DISCOVERING THE STAR OF VENUS
By Arielle Guttman
From October 8 to November 18, 2010 the planet Venus will be in a 40-day retrograde cycle, a phenomenon this planet repeats every 584 days. Similar to a new moon, we might call this a new Venus, in that at the halfway point of the 40-day retrograde on October 28, Venus kisses the Sun, beginning the new Venus cycle in Scorpio. This cycle will repeat again in 1.6 years, on June 5, 2012 when Venus will begin again in Gemini, in the much talked and written about Venus transit of 2012. Of major significance is that over an eight year period, Venus performs this kiss of the Sun five times in retrograde motion (inferior conjunction) and five times in direct motion (superior conjunction), producing two almost perfect five pointed stars. Against the backdrop of the 12-sign zodiac, we observe the nature and character of the star of Venus in any given historical time frame (see Figure 1). For instance, in the current Venus Star period, the activation point is in Scorpio and its other four star point partners in the eight year cycle are: Aries, Capricorn, Leo and Gemini. These activations are called Venus Star Points ™, all of which have strong implications for the manner in which they affect individuals, relationships and historical events.