Sun enters Aquarius

January 20, 2011

We have left the month of Capricorn, and what a month it was! Cold, dark, cloudy, dangerous. I think we can all say that we are ready to move on and into the period ruled by the Sun in Aquarius. Aquarius is the “Water Bearer,” so many people think Aquarius is a water sign (the signs are either fire, earth, air, or water.) But, Aquarius is really an air sign, which means it is all about communication, intellect, connection, in short, it is the Social Network sign. Aquarius is also the Age we are entering, you know, the Age of Aquarius (imagine hippies singing and dancing, or just see the ending of The 40 Year Old Virgin).

We enter new ages about every 2000 years due to the precession of the equinoxes (which you now know all about due to my stellar explanation, which if you missed, is available in my blog.) People often ask if we have entered the Age of Aquarius yet, and I am here to predict that if Social Network wins best picture at the Academy awards, I will officially declare the beginning of the Age of Aquarius! I’m being a bit tongue in cheek here, but there is some truth to this. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, and it is all about the new age, globalization, humanitarianism, technology, social networking, facebook, internet, twitter, and even the slow demise of hard copy books in favor of downloads. All of these things are readily available in this day and age. There was even a revolution in Iran last year (which in my mind was the most exciting and encouraging sign of 2010) that was fueled by cell phones and twitter. So, if this isn’t the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, I don’t know what is.

But what does this mean to you personally? I would like to encourage you to start reading the news, either in your local paper, or from a relatively bias free zone like or You could even take an international approach and read the news from another country, like England at I love the PBS newhour which has a wonderful dialogue between David Brooks (conservative) and Mark Shields (liberal). Open up your mind, include the larger world in your thinking, go beyond 140 characters on twitter, starting seeing the entire world like it is your backyard. This is what Aquarius would do.

I love this image. This is the Star card from the Waite-Rider Tarot deck, and it represents Aquarius. Aquarius is the nexus, the matrix, the network, the connection to the grid. It is the neosphere. Expand your horizons. Keep one foot squarely planted on the ground with a strong sense of reality and one foot in the water, in touch with your emotions. Notice that from the water pitcher pouring on the land, that there are five streams. These are the streams of our senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste. The bright star is the Higher Self, our divine nature. And the seven smaller stars are our Chakras, through which our Higher Self shines its divine light.

Aquarius at its highest level is our connection to the unknowable state of consciousness of God/dess. At the human level it is our connection to each other. Wow, I feel better already.

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