When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in.
~ From the song The Age of Aquarius by the ensemble group The Fifth Dimension
Do you remember the song The Age of Aquarius released in 1968? I was a very young teenager and I saw them perform it live on stage at, of all places, the Michigan State Fair. The song captured the hearts and imaginations of millions, promising a golden new age to come.
I am in no way an astrologer. But I do know, from many sources, that what is called The Grand Conjunction in the sign of Aquarius (the sign of the collective mindset and consciousness) occurred this past December 21, 2020. This is what the ensemble group The Fifth Dimension sang about. We were able to gaze upon the stars and see a juxtaposition of Saturn and Jupiter, their shining bodies nearly touching in the night sky, forming a luminous orb of light.
This promising astrological conjunction occurred the same day as the Winter Solstice. Both of these events herald the dark night opening out and letting the light in. The light of peace, harmony, and understanding. No more illusions, a time for the way of the heart, as the song and the astrologers tell us. The beginning of a new era, a golden age.
Visionary Fiction authors write about shifts in consciousness. A profound shift of consciousness happened in ‘real’ life during this Conjunction/Solstice. This shift will not happen overnight of course, but the portal has been opened, the threshold inviting us to cross into a new way of being. I celebrate this potent event with meditation, prayer, and ritual honoring of my vision for the new dawn.
My vision of a new dawn is one of the evolutionary force of embodied love. The sacred feminine divine heart emerging and made manifest.
What is your vision of the Age of Aquarius?
“Your dreams are potent medicine. Your gifts are essential.” ~ Edveeje
For anyone who wants to know more, here is a video describing the Grand Conjunction: