by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer
- Dates: Jan 21 – Feb 22
- Ruled by: Uranus
- Element: Air
Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your Sun, North Node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Aquarius on your birth chart.
What Is Aquarius’s Intention?
Last month, Capricorn invited us to step boldly into the world and manifest our visions. Now, Aquarius is here to show us this is always a team effort. Uranus, ruler of freedom and individuality, prompts our intuitive awareness toward seeing ourselves objectively, as part of a greater organism of humanity. Oh Aquarius! What now?
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. Aquarius’s spiritual intention is to teach us how to remain true to our unique vision while blending in with others, collectively.
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.
Our unconscious Aquarius, in a misguided attempt to feel the “belonging”, may yield too quickly to peer pressure, thus losing individual will, waiting for others to prompt our decisions and actions. Or in fear of belonging, we may run away from confrontations, detach from emotional situations, aloof and waiting endlessly for more information.
What needs healing and growth?
Our Aquarius ego can often feel like an outsider, estranged by the rest of humanity, feeling very different, like something is wrong with us, with no place in the world. For comfort, we might purposefully try to stand apart by being contrary, eccentric or rebellious, thus feeling in control of our aloneness. Yet our innate drive for connection keeps us trying to belong. Instead of real, intimate friendships, humanitarian causes or technological webs might dominate our social life.
From this position as “outsider”, we are forced to look at the world more objectively, to discover why we feel alienated, and eventually see a much bigger picture of our place in the world. Our intuition informs us of how the outer world reflects the complexity of our inner being and we gradually feel more integrated and connected to others and to the whole. Eventually, the synergy of human spirit feels like home.
What Can I Do This Month?
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?
Additional Support (current planetary transits)
Mercury will be retrograde (backward) in Aquarius from Jan 21 to Feb 12. This will keep your mind focused on group endeavors and innovative changes in your life. 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.
The New Moon is on February 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.
Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings, coaching and healing by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Contact Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com or call for a free 10-minute inquiry.