Aquarius (11th sign after Aries) is the sign of service—serving one another, building community. Aquarius is fixed air, stabilizing new ideas in the world. When new ideas reach the masses the ideas become ideals within the hearts and minds of humanity. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are mental. They think, ponder, study, research, gather and distribute information. For air signs, education and learning, communicating, writing, being social, tending to money, participating in groups and creating sustainable communities are most important. One of the present messages Aquarius is putting forth to the New Group of World Servers is the creation of the New Education (thus thinking) for humanity—one based not on commodities (banking/corporate values) but on virtues.
Humanity and Aquarius
Aquarius is the sign of humanity itself. We are now at the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Humanity (rising). The “rising” is the Aquarian vision of equality, unity, the distribution and sharing of all resources and of individual (Leo) creative gifts for the purpose of humanity’s (Aquarius) uplifting. This is the message in the Solar Festival of Aquarius (at the full moon) on Tuesday, Feb. 3. We join in these visions by reciting the World Prayer of Direction, the Great Invocation.
Tuesday’s solar festival follows Monday’s Groundhog Day, or Imbolc (ancient Celtic fire festival) the halfway mark between winter solstice and spring Equinox). The New Group of World Servers (NGWS) during these two days are preparing for the upcoming Three Spring Solar Festivals: 1. Aries Resurrection/Easter Festival (April); 2. Taurus Buddha/Wesak Festival (May); and 3. Gemini’s Festival of Humanity (June). Aquarius and the new and full moons together are the primary astrological influences behind all of humanity’s endeavors. The NGWS are to teach these things, calling and uplifting humanity. Join us everyone. (301)
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of Jan. 28
Aries-March 21–April 20
Much of you has, should be or will go into retreat for a while. This is a good thing. Your ruler (planet influencing Aries), Mars is hiding away, calling you to a place of shelter, refuge, sanctuary, an inner harbor, so you can reflect upon the past year and make plans in the quietest part of self for the upcoming seasons. This is a gift of time and contemplation. Go to church.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You find yourself thinking of groups, the NGWS. It’s because they need your ideas, practical direction, determined focus and your quiet, efficient and illuminating mind. Behind all your words and ideas is the reality that it’s time to re-educate, restore and salvage the world and that much sacrifice must come forth from all of us. When you lead, everyone follows.
Gemini May 22–June 20
What do you think and feel are your abilities that assist in the reconstruction of the new world? What do you want to be recognized for and what gifts of self do you aspire to offer to the New Group of World Servers whose task is to impress humanity with the new ideas that become ideals in humanity’s mind which then help create the new culture and civilization? Where do you stand on these? Actually, where are you?
Cancer June 21–July 20
An interesting situation is occurring. You now have the freedom to choose many paths. You can also choose to remain the same. Your life becomes filled with possibilities and potentials. You will be impressed with complex information, while perceiving multiple levels of reality. You have entered a region where the veils are parting and new information is being given. Be still more.
Leo July 21–August 22
You might find that religious themes, especially a past religion, form an important focus in your life. Altruism becomes your keynote. People begin to perceive you as philosophical, idealistic, visionary. You will have inspired insights. You imagine other lands and worlds. It’s good to build a boat, eat fish, swim in warm waters, hang golden veils.
Virgo August 23–September 22
At times you find yourself functioning in other worlds, feeling compassion and intuition growing daily. Don’t be concerned with shared finances and resources and try not to feel deprivation. There is no deprivation. There is only goodness, everywhere. God is always good. Love underlies all events. Some obligations and responsibilities call. Serve like a saint you admire.
Libra September 23–October 22
Perhaps you find yourself yearning for someone. Perhaps you’re striving to harmonize others—friends, family, business colleagues, etc. Relationships invite you to grow and become more whole. It’s painful, the razor’s edge, honing our rough edges. This is the sacred design and purpose embedded within relationships. Libra’s function is to learn how to be in relationship. Your most important one needs recognition, understanding and care.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
This is the time to care for your health. Especially previous health issues. Do you have a dream you’re envisioning, hope for, are working with? A vision? Don’t become disillusioned. This will affect your health, which, with focus, you must build up again. Do not overwork or allow excessive worry. You will never fail. There is no such thing as failure; only experience, which is how we learn.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
There are times you may struggle with disillusion and disappointment concerning relationships and professional endeavors. In the midst of this you will also discover needed creativity and world recognition. There are great powers still to be expressed along with doing something significant. You’re talented and lucky. Sacrifice plays a part, amidst peaceful seclusion.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
You must be curious about the words you and others speak. Look beneath the surface of language to understand the complete picture. If we listen to communications through the lens, and ask “what is attempting to be expressed here?” the hidden psychological messages become clear. Seek solitude when creating. Know that a new identity of self is coming forth from your transforming creativity.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You can be very generous. However, you can also (recently) be dreamy and/or confused about your money. You have a sense of right timing and intuition concerning when important things should be done, with whom, when and where. These abilities emerge more and more in the coming months. You often tap into unusual resources. You always have access to what is needed. Sharing creates more.
Pisces February 19–March 20
You’re not an everyday sort of person. You don’t have the energy of Aries or the steadfastness of Taurus, the business acumen of Capricorn or the relating skills of Libra. You’re in touch with other states of reality with different values based on spiritual motivations. I see you are beginning to create boundaries out in the world. You will play your part when the needed organization comes into your life. Boundaries are good. Include music and art and study the planting of edible and medicinal trees. It’s preparation.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.