On Earth, we are spinning around as we simultaneously orbit the sun. Earth's axis wobbles a bit while it rotates. The wobble is caused by our shape. We bulge at the equator (It must be all the Milky Way stuff) and the gravitational forces from the Moon and the Sun provides the torque that pulls at our bulgy middle and causes our axis to wobble during rotation. I experience a similar phenomenon when wearing stilettos in a bakery department. The gravitational pull of chocolate cheesecake fastens onto my waistline and my high-heels wobble me right over to it. Sort of my own personal tractor beam.
In terms of the Earth, however, our little axis wobble causes us to
|The tarot association for Aquarius|
#17, the Star - serenity, hope and inspiration
from Barbara Moore and Aly Fell's
Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Pisces folk are generous, compassionate and highly adaptable. They are not always the most pragmatic of individuals, but are deeply spiritual with a innate sense of responsibility toward the greater good. Pisces on the positive side, are the essence of kindness and patience. On the other hand, they can invest heavily in the illusions of life and can be overly sensitive. If we're talking in terms of a planetary age, it's hard to argue with the merits of Pisces.
What about Aquarius? When do we hit the golden gates of human enlightenment? There are guesses ranging from 300 to 800 years. And if you think about it, the timing doesn't really matter. Our task on Earth, the mission we all signed up for, is to learn to live life as a series of continuous moments and to be fully present and accountable in each one of them. We've heard the phrase a million times - live in the now. And living in the now doesn't mean you simply hang out waiting for stars to align and herald the pinnacle of human existence.
The last time we traveled through Aquarius we were Neanderthals, or close to it; I'm not an anthropology major. What I do know it this: As a species we continue to evolve and each one of our souls is unique in all the universe. Collectively and individually, we bring our own special magic to the mix called humanity every single day of our lives. The sum of humanity's parts are much greater than the sum of our whole. Enlightenment and evolution happen around us all the time. Our task becomes one of stopping long enough in our personal journeys to recognize human progress in terms other than the new-fangled bells, whistles and gizmos we've invented for ourselves. If there's one singular important feature of the coming age, perhaps it's the opportunity to gain perspective.
So put on your love beads (108 beads in a strand) burn incense and celebrate your humanity in each moment. Make your contact with each person you encounter as you go through life count towards the greater good more often than not. And as for the chocolate cheesecake in the bakery, a piece once in awhile isn't that bad. I mean, let's not go crazy over this whole enlightenment thing, okay?