Venus Superior Conjunction and The Solar Eclipse of October 2014  – Innana's Descent into the Underworld

Venus Superior Conjunction and The Solar Eclipse of October 2014 – Innana's Descent into the Underworld



Venus moves to exact conjunction with the Sun tomorrow on 25th October 2014, and Venus was of course caught up in the energies of the dark moon eclipse of 23rd October 2014.

My Sun is in Libra (in both western and Vedic Astrology) so with this eclipse in Libra, the energies were horrendous for me. (see chart for eclipse below)



The ancient Sumerians had the understanding that this is part of the story of Inanna’s descent into the underworld. For them, Venus was Inanna the great Goddess of Heaven and Earth.

At the superior conjunction (happening on October 25th) Inanna has died at the hands of her sister, Erishkigal and is hung on a meat hook in the underworld. On her downward descent Inanna had to pass through seven gates (same as chakras possibly) and had to remove a piece of her clothing at each gate, so when she reaches the bottom and faced her dark sister she is naked, bare and is dead to her old self, about to be reunited with the source of all life, the sun, in order to be reborn. She will re-emerge as an evening star on December 4.

In the horrendous eclipses recently, where the Moon has been caught up in the ever-closing conjunction of Uranus and Ketu (south node of the Moon) in the heavens. This powerful excoriating conjunction becomes exact on January 29th we have been dragged like Inanna through the underworld, especially if we are sensitive or if our personal planets are caught up in the eclipses.

In this time of dark descent, we are called to lovingly bring to the light our dark sides. Saturn has been in the Vedic sign of Libra for two and a half years and leaves it on November 3rd, so the pressure has been on us to sort out and heal our relationship scripts. Now, in our underworld journey we are being called to give up false uses of our talents, sacrifice unskilful uses of our mind, abandon our nasty scripts in relationship.  Inanna’s descent strips her bare. But her in her subsequent ascent back up through the seven gates she regains and is renewed.

Note that I mentioned the closing Uranus – Ketu (south node of the Moon) conjunction culminating at the end of January and caught up in these eclipses. This Uranus – Ketu conjunction is a horrendous energy, so sharp, so full of surprises and revelations, but it has great potential for us to create positive revolution and sort out so many facets of our life, relationship and work. However it can be death for others.

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eclipse 23.10.14

eclipse 23.10.14

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Buddha, Lord of the planet Mercury in Vedic Astrology

Buddha, Lord of the planet Mercury in Vedic Astrology

Watch the state of your mind.

Watch the state of your communications.

Beware escalation and miscommunication, and downright torsion in communication. Anger and frustration rules. Mind games take over.

The current Mercury retrograde experience now needs even more careful handling. We need to bring enlightened consciousness to our own mind and to maybe a stream of angry ranting miscommunication that is about.

It’s vicious.

Not only are there violent energies affecting our minds from the eclipses that take place on October 8th and October 23rd, but Mercury is now caught up in a very harsh torsion of planetary aspects.

We need to bring enlightened awareness if we observe the following energies arising in ourselves or others and taking over people’s mind and communications. and we also need to be on the lookout for radical change, even revolution, too, because Uranus is in the eclipse mix:

Here is the Vedic Chart for Now. The Western chart is at the foot of the post, below.

Vedic Chart 14.10.14

Vedic Chart 14.10.14










First of all note that this Retrograde Mercury is made even more problematic because it is ‘in exchange’ with Venus. In other words, ‘exchange’ means Mercury is in a sign ruled by Venus (Libra) and Venus is in a sign ruled by Mercury (Virgo). So this unhappy Venus is making the retrograde Mercury even worse.  So this means the confusion of Mercury Retrograde is made even worse now.

Let’s look at the mess Venus is in at the moment and bear in mind this is affecting the Retrograde Mercury. For Venus is really sadly treated by the present energies.

Venus in Virgo: First of all, Venus is Debilitated in fussy Virgo. It’s a very bad sign to have your Venus in in your Vedic birth chart.

Venus conjucnts the North node (Rahu): To make matters even worse, Venus is also in the same position in the heavens as Rahu, the North Node of the Moon. This energy makes us too assertive even sexually driven. We can be too driven by desire in a way that kills beauty and love. There’s explosive driven confusion and torsion, there’s obsession. There’s impatience.

Venus Combust: And to make matters even worse, Venus is ‘combust’ too close to the Sun: Ego burns up love. Anger and frustration rules. This is the energy of the heavens at the moment, that is also badly affecting the already retrograde Mercury.

How long does this Mercury Retrograde period last?

Well, Mercury turned retrograde on October 4 at about 17.41 hrs BST, at 8 Vedic Libra. When does it end? Mercury goes stationary on 25th October at 22 Virgo. But the Mercury Retrograde divine learning effect is not actually over until 10th November when Mercury arrives back at its pre-retrogradation position at 8 Libra.

What does it mean in our lives?

When Mercury is Retrograde, we will need to be careful about communications, posts, organisation and our speech and areas of our life where we need to make improvements will be shown up.

If we are attentive to the energy, this is a good time for writing and for having spiritually correct speech and dialogue with others.

You may need to clean up your communication and admin messes big time if you have let problems arise in these areas.

I offer readings of superb quality which combine western and Vedic Astrology.

I also teach worldwide distance learning courses in Vedic and Western astrology that offer you unparalleled support.

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Lastly, here is the Western Astrology chart for Now:

Chart western Mercury Retro 14.10.14

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