“The patriarchy is over, they no longer hold the field. It’s safe to step into our power.” – Lucia René
In the ongoing story of the reemergence of the Goddess, today marks a significant shift — a turning point in our personal and collective experience. Venus will make a rare alignment with the Sun, called the Transit of Venus, an event that will not be repeated until 2117.
When Venus travels close to the Sun (from our earthly perspective), she is invisible. This is the phase of her cycle when she is “in the Underworld,” regenerating her power by consorting with the Sun.
Today, as Venus conjoins with the Sun, she will appear as a dark disc tracing a path across the light. The light of consciousness infused with the feminine, the feminine empowered by the light. The false separation between body and spirit that is the foundational lie of the patriarchy is exposed, and a new perception — the light-infused body, spirit-infused Earth — awakens in the mind of the collective.
The hyper-yang, more-bigger-faster, invade-and-dominate paradigm has played itself out. On an energetic level, the patriarchy is over. To make the transition into a new paradigm of wholeness, our work is to reconfigure, rebalance and reintegrate masculine and feminine energies.
The Transit of Venus represents a significant acceleration of this process, reawakening the Solar Feminine — the feminine principles of love, compassion, beauty and cooperation illuminated by the fires of passion, creativity, courage and assertion. An expression of the feminine that has been off-limits to women under the patriarchy:
“When the Earth Grid was manipulated to exclude the Solar Feminine, humans forgot that women could be Powerful Creators. Their creative functions were limited to childbirth, and the Lunar Goddesses became the ‘mothers’ and the keepers of the Feminine Energy on Earth. As a result, … humans were conditioned to define the masculine and the feminine as oppositional, and to assign solar energy to the male and lunar energy to the female.” (Celia Fenn, Welcoming the Solar Feminine to Earth)
The reemergence of the Solar Feminine inspires increased creativity and freedom for both women and men, liberation from old dualistic prisons of perception. The Venus-Sun union occurs in Gemini the Twins, the sign of duality, and this transit is about healing the apparent polarities that have divided and conquered us for thousands of years — body and spirit, dark and light, feminine and masculine.
Venus Transits occur in pairs, separated by 8 years. The previous one, on June 8, 2004, was an initiation into a phase of growth of feminine consciousness that’s now coming to completion. My sense is that the past 8 years have seen a huge upswing in women (and some men, but especially women), doing the important work of dismantling our inner patriarchy.
The feminine light that we’ve accessed and strengthened through therapy, workshops, teleclasses, self-help books, women’s groups, etc. wants to, and is ready to, break out into the culture in a much bigger and perhaps entirely new way. What is your unique expression of the feminine that you’ve been cultivating for the past 8 years? Do you have the courage to radiate your brilliance into a world desperately longing for your light?
- Emily Trinkaus