Through a confluence of a number of events like attending last weeks Harmony Fest in Santa Rosa, Jah Levi’s birthday bash and adding a whole new host of Facebook friends, I can certainly claim that Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius is broadcasting it’s blissed out message in full effect. Raw food radicals, tantric tricksters and ecstatic mechanics are reveling in the feel good vibe. Facebook is brimming with light and love, praise and ahhhs, awe for the electric miracle of life, bleeding green and kissing the old paradigms a sweet goodbye. Compassionate communication reigns supreme and raw cacao is passed about like the new holy sacrament. It’s the new soma, passed down from the Mayan time lords, the sweet sustenance of lunation and harmonic cycles, raw and ready to go off in roughly three years.
2012 has become the new age rapture and anything that remotely smacks of negativity is eschewed; It’s a comedown, a trip into an old rat hole, a self-fulfilling prophecy of yesterdays doom. Michael Beckwith shares the glories of the secret as amethyst hosannas rise up from the masses. Kirtan is the new rock and roll and the call and response of ancient bhajans, the language of sound is ready to be commodified. Suits are smelling profit and dropping in for the ride, donning the robes of holy brothers in lieu of Brothers Brooks. The scene is swelling and the summer, rife with festivals and escape velocity is just about to enter the transcendental curve of the elliptical orbit.
Can it really be happening? Are enough positive vibes simply going to negate the gravity of other social conditions like a possible intervention in Iran, North Korea’s nuclear chest thump, deeper penetration and more war into Pakistan, the eventual demise of the dollar and perhaps forced vaccinations based on the constantly mutating swine flu? Is the innocence and agape of the times enough to shift other forces or are they simply an expression childlike denial and magical thnking?
Sandwiched between Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius, is Chiron in Aquarius–the wounded healer of the zodiac, Chiron points to the achilles heal of the sign it occupies and here in Aquarius it can reveal the shadow side of the new age, the soft underbelly where hope isn’t a sinewy and defined enough muscular response to the times at hand. Chiron in Aquarius in many regards is The Fool in Tarot. The Fool as the 0 and 22nd card in the major arcana has always been associated with Uranus and Aquarius. Here with Chiron in Aquarius, we see the fools folly on display with it’s best and worst traits of trust and innocence. Chiron in Aquarius can illicit a cultural naivete that borders on narcissistic solipsism. Jupiter and Neptune create a field of vast potential. Chiron urges careful examination and an almost surgical perspective in the light of the situation. Adding to all of this is of course Saturn in Virgo.
Whle the abundance of Aquarian energy is really coalescing, Saturn in Virgo is demanding that we don’t try to escape the details, the nitty gritty, the not-so-sexy matter of facts like the skyrocketing price of food and gas, the escalation of war, the chemtrails constantly accruing in our skies, the weird weather and pesky little things like Obama’s plan for preventative detention and so on. Saturn in Virgo drills down into the fractal schema of bad vibes, bad weather and bad karma. It squares off against the raging utopia that’s being erected in the imagination of the sky dreamers, berry eaters and bliss merchants. Where will it all congeal and meet in a confluence of the spirit and the will? My best guess is when Saturn ramps up to 22 degrees in Virgo, in an exact quinqunx Jupiter in Aquarius and Neptune with an orb of 2 degrees, opposing Uranus in Pisces, yet again (thanks Kit). This is where the rubber will meet the road as they say, when idealism confronts realism head on, where the social condition sparks against the imaginal and the magical. Who will prevail? I think it all depends on the quality of the imagination, the potency of the dream and the will to activate it. A head in the clouds approach works best with the feet on the ground.
Make it real children of Aquarius. Build your communities now. Stay in the flow of love, but don’t take your eye off the ball. A wise man once said, “be wise like serpents” and as the serpentine fire flows from the root to the fruit as you chant and twirl, let it rest at your eyes for a while and gaze into things as they are as much as you’d wish them to be.