1/19/23 Update: I am excited to report that the Sun moves into Aquarius tomorrow 1/20/23 at 3:29 Eastern Time. Hallelujah! We are still in the throes of a Saturnian season with Pluto still in Cap and Saturn in Aquarius. However both planets will be changing signs shortly. Please note that both Mars and Mercury are finally direct. This is a relief for many who have felt stuck and/ or frustrated. Plus both the Chinese New Year ( of the Rabbit) , and the direct station of Uranus, (the other ruler of Aquarius ) will occur on Sunday. To top it all off, we have an Aquarius New Moon on Saturday!
Lots of forward thinking , forward moving activity, and new beginning s are coming our way. Enjoy this oldie but goodie post.
Can I tell you how thrilled I am that the sun is changing over to Aquarius at 10:51 PM Eastern time? Well I guess I can, because the blogging gods(esses) asked me to write today. The sun was out and despite the frigid temperatures, I felt some relief. I am not anti- Capricorn and we are still in my 12th house for a while, but I need some respite from Saturn. Yeah I know Saturn is the original ruler of Aquarius but this Aquarius rising has had enough of Saturn’s coldness lately. Even with the Pluto/Uranus square in play, I am ready for the zing and zap of Uranus and the altruism and ego transcendence of the ” Shift”. This is not an ” Expert” article today. This is about amazing Aquarius art, emotion, nostalgia, and iconic music.
I grew up in the 1960s so I knew about the Age of Aquarius very early on. There was a band that was very popular called The 5th Dimension. They recorded music for the soundtrack for the counter-cultural musical Hair. I grew up repeatedly hearing terms like the 5th dimension and Age of Aquarius. In 2014 I am still trying to grasp their true essence. Hair debuted around the time my second grade teacher helped me create the solar system out of paper mache. I can still see that image in my mind’s eye. It was a major turning point for me. I am so lucky to have not changed schools until 3rd grade. My teacher believed in me and her influence was unlimited. That is when my interest in astrology began. It is funny that my parents did not discourage this hobby/obsession. They were classic traditionalists. It was probably because mainstream culture embraced it back then. In my parent’s house all four of my family’s sun sign plaques are still hanging on the kitchen wall. My parents even saw the (then controversial ) play Hair. Oh how I wanted to see it in high school, but I was not allowed to go. But in 1979 the film came out and I saw it with my father! Odd I know , but he liked the music and the play. Maybe he was trying to prove how cool he was to his teenage daughter.
I know Aquarius can be seen as cold and aloof and very superior, but in an elevated state it is about life. The water bearer arrives with life affirming water. That water can be refreshing or freezing. It depends on your point of view. I do not know if the Age is totally here. I think that we have gotten glimpses of it for many, many years. I have a feeling that when we are fully in it, we will be very surprised by its appearance and power. Back in the mid 1960s when the Uranus/Pluto conjunction was in full force, I was too young to understand or even recognize the revolutions, upheaval, and violence. I recall the arrival of the Beatles, astrology, cool fashion, psychedelic colors, unusual music, and the acceleration of space exploration. As I type this, I am having a mini-epiphany. I was fascinated by the space program and that probably also contributed to my curiosity about astrology. I do remember the moon walk and no, I am not talking about Michael Jackson! I grew up during a time of excitement, experimentation and optimism. The landscape is different today, but we can still choose optimism over cynicism. Even with the current backdrop of the Uranus/Pluto squares and the upcoming cardinal cross, it is still a choice. How awesome is it that we can choose all of our reactions to circumstances. What do you choose?
Please click over to watch the opening scene and number :
The Age of Aquarius – Hair the Movie
Then ask yourself:
Were people misguided in the 1960s about love and peace prevailing over war and greed?
What does revolution mean to you?
Are you glad I have resumed asking questions?
What does the spirit of Aquarius look like?
How does it operate in your life?
peace out, litebeing
image credits: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Aquarius_(astrology) public domain United States.