Moving from the sun and closer to our own planet, we have venus, similar to earth in size, volume, mass and density (though the surface is very different). Similar to us, but still closer to the sun, warmed by it. What differences would that create?
As much as mercury inspires the mind, venus inspires the heart, in all the ways of the heart. We work with venus energy when we want to explore friendship, when we want to socialize, when we seek to connect through the heart (as opposed to the body, i.e. sex). The power of attraction is part of venus and the ability to persuade others by connecting to their inner core person and values.
Venus doesn’t just encourage connections, it invites us to see ourselves through the power of connections. Through our relationships we come to a greater understanding of ourselves as individuals.
It requires honesty of the heart, teaching us of our core values, and to appreciate what we are drawn to, and what we dislike. With venus we need to be honest and true to our own inner emotional experience.
Venus seeks harmony, desires it above all else, to find the connections and the balance that brings everything into coherence.
It is the artist and the dream, the music and the song.
The resonances to Netzach are strong. Netzach is Victory, the bliss of achievement and fulfillment, the celebration of success. It is on the Pillar of Mercy, the masculine pillar (don’t think of masculine as male, but as yang). Netzach balances Hod, as venus could be said to balance mercury. This is the sphere where the one becomes many, where there is joy in separation because through that separation we have connection. Let us connect this with venus.
Exercise 5.1.1: Planetary Association Netzach to Venus
5.1.1 Planetary Associations-Venus
a) Connect to Netzach (via our brief opening meditation below or on your own). Draw into your awareness your knowledges and experience of Netzach, your sense of it.
c) Seek places where the two correspond well, where they resonate with each other; are there any places where you feel dissonance? Make notes on the downloadable sheet above.