In Greek myth, Hesiod tells us that Gaia, the Great Mother, existed even before time—before Kronos. There is in us a primordial, archetypal yearning for connection with this true Mother from whom we cannot and must not be separated. Each of us is a cell in her body, and she sustains the life in ours. Indigenous peoples have long understood this vital symbiotic, ecological relationship.
But just as astronomy was divorced from astrology by science, “modern” humans became divorced from the instinctual certainty of our dependence on the interconnected systems of the living Earth. Both current planetary cycles and current events are showing us that we can no longer take our relationship with Gaia for granted. By any measure, absorbing this reality is daunting, pre-traumatic, and overwhelming; it goes to the core of our personal and collective be-ing. How can astrology and the astrological community be of service in the critical times now upon us?
Astronomically and astrologically, Venus orbits between the Sun and the Earth/Gaia and is therefore situated between the life force and the ego, between our cosmic Light/Life center and our humanity and mortality. We will explore the importance of our natal Venus and its dispositor[s] as a translator of that life force onto the earthly plane. We’re all understandably focused on the enormity of the cycles now activated in our lives, yet the personal planets carry us through our days, and the profound importance—and power—of Venus can be relegated to the sidelines if we’re not mindful. Hadley’s recent explorations have involved an expanded perspective on the personal and archetypal Venus and how we can each deepen our concept of what it means to be related, engaged, and connected as we enter this new and challenging decade.
The poet Mary Oliver imagined that, before he died, the Buddha “looked into the faces of that frightened crowd”; and said, “Make of yourself a light.”; If ever Gaia needed each of us to do just that, the time is now, and our natal Venus can help show the way.
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1 hr. 25 min.
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