Venus Ritual at the 1st Gate of Manifestation- A Return to Life and A Gift of Love
This Venus ritual is an intention. If you want more love in your life, and to connect with your inner goddess, then this Venus ritual connects you with a shamanic process. It focuses on reclaiming your true feminine power. This is true for both men and women.
Fire is the natural element of the Sun, so lighting candles symbolizes this energetically.
To prepare for the Venus Ritual:
You might like to burn incense or aromatherapy oil. I would suggest frankincense as it relates to the root chakra and is very grounding, but it’s up to you to choose.
Line up 13 tea lights or candles in a line (preferably in a corridor with the lights off.) Each one represents a planet and the nodes of the Moon. The ritual is to step along the line, speaking each affirmation in turn.
You may also like to place a keyword or choose a small object by each light to sum up the planet’s energy. You might like to play some music that has meaning for you. I love Deepak Chopra’s ‘The Gift of Love’ with actors speaking Rumi’s poems with seductive and sensual music.
The Chart above is set for London, UK on August 4th at 5.12am BST
However, rituals are all about intention, so in the Uk we can perform it on Wednesday night.
The chart is ruled by Leo in the UK, and you can use this symbolically as it connects you to the King/Queen Archetype.
- There is a positive trine of the Moon/Venus with Uranus in Aries.
- The Moon/Venus in Leo are on the Royal Star Regulus, in the heart of the lion.
- Mercury is exalted in Virgo. Virgo is Hestia Goddess of the Hearth and Home, and also Ceres/ Demeter, the Earth Goddess of fertility and the harvest.
- The Sun in Leo trines Saturn in Sagittarius. This is strength, power and the ability to manifest using the true authority of the Sun, the King/Queen.
These steps are in the order that they rise above the horizon:-
August 4th at 5.12 am BST (Leo ascendant)
August 4th 00.12am EDT (Taurus ascendant, but the order is the same)
August 3rd 9.12pm PDT (Pisces ascendant so start with Neptune)
After setting it up and with intention, slowly walk this path.
There are 13 steps. As you meet each candle/ tea light reflect on the quality of the planet, integrate its message and move on. This process is meant to be helpful and healing.
Rebirth go can be a powerful healing process. Take your time but don’t get caught in taking too long! Each step is approx. 1 -2 mins maximum.
- Leadership: Sun in Leo
I Commit to Stepping into Leadership, to Take Pride in Myself and Know I am the Golden Queen with True Authority that comes from Heaven
- Feelings: Moon in Leo
I Value Beauty and Promise to Open my Heart and Share my Warmth and Creativity
- Love and Relationships: Venus in Leo
I Desire Passion and am Willing to Embrace Romance and Know I am The Queen of Hearts. I Promise to Play and Have Fun!
- Communication: Mercury in Virgo
I Commit to Listening to the Goddess Within to Achieve my Goals.
- Destiny: North Node in Virgo
I Seek My Destiny and Focus on Priorities
- Faith: Jupiter in Virgo
I find Joy as I Grow and Expand My Knowledge of Healing Methods to be in Service to Others.
- Energy and Sexuality: Mars in Sagittarius
I Seek Adventure and Fight for Justice as a Spiritual Warrior with Enthusiasm. I am a Faithful and Honest Partner.
- Structure: Saturn in Sagittarius
I Seek Truth and Understanding. I Let Go of Self-defeating Beliefs That Have Been Holding Me Back so I May Nurture Faith, Hope, and Vision.
- Transformation: Pluto in Capricorn
I Commit to Facing my Shadow and Embracing my Authentic Power to Transform my Life
- Transcendence: Neptune in Pisces
I Believe in a Higher Power in the Universe.
- Past Lives: South Node in Pisces
I Will Learn the Lessons of the Past and Receive their Messages Through My Dreams.
- Healing: Chiron in Pisces
I Will Build a Rainbow Bridge to Heal All Wounds That Have Disconnected Me from The Source.
- Liberation: Uranus in Aries
I Initiate Innovation and Welcome Changes in My Life.
Venus Moon in Leo- The Queen Archetype
In his book and card deck Archetypes and shadows Chuck Spezzano writes:-
The Queen is the symbol of feminine power and grace. She helps the King rule the realm. In chess, the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, protecting the King or leading the offensive. The Queen receives for the realm. Her relationship with the King both reflects and gives life to the realm.
The Queen can bring love, compassion, kindness and beauty to the land, as well as abundance, fertility and generosity. The Queen can bring truth, diplomacy, goodwill and effectiveness. She is the jewel of the kingdom. If the King is the head of the kingdom, she is the heart that drives it.
If there is a deep abiding love between King and Queen, the Kingdom will be visionary and creative, bringing about an inspiring forward progress. As the channel for grace, the Queen is vitally important to the success and spirit of the realm.
The feminine within you has reached a place of strength and will for the good of those around you. You bring the truth, you light the way to goodwill with your beauty and you nurture those around you. You are served only so that you can serve everyone and the greater good. You are loving and beloved. You are the bringer of good fortune, receiving abundance for all.
You are power, goodness and nurturing all rolled into one. You live for more than just yourself. You are the mother of a realm both practical and inspiring and you nurture those around you accordingly. It is not specialness that makes a Queen what she is, but her service.
She is the feminine that births new life and as you embrace this archetype, you will bring a continual renaissance to the world. Be the beloved of all those around you as you love those entrusted to your care. Your heart is that big. You are a Queen.
This planet often gets overlooked in a chart reading as the heavy outer planets take precedence, but Venus needs to be seen and appreciated.
We all have a basic need to be validated, to be seen and heard.
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My job as an astrologer is to really see you, to acknowledge your gifts and empower you. Rather than predict, together we can co-create your better future.
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