New Age Movement Accelerates: Age Of Aquarius Is Here
Dateline: Earth, Dec. 21, 2020
Jupiter And Saturn Conjunct In Aquarius
Let light and hope abide in humanity. Despite outward appearances to the contrary, the promised "new age," the Golden Age, the Age Of Aquarius, is here.
For it has been ordained that, after many trials and long and slow development, humanity would enter a time of rapid change and profound evolution on all planes.
This tumultuous period indeed arrived, and in recent years its effects grew in number and intensity. Throughout this era, spiritual seeds planted centuries ago, and even eons ago, have found fertile soil and germinated. In human hearts across our globe, a great flowering has begun and now is ready to manifest on the material plane.
Now, the time so many have imagined and planned for is at hand.
For humanity stands ready to complete its shift from the Pisces Age to the Aquarius Age. In living the highest and noblest expression of Aquarian energies, we will enjoy the great Awakening that will create a new Golden Age of peace, wisdom, and true harmony.
For about 2,000 years, humanity has been evolving through the Pisces Age.
Symbolized by two fish bound together yet facing opposite directions, Pisces is a water sign ruled by Neptune (and by Jupiter, in the days before astronomers became aware of Neptune).
This era gave us opportunities to focus on and develop Pisces's themes of compassion, imagination, intuition, and spirituality. It also assisted us in recognizing and overcoming this sign's less constructive expressions via addiction, deceit, illusion, escapism, martyrdom, and misuse of psychic or spiritual gifts.
During the Pisces Age, humanity grew more sensitive, allowing people to develop awareness of others and to assist those who suffer.
This sensitivity also has helped humanity become more receptive to the vast invisible realm of the inner self, including psychic and mystical experiences and personal encounters with Divinity. As a result, many people have become aware of our inherent unity: all humanity is one being, all creation is one great work, and all the universe is a vast and diverse one-ness in the heart of Divinity.
Despite these accomplishments, much remains to be done. This Aquarian Manifesto presents major aims humanity needs to address during this new Aquarius Age.
On the material plane, we have reached a state of extreme imbalance.
Nature, in particular, endures tremendous stress and exploitation.
Also, the large systems created to operate our economy, oversee education resources, and provide health services no longer work well and tend toward a materialistic view that ignores or devalues human dignity, spirituality, and the greater good.
Many people lack basics such as adequate food and clean water, which prevents their full participation in creating our future and denies humanity the benefit of their personal gifts and unique genius. Human bodies reflect all these stresses through diminished vitality and a host of stress-related ills.
We can do better.
On the emotional plane, we continue to see serious imbalance.
Fear and anger dominate many people's emotions, causing stress, harming health, and damaging relationships.
Manipulating others to induce negative feelings such as guilt and shame as well as fear and anger has given those with ulterior motives a powerful tool for controlling people or pressuring them to consume goods and use services they do not need.
Pervasive negativity has made it difficult for humanity to cultivate happiness and aspire to constructive emotions. As a result, humanity has hardly begun to tap its potential for using emotions to promote health on all planes, inspire and uplift others, and create harmony among all people and with Nature.
We can do better.
On the mental plane, we have made great progress in some areas, yet we still see inequity and imbalance.
Our information age puts tools, knowledge, and opportunity in the hands of all with access to technology, yet we lack universal literacy, and barriers still prevent many from obtaining an education or benefiting from new technology.
Poor communication skills keep many from expressing their needs effectively or maintaining healthy relationships.
Too often, those adept at communication misuse their gifts for personal gain, to deceive or control others, or to advance agendas contrary to the greater good.
Many people allow their minds to dwell on trivial matters or on negative, destructive thoughts; besides perpetuating a negative mental climate, this situation prevents people from using their mental faculties constructively. As a result, humanity has yet to fulfill its potential for using thought to promote spiritual values and imagine a beautiful and harmonious future.
We can do better.
On the spiritual plane, we remain largely ignorant of our potential.
Given humanity's often materialistic perspective, some people still deny the existence of an invisible realm beyond what we perceive with our senses.
Others, however, have caught glimpses of this vast world through psychic experiences such as clairvoyance, helpful messages obtained while dreaming, or lofty emotions felt during prayer or in times of trial.
Also, information previously unavailable to all but a few initiates or religious leaders, including the mysteries of kabbalah and astrology, have become accessible to all sincere seekers. Nevertheless, spiritual values remain poorly developed, and spiritual ideals too often are spoken but not practiced.
We can do better.
We must do better, for the future depends upon it.
With each great age, we are called to greater achievement and higher service.
At this moment in human striving, the nature of our work may be found in astrology's symbol for Aquarius, the Water Bearer, which presents a human figure holding a large vessel from which water flows:
Aquarius carries associations with several other themes that can help us choose creative ways to express its idealistic, airy energy:
Because of its powerful electrical nature, Aquarius's energy can feel erratic, unexpected, even jarring. Without proper grounding, it can quickly feel overwhelming. To work with it effectively, we need to cultivate balance and live as much as possible in a state of harmony. For tips on living in harmony on all four planes—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—see the article What Does It Mean To Be Living In Harmony?
Also, Aquarius's airy nature gives this sign a mental focus and great detachment, allowing it to conceive brilliant plans and to embrace the future without getting stuck emotionally in outworn methods. Taken to excess, this tendency can bring emotional coldness and an inhumane disregard for others. We can prevent this possibility by balancing Aquarius's intellect with the warm, heartfelt energy of its opposite sign, Leo.
Finally, when out of balance, Aquarius energy may insist on individual freedom at all costs or go to the opposite extreme by enforcing group conformity to its version of utopia.
Again, balance holds the key to avoiding either of these: in our Golden Age, we must embrace both individual genius and personal needs as well as group cooperation and impersonal or societal needs. Ideally, we can blend these energies by valuing all individuals; creating a loving, tolerant society enabling people to express their uniqueness; and embracing a culture that welcomes individual genius to help uplift all humanity.
Despite the imbalances in our current circumstances, humanity has many reasons to feel hopeful. Whatever challenges we face, we have Aquarius's potential for genius to enable us to overcome them. The as yet untapped power of our emotions, minds, and souls can help us create a Golden Age for humanity that provides:
At this powerful time in humanity's development, initiate yourself into the Aquarian Age, right now, by consciously embracing its beauty and promise. Pass through the gateway, and dedicate yourself to Aquarian ideals.
We have 2,000 years in Aquarius to build on our work in Pisces and to prepare for the next age in Capricorn. What shall we do? What would you like to manifest? Tap your dearest hopes, dreams, and wishes, and make your plans to make them real.
Please begin now, for humanity needs you.