Venus and Jupiter Meet

March 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Fortuna

Fortuna by Beham

Late last month, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter all got together in the sky for a little party. It was pretty spectacular if you were lucky enough to see it.

And though the Moon is out of the picture for a few days, Venus and Jupiter are moving even closer together.

Tomorrow and Tuesday night they’ll be within 3˚ of each other, close enough that if you put just two fingers up to the sky you could block them out of your sight. Not that you’d want to, they’re something to see.

Through the eyes of the Tarot this meeting would be like the Empress is taking a spin on the Wheel of Fortune. Or maybe she’s meeting Fortuna herself. Two lovely ladies shining above.

Creativity, compassion, new opportunities, and good luck – this could be a really nice couple of days. I hope it is for all.

If you get a chance, look up to see the goddesses for yourself. And if it’s cloudy don’t despair. Whether we see them or not, they’re sending down their magic and having a good time.

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Kypris: The Aphrodite of Cyprus Revealed

November 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The video below is a trailer for the documentary Kypris: The Aphrodite of Cyprus Revealed.

The whole film hasn’t actually been completed yet, but filmmaker Stavros Papageorghiou is hoping his IndieGoGo campaign will help get it done. And I hope so too, it looks really interesting.

The film is an exploration of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility, who according to some legends, was born in Cyprus, where she’s still worshipped today.

Papageorghiou wants to shine light on the mythology, history, and archeological discoveries surrounding this beautiful ancient goddess, not to mention, take a look at her modern day worshippers.

#3 The Empress from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

The Empress

In Tarot, the spirit of Aphrodite can be found in all of the female Major Arcana, but I think she’s most evident in the Empress, the Grand Mother of the deck.

The Empress represents love, abundance, and fertile creativity. She is beauty and compassion, nurturance, and celebration.

And not surprisingly, Venus is the planet astrologically aligned with the Empress, a planet named for the Roman incarnation of Aphrodite.

Take a look at Papageorghiou’s video and see what you think, or visit his page to learn more.

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