The last week of 2015’s Aquarian month promises to be COSMIC as the Moon transits through the last four signs of the zodiac (Sagittarius to Pisces), giving us TRANSPERSONAL background energies from both SOLAR and LUNAR sources. Added to this Venus chasing Mars through Pisces, the final zodiac sign, the one that seeks REUNION WITH THE UNIFIED SACRED SOURCE, is inviting us all into the dance of SHIVASHAKTI as these two planets head towards a conjunction in Aries, the sign of the Self, on Feburary 22nd.

My feeling is we will be whisked along into new levels of experience, feeling and understanding, whether we like it or not. Mercury has completed his retrograde in Aquarius and seems to me like the cat is out the bag… the world is ready for some Aquarian perspective.   For those who are open and ready for a ride beyond the limitations of our individuality in order to find out more about our nature as a COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, this could be an exciting and invigorating time. Those who are resistant to the energies will either find them so strong they are carried along the tide or they may feel like they are drowning, losing themselves, losing the plot. If this happens, encouraging them to see it as a chance to find a new plot, a bigger – aquarian – pot in which to put their understanding of life, would be the way to go.

The Sun and the new Moon arrived in Aquarius, the waterbearer who pours the cosmic lovelight from his jug, on the same day this year, January 20th, switching on the energies of this transpersonal air sign full blast. During the past weeks I have observed that if we actively choose to connect ourselves to aquarian energies… ie focussing on the bigger picture, joining our hearts and minds with others in common cause, exploring human nature… the winter journey of healing and release, of inner focus and reflection, becomes easier. We gain insights from sharing with others and seeing what they reflect back to us, we benefit from support that reminds us how unique and special we are, that offers love and understanding, that doesn’t judge us. During the Aquarian month it pays to connect to the group mind, the collective spirit. This is the time of year that the mind naturally wants to open and let in new ideas…. and coming next is the Piscean month when the spirit in us seeks to surrender into those ideas, experience communion with the Self, others and the Universe.

Pisces is home at the moment to its ruler planet Neptune (mystical seer, conveyor of universal love) and to Chiron, the Wounded Healer, both of which are transpersonal planets affecting whole generations as they move through the signs. Add in the personal planets Mars and Venus in Pisces and we have huge alchemical potential in the air. As we heal individually from our wounds, our loneliness, our belief in separation, we also heal the whole. This is one of so many astrological alignments coming our way this year that are offering opportunities for human consciousness to break through its nightmares and madness into clearer vision and EXPERIENCE of our nature as one ALMIGHTY CONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE.

Moon in Sagittarius from Thursday evening 1647 GMT to Saturday 2225 gives us a FIRE SIGN VALENTINES, but of course it is a TRANSPERSONAL fire energy, encouraging us to see that LOVE FOR ALL is the destiny for humanity, that the constant emphasis of our music culture, of films and tv on one-on-one romantic love is ONLY SELLING US PART OF THE STORY.

From Sagittarius the Moon moves through Capricorn, which brings transpersonal earth energy to help us work out how to turn our VISIONS OF UNIVERSAL LOVE into practical manifestations here on earth. At 0013 Tuesday 17th Moon arrives in Aquarius, and so the astrological month ends as it began – with both Sun and Moon in the sign whose Age we entering. Since the 1960s a gradual – sometimes one step forward, two steps back – process of Aquarian transformation has been underway. Every generation during the last 50 years has had its share of transcendental experiences, often through substance use…. and although drug use remains illegal, there are signs that discussion of the spiritual/mystical use of drugs, natural and manmade, that was so big in the 60s and so suppressed since, is making a comeback… eg conference on psychedelics in Greenwich in July. The spread of spiritual endeavours in the last decade has been huge, easily bigger than what happened in the 60s, thanks to the Internet, but this r-evolution in human awareness is of course largely ignored by the ‘powers that be’, ie media, government, finance, because it threatens their very legitimacy and existence. Stephen Fry and Russell Brand put into the public arena words that reflect how people actually think, unlike any religious leader who increasingly only speak for minorities in a language that seriously needs updating. Fry points out that many are at the stage of anger with god, fury at the injustices perceived in life. Brand shows there is a stage beyond that anger – a stage of opening to the search, to the mystery, to the miracle of our existence, becoming open to the adventure of life and finding a relationship with its SOURCE WITHIN OURSELVES, where answers to our questions can indeed be found.

The Age of Aquarius is where the external objective scientific search and the internal subjective spiritual path join in one glorious exploration of what it is to be alive. This last week of the Aquarian month we should be getting a dose of this perspective, individually and collectively.  The Moon is however WANING this week and the energies pulling inward, so it might seem more that  we are experiencing the things that prevent us from experiencing peace, love and unity.  This happens because we have accumulated so much fear and doubt during our lives, that has to be passed through and released to get to the deeper riches.  This is a time we can release loads.

On Wednesday 18th we get A SECOND NEW MOON WITHIN THE AQUARIAN MONTH (KNOWN AS A BLACK MOON): we are being hit by energies OF NEWNESS, telling us this is a massive breakpoint with the past, for ourselves if we need it, and for all. Then immediately the Sun and Moon both arrive in Pisces (Moon at 2347 then Sun three minutes later), giving us a shift of background energies on both personality (sun) and inner self (moon) levels shift from cosmic Aquarian air to mystic Piscean water. Time to merge with the higher Self, with life itself, lose all sense of isolation, inadequacy and suffering in the glorious knowing – and feeling – that WE ARE ALL ONE, that HEAVEN IS HERE INSIDE US BEING BORN, that the adventure of consciousness is ETERNAL and OURS.  Perhaps the lesson of these transpersonal energies is we humans have the choice to participate in them or ignore them – we were told that EVOLUTION IS A PHYSICAL OCCURRENCE, BUT OF COURSE IT IS CONSCIOUSNESS THAT IS REALLY EVOLVING IN THE UNIVERSE, WE ARE ITS LATEST MANIFESTATION AND WE HAVE TO CHOICE TO EVOLVE FURTHER OR NOT.

19TH FEBRUARY IS CHINESE NEW YEAR, START OF YEAR OF THE WOOD SHEEP. Sheep years are supposed to bring peaceful energies, life slows down a bit and people become more caring and affectionate. Goddess knows the world is ready for this kind of energy after the last three years of intense energies coming from the Dragon, Snake and Horse! The fast paced year of the Horse is coming to an end, a time for enjoying what has been built up is coming, a steadier time which will be less about dramatic upheaval and more about consolidating what we have learnt and discovered, giving us the chance to settle into whatever new version of ourselves the events of recent years have led us to. On the 19th Moon conjunct mystical Neptune is bound to get us feeling there is something in all this imagery and mythology!

Also on the 19th Mars makes it into Aries, where his dynamic energy is totally at home. He might feel like he wants to roar after all that time in the underwater, compassionate Piscean vibration, but the Sheep energy will likely mellow him out – and Venus is hot on his tail, shifting from Pisces into the fire sign, the sign of the Ram of course, on the 20th and reaching a conjunction with him in the sky on Sunday 22nd. This feels to me like a powerful alchemical moment of creative energy, the first of three conjunctions of Mars and Venus coming this year.

Shifting from our old internal assumptions and attitudes into bigger, brighter, better ones takes time, it happens in stages. There is often a residue of old emotional baggage to be released in order for the shift to happen. The collective consciousness is going through such a massive shift now, and it is accelerating all the time, that perhaps the work of release and reformation will become easier, quicker and more thorough.





The Mystery of Aquarius

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


IMBOLC is the festival that attunes us to the coming spring – it is the time of promise, potential and transformation of what no longer serves us. It is the moment to poke our noses out from our winter slumber and allow the powers of our imagination and intuition to bubble up, revealing to us new visions of what we can manifest in our lives and for the world.

At winter solstice we lit candles to assure ourselves that, although currently at the darkest point of the annual cycle, the light would return. Now at Imbolc we look inside to see what that light is bringing to us and light more candles to illuminate our way out of darkness, and prepare ourselves inwardly for the changes coming our way.

Imbolc is about emerging from the inner realms, from the inward, earth time of winter, revitalised, potent and fertile with potential. It is about reclaiming what has been forgotten and invoking the life force to make us strong, to empower us and our visions for the year ahead.

In 2014 new moon in Aquarius and calendar Imbolc fall together – adding to the acceleration of consciousness that was highlighted by new moon and new year coinciding. At calendar new year the world makes resolutions, sets intentions – which will have extra impact this year due to the new moon happening at the same time. The Imbolc new moon on 30th January now doubly enhances this energy, and gives us the opportunity to attune ourselves to the rising wave of conscious evolution.

Perhaps we have old outdated beliefs, habits, fears that will not serve us during this time of planetary transformation and growth. At Imbolc these can be ritually released, burnt away in the candle flames, or in a ritual fire. This is a time to cleanse, purify and renew. Visiting wells and springs can help this process enormously, for this is the festival of the Maiden Goddess, often known as Brigit (ancient Celtic deity associated with intuition, inspiration, divination; the preserver of tradition through poetry and song), to whom they are sacred. This is time to share the visions rising from our subconscious in music and verse, to bring out the tarot cards and other forms of divination, and allow the returning feminine energy to lead us, allowing the forceful rational mind to take a back seat so that our intuition and imagination can blossom, as the trees and spring bulbs are starting to do.

Here we can see why it was worthwhile to surrender to winter, to accept the dark journey of the past weeks, for we are already at the time of promise, when spring comes into sight and we can emerge with new energy, new ideas, new strengths from our inner time. The deeper we can go into our ‘darkness’, our ‘stuff’ during winter, the higher we will fly when the warm seasons return. Having accepted winter there is now much to gain from looking forward to spring.

It is time to plant new ideas and leave them to germinate during the last phase of the winter. Time to bring forth inner visions and understanding, expressing them especially through poetry, art and crafts. Time to explore our links with the inner worlds of spirit through divination and clairvoyance. This is a time of initiation and healing – to go within to meditate and bring out our inspirations, go outside and feel the emerging life force, commune with the nature spirits, feel the spark of promise in the air.

This year Venus goes direct at imbolc, bringing us a super sized shot of goddess energy after several weeks retrograde, and as it is new moon it is also Chinese new year, starting the fast moving, energizing year of the wood horse.

Whether alone or with a group, all these energies can be harnessed in order to cleanse our energy bodies and transform old ideas and attitudes, giving birth to new ones that serve our health, and our growth as beings of light and spirit, better. Imbolc falls in the month of Aquarius, and comes to remind us all that it is time to come out of the darkness of ignorance and suffering – and enter a new and highly enjoyable world of enhanced being, enlightened relationships and service to awakening humanity.


The morning of the age of Aquarius

This is the morning of the age of Aquarius

breakfast is being prepared

light and love are on the table

but most people are running scared

the world is reeling, getting very unstable

so when it comes to eating the breakfast feast

only a few are able.


Folks are rushing around, still locked in the dream

not realising life is more than it seemed

locked in a dream of power, fear and fame

unaware that life began a new game

a game of remembering, discovering, awakening

to a quantum reality of love

souls coming home in an age of war and corruption

the Aquarian birth will be an eruption

and all that we know will change.


So let’s start the feast

break the fast of unknowing

feed on light, soak up spirit

and accept that we’re growing

into a single human family

released from millennia of insanity.


This is the morning of the age of Aquarius

since the dawn things have been chaotic

but when the crying’s done and the day begun

life’s becoming much more erotic

as we find the secrets in the sexual charge

and embrace things queer and exotic.


Aquarius is Ganymede, boy lover to great god Zeus

he pours from his urn, he delivers the juice.


When we get over the fear and shame about sex

and see it for the holy gift it is

when we cease the war on drugs

and embrace the shamans in our midst

who can teach the young, the old and the bitter

to fly with light and get off twitter

the journey to consciousness will proceed

it’s much more fun than corporate greed

Aquarius is sowing the seed.