by Robert Wilkinson
The Sun now occupies the first degree of Pisces. As I’ve noted in past articles, this is "the cusp of the Age." It is the degree where the Age of Pisces meets the Age of Aquarius.
Neptune first hit 29 Aquarius in May 2010, and between March 2011 and December 2012 moved between 29 Aquarius and 1 Pisces. That represented a period where we were collectively transfigured, glimpsed our “indestructibility,” and felt, in deep and vast ways, our human collective consciousness as it stands at the Cusp of the Great Age.
Neptune in early Pisces has major implications for humanity as a whole. I’ve discussed this phenomenon of Neptune dancing back and forth between early Pisces and late Aquarius in previous articles, opening the collective consciousness to the energies of that larger transitional period, this “time cusp” between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius.
In the larger precessional Age, as noted yesterday, our world is at 1 Pisces right now. Thanks to prior transits of both Neptune and Chiron to this degree, many of us have collectively awakened to a vast connectedness with all Life and all Time.
The first degree of Pisces is one of joyously rallying as we begin the closing of a long cycle. Fairness is paramount in all dealings, and as Saturn was in Libra during most of the transitional period, many things were weighed in the scales of time, fairness, justice, and correct proportion. What was lacking will attract new potential, and what was in excess will be diminished during the time Saturn is in Scorpio.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, points out that the first degree of Pisces, "the cusp of the Age," is "a symbol of full maturity in (humanity's) social estate, with an emphasis on the group integrity" facilitating each to develop their special patterns. This degree is about the willingness for each of us to do our part in the larger "common ideals of a community life."
During the time 1 Pisces is active in the global consciousness, we refine our ambition through "a consistent generosity toward the aims of others with a real intensity of effort directed toward its own ends." The keyword is COMMERCE, and when positive, this degree "is an exceptional capacity for organizing the converging and conflicting interests of many people in practical arrangements of mutual benefit."
So this is where humanity as a whole is at right now. It’s easy to see how the world is driven by commerce, though unfortunately the global economic power players are not organizing interests “in practical arrangements of mutual benefit.” That’s the dark side of the dying economic systems confronting their unsustainability due to parasitic and exploitive models. But since the world is run by commerce, it’s clear we’re still in the Age of Pisces, with its belief in saviors who do not save, and systems that clearly benefit the few at the expense and suffering of the many.
I believe we will finally enter the Age of Aquarius sometime between 2045-2070, when we all will see the concrete manifestations of Aquarian patterns that were awakened by Uranus and have been dreamed into collective consciousness by Neptune during these planets' movement through late Aquarius, as mentioned in yesterday’s article. (Please also check out part one of that series since it elaborates on the transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius.)
Now that Neptune is moving further into Pisces, it’s a bit like a “back to the future” type of energy. Neptune will move between 5 and 8 degrees of Pisces this year, and that span was the precessional point between approximately 1494-1774.
So this year we get echoes from the first half of the 500-year “Age of Empire” that has been dying a slow but inexorable death over the past 50 years. That’s why any “empire building” going on now, whether the bankster empire, the war machine empire, the GMO empire, the Big Oil empire, or any other “empire,” is doomed to fail.
The coming era is about the synthesis of all that humanity learned in the 17th-20th century into new models of cooperation, synergy, and efficiency in the use of Earth resources. We are moving from a “top down, hierarchical” model into more of a “counsel” model in group dynamics, and learning that each must see their benefit in contributing their unique part to achieve maximum results within any group effort.
So use your awakened “feeling-knowing” to flow through the tides and turmoil of the outer world in its self-serving chaos, and stay alert to those with whom you share vaster feelings of compassion and ideals of service. While birthing the new era will no doubt be accompanied by the usual “contractions” and upheavals, we’re past the point of no return.
Stay alert to opportunities to quicken your evolution and move into being a manifestation of “the corrective force of Nature,” since this prepares for what is to come. The infant Age of Aquarius will come into manifestation after “the water breaks.” So far it hasn’t, but when it does, things will quicken to an unbelievable pace.
Because almost everyone on Earth has either a septile or sextile between Neptune and Pluto in their charts, we pretty much ALL know what we “should” be doing, whether we’re doing that or not. In short, we ALL “know better.” Knowing whether we are living our higher Truth or buying into the illusion is our individual and collective task right now, along with changing our habits toward our greatest good.
So do not feed the dying illusion, either through struggle or acquiescence. We may be moving through strange time and tides, but we are Eternals having human experiences, all with the purpose of learning a greater Loving Wisdom and Intelligence in Action that will destroy the roots of separateness.
To understand more of the collective weirdness we’ve been learning to navigate at the turn of a 500 year “season of the Great Age,” please take a new look at Neptune in Pisces
Moovin' and groovin' through the dreamscape.....
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