During this period of the year, between March and April, the Nature is in a phase of great activity related to generation and re-generation. The month of March in particular is dedicated to the male generating power linked to Mars, while April is a period dedicated to the sacred feminine generating force connected to Venus.
It is important to highlight value and meaning of generation expressed by Venus, because these aspects represent a distinctive element of the Traditional Roman Spirituality as well as for the Traditional Spirituality as a whole.
In order to understand this peculiarity it is important to remind that monotheism depicts a god, alone, creating and separating the elements, giving shape to the universe and modeling a man (not a woman...) with his hands. Monotheism therefore implies a substantial distance, an unbridgeable difference between the creator god and his creatures. God, Nature and humanity are totally separated entities having nothing in common (in the past, in the present and in the future).
In the Traditional Roman Spirituality creation is linked to a generation process highly depending on an act of Love. Everything springs from an Union of Love between a God and a Goddess which are both involved in generation: we have the same for all the beings of the Nature and thus for humanity. The Divine, the Nature and the Mankind are united by this feature, by this force that attracts and binds all the Beings. This force, attracting and binding, is sacralized in the figure of Venus: this force keeps locked together the male and the feminine polarities, as different components of a single whole Entity in all things (see the yin-yang) becoming the precondition of every union of Love,
Love is such a powerful force to render Death a key component of generation. This meaning explains the definition of Venus as Mors et Vita origo.
This splendid Etruscan sarcophagus, more than any other explanation, symbolically describes the power of this force, this bond of love that unites the male and the feminine polarities "embraced" (as in yin-yang) as a precondition for the re-birth and re generation from death.
Moreover, being a common aspect to all "existing realities", this force of Love makes reality "permeable": the Divine, Nature and Humanity are not separated and distinct entities.
This common vital energy, that pervades the universe, renders Gods and Goddesses close to and present in men and women and viceversa. Similarly Nature becomes part of us and we are part of the Nature. The Divine lives within us and within the Nature and the Nature and humanity are similarly present in the Divine