Capricorn 20° (January 11)


S. wants to meet for lunch to talk about what’s going on. It is a very good question but not one I’m apparently ready to answer. I am in a mood and it isn’t a good one. Things will fall apart but I will have no idea just how much. It’s just one of those things on the one hand and yet it really must mark a turning point. My plaid bag and blue scarf will be the casualties. I need to call Emile to see if the latter might be there. I know the former has been scattered to the four winds. Why this bothers me more than any other aspect of this day is behind me because it is basically a plastic bag and there are elements of my actual life in peril and yet I must endow the small things, I suppose, with the big because the big are just too big to cope with? Something like that.

The planetary ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, the original sky god of the Universe. Just as Sagittarius is ruled by king Jupiter, followed by Capricorn, which is ruled by his father Saturn, so too do we go back a generation, in turn, to his father Uranus, as we move forward into the sign of Aquarius. Uranus is the personification of the stars, the heavens, just as the fixed-air sign of Aquarius is represented by the star—the Star card in the Tarot depicts the Waterbearer. To the ancients, the stars were divine beings, in the form of constellations, and so it follows that the grand daddy of the gods comprised that vast starry Universe of all his progeny. The motto of Aquarius is “I Know,” and the Universe represents omniscience. It is from it that we receive glimpses in the form of revelation, when we are worthy or ready or both. The lofty stars paradoxically provided knowledge of earthly placement, in the here and now, especially for seafarers. In this way the stars were the bearers of souls over the water. When mythical Uranus was deposed, cast down by his son, Saturn, he fertilized the sea, from whence Venus, goddess of love emerged. We can remember that, even in times of deepest disappointment or dis-aster (meaning the dissipation of the stars) the result can be a resurgence love, especially the self sort, in our lives

The New Moon in Aquarius initiates a period of emotional freedom and detachment. We can and should let go of ties that bind too tightly, along with possessiveness and jealousy—a ritual releasing on that theme can be quite powerful (we suggest lighting a purple candle). Alternatively, the New Aquarian Moon cosmically assists us in making emotional commitments to ideologies and causes and to the large groups and organizations that champion them. It is a powerful moment to divest emotion to people in general, if not humanity as a whole, along with the animal and plant populations. One powerful Aquarian archetype is (the sister-wife of Uranus, the namesake of the sign’s planetary ruler): Gaia, who is the divine embodiment of the Earth itself. Environmental issues do indeed effect us all. On a lighter note, it’s a great time to network on a global scale and to send your ideas and projects out into the ether. Aquarius is symbolized by wavelengths—the sign is air, remember, not water—so it’s time to infiltrate the Zeitgeist.


To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360  degrees spread over 365 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.


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