The Magick of Aquarius
The Magick of Aquarius is dynamically charged and swift in its effects. Whatever we apply Aquarian energy towards will have the benefit of volumes of reference and an informed and intuitive mind that thinks outside of the box. This is the mind where everything is possible as long as it fits the criteria of logic and transformative effect.
Aquarius’ strength lay in its ability to be a magnet for information; greedily consuming it and then being able to spit it out in a way that makes use of the key components required for successful application. This exuberance for the learning capacity of the mind is one that can also present as impatience for those who get lost in the finely structured translation that Aquarius provides. Jumping from A-Z in a milli-second is all in a day’s musing for Aquarius, but this approach is not always the most effective in savoring the finer points of the process.
The caution here is that of detachment and remaining always out in the aethers seeking the next phase of knowledge. There can be a tendency to discount emotions in the equation because they are not logical in mastering a direction that is sterile and appealing to greater mental pursuits. Having come from the very manifest oriented energy of Capricorn to the mental gymnastics of Aquarius is something of a trick in counterbalance. This is the true state of as above (Aquarius), so below (Capricorn) in action. Aquarius strives to move out of the “human condition” and in its place re-invent the cosmic condition” where humanity is of equal value to all of life in all of its forms at a universal level.
Aquarius is the second sign of the third (and final) cycle of quadrant of Elements in progression around the zodiacal wheel. This is the third and last of the astrological signs of Air and in the order of progression, Aquarius has the benefit of drawing its experience from the styles of the other two Air signs.
This is the progression from the first communications of Gemini, eager to please in its methodology of communicative mind and having the agility to change course at will, taking a little from here and a little more from there before it reaches final conclusion. This frantic pace is balanced by Libra’s requirement that all that passes through it must meet the requirements of refinement and grace and be as pleasing to the senses as to the mind it serves. This is mind that has matured from the enthusiasm of youthful Gemini and now seeks longevity and a place where its efforts may be synthesized and strengthened. Arriving at the space of Aquarius, everything of mind and movement is now lengthened into a structure that serves as a point of reference. This is the processing of information with the speed and agility of Gemini and the re-creating balance of Libra’s ability to soften the rough edges and raw dynamics. Aquarius brings these two together in a way that becomes the repository of information that simultaneously sees the past and the future as it creates the panoramic view of what is possible in the present.
A Structured Think Tank
Be the container.
Hold fast the
Energy that pours
The Middle Way
Proves firm and true
What generates inside
Soars above and
Reaches deeply below.
Draw up its strength
Pull down its light
Draw in its anchor of center
And allow to pour forth that
Which will be renewed.
Aquarius is Fixed Air. Highly structured and stable in quality, this active principle is expressed as the synthesizer. The stability of a Fixed sign allows the space for drawing together what has preceded it in the Cardinal sign and prepare the most viable and stable form of that energy as it releases it to the flexibility and expansiveness of the Mutable sign that follows it. Aquarius expresses this ability in the area of thought. The ability to gather together the imaginings and visionings of new invention so the dialogue may begin that will result in “back to the drawing board” or “all systems go!”.
Solar Month Magick
Enhances the inventive mind and movement towards future goals:
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac. The energy of Aquarius is that of mental action. It is a sign of innovative idea. Aquarius is the place of the future. The past and/or history of a thing or place does not hold much interest for the Aquarius as this energy is always looking ahead, and using that as the guiding force in all of endeavors. Being of the quality of mind and intellect, invention and problem solving are the natural gifts of this sign.
The Solar Month of Aquarius is an excellent time to begin the work of brainstorming solutions to long-range goals. Although Aquarius is an Air sign, there is much that relies on the continued flow and movement of intuitive guidance, much like water that has been properly aerated and bubbles up freely expanding and eventually moving beyond its container of limitation. Think on the image of the Water-bearer as the symbol of Aquarius. Water is a necessity for life to continue. A suitable container is needed so that the precious liquid will not spill. And, someone capable of protecting and ensuring that it will arrive at its future destination is required. The magick, however occurs when this liquid is drained from the vessel. Now the potential for more to come that is the same in how it is identified, yet subtly different, because the well of source may not be the same. This is the core of Aquarius, providing some similar, yet different enough from, that it automatically becomes the idea of the future.
The energy of this Solar month of Aquarius next flows into the compassion and healing of Watery Pisces. This is the astrological sign of sacrifice and the unquestionable understanding of the inter-connectedness of all life that has arrived at this conclusion from the Mind that knows the negative product of neglecting the humanness in humanity.
The Aquarian approach can be used for short-term projects, but is most effective for long-term workings. A goal, such as envisioning what you wish the outcome to be in as much detail as possible and then thinking through the viability of each step that will be required for successful goal. Use your mental agility to see all of the perspectives that could be employed. Research and then research some more until you find exactly the correct equation to be applied.
Similar to the New, Full and Waning cycles of the Lunar Month, beginning the working in the Solar Month of Aquarius would be the first phase of identifying what your vision of the prefect outcome would be. Temporarily removing the emotional component, focus more on the what, rather than the compelling feelings of the why. Strip this vision down to its basic architecture revealing all that links it together and supports its building.
As you move through the Solar month you will begin to recognize what is the reasonable and rationale way to proceed. Once this is established, re-introduce the feeling quotient (this is the water vessel that Aquarius carries into the future). If it still stands as the focus of desired intent, go for it.
Using the cycle of Air and those astrological signs of that element the next point of bolstering the energy would be during Gemini Solar Month. The Solar Month of Gemini provides the freedom to communicate your ideas, begin the process of networking for further supports and change course if suitable. This is the burst of new airy mind that refreshes what was released into it from Aquarius.
Having finally arrived in the energy of the Solar month of Libra, now is the opportunity to reign in all that you have experienced and used to bolster your goal of intent. Now is the time to refine it, make it pleasing at all levels to the senses and sensibilities of what you envision for yourself now. This is the space of the dream becoming a reality and you standing fully informed of every process and intention along the way. Much like the architect who has foreseen every weakness in his/her plans and has a final blueprint that erects something that will stand the tests of time.
Lunar Magick: Time to Create the Formula
The Path of Idealism…
Use of Lunar energy in the astrological sign of Aquarius provides the energetic principle of foresight and informed intuition. The approach is one that is both idealistic and prescriptive in nature. The continued dialogue being one of “what if” and “how to formulate it”. Air stirs up the seas in turbulence as well as being to gently move the waters along in a stream that is obstructed and has potential for stagnation. Appropriate use of air in stirring up the emotions of desire for what is imagined, moves the energy towards one of action in taking the necessary steps of planning that will draw you closer to realization of your goals.
Workings that require emotions that are structured and informed by clarity of mind and a concrete plan make use of the Aquarian mind. Bringing to the surface those things that have weighed heavily and toxically in your emotional being can be problem-solved and brought to a place where you may more clearly let your wishes be known, your fears allayed and your joys acted upon.
Workings that encourage you to speak your truths to ensure a future that is in more alignment with what you envision it to be are synthesized into movement that flows continually to sustain and uplift your efforts carried on winds of future change.
The New Moon of Aquarius would be used to seek out what areas of your life need stirring up and recharging with catalytic desire for change. Remember, Uranus is the ruler and disburser of Aquarius’ energy. It is communication on steroids, moving strong and electrically firing up everything in its path. Where would you most like to apply this energy?
The Full Moon of Aquarius allows for those emotional reserves to be brought into a dynamic that will guide and direct your future actions and responses. What was held in the past regarding the issue you selected is now of no importance. What is quickened now in the fullness of Mother Moon’s light is the seed of potential for what you wish it to become.
And, the energy of the Waning Moon in Aquarius provides the opportunity to engage Saturn’s energies as co-ruler of this sign. This is the dynamic of rigid structure that will hold firm what has been started and scatter to the winds what is no longer needed. Additionally, this action is one that is timeless in nature. What is rendered now useless forever was, is and shall be of no power over me!
Some Additional Astrological properties of Aquarius
Keywords: Invention, Vision, Knowledge
The Archetype: The Allegorical Teacher is the archetype associated with Aquarius. Aquarius thrives on learning. It’s intent is to know everything, to be everything and then to share that information and experience with everyone. These are incremental steps towards the ultimate goal of solving the great mysteries of purpose. This is often construed as Aquarius being the great Humanitarian.
The specific form of Humanitarianism that is often ascribed to the Aquarian is one in which the greater good is always the objective, even if it means the expenditure of a singular one. This ideology gives a first impression of Aquarians being cold and emotionally unattached. Logic precludes emotion and largely the actions taken by an Aquarian are from the perspective of feeling so greatly for right outcome that the detail of explaining the emotional depths of that action are not felt to serve to further the ultimate goal.
As a teacher the goal is not one of liking every student that enters those halls of learning. The primary directive is one of teaching every one of those students what there is to teach and what they have come to learn as a collective consciousness of seekers.
Rules Astrological House:
The 11th House of the Zodiac, the House of Friendships
Moving through the Zodiacal Wheel’s energy, the First House is the singular “you” identified by your personality and who you are presently and who you who hope to become. The second House holds the possessions and things you have acquired that further define you. The Third House represents how you express yourself based on what you have learned of yourself (1st House) and what you have chosen to surround yourself with in the material world (2nd House). The Fourth House has taught the lessons of home and family; commitment and unconditional love for who we are now and who we hope to become. Arriving at the Fifth House we are now ready to emerge from the security of friends and family and stand courageously in the Light of the choices we have made, that have contributed to the crafting of this self. Moving on towards the Sixth House we are ready to give, to serve, to cultivate and to learn the lessons of harmonious interaction.
Moving next into the Seventh House we stand ready to gather to ourselves all that we have learned on the journey thus far and use it to explore new paths, learn new ways of being and open to the partnerships forged on a new chosen path. The Eighth House of Scorpio brings passion and emotional attachment to the equation. Awareness of the physical pleasures of being human underscores the journey. As we enter the Ninth House we are ready to initialize what those experiences have been as we load our bows with all that we hope to share and stir the will to action wherever the sights have been set. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius stands at the ready to push the extremes and encourage stretching to the limits of what we perceive to be possible.
Continuing into the Tenth House and Capricorn’s reality revealed the effort required to re-claim and maintain the steady ground we stretched towards and sought in Sagittarius. Now, having come from this place of manifest stability, the mind and its dreams are able to project into the furthest reaches of possibility. These are anchored in the relationships we have built that serve as a reality check, when that projection moves beyond grounding. These dreams are further inspired by our interactions with others, at times in an observational stage and at other times, fully engaged in the wholeness of mind and heart.
The colors of electric blue and black are those I associate with Aquarius. This is the cobalt charge of electrical current that moves through the darkness of space in and of its own accord with time as it blazes a trail of light and energy in its
Free Me: Capricorn in Aquarius
Lightning flashes around
Making the way dangerous
As steep advance is taken
Carefully and securely.
I feel as though there is
No making headway as
Electricity extends a fiery
Hand blocking the way.
I pause regaining my
Strength of purpose
And pace myself
Giving pause with each
Resounding slap of
All at once the way
Clears and I look
Up seeing through
What had been clouds
Of trail and error.
I look up as the sun
Flashes through as
A new form of electric
Catalyst and I see now
The full expanse of
Where my scaling of
Future effort will lead.
Aquarius is the Eleventh sign of the Zodiac:
Seasonally, Aquarius stands as space of pause from the celebrations of the longest night of the Winter Solstice and the longest day of the Summer Solstice in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively. These are points when winter is slowly giving way to the future of Spring’s greening (Northern) or the introspective descent into the wintry months ahead (Southern).
We stand at a point of choice about how we will acclimate to these futures and what plans we will make to align with these changes. This is the action of Aquarius as the inventive mind and the ability to plan and envision ourselves in the space of Spring’s growth or Winter’s great demise.
We have crossed the mid-point in the Solar Year and are at the last gate before the finality of the last of the 12 Houses of the Astrological signs. Each prior to this point has concerned itself with those aspects of our being that cultivate sense of self (Aries); sense of others (Taurus); expression of ourselves (Gemini); nurturing what we hold close to our hearts (Cancer); moving into our place of power (Leo) and claiming responsibility for taking a closer look at who we have become (Virgo); and finding that place of refinement through interaction. Scorpio marked the advent of self-knowledge and re-forming of what had come before as it is transformed and Sagittarius forged new connections as it moved purposefully beyond its comfort zone.
Capricorn offered the lesson of trial and error until the sure-footedness and confidence necessary to master manifest adversity was cultivated. Now Aquarius is ready to carry us into the ambient and electrically charged dynamic of light that reveals our all-loving nature, informed by the vision of who we are and supported by a solid blueprint towards stepping into that compassionate self of Pisces.
As we move through each of the Solar Temples in the coming year, it will become more apparent how interconnected they are. The story that is woven is one of growth and evolution that is just as relevant today as it was to the ancients. We learn from these natural cycles and their application is profound mundanely and spiritually.
Other Posts to Re-read:
Temple of the Sun: Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius- A Future Tree
The Motherboard- Sun in Aquarius
Full Moon in Aquarius- Breath of Liquid Flame
New Moon in Aquarius- The Speed of Light
Temple of the Moon:
Day Sixteen: Looking Further-Waning Moon in Aquarius
Day Fifteen: On a Clear Day-Full Moon in Aquarius
Wednesday, February 18.2015
Temple of the Sun: Transit into Pisces
New Moon in Aquarius (again)