by Cayelin K Castell

Each time the Moon and Venus meet in the Morning sky it marks Inanna’s passage through a Chakra Gate.

The fourth time they Moon and Venus meet it represents the 4th gate/Heart Chakra on her way to rendezvous with the Sun this summer.

Most recently this is happening on March 2, 2019 marking the fourth meeting with the Moon since Venus stationed direct November 16, 2018.

In 2019 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 November 1, 2018 and June 8, 2020) because you are in an eight year Venus Return Initiation cycle for the entire 19 month cycle.

In the story of Inanna this is where she is asked to give-up her breast plate, the vestment symboling her Heart Chakra. This means Inanna is letting go of the ways she no longer truly loves herself or others, including releasing self-judgment and judgment of others.

The Heart Chakra is linked with the emotional realms including love, kindness, generosity, compassion, and the shadowed aspects of lust, fraud, indecision, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetence, discrimination and defiance.

Understanding and working with the intent of this cycle is valuable for anyone desiring a greater conscious connection with the divine feminine aspect they are investigating and integrating in this life regardless of perceived sex – everyone has a divine feminine aspect within them.

Now is the time to ceremonially release any hesitation you may have around loving yourself or others, and/or acting on your own heart knowing/guidance. This includes releasing any self-doubt and self-sabotage that creates interference in truly loving yourself and therefore truly loving others.

This chakra is green so working with the color green assists in releasing what needs to be released and encourages greater 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, green agate are also helpful.

This month you may want to create an altar (or a heart centered practice) that symbolizes a healthy whole heart and give thanks for the purity of heart you already possess but may have forgotten due to previous wounds.

What distortions around your heart energy can you release now? How can you transform and transmute all lower vibrational energies – anything less than love – into the higher vibrational energies of Love and Above?
Remember Love Heals Everything!

You are invited to join Venus Alchemy as we ceremonially journey through Inanna’s gates descending and then ascending from the underworld. Access link to current class details from here¬†

Here is more about Trusting your Heart Knowing