We are now just past the midway point between the solstice in December and the coming March equinox. Daylight hours are now expanding at an increasingly noticeable rate, bringing a welcome reminder that Spring is not so far away again.
Despite the winter cold, aconites, crocuses, snowdrops and the first delicate pink Hellebores are lighting up the corners in our garden and reminding us that it is nearly time for the next round of mother tincture making to begin. It is also a lovely reassuring reminder to us to connect in with the natural world any time we feel in need of a little extra stability and grounding.
As we venture forth into the energies of February there is still plenty of the same volatile intensity in the energy flow that we have experienced so obviously during January.
In general, we can expect a few more peaks of intenseness before the energies calm a little towards the end of the month. The winds of change are blowing strongly now, and we are all being helped in every way possible to awaken and recognise the need for us to take up our responsibilities as planetary citizens.
Be aware that we are in a phase of change where the old is falling away and the new is still being grounded into reality. The two ideologies, old and new, are currently clashing against each other and there is a need for us to focus our attention on what we would like to create rather than what is leaving. This applies to both our inner world and the external world of everyday life.
There are two major points of focus in the energy flow this month. The Aquarius Stellium on February 11th/12th (depending upon time zone) and the Uranus Saturn Square exact on February 17th.
A Stellium is the name given to the convergence of several planetary bodies into one area of the sky as seen from our perspective on Earth.
In this case we have no less than 6 planets temporarily hanging out together in the constellation of Aquarius for the New Moon on February 11th/12th. These are the Sun, Moon, retrograde Mercury, Venus, Jupiter & Saturn, together with the asteroid Pallas, which is recognised as an agent for change and consciousness raising.
Stelliums focus a great deal of energy in one place and are powerful in their effects. Since this one has its focus in Aquarius, we can expect that our attention will be drawn to Aquarian themes which highlight humanitarian issues, social justice, freedom and innovative technological advancements. Unusual, unexpected events and abrupt changes of course are also indicated here since the planet Uranus rules Aquarius.
The last time that we had a Stellium of planets like this in Aquarius was in February 1962. Looking back, we can see the huge process of change that it helped to facilitate. This was the beginning of an era of change in which we saw the hippy movement and ‘flower power’, ban the bomb and other anti-war protests, together with sweeping societal change that broke down old stereotypes and ultimately brought women’s liberation and gay rights amongst other things into prominence.
So, should you find yourself feeling somewhat challenged or overwhelmed by this energy just stand back, breath and remember that it is there to help you move on in whatever way is important for you. Follow the flow and it will offer you a grand opportunity to let go of something old from your past that you cannot take into the next exciting chapter of your journey.
This will be a powerful New Moon so do take time out to sow the seeds of what you would like to experience next with love and focussed intention.
Uranus Square Saturn
Despite the fact that this is a relatively rare alignment, Uranus will square Saturn in Aquarius three times over the course of 2021, the first of these events being on February 17th.
A square happens when two planets form a 90 degree angle with each other creating a tension between them as their differing ideologies clash. Uranian energies bring sudden change, rebellion, and the need for freedom, while Saturn is concerned with structure, limitation, and conformity.
We may feel this at an individual level as a strong impetus to make change and move forward in some way, coming up against a resistance that wants to keep us in a familiar comfort zone.
Again, just follow the flow and allow change to take place where necessary with as much grace and ease as you can manage.
The Influence of Aquarius
The influence of the constellation of Aquarius is always felt strongly on Earth during the month of February because this is when the Sun shines upon us from the Aquarian sector of the sky. This year the Aquarian influence will be felt even more strongly due to the unusual number of planets that will be gathered in Aquarius for the new moon on February 11th – see Aquarius Stellium above.
In astrology Aquarius is represented by the symbol of the water bearer, who freely distributes the waters of life and love to all. The airy, expansive energies of Aquarius stimulate connection to the higher mind and bring forward the spiritual values of unity, sharing, freedom and right human relationships.
From our perspective looking out to the cosmos from Earth, Aquarius is now occupying the influential position of Earth’s rising sign, as you might see it in an individual astrological chart. This means that we are now entering fully into the Age of Aquarius and that Aquarian energies will become a consistent and potent influence on Earth for the next 2000 + years.
The flow of energies from the cosmos this month will bring us a strong foretaste of some of the things that the coming Age of Aquarius will bring forward for us to focus on, both individually and collectively. Just pay attention and allow, there are exciting, expansive opportunities up ahead if we stay focussed on what is important for us.
The Increasing Speed of Change
As we venture forth into the energies of February there is still plenty of the same volatile intensity in the energy flow that we have experienced so obviously during January
The speed of change on our planet is absolutely breath taking at the moment. As the frequencies rise and rise again, there is a steady increase in the number of people who are waking up and beginning their journey of self-exploration.
For the many who are already awake there is much to do to help co-create the new reality we have been working towards for so many lifetimes. Yes, the energies of chaos that are currently engulfing our world are uncomfortable, but easier to accept when you remember that there is a lot that has to be transformed in order for something new to take its place.
The amount of light now being anchored on the planet is increasing the vibrational frequency exponentially and this, in part, is what is driving the speed of change. It is helpful to keep in mind that the energy flow we now experience on a daily basis is highly creative in nature and that anything we put our focus on will manifest very quickly.
Currently there are many things that we could put our attention on, so it is important that we choose wisely. Remember that low frequency energies and the drama that often accompanies them, are very magnetic in nature and can suck us in unless we are mindful. For best results, just observe, stay out of polarities of all kinds, and keep your personal vibrational frequency as high as you can.
Just making a practice of holding a stable vibration of peace, love and harmony can be a powerful assistance to those around you who might be finding the speed of change more difficult to cope with. Often no words are necessary, they will simply feel the frequency and lift their vibration to match.
Of course, it is not just in our outer world that the speed of change is increasing, the same thing is happening for all of us at an inner level. Anything we hold that does not resonate with the fifth dimensional patterning that we are moving towards is being brought into awareness. While this is often temporarily uncomfortable, the good news is that due to the acceleration in vibrational frequencies on the planet ‘stuff’ is clearing so much quicker than was possible in the past.
All we have to do is recognise, accept, and allow it to flow through. If you should find yourself in resistance to this process, then look at what the emotional hooks are that are keeping you stuck and use some essences to help them dissolve.
It is possible that we will all feel somewhat pushed on by the intensity of the energies this month, so if this is the case for you just keep in mind that the speed of change is your ally not something to fight against. The energies are just doing their best to lift you up and reconnect you with all of who you are at a multidimensional level, where your perspective will be so much more expansive.