Venus stations in Leo today, continuing to rise above the horizon as the Morning Star. This is Venus Lucifer, the Light bringer.
"Lucifer means lightbringer, from the Latin lux 'light' and ferre 'to bear or bring.' The word Lucifer is found in only one place in the Bible — Isaiah 14:12 — but only in the King James and related versions: 'How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! . . .' And yet it is this lucifer, the bright one or lightbearer, that came to be understood by so many as the name for Satan, Lord of Darkness." --Theosophical University Press
It has been said that it was Lucifer, as used interchangeably with Satan, that offered the apple to Eve. This Serpent who resided in the Tree of Knowledge has also been associated with Lilith, Adam's First Wife. Interestingly, Lilith has also been in the headlines this week, having moved from Virgo into Libra. That Venus should be in Her Lucifer state at the same time that Lilith shifts signs is, to this astrologer, significant.
This is the Dark Goddess as the bringer of knowledge. Though She is Dark, She is a bringer of Light---the true light of Gnosis. This is the Shakti Serpent energy at the base of the spine, the Kundalini. This is the power that, when united with consciousness, brings awakening.
It is said that it takes years and years to master this Kundalini force, and that it is only for initiates. Though there is great wisdom in seeking out those who resonate with us as Teachers, I believe that the jury is still out on whether or not we "should" access this energy or not without the guidance of a master. Our bodies are our own, and each and every one of us has this Kundalini force within. Still, this is energy of great power, and, like the Dark Goddess, should not be trifled with.
Mars makes a conjunction with Venus (Lucifer) at this time as well. This is the union of Masculine and Feminine, of Shiva and Shakti. Both of these forces reside within each of us. In Leo, the sign of Sovereignty, we are invited to become fully intimate with and in ownership of ourselves. The word "reign" is contained in the word "soveREIGNty", and this is our indicator to move out of any sort of passive, victim centered approaches to life, and move into the power of WILL and CREATION.
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Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.