The gods speak to us in many ways–through soaring hawks, sudden rainbows, and viral YouTube videos. No doubt it was Venus who sent us Susan Boyle. At the tail end of her retrograde, Venus had just backed from Aries into Pisces when Susan Boyle walked awkwardly across the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage, a frumpy middle-aged woman with bushy eyebrows and a dated cocktail dress who instantly changed the world with her magical “I Dreamed a Dream.”
Venus was at her strongest this past week–in the degree of her direct station. And what a spokeswoman Venus selected for us! Unemployed, never been kissed, Boyle looked so average she could have been you or me or the homeless woman down the street. The crowd judged her immediately and began snickering. Venus had us in the palm of her goddess hands. With Boyle’s first note, Venus delivered her very Aries message: “Don’t be afraid to be who you are. Stand in your strength. Be passionate about your life and your dreams. Even if your back is against the wall during these difficult times, watch Susan and be inspired.” And we did, millions and millions of us.