In a world that favours the bright and dazzling colours, the dark has developed many negative and fearful associations and it conjures up images of concealment, loss, isolation, madness, failure, grief and the demonic shadow. The alchemical power of such a phase may therefore be lost since the purpose of the dark phase of any cycle is that of transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new. The dark time is merely a time of retreat, of healing, of breathing, of stillness, of true listening, of surrender, of letting go, of dreaming and of preparation.
The name Dark Venus comes from the fact that Venus slips from our sight and therefore is deemed invisible. Yet the irony of this title is that Venus actually is sufficed with light, as she enters the Vault of Light! Her invisibility is lit with the translucent quality of transformation, as she prepares to be cleansed through a transmutation process, after merging with the Full Light of the Sun on the 26th October. This collective heart-pause encourages an active re-evaluation, re-appraisal and re-envisioning of the manner in which you openly and honest express lOve.
Spending active time over the coming four days contemplating the way in which you have lOved; the psychology of how you have earned a living; the scripts that you have experienced within your relationships and social life; and the way in which you have created from your heart over the past 8 years will enable to you understand the recurring patterns in your life concerning the health of your heart-consciousness. Without censoring your feelings, this magical time is one to allow all emotions to rise; to re-experience and acknowledge each heart ache and heart joy and to thank them for the hard lessons and the ecstasy they have provided you, and to start to dream about what you want to invite into your life.
Andrew Smith © 2018
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