Fresh energy is flowing forth from the cosmic skies under the Aquarius New Moon that arrives on January 21st (UK). This New Moon is a potent time to shift into radical change under the guidance of the infinitely explorative Aquarian energy. This moon calls for us to sink into the journey of the inner mystic, trust our guidance and to vision from our deep, authentic truth - bravely leading through the dawning of a new age.
There has been strong cosmic energy these last few months leading us down into the underworld and through the shadows of the subconscious. This energy has been fuelled by the retrogrades of both Mercury and Mars, which are now both in their post-retrograde shadow phase under the dark night of the Aquarius New Moon. The darkness they have guided us into is now beginning to show cracks and light is beginning to seep in slowly - inviting us to welcome in ascension.
It guides me to ponder the famous Rumi quote... "the wound is where the light gets in" ...
During the latter part of 2022 all that has been hidden and lurking in the darkness of the underworld has been brought into awareness with the opportunity to release, transform and let go. We have been guided through the birth canal of a sultry and shadowy Scorpio season and are being reborn into the light at the end of the tunnel. Astrologically speaking, the past few years have been an initiation of sorts. A 'dark night of the soul' moment to prompt our metamorphosis and transformation in the grand scheme of the collective consciousness. 2023 marks the beginning of a major change and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Every 2160 years or so the Earth's position amongst the cosmos changes to the degree that we are governed under the 'age' of a new sign. A full rotation through the zodiac takes around 26000 years. We are currently on the changeover between Pisces and Aquarius - Pisces has been governing since the major traditional point around the time of Christ. Alan Oken writes that the current transition between ages is “much like the period between childhood and puberty: the process is gradual. Today, we find that we live in the legacy of Pisces and the promise of Aquarius.”
To look a little further into the correlation between zodiac ruling and the impact on humanity, the Age of Gemini (about 6,000–4,000 BCE) was recorded to have awakened an explosion of emerging written languages and recorded glyphs, along with the development of new trades, crafts and skills. The Age of Taurus (4,220 BC-2,160 BCE) birthed the development of Earth-based crafts and agricultural super-societies like Ancient Egypt, Greece, and India. The Age of Aries (2000–1 BCE), a time of bloody conquest and masculinity defined by Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and the brutal rise of monotheism.
And so we arrive at the two fish of Pisces: Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot. Pisces is a sign of spirituality, deep empathy and feeling, but on the shadow side can also represent delusion, suffering and manipulation. The civilisation that was birthed under this sign would be more vulnerable to abuse, mass oppression and the manipulation of the masses for the gain of the few. Pisces is a masculine sign and although this has given rise to the birth of science, industry, technology and knowledge - we have lost connection to the divine feminine wisdom of Earth magic, community and embodiment.
The Eagle and the Condor prophecy of the Amazon, made in 1490, which has origins in different Indigenous cultures throughout this region, speaks of long ago when human societies split into two different paths—that of the Eagle and that of the Condor. Some versions of this prophecy state that the path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine, while the path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The prophecy says that the 1490s would begin a 500-year period during during which the Eagle (mind/masculine) would become so powerful that they would nearly drive the Condor (heart/feminine) out of existence. The prophecy says that during the next 500-year period, beginning in 1990, the potential would arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity. The prophecy only speaks of the potential, so it's up to humanity to activate this potential and ensure that a new consciousness is allowed to arise.
This prophecy arrives in line with a dawning of a new, Aquarian age. The incoming Age of Aquarius will offer us the potential to shift the human picture radically, rethinking our systems in a way that can be harmonious and enlightening for all. Liberation is a key word for this new age. The Aquarian energy is a big one - and one of massive potential to change our ways of being. Coinciding with the rising of the feminine, the goddess, the high priestess once again to a world that can be in balance with all things. With Earth, sky, moon and stars and use our affinity with fast-growing technology to harness radical change, leadership and growth.
With this New Moon arriving in the abundant adventurer Aquarius, we feel the beginnings of a new age dawning. The whispers of change on the horizon. The cracks in the darkness where the light is beginning to flood in.