2012 Venus Transit
Eclipse Portal approaches
~Carol Ann Ciocco, Astrologer
may 15 - june 24
Hi everyone, today - April 21, 2012 - is the New Moon in Taurus. We have been in a bit of a holding pattern since the beginning of the calendar year due to the action planet Mars being retrograde.
Mercury retrograde dovetailed with Mars' retrograde status for several weeks, putting a further brake on effortless forward movement. Maybe you noticed some confusion and/or frustration in trying to get your projects off the ground? (A rhetorical question perhaps :)
Well, Mars is now Direct, Mercury is Direct, and with the New Moon today we have some peppy energy to get back on track. It's an All Systems Go moment.
However, we are now on the precipice of the most intense, challenging, exhilarating and potentially transformative astrological patterns of the fabled year known as 2012. See below for details.
THE VENUS TRANSIT PORTAL HOVERS
Things are about to shift into high gear. Between May 15 and June 24 we will experience, in the space of a few weeks, a synchronized portal of change, which includes:
* A significant Annular Solar Eclipse (on May 20);
* Venus stationing Retrograde (on May 15) kicking off a cascading chain of Venusian energy that will culminate in a historic event, the Venus Transit (on June 5-6) when Venus walks across the face of the Sun;
* a Partial Lunar Eclipse (on June 4) within 24-hours of the Venus Transit - a remarkable timing!;
* the beginning of a new 2-year Venus cycle (on June 12);
* the Summer Solstice (on June 21).
The portal culminates on June 24 when we experience the first of 7 events which are part of the epochal signature of our times:
* Uranus square Pluto - a remnant of the blockbuster Cardinal Cross which perfected in the Summer of 2010 and has brought revolution and its companion resistance all over the planet.
As the War on Women escalates, Venus makes an unmistakable appearance and delivers a mesmerizing message to Humanity about the Divine Feminine.
As we look up at the sun and see a tiny black dot crossing its boiling surface, as the Goddess kisses the Source of all Life, we cannot tune it out.
THE VENUS TRANSIT occurs in the intelligent sign of Gemini. Women are too smart to be kept down. It's a bad year to decide to pick on women as it is the Year of the Goddess and She will have the last word.
Expect Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring to heat up once again and resume their wildfire trajectory as they burn around the globe and light up Humanity's freedom urge.
This energy is unstoppable.
Both the revolutionary drive and the resistance that meets it with equal ferocity are here to stay. A midpoint must be found but it is not assured that a midpoint WILL be found.
The answer lies with Neptune, i.e. the energy of COMPASSION, which has returned to its home sign of Pisces.
Here is the potential for a Spiritual Awakening which will create a peaceful revolution and a peaceful resolution of the entrenched opposites.
The pure Neptune/Pisces energy is a slippery slope, however. It is treacherous when in the hands of unevolved humans -
it could create mass delusion, we could go back to sleep, anesthetized to our loss of liberty and our inability to connect with Divine energies for help with our problems.
Humans on earth *discovered* NEPTUNE 165 years ago, and it just so happened that Neptune was in Pisces at that time.
At the time we were experiencing the Civil War here in the United States: a similar violent and bloody Polarity Game that still hasn't been fully resolved.
We meet the issues again, on a higher octave, and let's pray in a state of higher consciousness.
So we are experiencing our first return to the essence of Neptune on earth.
We are getting another chance to make our attempt to somehow hold and express the sublime energies of Spirit without getting lost in oblivion.
How will we handle Neptune in Pisces this time?
With these astrological placements we could literally see a quickening and global awakening the likes of which we have only dreamed of,
and which the sages and prophets have predicted would occur at this time.
But the outcome is not completely certain.
Your consciousness and the consciousness of each person you encounter will be the determining factor.
For those reading this newsletter, your job is to be there for those who are waking up.
As a spiritual teacher of mine once said: they will wake up and you will cook them breakfast.
Remember those who were there when you first opened your spiritual eyes, what a blessing they were/are!
Now you will do the same.
Just remember that you can't escape doing your own spiritual/inner work.
Neptune's downside is escape.
At this time we all have to take responsibility for our addictions (drugs, alcohol, sex, work, debt, food, the list is endless) with Neptune in Pisces.
Your life may really get messy because the desire to escape will be high but the repercussion of escape will be even higher.
Addiction occurs in the vacuum of the separate self (the little self, the ego, also a Gemini consideration).
The solution is Oneness, which stems from Compassion for THE OTHER WHO IS YOURSELF.
It is easy for me to spout Neptune's platitudes, but to live them... well, that is another story.
And so on the path we continue to tread, together.
venus transit eclipse by carol ann ciocco