“May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies.
May our compassion keep pace with our powers.
And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.” Dan Brown
An astrological “age” shifts about every 2,150 years, when the Earth’s rotation moves into a new zodiac sign. Astrologists are in general agreement that we are now transitioning from the Age of Pisces which we have been in for over 2000 years to the Age of Aquarius. The change to the Aquarian Age is important because it affects the astrological conditions for the whole planet, and therefore relates to the development of society as a whole. In this program we will learn about the energies of the new Aquarian Age, and discuss how we can engage with these energies in service of our collective evolution.
The symbol for Aquarius is two waves. We do not see the invisible force that moves the waves, we only see the effects of that force. Aquarius is known for making waves in service of the greater good and communicating especially by non-visible means. The myth for Aquarius is Prometheus who stole fire from the gods to bring to humanity. Its light and warmth also represent the light of consciousness. Prominent themes of the Aquarian Age are connection to community, seeking knowledge, and freedom. We are asked to look beyond ourselves to see an enlarged perspective. It is a time for new ideas, new attitudes, and revelations. We may be required to release the well worn view of duality.
Synchronicity, telepathy, altered states of consciousness are in this domain as well as communication with other than human beings. You are invited to bring some examples of your own experiences of synchronicity, visitations, extrasensory perception, or communication with other than human beings. Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book “The Tao of Psychology: Synchronocity and the Self” might be of interest in exploring this Aquarian theme.
We will also be required to hold an ethical standard to our further explorations of technology, genetics, and all the sciences if we are to be humane with the new knowledge and its potentials. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been suggested as a cautionary tale about the dangers of an unconscious relationship with the technological developments that will be ushered in by the Age of Aquarius.
The Age of Aquarius is full of promise and peril, and we will discuss how we can relate to this transition wisely and well.
Catherine Cripps was born in London England at 3:07 on 01/29/1947 and has her sun in Aquarius, as well as Mercury and Mars. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Jungian focused psychotherapist in a small private practice. She became a Family Constellations Facilitator with Francesca Boring and has completed a year of shamanic training with Rose Kalsha. She also had a good number of years in Jungian Analysis. A life long collector of images, she is particularly interested in the sensory laden images of dreams. She is a Quaker and has facilitated a dream group in her Quaker community for four years.
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