Re: Venus Transit 2004
- --- In email@example.com, "Stephen Hale" <sardisian01@...>
>Isn't Venus actually Mercury, according to spiritual science?
In Cosmic memory RS speaks about the old Saturn, Sun and Moon stages
in the evolution of Earth. As far as I understand Venus is Venus and
Mercury is Mercury.
Description of Venus from my studies;
Venus represents the spiritual side of the native as manifest in his
physical life, and it is an index of the ability of the subject to
enjoy beauty and to co-operate with others. It is traditionally
termed the 'planet of love', and is indeed a useful indicator of how
the subject loves the world and all its rich manifestations: it
governs also the higher emotions, and the general refinement of the
individual. Venus has rule over zodiacal Taurus and Libra: in the
first sign we find the love of the Earth manifesting as a refining
principle which leads to the creative manipulation of materiality, as
well as love for sensual experience such as only the physical body
may afford. In the second sign Libra, we find the love of the air
type, which is for communication and harmony of expression, both
emphasised and intensified in Libra. The sigil for Venus represents
the circle of spirit (which contains all spiritual potential) lifted
by the cross of materiality, suggesting that the Venusian nature may
be regarded as equivalent to a 'refined or redeemed earthly
quality'. Traditionally the planet rules the small of the back and
rules the parathyroids, connected with the arterial system. The
planetary colours of Venus is blues, pastel shades, greens,
indigo, 'soft-pale' blues. The ruling Archangel is Hamiel.
Has rule over Gemini and Virgo. Mercury represents the ability to
communicate with others and rules human speech. Mercury is an index
of mentality, though it is concerned with the details, with short
term reactions, with memory and with day-to-day problems, rather than
with profound metaphysical thought, which is really the domain of
Jupiter. The Mercurian personality is sensitive to the environment,
and will tend to pick up influences from those around.
Traditionally, Mercury rules the hands and arms of the human body, as
well as the lungs. Mercury is a useful index of how the nervous
energies will flow and manifest. Mercury rules the thyroid and the
pulmonary system. The planetary colours of Mercury is azure, violet,
soft-browns and spotted mixtures. The ruling Archangel is Raphael.
The interesting thing is we would think (according to the Venus
transit post article) the so called telepathic ability would come
from Mercury; being the planet of communication however, it is coming
from Venus. Steiner spoke about the Venus transit (link below) and
in this lecture he says during a Venus transit (a 218 year event) we
are to receive the consciousness of Venus.
The Evolution of the Earth and Man and The Influence of the Stars
LECTURE XI (Venus transit)