Venus Cycle exploring Aries April 3, 2009 to November 4, 2010

By Sao

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.

 

Comments

  1. on time as usual. you all have my utmost respect as a shaman and as a reader of wisdom for all who have ears to hear and blossoming hearts. thank you.

    i am definitely emerging from the most dramatic time of introspection and preparation of my entire life. and i have had a great life. so much preparation.

    now, i am moving to the starting line for the grand finale. whatver that may be.

    thanks so much for all the support and windows on reality which celestial language you read so loud and clear.

  2. I too have felt this pull but did not understand. I am surrendering to this pull as I go to a vision quest next week to heal from conditioned conformity and going into my innermost part of me to set my true self free. I didn’t know the pull. I am an Aires moon and a Venus Sun born in the time when Venus was not visible. My discomfort of my conformity and oppression I have allowed has guided me to this place of release asI fight against in my own life’s patriarchal oppression and fight to reclaim myself as the Virgo goddess that I AM. I am preparing myself to go forward as a warrior for this balance in self and the world. I didn’t know the information I just read and see how by being the receptive feminine Great Spirit is leading me always towards my stand in life to be the wild and instinctual woman I was born to be breaking out of my Mormon upbringing and setting free this great, voluptuous and dynamic woman warrior that I am. My quest begins April 20-27. Wish me well. HO!Shaman Morningstar*Renee

  3. I must “ditto” Murshida…thank you so much. I am gathering the courage within me and something in me just had to make a bold move to go into the greatest move in my life which is to move int this movement to empower the feminine in what ever way that may show up. Thanks for you work., wisdom and for reaching out. I did not understand this pull that I can not deny and now I see I am being moved forward by the all powerful universe that you know so much about. Lend me you light as I go on next week into the grand finale also to this grand honor for which to be a warrioress and I hope I will go forth into the battle with the trust of a heyokah. With much love and devotion, Renee Morningstar*

  4. Thank you so much for this validation, although it is so strong, I can not deny its existence. I not only have an Aries sun sign, but also my venus is in Aries, so I suspect I’m in for quite an adventure! Here’s to courage & authenticity! Namaste. Gail

  5. I LOVED PINKOLA-ESTES BOOK, WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES…HAVING READ IT WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT IN THE 90’S.
    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN ADVENTURESS….AND LOVE WOLVES.

  6. Thank you so much for this post! How profound to find a post like this online. I have been experiencing what you are saying.
    I am grateful to hear men utter words like this. It makes me feel that men are our (women’s) allies. There are so many instances in life where that is not the case, that I am grateful for this new rising of voices that honor and empower the feminine in women and men! Thank you!

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