Ode to Venus entering Aquarius

 

Venus enters Aquarius tonight at 8:17pm PST, joining Mercury and the Sun.  We will have just over 49 hours with all three planets cavorting in the sign of the Water-Bearer/Energy-Bearer, as the Sun will enter Pisces around 9:30pm this Thursday evening.

Venus in Aquarius is bringing me a sense of laughter.  And bubbles like playful sea waves.  She is revolutionary, she is quirky, she is unapologetically herself.  Aquarius pioneers freedom.  What is it inside of us that is waiting to be set free?  There is that magic in all of us, that liberating force, that will shake down all the obstacles, real or imagined.  A freedom that one might imagine in death can, indeed, be felt and even lived.

As we are slowly turning into the Age of Aquarius from the Piscean Age, it is fitting that many humans are rapidly “waking up” and many “awakened” humans are coming into the world.  It makes sense that the kundalini energy lying dormant at the base of the spine of every human is finding more and more opportunity for rising like the sacred snake.

Somewhere I have a card with a picture of Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, robed in white and standing on the back of a giant green serpent.  I think about that image often in yoga class, especially during final breathing.  Awakening Kwan-Yin in my heart chakra, feeling her power riding upon the serpent of kundalini energy.

Aquarius feels like kundalini to me….

Traditionally, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, fixed, firm and structured.  The Energy-Bearer needs structure and guidance, like the kundalini.

The modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, the rock and roll wild child of our solar system.  Uranus is looking for nothing short of transcendence.  That is exactly what an awakened kundalini will bring.

Venus represents love, art, wisdom and the divine feminine.  She exists in all of us and is a supportive energy at all times.  In Aquarius, she will be transiting my 9th House of travel and philosophy.  Where does she affect YOU?

 

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Shakti Dance

 

I don’t get out much.  You don’t need my excuses about being a hard-working mother of teenage children who are eating me out of house and home.  The deeper truth is that I love being at home, I love tuning in to my own energy, I love unplugging from the whir of being out in the world.  I am naturally quiet.  I love sleep.  A night at home is bliss.

But when I do get out, I’m in.  Because yolo.

And when I’m smart and remember my earplugs like I did last night, I can get right in front of the stage, right up next to the speakers, and I can let that bass and that sound and that noise take me on their current and let me break out of my thoughts, even the ones I didn’t know I was having.

The music moves my body, not my thinking.  The vibration of pounding sound awakens my deeper pulse, the pulse that’s here for a purpose much more exciting than just keeping me alive.  The pulse that is beating the rhythm of Shakti, the divine creative force within each of us.  Male, female, or however we choose to identify, Shakti brought us into this world and to Shakti we return.  She awakens as the serpent inside of us, the one who begins to uncoil at the base of the spine.  She rises like the Goddess waking up from deep sleep, and stretching through each of the chakras to enlighten us to the pure bliss of being Her child.

She will make you all kinds of uncomfortable and feel all kinds of crazy when a force in you begins to wonder about Her, preparing to let Her out.  Let it happen.  Find your way in to your deepest center and respond like the innocent you are: with craving, with love, with forgiveness.  The desire for your primordial self takes over and you don’t care what you look like, or if you’re the only one dancing.

Your thoughts roll through you and out of you like a fast-moving train, you can’t catch them, you are waving goodbye while you dance in the station right next to the speaker.  You and the entire train station crowd know you’re not going anywhere tonight.  The musicians are out, they’ve taken over the station, and we are mesmerized while they channel Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Beck – as music all their own, like a baby born out of the great poets of rock & roll.

Your thoughts might keep falling pointless stars, but the bass is so loud and the music is so good – Shakti Kundalini is winning tonight.