Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Marching Through Aquarius

Jupiter and Neptune are approaching their exact conjunction in the sign of The Water Bearer. Emotionally, this is a difficult time for a lot of people, whether or not this or that in your birth chart is compatible with the Aquarian energy. Heck, even if you're an Aquarius it can be tricky.

I think this is, in part, because Aquarius is (by definition) not "of the Ego." That's the job of the Sun, which rules Leo, the opposite sign from Aquarius. And Aquarius is ruled either by Uranus or Saturn (if you're of a more traditional frame of mind)... neither of which is terribly "sunny" in their temperament. And Jupiter and Neptune aren't impersonal or above it all as Aquarius is so often accused of being. They demand immersion in the experience -- whatever that experience may be.

We all have an Ego. It's the part of you that says "It's me" and "why is this happening to me?" and "you never called me when I wanted you to." In the Western world, most people get their first exposure to Astrology because of Sun Sign forecasts, which makes sense in a way. After all, it's my horoscope I want to read.

And when life makes us less of a star than we want to be, it's the Ego that feels it, informed by the sensitivity of the Moon. So, with all that "not me" going on out there, things that would normally hurt can become real wounds, and real wounds can become debilitating injuries.

So, try this: if you are alone (literally or figuratively) and it seems that the Universe isn't rewarding you for your continued tenancy there... try forgetting yourself. Open your arms... the arms given to you by the chain of life that extends all the way back to the beginning... and accept what is being sent your way. Don't embrace it... "embracing" is an action initiated by the Ego. Let it flow through you. Losing yourself can be the path to finding yourself. Besides, it's hard to be alone when you're One With Everything.Being a very small being in a very large Universe can be frightening, but it can also be liberating.

And if that fails, remember: one way or another... the Sun always comes back, and it's always on schedule.



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Anonymous said...

But I've got my 456+ friends on Facebook! Alone? (grin)

I am digging the Aquarian line-up more that all the Cap energy we had in Jan. 2009.

ragdoll said...

I LOVE the current Aquarian feeling of clarity and detatchment and wish it would last forever! I haven´t seen any interesting personal MC/tenth house manifestations of it which I had expected but I could´t care less - the freedom from personal, emotional issues is great. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I´ll ask for an Aquarius Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars in my next life. Preferably all with nice aspects to Jupiter and with no Saturn, Chiron and Neptune in sight, lol.

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