Wow, life has gotten so busy! I meant to write the second half of the IAA Online Astrology Conference review, but here we are at the holidays already, and there’s so much to say and show and do…so, we’ll go back to the conference later on.
But tomorrow is 12 December, which means there are 12 days before Christmas Eve. So I’d like to spend this advent time giving you a little gift each day. I made up some Christmas cards, with the planets, Zodiac animals, and glyphs as ornaments. Each day I’ll post a card, starting with Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, all the way through to Pisces, the final Zodiac sign. I’ll talk a little bit about the energy of the sign, the planet, and what we can expect when the Sun will be in that sign in 2011.
There’ve been years when the dark of the year has found me immersed in the Underworld. One year my dear friend and astrologer had to preside at 8 funerals, and I was inspired to make a box that showed the fine and lovely side of the Underworld, so that she knew her loved ones had moved on to a beautiful place. But this year is different.
The darkness is upon us, in more ways than one. In the northern hemisphere, the light has been receding, and next week will come the darkest night of the year. But then, as usual, the light will return. Each day will get longer, the weather will gradually get warmer, and the cycle will begin again. This year is different, because we can already feel the changes that are coming.
We’re at the beginning of the great Age of Aquarius; we’re on the verge of an enormous change. It won’t happen overnight, but it’s already beginning. The last 2,000+ years have had a particular background theme—one of monotheism, of the separateness of earthy life from divinity, of our separateness from each other. But little by little, that background energy is going to change. We’re moving toward a very high viewpoint, where the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
The old dualities need to fade out of our consciousness. We won’t be able to identify ourselves as citizens of one country and not another, members of one race but not another, people with this skin color, or that language. We won’t be able to indulge in the man vs woman, man vs animals, man vs the environment, etc. What we will do is become more and more aware of our connectedness in the web of life on our beautiful blue-green planet. There’s no better time for this change in consciousness than during the Age of Aquarius. The energy of Aquarius is perfect for bringing our viewpoint higher, for solving problems with innovation and technology.
There’s no set line for when one great astrological age stops and another begins. But we are definitely in the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, and as we move into the year 2011, we can all do our part to bring on the changes that will further us into a new way of being.