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The Venus Transit is when Venus crosses between the earth and the sun. It happens in pairs with 8 years in between. The last time it happened was June 8th, 2004 and it won't happen again until 2117.
As I am not a scientist nor astrologist or astronomer but I did do a tiny bit of clicking around the internet to grasp a better understanding of the Venus Transit and I wanted to share what I discovered. After reading through a few different sources these words below resonated with me most...
"It is the first part of the major Realignment that will take us through the 2012 portal and into the New Earth Reality beyond. And the key word is Realignment. We are all being realigned and recalibrated on the Light Body level so that we can raise our consciousness and our personal frequencies to the levels that will allow us to be comfortable and happy in the New Earth. This is because things are realigning for the New, and whatever is not in alignment with the new is feeling great stress, as it crumbles and drops away. If we are wise, we will realize that it is best to allow this process and to flow with it rather than trying to fight against it. Just know that in the place of what is being released, something far better and more in alignment with you and your life in the New Earth will arise to take its place. These changes and challenges may be very intense, as this is more or less the last adjustment before the big whooosh as we move through the 2012 portal. I call it Radical, because at this point your Higher Self may be giving you that last push that says that this is not working for you, you need to let go and create something new. Of course, if you have been allowing the shifts and changes, then you may find that your life is opening up wonderfully into new levels of Creativity, Partnership, Relationship and Joy. You may be following your passions in your life and work and finding that flow of Abundance that is the energy of the New Earth. If not, this period of Radical Shift will bring you into closer alignment with what you need. Venus is the Solar System level of Consciousness that resonates with the Goddess Energy, with Love and Relationship, with Money and with Passion and Beauty. At this time, all these issues are being highlighted and transformed. On a Planetary scale we can see how the Economic system is crumbling, especially in the "First World" of the USA and Europe, and how it is making space for the "New Economy" that will take us into a sustainable and co-operative way of living. On the personal level, many people are finding that they are making radical shifts in their attitude towards money, and that the desire for conspicuous consumption has been replaced by the desire to live in an balanced way and in harmony with the Earth. Money is simply a means of achieving a balanced lifestyle, where the focus is on living in the energy of beauty and harmony with all beings and with the Earth. In close connection with this is finding work that ignites your Passion for life and is harmony with your soul purpose and brings you Joy. Many of you will be feeling the urge to let go of past ways of work and reaching out for work that is an expression of your Soul and your Passion. As far as Personal Relationships are concerned, there will also be tension in partnerships whose basis is no longer in alignment with the purpose of your Soul and the energy of the New Earth. At this point, you will be guided to reconsider your contract in your relationship, or to simply move on to a new partnership that is more aligned with what you are becoming and what you wish to create in your life. These energies and challenges will build towards the transit on the 6th, and you may find around that time that there will be some very deep and fundamental changes in your life. Don't panic! This is all leading you towards something better and deeper, and more suited to where you are heading in the time after the 2012 portal! You may also be feeling quite intense physical symptoms as your Light Body makes its final adjustments for the Transit and for the later Portal transit. As you bring your Soul Star and Earth Star chakras "online", you may experience pains and discomfort in the legs, or dizziness and nausea and disorientation, or bouts of flu and colds. These are all part of the process as the DNA activates and the Light Body surges energy through the system to bring everything into harmony and activation. This also activates the Template for Human Divine Perfection in the DNA and activates the ability to go the "next step" in this ongoing process of Spiritual and Physical Evolution."
Read more: http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/forum/topics/radical-shift-the-venus-transit-of-2012?xg_source=activity#ixzz1xJRFFlWC
This fills me with peace and a great level of hope. While the link above is the source of this information I have literally reposted most from that very post. Below are more great words found here but again I reposted the words in near entirety. Sometimes what others have to say is just said so well and seems impossible to paraphrase I don't feel it's right to leave any of it out.
"The Divine Feminine Awakens...
Venus eclipsing the Sun represents an awakening of the Divine Feminine energies in our world. For thousands of years, the world has been ruled by patriarchal societies. These masculine rulers have created wars, power struggles, destruction, pollution, fear, pain, separation and famine. They have shown little or no respect for feminine wisdom or our Mother Earth. The patriarchal organizations of the world have repressed most knowledge of women’s roles in world history. It is time for the pendulum to swing back towards the Divine Feminine and rest comfortably in the middle. To become whole, we need both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies, equally in our lives.
As the Divine Feminine energy interfaces with human consciousness, it awakens and expands compassion within our hearts, and emotional healing can occur for all of Humanity. Compassion awakens the ability to feel and express unconditional love. To be able to love without attachments or expectations is the highest form of love that a human being can express. This kind of love supports the healing of others and our personal evolution/ascension. One of the keys to accessing Divine Feminine healing energy is through forgiveness. Only when all is forgiven will total love be available to us. We must forgive others and ourselves for all of the perceived wrongs that have ever been done. We can heal ourselves if we are willing to feel and express all of our emotions, and then to forgive ourselves and others for all that we have perceived as wrong. This process will liberate us from the bondage of our emotional pain. Forgiveness is the key to releasing ourselves from our past. When we are liberated from our past and live fully in the “now” our true happiness may be realized and our power to create is maximized."
I found both writings via here
An empowering summary I believe!