As our closest planetary neighbors make three exact conjunctions this year, we are given the gift of an opportunity to rewrite our relationship to relationship. Venus is the Sacred Feminine, the involutionary tide of our feelings, and our highest spiritual potential that beats to the rhythm of our Hearts. Mars is the Sacred Masculine, the evolutionary tide of our creations, and our application of spiritual potential through the actions of our Will.
Fix your gaze to the West after Sunset during these first weeks of February and you will see the brilliant beacon of Venus rising to meet the red light of Mars. This attraction will not be denied. Their first exact embrace will occur on February 21st in the evening sky at 1 degree, 42 minutes Aries. This is the Vernal Equinox point… the Zodiacal zone of new beginnings. Aries is the spark that starts the fire. When the Sun flames though these degrees, we are graced with equal night and day, equal Yin and Yang. Planting the seeds of Sacred Marriage will be the theme of the song.
Venus will reverse course just after Summer Solstice and retrograde backwards through the Zodiac to meet Mars again on August 31st in the morning sky. Mars (4/17 – 8/5) and Venus (8/9 – 8/21) will each have experienced Underworld portions of their respective journeys by this time of conjunction at 14 degrees, 55 minutes Leo. This is the cross-quarter point that rests between the places of Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox. As the Sun approaches this point each year, Lammas, the first of three harvests, is celebrated. The Feminize and Masculine will have set their shadows free in the Fire of Sol and, at this second conjunction, the fruits of their new commitment will be ripe for the sharing. Leo is the roaring flames of our Hearts.
Venus will station direct shortly after their August embrace and will dance closely with Mars for months until she falls in the morning sky to meet him for the third exact conjunction on November 2nd at 24 degrees, 2 minutes Virgo. The bright light of Jupiter will hover just above to witness the vows, deliver the rings, and announce the reunion of their union. You may now kiss the bride!
What does it mean for this third of these three kisses to take place in the Sign of the Virgin Priestess. Will James Brown sing, “I gotta jump back and kiss myself!” as we celebrate the first dance of this Sacred Marriage? The third conjunction in Virgo brings us back to Earth after the first two in the Fire of Aries and Leo. May this Sacred Union be grounded in practice and devotion. Virgo is the leaf of the tree that always reaches for the light of Spirit and does the inner work that is necessary to feed our growth. May we remember that this opportunity to rewrite our relationship to relationship includes those of the bonds we share with Earth and with Spirit. We are called to remember everything in life is relationship.
The North Node will sit at 0 Degrees, 15 Minutes Libra at the time of this third conjunction. Venus will spin into Libra to meet the Node at one side of the Autumnal Equinox point just before it retrogrades into Virgo on November 11th to meet Mars on the other. 11/11… make a wish! The Sabian Symbol for this 25th degree of Virgo that will host the third kiss is, “A flag at half-mast in front of a public building.” Dane Rudyar’s keynote to this degree from his book “An Astrological Mandala” reads, “The social acknowledgement of a job well done and a destiny fulfilled.” And so it shall be! May we always meet in the middle.
The celestial fingerprint of our birth chart is a song that reflects our soul’s focus, but we must not ignore the rhythm of time by focusing solely on that spatial snapshot. Wheels within wheels. Cycles within cycles. What phase of the Venus and Mars dance where you born within? Which of the two rose first on the day of your birth? Where do these three conjunctions lie on the map of your soul path? And what does it all mean? I’m excited to present my personal findings and experience through a series of three StarryTelling journeys to celebrate these three conjunctions. The first of the three, “The 13th Flower” will focus on Venus and will be presented here in Seattle on 2/12, Salem on 2/13, and Portland on 2/14. More information can be found here:http://morethanastrology.weebly.com/events.html.
And perhaps this is the perfect time to come over for a cup of Astrolotea and dive further into the calling of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine as sung by the symphony of your celestial fingerprint. Why not fly by for a sit on the magic carpet to enjoy a More Than Astrology Reading about your personal Sacred Marriage?
Or maybe, I’ll just have to meet you in Space!
Love and Planets,