When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Who remembers this, the opening lines of the hit song, Let the Sunshine In, from the 1967 Broadway musical Hair? The dawning of the new age of Aquarius did happen: we witnessed the raising of consciousness and human rights amongst many oppressed and marginalised sections of society including women, blacks and gays; many eastern philosophies and religions entered our consciousness to challenge the established orthodoxy; new age spirituality flooded the market place in the guise of books, therapies and alternative movements and to top it all off I named this business Aquarius Flower Remedies, in part to reflect the new and fresh impulses created as we transitioned out of the old age of Pisces into the new age of Aquarius.
So, what happened to the peace and love guiding and steering the planets and stars? Where did all that hippy, dippy love-in go? The idealistic visions that informed and affected the generations growing up during the closing decades of the last millennium seem to be almost lost and forgotten, drowned out by the fears, divisions and strife that have plagued the world since we entered the 21st. century. Or have they? Let’s start at the beginning and look at what the Age of Aquarius actually is.
The Great Year
The orientation of the axis of the earth that defines the north and south poles is not static. At the present time the north pole points to a star we call Polaris, the north star. However, 14,000 years ago it pointed towards the star Vega, in the constellations of Lyra. The earth’s axis wobbles, very slowly, but nonetheless in a predictable pattern which takes 26,000 years to complete and is referred to as the Great Year. Since astrologers are obsessed with the number 12, the Great Year is divided into twelve equal ‘months’ of approximately 2,200 years in length; these are the ages named after the signs of the zodiac.
The Procession of the Equinoxes
The gradual movement of the earth’s axis creates a phenomenon in our heavens called the procession of the equinoxes. Because of the wobble on the earth’s axis, every 72 years the position of the sun in the zodiac at the time of the equinoxes, when the days and nights are exactly balanced at 12 hours each, will have shifted by one degree in a backward or retrograde motion. This means that over a period of 2,200 years the position of the Sun at the time the spring equinox will have drifted backwards in the zodiac by 30 degrees, which is one twelfth of the zodiac or one of the twelve zodiacal signs. Over the past two thousand years or so the spring equinox has been drifting backwards through the sign of Pisces and is now entering the sign of Aquarius.
Each of the ages expresses the zodiacal archetype. We have just left/leaving Pisces, which was ushered in by Jesus and his 12 fishermen. The energy of Christ or love comes at the beginning of each age. With the age of Pisces, the spiritual energy of the Christ came in through Jesus and his 12 fishermen. A central theme of his ministry was love and Venus, the planet of love is exalted in Pisces. Sacrifice is perhaps the most poignant theme of his ministry and this quality is strongly associated with the piscean personality.
Now the symbols are different. Aquarius is the sign of globalisation, the world as one family, one connection. Aquarius is symbolised by a water-carrier: Aquarius is a sign of humanity. The symbol of the age becomes the god or totem of the age: Taurus the bull; Aries the ram; Pisces the fisher god. Now we become the gods, which to me sounds pretty foolish and highly egotistical but nevertheless is happening as we tamper with the very building blocks of life and rush to create artificial intelligence and beyond.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus which is the planet of technology and awakening. And through its exaltation in Aquarius, which is going to happen in 2025, Pluto also is able to express its energy through this sign. That’s another thrilling story.
Aquarius, ruled by the planet of Awakening
The transition from one age to another occurs gradually over a few hundred years. The discovery of Uranus in the late 18th. century was perhaps the earliest large shock announcing a coming new age. With the discovery of Uranus, the size of our solar system literally doubled overnight. Around about this time we also discovered the eighth metal, zinc: amazingly, up until then we knew only the ancient seven. The modern world was emerging and industrialisation had arrived to transform our lives.
Several other stepping stones to the aquarian age have occurred, but the one that seems particularly relevant at the present time is the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the mid 1960s in the sign of Virgo, the sign of health and healing. The conjunction of the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, with the exalted in Aquarius, Pluto, is a very rare event, happening only once in every 3,500 years in the sign of Virgo and always the same degree! Such rare astrological alignments signify powerful events that can take years to play out or manifest. This conjunction has been seen as the trigger for the youth revolution and all that hippy stuff to let the sunshine in as well as the development of the computer and all the amazing strides in technology that has allowed to happen.
Uranus, the awakener (ruler of Aquarius) in conjunction with Pluto, the destroyer and purger (exalted in Aquarius) occurred at
16 degrees and 6 minutes of Virgo , sign of health and healing.
Need for Perspective
Whether or not the virus, which is claimed to cause Covid19, is an engineered modification of another corona virus or the equivalent of a very small flea that has naturally jumped species without any human help, it is only one of 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 members of the earth’s microbiome, The microbiome is the unimaginably large global community of the smallest living (and sub-living) life forms, which includes bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, exosomes and viruses that collectively store and circulate all of earth’s genetic material so that the miracle we know as life can continue. The microbiome exists in a state of homoeostasis to create and preserve life on earth and it communicates to all its members through microscopic organisms such as those already mentioned above and those yet to be discovered. Truly, everything is connected. We can only marvel at its sophistication and interconnectedness; things we will never be able to understand, let alone replicate. Eight percent of our own human biome consists of viruses. If we are at war with a virus, we are at war with ourselves.
Lately, in my attempts to understand why on the collective level we have become so obsessed with just one strand of genetic coding amidst 30 to the power of 31, my mind has been drawn to the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo. If you throw a stone in the water ripples spread out in time. However, I tend to think of Uranus/Pluto not as a stone but a boulder that was tossed into time 55 years ago and this current health/belief crisis is the impact of the wave the boulder has created. Here are some of the more extreme, high octane qualities of Virgo: anxiety, obsession (especially with cleanliness), hypochondria, mental stress and crises, compulsive disorders, narrow mindedness. Virgo, the scientist looks down the microscope for answers while its opposite, Pisces, the mystic, looks out into the cosmos. The collective consciousness seems to have taken us down the microscope to obsess and become anxious about one issue and lose sight of the whole.
As above so below. The solar system is used as a map for human consciousness. Saturn’s orbit, in brown, was the limit of the known solar system and is associated with limitations imposed upon our material lives, such as time and gravity. Way beyond the protection offered by Saturn’s limits and boundaries is Uranus, free of material limitation but exposed and vulnerable.
Everyone has felt exposed in some way by the virus: exposed and vulnerable; exposed and isolated; exposed and separated. We all have been pulled apart in many ways and on many levels of our being. And this goes beyond the individual and into the collective. All levels of society have been pulled apart, from its foundations in loving relationships, and family units, right up to our major institutions where large cracks have appeared.
Uranus the Awakener
When we become exposed to the fear of our own death, we become acutely aware of what it is that is threatening us. I have learnt a lot about viruses this year and in doing so have become much more aware of the larger picture that they exist within: virology, vaccines, genetics, public health, scientific research, pcr testing etc. Yet in this accelerated growth and learning I have been going through I could not ignore the next layer of the picture, the canvas so to speak, which impacts on the science of the medicine because it has a highly detrimental effect upon the science; it corrupts it. Here’ just one example I have become awakened to.
Remember Dr. Andrew Wakefield? I’m ashamed to say I didn’t. Anyway, he’s back after 15 years in the wilderness. He’s the doctor whose work raised concerns about the triple measle, mumps and rubella vaccine until it was discredited and we were left only with the memory of the ‘MMR Scare’. 14 years after his public disgrace someone who was involved on the investigative committee of his hearing turned whistle-blower, his conscience seems to have got the better of him, and handed over to Dr. Wakefield many boxes of documents from the Centre for Disease Control in USA, some of which expose frauds. From this material Andy Wakefield has made a film ‘1986 the Act’ which is highly pertinent and informative as global vaccines are being prepared and there are public consultations on vaccine companies gaining the same privileges in many countries that they enjoy in USA through the 1986 act.
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals.
Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!"
I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow,
and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
I have always been of the opinion that the apocalyptic visions of John of Patmos contained in the last book of the New Testament are not of the end of the world but the end of the Age of Pisces. The final days, when The Lord of Misrule rides to conquer the world, are in fact the first days of the new age of Aquarius.
So now I am not longer like the bored child in the back of the car asking, are we there yet? Are we past the stepping stones, the excuses, the delays in a promise of a new age? It certainly seems to me, at least, we have entered the last days of the Age Pisces as predicted by John nearly 2,000 years ago.
Is there a supernatural being intent on poisoning the world with darkness, fear and corruption or it is more likely to be the crisis within our own collective consciousness that has brought us to this tipping point? It is certainly true we have been on the slippery slope for years, losing sight of God/Spirit in the pursuit of material wealth and turning our eyes away from the sins of our fellow humans. Perhaps money is the root of all evil because it stimulates our greed, and if there is sufficient involved, it corrupts. We have not cleaned out the corruption of greed, rather accepted it, even encouraged it and it has disease-like spread, to such an extent and depth that it can no longer stay hidden.
I am writing this as the revelations of the largest fraud committed in U.S.A. history to date is coming to light, the 2020 Presidential Election. This one is much easier to judge than the global corona virus frauds which are surrounded by scientific quackery and our instinctual reactions to fear. There will be plenty more corruption stories to emerge during the death throes of the Piscean age, after all the Lord of Misrule has to have his attempt to conquer the world with lies, darkness and fear; that is the natural order.
Illuminate the Darkness
The Sun, my Sun, your Sun, shines light into the darkness.
The light is our consciousness and the light reveals the truth.
The Sun is love and love is truth, warmth, life affirming, joy filled and comes from the pure source.
Let the Sun shine in. Awaken, even though some will remain asleep on their own paths.
Let the Sun shine out. Express your truth. Tell the truth. Show your love for humanity. Celebrate life.