I’m not an early riser, but one morning years ago, I awoke at 5:00 am. Something urged me out of bed and toward the front door, where through a window, I saw Venus glittering beside the Crescent Moon. Transfixed, I watched for several minutes–as something happened that I couldn’t quite name. Even now I can’t tell you what it was, except that I was deeply touched and changed. “Darsan” is a Sanskrit word for seeing and being seen by the gods. Seeing Venus and the Moon–the sky’s two holders of the Divine Feminine–was just that holy. I received a transmission; information was exchanged. Another opportunity for this sacred seeing comes tomorrow night at twilight (Friday February 27) when their conjunction will be particuarly inspiring as Venus is at her brightest magnitude. Who knows what messages we’ll receive!
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.