Venus Retrograde Cycle – 2012
Beginning May 15th and running through June 27th, Venus will be in
Retrograde, the apparent reverse position of a planet from Earth’s view, is
a phenomenon we are just beginning to understand and use in a productive
way. With each planet, the retrograde means something a little different.
For instance, when Mercury, the messenger planet is retrograde, people seem
to “know” it intuitively, because that’s usually when communication and
transportation break-downs occur more frequently.
When Venus turns retrograde, we take a closer look and may reverse our
feelings on things that once were pleasing to us — our core values. This
may point to relationships, investments and possessions. Do they still mean
the same to us as they once did? Do we still need them, and if so, do we
need to make adjustments in order to preserve them? Are we paying a higher
price to have them than we know? So, if the things we value most in life are
under microscopic scrutiny during the Venus retrograde period, we might even
adopt an ancient practice that was in place for the Venus retrograde period
and try to live without those “things” or live in a much simpler way during
this time period. As to relationships — it’s not necessary to live without
them — but it might be helpful to spend more time in solitary, in a place
that allows us to listen to the heart’s promptings, without too much outside
distraction or interference.
Venus goes retrograde once every 1.6 years
…(a mathematical value known as “phi”). At a fixed position in the sky,
Venus will begin to slow its speed, appear to stop and reverse direction
before she turns back around and picks up normal speed again. This year it
happens for 44 days. Most of the time it occurs between 40-42 days. If we
were to mimic the pattern of Venus, we too might do likewise. The 2012 Venus
retrograde cycle is more important one than we’ve had for more than a
century, since incorporated into it is the Transit of Venus (see
The “Transit of Venus” — June 5-6, 2012
In 2004 we witnessed the first transit of Venus in our lifetimes. This is
the second, as they always transit in pairs. What is the transit of Venus?
It’s akin to an eclipse. When we view an eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, we
are used to seeing the solar disk partially or entirely in shadow because of
their relative size. With Venus, we will observe a small black dot moving
across the solar disk, similar to the image below, taken by NASA during the
Venus Transit 2004
Venus changes phases and changes signs
At the occurrence of the Venus transit in June, Venus will move from an Evening Star where it has been shining ever so brightly for these last eight months, to a Morning Star. That means that you will not be seeing it shining brightly after sunset in the western sky for awhile. Now, look for it in the east, before sunrise, about a week to ten days after the June 5th cazimi, when Venus, moving in retrograde motion, “kisses” the Sun, moving in direct
motion. This is a conjunction and for a few hours will be a “cazimi” at which point the Gemini Star Point will occur. The Venus Star Point (R) is what is produced from this kiss of Venus by the Sun. It is one of five Morning Star cazimis that will, over an eight year period, trace an almost perfect pentagram – five pointed star – around the zodiac. The last Morning Star cazimi occurred 1.6 years ago — October 28, 2010 — when the Scorpio Venus Star Point was initiated. In observing the effects of the cazimi, it is clear that they are powerfully energized, sensitive points which will respond to transits by other planets passing over the point. For an indepth analysis of this point, see _Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century (2011, Sophia Venus Productions).
If you know the sensitive degrees of your own chart, check out the table
below to see how Venus and her Star have been orbiting in your own personal
world for these past eight years. Keep in mind that the Venus Star Points
referred to in this way are usually NOT your natal Venus position, though in
rare cases they can be, when you are born very close to the Venus Star Point
date. If you know the zodiac, draw a circle with the twelve signs and
connect the dots between these degrees. A beautiful five pointed star
appears. This is unique to Venus — and though the other planets have their
own beautiful patterns, none other than Venus creates this five-pointed star
in its orbital cycle. MS=Morning Star; ES=Evening Star:
Jun 8 2004 MS 17 Gemini 54‘
Mar 30 2005 ES 10 Aries 31‘
Jan 13 2006 MS 23 Capricorn 39‘
Oct 27 2006 ES 04 Scorpio 11‘
Aug 17 2007 MS 24 Leo 50‘
Jun 8 2008 ES 18 Gemini 43‘
Mar 27 2009 MS 07 Aries 15‘
Jan 11 2010 ES 21 Capricorn 32‘
Oct 28 2010 MS 05 Scorpio 30‘
Aug 16 2011 ES 23 Leo 18‘
Jun 5 2012 MS 15 Gemini 45′
Mar 28 2013 ES 08 Aries 10′
Jan 11 2014 MS 21 Capricorn 11′
Oct 25 2014 ES 01 Scorpio 49
Other Planetary Activity accompanying the Venus Retrograde Cycle
There are some other very unusual planetary occurrences operating during the
Venus retrograde cycle, including:
May 15 Venus turns retrograde
May 20 An Annular Solar Eclipse at 0 Gemini
June 4 A Partial Lunar Eclipse at 14 Sagittarius
June 5 The Venus Transit
June 20 The Summer Solstice
June 24 Uranus squares Pluto (1 of 7) — or — The First Drum Beat of
June 27 Venus turns direct
All of these times are worthy of taking a ceremonial stance. Honor and pay
respect to them as if they were a holiday. One practice that is helpful
during amplified Venus periods such as this, is the Venus Mudra, as given on
pages 346-347 of Venus Star Rising. A short video appears here to help guide
you through it.
For more information on how the Venus Star Point is operating in the world
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Presentation, Film & Book Signing – Santa Fe Astrologer Arielle Guttman will present a program about 2012, Venus and the other cosmic alignments that contribute to making 2012 the year of the Big Shift. The information about Venus is from her latest book, “Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century”, a breakthrough book, both for its astrological content and the information it contains about just how important Venus is in the historical annals of planet Earth.
“What will happen in 2012?”
A definitive answer to this question will be presented by a film director from White Buffalo Calf Productions. Based on original research correlating the cycle of rare Venus transits (aspects of the Venus Star) with significant volcanoes or quakes on planet Earth, we can expect a momentous eruption sometime in the latter half of next year.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
For more information contact: maka@the beegoddess.com or phone 605-430-7139
Event will take place at: 2 Wolves Center (across from Tazza Cafe) 129 Kit Carson Road, Suite E, Bond Court
The Santa Fe Astrology Circle presents…
“2012 The Big Shift” a discussion of important astrological issues of 2012
Don’t miss an exciting program of The Santa Fe Astrology Circle featuring presentations by three renowned astrologers. The event takes place: Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm at The Lucky Bean Cafe, San Busco Center, Santa Fe.
Astrologers Arielle Guttman, Heather Roan Robbins and Azlan White will address: “2012: The Big Shift”. Topics include the 2012 Eclipse Cycle, the 2012 Venus Transit and the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto square. After intermission, a panel of astrologers will be present to answer audience questions about 2012. Tickets are $17/advance and $20/door. You may purchase tickets on line at this site, or locally in Santa Fe at The Ark and at the Lucky Bean Cafe.
Preceding the program you are encouraged to try delicious salads, soups, sandwiches and exciting array of teas from around the world, along with great coffee drinks and desserts that The Lucky Bean has to offer. Come early and enjoy. Following the program, stay for music and dancing. It’s holiday time. Let’s celebrate the spirit of it!
Venus Transit/Mayan Tour – June 2012
Serpent Vision Quest IV – The Return of K’uKuulKaan: a ten-day journey to connect with the spiritual energy of the planet Venus, who is K’uKuulKaan. One of the most important Cosmic Events to occur in 2012 is the Venus Transit which is interpreted by the Maya as the return of K’uKuulKaan (Venus) our twin planet who is returning to support us (Earth) through to the end of the Mayan Calendar date of December 21, 2012.
K’uKuulKaan is the Feathered Serpent, the revered Maya MasterTeacher. Maya legend tell us the following:
K’uKuulKaan, when he stepped onto the Earth in the land of the Maya, was accompanied by 20 wise priests, who were to collaborate with him in his mission to teach the Sacred Knowledge.
K’uKuulKaan disembarked somewhere between the ancient Xicalango (in the State of Tabasco) and Chompotón ( in the State of Campeche) on the Gulf of Mexico, on the west side of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is said that he was dressed in a white tunic with little crosses embroidered on it.
K’uKuulKaan, when he presented himself at Chichen Itza was received there as the Great Teacher and High Priest of this Maya Ceremonial Center and University. Here, with great love and patience, he taught the Sciences, Arts, Philosophy, and Religion to the Maya. He also instructed them on the movements of the planets, the sun, and the solar and lunar eclipses. While at Chichen Itza, K’uKuulKaan also constructed a Pyramid dedicated to the Sacred Symbol of the Serpent – the Rattlesnake, which is associated with the Pleiades Constellation and its seven suns.
Completing his mission in the Cosmic University of Chichen Itza, he traveled to Mayapan (which means “the Flag of the Maya”) where he lived for a long time in perfect harmony with all the people, explaining to them the deep significance of the Laws of the Cosmos and the Laws of Nature. He organized and wrote the Moral Codes to follow, how to work the land, to respect the elders, to listen to the advice of the Grandfathers and Grandmothers, and to the Oral Traditions.
Finally the day arrived in which he took leave of his people, and leaving them in Peace and Harmony, he returned to his place or origin, to the same place he had come, as he had finished the mission for which he had come to this land. To remember his departure he built a pyramid in the sea, which looked towards Champotón.
From the book, “ La Relación de las Cosas de Yucatán” we take this interesting statement:
“That this K’uKuulKaan lived with the Lords some years in that city (Mayapan) and that he left them in great Peace and Friendship, took the same road to Mexico and in passing stopped in Champotón, and to remember him and his departure, constructed in the sea, a good building in stone in the style of Chichen Itza, and so, K’uKuulKaan left these lands in perfect harmony.”
We have taken the following information from the book called the “Vatican Codex”:
“It is said of Quetzalcoutl – K’uKuulKaan, he had come from a long journey, finally arriving at a place called Tlillan-Tlapallan (the red and black earth) which was found at the edge of the sea. So he put on his robe of sacred feathers, his mask of turquoise, and when he finished dressing, he set himself on fire, burned, and it is said that when he was burning his ashes rose very high and when the Lord Quetzalcoatl-K’uKuulKaan was finished burning, his heart rose to the Heavens and so the Elders said: he became a star, the brilliant Morning Star.”
From Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century by Arielle Guttman:
“For the Maya, the beginning of the Venus almanac in the Dresden Codex marked the first rising of the planet Venus. While there is no evidence that Venus’ second transit of Gemini across the Sun in 2012 is specifically connected to the end of the Mayan calendar, it is one of many astronomical events set to occur at that time. In Galactic Alignment, John Major Jenkins explains the astronomical alignment that occurs in 2012 — that of the winter solstice Sun aligning precisely with the Center of the Milky Way (the Galactic Center). The more visible and smaller event that simultaneously occurs in 2012 is the rare transit of Venus across the Sun, occurring at the anti-Galactic Center, six months prior, which could be an important marker. It seems reasonable that these transits of Venus were factored into the Long Count and influenced the Mayan awareness of time.”
Follow us in the footsteps of K’ulKuulKaan, the revered Maya Teacher and witness The 2012 Venus Transit from Chichen Itza. Journey includes Maya ceremonies, workshops and visits to powerful ancient sites with guides: Maya Priest Angel Vergara, Astrologer/Author Arielle Guttman, Author/Priestess Cynthia Walker. June 1-10 in the Yucatan. For details: www.casakin.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday October 3rd – 6 pm – Durango, Colorado – The Rochester Hotel: http://www.rochesterhotel.com/
A Venus Star Rising book presentation and signing with author Arielle Guttman – Find out why Venus is a major player in the transitional times we are in. Discover how Venus, the cosmic heart-beat of Earth, is affecting us at this time. Integrate Venusian energies into your life.