When the Moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, the famous song from the musical ‘Hair’ asks us to believe we will witness the dawning of a new age – the Age of Aquarius. The composers of this song obviously didn’t mean us to take their lyrics too literally however because, as all astrologers know, Jupiter and Mars align so frequently, and the Moon travels through the 7th house once every day, that we would have been through innumerable ‘dawning’s’ since the 1960’s if we were to follow them to the letter.
When, however, we look for the times when Jupiter aligns with Mars in the sign of Aquarius, it becomes an entirely different matter, especially if we are also looking for the Moon to be in the sign of Libra which holds sway over the seventh house, at the same time. Furthermore if we were to be entering a New Age we would hope for some additional, unmistakable cosmic pointers.
This month we have them. Not only is there an ongoing opposition between the two ruling planets of the sign of Aquarius – Saturn and Uranus – but up in the heavens we currently have a preponderance of planets amassing in the astrological sign of Aquarius. Additionally, preparing to make a rare near earth fly-by, we have the spectacle of a beautiful comet and Comet Lulin, is noticeable for its brilliant aquamarine colour, the colour associated with the sign of Aquarius.
Meanwhile on February 14th (the day dedicated to the patron Saint of love) just a few minutes after dawn GMT the final pieces of the celestial jigsaw fall into place as the Moon moves into the 7th house in the 7th house sign of Libra while Jupiter is aligned to Mars in Aquarius.
This confluence of energetic and symbolic factors has led Cosmologist and Hay House author, Jude Currivan PhD, to recognise the moment as