Climate change is in the news every day, it’s drumbeat growing louder. It looms larger with each passing month, part of the New Age coming home to roost. We tune into stories warning us to stop emitting too much carbon dioxide, while not really understanding just what the implications really are if we don’t. Will the people of the planet stand together in this darkening hour, or will we drop the ball? The choice is ours.
Even though designated as the water bearer, Aquarius is an AIR sign. The waters which flow from this source are the aethers of knowledge and wisdom, which the Aquarian is said to freely distribute to all who ask.
But Aquarius has other sides to her nature. In the Tropical Zodiac, it is depicted as the heart (fixed sign) of winter, and all that goes with it. Cold, ice, snow, and dangerous conditions are in good supply in Jack Frost’s readily available bag of tricks. The stars of this constellation also remember the connection.
Al Biruni claimed that at one time Aquarius was known as Khumba, which reflects the Elamite Kombe, or Storm God.
In Babylonia it was associated with the 11th month Shabatu, the Curse of Rain (January-February), and the Epic of Creation has an account of the Deluge in its 11th book, corresponding to this 11th constellation; each of its other books numerically coinciding with the other zodiacal signs. In that country its Urn seems to have been known as Gu, a Water-Jar overflowing, the Akkadian Ku-ur-ku, the Seat of the Flowing Waters; and it also was Ramman or Rammanu, the God of the Storm, the still earlier Imma, shown pouring water from a vase.
Aquarius is not so much water alone, but rather water systems and how they work together as part of larger systems. These are the fountains of Las Vegas, the aqueducts of Rome or baths of London. According to Manilius:
“The youthful Waterman, who from upturned pot pours forth his stream, likewise bestows skills which have affinity with himself: how to divine springs under the ground and conduct them above, to transform the flow of water so as the spray the very stars (long and strong?), to mock the sea with man-made shores at the bidding of luxury, to construct different types of artificial lakes and rivers,” and to support aloft for domestic use streams that come from afar. Beneath this sign there dwells a thousand crafts regulated by water. Why, water will even set in motion the face of heaven and the starry habitations, and will cause the skies to move in a novel rotation. Never will the sons of Aquarius grow tired of the works which come in the wake of water and follow springs. They who issue from this sign are a gentle sort and a lovable breed, and no meanness of heart is theirs; they are prone to suffer losses; and of riches they have neither need nor surfeit.
Even thus doth the urn’s stream flow.”
Astronomica, 1st century AD, book IV, p. 243.
The ancient texts speak of the storms of Winter that rage down from the North. But with the vibration of the New Age (the Vernal Equinox) directly feeding this storm authoring energy, record breaking patterns are being witnessed in record breaking numbers.
Look around you.
The ice caps are melting, the Ring of Fire is activating, climate change is happening. Storms of a stronger and more powerful sort are one theme we can anticipate in the years ahead, before the pace settles down.
This will be an Information Age, a Scientific Age, a New Age.
Things will move fast.
Things will change.
You can bank on it.