Venus Transits and 2012


John Major Jenkins


Venus will pass directly in front of the sun in June of 2004, and again in June of 2012.  This Venus transit (or eclipse) occurs roughly every 130 years. This time around the transit of 2012 heralds the end of the 13-baktun cycle of the Mayan Long Count calendar,  on December 21st, 2012. Is there a connection between the Mayan Venus calendar and the Long Count? There certainly is.

Venus rises as morning star five times every eight years. This dance of Sun and Venus reveals a harmony of the heavens that the Maya observed and calculated, creating an amazing system for predicting these Venus risings, called the Mayan Venus calendar. A Venus morning star appearance took place on April 6th, 1993. It just so happens that the final katun period (7,200 days) of the Long Count calendar commenced on this very same day. Eight years later, Venus rose again as morning star, this time on the Sacred Day of Venus, 1 Ahau (April 3rd, 2001). My effort to reconstruct the ancient Venus calendar emphasized this date as the beginning of a new 104-year Venus Round cycle. And thus the forgotten Venus calendar of old could be re-started.

In the myth of Quetzalcoatl’s fall and redemption, he rises as Venus, the morning star, four days after a purifying cleanse in the fires of the sun. This cleanse precedes his rebirth. Venus transits also represent this kind of cleanse, preceding a rebirth, but something else is going on here that connects us to the “big” rebirth event in 2012. When Venus passes in front of the sun, it is a small dot on the sun’s surface. This is like a seed impregnating the solar orb, the egg. Venus, in its morning star power of rebirth, represents the ever-renewing lunar feminine power. The sun is solar and male, but in this case the male principle gets impregnated with the female principle. The 2004 and 2012 transits represent insemination of the male principle with female energy and, given our civilization’s imbalanced obsession with male dominance, bodes a providential opportunity for setting new intentions.

It is now clear that the 2012 end-date was intended to target the alignment of the solstice sun and the Galactic Center, the galactic womb. This is not a final end, but a union of cosmic creation forces — the reorientation of humanity to intimately reawaken its long ignored relationship with the creative heart and source of all life. We find these teachings about 2012 encoded into the monuments of Izapa, the early Mayan site that invented the Long Count calendar. Such a convergence of solar and galactic energy is like a union of cosmic mother and cosmic father. This big insemination will be heralded by, like dress rehearsals, the little transits of Sun and Venus. Venus seeds the sun, sun inseminates the galactic womb, and thus the Three Domains come into synchronization: Heart, Mind, and Body. It will be important to watch for the Venus morning star risings four days after the Venus transits.