by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer
- Dates: January 21 – February 21
- Ruled by: Uranus and Saturn
- 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?
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has over 40 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners Choose Conscious Living in Sedona, AZ. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Zoom, or in person in Sedona. Inquiries are welcome. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com.