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Venus: De-Mystifying Her Astrological and Cultural Archetype

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation 300 East Santa Inez Avenue San Mateo, CA, 94401 United States (map)

Venus: De-Mystifying Her Astrological and Cultural Archetype
with Linea Van Horn
presented by Joy Reichard’s In Her Name Circle
Friday, June 24
, 7:00-9:30PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
300 East Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo


The Many Faces of Venus

With the exception of the Sun and Moon, the brightest object in the sky is Venus. Earth’s lovely sister planet has a unique cycle that has captured the eye and heart of humankind since prehistory. From Babylonia to Mesoamerica, the earliest written tablets record her motion, and attempts to understand it spurred mathematical and scientific development. Mythology surrounding Venus is abundant, but in the West focuses almost exclusively on her erotic or relational function. Other cultures included extreme Venus astronomical placements in ancient archeological sites as well as myth, and had a more complete view of her roles and capacities. Join Linea in this informative, image-driven, cross-cultural exploration into the many faces of Venus!

Linea Van Horn, Certified Astrologer, NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research), is the Astrologer at Large. A professional astrologer since 1998, her career centers on teaching, consulting with clients, and building community. She is the founder and past President of the San Francisco Astrological Society (1992-2014) and has served on other local and national boards. She was employed in the astrology internet industry from 1998-2009. A published writer and respected teacher, she is also a lively and popular presenter.

In Her Name Circles is dedicated to creating a safe place for women to gather and expand caring relationships. We gather to honor and celebrate the Divine Feminine both as she appears in the myths and legends from around the world, as well as to honor the Divine Feminine within each one of us.

Together we create a communal safe haven that honors feminine values, feminine ways of being in the world, and feminine ways of knowing that are more subjective and intuitive.  In Circle we learn to honor our feelings, our need for relationships, and our need to share stories and to be heard with a compassionate ear.

Our purpose is to gather to reclaim the Divine Feminine both within and without. If this is what you are seeking, then please join us.