There is a pattern that occurs between these pairs that goes like this: 8 + 121.5 + 8 + 105.5 + 8 and it keeps repeating. Here is the pattern applied to the Transits of Venus. Dec 1874 + 8 years = Dec 1882 + 121.5 years = June 2004 + 8 = June 2012 + 105.5 = Dec 2117 + 8 years = Dec 2125.
Then going to the larger cycle it takes 251 years for the inferior conjunction to occur again in the same zodiacal degree (the calendar date may be a day off but it is occurring within a 24 hour period). Applying this 251 year cycle to the Transits of Venus notice that Dec 8 1874 at 11:32 PM EST (LMT) + 251 years = Dec 8 2125 at 10:10 AM EST . Depending on your time zone, it can be a day apart but it is within 24 hours.
Why did I bring this up under an article called Winter Solstice & Venus Retrograde? Because this same repeating pattern of Venus & the Sun also happens with the Winter & Summer Solstices, with a slight difference. During the years where the Venus retrograde lands exactly on the solstice, we can get 3 close correspondences of the winter solstice and Venus Retrograde each 8 years apart.
The 8 years is significant because in an 8 year period of time Venus will make 5 inferior conjunctions with the Sun (the retrograde conjunctions). If you plot 5 consecutive inferior conjunctions of Venus on a blank zodiac wheel, connecting the dots as you go, you will notice a star emerge. The arms of the star will each be 144° apart. The points of the star will be 72° apart. These are the 5th harmonic bi-quintile and quintile aspects. Plotting the 6th inferior conjunction will bring you back to your starting point approximately 2 degrees prior in the zodiac. This 2° prior is the reason there is a 1-3 day difference in these occurrences every 8 years.
A picture is worth 1,000 words and in this case a list. Watch this for two things: 1) The repeating pattern 2) Venus’s Rx degree move backwards approximately 2 degrees in each 8 year period. Zodiacal degrees are the Tropical positions.
1762: Winter Solstice Dec 21 at 01:33 PM EST LMT (w/in 24 hrs)
Venus Retrograde 29-Capricorn Dec 22 at 11:20 AM EST LMT
+ 8 yrs
1770: Venus Retrograde 27-Capricorn Dec 20 at 12:29 PM EST LMT
Winter Solstice Dec 21 at 11:59 AM EST LMT (w/in 24 hrs)
1876: Summer Solstice June 20 at 9:12 PM EST LMT (2 day difference)
Venus Retrograde 00-Leo June 22 at 10:44 PM EST LMT
+ 8 yrs
1884 Venus Retrograde 28-Cancer June 20 at 2:36 PM EST LMT
Summer Solstice June 21 at 7:39 PM EST LMT (1 day difference)
+ 121.5 yrs
2005 Winter Solstice Dec 21 at 1:24 PM EST (3 day difference)Venus Retrograde 01-Aquarius-28 Dec 24 at 4:36 AM EST
+ 8 yrs
2013 Winter Solstice Dec 21 at 12:11 PM EST(same day)
Venus Retrograde 28-Capricorn-58 Dec 21 at 4:53 PM EST
This is 251 years since Venus last stationed at 29-Capricorn in 1762.
+ 8 yrs
2021 Venus Retrograde 26-Capricorn-29 Dec 19 at 5:36 AM EST
Winter Solstice Dec 21 at 10:48 AM EST (2 day difference)
+ 105.5 years from 2013 (The same day occurrence brings in a 3rd Rx at the Winter Solstices in the 2000’s – one 8 years on either side within 2-3 days. Since 2021 gave us an extra 8, the pattern continues from 2013)
2127 Summer Solstice June 21 at 12:40 PM EST (2 day difference)
Venus Retrograde 00-Leo Jun 23, 2117 at 4:48 PM EST
This is 251 years since Venus stationed Rx at 00-Leo in 1876
+ 8 yrs
2135 Summer Solstice June 21 at 11:09 AM EST (same day)
Venus Retrograde 28-Cancer June 21 at 9:43 AM EST
This is 121.5 years from the same day occurrence with the Winter Solstice in 2013
This is 251 years since Venus stationed Rx at 28-Cancer in 1884.+ 8 years
2143 Venus Retrograde 26-Cancer June 19 at 2:43 AM EST
Summer Solstice June 21 at 9:21 am EST (2 day difference)(The same day occurrence with the equinox will bring in 3 Rx’s at the summer solstice in the 2100’s, and we count 121.5 years from 2135 to find the next one.)
And in case you are wondering. Yes the same thing happens with the equinoxes. Venus retrograde repeating this pattern with the equinoxes is as follows: Autumnal Equinoxes of 1815 & 1823. Plus 121.5 = Spring Equinoxes of 1945 + 1953 & 1961. Plus 105.5 from 1953 (because 1961 was extra) = Autumnal Equinoxes of 2058 & 2066. However it is the Venus Rx with the Solstices that follows right behind the Transits of Venus. I will hopefully have time to blog again tomorrow on what I think this all means astrologically.