As the moon is illuminated Full, 🌕 our Evening Star Venus ✨ has descended fully beneath the horizon now, and will not return again into our sky as the Morning Star until early November, just in time for my 34th birthday. She will stay in the pre dawn sky for a while and then also disappear from being the morning star, as she journeys behind the sun, out of our sight for many months. Venus has her cycles. (You can check out an article I have been using for research and Venus tracking here.) The ancients knew, and saw this “star”, which we know now as as a planet, as special. Why the emphasis and so much story around her journey?
Because She represents us. ♀︎
This is the Heroines journey. The Feminine Sun. She plays with her Beloved, The Solar Star, and together they tether a beautiful push and pull, up and down, waxing, waning and captivating dance. The moon is a mirror, a witness and today she Illuminates our lives where Venus leaves off. Allies of the Light, warriors in the darkness. ☠️
Her story is also our story, as one human collective, not just women (but at THIS time, ESPECIALLY WOMEN). An old Hermetic adage, As Above So Below, is also is the same message as Let Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It In Heaven. The messages of the the old ones, the truth Yeshua brings, the stories of the Queen and King of Heaven, Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Divine Mother and Divine Father, God, Krishna and Radhe, the 10,000 names for The One Who Has No Name ~ are all pointing to the same thing. And that is all these stories and stars represent! The infinite and ever expanding Universe is the infinite and never ceasing GRACE of our amazing Creator. 🙏🏼
Thanks be to God and May Peace be unto you during this time of reflection and retrospection. Have love for each other and serve some one other than yourself as often and harmoniously as often as possible. This is our job now and always, especially as we track our sister star up there in the sky, as she makes her dip into the underworld and back up again. 🌟
After her reign as Queen of Heaven once again as the Morning Star for a few months, she takes off for a longer travel duration and we won’t see sweet Venus again until she creeps up from underneath the horizon as the Evening Star once again in the Eastern Sky in 2020. It’s almost like she went down into the underworld, discovered all of the back doors, and then figured out some portal to get back down and up through the underworld again, this time in reverse. What a wonderful and wild representation She is for us All. While She’s away she let’s her masculine pillar, Solar Star aka The Sun take the show. She bows at his feet, staying in the shadows and hidden in service, humbled and resting, so He may shine as brightly as he can, warming hearts and sprouting nourishment for all to receive. 🔥
For now, we still have a ways to go in this archetypal adventure. The current degree of the Zodiac that Venus stationed retrograde was 10 degrees Scorpio, and right before she turns around again she will be at ALMOST 11 degrees; so, many astrologers round UP a degree, and consider this a retrograde stationed at 11 degrees even thought TECHNICALLY it’s still in the 10 degree range. I find this interesting and want to highlight it because I love the symbolism of it, which is Breaking Bread and Divine Rescue. I am focusing my next article on it so stay tuned, and in the mean time enjoy the radiant Full Moon Light sparkling on some water or glowing on rustling tree leaves. 🍂
Truly, even though they are tumultuous times we are also extremely blessed to be alive and active souls. My hope for humanity is that we can band together and find the compassion within to genuinely serve each other out of kindness, no matter the phase of the moon or the stars in the sky. It is beyond astrology and about right actions, beyond story and about the choices we make RIGHT NOW. Stay centered and focused, and remember to do you your best with what you HAVE been given. Ask for help when you need it!
Give thanks for the lessons learned and release hold when the rope starts to burn your fingers….
Journaling Topics for A Full Moon October Evening 🌕 📖 ✏️
~ What has been hiding beneath the Horizon that I can allow to be seen in the light of the night?
~ Do I feel safe to ask for help, and if so, who can I trust and rely on to help me see my blind spots and make better choices?
~ When I look underneath the image I keep up everyday, are there qualities about myself I feel like I “hate”? Can I imagine those parts of me like a little child having a terrible fit and hug and hold them until they feel better? What does that feel like and what emotions arise?
~ Are there parts of myself that I have been ashamed of that I am ready to show? Where is a safe environment to do that? (For example: I am ashamed of my rage, and it seeps into my relationships through angry outbursts that I feel awful about afterwards. The kick boxing gym is a safe place to express that as I fuel my roundhouse with that old, stagnant rage against mom/dad/ex/etc. Make sense?)
🌀 Embodiment Practices that might feel amazing to try on this breezy Autumn night…
~ Dig in the dirt. Literally plant a seed or transplant a fern friend to a larger pot. Get your feet in the sand. Let Earth continue to nourish and calibrate your energetic field.
~ Dance it down. Get nasty if you have to. I will eventually be posted a video of me doing just that. Sometimes, a woman has to grind and move her hips simply to remind herself that she is a fertile being capable of creating LIFE. Let your womb have some space to MOVE and be nourished through devotional dance.
~ Cook yourself a delicious meal and really focus on putting love into it. Treat yourself as if you were doing it for your Beloved. And if it is in the flow, cook for two. Venus IS in Scorpio, after all, despite all this crazy retro shiz!
~ BREATHE. Deeply. (Really simple).
~ Receive some body work, a massage & jump in some fresh water or an epsom salt bath.
~ Pray and thank God for what blessings are visible and not yet visible, asking to be shown how to be of the most service at this time, and I always pray for ease and grace (it helps, trust me!)
~ Volunteer. However that looks for you! I am working on getting in at the Marine Science center here to help with turtle patrol or something fun and useful of the like. There are so many causes, find one and donate your time! Get out of your head and help another Earthling.
Thank you so much for reading!
Shellie Marie 🧜🏼♀️
PS: I have some time and space in my schedule for just three short term 1:1 clients. If you are interested in 1 - 3 months of mentorship, email me at ShellieMarieWhite@gmail.com and I will reply ASAP. I have been feeling the call to extend council to my sisters out there who are journeying deep and need an extra set of eyes and ears to help navigate this crazy time.