Prayer to Shekinah the Divine Feminine Presence Within
Oh Holy Mother of Divine Creation, You who Dwells within Each of Us
You who Nurtures, Inspires and Encourages
The Awakening of Our Sacred Hearts and Inner Knowing
Guide us with your Loving Wisdom
To Remember and Embody our Divine Design
Fulfilling Our Place within Great Mystery
Thank you for showing us what we already KNOW deep within
Thank you for assisting us in Awakening into Being Who we Already Divinely Are
So that together we bring about a Golden Age of Peace, Plenty and Illumination
Birthing a New Earth conceived in Love, Compassion, Kindness and Caring.
It is Done, It is So and We are Grateful. Blessed Be!
Mercury Venus Conjunctions (includes the star phase of Venus in her initiatory cycle)
2020 Mercury and Venus Retrograde May 22 at 20 Gemini (evening sky)
2021 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Feb 13 at 14 Aquarius 42 (morning sky dropping into the underworld)
2021 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Apr 25 at 13 Taurus 47 (Inanna Underworld)
2021 Mercury Retrograde and Venus May 28 at 24 Gemini 42 (evening sky)
2021 Mercury and Venus Retrograde Dec 29 at 24 Capricorn 26 (evening sky)
2022 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Sep 26 at 26 Virgo 47 (Inanna Underworld)
2022 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Nov 21 at 07 Sagittarius 09 (Inanna Underworld)
2022 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Dec 29 at 24 Capricorn 21 (evening sky)
2023 Mercury and Venus Retrograde July 27 at 28 Leo 11 (morning sky)
2024 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Apr 19 at 17 Aries 32 (morning sky)
2024 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Jun 17 at 00 Cancer 19 (Inanna Underworld)
2024 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Aug 07 at 03 Virgo 43 (evening sky)
2025 Mercury and Venus (both retrograde) Mar 11 at 8 Aries 47 (evening sky)
2025 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Nov 24 at 22 Scorpio 25 (enters Inanna Underworld the next day)
2026 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Jan 29 at 14 Aquarius 57 (Inanna Underworld)
2026 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Feb 27 at 22 Pisces 15 (evening sky)
2026 Mercury and Venus Retrograde Oct 06 at 8 Scorpio 13 (evening sky)
2027 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Jul 01 at 27 Gemini 55 (morning sky – entering Inanna Underworld 6 days later)
2027 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Aug 10 at 18 Leo 11 (Inanna Underworld)
2027 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Oct 11 at 04 Virgo 00 (evening sky)
2028 Mercury and Venus (both retrograde) at 15 Gemini 48 (one day prior to entering the Metamorphic Underworld)
2029 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Jan 22 at 18 Capricorn 49 (evening sky)
2029 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Mar 27 at 08 Aries 10 (Inanna Underworld)
2029 Mercury Retrograde and Venus May 05 at 26 Taurus 10 (evening sky)
2030 Mercury and Venus Retrograde Jan 22 at 8 Capricorn 54 (morning sky)
2030 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Sep 05 at 01 Virgo 33 (morning sky 7 days before entering Inanna Underworld)
2030 Mercury and Venus (both direct) Oct 07 at 10 Libra 57 (Inanna Underworld)
2030 Mercury Retrograde and Venus Dec 09 at 00 Capricorn 29 (evening star)
Mercury and Venus together represent the Return of the Shekinah
Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas wrote in The Book of Hiriam that Mercury and Venus together symbolized the Return of the Shekinah (or the Divine Feminine Presence Lighting our World) occurring every 40 years from any given starting point though in their book they emphasized the Jewish tradition of tracking Venus and Mercury together in the morning sky.
Their research is fascinating including the timing of when the Temple of Solomon was built – timed to capture the light of the Shekinah when Venus and Mercury appeared together in the east before sunrise. The closest conjunction for this coming up is Apr 19, 2024.
For Mercury and Venus to return to the same season in the same part of the sky in a precise way we find this occurs every 40 years (5×8*), 480 years (40×12) and 1440 years (480×3).
*5 nineteen month Venus Cycles every 8 years (5×8=40) adding to the significance of the age 40 and age 80 Venus Returns. Many find these cycles are life changing further awakening a woman’s divine feminine expression and a man’s deepening connection to the inner divine feminine. I was in my age 40 Venus Return when I began a nine month Awakening the Priestess Within journey that forever changed my life. See video explanation below.
This understanding began in the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School based on the research of Daniel Giamario. In 2014 Tami and I started Venus Venus Alchemy as a way to return ceremonial significance to the 19 month Venus Cycle based on the recognition that Venus returns to the same part of the sky every 8 years through. Again 5 nineteen month Venus cycles every 8 years connects to the number magic of 40 (5×8=40).
Regardless of morning or evening star appearance it is rare for Venus and Mercury to spend nearly four months together within 10 degrees as was the case in 2019 though more than two of those months both Venus and Mercury were with the Sun – so not visible.
The span of time both planets were technically visible within 10 degrees in the evening sky was from September 20 to November 6 according to Jim Maynard’s Celestial Guide for 2019. So a good part of the Venus Mercury dance occurred behind the scenes with the Sun. A similar event will occur in 2022, 2026. 2027 and 2030 though in a different season.
When Venus and Mercury are with the Sun they are with the source of light and life for our planet – suggesting an opportunity to source a new relationship around effective communication with the divine feminine on both the inner and outer realms.
When Venus is in the underworld she has an opportunity to deepen her initiation in the realm of conscious death choosing to die to all that does not serve the fullest expression of her true purpose – lasting until she begins her ascent.
In 2019 the rare joining of Venus and Mercury was exact in September on Friday the 13th. Interestingly, 13 also represents the return of the Divine Feminine including the mysteries connected with Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Shekinah and Sophia representing the natural rhythms and cycles between the Earth and Sky coming into sacred balance.
13 is also thought to be the essence of the empowered and embodied Christed Feminine. Some say 13 is a number that transcends matter and is coded with the frequencies of Ascension, Oneness and Unity that transforms all things. Since 13 is a prime number it is only divisible by itself representing purity – meaning the number magic of 13 is incorruptible and exists within its own integrity.