All Aquarius Everything: This Week’s Stellium, New Moon, and What It Means for Us
[Note: Due to illness, I was unable to complete this week’s ZORAscope column. Back to our regular schedule next week.]
This week is incredibly important as we are set to experience an Aquarius stellium, which is the result of six planets being in Aquarius — the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn (the traditional planetary ruler of Aquarius).
What is a stellium, you ask? A stellium is when three or more planets are in the same sign in a birth chart or in the sky; ascendant/rising sign not included. This results in a great deal of focused energy in that sign.
This also means anyone born around this time will have this stellium in their chart. The last major Aquarius stellium happened in 1962, when all seven of the traditional planets were in Aquarius. If you know any Aquarians born in 1962, look to your experience with them to gain clues about how such a high amount of Aquarius manifests.
Here’s a short list of things associated with Aquarius energy: acquaintances, airplanes and airports, ankles, astrology, blood circulation, clubs, colleagues, Congress, cooperation, electricity, free thinking, free will, friends, humanitarianism, one’s hopes, inventions, legislation, light, modernization, networking, organizations, paradoxes, progress and progressives, rebellions, reform, revolution, science, the Senate, socialism, societies, spirituality, telephones, television, vision, wireless, and one’s wishes.
I have an Aquarius stellium in my chart with my sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter in Aquarius. This makes reading my chart extremely simple; however, the experience of a stellium can be overwhelming and intense. Whenever transits hit any planet in my stellium, it just lights them all up like a Christmas tree with a laser show. It becomes an adventure to see what will happen next in order to get me to regain my focus and do what needs to be done.
One misconception is that Aquarius is unemotional and cold. While we can definitely turn the spout off when we feel like it, this is absolutely false. Aquarius is one of the most emotional signs in the zodiac. It takes a lot of feeling an emotion to care as deeply as we do about causes and other people. More often than not, we’re not looking to be overwhelmed by our emotions. We’re wired to be people-pleasers, but there are some Aquarians who withhold and weaponize their emotions against others. I’ll keep it real with you; I’ve done my share of that, and I’m still a work in progress, but I can say that this transit may help all of us see where we’ve all been holding back too much. Being too quiet, too wrapped up in our own thoughts. Fixing our vision on the wrong things. Pouring our water on dead situations, beliefs, and ideals. Even worse, we’ve been holding our water and creating stagnant, festered thinking. The key to mastering the flow of Aquarius energy is to focus on being a vessel and not just a container. We have to share our unique perspective, be it emotional or intellectual, with those around us. Having knowledge is not enough; it needs to be applied and shared.
When I allow myself to be transparent with myself first about what I truly want out of interactions and my efforts, it makes it so much easier to communicate that message to the world with my words and actions. As the water bearer, Aquarius is responsible for holding and sharing the water (truth, knowledge, emotions) at the proper time. Think of Aquarius as a bartender of sorts. You have to give people enough liquid but not enough to endanger anyone. Remember, Aquarius sits between earth (Capricorn) and water (Pisces). It is the sign that keeps us rooted to the ground in our humanity but ever aware of the unknown and unseen.
There is much we need to accomplish individually and as a collective in order to create the type of change and innovation we seek. The way we think and live our lives as a result of those thoughts is what’s up for review and restructure. Some of us will heed the call on our lives. Others will ignore it and decide to do something else. Your personal impact on the world is totally up to you.
Aquarius is focused on taking the structures that we have and replacing them with something better for all parties involved. Aquarius often has the reputation of being a bleeding heart humanitarian, but this isn’t a given. We all make the momentary choices to support the group or ourselves. After a while, those decisions begin to add up one way or another. Aquarius is an extremely introspective sign, constantly self-checking and group-checking, always observing. This hyper-observation begs the question what are you willing to do about what you witness?
As someone with similar Aquarius energy to the transits, I must say that this week feels like we’re stuck at the point of no return. That feeling in the pit of your stomach where everything is pissing you off and you’re ready to do anything (even something wild) just so you can have a new experience? Welcome to Aquarius energy when it’s time to move on. This is not the time to rest on our laurels or live according to the rules of a world long gone. Accept what is so you can create what needs to be. We have to declare what we truly want and fast.
The Aquarius new moon hits at 1:06 p.m. CT on Thursday, providing us with a clean slate to decide who we want to be and what kind of impact we want to have on the collective. If we want to transform at the deepest level, we need to be ready to discuss, share, and live the truth. No more hiding who we are and what we’re really on. People will soon pair up with those who share their vision for their present and future. Considering Mercury is still retrograde, we’re working out the glitches in our programming. While we’re doing this serious overhaul, make sure you’re replacing your programming with something of benefit and glory to you and the people you encounter.
In addition to the new moon, Venus and Jupiter are joined at the same degree in Aquarius, providing us with even more expansive and beneficial energy, depending on what side of the table you’re on. Venus and Jupiter are considered to be benefics — planets that benefit whatever they touch. However, I’ve learned through experience that they’re not always positive. Sometimes, they can simply make a bad situation worse by providing an abundance of whatever’s at play.
This is the time to find your crew. Set your intentions on becoming an expert on how you feel about your life and where it fits into the grand scheme of things. Understand that you are a part of the universe. You are part of the world with us. We are all having this human experience together, so perhaps it’s time to make the most of it, treat each other with respect, and act like we have some damn sense.