Hello — it’s your old friend Eric. I’ve just wrapped up my audio coverage of UAC, which is right on this page. Amanda has been covering Daily Astrology for nearly a week — thank you.
As mentioned, we are halfway between the eclipses (there was a solar eclipse about a week ago), though the corresponding lunar eclipse on June 4 is followed by the transit of Venus on June 5 and then an occultation of Pluto by the Moon a few hours later. So we are not just between eclipses — we are approaching a cluster of eclipse-like events, one of them among the rarest predictable events in astronomy, the transit of Venus.
Said simply, this is an alchemical moment — when the forces of change are at work, though this is happening on a depth that isn’t really accessible to rational consciousness. In fact what’s developing can throw some curves to reason and sense and ordinary awareness, including emotional and psychological disturbances, stress and misunderstanding. As I mentioned in my audio update yesterday, Mercury and the Sun are close to a square with Chiron, which might exaggerate the sense of being hurt, and which can translate into the quest for healing.
This is all easier said than done, however, and it’s going to take some mindfulness to process both the energy and the experiences. The energy is going to ramp up by orders of magnitude through the lunar eclipse, which you can think of as a kind of opening. Through that opening will come the transit of Venus.
Now, I’ve been roaming the highways and byways of the solar system for years looking for sage interpretations of the transit of Venus. I’ve thought of some interesting stuff and heard some other interesting stuff — though yesterday I heard some ideas that brought the whole thing to life for me.
A guy named David Tresemer was emailing with us for a couple of weeks and was at the conference. I interviewed him this morning — it’s near the bottom of the list on the conference’s audio page. I highly recommend listening to what David has to say in his own words; here is my summary.
His basic idea is that the visions, images, plans and desires that we have are animated by a universal energy that he calls Eros. Eros is erotic in the sense we think of it but it’s a lot more — it’s more like the vital force that is looking for something to jump into and bring to life.
And that energy is about to surge, with this cluster of events — particularly, though, Venus crossing the disk of the Sun a week from today. What he’s suggesting is that whatever we envision consciously, whatever we desire, whatever we want to do or create, is about to get a surge of energy that will help bring it into manifestation. He is suggesting that we use mindfulness, intention and visioning and decide exactly what we want, and set ourselves up for the cosmic winds to bring it to life.
I won’t say more — I will leave it to him. Here is the conversation, in our new player and a downloadable archive.
P.S. If you’re getting excited about the Venus Transit and want some historical insight on the circumstances of viewing them over the last few centuries, Carol Van Strum has reviewed two book on the topic here.