Mutable Chaos: The Venus Star a Co-Creative Intelligence
By Agent 12 – Julija Simas
Venus /Sun Star point triggers the mutable Cross, exact June 6th 10:30pm UT
There is nothing like a bit of chaos in our lives to get motivated to change and adjust and shift perspectives. I’ve used “Edge of Chaos” often as a symbol to help us understand, the creative edge between the current reality and the one that is always being formed, that which we are always partaking in be it consciously, or unconsciously.
No doubt many of us are feeling the uncertainty and extremity of the culminating mutable cross. The mutable cross is the alignment of three major planets (now 5) that have been in this formation in and out of intensity since the end of last year. First Jupiter opposed Neptune in September 2015, begining the mutable face off, as the two boundary less planets opened our eyes into the abyss of the unknown where only faith and truth could survive. Followed by the first Saturn- Neptune square in November, and the first exact square on Jupiter and Saturn in March 2016. It’s been a T-square in and out of the making and now this week Venus and the Sun join this mutable line up to form the most exact timing of this cross. Saturn and Jupiter made their last exact square on May 26th and Saturn and Neptune make their next exact square on June 17th, and now Venus and the Sun come to the midpoint date of these two grand alignments on June 6th/7th at 16° Gemini.
When so much is happening at once, we need to tease out all the aspects one by one, and then synthesise them back together again to make sense of it all.
Firstly the mutable signs Gemini/Virgo/Sagittarius/Pisces are the signs of the zodiac aligned with the end of the seasons in the tropical zodiac, when summer moves to autumn and winter begins to show the signs of the coming spring. The mutable signs represent the time for harvest and sharing the bounty (Virgo), the ending of cycles (Pisces), a time of great anticipation of what the future may hold(Sagittarius) and the collecting and gathering of information that will see us through the next changing phase (Gemini). The mutable signs together represent change, movement, flowing and shape shifting into the next phase of the story. Anxiety rises, as fears of the unknown also arise within and more so if the story, purpose or goal, when looking into the future may not be clear.
The shadow side of the mutable signs is also felt and experienced strongly at these times, when the mutable signs show they are unreliable, fickle, deceptive, cunning and nervous and can be seen greatly in the world right now(some may say this is nothing new) but the example is the deception and lies leading to the US elections, the hampering of the votes, the deception by the media and it is hard to decipher what is the real truth.
This is a big part of why we do astrology, we want to know more, increasingly not so much as a predictive tool, but one of purposeful co-creativeness. Not dissimilar from our ancient alchemist magicians where we partake in the planetary magic. How can we best navigate through the Cross?
First it’s good to remember that mutable energy is about being adaptable and versatile, that can help put us back on paths of necessary change, however subtle they may seem. In times like these we call upon the intuitive and the need to understand things from different philosophical perspectives, re- educating ourselves, learning more. If it feels you maybe stuck in your life, this is exactly what is being called for, a re-invention of your wheel. The mutable signs are also about sharing, giving, collecting and distributing information and ideas and cross pollinating with others is key to feeling supported at this time.
With the mutable line up we have the four signs strongly enforced by a planet or two within them:
★ Jupiter – North Node in Virgo – here we are asked to perfect, refine, our beliefs, live your truth, walk our talk. No BS, especially to yourself. It’s the big truth cleansing.
★ Saturn rx – Sagittarius – here we are tested to believe in our cause, work, project, life. A vision of how we are structuring what we need, sculpting our future is necessary.
★Neptune South Node in Pisces – (stations rx in 7days) – here we need to open up to possibilities, believe in the dream, embrace the unknown, and most of all keep the faith. Also with Neptune in Pisces, we need to know that some things are beyond us, and square Saturn, beyond our control. Sometimes it is best to surrender, open up to love and grace and have faith in what will come. A test of Faith is Saturn square Neptune.
Come June 6th just after a new Moon on June 4th at 14° Gemini, all these major planets are joined by Venus and the Sun, which help greatly in this formation to help us make better sense of the matter. The Sun defines goals and purpose and Venus shows us what we love and attract into our lives and being. Venus and the Sun are the quick moving points in this dynamic , like the wildcards that bring a certain opportunity for a certain moment in time, here they help bring coherence and understanding to the chaos. Ask yourself what it is you want the most and use your heart to help answer any uncertainties. Venus represents love, and attraction and in Gemini she is curious, independent, sociable and curious and ready to learn more, re-awaken, and in this position, see the light. If you are sitting back expecting things to shift, change, move for you, it won’t happen without your input. You need to get yourself out there, change what needs to be changed, connect, communicate, share your story, ideas, tell your story, act it out, test the water so to speak. If you want something you need to create it, go for it, like a bee after honey, go and actively find what you want, say what you have to say.
The current Venus cycle began with the last retrograde in Leo in August 2015 after which Venus became the eager, on a mission morning star Venus. Now at this next culmination point 9.5 mths later, we are at the peak of her cycle. Here mid cycle, Venus is flying as if with wings behind the Sun toward the next exact Star Point at 16° Gemini.
Fast moving, invisible, in the beams of the Sun, it’s as if Venus here is on her secret mission at this phase of her cycle. She has some personal things to attend to, things she needs to get off her chest. Often connected to Babylonian Goddess Inanna as here she disappears from our view for 60 days or more and rises again as an evening star, and this part of her journey relates to the descent if Inanna into the underworld that started 7 months prior. Some astrologers see this part of her cycle as her re-birth, (others see the birth of her cycle as the retrograde conjunction with the Sun) as here she begins to rise from the underworld.
Either way in this position a transformation is taking place. Here we see Venus at her fullness phase(even though we can’t see her) symbolic of being fully exposed to her true being, to no one else but the Gods. The Gods, the higher self, demand of her truth and authenticity, where no pretensions, masks, clothes, makeup, belts or jewellery can reinforce her on her mission, only her true, exposed, authentic self. Yet it’s not an exposure for all to see or witness, in her fullness phase only to the Sun and to the Gods and her true self.
Connected to the Sun, Venus here is also asked to redefine her goals and purpose, a confirmation of her loves, desires, wants and values all Venusian principles of being is also required. A focus on what she truly wants is needed. Getting to what is at the heart of the matter will answer the questions, what is at the heart needs to be well defined made sense of. When Venus and the Sun connect, they are seen to embrace or kiss, others see Venus here as consumed by the Sun, combust, weakened. I would prefer to see her here as seeking empowerment, away from others, her own personal challenge, a struggle for survival for some. In the ned this is the next phase of transformative growth as part of the Venus cycle, for when she come back down to Earth, things will not be the same, or looked at seen, perceived in the same light, from the same perspective again. Here she makes definitive choices and sees things, relationships and others as they truly are, as Venus also represents also those who mirror us to ourselves and that we attract around us. With Mars rx now back in Scorpio we have a strong connection to both planets being in a state of transformative growth and purification.
Venus is the conduit of the planets in the zodiac that connects all as does her ruling metal, Copper. She is the co-creative goddess that connects all, unlike Mercury who connects through cognition, words and understanding, Venus connects through, love, harmony and natural beauty. The magic of the Venus cycle reflects the magic in the world, that which is always in flux, growing, evolving, and part of our co-creative output. If we tap into it, we begin to see it all around, connect and take part, and know we are co-creating it all as we go. All planets are magicians to us and in their own archetypal ways. Mercury as ruler of our minds and thoughts and creator or our cognitive reality. Mercury at this time in the Venus ruled sign of Taurus, heightens this connection, the Bull that goes form what it wants. Venus opposite Saturn at this time reflects to us, what and why we work, and what we work towards, who or what makes our lives too hard, or too controlled and how we value these connections, how we value what we are paid for. It’s not all love, roses and champagne and Venus /Saturn connections can be pretty heavy as they show us the pain, the hurt and the hardship of the living reality, the debt, the mortgage the bills and the injustice. Yet what we must do, is take back control. Take back control or be controlled. Also squaring the great openness of Neptune and Jupiter at this time, we are challenged to think big, to think beyond self imposed boundaries, can’t do’s and should do’s and begin to shape them into the reality that we are in the end, in control of.!!!
Venus and the Sun here at 16° Gemini, are also square the Nodal axis. With the Sun square the nodes we know we are at the midpoint between eclipses, the last being in March the next in September, it is a cosmic turnaround point. Together with Venus we can see the edge we are truly on, between the past and the future. The Pisces past, don’t forget those dreams, and the Virgoan future, pay attention, focus and serve to make it happen. This polarity reminds us of giving and sharing and believing in the creation of better things. 16° Gemini, is a point of great awareness in the, a zodiac as one of Venus’ current star points, the point where Venus made her 2 last Transits across the face of the Sun in 2004 and 2012,( for more click here) , and inbetween the Earth and Sun and is also square to the point of 16° Virgo, where the Pluto and Uranus conjunction occurred in 1965, with the first exact square taking place in 2012. Venus ties together the changing times in this Age of Awareness. We are at the creative edge of Chaos, which the magical cycle of Venus reflects. (Click for details of the Venus Cycle)
★Where is the mutable chaos in your chart? Look between the degrees of 10-18° of mutable signs or narrow it down for more effect to see what maybe aspected for you, and mostly where 16° Gemini is. We put it all together to make sure that this Cross challenge is a test for us to believe in ourselves(Jupiter), have faith, (Neptune), do the work (Saturn) and go for it!
With the Moon in Cancer during this exact alignment, fresh, strong, and newly birthed, it is a perfect and potent time to release your intentions. In this week prior, as the Moon wanes, reflect and refine your intentions, and release them with purpose and meaning at this potent alignment, as Venus visits the land of the Gods.
Venus reminds us to be the Bee, to be like a Bee and go for what we want, collect the golden honey. Imagine yourself as a Bee at a fractal point, when everything is about to burst into change and shift, where the past and the future come together and know yourself as the creator at this transition point.
A message also comes with the Bee and that is one of sharing, collecting, distributing what we do for the good of the collective!
Let us all go forth on our missions to help create a new and far better reality for the many of us to live in!
You, We are the Bees at that fractal edge of Chaos!
Look upon the Mutable Cross from the heart’s perspective. Focusing on the “heart of the matter” it is from there we will find most clarity.