By Remez Sasson
Has anyone raised his or her head up in the evening and looked at the Western sky? If you did, you would have seen a big shining star, like a big lamp in the sky. This is the planet Venus.
In astrology, Venus is associated with femininity, love, marriage, partnerships and art. Why is that so? Maybe the ancients saw that Venus shone so beautifully and so brightly and therefore associated it with love and with art. Maybe because it always appears close to sun, before it, or after it, never far from it, and so thoughts there were in some sort of relationships.
It is interesting what the ancients thought when they looked at the sky at night. They must have been in awe, fascination and admiration. They certainly looked at the stars every night, unlike present society, because they lived closer to nature. There was no electricity, and therefore no lights to dim the light of the stars. It must have been absolute darkness at night, so they could see millions of stars.