Venus was known by the Romans as the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility and was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The planet Venus holds the same character traits as the Goddess and uses the same symbol as we use to represent the feminine and copper. ♀
This symbol could be interpreted as the birthing of man, as the circle is a feminine shape, while the cross is masculine. This could be metaphor for the planet and its inhabitants. Also when you merge the shapes it creates a circle divided into 4 (the earth symbol)- this could symbolise the 4 elements (earth, fire, air and water), the relationship with the feminine to the birthing process of the elements and Venus as the mother of earth. The sentence “as above, so below” from the “Emerald Tablet Of Hermes” could also be applied to this shape- as while the circle and cross are different, they merge as one.
It is interesting in occult, religious and most ancient scripture that we refer to humanity as “man” or “mankind” but without the birth, there would be no man. I think Venus is here to remind us of that.
It gets really interesting when you look at an astrological unfolding that happens every 8 years- Venus creates the Pentagram and this shape is related to what one might call “Christ Consciousness”, Buddha Consciousness” or simply the awakening of one’s full potential. Again 5 is representative of the masculine and feminine as it has straight lines and curves.
This is another reminder that all may not be as it seems and there are many secrets hiding in plain sight! Please share this article!
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