At the New Moon on 20th January both Moon and Sun are arriving in the sign of Aquarius on the same day (Sun 0943 Moon 1300. Conjunct at 1314). Mercury and Venus have already been in the sign of the Waterbearer for a couple of weeks, and Mars has only just completed his journey through this eccentric, mysterious air sign. Suddenly the energies of the cosmos are bringing Aquarian energies into focus and may get us wondering what has happened to the spirit of the “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” that people got so excited about back in the 60s?
Aquarian Spirit is largely underappreciated and misunderstood (as is the energy of all the transpersonal signs, from Sagittarius through to Pisces, in our materialist, individualistic culture). The 60s gave us a cosmic shot in the arm… an injection of Aquarian spirit and new ideas flowed round the world. A global humanity seemed possible. A world of peace built on science and reason yet honouring the transcendental seemed within our grasp. Psychedlics played a big part in opening the minds of many to a multidimensional reality, and an exciting future.. of space travel and free love!…. was a collective dream.
It takes more than a decade to birth a new global age. The 60s kicked lots of energies into play that have changed the world we live in, especially around freedom of expression and breakdown of longheld taboos around sexuality. The kickback against that liberal surge has been harsh, and much of the idealism of that time has been thoroughly mocked and dismissed ever since. From 60s idealism we went into 70s disillusion and 80s greed, culture of the individual replaced the collective dream. Economic growth is the new god that must be served. But on the cultural front, House music and Ecstasy tabs from late 80s onwards brought another wave of Aquarian energy. At rave parties across the world people experienced feelings of transcendent unity and unconditional, uninhibited love. But the party scene became fragmented, mainly due to the spread of different kinds of drugs. The continued suppression of the ‘good’ drugs makes room for all kinds of dodgy stuff to emerge. Materialism seems to have ruled the roost since the milllennium (massive economic growth followed by recession, keeping the world’s attention focussed on money) but there has also been a massive expansion in interest in all things spiritual, largely ignored by the media/politicians/academics, and unfortunately breeding as much confusion as enlightenment – also breeding extremism as well as humanitarianism as the pressures in the collective human soul get hotter and hotter. As we link up as one interconnected global civilisation all the things that keep us separate and apart are coming out clearly into the open. Those who believe in One Love, One Humanity, Peace on Earth, look at those who perpetuate greed, war and conflict and think what the fuck can we do? We often end up feeling helpless, but this could be about to change.
Aquarius pours the water. He lightens the mind. She delivers new wisdom, new outlooks, new vision. Often regarded as ‘intellectual’ sign, Aquarian energy reveals and empowers our collective consciousness, this sign is all about group mind, group spirit: Aquarius knows we are all One and the water heshe pours is the element of emotion, the element that connects us. It is through the emotions, through feelings, that we humans know and explore our Oneness. Love is the key to knowledge, transcendence and healing, to awakening. And the Aquarian message is that love is for all beings – because all beings are one being! We need to have compassion for those who are confused, lost and destructive, because they are us! We have power in our open hearts: we can build massive fields of love energy, based on compassion and boosted by patience, passion and perseverence with which to meet those people. We can learn to meet their darkness on the inner planes and transform it with our love. First we have to build up our own ability to love, get strong in our hearts and minds, accept that we are beings of vibrational energy, and that through our energy we can create the world we want to see. Aquarius opens the doors to what is possible in a multidimensional, transcendental planet earth.
This sudden surge of Aquarius energy coming our way is a chance to open up the conversation about the bigger picture, bring in the light, and delve deeper into the mystery of the Age of Aquarius. We are living at a time when the paradigms of life are changing. This will be the age of the divine human where science and faith will merge – the magical and the rational sides of life blend into one divine dance, where humanity embraces its true nature as explorers of consciousness in material form, seeing every setback or challenge as an opportunity for more growth and light, knowing a way can be found through every block as we find our paths to wholeness and multidimensional connection. This is the time when humans will look into each other’s eyes and see themselves; and will learn that we are creatures of vibration, not matter, able to raise our frequency until the whole cosmos is vibrating within us, and is leading us to our and its fulfilment.
Some quotations from Yogi Bhajan, Sikh Teacher of the Aquarian Age:
“The time has come for self-value. And the question is not ‘To be or not to be.’ The statement is ‘To be, to be.’ ‘I am, I AM.’ The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. The time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God.” Yogi Bhajan 8.1.00
“You must understand that in the Age of Aquarius, each one shall be the leader of his own spirit. Each one will be the pivot of her life.” Yogi Bhajan Everyday Calendar quote for 4.27.09
“The psyche of the planet changes every two thousand years. All the stars come into alignment, and the angle of the sun’s rays changes by one degree. That’s all; it’s not a big deal, but what happens is that as we cross into the next two thousand years.” Yogi Bhajan 12.31.92
“Humanity has crossed the stages of doubt and duality. Humanity is advancing towards living in a psyche where people will be intuitive and acknowledging.” Yogi Bhajan 10.26.88
“We are all pioneers in the Age of Aquarius. No man can give a man anything other than love. No man can give a man anything other than hope. No man can give a man anything but service. The only thing you can do is act like a forklift and go into the dirt and lift the other person and put him on track, so he can proceed.” Yogi Bhajan 6.20.93
“The message in the Piscean Age was ‘help me, I want to know.’ In the Age of Aquarius the message is, ‘I know, I can help you to be.’ The psyche has reversed, and life has to be changed accordingly.” Yogi Bhajan Everyday Calendar quote for 9.30.09