Sun enters Aquarius 10:51 PM EST
What about the Age of Aquarius? Seems we have been anticipating it for at least 45 years. Some of us expected angels and/or extra terrestrials; others, great technological advances. Is the internet the signature of this shift? It brings us all together even as it fosters alienation in almost unimaginable ways. Astrologically an age is a Great Month of approximately 2000 years. Yet every year when we enter the astrological month of Aquarius we get to take a look at how comfortable we are in the Age of Aquarius. Aquarius is about people; coming together and disconnecting. It’s about the possible human and the inescapable knowledge that we just never seem to live up to the ideal. It seems that many people feel they have exhausted the powers of positive thinking but this is not to say we should adopt the opposite. Aquarius is the time to look at your hopes and dreams, your ideals and to stay focused on them long enough to make a model or a map to help you get there later in the year.
Mercury trine Mars
The free flow of ideas supports our actions. Knowledge of a subject is very different than simple information. This is true of physics as it is of human interaction. Know thyself and to the best of your ability, know thy others. This is how we build a new world from the not-yet cold ashes of the old.
Mercury square Saturn
All that knowledge is thwarted when it comes up against strong feelings. Unless you are willing to seek knowledge of the murky realms. Most importantly do not dismiss your fears or the fears of others. Do the research. There is something to learn from what blocks us today.
Sun sextile Uranus
Freedom is the thing. It’s such a powerful concept. An ideal we hold dear. On the ground it has many diverse manifestations. Freedom from bad things, freedom to do things: Freedom of kinds of things. Today is an opportunity to get together with your community and see how you can balance freedom for individuals in humanitarian ways. A perfect time for community development..
New Moon 10 degrees Aquarius 04:39 PM EST
People often tell me that they can’t stand or stop the endless chatter in their minds. We might think that it’s worse for us than our ancestors because we live in the ‘information age’. If you delve into any kind of mystical teachings however they will sooner or later take you to a practice for stilling the mind. Buddha especially seems to have really understood the relentless chatter of the mind. And he lived 2500 years in the past. And so we must face the fact that the noise inside the head is a human characteristic that has existed since humans began thinking.
If you’re making an intention for this New Moon let it be that you focus your mind and direct your thoughts toward a hope or dream; a goal you would like to reach. Not because you control reality but because you can’t get there from here if you don’t aim yourself in that direction. The end result is not as important as the intention – especially when it’s a New Moon in Aquarius.
Mercury enters Pisces
Venus stationery direct
Jupiter opposite Pluto
Today isn’t just about today. It’s one of those days to take the temperature of the larger situation. The last 6 weeks have been a time to evaluate things, to organize resources. For some of us it has been about generators and flashlights. Not to mention carbon monoxide detectors. How can you best steward your piece of the world? We need to consider who depends on us as well as whom we depend upon. It’s about parents and children; employers and employees; farmers and land; governments and people. Practical as these issues are the most important ingredient for figuring it out is compassion and kindness.
Ground Hog day. Candlemas. Imbolc
We are about half way through winter (or summer as the case may be). The intensity of heat or cold lives at the heart of the season as does our awareness of the shift in light. Pay attention to the duration of day and night; you are part of the organic transformation of the natural world. Today it is said we can feel the quickening of the year. A good day to sit by a fire and make intentions or strengthen the ones you made at the New Moon.
Mercury stationery retrograde
Chiron trine Jupiter
It happens three times a year. The mysterious, on-again-off-again planet appears to turn around and move backwards. Mercury is the planet of communication and here we are offered a few weeks to rest the monkey. No one is that good at it without going on a silent retreat but all of us can benefit from cleaning out closets or the past. The big idea is to let life unfold, don’t force the unfolding. Be curious, interested and patient.
Let life teach you what it wants. Too late for, ‘This isn’t what I signed up for’.
Sun square Saturn
The heart is restricted from play. Do the thing that has to get done and when it’s finished to the best of your ability give yourself a pat.
Mercury retrogrades back to Aquarius
There will be lots to reconsider over the next 2 weeks. Resistance is futile! A period of reflection does us all good.
Full Moon: 26 degrees Leo 06:54 PM EST
Sun trine Mars
If you love people and your heart is full let it overflow to all you encounter on this day of love. If you’re shy or not feeling expansive, make something your heart can enjoy. Express yourself.
Aries loves the challenge
Taurus loves the accomplishment
Gemini loves the joke that words and image can play
Cancer loves the gifts of love
Leo loves life itself
Virgo loves the mystery of humans and nature
Libra loves the dance between us
Scorpio loves the star that shines in the night
Sagittarius loves the wisdom of the road
Capricorn loves the give and take
Aquarius loves You
Pisces loves the silver river of dreams we ride alone and together.
Mercury retrograde conjunct the Sun
Using the heavens above to navigate our life below can remind us to pause and listen; to be kind rather than distant; to seek knowledge rather than random opinions. Especially when Mercury sits at the heart of the Sun.
Mercury retrograde trine Mars
These last few days have been an encouragement for learning, understanding, and most importantly intelligent action combined with a wise heart. Application of such energy means showing up with information that enables greater understanding; with good will and a genuine desire to engage which requires active listening.