The two brightest celestial bodies after the moon and sun are Venus and Jupiter – two planets of our solar system easily seen in the skies. During this time of year we one can spot them as they rise in the east an hour or two before dawn. This week these two celestial bodies are in conjunction – affecting us in a great way.
Jupiter is the biggest planet of our solar system. It is distant from us by 550 million kilometers and 300 times bigger than earth. In many cultures it was considered head of the pantheon and the most important god – known us Baal, Zeus and Jupiter.
In astrology Jupiter marks the point of expansion and success.
Venus is our gentle neighbor, smaller than earth and closest to earth. In ancient cultures Venus was always assigned to the feminine goddesses of beauty, harmony of love.
There is something similar in these two celestial bodies – with their shining blue halos and wonderful bright glow than make them stand out and out-shine all other stars. Maybe this is the reason that in some mythologies they were considered father and daughter.
The meeting between Venus and Jupiter occurs once a year. Jupiter is a slow planet. Because of the great distance from the sun it will appear to us as if it takes Jupiter a whole year to move from one astrological sign to the other. Venus’ orbit is much shorter and it will appear to us as thought it moves a sign every month. Once a year there’s a “meeting” between the two. The word “meeting” is in brackets because it is not that they really meet or that their orbits collide – they are much too far away from each other for that to happen… this is only how it appears to us from earth, And visible in the sky before dawn – Jupiter and Venus will be very very close to each other during this week.
Talking about the astrological affect – we have to imagine the solar system as a huge pool-table, and Jupiter, Venus and Earth aligned in a straight line, to understand the affect of this position.
The heavenly alignment between Jupiter – planet of success and expansion, Venus – goddess of love, beauty and harmony, and earth – where it all happens, opens a special doorway for a fresh and good beginning, a new page for everything to do with our feelings, a new opportunity for harmony in our lives.