When researching this quote, I found many references to its source, including Native American elders, Alice Walker (author of the book, We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, published in 2006), Peter Levine (author of We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, published in 2013), and many more books, theses, and papers all with the same title. The statement in fact, is so profound, so stirring, and so timely all of those times it has been spoken, written, and published that it has become a universal statement, a universal recognition that waiting for something, someone, sometime to come along and rescue us is no longer a possible or profitable idea. Nor is it esoterically sound.
“Waiting” is ruled by Saturn, the god of time and chronic conditions. This month, he returns to his “direct” mode of transport, as opposed to his retrograde mode, re-strengthening this idea of Waiting. Yet, he is also in the sign of this Age of Aquarius, which is currently rolling over the top of us whether we are ready or not. Aquarius is “WE THE PEOPLE!” What and whom are we waiting for? The time is already here. To change the world, we must be the change. This change is about all the people recognizing all the people, that we are in this together, that helping one another is the only way any of us will get out of this “alive,” meaning evolving and growing into who we were all meant to become. “We are the ones we have been waiting for,” is a direct translation of Saturn in Aquarius, the sign of We. The wait is over.
Everyone: A time to ponder commitment, then project the results into the Universe.
ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Equality or lack thereof is the keynote of the month.
Direction: Could apply to something legal or to a relationship.
Soul Thought: “The law of flotation was not discovered by the contemplation of the sinking of things.” —Wayne Dyer
TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Finances may fluctuate.
Direction: It might be time to pawn a thing.
Soul Thought: When one door closes another door opens.
GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Dynamic: Your mind can soar this month.
Direction: To teach or to be the student is the question.
Soul Thought: What’s the difference?
CANCER Planet: Neptune JUNE 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: Although you sense a lot, you may feel you don’t know as much as others.
Direction: Tap into those all-knowing senses.
Soul Thought: What is Knowledge?
LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: Stress may deepen as the month progresses.
Direction: It is a stress of karmic proportions.
Soul Thought: Meaning the way you handle stress is more important than the stress itself.
VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: As the busy beaver of the zodiac, you stimulate and receive many different energies.
Direction: Remember that you are not responsible for everything and everyone…
Soul Thought: …hmmmmmm. Or…
LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: You’re not feeling very stable right now.
Direction: It’s about the shaking of old foundations.
Soul Thought: “The Universe will open doors where before there were only walls.” —Joseph Campbell
SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: You may experience the need to let others know.
Direction: It’s a time to project outward whatever you are committed to.
Soul Thought: What is the highest possible commitment?
SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: An urge to begin something new turns into a need to maintain it.
Direction: Distractions will not serve.
Soul Thought: Turning daily drudge into focus practice.
CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Separation from others is a global dynamic, and personal.
Direction: Ponder isolation.
Soul Thought: There is spiritual purpose behind isolation.
AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: That which has been troubling you eases by mid-month.
Direction: On a couple of levels.
Soul Thought: “Without pain how could we know joy? …the existence of broccoli does not in any way affect the taste of chocolate.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MARCH 20
Dynamic: The challenge is real, but so is the blessing.
Direction: One foot ahead of the other.
Soul Thought: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” —St. Paul, Hebrews XIII