At 5:17 AM this morning, March 25, Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun, making an inferior conjunction, at 4 Aries 57. Venus is currently invisible, hidden in the Sun’s rays, but in about seven days on March 31, it will become visible again in what is technically called its “heliacal rising.” At that time, it will be moving ahead of the Sun & changed from into being a Morning Star; this phase continues for about 260 days.
Venus is still retrograde, but will have a direct station as it returns to a forward direction through the zodiac signs, on April 15th at 26 Pisces 55 that has the Hyperion Symbol of a “man given smelling salts,” suggesting a readjustment in the equilibrium.
This Venus,Sun conjunction today occurs only 5 days after the Aries Ingress, and at about the same hour and minute of the Ingress, thus the planet and house placements for this conjunction are very similar to those in the wheel for that event. This suggests a close connection between Venus transits this Venus cycle with the Aries Ingress i.e. Sun in Aries, will bring about.
The 5th degree of Aries is highlighted by this conjunction; the Sabian Symbol reads: “A triangle with wings” – the image of a triangle suggesting the archetype of the – Triad, Trinity and Threeness -contemplation of the equilateral triangle may lead to an experience of peace, harmony, & a sense of stability, as Three rises above the factional duality of Two creating a new alternative.
Three is associated with spirituality, accentuated here because because the triangle has “wings”, it has literally left the ground, it is transcendent. This cycle of Venus will be significantly imprinted by a quest for peace and harmony and for a authentic sense of the transcendent, an awareness of a “moreness” in our daily living routines that will raise these out of the habitual ruts that tends to be the norm.
G.I.Gurdjieff’s teaching stressed the importance of understanding the Law of Three, the Three Forces that govern the universe – the affirming, the denying, and the reconciling. In other words, every process, activity, is initiated by the three forces. The arising of the image of the Triangle for this cycle perhaps is directing our attention to this Law of Three. Simply put, life lived at the level of Two inevitably suffers from conflict between polarized forces, that can be only resolved when a Third Force enters the scene.
The Law of Three is therefore a very useful tool in helping one deal with complex relationships by providing a way to bring leverage that lifts an impasse to a higher level where it can be resolved: Buddhists called this “Upaya” or skillful means. This works as many esotericists consider that Venus rules the number Three, so here Venus is the “harmonizer” in the act of creating a new alternative.
We should also be aware that this Venus cycle develops under the influence of Aries, not a good place for Venus, as is in its “fall” there. Why? The basic characteristics of Aries are polar opposites of those of Venus. Aries is impetuous, excitable, quick to anger, aggressive, and hyperactive, while Venus is very laid back and loves things to be peaceful and harmonious.
With Venus in Aries, the natural emotional sensitivity: the “moisture” of Venus gets “sucked dry” by the natural “heat” of Aries, causing planets conjunct her to feel her dis-ease.
Maintain your mental and emotional equilibrium, in other words, pace yourself & don’t get caught up in energy wasting dramas.
Be “mindful” of what you are doing because you need to be working on using and not arguing with them.