Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Planetary Alignments October 2018 - The Breath of Venus

The energies of planet Venus are clearly at the center and forefront of this coming months of October and November. From December onwards will start a period of 2 years of very powerful and unusual planetary alignments which will potentially bring many changes in our lives. This month of October especially is a period focused more on inner work, inner changes, shadow work, recalibration, etc, which is in a way a preparation for the coming years.

The energy of planet Venus is leading this inner work as she is about to go retrograde on October 5th, which will last for 40 days until November 16th. This is a powerful time of rebirth, which starts a new Venus cycle of 19 months, known as the Venus synodic cycle.

This Venus cycle of 19 months is corresponding to the Moon cycle of New Moons and Full Moons. For Venus, the middle point of Venus retrograde corresponds to the New Moon, this is basically the New Venus, which happens only once every 19 months, and this time it will happen on October 26th, at 2:16pm UTC. At this time, Sun Earth and Venus align, and Venus is at her closest point to Earth.

To understand this process a bit better, let's widen our point of view a little. Everything in creation is breathing. Breathing is basically a flow of energy in and out, and the main breathing of the Universe is usually called the Great Breath, this is the breath of Source, it is a cycle of many trillions of years, which starts with the creation (breathing out) of the Universe out of Source (Source is our state of pure Oneness, pure singularity, no time and space), and then the Universe is breathing back in to Source.

From this Great Breath of Source, everything in creation follows, and breathes too.
Our process of breathing is basically a flow of energy between the lower dimensions including the physical, and the higher Soul spiritual dimensions. Energy appears into the physical by flowing down from the world of Soul, and then ascends away from physical going back to Soul.

When we breathe in, we breathe in energy from Soul into our body. When we breathe out, we breathe out energy from our body back to Soul.
The seasons of Earth are the breathing of Earth. Spring and summer are the breathing in, autumn and winter are the breathing out.
The Moon cycle is the breathing of the Moon, from New Moon to Full Moon is breathing in, from Full Moon to New Moon is breathing out.

So the Breath of Venus lasts for 19 months. Venus is the lover, beauty, harmony, sensual archetype of the Divine Feminine.
At the mid-point of her retrograde phase, Earth Sun and Venus align, Venus is at its closest point to Earth, this is called the inferior conjunction, this is the New Venus. At this time Venus is invisible in our sky. One week later, Venus reappears in our sky, and starts her Morning Star phase which lasts for 9 months, this is the time when Venus is visible in our sky in the morning before sunrise, which is the breathing in, the pouring of Venus energies from Soul to physical. 
Then she is invisible for 2 weeks, and the mid-point of this 2 weeks period is when Venus is aligned with the Sun and Earth, behind the Sun, this is called the superior conjunction, this is the Full Venus. One week after the Full Venus, she reappears in our sky in her Evening Star phase for 9 months, which is the time when Venus is visible in our sky after sunset, this is the time of breathing out, of rising of Venus energies from physical back to Soul.

The New Venus is, like a New Moon, a time of new beginnings, of setting intentions for the next Venus cycle of 19 months. Then as the Morning star phase (inbreath) starts and Venus turns direct again, this is a time of outpouring and renewal of Venus energies of beauty love and sensuality in our lives, which lasts for 9 months. At the end of this comes the Full Venus which is a culmination of the manifestation of Venus energies in our life. Then comes the Evening star phase (out breath) which is a time of letting go, clearing, inner self love, releasing the old, and raising our consciousness regarding our connection to the Venus energies, which lasts for 9 months and ends with a new Venus retrograde which starts a new cycle, a new Venus Breath.

The 19 months of Breath of Venus resonates with the flower of life, as there are 19 circles in a flower of life : 1 in the center and 18 around it. Venus is invisible for 1 month and visible for 18 months during her cycle.

This Venus cycle is the meaning behind the ancient myth of Inana :

The 40 days and 40 nights length of the Venus retrograde is alluded to in many other ancient myths, from Jesus to Buddha.

Friday is Venus day (Freya's day), and Venus will turn retrograde on October 5th (7:04pm UTC) on a Friday. The New Venus on October 26th (2:16pm UTC) is on a Friday, the Morning star phase starts on November 2nd sunrise on a Friday, and she will turn direct on November 16th (10:51am UTC) on a Friday.

The first 20 days of Venus Retrograde from October 5-26 is especially dedicated to inner work, shadow work, release, let go of the old, finding love within and universally. The October 26th New Venus is the turning point, the actual beginning of the new cycle, the best time to make ceremony to set intentions for the next cycle.

During these first 20 days, will be the New Moon on October 9th (3:46am UTC). This will occur in Libra which is one of the zodiac signs of Venus. It will be making a square aspect to planet Pluto which is the planet of death and rebirth, alchemical transformation. This is especially a good day for shadow and inner work, for retreating from the external world, and going far and deep within, into the universal Ocean of Love, where all can be released and renewed.

Around this time of October 9-10, Mars also enters new territory, he finally moves forward, out of the territory he was covering during his last retrograde phase. Also Mars makes a square aspect to Venus around the same time. This is significant and shows that we are moving into new territory although we are working more inwards. The masculine energy review is completing and Mars is 'back to work'. The aspect between Mars and Venus invites us to work more on conciling masculine and feminine energies in our lives.

Around the same time Mercury and Moon enter Scorpio together, and make an opposition to Uranus and asteroid Magdalena (which is signifying downloads of energy and insights especially assisted by the Magdalene archetype), this is amplifying the energy of transformation, deep inner work and rebirth. This period of time around the October 9 New Moon is very much about going inwards, taking responsibility for everything in our life, avoiding external tension and projections, and working more within. This inner work will then reflect in our external life.

A few days before the October 26th New Venus, is the Full Moon on October 24th (4:45pm UTC). This is a Full Moon in Taurus, which is the other zodiac of Venus, this in itself is a powerful coincidence. Additionally, the alignments at this time are significant, as the Sun is conjunct Venus and the Moon is conjunct Uranus. This is a day of more downloads of energy and insights, to especially assist the ending of the old Venus cycle and the beginning of the new.

After the October 26th New Venus, will come the last 20 days of Venus retrograde, during which the Morning star phase begins on November 2nd. This is a time of entering into the new Venus cycle, of preparing and visualizing the new.

As we enter into November we will have more alignments for this whole process which I will post about then.

Until then, I am still available for private readings :

💖 Wishing the best potential manifestation for this shift into a new Divine Feminine cycle to all 💖

"You'll be given love
You'll be taken care of
You'll be given love
You have to trust it

Maybe not from the sources
You have poured yours
Maybe not from the directions
You are staring at

Twist your head around
It's all around you
All is full of love
All around you
All is full of love"


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