Since the day 8 Ix (30th September 2019) Venus has appeared in the west, in the evening sky. From March 2020 onward it became a little lower each night until it became lost in the glare of the sunset. Today, according to the Dresden Codex, is the first day of the inferior conjunction of Venus. Venus is passing between the Earth and the Sun, and as such is not visible in our night sky.
Venus as the evening star can be seen to represent the obsidian mirror, the dark mirror within us showing us the parts of our ego we would rather hide from the world. There has been a particularly strong cycle this time around, one which takes place every 8 years. The dark mirror has been intensified by the power of the year lord, which reached its peak intensity around mid-summer, the light of the sun illuminating not only the things we wish to hide from the world, but possibly the things we wish to hide from ourselves. It has the power to illuminate the half truths that we occasionally tell ourselves, stripping away the false support which comes from them and in turn replacing them with truth. It is on this truth that we can then build when Venus returns as the morning star, and we can move into a time of advancement and enlightenment.
In this cycle within the codex, the first day of the inferior conjunction happens on 11 K’at. This can be seen as looking through our net, our travelling bag, to see what will assist our onward journey and what we no longer need to be attached to. As the rise of the “morning star” begins, what assists our own path of ascension, and what is holding us back in the darkness. The 11 suggests we may be looking in many and varied directions. We are preparing for a journey which will take us through to 8 Q’anil (5th February 2021).
The inferior conjunction of Venus has coincided with some societal upheavals including the downfall of leaders occurring during or soon after. According to Bruce Scofield in his book How to Practice Mayan Astrology:
“Newsworthy events occurring at, or just after, the inferior conjunction are often characterized by impulsive human errors the lead to a levelling or crash of some sort.”