Oct 29, 2018

On the Path of Venus Oct-Nov-Dec 2018

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Monday October 29, 2018:

On this very day, transit Venus Rx conjoins my natal South Node and remains retrograde until November 16, 2018. On that very day, she seemingly turns Direct @25Libra14 and re-traces her path into Scorpio where she turned Rx on October 5, 2018 @10Sco50. In her honor, here's a re-posted excerpt written by Dane Rudhyar from a Stars Over Washington article concerning the 'goddess planet', ruler of both earthy Taurus and airy Libra, the more refined and discriminating sign of the two:

"The peacock is the bird consecrated to Venus; in occult tradition the Promethean Spirits who gave to animal mankind the divine gift of self-conscious intelligence had come from 'Venus'-- which may or may not refer to the physical planets we can observe in the sky. {} This peacock symbol indeed confirms the social status of the ancestral state. It indicates a CONSUMMATION of individual efforts; and it suggests that such a consummation is hardly possible except when a line of 'ancestors'--biological or spiritual--forms its base."

Can you spot the peacock in my drawing, Princess of India?

As you know, symbols for the degrees upon which planetary stations occur are always revealing so let's consider the October 5th and November 16th rounded-up Sabian Symbols along the 2018 path of Venus and note that Venus will reach her October 5th degree again on or about December 18, 2018 and thus will leave her 'shadow':

'11Scorpio': "A Drowning Man Is Being Rescued" - 'Keynote: The deep concern of the social group for the safety of individuals'; this symbol reveals "the basic feeling of relationship between the individual and his fellow men'; "The HUMANITARIANISM thus displayed has deep cultural roots."

'26Libra': "An Eagle and a Large White Dove Change Into Each Other" - 'Keynote: The interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise'; this symbol speaks of "problems met by the seeker for the fulfillment of a higher life of Relationship...Implied here is a kind of Yang-Yin interplay" for when "the circle encompassing both principles rotates fast, they appear to change into each other. Consciousness operates beyond duality, because the polarized energies of the Soul (or spirit), Will and Love, though ever distinct, work for a single purpose. ADEPTNESS."

For more details see An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases by Dane Rudyar.

And as for natal Venus, check out Neptune's Silver Screen where you'll find details through the Zodiac on Love and Attraction in the Signs of Venus for astrological Venus is noted for her attraction principle and close association with the realms of art, beauty, love, relationships, social and cultural events, diplomacy, peace and war, plus, perspective, values and valuables.

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