Stargazers and sky watchers take note: Venus will be leaving the night sky in March, when it disappears behind the Sun. Although this magnificent planet will reappear as a “morning star” in April, we are experiencing the last weeks of its shimmering magic as an “evening star” and also the last conjunction of Venus and the Moon in evening twilight until early 2010.
On Thursday, February 26th, look for the thin crescent Moon low and above the western horizon at dusk, far below Venus. Then look again on Friday, Feb. 27th – same place, same time – and treat yourself to one of the most stunning celestial events of the year. Brilliant Venus and a graceful crescent Moon pair up in a dazzling display of mystic love and luscious light. It’s fabulous and fantastic – a recurring planetary conjunction that has been honored and revered for millennia. The Mother moon goddess joins force with the Venusian goddess of beauty and fertility – it’s a very dreamy, steamy time for life on planet Earth and an exquisite scene to view – this is metaphysics at its best. Count your blessings, say your prayers, plant your seeds, nurture your relationships and don’t forget to enjoy the show!