“No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.” Francois Mauriac
The stage is set today for a very rare transit of the Sun by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and festive celebration. The last Venus transit was on June 8, 2004. There will not be another one until 2117. The earliest known observation of this transit was in 1639 by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks.
Today’s Venus transit is suppose to last about six hours and visibility will be best from the west coast of the U.S., eastern Asia, and the Pacific regions. You can also go to the NASA website today for a free live webcast of the event.
When sweet Venus is normally conjunct the Sun (our sense of power) it generally has a softening influence on us. There is also more of an inclination for relationship, pleasure, and creative self-expression. It seems that whatever it is that we desire, when we have this aspect operating, we are able to attract things to us with greater ease. Perhaps this is because the Universe intuitively senses our innate fairness, graciousness, and cordiality, so it is more apt to respond, in kind, to accommodate our desires. Venus is said to actually govern our power of attraction. “What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi
(Please see yesterday’s post on the “Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius” for more of my thoughts on this transit.)
Venus is currently moving retrograde through loquacious Gemini. Hopefully, while she is passing through here, all of us will be able to experience, firsthand, some of Venus’s lighthearted gaiety and love of words and communication, that flows ever so effortlessly through the ether whenever she is deposited in this cheery sign. Perhaps, someone has even whispered a plethora of sweet nothings in your ear recently? It may have even been a former lover (retrograde Venus)? Or maybe you had the occasion to do the same with someone you love? All much to the delight, of course, of Venus in this playful sign of the Twins. This is also a wonderful time to write love poems or love letters.
Venus also likes to party and entertain. She loves pageantry. And isn’t it fascinating now that, over in England, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, marking 60 years of her monarchy, is presently taking place on a lavish scale for all who want to witness it via the television and the internet? Millions of people have also been watching and actively partaking in the festivities in London for the past four days. This is only the second time in a thousand years of the British monarchy that there has been a Diamond Jubilee, so it is a very historic event.
Queen Elizabeth II is also a Venus-ruled figure herself, having her Sun in solid Taurus, along with her Moon in regal Leo, the sign of royalty. The British Royal family is now reportedly experiencing a resurgence in popularity, stemming no doubt, in part, to Queen Elizabeth’s long-lasting love for and dedication and service to the people of the Commonwealth of Nations. Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 countries.
There was also a report that the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to the hospital on Monday, with reportedly a bladder infection. Seems very sad that he will not be able to be by his wife’s side to celebrate her special moment. We wish Prince Philip a Godspeed recovery. He is a Gemini and will be 91 years young on Sunday.
On the eve of Venus’s Transit of the Sun, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, and several other recording artists performed in concert for the Queen and members of the Royal family, along with 10,000 other people in the audience who were lucky enough to win tickets to the performances. Also, elsewhere, many different cultural and artistic exhibits are being held to coincide with this special celestial happening.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey
What are your thoughts about royalty in this day and age? How important is it for you to mark life’s memorable occasions with special planned events, such as parties, luncheons and receptions? What do you think is also the value of holding celebrations? Who would you love to invite to a party?
Enjoy your Tuesday. Long live the Queen!
Patrice Thompson is a Life and Career Coach for women who are desiring to move forward in their lives. All of her coaching is done by telephone. If you would like to find out more about Patrice’s coaching services, you may drop her an email at CoachPatrice@aol.com
Rumi quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/attraction
wedding tiara: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/894085
purple roses: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1385211
Queen Elizabeth horoscope: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Elizabeth_II,_Queen_of_England
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/06/04/bloomberg_articlesM53SF50D9L3501-M54BY.DTL
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