Venus as Innana at the Second Gate


At sunrise this morning, May 22,  we were treated to a conjunction of the Moon with Venus.  The conjunction did not occur exactly at sunrise, however, that was later at 10:09 AM EDT, at 16 Aries 24. The two appeared very close together because Venus is only 2 degrees of declination the right of the Moon, in addition to being  in conjunction by longitude.  This … Continue reading Venus as Innana at the Second Gate

Venus as Inanna at the First Gate


This is the second installment of a multi part article on the planet Venus and  its role in mythology and shamanic astrology.  The first part is here. Venus’s  orbital pattern and its rising as a morning and evening star has led to being incorporated into  rituals, ceremonies and calendars.  The greatest religious association was in Sumeria where Venus was associated with Inanna Queen of the … Continue reading Venus as Inanna at the First Gate

Venus Resumes Direct Motion


Today, April 15, 2017 at  6:17 AM EDT,  Venus stationed & stopped its retrograde motion at 26 Pisces 55 and  then resumed direct motion.  The planet thus began its journey retracing its way back to 13 Aries 09, where it turned retrograde earlier this year on March 4.  The chart below is set at the nation’s Capital in Washington D.C.  There are five planets in … Continue reading Venus Resumes Direct Motion