The current effects of COVID-19 have been staggering. Since the first cases in December in China, the world has been radically changed in just 3 months. If you sit outside the square and observe what has been happening, without emotional attachment, you will notice many of the effects of the virus are geared towards the Aquarian age.
Financial markets have plummeted, due to many factors. Fear of the future, the closing of businesses, the halting of travel and flying, have all sent the world into freefall. Or should I say, it has sent portions of the world into freefall. Not everyone makes money off these financial markets, large portions do not.
One thing I have witnessed is that many non-essentials industries have been the hardest hit. As much as we all like to holiday, to go to festivals, to attend sporting events, to go to cafes and go on cruises, these are things that are not essential to our living. The idea that we need to be entertained is as much ingrained into our current consciousness as anything else but when we strip it back, life goes on. There have been massive industries built on this perceived need, yet in the end, life goes on without them.
Paying sports and entertainment (movies, music) stars obscene amounts of money to entertain whilst most workers in the world earn a basic living, is not what the Aquarian age is about at all. One of the fundamental principles of Aquarius is sharing, distributing evenly. This does not mean communism, where all is controlled by one state or by one ruling organisation. It means open and fair distribution to all, as Aquarius affects groups and the community. This sharing is done through the realisation that we are all One and are in the end, All connected. It is a free sharing.
Of course, this does not happen in our current society, with a select few owning most of the world’s wealth, then handing it out sparingly to the people below them. Interestingly with this current situation, these sections of society that own so much, are not immune. This virus knows no barriers, protects no one specifically, is completely indiscriminate except for being more dangerous to those with weaker immune systems and the ability to respond to it.
If you ever thought we are not connected and that we live our lives without impacting others, I am sure you have had your eyes opened wide in front of you. We (humanity) are so interconnected through every fibre of our being, and this virus has shown this completely.
The sign of Aquarius connects people. The sign of Pisces, which we are moving away from as an astrological age, does not connect people, well not at least in the current cycle. In the age of Pisces, we have learned to find a power outside of ourselves, to recognise that there is something higher that lives outside of us (even though it lives inside us as well). This was important for Humanity and it is from this place that we have come to accept God in All of His glory.
This recognition of an external power has led us to form a society of rulership, recognizing that there is something greater than us – a Hierarchy. In the societies of the past, this has come through from leaders, king and queens, tyrants, presidents, prime ministers; and in the current version – corporations. These businesses and families control the greater portion of society, and they will be the most affected by the virus, as the old Piscean age comes to a close and the newer Aquarian age begins.
I always remember the scene in the first Matrix movie where agent Smith says to Morpheus, and I am paraphrasing – ‘humans are a virus, you go to one area, live, multiply and when all the natural resources are gone, you migrate to another area’. This always stuck with me, partly as I could see that a lot of what he said is true, when you consider some of the darker aspects of the Human condition.
Now we have this virus sweeping the world, slowing down all the unnecessary actions and excesses of the Human nature, forcing us to slow down, to take stock, to examine our health routines, to examine what we do with our time and most importantly, that we are All connected. I will ask the question – Are we the virus, moving from one organism to another, until we can no longer acquire any more?
This is certainly not the first time a virus has impacted the world, it will probably always happen in some form or another, yet this is different for our age. In no other time of our relatively short version of history can we recall the quickness of the global impact of something like this virus. It has literally travelled through the air like the symbol of Aquarius – 2 waves parallel to each other, floating on air particles to all corners of the globe.
This virus has the capacity to instigate a completely new system on Earth, whether people want it or not. All financial systems could be started anew, as millions of workers are laid off and companies go completely bankrupt. Will we look to try and return to the way things were, will we be even able to? I doubt it very much.
It seems like to me we have had chances to change our ways yet have not heeded the signs. We continued on our merry way, in the old Piscean way of thinking, believing that there is a higher power out there that is in control, pulling the strings and there is nothing we can do. The duality of Pisces, 2 fishes facing opposite directions, is the expression here.
The Aquarian age is not about separation, but wholeness. It is about inclusiveness, not the exclusiveness of a select few. It is about the sharing of resources, not the acquisition and exploitation of them by a ruling few. A gigantic movement from the age of Pisces into Aquarius requires a catalyst, as our current system of living is still predominantly entrenched in the age of duality and separation associated with Pisces.
The new incoming energy does not have forms that it can correctly express itself through, hence we have so many current problems in the world. Believe it or not, this is a normal process of living for all things. Birth, life and death are natural processes of cycles and this is just another cycle, a rather large one but still a cycle.
We are walking hand and hand into the unknown, regardless of our preferences. A bigger energy than us is playing out here. We are part of that energy, it moves within us and around us and through us, yet it does have a higher purpose that we can only be partially aware, seeing that we only make up a part of it.
The Aquarian age is upon us. This virus has set loose a series of changes that will forever change us, for the better in the long run. I expect that the forces of darkness and those who seek to control at the expense of all others will fight until the bitter end, wanting to keep the old order alive. When we realise that our ways and excesses are the virus, we will truly understand what we need to do to move on. Until that conscious moment, if it comes, there will be pain.
The by-product will be a new world. As people have pointed out – the air has been cleaner, people have slowed down, waste is down, pollution is better – the Earth has taken a nice big breath and filled its lungs with more purity. The society we have created or inherited is one of excess and waste, plus of course incredible beauty and love. The more we are in sync with the Aquarian age, the more the positive aspects will flow.
As we bunker down in the coming weeks and months and deliberate about what is important and how we can help each other live in this new version of society, let’s consider the fact that we are all interconnected, that we all need the basics (everyone) to survive and live and that eternal never-ending wealth needs to come from somewhere, it does not just manifest from nothingness. If we respect and honour this, then we are truly to ready to begin living in the Age of Aquarius, through group consciousness, not just every man for himself.
What a great time to start now as we have just entered into the sign of Aries, beginning a new astrological year and are beginning the ascent to the 3 spiritual festivals at the Full Moons in Aries, Taurus and Gemini.