Venus Dial, Marble & swan feather. Portugal 2021
The Venus Dial carved on marble evokes another way of relating to time and marks the planetary timing of Venus at the different hours in the days of the week. Proposing to revisit how we relate to planetary and cosmic time. Venus was born from a coalition with another planet that sent its axis to rotate inverted to the rest of the planets of the solar system. It is a planet that helps to expand through our relationship with ourselves and the other. evoke another way of relating to time and marks the planetary timing of Venus at the different hours in the days of the week.
The word Marble from Greek means Crystalline Rock, shining stone, spirit awaits the awakening of powers of marble, this yin mineral is the stone of the goddess of love Aphrodite, her temples were built solely from Marble. Marble keeps away the evil spirits and attracts light. It is connected to the elements of water, hold one close if you need to protect yourself from aggressions as it increases trust and sympathy in others. The planetary hours are an ancient system in which one of the seven luminaries is given rulership over each day and various parts of the day. Developed in Hellenistic astrology, it has possible roots in older Babylonian astrology.
The work was production as a part of an art residency at Foundation Obras of my response to the Marble quarries of the Estremoz Anticline in the Alentejo region in Portugal, we find marble stones that trace the last six to seven hundred million years.
Venus Dial Instructions
Use as a way to sync your offering with the energy of Venus during the day. Offerings can happen in the following hours of the days of the week, it can be weekly, daily, or especially in equinox, solstices, full moon, and /or new moon. When it is feel in the heart.
Between 11 – 12h / Just after sunset
Between 8 -9h / Between 15 -16 h
Between 12-13h / 2-3 h ( am )
Between 9-10h / 16-17 h
at sunrise / at noon
Between 10-11h / at sunset
Between 7-8h / 14-15 h