Yesterday’s Aquarius New Moon, at the time of an Aquarius stellium with six planetary bodies in one sign, is a significant portal which continues the transition into the Aquarian Age. Aquarius (Universal Consciousness) is one arm of the Fixed Cross – the other arms are Taurus (physical form), Leo (ego and personality) and Scorpio (emotions and passions). Crosses and squares in astrology must be integrated; they create conflict which leads to a crisis of resolution. As we move more fully into the Aquarian Age (I would argue that we are already well into it), we must better integrate this Fixed Cross in order to be able to activate the wisdom and universality of Aquarius. This takes place on both the personal level and the collective, and helps us to continue to grow and evolve with ultimately less conflict and stress.
That’s the macrocosm – the big picture! Today the Aquarius stellium continues, with a conjunction of Mercury (the mind) to Venus (relating) that helps to open a window into greater awareness and connection. Under the influence of Aquarius, all human experience needs to be experienced through a more transpersonal lens. Using the personal elements of the physical, the ego, or the passions, will not take us where we need to go. Today, with Venus conjunct Mercury retrograde, there is an opportunity to review our relationships through new eyes and a more rational perspective. Rational is not better than emotional, each lens brings something new for us to work with. But under this powerful Aquarius influence, we will be more successful in operating through the lens of reason than emotion.