Venus Star Point

Welcome to a new beginning in astrological diagnosis and forecasting. It is called the Venus Star Point (VSP). It is estimated that approximately of US residents know what their Sun sign is. Well, on our next stage of collective evolution is the Venus Star Point. This is an astronomical alignment between the Sun, Earth and Venus. Our information age has been transforming into an intuitive age. No more is it enough to know your sign, Sun and/or Venus. To know your Venus Star Point is to know what moves you, in essence, where do your passions begin? Where is your heart centered desire to become self-actualized? How can you leave the sometimes petulant and petty identifications with your physical world and its needs to allow your soul's desires to fully manifest? How does Eros exist for you? Where does Eros live within you? What do you have to give to others without any fear of depletion? 

In Venus Star Rising, Arielle Guttman states that, "from the mythology, Eros can be thought of as both the parent to and child of Venus. Eros, a principle of erotic desire and a force of nature, preceded Venus as an energy of creation in the void that existed before anything else. This energy corresponds to a deeply moving, creative life force". Please resist the temptation to conflate erotic desire with sex. Boundaries, mental boundaries, please, folk. No really, in all seriousness our adolescent culture uses sex to promote and market goods (even in mythology as we've inherited it Eros becomes Cupid whom we only see on St. Valentine's Day with his bow and arrow. And, while sex can be an outcome of eroticism, the energy known to us as Eros existed before there were genders or sex. The desire to experience oneself through relating to others, some spiritualists state was a singular motivating in why "God" created "man". Contemplate how your VSP can represent your deepest mode of not only how you create your reality, but why .

One of my favorite (and meaningful) distinctions between your natal Venus (where the planet was located in the friendly skies at birth) and your Venus Star Point the Venus-Sun-Earth alignment is elucidated on page 62 in Venus Star Rising, "The natal position of Venus represents the way we reach out to our environment and to other people to connect ourselves to love, beauty, and friendship. The Venus Star Point represents the manner in which we reach inside of ourselves to reflect the love, beauty, and heart-felt self-expression we innately possess and share with others." 

When you begin to live from your Venus Star Point, your soul awakens and becomes the driver of your life here on Earth. It is like the biblical parable of the 'prodigal son'. He returns to his father after having been a traveler to experience the world. The father as Source symbolizes your VSP. Sometimes through being slavishly attached to the promises of our natal Venus, we like the son who stayed with his Father became angry, upset that the world does not give us as much as we deserve. It is only when we return to our true origins that we can celebrate (through integration of the two sons, alluding to the dual nature of Venus as Morning and Evening Star) and live in true prosperity found in our Venus Star Point. 

This photo was taken within the same week that I went to Arielle's Venus Star Point Workshop in Kansas City. My hands focus energies like the 5 pointed star found through our heart's desire of the Venus Star Point.  Knowing your creative helping hands and stabilizing feet of the Venus Star can many times be your saving grace in maintain healthy relationships. Let love move us to our higher trek of connection. 

This photo was taken within the same week that I went to Arielle's Venus Star Point Workshop in Kansas City. My hands focus energies like the 5 pointed star found through our heart's desire of the Venus Star Point. Knowing your creative helping hands and stabilizing feet of the Venus Star can many times be your saving grace in maintain healthy relationships. Let love move us to our higher trek of connection. 

Realize that each face of Venus has a corresponding shadow (potential suppression/repression). In the parable, the son that went out into the world squandered his resources, but he had experiences. Money was not the motivating force, until he was starving (shadow of an Evening Star, who are more likely to believe they can live on love). The brother who stayed to work with his father, was more realistic but did not see the value in partying with his returning sibling (shadow of a Morning Star, who are more likely to dismiss those who do not share the same values). Both sons are necessary for understanding, not only the dual nature of Venus, but in understanding the Venus Star Point. Each Star has five points. If you are an Evening Star, you assist and are assisting Morning Star, while your support and who supports you are Evening Stars like you. Do you deny or reject help because others feel and/or think differently about what's truly important in life? No. The converse is true if you are a Morning Star, your help and whom you help are of the otherworldly Evening Star Venus, while your support and whom you feel karmically destined to support and fellow Morning Star Venus. The Venus Star Point resonates to how relationships last not only on the surface, but how they endure beyond third dimensional time and space.

After all, the drama is being living on Earth. With increased scientific discoveries (read: better telescopes), we know about the numerous Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNO's) from Eris to Sedna and beyond. At some point (pun not intended), we have to come back to Earth, down to the ground. The Venus Star Point does precisely this. Paradoxically, it is an enjoyable tether and it releases us into a myriad of joyous relationships. Once you know what drives you, you can give freely of your spirit. And, an added benefit is that the VSP combines astrology, astronomy, sacred geometry, mythology and five elemental system of Chinese medicine. She be an integrating Goddess. Venus did sleep with gods and mortals alike. 

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Venus Star Point (VSP): How We Express Our Personal Passions

This is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Dr. MLK “I have a dream’ speech.

As the first US resident to receive certification in the Venus Star Point (VSP), I have been taken to looking at any astrological (aka time-space) event through this incredible lens.  How could an alignment of the Sun (spirit), Venus (love/heart) and Earth have so much potency?  As any pagan worth her salt will tell you ‘as above, so below’ and how about that old saw of ‘let your will take place on earth as it is in the heavens’?  There was some reinventing of the spiritual wheel through the consciousness of Christ, but he had to speak to those people in their language talk about giving new meaning to the concept of 'old school').  Two thousand years ago, no doubt the pagan law of correspondence was as familiar as what the pentagram meant and its connection to Venus.  Arielle Guttman points out inMythic Astrology Applied, ‘Venus became, in many ways, the last Pagan survivor’.

This Venus Star Point has five points at all times.  This pentagram inspires our passions, our talents and gifts to give to a population in dire need of them.  Instead of asking like Taurus Janet Jackson (Aquarius Morning Star), ‘what have you done for me lately?’ when do we know what we have to offer, to give to others?  What are your innate talents?  I've found that the Venus Star Point (VSP) has so much energy that if it goes unused or underutilized, your life goes off path.  You get thrown back into a period drama of your own soul’s making much like an underfed priest who suffers visions as much to do with an empty stomach as an unfulfilled soul.  Passion has its etymological roots in suffering.   That is one reason I call the Venus Star Point, your Passion Point (PP).  Like I use the concept of soul and higher self interchangeably, passion roots itself through this captivating astronomical alignment.  Your ability to locate and live from a place of true eroticism is found through your VSP. 

President Obama has his VSP at the 21st degree of Aries in his third house and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had his in Cancer in his third house located at the tenth degree.  While our president has a double yang of externally driven passion (Morning Star announcing the arrival of the Sun), our peace loving Dr. King clang our spiritual bells through possessing a massive otherworldly talent through an Evening Star Venus in hearth-driven sign of Cancer.  I call Venus in this phase a ‘happy hour’ Venus.  But, that’s making light of her observing and communal nature.  In her Evening Star face, she symbolizes the loving side, the sunset part of her that asks those in her sphere, ‘how was your day?’ (And She means it).  With an Venus Evening Star resonating through family oriented Cancer, Dr. King was able to say through his captivating use of third house syntax and oration that he desired (passion point/VSP) his four children to be judged by the ‘content of their character, not the color of their skin’.   

Pisces Moon rules Dr. King’s Cancer PP (that’s funny if you think about it…I may add the world Personal to get an extra ‘P’, so you won’t think I’m trying to talk you as a child who has to use the toilet).  His Moon is elevated in the compassionate sign of Pisces in the eleventh house of making the world a better place through a personal and radical use of one’s idealism.  The eleventh house is forward thinking, collaborative, willing to work with a diverse group of individuals who feel if they have a mission to change society for the better. 

I tell most of my Pisces Moon clients that they must ‘have a dream’ like Dr. King.  No one remembers the promissory note, check written to America’s citizens of color having been returned for ‘insufficient funds’ (mostly due to his Capricorn Sun, who would know a bit about the law of economic necessity and Cancer’s VSP awareness of a family’s survival).  But, it was the Pisces energy that moved the crowds, even 50 years later.  Pisces, as a symbol our collective emotional consciousness, moved these people all races, backgrounds and orientations (remember America’s shadow of class/income inequality, after all it was a March on Washington for ‘jobs and freedom’).  It was less than a season earlier that his gave a trial run of this speech in Detroit, Michigan (my parents attended).  Dr. King’s Cancer VSP was born with the first one to have Aries as a hand to feed (more on that at another time).  The Venus transit of Aries begun a little more than three months after Dr. King was born on April 20, 1929.  Suffice it to say, gone were the times that Taurus fiscal security and rigid class values, now it was time that old system would bow to youthful vigor and ingenuity of Aries, fed by the Dr. King’s Cancer VSP.  In an unexpected twist of pioneering spirit (something Aries and Aries VSP’s have in spades), Dr. King has the distinct honor of having the only memorial on the mall in DC not dedicated to a US President, and a Federal Holiday to boot.

This integration of historical and astrological references brings us to President Obama.  He has an Aries VSP in his third house of oration, rap and writing.  Like, Dr. King, he is an exceptional speaker.  As someone who has a Leo Sun, his Aries Passion Point/VSP fuels his ability to manage our country through what some have called a ‘psychic’ or ‘cold’ civil war.  If it will heat up literally, maybe the Middle East will let us know.  However, this 50th anniversary occurs under an Aries Evening Star VSP, so we as a collective can be quite abstract about the meaning of war, almost considering the deaths of what it means to all of us before it continues any further.  I remember (fondly now, not so much then) how Mrs. Clinton said in 2007 that BHO only ‘gave a speech in 2004’ as his only accomplishment.  Talk about the power of Gaia, Eros and Venus conspiring to keep our incarnations full of joy and vigor.  Yes, Hillary a speech can do that when you have a double yang (masculine) influence supplied by the warrior side of Venus through a biracial male with an open heart.  Our country is badly in need of healing (still).

So, as one of favorite singers wrote let’s ‘Cherish the Day’.  Yes, Sade who possess a Scorpio Evening Star.  In August, 1963 the VSP was Scorpio Morning Star, the cold war between the US and Russia was heating through the use of Cuba. Less than 100 miles off the coast of Florida, this small island began its self-determined journey under a Scorpio Evening Star, a twin harmonizing star to our own.  This Venus Star began with a passionate commitment to different sets of values (capitalism and communism) that almost brought down the end of this planet in October, 1962.  The Cuban Missile Crisis was averted by a series of secret conversations between President Kennedy and Khrushchev (hello, Scorpio and its legendary propensity to create and keep secrets).  Her lyrics can be used a balancing act that we will not have to get to total annihilation either through Syria, Middle East or the bigger sleeper climate change.

A wish I have from our President is that is begins to use the courage granted to him through a Leo Sun and Aries Morning Star to speak as radically as Dr. King did 50 years ago, relatively speaking.  It is like we need to adjust his words for inflation (as in the minimal wage is approximately 85 cents lower than it was 50 years ago once inflation adjusted).  Sure we’ve been pulled farther right since the 80’s, Lee Atwater and the resurgence of the ‘southern strategy’, but we need not only President Obama’s fire but our philosophical fuel to feed it. I ask this Aries Evening Star bring a sobering quality to our ideals regarding war, economic and social injustices, just to name a few maladies of our time.

Aries has a natural challenge (known as the square in astro-talk) to Cancer (our nation has a Sun in Cancer born July 4, 1776, and our VSP is Scorpio Morning Star).  Mr. Obama’s has a karmic (intense) responsibility to give us nurturance as our leader, and as an Aries VSP.  Dr. King’s VSP shared space with our Sun, Venus (love) and Jupiter (ethics) in Cancer.  He gave his life for our nation, so that we could evolve.  Let not his sacrifice be in vain.  When I use his Cancer Evening Star and combine it to his Chinese Earth Dragon in the cosmic ideals, his Venus Verse (my phrase) is #37, The Family.  Many translations of Verse #37 state that you must cultivate the ‘perseverance of the woman’.  As I’ve stated Cancer Evening Star is double yin (feminine), that’s a lot of cultivating and non-violence.  Any oppressed person will tell you, it is a mixture of submission and timing to get the conversation started, not to mention some real equality.  The Family as Dr. King's Venus Verse underscores his understanding of what it would take to get us to come together as a nation.  Even today, many ‘Christian conservative’ won’t accept Marriage Equality rights until they know someone personally, often in their own families.  Not as easy more than 50 years ago when interracial marriage was illegal, huh? 

Today, more than 30% of our world’s population has either a Scorpio or Aries VSP.  We are fortunate in this nation to have a President with one in Aries.  Through his scintillating fire of his speeches, inspiration from Dr. King and the mysterious alchemy found in Scorpio’s deepest reservoirs, maybe, just maybe, America’s banking account will not continue to have ‘insufficient funds’ for her disenfranchised, black, brown, red, yellow, poor,  women and LGBTQ folk. 

I dream on…but, I check my ATM balance, regularly.