Tuesday, June 05, 2012


I hesitate to bring up this topic, it has been done and dusted by all and sundry already, but as today/tomorrow will see the second half of a once-in-a-lifetime pair of astronomical events, when Venus's transit crosses the face of our Sun, I ought not to let it go without note. The other date in our lifetimes when this event occurred, the first of the pair, was on 8 June 2004.
(Illustration from Live Science.)

For a good explanation of the astronomical side of the event I'd recommend a article from 2004 written by Dave Muller. The page has excellent illustrations and diagrams.

From an astrologers point of view, an important consideration has to be how previous Venus transits of the Sun have seemed to manifest here on Earth. It appears that these transits have seemed to mark shifts, or even jolts, of progress in geographical and scientific exploration, as well as the rise of industry and early technology.

I enjoyed Alison Chester-Lambert's article from Midlands School of Astrology website. There are numerous others online. I also liked Lynn Koiner's piece HERE .

What can an amateur like yours truly possibly add to the plethora of information already on the net? Not a lot.

I'm conscious that, although this pair of events happens only once in a lifetime, there are other cycles just as rare, or even more rare. Transit of Pluto over a personal planet is one easy example. I experienced a transit of Pluto to my natal Venus in Sagittarius at the end of 2003/beginning of 2004. That transit coincided (almost) with the first of the current Venus transit of the Sun pair in 2004. My life changed then.....and how!! My partner of 33 years died. I met my now husband, we married, I sold my home in England and most of my possessions, emigrated to the USA with new husband at the end of October 2004. There could hardly be a more all-encompassing life change than that. But was it linked to Pluto's transit of my natal Venus, or to the Venus transit of the Sun? Or neither? Or both?

Questions like those can be presented regarding every event or series of events which can be surmised to have flowed from Venus transits of the Sun through the centuries, as described in the astrological articles linked above.

This rare event definitely warrants note, but possible manifestations of it may only become clear to people in the future - perhaps people observing the next such event in 2117, and wondering.


Anonymous said...

GP: No need to hesitate in offering your observations T!

To the ancient Mayas Venus was all important (and so it should be still today and not just for the `ancient Mayas`. It`s Morning Star changing to Evening Star when Venus/Sun transit each other. And, at least for romance (and romantics) that can have deep effects. Only in our rational world such things get lost...

Wisewebwoman said...

Read the book "Transit of Venus" a couple of months ago and loved it.

This transit does not match the overhung and chilly skies of this winterish June. Fire going. Prefer that of course to stifling humid heat.

It will have to carry on without me.:)


Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~

Yes - and from our vantage point on Earth it's a new cycle/circle beginning, not ending until 2117 or thereabouts. A new timewave we could call it. I guess, perhaps leaving behind new "atmospsheric
tendencies" which will "react" differently with other circles and cycles of planets from they way it has been during our lifetimes 'til now.

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~~ We've had a hot few weeks here, and I envy your cool weather, WWW. On the positive side though we've had a quietish tornado season in Oklahoma up to now (fingers crossed).

James Higham said...

Rather interesting - Halley's and TofV in one lifetime. Wow.

Twilight said...

James Higham ~~ Yes, good point James....and we've seen changes in our lives and the lives of everyone unimagined not too long ago.

psychic readings said...

The Transit of Venus is absolutely incredible.

I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in astrology.

Thanks so much.

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