By Barry Kerr
Sun moved into Aquarius on Jan 20
Aquarius’s spiritual intention is to teach us how to remain true to our unique vision while working as a team with others, collectively. Our inner Aquarius/Uranus knows, intuitively, that the authority of the status quo is temporary to the understandings of our limited senses, changing as consciousness evolves. Thus, we strive for the “ideal”, often feeling rejected or weary when the world doesn’t “get it”. We know, in our hearts, that we are all in this together, as equals.
Through Aquarius, we learn objectivity, equality, group participation and serving humanitarian causes. We learn to relate to others as whole individuals, not just their functions, recognizing
them as special, just like us. We learn to share our intuitive and unconventional ideas with others and encourage them to do the same. This further taming of our ego creates friendships, camaraderie and “belonging”. We begin to experience the oneness of humanity as an extension of self. The Lego Movie, deceptively childish-sounding, but very adult and metaphysical, illustrates this Aquarius/Leo polarity excellently. “Everything is awesome!”
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn has progressed forward into Sagittarius for the next two years or so. Saturn’s demand for realism and accountability will be aimed at our beliefs, therefore expect some major realistic turns in religion and science. Are the ways you are living, in the name of realism, actually aligned with your beliefs? Are you limiting what practical by limiting your beliefs?
Mercury will be retrograde (backward) in Aquarius from Jan 21 to Feb 12. This will keep your mind questioning group endeavors and innovative changes in your life. That’s good, for now. Meanwhile, Venus and Mars advance into Pisces, bringing soulfulness to your relationships and desires. In late February, as Venus and Mars merge on the cusp of Pisces/Aries, romantic passion could evolve into mystical bliss.
New Moon on Feb 18
The moon and sun, joined right on the cusp of Pisces, and nearby Neptune will call to your spiritual heart; your longing for divine oneness. With Saturn squaring (90 degrees) this in Sagittarius, this longing may seem to conflict with your duty to reality, but you will “know” otherwise. Under this New Moon, set your intention by the next Full Moon to experience the reality of the oneness of your soul with another. Venus and Mars will certainly be doing their part.
Good Aquarian activities into February
To align your energy with Aquarius, think outside the box. Question the status quo and invite future vision. Share your visions and gifts with friends, colleagues and networks. Notice who sees and appreciates your unique expression and align yourself with theirs, as equals, in mutual support. Quit groups when you don’t feel synergy happening. Make collaboration, teamwork, and unity your mantras.
Good Aquarian questions to ask yourself into February.
To heal and evolve your Aquarian self, pay attention to how well you do in groups. Do you strive to understand the group or do you insist on getting your own way? Can you follow your own heart and still work with a team, or do you do what’s expected in order to feel you belong? Do you treat others as whole and special or do you only see them as serving a particular function? Do you honor your intuition? Are you open to creating win/win situations? In a world that falls short of your ideals, can you still feel your loving connection to humanity and know you have a place?
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 33 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information.