Venus reaches Perihelion in the Constellation Virgo today at 23:03 GMT, on the eve of the Samhain Full Blue Blood Moon, meaning that She’s the closest to the Sun in Her orbit.

The last time She was at Perihelion was on the Spring Equinox on 20.03.20.

And the time before that, it was on 08.08.19, the Lion’s Gate Portal, when I was also here in Italy on pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Montevergine, where my novel The Serpent’s Tale is set.

The Lion’s Gate Portal, the Spring Equinox, Samhain Eve…knowing the Venus Cycle as I do, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that She is at Perihelion on these significant dates within the Solar-Stellar-Spiritual Calendar.

I believe that She and her Solar Sun King serve as the Astral Pillars of the Gateway, the energetic embodiment of the Sacred Marriage of the Divine Feminine and Masculine, through which we walk to enter these portals.

As I journey with Venus-Aphrodite on Her sacred Isle of Sicily, preparing my teachings on Her for The Queens’ Round Table Leadership Programme, today’s Venus at Perihelion is aligned so perfectly with the Myth of Aphrodite-Venus and Her Sun-Lover God Adonis.

For it is precisely at the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter, which Samhain marks, that Adonis descends as the symbol of the dying Sun and Vegetation into the Underworld to reside with Persephone.

What part of your inner King needs to die this Samhain in order to be reborn next Spring?

As we enter the time of year of the Sacred Marriage of the King and Queen of the Underworld, what needs to die to be reborn within your marriage to yourSelf and to your Beloved?

During my ceremony yesterday in an ancient Oak forest here in Sicily, I leant my body against the Old Oak King and surrendered my belief that I don’t need anyone…which is hard when I’ve fought this long and hard to become a strong Virgin Warrior Queen.

But I know I had to reach this place of complete self-containment and self-reliance, in order to be ready to open to the co-creation of a non co-dependent relationship.

So on this day of Venus at Perihelion, I release my solitary path and open to relationship. What are you going to release & embrace?

With Venus-Aphrodite and Adonis Love from Sicily
Annabel Du Boulay 🌹♥️🌹
Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel
Rose Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene
Priestess of Avalon

Venus and Adonis (c.1595) by Annibale Carracci

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