My theme for June is Sacred Feminine. In fact, I think that throughout June, a great companion would be Joylina's Divine Love Essence essence, oil and spray set. It's certainly a month for feminine energies and in the last few days I've need plenty of feminine multi-tasking abilities. I've finished writing two articles and a book review yesterday and today, interspersed with a Greek Tragedy in London tonight (Antigone starring the 9th Dr Who = Christopher Ecclestone). Last night we saw Thin Lizzy and Guns 'n' Roses Rock Bands at the 02 Arena - a very late night with lots of dancing. This is all strongly contrasted with my booking to see the Dalai Lama at Aldershot Football Stadium in the Summer Solstice (21st June). Standing tickets to see his Holiness are about £20, including booking fees, through Eventbrite. If it's now booked (at the end of May, there were still standing tickets available) might have a spare ticket if anyone is interested.
So, going back to Sacred Feminine energy, early in the month we have another rare opportunity to experience a Venus Transit. Depending where you are in the world, Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th June is when the transit itself takes place: a point in which the Earth, the Sun and Venus come into alignment.
The influence of the partial Lunar Eclipse of 4th June in Sagittarius partnering the Solar Eclipse is generally more subtle. However in the UK it takes place during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, the longest serving monarch on Earth - and of course a woman - celebrated from 2nd to 5th June.
Venus transit happens after 121.6 years, then again 8 years later, followed by another 121.6 year wait. We had one on 8th June 2004, but the previous one in 1882 may have provided the supportive energy for Millicent Fawcett to begin the Suffragette movement which marked the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine.
Energetically it is a point of unity, being connected physically to the Earth, the Sun being the Supreme Giver of light (causing all things to grow), and Venus, the energy of Divine Love. When these energies align they are not only aligning with each other they unify as one. According to Jude Currivan, the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun on 5th/6th June takes place during a retrograde period that lasts from 14th May until 26th June. This transit completes an almost exact eight year evolutionary cycle of Venus that began with the one of 8th June 2004. Such transits, which occur as pairs with an 8 year gap, are rare and this is the last for over a century. It denotes an initiatory window which emphasises the need and potential of re-energising and inner and outer rebalancing and empowerment of the divine feminine and attributes of inclusion and compassion within our individual and collective psyche.
Venus represents the Sacred or Divine Feminine, Mary Magdalene, The Holy Grail, The Golden Chalice and anything that symbolises the Feminine energy as Sacred. On a mundane level Venus represents our handling of all situations connected to love, money, sharing and motivation to succeed. This transit has great meaning as it offers a phenomenal framework for growth on both our mundane and spiritual realities. To maximise the expansive opportunities during this transit, visit a sacred site, join a sacred gathering, or at least take the time to reflect and/or meditate. Look for guidance within on how best to understand the energy of Venus and how to use this transit to your Highest Good.
About ten days later on the 16th June we have the Egyptian festival, known as Leylet-en-Nuktah, the Night of the Tear Drop. A miraculous tear-drop as Aset (Isis) began the mourning of her brother/husband Asar (Osirus), was believed to fall into the Nile causing it to rise and bring new life to the land. Another event with a feminine theme.
Then on the 20th June we have another Egyptian Festival of the Burning of the Lamps which was held at Sais. This is the third great festival in Sais to Aset (Isis). In an under-chapel beneath the temple, lamps were carried in procession around the coffin of Asar (Osiris). It was by the power of light, symbolising the life-giving power of the Moon, that Aset rekindled life in her dead husband.