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Published on Feb 12, 2009
The transit of Venus is a rare, twice in a lifetime occurrence. Twice because it always happens in pairs, 8 years apart, but those pairs can be as much as 105.5 to 121.5 years apart. The last time this occurred before this pair began was December 6, 1882.
The transit of Mercury, while not quite so rare, happens at intervals of 7, 13, or 33 years.
In our time we have a very rare quadruple of transits between the two within a very short period of nine years.
May 7, 2003 -- Mercury transit June 8, 2004 -- Venus transit November 8, 2006 -- Mercury transit June 6, 2012 -- Venus transit
We have one left to complete the suite. And that happens to be in 2012, when the end of the Age is due. Venus plays a part in the significance of this date as it was used by the Maya to calculate cosmic time in sync with the Solar and Lunar rotations.
Venus has long been associated with the Moon but happens to be closely associated with the Sun as well. Without the Sun we wouldn't see either one as the light we see from them is a reflection of Sun Light.