Venus will pass across the face of the Sun on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 6:04 P.M. (EDT). The transit of Venus is a rare celestial event that occurs every 113 to 130 years.
Venus represents our relationships and communication with others.
June 8, 2004, was the last time we had a transit of Venus. The transits come in pairs, eight years apart, and the planet Venus will always be in the signs of either Gemini or Sagittarius, an axis that is all about exploration and the gathering of knowledge in an effort to gain superior understanding.
Looking back through the centuries when this rare event has occurred, shows it is a time of technological breakthroughs involving communication, telecommunication, and aviation. It is also a time of pioneering exploration.
Venus transit of 1874 and 1882
The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed, that created the first intercontinental communications by wire between the East and the West. Electricity for public use, the light bulb, telephone, and recording equipment were invented.
Venus transit of 1761 and 1769
Britain signed peace treaties with France and Spain in 1763. The Anglican Church was ousted in 1761. Exploration for the achievement of scientific knowledge began with Captain Cook’s mission to Tahiti. An industrial revolution occurred in Britain and the first of the mills, factories and canals were opened.
Common features of past transits of Venus
A common feature of past transits of Venus is scientific knowledge, which is interesting, since the world is in the middle of huge advancements in scientific exploration.
The most common theme is revolution. In the 17th century it was about scientific revolution which the Catholic Church could no longer contain. In the 18th century it was about an industrial revolution in Britain. In the 19th century a technological or electrical revolution began.
Religion and spiritual questioning is associated with the sign of Sagittarius and each of the eras has some notable milestones concerning issues of faith.
The next transit of Venus will happen in December 2117 and December 2125, more than a century from now.
The transit of Venus should not be viewed with the naked eye NASA will be showing a live webcast here: Transit of Venus 2012