Goddess Sighting

Feeling the love or feeling the pinch?

I have been sitting on this post for some time now, waiting for an indication that I have received and integrated the significance of this Venus retrograde cycle. And yet I want to post before the cycle ends. So in the spirit of Libran compromise, I am writing midway into Venus’s backward motion through the signs of Aries and Pisces.

Here are the important dates:

Venus stationed retrograde on March 4th at 14 degrees Aries

Venus formed a conjunction with the Sun on March 25th

Venus re-enters Pisces on April 2nd

Venus stations direct on April 15th ( my mom’s birthday) at 26 degrees Pisces

Venus, the goddess of love, otherwise known as Aphrodite, is the ruler of both Libra and Taurus, so look to your 2nd and 7th houses in your natal chart, along with your Libra and Taurus placements ( in addition to your Venus placement), to get a sense of your Venus potential. For this cycle, look to where you have Aries and Pisces to track how Venus will affect your life at this time.

This go round has Venus re-activating my 2nd house of finances and values, with a brief re-appearance back in my 1st house of self.  Unexpected expenses have become overwhelming and clients are presenting with self-esteem issues, reflecting back to me my past inability to love myself before another.

all recent venus images wikipedia.org public domain

In my lifetime, this transit has been very powerful for my love life on two separate occasions. I went through a very fated and painful love affair in 1989 ( in my 12th house) that taught me much about being careful about what you wish for, because you might get it! I chose a charming, dangerously handsome Leo man and was more interested in “getting him” than learning about who really was behind the facade. Then in 2004 I met James when Venus was retrograding in my 4th house, conjoining my moon. This was about a mystical soul re-union. These transits are much more potent when significant angles and planets are involved. You will not be affected by all Venus retrogrades, nor will you even notice some of them. That’s how it goes.

While my expectations for this Venus cycle are low, the month beforehand was quite spectacular and unusual.

I typically do a short card reading ( tarot or other type of cards) with every lunation and significant astro-event.  For the Aquarius New Moon ( in 12th house) on 1-28-17 I used the Goddess Tarot and pulled the following cards:

 Recent past: King of Cups

 Present: Venus

 Near future: King of Staves

What is interesting is that I rarely get the Venus card when I read for myself. I found this to be noteworthy.  Since it was in my 12th house, I wondered if this may manifest as a connection with an old love. That did not happen, but what did occur was so much more exciting!

I awaken on the morning of 2-4-17 from an unusual dream. While sitting alone by a body of water I notice a tall woman with dark hair. She is quite striking and resembles a super – heroine.  She comes closer and I become frightened. She begins to attack me. Upon awakening, I notice her sitting on my bed. She is leaning over me and takes off her clothes. This makes me quite uncomfortable. Then she says ” I have a message for you. ” I ask her to tell me the message. I do not remember her answering me. Then I really wake up and wonder what just happened?

I meet that day with my Spiritual Director who is riveted by my experience. She tells me that the female I encountered was Venus and that the goddess of the air and sea typically appears naked! I was astounded to consider that I had a goddess sighting. This explains why I meet her by the water and why she took off her clothing.  She is convinced that I received a visitation and that Venus’s emergence could in fact be the message. This certainly gave me pause.

Certain songs came into my consciousness during this period. I used some of them with my clients to emphasize self-love. I have played many of them over and over to really embrace their essence and absorb the positive energy.

Please take a listen:

Video

Venus

I’m Every Woman

 

This final song really drives home the theme of this transit for me. Self-love is more than just respect and dignity towards one’s personality and body. It is about alignment and expression of the Divine that dwells within. If you listen very closely to the lyrics, the true meaning of this popular anthem will be revealed.

The Greatest Love of All

Please tell me about your Venus transit.

How has she appeared to you?

 

image credits ~ wikipedia.org, public domain
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20 thoughts on “Goddess Sighting

  1. I had missed this when you posted it Linda.. What a wonderful encounter.. and the theme running through it all.. LOVE and the greatest Love of all is to ones self.. And for her to attack you had me pondering…
    What are you beating yourself up over??

    Wonderful read and so enjoyed the paintings too.. ❤
    Wishing you a beautiful evening Linda.. Lots of Love Sue 💕

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thanks for sharing your insights. When I read what you said about ” What are you beating yourself up over?” I realized that THIS was the part of the dream that I not understand until now. I am not letting Venus totally in because I still blame myself for some terrible choices. Time to let it all goooooooooooo..

      Thanks for enlightening me ❤

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  2. Linda, hoping you will forgive me, as you know how lost I get when taxed to do more than basic chart configurations – but, for me, your post initiated the following thought process in me, “Okey-Dokey, then, all is made clear why the past few days have seen a myriad of stories come onto my radar, at work, at play, at friend time, all with common theme –

    The ever-lasting power of relationships and love – 🙂

    For me, for now, unless you tell me I completely, utterly, missed the point (LOL) is, Venus showed her power to me, via the struggles of those in my various circles – for me, personally? Yup, I fell in love all over again as green things pop up across my local landscape – – 🙂

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    1. Hi Tamrahjo,
      Great to see you back in the blogosphere! Yes, you interpreted everything correctly. Not everyone notices this cycle, but it seems to be impacting you directly. I predicted you would fall in love again ( and not with the shrubbery ,lol!)

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  3. Hi Linda,

    A lovely, timely post. The way I am picturing your sighting has a comedic effect on me. Excellent writing! It was such a captivating post, beautiful imagery. I wonder how the goddess will continue to feature for you in your coming days. Also, I noticed your blog’s tagline: “snapshots of an incarnation” and I thought, “what a great tagline.” I hope that Venus Dx can really show that we’ve soaked up the best of the vibes, and transformed the rest.

    “Self-love is more than just respect and dignity towards one’s personality and body. It is about alignment and expression of the Divine that dwells within.” Well said.

    Love, Ka

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    1. Hi Ka,
      Thanks so much for all the kind words. It was such a surreal event, part of me cannot believe it even happened. Yet it did. Glad you like the new tagline. It was time for a change. I am curious to see the end result of this transit.Hoping Venus will show me more of her message.

      love ya, Linda

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  4. Congratulations Linda on your sighting of Venus! Wow! That is thrilling! I believe this is the Goddess’ time. 20 years ago I read Barbara Marciniack’s Bringers of the Dawn and I remember reading that the Goddess will play the last card — and it will be a good one. I truly believe that and see much evidence of things turning toward the positive, even while the negative becomes more visible as it disintegrates.

    Tomas and I have recently moved to a small two bedroom apartment unit in a sixplex across campus from the Dorm where we lived in two tiny rooms for three and a half months — now I’m sure I don’t want to live in a “tiny house.” We have been here one week and we are so grateful for things we took for granted — indoor plumbing that is not “down the hall” and our own kitchenette — even though we cook on hot plates — is a wonder.

    A few days ago I commented to Tomas that having this apartment is an act of self love. Most others on campus do not enjoy these simple pleasures. When we first arrived in December I got a message from Spirit that our perfect place was already “chosen for us.” All we had to do was wait until it showed itself. This opportunity arose the end of January but the folks who occupied it had difficulty finding another place to move to. We had to wait until the second half of March in order to move in but now that we are here, we realize that this was the “perfect place” that Spirit promised.

    So the Venus retro revealed that we are right on track with the Self Love aspect. The only Goddess sighting I had was yesterday when I looked in my bathroom mirror, I saw a body that was very like the one I had when I married Tomas 12 + years ago. I was quite dumbfounded, really but I remembered to smile.

    Thanks for your beautiful post complete with the gorgeous images. I am so happy for you. Many blessings, Alia

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    1. Hi Alia,
      So happy to hear from you again ans learn the tale behind your new home. When I hear about your adventures with Tomas, it really seem like you were born to be together, traveling together outwardly and inwardly.

      I appreciate all your kind wishes. Finding great art is one of my passions, so it great when others enjoy my selections. May Venus reign supreme and bless us all!

      love, Linda

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  5. I’ve been having strange dreams that perhaps are related to Venus Retrograde … haven’t spotted the goddess herself. Love the paintings you included in this post, Linda. Lovely!

    The final song only served to remind me that it’s not so easy to achieve this love for self, as Whitney Houston’s troubled life shows.

    Have a blessed day!
    Peace, ~C

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    1. Hi C,
      I am not surprised about your dream reflecting this transit. Glad you like the art. It is my pleasure to find these pieces and weave them into the narrative.

      It is ironic that Whitney sang this song. The message seemed to allude her, as it does for many. But perhaps this is changing…

      peace, Linda

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  6. What an amazing dream! Venus started to attack you? How strange. I did not know that she had a fierce side.

    “Self-love is more than just respect and dignity towards one’s personality and body. It is about alignment and expression of the Divine that dwells within.”
    How true. I resonate with that. Even if I find it very hard to put this into practice.
    Hugs
    Karin

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    1. Hi Karin,
      It is odd that she was violent. Characters morph in my dreams and maybe she was violent before she turned into Venus. I don’t know what that was about.

      My quote seemed to be partially channeled, particularly the last few words. In 3D world, most people define self -love as loving the personality and accepting one’s appearance. I think that is just the tip of the iceberg,

      Good luck with you know what, lol!

      big hugs, Linda

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    1. Hi Monika,
      So lovely to hear from you. I so enjoy choosing the art and with your exquisite taste, that is quite a compliment, so thank you. The dream/visitation was so unusual, but it really happened. Why she chose me is a mystery. I have no Libra or Taurus planets,lol! The in between and dreamtime is where I am most receptive, so apparently I can access more in those realms than in this one.

      Blessing on the New Moon to you as well!

      love, Linda

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