To feel the ‘effect’ of this transit you don’t need to be born under any of those Sun Signs, but perhaps have your Moon or Mars or Ascendant, etc., there.

The retrogradation of Venus may incline you to become more thoughtful about the way you relate to others and they relate to you, especially in one to one situations. This is a time for depth and insight, when you might challenge some of yours and your partner/friends’ habitual attitudes, seeing them in a new, more revealing light. For a time this could cause difficulties and even separations, but, at the end of this tunnel, you may discover things about yourselves and your loved ones that could help immensely in healing rifts or deciding the fate of shaky or unsatisfactory relationships. The past could come back into focus, through the rekindling of long lost relationships or a revaluation of past events.

Venus retrograde period could also drive us to re-consider or re-value what we usually deem important and desirable, not just in the relationships’ area.

To add to the Leo’s emphasis Mars will also transit this Sign from August 9 to September 25. Mars will also turn into a Morning Star around the middle of August, becoming visible again at the end of the month.

In early July Venus and Jupiter presented a dazzling display to sky watchers, becoming very closely aligned in the west after sunset. Another evening alignment of these two will occur around the beginning of August, this time closer to the western horizon, while the last alignment, this time in the east and in the morning, will be on October 26, the Sign of Virgo.

VENUS LUCIFER: the MORNING PHASE of our SISTER PLANET

Both the ancient Babylonian and Mayan sky watchers associated the eight months of Venus’ Heliacal Rising (Morning Star period) with the escalation of conflicts, with lack of cooperation, triggering manmade as well as natural upheavals. They believed that the Morning Venus manifested the bold and forceful aspect of the Goddess/Planet.

This is a time to be more adventurous and impulsive, daring to take risks in relationships and other areas. The desire for conquest and independence will be more powerful than the desire for unity and diplomacy: not a time we may collectively feel like offering the other cheek, but when we would rather fight for what we feel is right for us, no matter if it foments disunity and conflicts. We are more at risk then to lose sight of the softer side of Venus, the more self-reflective and sensitive facet of her personality.

This Venus could help some to get un-stuck from dysfunctional relationships, to take a leading role in the running of their life, tackling unsatisfactory situations with greater confidence, becoming socially more connected while maintaining a sense of personal independence. It could in fact manifest as a more outgoing trend for everyone.

OTHER NEWS

More astrological news: Jupiter entered Virgo on August 11, a one year long transit that could help improve the circumstances of many people with Virgo or Earth emphasis in their Birth Charts. And Saturn will re-enter Sagittarius on September 18, for a two and half year period, until December 2017. Time for Sagittarius and the other Mutable Signs (Gemini-Virgo-Pisces) to cultivate the practical side of life, through hard work and the shouldering of greater responsibilities.

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  • Astrological Yin and Yang, Sun and Moon Polarity. The Solar and Lunar Elements, building blocks of consciousness and life. The Four Temperaments of the ancient Alchemists.
  • The Three Modes or Qualities, life’s  fundamental rhythms: Cardinal: activity, drive, initiative. Fixed: stability, will, conservation of energy. Mutable: adaptability, mobility, change.
  • The twelve Signs: our journey of consciousness. An introduction to their rich symbology and the various myths which can reveal their essence and meaning.
  • The Actors in the cosmic play: Sun, Moon and Planets. The Archetypal Characters living within each one of us, shaping our and the world’s destiny.
  • The time of birth: the key which can unlock your mystery. The Significance of the four Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, Mid-Heaven, Lower-Heaven and the Intermediate Houses. Your world and experiences in the Horoscope.
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  • The Trans-Saturnian Planets: Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Their transformational effect on the individual via House position and aspects, and their generational effect via Sign position.
  • The Astrological Aspects, the way Sun, Moon and Planets relate and interact with each other within our own psyche.
  • Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Planets, Aspects: attempt at synthesis.
  • An introduction to planetary Cycles and Transits: beginnings and endings, transitions, changes, opportunities, evolution, growth.
  • An introduction to the Progressed Horoscope, symbol of the evolving self. Observe the unfolding of the progressed Moon’s waxing and waning cycle throughout life.

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dedicated teacher, holder of the FAA DIPLOMA,

winner of the FAA Gold medal for excellence 2007

Make new friends, have fun, while learning and growing, in an emotionally and intellectually stimulating environment

Book early, limited places

(02) 66794037  – 0407359607 —moonlivingmoon@gmail.com

or drop in at FORTUNA BOOKSHOP, 1459 Kyogle road, Uki Buttery

*******

The basic principles of Traditional Western Astrology will be explored in the light of ancient mythology and modern psychology.

The symbolic and psychological correspondence of every part of the Horoscope will be discussed in depth, and the students’ and teacher’s Birth Charts used as guidelines throughout the course, to make the subject more immediately interesting, useful and enjoyable.

The aim of these workshops is

  • To encourage mutual understanding and self-knowledge.
  • To empower you to recognize your talents and manifest your full potential, transforming what you feel to be your shortcomings into invaluable assets. Astrology can show you the key role you are playing as maker of your own destiny.
  • To penetrate to the roots of any problem you may be experiencing in the area of relating, helping you to get the most out of your love life and all relationships.
  • To help to heal childhood wounds which may still affect your life in negative ways, impeding your progress.
  • To explore your true vocation in order to make sensible as well as inspired choices of career.
  • To decide the best time for action, travel, business, marriage or to begin something new, through the study of astrological Transits and Progressions.
  • And, most importantly, to help you to accept and love yourself and your circumstances, realizing that life is a constantly changing, exciting and profound experience, in all its facets, the joyous and the sad.

These twelve workshops (in all 36 hours) serve as an optimum introduction to the vast subject of Astrology and a great opportunity to start looking at your life in a more cosmic,  natural  and insightful way.

Subjects covered in the XII Workshops

  • The Astronomical side of Astrology. The Horoscope as Cosmic Clock and Calendar.Your life’s Mandala.
  • Astrological Yin and Yang, Sun and Moon Polarity. The Solar and Lunar Elements, building blocks of consciousness and life. The Four Temperaments of the ancient Alchemists.
  • The Three Modes or Qualities, life’s  fundamental rhythms: Cardinal: activity, drive, initiative. Fixed: stability, will, conservation of energy. Mutable: adaptability, mobility, change.
  • The twelve Signs: our journey of consciousness. An introduction to their rich symbology and the various myths which can reveal their essence and meaning.
  • The Actors in the cosmic play: Sun, Moon and Planets. The Archetypal Characters living within each one of us, shaping our and the world’s destiny.
  • The time of birth: the key which can unlock your mystery. The Significance of the four Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, Mid-Heaven, Lower-Heaven and the Intermediate Houses. Your world and experiences in the Horoscope.
  • Planets in Signs: a) an introduction to the planetary rulership of Signs. Planets’ ‘zodiacal’ and ‘mundane’ strength and weakness
  • Planets in Signs: b) Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn manifesting their energy through the Four Elements and Twelve Signs.
  • The Trans-Saturnian Planets: Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Their transformational effect on the individual via House position and aspects, and their generational effect via Sign position.
  • The Astrological Aspects, the way Sun, Moon and Planets relate and interact with each other within our own psyche.
  • Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Planets, Aspects: attempt at synthesis.
  • An introduction to planetary Cycles and Transits: beginnings and endings, transitions, changes, opportunities, evolution, growth.
  • An introduction to the Progressed Horoscope, symbol of the evolving self. Observe the unfolding of the progressed Moon’s waxing and waning cycle throughout life.***