On August 23, 2023

Cosmic Catalogue: Darkest before dawn

 

You know the saying, “it’s always darkest before dawn?” Well, it’s dawn now and there is a light and her name is Venus. If you’re one to get up with the roosters, you’ll see her rise before the Sun. For thousands of years, a star reappearing in the East after a period of being invisible was a remarkable omen. 

Though still retrograde, Venus now has enough distance from the Sun to saturate her light in the predawn sky. Thus, heralding a return to Venusian things — sweetness, joy and pleasure. At the minimum, it’s a feeling there is light at the end of the tunnel. No, you’re not bathed in a spotlight. This is more like a salt lamp that gives you enough light to find your way through the dark. So while you may not have all the answers just yet, it’s hard to ignore the feeling that you’re closer to them than you were before.

Not only do we get to witness her jubilant return, she also gets the nod from Jupiter. Two benefits working together to find a solution, an outcome, no matter the circumstances. No, not everything is perfect, that we know for sure. But has there really been a time it ever was?

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Lessons abroad, Vermont recharge

June 12, 2024
Building a Killington Dream Lodge, part 17  What a difference a year can make. I was really excited about the changes taking place in our Killington ski lodge while I was away attending Schiller College Paris my sophomore year and Graz Center for the second summer. Meanwhile, in Vermont once the roof was done, Dad…

June: ‘bloom whereyou are planted’

June 12, 2024
June is usually thought of as the beginning of summer. School is out, we open our summer houses and maybe plan a vacation. I was given a book called “The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges” written by Rosanna Casper. It sat on a table for a long time with me just looking at it every…

Summer vacation for students in the 50s

June 12, 2024
Whether it’s 2024 or 1954 kids share the enthusiasm that comes from being on school vacation during the summer months. However, the way that their free time is spent has few similarities. As often happens when my weekly breakfast group gets together we take a “look back” at various things and recently we recalled what…

Secrets of early summer

June 12, 2024
Shhhh. Don’t tell anybody, but this is one of my all time favorite weeks of the year. The one where I make myself so exhausted that I am asleep before my head even hits the pillow. The one where I am up with the sunrise for no reason except that I cannot wait for the…