As Venus journeys through the sky she meets with the Moon once each month. As morning star she meets with the waning Moon releasing what no longer serves related to each of the chakras. As evening star she meets with the waxing Moon reclaiming a new relationship with each of the Chakras. The Heart Chakra gate when Venus is in the evening sky is where Inanna/Venus retrieves her breast plate symbolizing the heart chakra and a reconnection with a healthy expression of fourth chakra energy.
This Venus gate is especially important for anyone turning a multiple of 8 (16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80 and 88 between June 10, 2021 and January 15, 2022) as you are in an all-important eight year synodic Venus Return that occurs within days of your birthday.
If you have Venus in Gemini this is also a valuable cycle to track, and if you have Venus in Virgo this Moon conjunction may provide a personal activation. Understanding and working with the intent of the Venus cycle is valuable for anyone desiring a greater conscious connection with the healing power of the divine feminine.
Venus (Inanna) passing through the fourth gate is retrieving her golden breast plate known as ‘come man come’ symbolizing the retrieval of Inanna’s ability to truly love herself in both her human and divine forms. Venus in Leo is reclaiming her ability to truly love herself in healthy ways.
Overtone Gemini embraces healthy self-love through playful, creative fun and being the messenger that reminds us NOT to take ourselves too seriously. The heart is our physical life force generator connecting us with the energy of the cosmos. It also governs the emotional realms including love, kindness, generosity, and compassion.
As evening star in the Venus journey, the divine feminine is reclaiming what she was required to release on her way into the underworld. When Venus (Inanna) gives up or releases her vestments during her descent, she is releasing the shadow aspects associated with each chakra. The fourth chakra shadow expresses as uncertainty of self, fear of not being good enough, anxiety and not feeling loved, longing for love and acceptance, any arrogance born out of fear, incompetence due to lack of trust in self, harsh judgments of self and others.
At the fourth gate in the return journey, the reminder is to deepen your listening skills acting on your heart knowing. It may also be useful to work with the colors of the heart chakra usually depicted as green to encourage harmony, peace and well-being. Wearing green clothes, eating green foods, and working with green stones including malachite, jade, emerald, peridot, aventurine, green fluorite, green tourmaline, green jasper, and green agate or any other green stone you might have.
This month you may want to create an altar that symbolizes heart-felt gratitude for all the love you have to express and that is expressed to you.