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From 2023 through 2043, Pluto, the planet of personal and collective power and transformation, enters the visionary sign of collective complexity and creativity: Aquarius. This occurrence represents a liberation from our limited human scope, and reflects a potent symbolic moment, as the firmament of the Aquarian Age—Era of the New Humanity— becomes illuminated.
We are in a corresponding era of powerful mirrored telescopes viewing the deepest reaches of the heavens, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in Chile.
After taking in “first light,” will bring into human vision images of the birthing of the very first stars, referred to as the Cosmic Dawn.
We may reflect on and from our inner world, surrounding ourselves with the metaphorical mirrors of our own human instrument, abiding in our Inner Observatory.
When we scan our personal horizons, we may evolve fresh perspectives of the world, within and without. In the domains of our meditations, dreaming states, or from the deep recall and emotion of our most intimate ponderings, lies the firmament from which we attune ourselves. Here we become witnesses of the first light of conscious awareness within ourselves. We may then observe and recognize first light dawning in others, in awe of the mutual awakenings that reveal our truest Being.
Pluto in Aquarius will be reflecting the growing pains of a New Humanity, with disrupting flows and patterns on the terrestrial plane for the next 20 years. The effects of the global pandemic that we are inheriting from Pluto’s final flourish of the Capricorn transit (2007–2023) leave us in a planetary healing crisis, with collective grief and dysfunction of sick, stuck, exploited and traumatized societies. Inherent in the wounded world are the seeds of healing and renewal.
These purges can reveal missing pieces that allow for a functional re-patterning and re-collectivizing of our human hive. Through new variants of hope, and a liberating radical empathy, we may grow in wisdom and agape love, turning the many reckonings we face into opportunities.
As revolutionary spirits surge, and the novel constellations of repair and innovation take shape, we stimulate the evolutionary intelligence required for broad social cultural adaptations that the Aquarian Age, and our shared common destiny ask of us.
These gifts express the unconscious drives and survival behaviors needed to shift focus and free up the potentials for our species to thrive.
Aquarius: The Vision Bearers
We are the Vision Bearers,
Messengers in mind space.
Upon our shoulders rests
The vessel of Aquarius—
Pouring forth vibrations of change
With songs, finely tuned,
Carrying freedom’s call.
A new vision ripples across
The collective mind—
Expectancy charging through the air!
We are the Vision Bearers
Sowing seeds of time—
Into tomorrow’s creation,
Only a thought away.
Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2022
From We'Moon 2023, pg. 16
We present to you the collection of essays written annually for We’Moon by vintage astrologer, Sandra Pastorius.
Using her unique blend of the playful and the profound, Sandra highlights current planetary events with the We’Moon theme each year. She pays special attention to the roles the outer planets play in the unfolding Mythic Theater of Life. Each essay offers illuminations and inspirations from these heavenly “characters.”
Sandra Pastorius, aka Laughing Giraffe, (Ashland, OR) has been a practicing astrologer since 1979, and writing for We’Moon since 1990. As a Gemini she delights in blending the playful and the profound.
Email Sandra about readings, lectures and workshops.
Celestial Events and Planetary Transits Allow for Extraordinary Learning Opportunities
We humans feel the cosmological forces in our lives as they transit—testing our resiliency and asking us to sharpen our wits, making us do the work personally and collectively.
The Sun and Moon are in a cycle of relationship, a dance of periodic change. This celestial phenomenon offers us a dynamic mandala for exploring and growing in our own phases of life. We may view and use the Lunation or Moon Phase Cycle as our personal Teaching Wheel and Divining Guide.
We may follow the transiting Sun's passage through the "Houses" (the twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart to attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death. The Sun spends about a month highlighting the affairs of each house, completing a full cycle in one year. Use the guide below to cultivate and enrich your Solar aspirations.