On April 3 a very powerful Venus-in-Aries cycle began; it will continue for 584 days, approximately a year and nine months. Because this is Venus, The Feminine Principle, this cycle invites and inspires women to explore and express a new, deeper, more powerful aspect of themselves, and this is equally true for men as regards their inner feminine.
This cycle invites us to summon the courage to be adventurous, to explore radically new ways of Living, and to trust The Very Spirit of Life.
I strongly encourage everyone to participate with Venus as she embarks on this 584-day journey through Aries. Your participation will — not might, it will — make a powerful difference, perhaps the crucial difference, in our rapidly changing world. The change is rooted in this: Every person on Earth is being challenged to dig deeper than ever before and discover a new layer of Our Deepest Personal Values — and Venus is Our Deepest Personal Values.
Venus (The Goddess, The Divine Femnine) embarked on this adventure on April 3 when she rose as a morning star before the Sun. Since then a number of women have called or emailed to tell me they’re venturing into new territory, that for some time now they’ve been feeling the urge to be new, to be different, to change themselves and their lives, and that something is stirring in them now, a new presence is moving in them urging them to action, to blaze a new trail for themselves and those they Love. These women are feeling the presence of Venus in Aries. Here are just a few examples (my ideas) of what The New Aries Woman might do:
- explore a new livelihood — the Right Livelihood that feels good to your Soul;
- commence with a project you’ve longed to accomplish, something you’re truly passionate about — writing a book, going to the “I Can Do It!” seminar, taking flying lessons, etc.
- – starting a real movement to have every other Pope be a woman (a male then a female, then a male, then a female, etc.) who then appoints other women to top positions in the hierarchy of that religious order; same with the Dalai Lama and that religious order; same with Mormonism and that religious order, same with Islam and that religious order, same with every religious order on Earth. (For those who don’t remember, women did this in the 1960’s with the names of hurricanes. Before the 60’s all hurricanes were given feminine names — it’s time to take “the next step”, take it to the next level — that’s the way of courageous Aries!)
These are just a few examples of the Aries spirit of independence.
Because this is Venus, the feminine principle, let’s consider the nature, character and energy of the Aries archetype when it expresses in and through women. In The Shamanic Astrology Handbook by Daniel Giamario, creator of Shamanic Astrology, we find these descriptions of The Aries Goddess:
- The Warrior Amazon
- The One Who Fights for a Cause
- Joan of Arc
- The Goddess: Queen Bodicca (this was a real person, google her)
- “Women Who Run With The Wolves” (this is a book, google it)
- The Wild Woman Archetype
- The Tom Boy
And also from The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, let’s consider the invocation, the prayer, the mantra, the meditation, the focused intention of The Aries Goddess:
“I am warrior woman. I defend you in battle against the dark lords, the greedy, and those exploiting Mother Earth. I will fight to protect the Cosmic Order. I Am Goddess Of Victorious Triumph!”
So yes, the Aries Goddess is The Goddess wild and free, yet she lives that way with a purpose! She is going forth with The Sword of Truth paving her way, and with Strength and Courage lighting her Path to Victory!
In the March issue of “The Shamanic Astrology Newsletter” we find yet another description of the nature of this Venus cycle of power:
Venus Prepares For Her Journey in Aries
by Cayelin K Castell
…Aries is the Amazon Warrior and the Wild Woman. Here are some images from Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ book, Women Who Run With The Wolves, to spark our sense of these mysteries.
WITHIN EVERY WOMAN THERE IS A WILD AND NATURAL CREATURE, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles, has plundered this treasure and muffled the deep life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped.
Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. They are experienced in adapting to constantly changing circumstances; they are fiercely stalwart and very brave.
She is the one who thunders after injustice.