The Goddess of Love Visits the Pleiades
What do you know about Venus? The goddess and the planet share qualities, so think first of the goddess, as it is easier to anthropomorphize a deity than a world. Venus, also known as Aphrodite, is the goddess of love. She came to life in the oceans from the creative magic of the testes of Ouranus, Father Sky, who was castrated by Saturn. Every image you see of her birth shows the waters, the angels or birds, and the winds or breaths, as shown by these mermen blowing on the conch shells. The personification of beauty, she is also love, truth, AND money.
Venus the planet is currently in her home sign of Taurus. Also in this constellation, resides the Pleiades. Find them by following the line created by the three stars in Orion's belt upward to Aldebaran, the Bull's Eye, and beyond to their star cluster.
In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope. Their parents were Atlas, the Titan who held up the sky, and the oceanid Pleione, the protectress of sailing. Maia, for whom the month of May is named, is the mother of Mercury/Hermes. That's quite a mystery in itself.
After a chance meeting with the hunter Orion, the Pleiades and their mother became the object of his pursuit. Enamored with the young women he pursued them over the face of the Earth. In pity for their plight, Zeus changed them into a flock of doves, which he set in the heavens.
Only six stars in this group are distinctly visible to the naked eye. The ancient Greeks explained the sudden disappearance of the seventh star in various narratives. According to one, all the Pleiades were consorts to gods, with the exception of Merope. She deserted her sisters in shame, having taken a mortal husband, Sisyphus, the King of Corinth. Another explanation for the 'lost' star related to the myth of Electra, an ancestress of the royal house of Troy. After the destruction of Troy, the grief stricken Electra abandoned her sisters and was transformed into a comet – ever after to be a sign of impending doom.
Oh great - a comet - named Electra - daughter of ATLAS. Sure seems to be a lot of coincidences.
But anyway, on April 3rd, Venus is going to visit all the lovely ladies of the Pleiades. When you look up in the night sky you will see the much closer, larger light of Venus, sparkling in the midst of their distant cluster. When women get together, they generally create a plan. Hopefully, these ladies will come up with a great idea to help Earth. Venus is Earth's sister. She has always helped us and helps us still.
With the balance of the Equinox still strongly in place, Venus will be in harmony during her visit with the Pleiads. Their father, Atlas, may have some advice for holding up the sky that seems to be falling on our heads down here. In any case, Venus will be surrounded by Atlas and his wife and daughters for a few days, so she will come away with their influence active in her energy. Since she is our closest neighboring planet, what affects her affects us. Whatever is going on with the Comet ATLAS, will come after their soire.
Whatever is going to happen, it all begins now with Venus and her visit. The ladies lead the way.