The Venus Transit Thru Taurus

The first image shows Venus at the point just as it is reversing directions from moving upward to moving back down toward the Sun, which is also ascending (along with Jupiter). This is one of five retrogrades that Venus makes with Earth over an eight-year cycle that traces out a pentagonal rose pattern in the sky.

At this point, Venus is between the horns of Taurus the Bull - also known as the Tau-Cross. In a way, the two stars appear to be "rigged" to the Sun and pulling it up onto the Tau-Cross. When Venus makes its retrograde, she makes a loop anciently referred to as a "ru" or "ra", thus making the Tau-Ru or Tara (a Vedic goddess meaning "star"). Ancient astrologers believed this is how Venus harnessed the Sun to resurrect him and pull him in her golden chariot across the sky into the Underworld at night. It is also the believed origin and meaning of the Egyptian Ankh representing everlasting life.

The second image shows the Sun now risen on the Tau-Cross as Venus descends in Congress with him. This union of Venus with the Sun is described in the Shavite glosses as the Sun swallowing Venus only to spit her back out as his seed to fertilize the Earth. This became known as the Birth of Venus where Venus emerges from the sea as foam ("aphros", meaning semen). Thus the Greek name Aphrodite.

Furthermore, the crossing of the Sun by Venus appeared as a giant eye to ancient astronomers, known to them as the Eye of Indra, Eye of Ra, Eye of the Vulture, Eye of Lucifer (light bringer), All-seeing Eye and Eye of Provenance. This is the ancient meaning of the pyramid eye symbol on the back of the U.S. dollar bill. It represents cosmic fertilization and rebirth, a central Masonic theme.

All of this can be traced back to Vedic cosmology described in the most ancient religious text called the Rig-Veda (meaning Rig-Venus). In fact, the most ancient temple yet discovered is Gobekli Tepe located in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains in Anatolia (today western Turkey). Armenia and the mountain of Ararat is believed the source of most of these astrotheological beliefs (cognate with the Great Flood story), distributed around the world by missionary migrations beginning after the last Ice Age melt to inspire Sumer/Babylon/Canaan, Egypt, India and Far East, Celtic and even American Indian religious beliefs. In it's most ancient form, the Venus Transit was the central idea behind the universal belief of spiritual resurrection after death. We can see here that the Sun and Venus both disappear inside Taurus as the Sun sets after transit; thus, delivering Venus into the Underworld and baptizing waters to be reborn.