Venus Transit in June 2012

Significations of Shukra

Rank : Sachi Devi
Color : Variegated
Bhoota : Water
Caste : Brahmin
Nature : Rajasik
Description : Charming, splendorous body, is excellent or great in disposition, has
charming eyes, is a poet, Kapha/Vata, curly hair.
Dhatu : Semen
Abode : Bedroom
Time Period : Fortnight
Taste : Aciduous
Strong Direction : North
Trees : Flowering trees
Clothes : Silk
Season : Vasanta
Dhatu : Moola

Externally, Shukra relates to everything that is for the purpose of providing luxury and
comfort like refined, artistic, and elegant things, ornaments, jewelry, art, music, performances and concerts. All people who create or enjoy such things are models, designers, artists, poets, painters, women wearing makeup. Also people involved with creating balance and harmony such as certain types of counselors and advisors.

Physically, Shukra signifies the semen, the most refined aspect of the male physiology.
It rules the reproductory organs in general for both males and females.

Internally, Shukra represents our ability to enjoy and be balanced. This in turn is
expressed in how affectionate, gentle and loving we can be to others. Shukra relates to the overall refinement of our system, in all its various aspects.

Qualities signified by Shukra: refined, harmonious, desirous, elegant, social, soothing,
affectionate, artistic.

Objects signified by Shukra: Whatever is related to the beautification and smooth state of the system. Those elements that "oil" the other parts without doing the work itself.
 

Most people are oblivious to our solar system. Ganesha doubts if one in ten people could name the nine planets in order (actually only 8 now that Pluto has been demoted). And there are a lot of weird things that happen here on earth when "certain things" happen out there in our solar system. One of those interesting things is called the Venus transit. 

Ganesha says that, a transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, obscuring a small portion of the Sun's disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. Every 243 years, Venus passes between the earth and the sun TWICE in EIGHT years!

A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon, but, although the diameter of Venus is almost 4 times that of the Moon, Venus appears much smaller because it is much farther away from the Earth. Before the space age, observations of transits of Venus helped scientists use the parallax method to calculate the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

We are lucky to be living within that 243 window of a Venus transit. In case you missed it, the initial transit happened June 8th, 2004. Do you remember where you were when this marvelous event happened?  But, you can get in on the second half of the 243 transit which will occur on June 6, 2012!

Our ancestors saw Venus as the planet of beauty and the transits symbolized a sacred marriage (hierograms) of masculine and feminine energies. Mayan stargazers were particularly fascinated by the cycles of Venus, which brings us to the infamous December 21, 2012 date.

Ganesha's Grace,
Malav Bhatt
The Ganeshaspeaks Team

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