by Leo Knighton Tallarico
As we shift today January 19 2013, from Sun in Capricorn to Sun in Aquarius, the pressure to fit, or fit in, or be fit, or do anything as it “should” be done morphs into “do your own thing”.
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, holds us tightly in its grasp, so we will stay long enough to learn our lesson, make our plans, accomplish something, or to build what we need to build.
When Aquarius comes on, we realize that a tight reign on our lives has forced us to be what we need to be in order to get the job done; but we have sacrificed our authentic individualized self in the process.
Capricorn teaches us that there are rules, societal mandates, religious commandments, and authority figures to dictate our lives. Aquarius shows us that we individual humans, each of us true to our own distinctive authentic self, can together develop a human community based on socially conscious higher ideals.
Uranus, the “ruling” planet of Aquarius, was discovered in 1781, around the time of the American and French revolutions. “As above, so below”, a spiritual principle that astrology resonates with, shows us the meaning of Uranus from when it was discovered.
Liberty, freedom from rulers, and power to the people is Uranian and Aquarian. We individual humans being responsible for our own world, is a guiding light of Aquarius. It is equality and self determination. It is Diversity in Unity. It is a large part of our American heritage, and of course the USA has in its natal chart from July 4, 1776, a Moon in Aquarius. The Moon is the light of our inner soul values, and the American inner soul values are very attuned with the Aquarian Age we are moving into.
But now our Superpower American Empire is out of tune with equality for all, with liberation and self determination for all, with worldwide Diversity in Unity. Much transformation of our country will happen over the next year and a half.
We are now in the middle of a dark night of our American soul, as we are being split in two, in a kind of cultural civil war. It is in part “red state” values versus “blue state” values. And the Civil War in 1861-1865, when Lincoln was president, was split in similar geographic ways, though many of our western states were still not incorporated.
There are many issues at stake in this cultural conflict, but the one that is most in the spotlight now is the rights of gun owners.
This issue is heating up, and there is much anger being shown by those who want few or no changes to our current gun laws. President Obama is standing firm on the need to change the gun laws in a way that will make our country safer and less violent.
The NRA is standing stubbornly to not changing much, not even tighter rules for assault weapons.
The second amendment was instituted in large part because of a fear of tyrannical government dominating our lives, and citizens therefore needing to defend themselves. This is a Uranus type of principle, aligned with the Aquarian ideal of power to the people. We have become, however, a country with a very violent culture of movies and video games, gangs, bullies, and desires to solve problems with force. There needs to be compromise found to better our country.
Most advocates of new gun laws do not want to limit the rights of the second amendment, but rightfully are afraid that we have developed a very dangerous and violent America, and we need to make changes.
This is a most dangerous issue now in the United States, and President Obama is in a very precarious position as a result. Many gun rights advocates are extreme and some are even rather paranoid, believing President Obama is going to use the government to militarily take over our country and strip us of our freedoms. This unfounded fear could cause some of them to rationalize violence and killing.
So, as we move into the time of year of Sun in Aquarius, we also on Monday move to the second Inauguration Date for President Obama. This also is Martin Luther King’s celebrated birthday.
President Obama will be using martyred Lincoln’s bible to be sworn in with, on Martin Luther King Day, an acknowledgement of another martyr for better values in our country and world. He will also be adding a bible belonging to Martin Luther King Jr.for his swearing in for the Inauguration.
Prayers for our president are much needed now, as our collective need for martyrs needs to die along with the Pisces Age. I believe we are capable of evolving our collective consciousness enough to stop the trend for another assassination. Autumn 2013 is the most dangerous time period in this regard.
As far as this coming week goes, as we enter Sun in Aquarius time, and move one third through winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, we each look to honor our distinctive authentic selves, but also look to find “birds of a feather” shared values in groups and community.
Internet activity, and especially social network sites like Facebook, are Aquarian by nature. These new found freedoms of information and human connection must be protected against those who seek to control, like nations and governments.
Use this Aquarian time of year to break away from that which keeps you locked up from your true self and free mind. Open to places and people who have social values that you resonate with. And use this Aquarian time to do what you want to do, even if others see these actions as weird. You can better find your individual genius now, if you are willing to be different.
Late next Saturday January 26 is a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo that we will talk more about next Saturday. It is at 11:38 PM EST.
Also please keep in mind that the Saturn sextile Pluto aspect is still in effect, as it has been over the last month or so. So there is a kind of dark cloud hovering over our consciousness. And it seeks to bring us down into cold reality, away from illusions and into deeper truths that will set us free.
We are getting closer to a most powerful Spring Eclipse Season, which will start in April with the first of three eclipses, one more than usual. Uranus square Pluto will have its next exact meeting in the spring also.
Actually, in March is when energies will already be intensifying, so use this time now to center your self, and clean up old issues.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.