The advantages of stargazing

The thrilling alignment of Jupiter and Venus this week promised love, luck and exciting change well into 2018. Not to mention it was one of the best sights in the night sky until the end of this year. The two brightest planets in our solar system put on a spectacular show and their sensational display showed them so close they were almost touching.

Thrilled stargazers across the world had to get up early before sunrise to catch a glimpse of the sky but it paid off. The stunning dance of the planets was just one of the advantages of stargazing. The ensuing effects this astrological phenomenon will create memories that last a lifetime.

The conjunction we witnessed in the sky last week is the most powerful of all planetary relationships.

It happens two or more planets align and fuse their powers, magnifying the effects each would normally exhibit on their own. Wherever one wields its influence, the other does the same.

But what traits do Venus and Jupiter each bring to their celestial union? Since Venus represents love, peace and harmony as well as money and exchange, and Jupiter – growth wisdom, wealth, morality, justice, faith, fortune, success, excess – this is truly a powerful union.

Venus and Jupiter align every year, but their display is only easily visible every 15 to 20 years, as the Sun usually blocks our view. But the effects of the alignment are clear to see.

Last year, they united in Virgo just as a ceasefire was announced in Colombia, ending 52 years of civil war; soon afterwards, Mother Teresa was made a saint.

This alignment has not arrived in Scorpio for more than a decade and this is a unique combination. Scorpio represents power and control, Jupiter is a figure of justice, and Venus helps bring about peace.

So aside from a spectacular sight that illuminated the morning sky, this event is significant in a myriad of other ways. It is one of those rare natural occurrences that can be shared with a loved one to really bring you closer and make you rethink what’s important in life. Because the moment you hold your significant other closer and gaze at nature’s most beautiful night show, a whole new level of appreciation will wash over you.

In fact, few things are as a romantic as a late night stroll underneath the starry sky and there are ways to make such a moment last forever. Why not name a star after someone you hold dear, so every time they look up to the sky – they know just how much they mean to you? We offer a special package with a gift certificate to include a personal message to someone close to your heart.

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