Venus, Earths sister planet and cosmic mirror
Venus often called Earth's sister, and many probably know that their inner and also their size and density are very similar. But what's more amazing is that the planets actually are directly linked to each other and one can actually say that Venus is a cosmic mirror to our own planet.
It is no wonder that Venus takes its name from the Roman beauty and love goddess because she is really beautiful. Besides the sun and moon, Venus is the brightest object in our night sky. Venus may in periods be as light as our brightest stars and she is therefore known also as both the morning star and evening star. This originates from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks who long believed that Venus was two bright stars instead of one and the same plane.
Perhaps all the myths and poetic tributes occurred (for such there are many around this luminous beauty) because she does not behave quite like other planets. Venus rotates on its axis, in the opposite direction to all the other planets, including Earth. But what creates the connection with earth is that Venus has an orbital period that is closely identical to the Earth's orbital relationship with the 13 / 8. This means that Venus and Earth have almost exactly the same relative positions after 8 years and in a pattern that is repeated 243 th year occurs so-called Venus Passages (ie, when Venus passes between Earth and the Sun, while the planetary orbital planes intersect). Passages occurs in pairs of two passages eight years apart separated by a time interval of 121.5 or 105.5 years. They occur either in the beginning of June or beginning of December. Last pair occurred in December 1874 and December 1882nd The first time in the current pair was 8 June 2004 and the next passage in the pair will occur 6 June 2012.
The ancient Maya peoples placed great importance on Venus and that relationship to Earth. Mayan prophecies speak of the beginning of the great cycle that occurred 11 August 3114 f.kr as the Birth of Venus. Another speaks of a new world of consciousness that will be born at another transit of Venus across namly the one that will take place on 6 June 2012. For nearly seven hours the sun will send Venus energy of love and beauty to the earth. What is interesting is that the end of the great cycle, according to Maya will occur in the same year, 21 December 2012. Many have interpreted this as the end of the world while others see it as the beginning of a new civilization. But this is a whole other chapter that deserves a separate article.
Article by Aurora