Copyright © 2016 by Yehuda Rotblum
The Venus cycle, of 8 years, played an important role in verifying the match between the Sun and Moon cycles, which elevated Venus ranks equal to this of the Moon and Sun in Mesopotamia. Its cycle decoded in 1500BC.
This rock art creates an ingenious Venus 8-year calendar counter. The wheel with 12 cavities used as a month counter. The 8 branches plant counts the years. The counter is used as follows: A stone added to one cavity for every lunar month that passed. When the wheel filled with twelve stones, it marked the completion of one lunar year.
The wheel is then cleared and a stone is added to one of the 8 plant branches. A new count of twelve months begins again until all the plant branches are filled; this marks the Venus 8-year cycle completion. In this scene, Venus re-enters the heavenly gate to begin a new cycle.