This is the celestial mandala of VENUS, the LOVE Goddess ♥~☼~♥
It takes 8 years for the Earth, Venus, and the Sun to create one round of this beautiful five-petal Sky Rose. From the geocentric, earthly point of view, when Venus is at inferior conjunction - during her retrograde phase - she reaches the tip of a petal. Each petal takes approximately 20 months to trace in the sky.
When aligned with the Sun, loving Venus basks in the Suns' radiant light of intelligence, illuminating dark thoughts & doubtful feelings. Warming the heart and burning up fear in the transformational fire of LOVE, Venus symbolises all that we cherish. Although we cannot see her at this retrograde point, as she is hidden from our Earthly view, we feel her loving vibration: for the 40 days & 40 nights of the retrograde phase, Venus generates unconditional heartfelt LOVE through the Spirit of the Sun into one's SELF; thus her innate need for egoless peace and harmony brings Spirit into balance. ♥
Breathe IN LOVE & expand your HEART ♥
Breathe OUT LOVE & balance your HEART ♥ When your heart is in harmony, so is the Earth's ♥ LOVE flows in a circular movement, each breath going around and around expanding LOVE further out into the universe ¸.•¨¯`•☆٠.•..•¨*☼ ♥
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Planting the seed of LOVE with a 'tāṃ' the Seed-Syllable (bījākṣāra) of Sita Tārā (Tib. Drolkar སགྲོལ་དྐར)
Invoking the Goddess Tara, I invite the Venusian seed of LOVE to grow with the LIGHT of the Sun within all beings.
White Tārā Mantra in the Siddhaṃ script:
"oṃ tāre tuttāre ture mama ayūḥ-puṇya-jñāna-puṣṭim kuru svāhā"
I understand in the Tibetan tradition, Tara, whose name means 'Star', is associated with Venus.
So while Venus is retrograde in Scorpio (where Venus is in detriment), we need all the help we can get in order to be deeply conscious about the profundity of love, and how we share our most intimate feelings; for when we share love from the heart, we actually empower everyone and everything.
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Thanks to Melanie Rheinhart, who sent me thebeautiful Rose Mandala many years ago; AnyaLandgard for Tara, and to Visible Mantra on facebook for the beautifully painted Tara seed syllable. ♥