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What is love? What is not love? Trips with Aphrodite
The stinging yet soothing Goddess of love takes Jesus and I on a trip through Venus and all of her beauty. It is up to you to answer her question correctly so that you can see her wisdom. One full of ignorance cannot love themselves or anyone else. Venus is full of appreciation, gratitude, creativity, comfort, joy, and the luxurious sensual pleasures of life. Sometimes it may be a temporary love, but we all have things we admire and get into like video games or a book. It doesn’t have to be forever, sometimes we only get a short glimpse of an original artwork we love, but it doesn’t mean we do not love it, because we do not own it. Take a look deep within though and see if you really love it; or love it because someone told you it was good. This love begets self-thought.
When you see beauty and behold it, there is something within you that resonates with the item, object or person. Aphrodite/Venus is full of beautiful comforts and luxuries divine.
Colorful mushrooms, oversized pillows, silk blankets, classic sculpture, decadent food, and the best descriptive language a lover can find. Erotic, lustful, joyful, and a great good time.
She inspires the longing to share the good things we have and find with others. The goal of Venus is to see yourself or your psyche through her eyes. She will also encourage you to do things you never thought of doing before. However, it is pleasure that is of the highest good in the realm of this Goddess.
The beginning and awakening of the heart begin with her and end with her son Eros whom we will meet later in our adventure.
If you allow her to show you, then you will open to going to see art, concerts to hear music, and an expanded awareness of such great talent and the free exchange of creative ideas. Venus is the ruler of Taurus, and Taurus people love the luxury and comfortable pleasures that Venus is the ruling planet. Most think Taurus folk practical with money, but they will spend it here because these are classic things that never go out of style.
If you can turn the love in-ward you can begin to create and style your surroundings to things that are pleasing to you. The Ancient Greeks fully understood that pleasure was of the highest good and the French knew food and dining was one of those great pleasures. This was the realm of Venus, where we could just leap like the gazelle in the garden of Delight.
Another often ignored but very important thing you will receive from her is the ability to value things fairly. Why do you work at the store if you hate running a cash register and complaining idiots? What would make you happy to do, something that doesn’t feel like work. She will let you answer that for yourself. Then she will show you how to create it within a specific budget. You will begin to do your best with what you have and learn to use your resources.
Here in Venus, we also work on possession and ownership. What is property? Do you treat your family and wife like a piece of valuable real estate? Then you may need some humanities training? A lesson on the cup of compassion? You will fear the Goddess who can show you such things; and make you more human. It puts us into a vulnerable state and people don’t like to be put in such a state.
There was also training in what love is and what it is not. Apathy would be the absence of love and hate is the symptom. A trigger of this state might be hatred. These are feelings that are burned out when we begin to appreciate life.