As we enter August, the 2022 theme of “rapid change” gains speed as we feel a tug of war between the past and the future. In this time-traveling liminal space, there’s a powerful force of nature holding space for us. Her name is Venus, the Princess of Love, which currently swims in the waters of Cancer.
When Venus is in Cancer, the sign of the Divine Mother, the feminine energy from the Universe casts a protective aura over us. We feel more emotional, when swimming in the deep currents of intense feelings that connect us to our ancestors. We feel a deep attachment to the past and a sense of romantic remembrance. However, this pull to feel our way through previous sentiments and situations is not a call to go back. Instead, it functions as a blessing, a confirmation that, as we head into the unknown, we are protected.
As Venus in Cancer makes three powerful connections with three other planets this week (Mars, Uranus, and Neptune), the following protective ritual attunes us to her vibrations.
For this ritual, you will need a dark blue candle, a white candle, a lighter, and a bowl full of water.
Begin by sitting comfortably in a place where you can be alone and not disturbed. Turn the candle on and begin to meditate on the current life events that seem surprising, sad, or challenging. Alternatively, you could also contemplate any block or insecurity that is preventing you from moving forward.
After five or ten minutes of meditation, put the bowl of water on your lap or small table so you can speak to it, maybe even seeing your reflection in it. Begin to mention out loud everything that came to you during the meditation, your sorrows, your blocks, your sadness. Dare to feel it in your bones, cry… let it all go.
Once you have processed your emotions, turn the blue candle off and leave the bowl in a place where it can absorb the light of the planets and stars. The next morning, grab the bowl and begin to slowly pour the water down the drain. As you see the water flowing away, envision your negative feelings dissolving, disappearing.
To end the ritual, sit comfortably and light the white candle while repeating the following mantra: “This is a new beginning. My mind, body, and spirit are protected by the light and wisdom of Venus and my own sacred lineage.”
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