The Venus Transit and Historical Events

Astrologers worldwide are discussing what this Venus transit may bring. While there are a wide range of opinions regarding its implications, all are in agreement that it’s a very powerful event.

 Let’s take a historical glance back to what’s happened relatively close to the other Venus transits over the face of the Sun.  We obviously cannot provide scientific evidence to prove what events were caused by the (then upcoming or past) Venus transit. Yet, it may be interesting to see where linkages may lie and ponder the significance of such events. 

  December 6, 1631– Venus transit:

  • December 16 -Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted, destroying 6 villages & killing 4,000 people.
  • While the exact date is unknown, construction on the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and took twenty-two years to complete. The Taj Mahal was designed by Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.  Venus is the planet of love and romance and it signifies the spouse or romantic partner.

 November 24, 1639– Venus transit:

  • November 5 – the first post office in the colonies is established in Massachusetts. Venus is known to be a very “social” planet. 
  • December 3 – the first annulment by court decree was granted.  Venus represents marriage, yet  its capacity can be diminished when it is so close to the Sun.

June  6, 1761– Venus transit:

  • June 8 – British fleet occupied the French island of Belle Isle for two years, during the Seven Years War.
  • July 17the Bridgewater Canal is opened is in northwest England, which allowed for the transportation of coal from local mines to Manchester.  Venus represents modes of transportation.
  • The tune to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” was first published in Francein 1761. The exact date is unknown.  Venus signifies the arts.

 June 4, 1769– Venus transit: (Also in Taurus) 

  • Five hours later, a total solar eclipse takes place. This was the shortest such interval in history to date.
  • June 6 – Daniel Boone began his exploration of the state of Kentucky.
  • Fall, 1769 – drought plagued the Indian state of Bengal and a famine ensued. An estimated 10 million people died as a result.  

 December 9, 1874– Venus transit:

  • November 17 – a ship caught fire and sunk off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand
  • November 24 – Joseph Glidden patented barbed wire. 
  • December 8 – Jesse James and his gang took control of a train in Kansas.
  • December 18 – the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union was organized in Cleveland. (A powerful step for women).

 December 6, 1882- Venus transit:

  • December 11 – the first American playhouse that was lit exclusively by electricity showcases its first performance.
  • December 22 -the first string of Christmas tree lights was created by Thomas Edison.

  June 8, 2004– Venus transit:

  • June 6 – Tamil was established as a Classical language in India.  Venus rules Taurus, which represents speech.
  • June 11th Ronald Reagan’s funeral is held.
  • June 12 – the first case of a meteorite striking a private home is reported inNew Zealand.  It created a great deal of damage, but no injuries.
  • June 17 – the first same sex marriage in Massachusetts.
  • June 21 – the Governor of Maine issues an executive order requiring that businesses that contract with the state may not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • June 23 – a Federal judge allows a class action lawsuit claiming sexual discrimination by an unprecedented 1.6 million women against Walmart.
  • June 24 – the U.S. abandons its attempts to provide its soldiers immunity from prosecution for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
  • June 24 – capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York.
  • June 28 – the 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.
  • June 28 – Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq, ending the United States’ rule of Iraq.
  • June 28 – Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate mechanism.
  • June 30, 2004- the Spanish Congress provisionally approved legislation to extend the right of marriage to same-sex couples. It was legalized in 2005.
  • July 1 – in the U.K., the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which allows transsexual people to change their legal gender is given royal approval. It went into effect in 2005.
  • February 12 to March 11, 2004 – San Francisco issued marriage licenses to approximately 4,000 same-sex couples. Couples traveled from all over the U.S. as well other countries to get married.

Interestingly, the June, 2004 Venus transit also took place in Taurus in Vedic Astrology. It happened in the constellation of Mrigashrisha, which is considered to be the most auspicious asterism for marriage.  Mrigashirsha also relates to investigating the state of marital union.

We are also aware that President Barack Obama recently announced his support of same-sex unions and their having the same rights as heterosexual unions. 

On June 5 (the day of the Venus transit), Congress is also set to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which “strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work.”