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Inanna myth through the Astrological Lens

In the myth of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, we find a powerful allegory for the journey of descent and rebirth mirrored in the conjunction of Venus and Pluto.

At the heart of the myth lies Inanna's descent into the underworld, a journey undertaken to confront her sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the underworld. Inanna, like Venus, embodies the radiant beauty and vitality of life, while Ereshkigal represents the shadowy depths of the unconscious, ruled by Pluto's transformative power.

In her descent, Inanna must pass through seven gates, relinquishing her regalia and identity at each threshold. This symbolic stripping away of ego and persona reflects the alchemical process of dissolution, where the old self is shed to make way for new growth and transformation.

As Inanna descends deeper into the underworld, she encounters various trials and challenges, each representing aspects of her own shadow and unconscious desires. Similarly, the conjunction of Venus and Pluto plunges us into the depths of our own psyche, forcing us to confront our deepest fears, desires, and insecurities.

At the nadir of her journey, Inanna is stripped bare and hung on a hook, a symbol of death and rebirth. It is here, in the darkest depths of the underworld, that she experiences a profound transformation, shedding her old identity and emerging renewed and revitalized.

Inanna's journey mirrors the alchemical process of coagulation, where the disparate elements of the psyche are brought together in a sacred union. Through her descent, she integrates the opposing forces of light and dark, conscious and unconscious, masculine and feminine, into a unified whole.

Similarly, the conjunction of Venus and Pluto invites us to embark on our own journey of descent and rebirth, confronting the shadow aspects of our psyche and integrating them into our conscious awareness. It is a journey of alchemical transformation, where the raw materials of our unconscious are transmuted into the golden essence of self-knowledge and wisdom.

In the end, Inanna is resurrected from the underworld, bringing with her the gifts of transformation and renewal. Likewise, the conjunction of Venus and Pluto offers us the opportunity for profound healing and growth, as we emerge from the depths of our own psyche, renewed and transformed, ready to embrace the fullness of our being and the mysteries of the soul.

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