by Cayelin K Castell
The Moon occulted Venus January 31 representing an intentional acceleration of the 3rd Venus Moon conjunction since Venus went direct in November, 2018 – activating a powerful portal into the realms of healthy communication via the throat chakra gate as Venus continues her descent to the underworld.
Also this month, February 2019 Venus is with Saturn and Pluto furthering the intent of releasing the old forms of communication that hold us back from experiencing deeper connection with others.
Saturn is in close conjunction with Venus (within 1°) on February 18 in zodiacal alignment with the former pole star (13000 years ago) Vega and its relationship to Vulture Medicine, the Golden Purifier, where we learn how to use the energy of the Earth to support all our needs.
Venus catches up to Pluto on February 22 (day of the Jaguar) taking us deeper into the realm of facing our deepest fears so they can be transformed. We can refuse this opportunity, but ultimately at a high cost because what we avoid is ultimately controlling us.
Being willing to tell ourselves the truth – because first we must know our own truth before we can share it with others – requires a continuing deeper dive into the hurt and pain, guilt and shame, fear and blame you might be feeling. Feeling it and grieving it allows the alchemy to take place.
We don’t have to force it but we do need to allow it to find a healthy expression within us. Once we have processed the fear, anger and grief we feel then we can consider speaking to someone who may have hurt us in some way for the purpose of creating understanding and connection.
The throat chakra is most noted for communication, especially communicating our divinely inspired creativity and the deepest truth of our being. What we say, our words, the way we speak represents the second aspect of the three fold creation process sometimes referred to as thoughts, words and deeds.
Our thoughts, what we envision (Brow chakra) and how we speak – the words we use (throat chakra) and how our feelings align with our visions and words (Heart chakra) along with the actions we take (Solar Plexus chakra) determine the success of our creative process.
Morning Star Venus
As morning star, Venus is descending into the underworld – as told in the story of Inanna. At this gate Inanna/Venus is releasing the lapis lazuli bead necklace she is wearing around her neck symbolizing her choice to release any distortions she has around her throat chakra, communication and creative expression that do not promote truthful, creative self-expression, peace, harmony, and joy.
Speaking our truth is only useful when we do so with the intent to promote healing and greater connection. If our speech comes from a need to be right, or to be superior over others in some way, or with an intent to hurt or wound another, then we ultimately create greater separation and disconnection.
It is important to choose communication that is responsible and is intended to promote healing and not in ways that promote wounding. Taking time to notice if you are seeking to deepen your relationship with others or simply venting your anger and frustration is a great practice for this chakra gate.
Chanting, singing, verbal prayers, decrees, and invocations with specific intent are all great ways to ceremonially participate with this month long Venus gate. Find out more about this Venus Journey as ceremony here https://venusalchemy.com/libra-morning-star-journey/
This is a powerful activation collectively meaning everyone is experiencing this cycle to some degree.
However if you are turning a multiple of 8 (16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88 etc.) between Nov 1, 2018 and June 09, 2020 then you are experiencing a powerful eight year synodic Venus Return with an opportunity to die to who you believe yourself to be so you can be reborn to who you truly are. This Venus Journey is also personal for anyone with a strong desire to cultivate conscious, cooperative, collaborative, co-creative relationship and supports everyone on the journey to allow for the initiation into empowerment!