P40 VENUS RX: 

From Shame to Shimmer

Starts Dec 19th, 2021

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VENUS RX IN CAPRICORN

from shame to shimmer.

fear to empowerment 

from social media despair to TIMELESS BEAUTY (FROM the INSIDE OUT)

integrity as the highest level of prosperity 

time IS our most valuable commodity

Shame is a soul eating emotion as Jung said. This Venus Rx in the sign that gives us the personal power to transmute fear, guilt and shame will reveal where we've been bound by old stories. The soul teaches in retrospect which is why even the planets go over old ground in their retrograde motion cycles. This one is dancing with Pluto to bring in the deepest shadow work with Venus and our relationships to lovers, money, career and our entire value system. 

Through a series of archetypal prompts, we enter into a dialogue with the unconscious to reveal which pieces from the past still have a hold on us for better or worse. We can build on the strengths of our past. We can let go of the weaknesses, self-defeating patterns and fears by making them conscious. We will also tap into pieces of the relationship story that hold the keys to what the Self is up to in this lifetime.

What are the recurring themes, patterns, and highlights in our personal narrative? Which reiterations, projections and relationship patterns with lovers, friends, family, partners, colleagues, our children, and most importantly with our Self-Dialogue? On the path to Self-Knowledge, entering into a deep dialogue with the Self and those key intersections between the divine and human, those numinous moments in our life that have a way of defining our love stories and what and where our psyche tends to dwell and from where it sources in order to recreate  throughout the cycles of our life.

 

Sherene and Katelan have been creating Venus Retrograde programs together since 2006. This is the 5th P40 Venus Rx. The Scorpio-Taurus combination of energies has often been called "The Dream Team" with the weaving of the depth and psychoanalysis of Scorpio and the beauty and practical application and Venusian rituals of Taurus. This page is a collection from many of our P40 Venus Rx past programs from Coney Island to New Orleans over the years. 

We start this powerful. life-altering 40-Day journey AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL LAKSHMI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY.

For the Venus pamper and luxe packages, we'll be checking in with you once a week on a LIVE video session to go over the astrology, rituals, tarot, journaling and answer any questions.  The Luxe package will give you the opportunity for a special private session with both of us combining a special ritual with Tarot and astrology.

We'll also have a formal opening and closing ceremony with times for q + a! 

 

** Surprise bonus: we're bringing in 2 Venus experts. Celebrity stylist, Elysha Lenkin from NYC and Celebrity hair stylist, Coco Alexander from Los Angeles! 

 

 

40 DAYS OF Venus

With Sherene Vismaya: 

Jungian Analyst & Astrologer

AND MISTRESS OF MAGIC,

KATELAN FOISY

Some of the special rituals we'll cover include:

Mirror Work - Unifying of Opposites, The parts that need tending, depth of our psyche,

Descent into Self

The SEVEN gates of innana

Cleansing - Releasing of binds

allowing for our Venus needs to come through

New clarity with open eyes and heart

Meditations on Venus

Beauty and magnificence.

Paving the way for what is meant to last.

Investing in Self.

Working with our guides.

Looking at the deeper aspects of the key Venus Rx archetypes of the Tarot::

 Judgment (PLUTO) The Empress (VENUS) and the Devil (CAPRICORN)

Rituals and Clarity and Connection

Paving the future path with Gold

timeless beauty

the beauty myth

Money Mapping

the inner shadow partner

patterns + projections

the values vault

shedding shame

FEAR: FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL: THE ERADICATION

Tasseography - working with herbs and the symbols within the cup to help us interpret the road onward and to decipher what knowledge the past has given us to forge ahead

Organization Magic and tracking - tracking moods, ideas, habits into daily rituals to keep you moving forward

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Hail Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth. As I stand before the gates of the realm of shadow I join with You on this inward journey. Hail Ereshkigal, Queen of Shadows, I bid Your welcome that I may enter and come to know myself as a being of both light and shadow. I descend into the depths of my own psyche to shed the residue and trappings of life which no longer serve me, to face my own shadows and embrace them with unconditional love, to reconcile my past through the giving and seeking of forgiveness and to affirm the unending cycle of life and death so that I may know immortality. Love and compassion is the water of life I seek, and only within may it be found-Athne Machdane & Leslie Kee

 

WEEK ONE:

TRANSMUTING SHAME AND BLAME

WEEK TWO:

TRANSMUTING FEAR

WEEK THREE:

TRANSMUTING GUILT

WEEK FOUR:

TRANSMUTING ABANDONMENT + REJECTION 

WEEK FIVE:

TRANSMUTING THE INNER JUDGE + POWER COMPLEXES

"WILD WOMAN WILL HOLD US WHILE WE GRIEVE. SHE IS THE INSTINCTUAL SELF. SHE CAN BEAR OUR SCREAMING, OUR WAILING, OUR WISHING TO DIE WITHOUT DYING. SHE WILL PUT THE BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORST PLACES. SHE WILL WHISPER AND MURMUR IN OUR EARS. SHE WILL FEEL PAIN FOR OUR PAIN. SHE WILL BEAR IT. SHE WILL NOT RUN AWAY. ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE SCARS AND PLENTY OF THEM, IT IS GOOD TO REMEMBER THAT IN TENSILE STRENGTH AND ABILITY TO ABSORB PRESSURE, A SCAR IS STRONGER THAN SKIN."

-DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: I WILL BE TRAVELING DURING THIS TIME, HOW WILL I KEEP UP?

A:  YOU RECEIVE THESE MESSAGES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX AND CAN DO THEM ON YOUR OWN TIMING FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Q: I CAN'T ATTEND THE WEEKLY LIVES. WILL THE  LIVE CHECK-INS BE RECORDED?

A: YES, ABSOLUTELY AND YOU CAN WATCH THEM ON YOUR OWN TIME

Q: WHAT IF I FALL BEHIND?

A: START WITH THE MOST RECENT DAY SO YOU STAY PRESENT WITH US AND THEN GO BACK TO THE DAYS YOU MISSED WHEN YOU GET THE TIME.

Q: MY LIFE IS SO BUSY HOW WILL I FIND TIME TO KEEP UP WITH THIS?

A: EVEN TWENTY MINUTES A DAY TOTAL OR EVEN ONLY READING THE EMAILS HAS PROVEN TO BE COMPLETELY LIFE-ALTERING FOR MANY. THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO DO THIS P40. THE CONTAINER IS VERY POWERFUL AND ALL GET TRANSFORMED IN THIS ALCHEMICAL ALEMBIC.

Q: I HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH TAROT CARDS SO I FEEL INTIMIDATED. WHERE WOULD I START?

A: MANY ARE BRAND NEW WHEN THEY FIRST START AND END UP FALLING IN LOVE WITH THIS TOOL FOR DEEPER INTROSPECTION AND JOURNALING. I RECOMMEND STARTING WITH A DECK THAT SPEAKS TO YOU AND JUST WORK WITH THE IMAGES THE WAY YOU WOULD WITH A DREAM OR FREE-ASSOCIATION AND THAT ALONE WILL START TO OPEN YOUR DIALOGUE WITH THE UNCONSCIOUS.  IF YOU PREFER YOU CAN SKIP THE TAROT SECTION AND STILL GET TONS OUT OF THE JOURNALING WORK.

Q: I FIND JOURNALING BORING SO HOW WOULD THIS BENEFIT ME?

A:  CHANCES ARE YOU HAVEN'T HAD INTERESTING ENOUGH PROMPTS TO COMPEL YOU TO WRITE. CHALLENGE ME TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT JOURNALING. OFTEN WRITER'S BLOCK IS JUST THE RESISTANCE OF THE EGO TO GO DEEP, BUT FOR TRUE CREATIVITY TO FLOW, THIS MUST BE ADDRESSED AT SOME POINT. WHY NOT NOW?

Q: HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER 21-DAY OR 60-DAY CHALLENGES? 

A: 40 IS THE NUMBER OF ALCHEMY, VENUS RETROGRADE CYCLES AND A LONG LIST OF OTHER MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES THAT IS UNPARALLELED. THE REASON AFTER COMPLETING 43 OF THESE JOURNEYS IT IS STILL GOING STRONG IS BECAUSE THEY WORK AND NEVER GET OLD.

Q: I KNOW NOTHING OF JUNG OR ALCHEMY , WILL THIS BE OVER MY HEAD?

A: YOU PROBABLY KNOW MORE THAN YOU THINK AS HIS TEACHINGS ARE NOW EMBEDDED IN SO MUCH OF THE LANGUAGE OF MODERN SPIRITUAL WORK AND PSYCHOLOGY INCLUDING CONCEPTS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED LIKE SHADOW, COMPLEXES, PROJECTION, ETC. PLUS I ALWAYS MAKE IT FUN, IN REAL TIME AND DOWN TO EARTH PRACTICAL APPLICATION WITHOUT LOSING THE MYSTICAL ELEMENTS SO DEAR TO HIS WORK.

 

“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” 
― Brene Brown

 

“Soul, if you want to learn secrets,

your heart must forget about 
shame
And dignity. 
You are God's lover,

yet you worry 
what people 
are saying.” 
― Rum
i

 

opening ceremony sunday december 19th at 730pm Pacific

For the pamper + luxe packages special class guest speakers will join us during our weekly live sessionS:

celebrity stylist, elysha Lenkin from NYc and CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST, COCO ALEXANDER FROM LOS ANGELES.

 

AN OPTION FOR WeekLy live check-ins to keep you on track every FRIDAY AT 10:30AM EASTERN (recorded for replay). 

 

 

We start our 40 day JUNGIAN ALCHEMICAL journaling + ritual intensive ON DECEMBER 19TH. This can be done completely on your own timing, your own timeline. all weekly lives will be recorded and you'll receive each real-time written email straight to your inbox every morning. (No sign -passcode hassles to contend with). 

 

"When you're dead, you're dead. That's it."

-Marlene Dietrich.

 

Few things can strike fear in the heart and brain more than the thought of Venus Rx. The thought that in 40 days our life could end up in shambles. But after surviving a few of these we realize all the harmful habits, relationships, tendencies we are so desperately clinging to out of fear were being stripped away in order to pave a new path. It can be extremely hard to let go of things, circumstances, or people that you have attachments to despite them being codependent or unhealthy. This Venus Rx in Capricorn is here to teach us the deepest lessons of self love. The act of investing in oneself is the deepest gift you can give to your whole being. The shifts this brings can totally transform your interpersonal relationships, your relationship with yourself, your body, your thought process, the way you react to people and situations, and your relationship with money and finances. Allow this Venus Rx to show you the areas worth investing in and the cheap imitations that need to be discarded. It's all about longevity these days and investment is key. This P40 is chock full of meditations, rituals, journaling, tracking, inner child and soul connection exercises to both release and uplift as we walk the path of Venus into darkness to fully see the expansiveness of our own inner light. 

 

JOURNAL AS MIRROR:

 

This P40 is devoted to the alchemy of a daily magical writing and journaling practice infused with prompts and Tarot card spreads to deepen your journaling. We'll go deep into your relationship and money patterns compliments of Venus dancing with the God of the psychic depths, Pluto. We're being asked to surrender everything we thought we knew about love, money, relatedness, pleasure, beauty and security. This Venus Retrograde is highlighting the most precious commodity of Time. Capricorn hates waste and especially wasting our time and resources. Those who have completed several Project 40's with me in the past can attest to the matchless transformation that takes place over 40 Days and 40 night. The structure of the 40-Day Venus Rx container and magickal alembic transmutes our most insoluble problems into gold. We dig deep for the resources to heal ancient soul traumas with the support of Pluto through a daily, committed practice. This P40 will infuse ritual practices from Katelan Foisy's workings as well.

 

Project 40 is an indescribably potent cauldron of Jungian Depth Psychology, Alchemy, Metaphysics and Experiential Astrology. It has been developed and deepened over the past decade with now 46 Project 40's completed with a growing soul family of seekers who come together from all over the world to do the deep work.

Registration for our sacred circle is now open to incubate our 40-Day intentions together and allow the dream material to awaken and guide. There's a wonderful circle already gathering with people from all over the world. We'd be thrilled to have you on board!

The journey sets sail on December 19th, the first day of Venus Rx!

venus retrograde:: THE MEDICINE

  • Dispelling the Beauty Myth

  • Sacrifice of lower attachments

  • Relinquishing Shame

  • Embodiment

  • Self Love

  • Slowing Down

  • Awareness

  • Soul Dialogue

  • Receptivity

  • Flow

  • Ritual 

  • Honoring Emotions

  • Internal Work

  •  Introspection- Contemplation

  • Jung's Black Book Writings

  • Relfection

  • Embracing our aloneness

  • Honest Feedback

  • Journal as Mirror

  • Hearing the Voice of the Self

  • Moving through Stagnation  

  • Miracles 

  • Transforming Relationship and Money Patterns

  • Sharing our Relationship and beauty wounds

  • Revising the Love Story 

  • Venus Workings

  • Venus Meditation

  • Venus Visualization

Venus retrograde:: THE work

  • Time Management

  • Mirroring the Self-Other

  • Diary

  • Sincerity to our Soul Work

  • Reflection

  • Mindfulness

  • Living in the Present

  • Recapturing

  • Capturing the Details

  • Commitment to the Practice

  • Self-Agency

  • Translation

  • Confronting fear, guilt and shame.

  • Writing through our love wounds

  • Inner Beauty

  • Overview 

  • Organizing

  • Money

  • Working on our Values

“You could see the signs of female aging as diseased, especially if you had a vested interest in making women too see them your way. Or you could see that a woman is healthy if she lives to grow old; as she thrives, she reacts and speaks and shows emotion, and grows into her face. Lines trace her thought and radiate from the corners of her eyes as she smiles. You could call the lines a network of 'serious lesions' or you could see that in a precise calligraphy, thought has etched marks of concentration between her brows, and drawn across her forehead the horizontal creases of surprise, delight, compassion and good talk. A lifetime of kissing, of speaking and weeping, shows expressively around a mouth scored like a leaf in motion. The skin loosens on her face and throat, giving her features a setting of sensual dignity; her features grow stronger as she does. She has looked around in her life and it shows. When gray and white reflect in her hair, you could call it a dirty secret or you could call it silver or moonlight. Her body fills into itself, taking on gravity like a bather breasting water, growing generous with the rest of her. The darkening under her eyes, the weight of her lids, their minute cross-hatching, reveal that what she has been part of has left in her its complexity and richness. She is darker, stronger, looser, tougher, sexier. The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.” 
― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Venus rX

 

Don't miss the invaluable opportunity to delve into the depths of your inner world for 40 Days and 40 Nights:: 

A powerful alchemical alembic steeped in ritual, insights, and an intimate international community of kindred spirits dedicated to depth psychology, spiritual practices and living astrology experentially.

P40:: 2.0:

Venus Rx

Give yourself the gift of delving into the deeper teachings of VENUS for 40 days and 40 nights supported by an amazing international community. By WORKING DEEPLY ON OUR VALUE SYSTEM, OUR RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS AND RELATIONSHIP TO MONEY, BEAUTY AND LOVE WE GET A NEW GLIMPSE INTO THE MIRROR OF OUR INNER VENUS AND ALL OF HER UNLIVED POTENTIAL TO SPARKLE LIKE THE DIAMOND SHE IS. 

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The work is so interesting! The use of artistic and spiritual archetypes, the observance of life-patterns, the attention to dreamwork and personal ritual/practice, and practical applications of and recommendations for bodywork/breathwork combine for a thorough therapeutic experience.

The P40 Intensives offer the opportunity to extend one's work into a private cybergroup setting (participation can be as involved as personally desired - no pressure!), with specific esoteric themes upon which to focus. Surprising and often amazing revelations abound! The personal transformations can be subtle, can be profound - but are always unique and ever-fascinating. Sherene's methods are progressive and dynamic, and help to manifest positive changes in personal attitudes toward life and this world."

Carla "Kali Ma" Salls, New york city

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful.

–Lorae  Russo (NYC)

Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is an astrologer, psychoanalyst and mystic in private practice in NYC and San Francisco and currently India for the past 22 years consulting, writing and teaching. She's been the Resident Astrologer for Elle UK since 2005, creator of Constellation Magazine and author of several books. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India. 

She is the author/ co-author of several books including Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill), Dog Stars (Penguin) and Fate of your Date (Chronicle Books). She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich.  Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.

 

Katelan V. Foisy is a visual artist, writer, and occultist who specializes in vintage style mixed media art and photography. Her illustrations are featured in the Sibyls Oraculum with Tayannah McQuillar, Inner Traditions/Simon & Schuster 2018. Chaos of the Third Mind with Vanessa Sinclair is set for 2020 from Fulgar Ltd, UK.  Her art is featured in William Patrick Corgan's solo album Ogilala, merchandise for the tour, and backdrops as well as Smashing Pumpkins Shiny & Oh So Bright tour.

She has displayed at The Worcester Art Museum, Ohio History Museum, Mae West Fest, Last Rites, MODA, Museum of Contemporary Art DC, as well as the A&D gallery in London. Katelan's illustration clients have included, The Grammy Awards, Howling Wolves Wine, Saturn Sisters, Kim Boekbinder, O'death, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Out Magazine, The Progressive, Scholastic, and many others.  Her paintings have graced the walls of Young & Rubicam, Que4 Radio, and the stage of  Ensemble Studio Theater. Her short films were shown at the Avant-garde Film sessions at the Cinémathèque Française on "Romani Cinema". A program curated by Nicole Brenez and Jonathan Larcher.

Katelan has been featured in NY Times, Elle Magazine, GQ Italy, Paper Magazine, VICE,and Time Out NY and on WGN for her work as an artist, occultist, and gallery curation.

She has read at the London National Poetry Society, and presented with Atlas Obscura, hosted salons at NYC's Science House,  flash gigs with OVADA in Oxford, and speaks at Pratt Institute regularly on illustration and promotion.  Katelan has written for Motherboard/VICE,  Electric Literature, Luna Luna, ERIS Magazine,  Fenris Wolf, and COILHOUSE. 

An occultist with over 20 years experience, Katelan is often called on by companies such as BBC America, Swarovski and the CFDA to participate as a trusted reader for large events. She resides in Chicago and travels regularly.

 

** Due to the real-time nature and sacred container of this project (it's not packaged and mass produced) NO REFUNDS will be granted after the first 48 hours of the Project. You have lifetime access to the writing so you can always do it on your own time, your own pace at any time.

PREP FOR Venus Rx WORKSHOP

The astrology of this Venus Rx

Inanna + the Seven Gates Meditation

Venus Ritual

Recording available if you can't make it live but you. must register. 

VENUS CLASSIC

40 Days of Jungian Alchemy via Jungian Archetypal Writing Prompts and Venus Rituals.

Real-Time written messages delivered straight to your inbox (no log-in hassles or download complications).

Daily Astrology Updates

Jungian Psychological Insights

Opening Ceremony

Special Planetary Prosperity Ritual Puja in India

International Community

Guided Meditations

Q + A

Daily Tarot Spreads

and so much more

Venus Pamper

40 Days of Jungian Alchemy via Jungian Archetypal Writing Prompts and Venus Rituals.

Real-Time written messages delivered straight to your inbox (no log-in hassles or download complications).

**Six Weekly Live Classes  for futher Venus study-- to ask astrology or ritual questions and explore your writing and tarot spreads. plus.. **2 Beauty Expert Guest spots including celebrity stylist, Elysha Lenkin and another surprise Venus expert guest. 

Daily Astrology Updates

Jungian Psychological Insights

Opening Ceremony

Special Planetary Prosperity Ritual Puja in India

International Community

Guided Meditations

Q + A

Daily Tarot Spreads

and so much more

Venus Luxe

 

**Six Weekly Live Classes  for futher Venus study-- to ask astrology or ritual questions and explore your writing and tarot spreads.

**One Special Venus Ritual Luxe session 60 minutes combining astrology -tarot and ritual with Sherene AND Katelan together. **2 Beauty Expert Guest spots including celebrity stylist, Elysha Lenkin and another surprise Venus expert guest. 

40 Days of Jungian Alchemy via Jungian Archetypal Writing Prompts and Venus Rituals.

Real-Time written messages delivered straight to your inbox (no log-in hassles or download complications).

Daily Astrology Updates

Jungian Psychological Insights

Opening Ceremony

Special Planetary Prosperity Ritual Puja in India

International Community

Guided Meditations

Q + A

Daily Tarot Spreads

and so much more

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