This thread will be a work in progress where we can post our thoughts and ideas as they come to make meaning of all this. I have an intuitive feeling when I look up into the sky and see Venus with the 7 sisters. Could this be why they want us inside and quarantined? So that we don't look up at the sky and catch a glimpse of something they don't want us to see or know about...
Let me start:
Ancient Mayan astrologers based this very important conjunction of Venus and the stars of the Pleiades for their calendars. The Mayan calendar cycle ends in 2012, the same year as Venus's passage through the stars of the Pleiades. This happens only once in every eight years. This event and its influence on the inner psyche is intense.
According Greek mythology, the seven maidens represented by the seven stars of the Pleiades are the daughters of Atlas and his wife, Pleione. Since the seven came forth from the mother Pleione, her offspring were thus collectively known by a slight adaptation of her name. Isn't it an odd coincidence that there is also comet named Atlas that is coming very close to us as well?
Atlas was the Titan that was responsible for bearing the weight of the world (Earth) on his shoulders, a punishment bestowed upon him by Zeus. Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the Western edge of Gaia (the Earth) and hold the heavens on his shoulders to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace. Now The father and his daughter's will coincidentally be seen again together? Will this be a family gathering of sorts? Perhaps. Central to all this notion is the idea of a family or intimate assemblage, with the implied need for attention to the welfare of its members.
I found this interesting: "According to the Tibetan, the Pleiades are one of the several constellations which are used by the Hierarchy as factors in the calculation of very long time cycles affecting our solar system.99 Such very long time cycles are those governing the life cycles of the seven planetary schemes as well as the life cycle of the entire solar system, considered as a whole. The exact manner in which the Pleiades are used to determine the lengths of various cycles was not specified by the Tibetan, who only indicated that knowledge of this type arises as a result of the development of the intuition and that it is evoked by the processes of initiation. That the Pleiades are in some way involved with the calculation of cycles affecting the solar
system was affirmed by Blavatsky, who stated that a great truth is masked by western mythology concerning the Pleiades. Perhaps here she had in mind the Central American preoccupation with the Pleiades as an indicator of drastic celestial and earthly events. At any rate, Blavatsky did reveal that the Pleiades are
indeed implicated in some way as part of the several celestial signs which will signal the onset of systemic pralaya, a fact she said is confirmed in Hindu sacred literature, but exactly where she did not say."
The connection of Venusian influence with the Pleiades is of especial note, for here again is to be found a definite correlation between the
esoteric astrological doctrine and exoteric astronomical myth. According to the Tibetan, the influence of the Pleiades is linked in this solar system to the Sun and Venus, the natures of Venus and the Pleiades being depicted as strongly similar. This similarity may well have been the hidden basis for the Greek myth which held that it was the goddess Venus who, seeing the plight of seven girls frightened by the unwanted advances of the hunter Orion, transformed the group into seven doves who then flew away to heaven in the direction of the Pleiades. The sisters are Alcyone, Merope, Celaeno, Taygeta, Maia, Electra, and Asterope. According to one legend, only six of the stars can be seen because Merope hid herself in shame over marrying a mortal. These seven doves are undoubtedly the same seven doves said by yet another version of the myth to have been originally seven mortal women transformed by Zeus to help them escape from lusty Orion, and sent for safe keeping to their residence in the sky as the Pleiades. Thus, the Greek myth conjoins a symbol for Venus (the doves) with the constellation of the Pleiades, plainly proclaiming the very same link between these two celestial factors (Venus and the Pleiades) posited by the esoteric teaching.