The name Venus inspires a different response from everyone. Venus is well known as the goddess of love, fertility and beauty that the second planet closest to the sun gets its name from. Most people in modern times know the Roman name Venus is equivalent to the Greek name Aphrodite. But like the constellations have different names and mythologies related to them according to each country, Venus has different myths and names that are familiar all over the world.
Venus the Planet
- Venus has no satellite (No moon)
- Venus named after Roman Goddess of Love
- Mean distance from the Sun of about 68 million.
- There is a 3.4 degrees tilt off the plane of the earth’s ecliptic that has to line up just right to create a node (the place where the sun and the Venus’ paths cross) in order for us to see the event. Evidently, the Mayans that created their “natural time” calendar knew about this way before modern science did.)
- A Year on Venus is equal to 225 earth days. So it takes Venus 225 days to orbit the sun once. This is equal to roughly 1.61 or the Golden Ratio. (The proportion of the human body and other natural and architectural things on earth.
- Venus’ day its longer than its year because it takes 243 Earth days to make one rotation on its axis (sashay! sahsay!)
- Venus spins in the opposite direction of the earth on its axis. So the stars rise in the west and set in the east which is the opposite of how sunlight shines on earth.
Venus in Astrology
Venus rules over the Zodiac Signs of Taurus and Libra and the day of the week attributed to her is Friday. Virgo is also connected to Venus in a tangential sense. The Scales of Libra belong to the large 40º degree constellation of Virgo.
Venus Transit and Sacred Geometry
Over the course of 8 years, Venus traces out a pentagram or a pentacle (depending on your perspective). In the Sky she makes five stops on the side closest to the earth and five stops furthest from the earth and the plot points would make the 5 pointed star. If you actually observe the actual twists and turns you would see that she creates a rose pattern.
Venus, Quetzalcoatl, Hanab Ku
A Tzolk’in is 260 days and a Haab is the 365 day solar year. It takes 52 Haab years for one of the Calendar Rounds of the Mayan Calendar to make a complete turn. So after this 52 year cycle happens twice (104 years), we get a transit. They usually come in pairs that are roughly eight years apart. This is why the last one happened in 2004 and the one June 5-6, 2012 completes the set. We will not have a chance to see another such transit until 2217.
See the Pentagram in the Video Below!