light bringer

photo: Detlef Koschny Venus transit Sun 2004

Venus trivia for stargazers:

The ancient name for Venus was ‘Lucifer’, which means ‘light bringer’, from lucem ferre.
  Venus was once thought to be two different stars, the evening star (Vesper) and the morning star (Lucifer).  The orbit of Venus forms a pentagram – click on the metaphysics of the Occultation link below for the video – it’s way cool !

Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis – it rotates backwards – or retrograde, meaning on Venus the sun would rise in the west and set in the east.

The only planets known to have lightning are Venus, Earth, Saturn and Jupiter.  Venus is the only of these that has lightning, yet no water – instead lightning comes from clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere of Venus absorbs all blue and ultraviolet wavelengths, which makes it a greenhouse planet. The surface of Venus is hot enough to melt lead at 870 degrees Farenheit : 465 degrees Celsius.  Winds on Venus travel roughly 224 miles (360 kilometers) per hour.

On June 5, 2012 USA, Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun.
This is called the Occultation of Venus.  There have been all of 53 transits of Venus across the sun between 2000 B.C. and the last one in 2004. (NASA)

If you want the metaphysics, click here: Occultation of Venus .


If you’re in the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia, you’ll get a great view of the entire event. North and Central America, and northern South America get the beginning of the transit (on June 5), but the sun will set before the event ends. Conversely, Europeans, as well as those watching in western and central Asia, eastern Africa and western Australia will get a glimpse at the tail end. (NASA)

Click here for the Live webcast via NASA. On June 5, 2012 USA.
I suggest you tune in – this will not happen again in our lifetimes !
The next one is in 2117.

I also found this great read, that explores the history of Venus occultations…
you may also like:
Cycles of the Heart
June 8, 2004 & June 5-6, 2012  By Nick Anthony Fiorenza

peace out peeps~

4 thoughts on “light bringer

  1. What a wonderful day with the world tuned in to Venus. We had a house full of teenagers that gathered specially for the transit. It tickled me that they co-incidently chose our home. In the evening I met with my astrology group and was moved to conduct a very powerful meditation. I am still buzzing from it.

    • Awesome !
      I had dinner with a Gem friend and we talked astro over the NASA webcasts. It was a turning point and solidified many things for me – all good !

    • haha yeah I love that the planets are quirky in orbit & natures so fun to learn – love reading of the nature of planets as schools between lives, too. Cayce, most likely maybe Ruth Montgomery. I bet there are some great photos from this transit too, will explore soon…

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