Venus and Mars, the two cosmic lovers, meet once every two or so years and when they do, the heavens light up with the sparkle of pure, potential Love.
Venus and Mars are representative of soul mates, they are the divine feminine and masculine and when they meet they promote love, passion, commitment and fertility.
Although it is rare that Venus and Mars meet, this year they touch noses three times. The first is on February 21st-22nd in the sign of Aries, the second is September 1st in the sign of Leo and the third is November 3rd in the sign of Virgo.
The two lovers will not meet again until 2017, making this cycle especially important, particularly the first meeting in Aries as it is the closest the two planets will be this year.
Venus and Mars in Aries will help us all start a new chapter in our love lives. It will help us start a new, fresh cycle that will focus on listening to our hearts and being in line with the vibration of unconditional Love.
You don’t have to be in a relationship to feel this energy, the divine feminine and masculine live within us all and has a lesson for all of us. In fact, this is not so much about working on your relationships with others, it is more about working on the relationship with your self.
From their first meeting onwards, Venus and Mars are going to be working to help us break old, negative thought patterns that hold us back from experiencing Love at its fullest expression.
During this time we will be called upon to step out of our comfort zones and be honest and open with ourselves about any unresolved relationship issues we may be holding on to and our feelings of self-worth.
As this cycle plays out, we are going to be reminded more and more about the importance of self-love and unconditional love.
Venus and Mars will also challenge us to delve deeper into our own soul mate relationships. Soul mates do not have to be romantic partners, they can also be friends and family members however, their purpose is all the same- to inspire us to evolve.
“We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves”- Edgar Cayce
If you find that you have difficulty loving unconditionally in your relationships, or you have trouble finding a good partner, you will definitely be given plenty of opportunities and support during these aspects. Try to focus on practicing forgiveness, compassion and the ability to let go and allow.
If you are in a healthy relationship, use these days to plan something romantic with your partner or do something to enhance your commitment to one another. If you are trying to start a family, these meetings of Venus and Mars are also favorable.
No matter your relationship status, this energy is really about coming to an understanding of who you are and aligning with the vibrational of Universal Love.
Ultimately, Venus and Mars meeting in the sky is a reminder that we are all here with a cosmic journey- we are spirits having a human experience, and we must allow ourselves to explore the journey of Love freely and unconditionally.