Age of Aquarius
Aquarius is symbolized as the Water Bearer, replenishing the universe with a constant flow of "water." Aquarius is responsible for washing away untruths and bringing clarity to the world. While many people have gone their entire lives not knowing or caring what their astrological sign is, every person on the planet has been and will be affected by this shift.
The Age of Pisces was dominated by hierarchy and power.
Pisces Motto: I Believe.
To feel successful and happy, you needed to resolve the question: "To be, or not to be?" In order for you "to be," you needed to find someone or something to believe in. Once found, you attached yourself to that someone or something and were guided how to live. For example, a religion, a political ideology, a charismatic leader, work, etc. The "keys" to life were hidden and kept secret in the halls and monasteries of power. But you did not need to know these secrets, only to follow leaders and guides who did. As a result, this created vertical hierarchies and it was essential to find your place in the pecking order.
"The times they are a-changing!"
The Age of Aquarius will be dominated by networks and information.
Aquarius Motto: I Know.
This is the age of information. Nothing is secret anymore. All information is available at your fingertips. Where the Age of Pisces was organized in a vertical, up and down structure of hierarchies, the Age of Aquarius is organized in a horizontal network, opening the world up to true equality.
In the Age of Aquarius we break free of centuries of false doctrines, destructive indoctrinations, absurd ideas, and children's stories about divinity, education, medicine, and love. The corrupt foundations of false society crumble. This time of crises is not the signal of the end of the world. What comes is not the end, but the beginning. The dream humanity has lived for centuries ends and we awaken to a bright new day, a bright new way.
The focus is no longer on your identity and existence (“To be, or not to be?”), but on accepting yourself as a whole person (“Be to be.”) who does not need to believe in something outside of yourself. You are ready to accept that you have the knowledge and wisdom within yourself. It is no longer necessary to attach to something outside yourself, but to become a leader of one: yourself.
This shift is bringing out the best and the worst in humanity. Some people are preparing for this shift by opening their hearts and minds and embracing this new age, while others are intimidated by the changes that they don't understand and want to return to a “golden age” in the past, trusting only those who are like themselves.
In the Age of Aquarius everything becomes unified. All our differences, all our dualities mix together like the fragrances of a flower shop, with all of the different flowers adding their bouquet to the overall mix until they are inseparable. Each individual flower remains distinct and individual, each one's fragrance is unique and discernible when you come up close to it, yet joined together in unity with the others in the wonderful mixture that is the smell of the shop.
Our individual worth comes from inside, from what we have inside, through our development, our evolution, and what we can give to society. Our drastic differences dissolve and we integrate into the whole. We integrate and unify with the energy of the universe, with the great cosmic spirit.
Transformation is never a painless process. When you fast or cleanse to purify your body, at first you feel worse, because toxins get stirred up in order to be eliminated. Once these poisons have been cleared, you feel lighter and more energized. Understand that every person on the planet is going through this shift. We are heading into a time of radical change. It is a time of great potential growth and expansion, but it is also a time of great potential pain and suffering. The more that you understand what is happening, the more that you can go through all of the changes without losing your balance and stability.
Here are some suggestions to help you during this transition period:
1. Have a daily spiritual practice. Every spiritual tradition has one thing in common: a daily practice. This can be many different things: yoga, meditation, chanting, prayer, contemplation, exercise, journaling, etc. It is not important what you are doing, but that you do something almost every day, and do it with an intention to let go of your blocks and focus your consciousness. Kundalini yoga and vibrational meditation are the most powerful tools that I have found, but everyone must find their own pathway and collect the tools for their own toolbox.
2. Don’t give in to fear, despair, or anger. There is so much happening that can trigger these emotions: the media, the environment, politics, terrorism, etc. If you understand that these emotions are all symptoms of the shift, then you can go through them without losing your center.
3. Don’t be a victim. You have the power to change your life. Don’t give that power away to anyone through blame or resentment. You are responsible for your happiness and grace. Don’t buy into any view of reality in which you are not 100% responsible for making your life work. The Age of Aquarius is all about empowerment and consciousness.
4. Be a source of light. The more people who consciously choose to embrace the shift, the easier this transformation will go for humanity. It is a spiritual truth that a small percentage of people who have shifted their consciousness can influence the rest of humanity. If you are reading this, then you are most likely one of these pioneers. Find a way to spread your light: teach, heal, create community networks, serve, sacrifice, love.
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius!