by Demi Fox
Something not many people know is that Venus is a wonderful deity to work with regarding money.
She is the goddess of abundance and luxury after all! I find that what she really does is work with our attitude towards money, and makes huge transformations in our lives from that point.
Honestly, she’s not usually about bringing us big cash windfalls, or about climbing the career ladder – she’s more about presents and fun surpises.
However Venus is all about softening your resistance to enjoying life and enjoying money so the money floodgates can open and money can finally start flowing in your life.
See, most of us have a really weird relationship with money.
If money was a person, she’d be that friend we really want to like us, but secretly think is far too cool for us and thus makes us think of how deeply dorky we are.
We’d sabotage ourselves by acting all tongue-tied, suspecting her of hating us and bitching about us behind our back, keeping her around because we want access to her mansion and jaccuzi and monkey butler, but resenting her because she makes us feel so damn crappy.
But usually Money isn’t the one making us feel crappy – we are doing that to ourselves.
We just have such a messed up cultural concept of Money energetically – that it’s bad, that we don’t deserve it, spiritual people shouldn’t have it, that it makes us uncomfortable, that we are not good at it, that it is the source of all our trouble – that we think money is this total douchebag…
…but it’s just us projecting our shit on really quite a good friend, who just can’t figure out why you are so weird around her all the time and wishes you could get over yourself so you could join her in the Jacuzzi in her mansion and have the monkey butler bring you both prosecco.
I always say that everything we do in life is a spell, and all our actions are rituals that vibrate into the universe.
Often we have rituals and habits around money that only serve to cock-block ourselves from receiving more wealth and being happy with our current prosperity – we link our financial situation to our self worth, avoid looking at or taking responsibility for our finances, and whenever we think about money it’s with that sinking feeling of dread that says “oh crap, I don’t have enough.”
By the way I am I totally guilty of all these things.
I let money be the jailor of my life for a long time: it was the yardstick by which I measured if I was allowed to be happy, if I was good enough, and as a self employed person, the proof that I was lazy and bad at what I did.
I would only allow myself to be happy once I had money – before then, I didn’t deserve it, because I was failing at life.
softening into dolla like a velvet rose (author’e own collage)
I think everyone has a particular area of life where your naked self worth gets particularly flayed and beaten. My area has always been work and money.
This money thing is heavy stuff. HEAVY. It’s so important to our culture, and so important to modern survival.
The money issue can be so energetically charged with fear and worry and punishment and low self worth that it becomes so weighty it’s all you can do to not crumble under the weight of it, let alone figure out how to fix it.
I’ve found trying to tackle something this Big and Serious and Important head on doesn’t work because it seems to, by virtue of it’s very weightiness, generate its own gravity field that pulls every well meaning effort into a big pessimistic freak out.
It’s so hard to break out of that.
You can’t tackle it straight on. It’s a monster.
But you can tackle it sideways.
A few years ago I started working with Venus for totally non-money reasons – I was tired of having no fun and I wanted to enjoy my life.
A delightful side effect was that it transformed my relationship with money and my ability to receive.
image: Wikimedia Commons, the Birth of Venus by William Adolphe-Bouguereau
Venus is the goddess of love, harmony, sex, ecstasy, union, abundance and delight.
All the love goddesses adore money, jewels, luxury goods and fine foods – money is a just a vehicle to experience enjoyment for them.
When I work with Venus, she slips my mind into a silk dressing gown of appreciation and delight.
She opens my perceptions to the small beauties of the world, to allowing myself to enjoy what I have and open to hope and delicious fantasies of the future.
Shifting my energy to a life lived in Venus Mode, to vibrating out that love-goddess energy, to focusing on my pleasure and enjoyment of life first and foremost makes THE BIGGEST difference in how I feel about my money and how I can receive what I want.
Venus softens our fear and resistance to our money issues, and tames huge, terrifying beastly monsters into far more fun and approachable creatures – raccoons, perhaps?
Still unsavoury, but cuter and with funny little hands – because her energy is one of lightness, fun and joy.
The real magic of working with Venus as to how she affects your money situation is that she changes the root cause of your money worries (self-denial, lack of self-love and tightly-clenched unreceptivity) and transforms your attitude from one of “oh everything is terrible look how little I have woe is me” to “wow omfg how can life be so amazing?!?”
Suddenly, your habitual money worries don’t seem so important any more. They soften, like rose petals, and once again things can shift and flow like sweet water.
I really believe money is a reflection of our self worth, so the gateway for the biggest money transformation in your life will be putting your needs, loves, passions and desires at the forefront – your enjoyment of life!
It’s the sneak attack. My biggest life lesson is that having fun is the most surefire way to getting what you want and being happy in every single area of your life.
I know for myself I’m ready to sip on some Venus Juice and fall all over myself in rapturous joy at how great life is, regardless of what’s going on in my bank account.
How bout you?
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About the Author:
Demelza Fox is a modern day mermaid, international dancer, Venusian Devotee and a Priestess of Morgan le Fey. By day, she runs Rockstar Priestess, a priestess- and goddess spirituality-training site for wild witches and mystic mermaids, and by night she lights up stages across the land as a magnetic dancer and award winning burlesque seductress. She runs the Morgan le Fey Mystery School, dedicated to teaching the ways and secrets of Morgan le Fey through both online courses and retreats in the heart of the landscape of Avalon in Glastonbury UK. If you would like to learn more about Morgan le Fey, be a part of free online mermaid ceremonies and join Demi for more badass priestessery and venusian magic, you can join her Mermaid Coven on Facebook, or sign up to her Email List for sexy presents and delicious love letters.
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