Last time we did some historical speculation about the previous astrological ages from Virgo to Aries. In this post we’ll explore the current age in …The Age of Pisces and the Transition into Aquarius
Many assume Aquarius is a water sign, mainly because the name means literally ‘water’ (from the latin Aqua), and the glyph represents dual flowing waves of some medium.
A more elaborate symbol of the sign is a figure pouring water from a jar, the ‘water bearer’, or ‘water carrier’, further underlining the assumption that Aquarius is a water sign.
No Water In Aquarius
But Aquarius isn’t a water sign; the name and the glyph are kind of metaphorical, showing a way of working, a process, a methodology, rather than something definitive. Aquarius represents a free flowing process, an openness, perhaps something like the world wide web, where in theory at least, information en masse is available for all to assess and discern using their own wisdom.
And what does a water carrier do? It’s not so much the actual medium of water that is important. Anyone could get a drink of water if they so wish. But the water carrier symbolises pouring out for all, being of service to the many.
Hopes, Dreams & Wishes
Aquarius is the fixed air sign. The medium of air is to do with communication, mentality, sociability. But how fixed can air be? Perhaps one way of viewing it is concentration. A concentration of air is like a strong wind, or maybe a fresh breeze to blow away the cobwebs, in preparation for something new, fresher, better.
Aquarius is the second sign after the winter solstice, when the sun appears to stop and begin to move northward again. Capricorn begins the process, like some earthing or crystallisation, laying firm foundations, as befits the Saturn rulership of that sign.
The Great Teacher Saturn
So Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn (not Uranus, in my opinion), but it’s a different side of ‘the great teacher’. Saturn plans ahead, systematically with ideas, and with Aquarius this builds for the future — the hopes, dreams and wishes of mankind, upon the materialistic foundations of Capricorn, for the coming spring in the north, the fall in the south, as the sun moves relentlessly northward.
The water bearer’s energy is powerful at present and change is on its way. Not the violent, revolutionary change of Uranus, but the instigation of ‘plan a’ of the ages — the beginning of a ‘golden age’ which we are blessed to witness.
Copyright Francis 2021
In this year 2021 on President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (February 12) there will be five planets transiting his birth sign of Aquarius. Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, sun and will all be in this fixed air sign that’s focused on humanity, technology, futuristic ideas and shared ideals. The day before, February 11, will also see the […]Watch for the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 — Ohio Astrology
I might be mistaken, but over the past year there seems to have been a growing interest in a retrograde Mercury and what it means. I hear people with little astrological knowledge even referring to it. This may be simply due to us having had more time to investigate such astrological facts.
But of course, Mercury, like the other planets, do not actually move backwards at all, they merely seem to due to our perspective here on the good earth.
Then there is the technical side, like pre and post shadow phases which enclose the actual retrogradation, or backwards motion. Whilst the times are exact, there is not as much agreement as to the effects of retrograde planets as one would think. In fact there are some who don’t give it much credence at all.
However, if retrogradation is significant for any planet and ourselves, I would think that Mercury must top the list, purely because it is the ‘winged messenger’, Hermes in Greek, the mind, communication in all its forms and the media in general.
The whole period in which Mercury goes through pre shadow, retrograde, and post shadow, can therefore represent a phase of time in which communication is not straightforward at all, and at times flagrantly misleading.
Right now, in early February 2021, we are in the middle of the retrograde phase of Hermes/Mercury, so we could be experiencing a higher than average occurrence of communicative problems and challenges, such as misunderstandings of all kinds, computer problems, travel issues, not only personally but as a society.
We should therefore also be cautious about what we read — anywhere — and take nothing for granted. This is a time to trust our intuition more, to meditate, contemplate, basically go inward; we need to get our ‘news’ directly from source rather than through a medium, if at all possible.
Mercury turns direct around February 20 and moves out of post shadow around March 13. Bearing this in mind, we are likely to remain somewhat misled, perhaps confused, until around that first date, when things may become a little clearer, whether in regard to personal issues, or more mundane ones. Full clarity about what has transpired over the previous two months may not be obvious until the latter date, in the middle of March. Let’s see.
Hermes Exalted in the Watercarrier?
One interesting thought, Mercury is in Aquarius throughout this period, which to my mind is very well placed. I think there is a case that Mercury is actually exalted in Aquarius rather than its traditional exaltation in Virgo. The fact that there is much other Aquarian activity at the moment is also highly significant I feel, underlining the importance of Mercury’s presence in Aquarius right now.
Aquarius is an air sign and therefore, like Mercury, communicative — but in a profound, truthful and humanitarian way. This would put Mercury’s fall in Leo, an interesting thought which I won’t go into here.
A Turning Point?
So Mercury turning direct in Aquarius around February 20 and moving beyond through post shadow, could potentially represent a revelatory few days and weeks, with much profound insight. There could be a slow unravelling of a certain situation, and then from middle March, things may begin to ease somewhat towards the first day of spring on March 21.
Maybe the New Year will truly begin around that date.
Copyright Francis 2021
When does the Age of Aquarius really begin? There are many many dates for this. The December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn marks a beginning point. Read this in depth article.The real deal on the Age of Aquarius — Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic
“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” – 5th Dimension, 1969 Every 2,150 years approximately we have a new Astrological Age. The much-anticipated Age of Aquarius begins when […]Age Of Aquarius – The Next Chapter —
Just another day,
the second hand’s heavy, relentless tick
tells me to raise a fizzy glass,
toast these new beginnings
I’ve been yearning for, forever.
So here’s to you, all of us,
crossing this threshold of hope,
to witness a new dawn
when the bearer pours out his spirit,
that free flow of wisdom
hidden from the ages.
Copyright Francis 2021
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Principles meet in the sky
Copyright Francis 2020
Jupiter conjunct Saturn, 21st December 2020.The great conjunction and the Age of Aquarius.The future is here. One of the most important astrological events of our lifetime is about to take place on the 21st of December, the same day as the Winter Solstice, when both Jupiter and Saturn change signs from Capricorn into Aquarius and join together in perfect alignment (conjunction) at the exact same degree of the Zero Point.Jupiter conjunct Saturn, 21st December 2020.The great conjunction and the Age of Aquarius.The future is here. — Empower Astrology
Jupiter in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus pushes forward into a new revolution in innovation, creativity, and adjusting the new horizons. This may be re-inventing self with new ideas, new education, and teaching one’s self to be self-disciplined, and thinking of long-term gains versus short-term gains. This might bring up a serious amount of impatience […]Jupiter in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus Transit — Diamond Fire Astrology
Jupiter makes its way through Aquarius from December 19th of 2020 to December 28th of 2021, emphasizing a widespread desire for freedom and the joining of forces with those of like mind in order to achieve shared goals and aspirations. Aquarius is the sign that represents the intellectual and material capacities of man, his or […]Jupiter in Aquarius and the Reshaping of Culture —