On March 29, Venus catches up with the Sun and begins her nine-month journey as an Evening Star. Venus meets with the Sun in Aries at four year intervals. She alternates between being direct and retrograde, at the moment Venus is direct in Aries. In 2009 the Sun caught up with Venus while she was moving backwards, also in Aries. The two had a meeting only one degree earlier in the Zodiac—now at 8°11 and last time at 7°16’ on March 27. In 2009 we had the New Venus in Aries and now we have Full Venus in Aries. While Venus is never far from the Sun, the two only meet each other at nine-month intervals and only in five signs concurrently. Each sign hosts the meetings for about a century—that magical hundred years of fairytales—and then moves to the previous sign for the next century. Presently those five signs are are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio and Capricorn. In each of the signs Venus moves backward, the Capricorn cycle preceded by Aquarius…The Leo cycle started as the Virgo one ended.
This year, Venus is rather influential in the chart for the event, welcome respite from the stressful, life-altering outer planets and the havoc they represent in the world. In the illustration, those of my readers who are not astrologers, note that the planets drawn in pink are under the auspices of Venus. Venus herself is in her own stretch of Aries. The glyphs in purple are under the influence of Jupiter and the green Mars is influenced by Mercury, who in turn is in Jupiter’s sign but in the stretch of the Zodiac that belongs to Venus.
When I completed my manuscript on Venus and Llewellyn accepted it for publication, my copy editor sent me a Wiccan blessing my way, I will post it below. Feel free to replace the word Goddess with something that is part of your personal belief system. BTW, I would like to mention that when the book hit the bookstores in 2006 there was Full Venus in Scorpio.
I am a child of the Goddess
I am well, I am happy
And I am loved
Abundance is mine, because
As a child of the Goddess
I am empowered to create miracles