ROSE OF VENUS
The Heart Mala collection of Rose of Venus charm necklaces, bracelets and earrings are hand made in brass and sterling silver and hand carved from bone and black horn.
The planet Venus is named after the Roman Goddess of love, grace, beauty and sexual rapture. Ancient Babylonians referred to her as the "bright queen of the sky" and "jewel of the sky." Other ancient cultural names for Venus include the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar, the Syro-Palestinian Goddess Ashtart, the Aztec Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli meaning "Lord of the House of Dawn" and the Mayan Kukulcan.
As Venus revolves around the earth, the beautiful mandala pattern of her orbit is seen as a pentagram design or five petal rose known as the “Rose of Venus.” A petal of the orbit design is known as a Venus Transit which occurs when we can see Venus passing directly in front of the Sun and inline with Earth. This is a rare once in a life time event as it occurs once in a 243 year cycle. The Venus Transit comes in a pair, with each transit in the pair spaced eight years apart. There was one transit on June 8, 2004 and on June 6, 2012.
When Venus lies directly in front of the Sun and in line with Earth in the Venus Transit, the energies of Venus are highly focused upon the Earth, inspiring a new level of "intuitive awareness" to permeate Earth and influence human consciousness. This specific transit pair (2004-2012), because it coincides with the Holy Cross galactic alignment, strongly supports the reintegration and emergence of the Divine Feminine principle on Earth, which desperately awaits the guidance and balance of the Goddess.
Venus governs the heart centre (chakra) and is assosiated with unconditional love, compassion, intuitive knowing, harmony, magnetic attraction, romance, beauty and sexual rapture.
By wearing a Rose of Venus charm it is believed to assist in grounding these healing energies of Venus, opening, strengthening and healing the heart chakra, allowing greater capacity to give and receive love. It also enhances creativity, optimism, beauty, abundance, and awareness of soul intent and purpose.
The “Rose of Venus” is the Heart Mala logo and a small “Rose of Venus” charm adorns every Sacred Mala necklace.