Ladies and gents we are about to explore the mysterious functions of Venus, a.k.a Aphrodite. Alchemically she is linked to the metal copper. Her reputation revolves around love and beauty.
First stop, the human body, specifically the circulatory system.
Hmm.. strange first stop but okay. In this picture of the human circulatory system we see that we are all red and blue inside.
In the last post we talked about how Mars, a.k.a iron is what makes the blood red when it combines with oxygen (iron as hemoglobin). It is this oxygenated red blood that travels through the arteries and nourishes all of our organs.
What is all the blue then?
Quite simply the blue blood is now WITHOUT oxygen because the organs have used it all up. It now travels through the veins back to the heart where it will become oxygenated again through our breath (and that hemoglobin!)
Ok but where does she fit in? This is a post about Venus?
Let’s start with her name, Venus. Quite similar to the word VEIN is it not? And for that matter Mars sounds more like ARtery.
In the same way, Adam uses Mars’ letters and Eve uses Venus’ letters
Ram is practically the word Mars backwards (as well as it’s zodiac-associated symbol) And EWE is Eve with a small middle letter adjustment!
Eve, ewe and now ELE. ELEctricity is conducted most often through Venus’ signature metal, copper.
MAgnetism is found in MArs’ signature metal iron by means of the magnetized iron ore attracting to it more iron.
Back to the blood.. it seems to be an intuitive understanding that Mars and red blood go hand in hand. Less intuitive is Venus’ blue blood, the blood that is WITHOUT oxygen.
ELEctric lightning produces NEGATIVE ions in the air. Negative ions are said to produce numerous health benefits mostly by relaxing the body and bringing it back into balance
Ah.. back into balance. This is beginning to sound like me.
Water falls and infrared saunas are other places where negative ions are found. Can you not feel the affects just by looking at this image?
Venus is introducing the principle of PASSIVITY and RESTORATION (negativity without it’s bad connotations). It seeks balance by being passive. It trusts in nature and knows there is an order more divine here than anything we could actively cook up ourselves (leave that to Mars!).
Let’s talk a little more about it’s signature metal, Copper.
Here is our Lady of Liberty displaying copper in all it’s beauty when it oxidizes in salty air and turns green. For the Ellis Island immigrants she looked shiny and bright copper-colored.
So some of Copper’s themes have to do with electricity, and this rather pretty light green tint.
Therefore we can see her strange and mysterious signature here in the Northern Lights. Mars’ lodestone will point towards this. Mars being attracted to Venus.
Here she is in a firefly
Venus points to the blue blood and the green color that copper turns. Where else do we see blue and green?
Everywhere on our home planet Earth!
Earth demonstrates magnificent beauty especially when it’s left alone (Venus). National Parks are an excellent example of this.
Venus doing what she does best: nothing.
Venus knows how to let nature BE her order. She knows to listen, to notice, to meet and behold.
She knows how to befriend by not imposing any will upon the other. This photo is from Argentina’s extreme and controversial petting zoo. In 2 decades there have been no reports of the animals lashing out to the humans. The zoo owners claim that all they do for these animals is make sure they are comfortable and well-fed.
Our bodies are constantly sending electrical messages from our brain to various body parts. Electricity is needed to make anything happen, from blinking our eyes to making ourselves a sandwich. Electrical signals happen when the cells switch from a negative charge to a positive charge.
The natural resting state of your cells is negativity, a.k.a Venus. Leave the action to Mars (positivity)
Once again I will bring in the Wizard of Oz because I simply can’t help it. The Emerald City looks a lot like the northern lights married the Statue of Liberty. Not only that but like the North Pole, it serves as center of attraction of which our heroes and heroine are pulled towards.
We’re off to see the Wizard!
But what happens when they get there? What does the Wizard say?
He tells them they already have what they are looking for. They don’t need to do ANYTHING except realize it. Venus has spoken.
In closing, Venus teaches us the virtues of negativity and how non-doing can restore and bring back balance. It is a side of life that is often ignored, especially in our fast paced modern society. We can consciously feel the blissful effects of negativity by sitting by running water and soaking up those negative ions, or noticing the peace that is felt after a rainstorm. Another fun tip, beeswax candles also emit negative ions.
To the bees, thank you for being a friend.