Venus Transit – June 6, 2012, 01:09 UT

We have just passed the Venus transit, a rare event which we won’t get a chance to witness again in our lifetime. This was preceded by a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius the day before.

Venus transits occur in pairs, separated by eight years. These pairs are separated by about 105 or 121 years. The last time there was a transit of Venus was in 2004. The event is so rare, because the orbits of Venus and Earth do not lie in the same plane, and a transit can only occur if both planets and the Sun are situated exactly on one line.

There has been such hype around this event that your expectations may run high for something exceptionally beautiful or enlightening to happen. The Sun is now conjunct Chaos, so your life may not be filled with peace, love and beauty of Venus at the moment.

I was delighted to notice that asteroid Nemesis is in Sagittarius opposite Venus. In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the goddess of divine retribution who maintained the equilibrium of the human condition. The word Nemesis originally meant the distributor of fortune, neither good nor bad, simply in due proportion to each according to what was deserved. I have always loved Demetra George’s interpretation for asteroid Nemesis as a symbol of our conscience. According to her, asteroid Nemesis shows how our conscience and morality guide us toward right action.

The symbol of Venus, a circle with a small cross below it, resembles a hand mirror. You can think of the current situation of Venus opposite Nemesis, as if you were facing your conscience in a mirror. Whatever your life situation is at the moment, if you follow your conscience, you can’t go wrong.

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