Along with these planets in Aquarius focusing on our idealism, Mars, Mercury retrograde and Pluto are in Capricorn, helping us think about what practical realities need to be faced. Our banking system, our whole economic system needs an overhaul. We need new laws to accomplish our new tasks. The Aquarian energy will open us to new ideas. Saturn, which rules Capricorn, is the anchor of the chart, challenging us to be practical realists as well as visionaries (Uranus in Pisces).
Saturn in Virgo is still opposite Uranus and Venus in Pisces, once again coming into exact opposition on February 5th. Venus energizes love and beauty and compassion, but is also the ruler of money or energy exchange. Our money supply isn't our only form of exchange. Why not develop new ways to exchange our services so that we can not only survive but prosper?
The original opposition that took place on Election Day produced a win for Obama, with the new (Uranus) winning out over the old (Saturn). What does that mean for each of us? The message is 'Think outside the box.' As a matter of fact, get out of your head and into your heart. We have to ask ourselves, “What do I desire most?” Because the answer to that question will bring us to our purpose and destiny.
The Sabian symbol for 7 Aquarius is: A child born out of an eggshell.
This is an ancient, mystical image of original creation, the Cosmic Egg out of which a new universe is born. This symbolizes a new evolution, the birth of a new type of human being, free from the perceptions of the past. Dane Rudhyar sees it as the emergence of the global man. How synchronistic that the present eclipse, whose influence lasts the whole year, should occur at this moment in history.
First there was the Great Cosmic Egg. Inside the egg was chaos. Floating in the chaos was P'an Ku, the undeveloped divine embryo.
Our job is to nuture this child within us and the social change that's needed.
Mercury goes direct on January 31 – February 1.
Candlemass/Imbolc – February 2. When the Light that was born at Winter Solstice begins to take form. It poses the question, “What is your creative vision for this year?”
Venus enters Aries – February 2.
Mars enters Aquarius – February 4.
2nd Uranus/Saturn opposition – February 5
It never hurts to ask for directions – especially if you're lost!
May Great Spirit bless America's new President and our people as we begin to create our future together and with the people of the whole world.