The Dance of Venus – 2nd July 2017

The Dance of Venus

A Unique One-Day Event with John Martineau & John Wadsworth
Exploring Pattern, Harmony & Beauty in the Solar System & Beyond

Sun 2nd July 2017
At the Red Brick Building, Morlands Rd, Glastonbury

9.30am – 5.30pm
Price: £50.00

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Venus, our sister planet, draws a beautiful five-petalled rose pattern in space around us every eight years. This remarkable dance is composed of five heart-shaped movements, each consisting of an inferior and superior conjunction to the sun, five of each of which then form two pentagrams in the zodiac over the eight years. The rose and the pentagram are traditional symbols of Venus, as is the apple, which reveals a pentagram in the five pips of its core when cut in half. Eight earth years equates to thirteen Venus years, the difference between these numbers producing the five petals of the rose pattern. Five, eight and thirteen are early numbers in the Fibonacci sequence, widely used by flowering plants on Earth. The Fibonacci sequence also approximates the golden ratio, embodied in the pentagram.

Why does Venus, named for the Goddess of love, beauty and harmony, dance for the Earth in this most elegant and symmetrical way? It makes perfect sense to the symbolist and the sacred geometer, and it confirms her astrological meaning. New discoveries of alien solar systems and exoplanets reveal other resonant dances, but Venus and Earth’s unique relationship continues to fascinate.

At this innovative and exciting event John Martineau and John Wadsworth will mix illustrated lectures with practical workshops to consider the geometric, harmonic, astronomical and astrological significance of the Dance of Venus, and of the wider implications of what Venus can teach us about how to live in harmony with nature, and with one another. With Venusian principles in mind – harmony, beauty and truth – we can re-envision relationships, restructure communities and renew the economy.


9.30: Registration
10.00 – 10.45: The Venus Pentagram – Talk (John M)
11.00 – 12.00: Pinecones, Planets and Pineapples – Practical Workshop (John M)
12.15 – 1.15: Venus in Astrology & Mythology – Talk (John W)
1.15 – 2.15: Lunch
2.15 – 3.00: Beauty: An Introduction to Aesthetics – Talk (John M)
3.15 – 4.00: Venus: The Currency of Love – Restoring Balance to Money & Society – Talk (John W)
4.30 – 5.30: The Dance of Venus – workshop with musicians (John W)

About John Martineau

John Martineau is the publisher of the international award-winning Wooden Books liberal arts series. Author of A Little Book of Coincidence in the Solar System, he is currently writing a book on the Anthropic Principle and the Fine Tuning Problem.

About John Wadsworth

John Wadsworth is a professional astrologer and has been running the Kairos School of Astrology in Glastonbury 2009. John holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy from Bath Spa University and is the founder of The Alchemical Journey, a zodiacal mystery school working with The Glastonbury Zodiac. He also runs a mobile planetarium for children.

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