Gateway of Descent #8 EARTH STAR CHAKRA 


Venus/Inanna goes through the Earth Star Chakra Gateway on Feb. 10, 2021 at 12 ° Aquarius. She works with this chakra until mid-March 2021. This is her final descent and a significant one for us this year, 2021. A Gateway of descent occurs when Venus is in the same sign and degree as the old Balsamic Moon. The 8th Gateway is at 2:09 PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Feb. 10. Look to the East in the early morning of the 10th (or look the day before or after) to see Venus's close approach to the old waning crescent Balsamic Moon. 




The Earth Star Chakra is not in our physical bodies but we are a part of it, through our etheric body, the body that creates and maintains our aura. The Earth Star Chakra is located about 12 inches underneath our feet within the earth. This includes our oceans, and deep into the earth all the way to the center of the earth's magnetic core and also the atmosphere we breathe. As we become aware of the earth as ONE alive being we become more and more grounded in the unified field that is our Earth Mother Gaia.

Like an astronaut looking from space to the beautiful planet below, we can begin to grasp the significance of this energy vortex below our feet.

We are working with wholeness, our Mother Earth as ONE ALIVE BEING of which we are her many children. We are as vital to her as she is to us and she wants us to become aware of this.

I like the way this weaving demonstrates how we are all interconnected. What one individual does, affects the whole of humanity. We can see this in the pandemic we are all experiencing right now. A big step in human evolution is happening as we struggle to overcome the burden we have placed on this planet.

As humans we have been moving very fast with our technology but not with our psyche. The body and soul of Mother Earth are suffering along with us. She cannot be healthy without the health, the open hearts, and the conscious participation of human beings. 

Our very Souls are struggling to catch up to what our left brain has created. And in truth, I sense that the left brain of humanity has gone AMUCK! It's obsessed with its power, it's out of control. We need to be 'checked' so that the right brain, our feminine side, our ability to feel, to love, to connect, to be all-inclusive, and to be ONE WHOLE HUMANITY acting in harmony is being thwarted by our lack of awareness of how we treat one another and our wonderful planet, our home, our mother.

But in spite of ourselves, we are beginning to live the life of ONE COMMUNITY of life here on earth.  I think of this time as a time to SLOW DOWN and become aware of new ways to incorporate ourselves - body and soul with the Soul of Mother Earth. Together we are creating one unified human field with the one Earth Mother Gaia. 

This is the work of this profound chakra, the combination of humanity AS A WHOLE with the recognition of the Earth as a being, alive and with a consciousness much vaster than we had ever known. This is our task, to participate consciously in the enlivening of the Earth Star Chakra.

We slowly become aware through this month's descent of Venus of how interrelated we are with one another and with the earth. Venus passing through this gateway is all about relationships, how we relate to one another, and then how we incorporate those relationships with the earth as a living, breathing being. 

To be truly aware that all resources for human life come from the earth and its biosphere is different than just thinking about it. We must act like it and our actions depend on our consciousness. 

This is a tall order. We can't do this all at once. Ultimately, we can only do this as one human organism moving together in peace and harmony. This powerful chakra would be too much for any one human to HOLD by him or her self. It takes a family of men and women TOGETHER to do this creative, playful, imaginative, hard work. The aspect of togetherness of the incoming New Age of Aquarius will help carry us along this path of revisioning our relationship with one another and all of humanity with our Earth Mother Gaia. (you can read more HERE about the ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus - in Taurus to get a broader understanding of Uranus' relationship with Mother Earth. I highly recommend this as what I have to say about the human body and its enlightenment will be coming through this sign for the next apprx. 2,400 years)

As Venus descends through this 8th chakra (which does not occur during every Venus Cycle) we are being given an opportunity to release personal blockages that cut us off from Earth energy. 

This is a different type of GROUNDING.

At this time as Venus goes through the Gateway of the Earth Star Chakra from mid-February to mid-March, 2021,  she will be asking us to be grounded with HER in a deeper and more profound way than ever before. We slowly become 'aware' of our connection to this chakra. We simultaneously grow in awareness of how we have affected the planet earth. What is required of us is to be in TOUCH with mother earth and the ways in which we are one with her.

We are all interconnected and as such are creating one planetary consciousness that is greater than the sum of all individual human consciousness - in this way Earth Mother Gaia grows and we grow right along with her - we are ONE.


In order to keep our bodies anchored in the time and space coordinates of this planet, we must develop a harmonious relationship with this chakra. When we no longer feel the negative reactions to being out of touch with the earth we can truly feel at HOME.

It is a feeling much like when we were children and we knew our mother was at home and we could safely play and enjoy. Just knowing she was there behind us, ready to feed us lunch or comb our hair or be there if we wounded ourselves or come to talk to her when we had a problem,.......if you were fortunate enough to have some of this as a child, then you know about this feeling that comes to being aligned and in balance with the Earth Star Chakra.

When this chakra is out of balance we may feel fear, excessive pride, a lack of or strain in spirituality (as if what we used to believe can no longer hold us upright), a lack of a sense of safety, or perhaps our lower body is weakened, we have a tendency to feel that we are hallucinating or that no matter how hard we try we cannot become stable.

When we have no awareness of this deep earth chakra then fear and pride strain our hearts. If we multiply a strained heart by millions of men, women, and children then we have what we have, a tumultuous era where people are afraid of a new image of God, of Reality.

But when we are connected to divine mother earth and to her heartbeat, we become aligned to deep magnetic core energy that holds the earth as a matrix, as ONE being. When we join with her in this way we bring our individual human heart and soul into rhythm with hers, our actions are no longer defined by our personal ego but by a much stronger uniting force - all beings resonating together to create the one earth planetary consciousness.


This month we are working to release blockages that get in the way of our ability to feel grounded to the 8th chakra. These blockages will be found to be in the sign of the overarching archetype of this Venus Cycle which is GEMINI. (see article 1 of this series, Venus/Inanna a 584 Day Cycle of Renewal)

Gemini has to do with how we perceive the truth of what is happening. We must gather the facts of the situation. We release old attitudes that keep us bound to beliefs of being better than, of black or white thinking patterns that keep us polarized, of not being able to communicate our truth, of feeling that somehow we do not have the right to be told the truth.

Gemini is about teaching others what we know, about learning what we don't know, about keeping our facts clear. Gemini is curious, playful and wants to imagine a new story for the future. Gemini has to do with how we travel around and the energy we use to do so. Gemini also relates with neighbors, with our brothers and sisters, and with the folks in our everyday world. Being present as a member of your community is a part of the desire for this sign.

We do not give up our individuality for the whole, we embrace it and work it so that we can be a clear channel of Soul expression.


I had to think extra hard to sense into what stone might be of great value in working with earth energy which is ancient and has been developing all along for millions of years. These are the stones that I came up with. Of course, you may come up with some that are not mentioned here because this is a chakra we are just beginning to explore, let your curiosity help you find the right grounding stones for you.

Ancient forests were here long before mankind walked the earth as homo sapiens.

Ancient trees existed before human evolution and before we brought in our karma, and the force of individual human will.  If we can go into the deepest past to retrieve the original seed impulse for the human being, the seed that held the full potential of our humanity, without limitations imposed on us by the actions and karma of previous human incarnation, we can retrieve these uncomprehended gifts, the ones that have not yet been actualized, the ones that resonate harmoniously with the 8th Earth Star Chakra, then we are in a NEW territory of possibilities!

Ancient trees gave us their sap in the form of AMBER. So I am choosing this as a possible grounding stone for Earth Star Chakra.

other possible stones:

Black obsidian, black onyx, black tourmaline,

apache tears, (this is a hard website to read but it holds the TRUTH of part of the shadow of the peoples of the United States, so I include it here because we must face this shadow in order to heal our land) in this Venus cycle, Gemini can not lighten until she faces her deepest, darkest truths.)

and aqua aura quartz (is quartz covered with a layer of gold).    


There are many possible colors. Perhaps it is the turquoise blue of aqua aura quartz crystal like the ocean or the vibrant magenta of the ultra red spectrum. Personally, I was imagining it to be a rich deep brown, an almost blood-red color. 


Since it upholds all of our seven other chakras, it is all of the colors of the rainbow. 


It is a color beyond the human spectrum, a color that we cannot as yet see, a color just beyond our field of usual vision.

What do YOU think?

Let's STAY OPEN TO WHAT WE DISCOVER ABOUT THIS CHAKRA - that is the Gemini way of curiosity and search for TRUTH and the truth can be different at different levels of consciousness.

WHAT DOES VENUS/INANNA give up as she makes her descent through the Gateway of the Earth Star Chakra?

Because we connect to this chakra directly through our feet, perhaps Venus/Inanna takes off her SHOES at the 8th Gateway???

What do you think? 

Compassion is an emotion that is naturally created by our hearts as we connect to and join with others and with our planet. This emotion is often highly developed in Pisces people. Pisces rules the feet, so that is how I came up with 'shoes'. And those ruby slippers remind me of Dorothy's journey to find the Wizard of Oz. She had to muster her courage to really face all that would come her way on her journey to reach maturity.

We, too, are reaching a new maturity as human beings.

Questions for your journaling: How are you affecting all that is around you, your neighbors, your brothers and sisters, your ability to communicate, how do you listen to others? What especially irritates you about any of your religious beliefs? What would you like to change about your life and your story of living and making meaning? How do you best connect to the earth?

Ask yourself: What makes me feel disconnected from the earth? Does my negative thinking affect my environment, the plants, my pets, my best friend?

(MUSIC this is Happiness music not necessarily Earth Star. I couldn't find any music that felt like the earth star so I wanted to give you something that felt peacefully happy and safe, with a certain kind of gentleness.... like how we are meant to feel! ) 

Old thought patterns are old and they may not apply at all when we become one global community. It's kind of like math, as when Newton watched an apple fall from a tree and he cognized the laws of mathematics. That was a huge step in human thinking. And then Einstein came along to tell us that at great speeds of LIGHT, the laws of mathematics are no longer valid. He recognized that new laws had to be found and these became the laws of physics and they are different than the old laws of mathematics.

We are at a time like that now, we are experiencing how our human consciousness is affecting all that is around us. 

When balanced, this chakra connects the etheric body to the physical world, creating security for the soul to fully express itself.

One characteristic of an individual with a balanced earth star chakra can include feeling deeply connected to her inherent inner powers, and this brings with it peace of mind and feeling secure.

A healthy and active Earth Star Chakra also helps discharge negative and impure energy to earth as well as draw divine and pure energy from earth. 


STAND ON THE EARTH WITHOUT YOUR SHOES, they're off now and you are free to really feel what is under you. Imagine that you can see or at least sense into the core of the earth with the bottoms of your feet. Feel the heartbeat of the earth. Slowly pull up through the soles of your feet, the positive life-supporting energy that you feel; pull it into your belly.  This can secure your soul by connecting your etheric body to the physical world. It connects you with Divine Mother Earth and aligns you with the magnetic core of the earth.


This month you will be developing a sense of the earth as your ally.

"Nurture"     Sharon Russell

(available as card or print)

Begin to feel that 'mother is at home', feel an inner quietude and calmness as you love the earth as much as you love yourself and your children. 

We are not quite mid-cycle now, on this Venus/Inanna CYCLE - once she has made her descent she must take a REST, order to assimilate and distill all she has experienced and learned since she began her journey in June of 2020. In the coming few months, this next part of her journey is most MYSTERIOUS as we do not see Venus/Inanna at all.  During this time she will make another conjunction with the Sun and undergo an initiation to establish and claim within herself a new energetic pathway of her emerging archetype in Gemini.

"Beautiful Dreamer"    collage by Dixie G

This, the 8th Gateway, is the last drop of her sacred nectar of the feminine divine as she will soon become invisible to us in her Underworld Journey.

let's keep our hearts and minds open together as we pass through Gateway #8,

Dixie Gladstone

Feminine Astrology

Send your comments to me at, I would love to hear from you: What color did you see as the earth star chakra? What stone? How was your experience of pulling up energy from the earth? Anything else you'd like to share? I'd like to post your comments on WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING page.