After a month or so of earthy Capricorn energy, including the Saturn and Pluto conjunction (read more about that here) the pressure is beginning to release. Earth energy is wonderful for building and planning, for maintaining a practical view of life. But if there is too much earth and not enough air, which is what we have experienced recently, we begin to lack objectivity and find ourselves rooted with no sense of real purpose. The air element adds objectivity and reason, along with the inspiration of ideas and philosophies.
Aquarius is an air sign, but its traditional ruler is Saturn, an earthy planet. In modern times we associate Uranus, planet of eccentricity and radical behavior, as the ruler of Aquarius and many astrologers tend to discount Saturn’s role which is obviously still quite important. The innovation and new ideas that Uranus brings into the Aquarius archetype are offset by the Saturnian tendency towards control and structure. Think about the merkaba, an esoteric symbol in which the structure of the tetrahedrons brings the student into a mystic state of ascension into angelic (multidimensional) realms. The air element of Aquarius brings a detachment and vision of justice, while the earth element of Saturn’s rulership helps us to stay grounded and continue to build structures which will facilitate the healing of ourselves and of the world.
This Aquarius New Moon, therefore, retains some of the foundational structure of the Saturn/Capricorn period of the past couple of months while opening up a portal into a fresh new awareness. This New Moon forms a challenging square aspect (90 degrees) to Uranus, its modern […]