There has been much debate about when the Aquarian Age actually begins. Some say it already has, with the explosion of “peace, love and equality” that happened in the mid-to-late Sixties, when Uranus (modern ruler of Aquarius) joined do-or-die Pluto in earth-conscious, solution-oriented Virgo. Others are speculating that the December 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, which launches a 200-year period of Jupiter-Saturn pairings in brilliant, tech-savvy air signs, will signify the true start of the Aquarian Age.

Either way, change is upon us – which is alarming but also encouraging. In a recent article in the New York Times, Kara Swisher observes that tech investors are finally starting to turn their attention to combating climate change – with Bill Gates leading the way. Swisher notes an explosion of interest and investment in battery storage, renewables, green building and artificial intelligence that can help us understand climate data, as well as inventions to help improve the food ecosystem and clean up the planet.

Offering even more hope, in a recent editorial in the Financial Times, David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, unveiled his $750 billion plan for a decade of investing and financing that will cover nine climate-critical areas like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and carbon reductions. With this move, Goldman Sachs becomes the first major U.S. bank to prohibit financing for Arctic oil drilling and to establish explicit limits on financing for the oil and gas sector.

We often catch glimpses of what is to come when the Sun moves through visionary Aquarius. This lightening up of energy is particularly welcome now, after the recent pile-up of planets in heavy-handed Capricorn. Friday’s Aquarius New Moon (Jan. 24, 1:41 p.m. PST) is marked by movement and change. As they embrace at 4 degrees Aquarius, the Sun and Moon square lightning-quick Uranus (the Sun-Uranus square is exact on Wednesday night, so we’ll feel this restless vibe sooner). All this Uranus/Aquarius energy bodes well for brilliant ideas and solutions, and breaking out of ruts. But there may also be unexpected events or shakeups, whether in your personal life or the world at large. Stay as mindful as possible this week, so you can surf this energy wisely.

How to stay grounded, prepare for coming changes, or deal with current ones? Developing a consistent spiritual practice is the key. This can be anything that unites you daily with your higher self – from meditation to prayer, chanting or deep breathing, to connecting with the earth. I don’t know what I’d do without my morning chants and communion with Isis, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Saturn, my ancestors and totem animals (I like to cover all the bases!).

Be aware, though, that once you commit to a consistent spiritual practice, Spirit is apt to rush in and bring your desired changes in the form of challenging experiences that serve to clear away the old and call forth your higher potential. Unity minister Catherine Ponder, known for her books on prosperity consciousness, called this “chemicalization.” It’s a process where things seem to get worse before they get better. So if this is happening for you, or you’re distraught about the state of the world, take heart. We are passing through a portal of change on our way to creating the Aquarian Age. Reach out to others when you need support, and share your support with them. Together, we will prevail!

8 thoughts on “Aquarius New Moon: Onward and Upward

  • January 21, 2020 at 11:22 pm
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    This is such stunning coverage of those committing to positive changes: big names and big organizations aligning with current needs. Thanks Simone. I note a ‘change’ in your writing style; onward and upward is the way to go. We so need awareness–and sustainable action–in so many areas. For me personally, I am starting a new project: Writers’ Review–coaching writers working on thesis and as an academic tutor for Language Arts.

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    • January 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm
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      Good for you, Tanene! Best of luck with your new endeavors. I’m not sure what the change in my writing style is…I try to mix things up between personal essays and stories related to the wider world. In this case I happened to come across two inspiring articles that dovetailed with each other, and the greater theme of Aquarius. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  • January 21, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Thank you, I am feeling better about the challenging experiences I am going through. I do bow to Kali regularly after all 🙂

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    • January 22, 2020 at 3:35 pm
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      Yay! I’m sure Kali is guiding your way. 🙂

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  • January 22, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! I’m in my second saturn return (within 2 degrees for the next few weeks) I look forward to a bit more lightness and air with this Aquarius new moon! May we find our way into harmony with all life on earth

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    • January 22, 2020 at 3:38 pm
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      Beautifully said, Ariel. I have several friends in the midst of their second Saturn return and none of them are finding it easy. I hope you are able to make the best of yours and get whatever lessons Saturn has in mind for you!

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  • January 22, 2020 at 8:47 pm
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    Dear Simone, What an excellent writing and a call to stay “the calm in the storm” in these changing times. I feel the past 40 years or so the world was getting prepared for what is about to happen. It is all good even if it doesn’t appear that way on the surface. Thank you for giving more clarity.

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    • January 22, 2020 at 9:07 pm
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      Thanks for writing in, Lisa – I am so glad I was able to provide some clarity! Here’s to us being that calm in the storm. 🙂

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