We’re moving into Aquarius now, which is a fixed air sign. The Air element is mental, and Aquarius is primarily about the deep fixed belief systems that we share, the core ideas and ideals that hold our society together. It’s co-ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus.
We talked about Saturn last month, with Capricorn and its structure and rules and grounded practicality. Uranus is about taking those traditional structures and transforming them to a higher level with lightning bolts of inspired insight. It is the revolutionary and evolutionary transformer. It is progressive and visionary, and it is willing to destroy Saturn’s traditional forms in order to create new structures that fit the collective better and
allow for greater freedom.
Uranus rules the 3rd eye, the seat of the soul’s vision. We are just beginning to get a clear vision of this New Age of Aquarius where our lives are guided by our highest dreams and visions.
The symbol of Aquarius is the human being, and humanitarianism will become the dominant philosophy of the Age Aquarius. Aquarians are very concerned about the good of the collective and they believe in the equality of all life. In the last century, we’ve already seen a dramatic expansion of freedom, democracy, and equality in the world.
The character of the eras when the outer planets were discovered have interesting correlations with the observed character of those planets. It’s almost as if when the student is ready, the teaching planet arrives.
The planet Uranus was discovered right before the French and American revolutions and it carries that same revolutionary spirit of “Liberty, Egalite, Fraternity”.
My favorite book about Uranus is “Prometheus the Awakener” by Rick Tarnas. He argues the the mythological figure Prometheus is a better fit for the Uranus’ observed energy than the God it was named after. Prometheus rebelled against the hierarchal orders of Zeus and stole fire and brought it to the mortals, an act of defiance for which he suffered greatly. This democratizing and decentralizing of power is a key aspect of Aquarius and we can expect more power to be brought to the people as this New Age moves forward.
Uranus is the mad scientist of the zodiac, and technological innovation is one of the gifts it brings. Eccentric and eclectic are two key words for Aquarius, and Uranus is willing to experiment with new ideas and try new things in the pursuit of progress.
The internet is a great Aquarian innovation, making information more readily available and acting as a great equalizing force. This lifting of age old restrictions on information has accelerated our understanding of the great mysteries of creation.
One of my favorite shows is Ancient Aliens on H2. It is focused on evidence of alien influences on ancient culture, and of evidence of ancient technologically advanced earth civilizations that worked in collaboration with alien civilizations. Interestingly enough, the show is produced by a company called “Prometheus Entertainment”. Aquarius is about really getting at the big picture of the Universe, and the further we get into the Age of Aquarius, the more we will enjoy an expanded understanding of the larger galactic and universal families to which we belong.
In particular, these years from 2010 to 2016 when Uranus and Pluto are locked in their great tranformational square dance hold the promise of quantum leaps for humanity, similar to the leaps we made from 1964 to 1968 when Uranus and Pluto were conjoined. Under the conjunction, we took a giant leap for mankind to the moon and we greatly expanded civil rights and personal freedoms.
It is fitting that we now have an African American president as we transit through this next phase of extreme planetary makeover. Obama is an especially effective leader for this New Age as he has an Aquarius south node, and thus has many lifetimes of Aquarian experience to draw on to help us create this New Age.
This time we are poised for another quantum technological leap into a new era of cheap, clean energy that will change everything. There have been many behind the scenes breakthroughs in the field of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions in the last two years, and I believe that we will see it finally break into mainstream awareness this year.
We are finally beginning to understand the Unified Field we live in to begin to tap into its limitless power. Andrea Rossi, one of the innovators in the field of LENR, has even trademarked the phrase “new fire” for his E-cat reactor. Again, we see Prometheus bringing a new flame of power to the people and leading the way towards a New Age.
Jan 28th- Tea Square Party: The ongoing Square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is being made into a tense T-square by Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn. The outlet point of the T-square is where the energy can release, but it doesn’t move easily. In this case the end result of the energy will be empowering (Aries) to the people (Uranus), but before this can happen we need to resolve the opposition between the parental archetypes of Cancer and Capricorn. Jupiter in Cancer is generous and nurturing and wants to give health care and subsidies to everyone, while Pluto in Capricorn is reserved and conservative and thinks such behavior is fiscally irresponsible and bound to create a nanny state dependency and a disincentive to work. This recurring fight over these principles is bound to crop up again under this T-square, and today Venus and the Moon are lined up on top of Pluto to give a boost to Capricorn’s arguments. Look for more opposition and intransigence and hostage taking as our dysfunctional government gears up to bring us yet another debt ceiling fiscal cliff debacle. Another aspect of this energy pattern is the ongoing revelations about the NSA and their privacy invasions. Uranus in Aries values individual freedom and liberty above all else while Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn are more worried and defensive and would tend to sacrifice a degree of personal freedom for greater security. But then both of those signs like their privacy and boundaries, so those sacrifices are very uneasy. When we get it all sorted out, we will hopefully find some creative ways forward that can help us all to better preserve our personal privacy in the electronic realm.
Jan 30th – New Age Moon: The New Moon is taking place today with the Sun and Moon closely sextile to Uranus in Aries. In the cosmic tug of war between Uranus and Pluto, the energy leans today towards Uranus end of the debate. The Braveheart cry for freedom will resonate with the collective on an emotional level and may instigate a quiet rebellion against the system. We may also get a wave of information about technological breakthroughs that boosts our collective spirits and reignites the idea of creating a more perfect union.
Feb 3rd – The New Fire: We are revisiting the T-square again while the Moon moves on to conjoin Uranus in Aries and really ignite a new fire in us. The Moon and Cancer rule mass consciousness and so some wild futuristic utopian ideas may really sweep through our collective consciousness and ignite some serious New Age idealism. Whatever standoff and opposition happened last week, the energy has now found a way to ground and is shooting out like a lightning bolt and transforming the land. Pay attention to your dreams tonight. Both Aries and Uranus are pioneering energies and you can reach some high vibration peaks today. When your hair stands on end and you break out in goosepimples, you know you are on the right track, riding the lightning towards your Higher Self.
Feb 14th – Big Love: This is shaping up to be a real heart quaking Valentine’s day with the full moon taking place at the end of Aquarius. Mercury is also conjoined to the Sun in Aquarius and Mars is trine to them both in Libra so there is a lot of intense mental energy concentrated here. Aquarius is always thinking big picture, dreaming of idea society and the grand unifications that can take us there. Libra is sweet and gentle but not always good at following through with its heartfelt wishes. With Mars there in Libra to give it focus there can be an outpouring of altruistic activism today. Think of Jesus with his sacred flaming heart, and take all of that new fire you gathered this month and bring it to the people. This is a time for big love, love that springs from recognition of our ultimate oneness. This is a day for that enlightened awareness of unity captured by the Mayan phrase “InLakech”, which loosely translates as “you are another myself.” Having the oppositional energy of the full moon fall on this day that celebrates the dance of relationship is fitting. Relationships are full of sacred mirroring where we project and disown and judge until love helps us introspect and embrace and integrate. By loving all of the “others”, we expand our sense of self and slowly return to wholeness. Take a break today from separation and argument and projection and become one with the liquid singing star water that Aquarius is showering down upon us!
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