We're in the final phase of the eclipse vortex through the April 7 New Moon and for many of us our outward expressions of bravery are masking a deep inner wounding.
While the fast and furious energy of the Aries Sun-Mercury-Uranus squaring Pluto in Capricorn is capturing the headlines this week, a more subdued yet profound aspect is worth noting in the undercurrent of our experience - the conjunction of Venus-Chiron and the South Lunar Node in Pisces.
The Goddess of love (Venus) meeting the wounded healer (Chiron) and our past karma (South Lunar Node) in dreamy Pisces can have many manifestations ~
: Spontaneous expressions of love, creativity
: Loving unconditionally, without expectations
: Idealizing a past love or heartbreak
: Finally letting go of a past love with acceptance and gratitude
: Sharing one's pain with another for healing or holding space for another's pain
: Evaluating what's truly valuable in life
: Meditating on the pain/grief/cruelty in the human experience and opening up to more love and compassion
: Releasing emotions and tears as a healing balm to wounds
: Losing oneself in art that touches, moves and inspires
: A healing moment of Grace
We want to remember that love is eternal - and just like energy, it can never be destroyed. It only changes form.
While we often feel alone in our suffering, Venus is ultimately about relationships and harmony. She wants us to connect with others, even if pain is the uniting force.
Compassion literally means "to suffer with."
We don't like the word "suffer" because it reminds us of our pain. But without pain and suffering, there can be no compassion.
"Training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice DEEP LOOKING directed toward the other person you love.
Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love." - Thich Nhat Hanh