THE 11th HOUR
During the first half of February, we are in the sign of Aquarius and we have been in the transition into the Age of Aquarius for some time. Last month we discussed Jupiter, the planet of Aquarius in esoteric astrology, and the meanings of both regarding all of humanity. In astrology we consider every sign to have its own “partner” planet and house which all work together no matter where they land in a chart.
Jupiter and Aquarius are associated with the 11th house. It would seem that as our pandemic trudges on and our economics devolve—in this Age when we are all meant to recognize one another as One—we are instead becoming more and more divided. It might even feel as we shift into this New Age that humanity is in its 11th hour.
That idea is not incongruent with the idea that big changes—which we agree are needed—often come about as the result of 11th-hour dynamics. The magnetic poles of our Earth are an Aquarian idea, as is the stubbornness (fixedness) which often attends unbudging attitudes on polar opposite sides. Transitions between Ages (and any changing times) are often about the destruction of old, fixed ideas which need to be expanded upon. But many have a hard time giving up on those comfortable ideas; thus we create 11th-hour dynamics. As Carl Jung suggests, perhaps it is time to step back to look at the problem, rather than stepping in and assuming we already know. The Age of Knowledge supposes knowledge on a higher level than that which came before.
Everyone: This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Lots of options early in the month turn into a hard-core challenge later.
Direction: It’s about redirecting the flow of abundance.
Soul Thought: What do you have in abundance?
TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: The flow of money itself could be threatened.
Direction: Even a trickle can be a flow.
Soul Thought: What is money on its highest levels?
GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You have an opportunity to help someone else with their burdens.
Direction: Take it!
Soul Thought: Lightening a load is good for all.
CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: Some pleasantries this month with both men and women co-workers.
Direction: If you’re not sure about that, be the pleasant one.
Soul Thought: Be(you)tiful.
LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: This energetic shift may have you seeking a cave somewhere.
Direction: Cave-time is a great time for introspection.
Soul Thought: “If you stare into the abyss long enough eventually you realize the abyss stares back at you.”—Friedrich Nietzsche
VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: This changing world can feed something in you.
Direction: Feed it back.
Soul Thought: “It’s about progress, not perfection.”—Leroy Jethro Gibbs
LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: The struggle is between that which is material and that which is not.
Direction: And the bridge between.
Soul Thought: Is it you?
SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: On Valentine’s Day you are closest to the one you love.
Direction: Bring he/she close.
Soul Thought: Your opposite.
SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: It’s a good month with few challenges.
Direction: Feel free to create one or two.
Soul Thought: It’s good for the Soul.
CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: This ongoing, chronic problem is getting old.
Direction: One way to overcome a problem is to ponder upon the problems of others.
Soul Thought: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”—Rabindranath Tagore
AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: Now is a time for compassion.
Direction: For those you disagree with, as well as those you agree with.
Soul Thought: How to be One with All.
PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: You may need high boots; it’s getting thick out here.
Direction: One foot ahead of the other.
Soul Thought: Do you know any shoemakers?