The constellation and archetype of Aquarius has been heralded as the forthcoming Age No one can be sure exactly when the Age of Aquarius began, but we do know this: Pluto, planet of profound transformation, moves into Aquarius in 2023, and will stay there for almost 20 years. Its influence will compound all that Aquarius means: Focus on humanity, planet earth, revolution, transformation, upheaval, conflict and technological leaps undreamed of.
Aquarians have a reputation for being impractical visionaries, yet they tend to excel as inventors, often in science, medicine and technology, and to continue the Enki paradigm of making the Earth into a Garden in which Humanity can cultivate itself beginning with comfort, safety and health for the unique human body.
Aquarius remembers that while we carry the genes of the early humans within us, we take our Image from those who came from the Stars – out there. These memories convey a keen sense of destiny beckoning us toward the starry heavens. We feel them awaken in astrology, astronomy, NASA, science fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars, and in our longing hearts as we look upwards on a clear night.
The Aquarian Archetype reminds us collectively of our destiny as Humanity, beloved creation, beloved part of the Whole. We are not forever earthbound, but will become a song of Life on the solar winds. Just as ancient space travellers like Enki helped to carry out the Creator’s plan, so we too will carry ourselves, as the Seed Children, to other planets, other systems, other worlds.
Here I explore the Archetype of Aquarius, for if it is true that we have entered into the Age of Aquarius we have little choice but to live through its wild uncharted energies…We need also understand that this Age is not a gentle age of harmony despite our fondest hopes from the Sixties. Within Aquarius lie explosive, irreversible energies. There will be no going back, no stuffing of the genie back into the bottle.
And now, a new layer has been added: the Age of Aquarius is almost certainly about to enter a new phase when Pluto, the karmic and evolutionary planet par excellence, moves into Aquarius in 2023 and remains there through 2043. Pluto is a take-no-prisoners kind of planetary vibration/energy, corresponding to Scorpio and the number 8. It will stir up darker, violent, and conflict-laden features of archetype Aquarius that are often ignored in astrology and popular culture.
And if, as I note below, the Age of Aquarius was somehow hijacked, squandered, subverted, we need to ask “By whom?” We must find our way back, we who came here as the Baby Boomers, hopeful messengers of a New Age.