I find Venus such an interesting planet, and goddess, and archetype; and it’s no wonder she’s been on my mind a lot. She often does that during periods when the planet is retrograde.
I love that as a planet she shifts from being an evening star to morning star approximately every two hundred sixty three days. It feels like such a magical blessing to me to know this regular star cycle transformation takes place.
And I love as a goddess/archetype Venus is about love and beauty. We tend to think about these things in terms of physical appearance, and that’s certainly an aspect; but I’d caution that Venus is not all outward fluff. The real deep encouragement is to take a look at what you value, and holding yourself sovereign, celebrate that. In yourself and others. When you are true to who you authentically are, broadcasting that beautiful soul energy signature that is yours and yours alone, you are totally aligned to beauty. Your own 100%-you version.
Venus encourages you to know yourself as worthy and treat yourself as such.
Yesterday I played in workshop hosted by Marcela Liliana Veron called Visioning with Venus. What fun! I’m in love with the vision board I created (which no doubt pleases Venus – she wants us to be in love with what we create.)
But aside from that, I’m thinking 2014 is the year to really ramp up the energy of love. Sometimes I entertain myself by imagining how different things might be if we all acted from love (and totally gave the boot to fear). What if it really were possible as I previously posited that we lived in a world where our currency was love letters? How wonderful would that be?
You know how delicious it is to be in love with your life; to look at a sunrise and be in love with the magnificence of it all; to watch the tenderness of two people holding each others hearts with care; to love waking up and know today could be filled with charming adventures and unexpected surprises of the most delightful variety.
But what if we took it even further? And really really really loved ourselves? In all our imperfections AND in all our glorious soul shining wonderfulness and expansive gloriousness? What if we knew we were whole and perfect, even if it sometimes seemed like we were flawed and foolish? How would that change the game? Doesn’t that feel like a wonderful experiment? Just how much can we love ourselves? All the way out to our edges, and then push that edge out even further. Now that sounds like something I want to play with and explore in 2014 (and hopefully in all the future years to come). Want to join me? Let’s be Venus Devotees, or better yet, Venus Votarients. I’m pretty sure we’ll need beautiful costumes and adornments.