The Inferior Conjunction of Venus – 5 Q’anil (14th August 2023)

Since the day 2 Tijax (7th December 2022) Venus has appeared in the west, in the evening sky. From May 2023 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 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. 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 5 Q’anil. This can be seen as working in order to bring out the full brilliance, to come to ripeness after a period of darkness.  We are preparing for a journey which will take us through to 13 Ajmak (22nd August 2023).


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 that lead to a levelling or crash of some sort.”



4 thoughts on “The Inferior Conjunction of Venus – 5 Q’anil (14th August 2023)”

  1. Brilliant info! I replied directly to tge email, but will reply again here…
    Congrats on your marriage!
    Have you ever had a class or discussion group on this info? Would be interesting to be able to be live and discuss.
    Best wishes

  2. Thank you Rahima. I would love to do more with the astronomical research. I am developing some spreadsheets which show which calendar locks into cycles of which planets or celestial phonomenon, i.e. eclipses or solar activity cycles. It’s all a work in progress, I hope to have something to share in the not too distant future.

  3. Thank you Tara! I will be adding to this post with my post on 13 Ajmak (22nd August) with the Heliacal rise of Venus as documented in the Dresden Codex

  4. Hi Mark & Rahima,

    I agree brilliant info! Thanks for taking the time to bring this information together & sharing it. I appreciate your efforts & would be interested in meeting up to discuss this further.

    Congratulations on your marriage Mark!
    Many blessings

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