Venus in Taurus – Rare, Powerful, Romantic and Nurturing
Venus is making a long and rare transit in Taurus from 28 March to 30 July 2012. In this time it will retrograde , move across the face of the Sun, conjoin Ketu and Jupiter. Venus goes into Taurus on 28 March where it will conjoin Ketu on 11 April and then move in front of Sun on 4/5 June , continue in Taurus till 30 July 2012. Venus is own sign yet being influenced by Ketu- therefore there has to an unusual factor to this.
Venus is the most important planet of 2012. Both Saturn and Jupiter will be in the sign of Venus in the later half of 2012 and from 15 May to end of July Venus Jupiter will be together with Ketu. Venus in Taurus will also cancel the debilitation of Ketu for the four months it remains in Taurus. Ketu is the past life planet and its debilitation shows that we (the world) has over used our blessings and now it was time to pay back. Venus is beginning the healing process and make us naturally give back to the world, society.
Jupiter Venus Ketu togetherness from 15 May to 30 July from can bring about a different way of thinking. Can cause extreme fundamentalist views or open avenues for spiritual growth. It is during this transit in June that the US Supreme Court comes to a decision about the health care. Jupiter Venus can represent the two diverging view points that are there among the Judges and it will be a karmic decision. Ketu’s involvement in it makes it difficult to decide how this decision will go eventually.
Venus also retrogrades from 15 May to 26 June, it is powerful and strong – during this retrograde instead of going behind the Sun – it will dominate the Sun by coming across the face on 5/6 June 2012. This is part of a twin transit, the other occurred in 2004. This transit is being considered by some to be the more likely time of the Mayan prophecy.
Nasa writes – The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. On average, there are 13 transits of Mercury each century. In contrast, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.
The last Venus transit was on 8 June 2004 , the second event of the pair will occur on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (Tuesday, June 5 from the Western Hemisphere). Next Venus transit will be in again in pairs is in 2117 and 2125
more info – http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html
This transit can bring unusual event to light. Most important will be Taurus related – practical, earth bound .
Around 2004 transit – Ronald Reagan died, there was winds of change with European elections in UK – the beginning of the end of Tony Blair’s Prime minister-ship, Iraq President was sworn in, the aftermath of the Najaf insurgency, George W Bush govt declaration that they did not need to follow Geneva convention – read more June 2004 events
2012 – Remember that the transit is like an omen for change and for recognition of essential truths. Venus is with Ketu and Sun and more spiritual than its 2004 counterpart. I think it will make us think of our role in society, consumerism and move towards rejecting the ideals of greed and egotistic behaviour. There will be a desire of simpler life. It can bring a financial scandal to life. Financial markets usually do very well when Venus is strong so expect the stock markets to go higher. Venus is dominating the Sun therefore governments all over will need to listen to the voice of their gurus and advisers. Women can play a strong role too. The conjunction takes place in Rohini nakshatra- the essence of Rohini is that their inner core is full of emotions, romanticism and love while being extremely idealistic. So this may unleash romantic ideals, creativity. Ketu impact can make these ideals unrealistic and sometime more in the mind than people actually doing something about it.
2004 and 2012 – Two rare events that took place around the Venus transit – though not on the day of the transit itself were the launch of Google (9.30am on 8 Aug 2004 EDT, New York ) and Facebook (11.05am 2012EDT, New York ) on NASDAQ and both these giant and innovative companies become public entities. Facebook was officially formed on 4 Feb 2004. Facebook has a strong connection to the revelation of Venus and these rare transits as it links to both 2004 and 2012.
Taurus benefits most from this transit. If your ascendant is Taurus, then you are in for a special time – you can express your true personality that has been hidden. There are opportunity and some tough experiences You can experience both the benefit and the challenges of the Ketu transit. Do allow unrealistic expectations to spoil a good transit. Keep your feet on the ground and enjoy what is coming easily. Taurus may want to make huge changes. So many influences can open their world but also make them confused. Venus Ketu conjunction on 11th April is challenging.
Others signs also enjoy this transit depending on which house Venus rules. Virgo and Capricorn have Venus in the 9th and 5th houses, Leo in the 10th house, Aquarius in the 4th and Scorpio in the 7th – all will experience good vibrations of this transits. Even in the more difficult houses – Venus will have something to give, to improve in your life.