What did I get by participating in the Venus group? That when you’re ‘looking through the eyes of love,’ things – flowers, birds, people – speak to you more clearly, more profoundly; that there are so many ways of loving and different objects of desire.
How did your relationship with the with the feminine change or grow? Firstly, it grew by realizing many other people think of Venus as so much more than a spiritual Barbie, or as Lola, seductress, from Damn Yankees – ‘Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets.’ I thought that I was in a minority there. And, second, that it was OK to be kind and gentle to my body and not act like I was a Spartan. And take pleasure in the physical side of life, especially chocolate!
What did I enjoy/love about the experience? – that it approached Venus from a lot of angles – her myths, her journey in the sky, how she resonated to us, looking at our charts and how her energy poured through us in our artistic offerings.
Thank you, Emily, for following Venus’ calling and summoning us all to the class.Christine Cook
As a woman that’s been around for a while, there was a smoldering, persistent anger within me about the “state” of what it means to be a woman. I wanted a way to explore my own expression of being a woman (yin/feminine energy) in an environment that didn’t project societal expectations of conformity to a “norm” or make it about rejection of men (yang/masculine energy). This fascinating study of feminine archetypes through the gateway of Venus presented a way for me to understand how the current collective-psyche came to be and in turn, each class was an excavation to chip away those limiting constructs to redefine and claim my own expression. I haven’t lost my smoldering anger about the “state” of women, but I now better understand how we got here and I have an inner-balance about my own feminine archetype.
Emily presents and shares her work of the deeper archetypes of the Divine Feminine through the gateway of Venus. This is work that goes way beyond what most “traditional” resources provide. Going all the way back to the earliest Divine Feminine (before patriarchal revisions), her work engages you to connect with how that Divine Feminine wants to be expressed through you. I highly recommend this as way to understand the re-balancing masculine / feminine revolution happening in the world and within yourself.Angela Rider