As I sit for guidance to write about the great change that is about to happen on the Winter Solstice, I feel a wink from the Universe and am called to look up into the clouds. I become fixated on something large and red flying high above the third floor of my house. “Am I imagining this?” It is a dragonfly kite floating in and out of the dark rain clouds. I become mesmerized as the Sun bursts through the clouds and shines golden rays of light on this potent talisman of communication. This is a powerful symbol of change and adaptability just like the new Era we are transitioning into on the Winter Solstice.
In almost every part of the world, the dragonfly signifies that change is about to happen within the mental and emotional maturity of one’s life. This conveys precisely what is happening on the Solstice day as the Sun moves into the territory of Capricorn and signals a new beginning. BUT--not just any beginning. We are starting a very important new cycle. For the past 200 years, the Jupiter-Saturn cycles, who are the architects of our solar system have basically been seeded in Earth signs, which impacts our institutions, treaties, social norms and all the many ways we govern societies. This began roughly when the Industrial Revolution started influencing the United States. Important inventions were created. It was a time of political, technological, sociological and cultural change. We started extracting materials from the Earth; iron, steel, coal and petroleum.
Transportation and communications developed, like steamships, automobiles, airplanes as well as the telegraph and radio. This created tremendous change in the use of natural resources as we produced and amassed manufactured goods.
All of this evolution was exciting and brought about great change. However, too much of a good thing caused greed and destruction of our Sacred Earth and the human mind. Over these past 200 years, we lost our relationship with the soul of our planet. We forgot humans are a Part Of - not Master Of - the Earth. The easier and faster we could acquire material possessions, the more we lost guidance from the cycles and rhythms of nature. But on the day of Winter Solstice 2020 the Sun moves into the cardinal sign of Capricorn @ 2:05 AM PT and heralds a new beginning. On this first day of Winter our two “social planets” Jupiter and Saturn will come together and usher in a NEW 200-YEAR CYCLE starting in a revolutionary air sign... “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”.
Aquarius is the most global sign of the zodiac. During this Air sign age our intuition will be heightened. New forms of transportation and communications will be discovered from space travel to connecting with other life forms. There will be new developments of artificial intelligences. Aquarius energy influences humanitarianism, innovation and thinking outside the box. It rules networks and we will see communities with a mutual vision working towards the greater good for all.
We have a big mess to clean up but systemic change is happening and we are called to let go of attachments to yesterday’s way of life. To say it has been a challenging time in this year of 2020 is putting it lightly. But the rug has been pulled out from under the feet of the kings and queens. Hierarchical top-down ways will not have ground to stand on in this new era. We will see more clearly how important every single life is and how the medicine each one of us carries matters to develop a better way for all life forms. This is an opportunity to get involved and create a better world now and for our future generations. This era will come with a new operating system unlike any we have seen as we move toward a more democratic way of life. May the web of life be woven whole again.
As Astro Butterfly said, “What are the chances to have the two slowest moving visible planets of our solar system meeting exactly in the 1st degree of Aquarius on the same day? The last time they aligned in Aquarius was 1405. Change is around the corner and will come sooner than we expect. Humanity's next chapter is currently being written, right in front of our eyes.”