January 24, at 5:07 am PST, the Sun and Moon conjoin in Aquarius. Not
only are the luminaries moving through this sign, but Neptune,
Uranus and Mercury are in Aquarius as well. This powerful group of planets points
to a powerful time for humanitarian and technological issues to surface.
With Mercury conjunct Uranus and at a harsh right angle to both
Saturn and Mars, themes of communication, innovation and bringing ideas to concrete
manifestation could also arise at this time.
Aquarian Information Revolution
of 1995, Uranus first moved into its ruling sign of Aquarius. Planets
transiting their own sign are very powerful, and this transition signified
a tremendous emphasis on Aquarian themes. Aquarius is associated with
technology, information, communication and revolution. In the last years
of the decade, when the Internet became tremendously popular, this medium
suddenly altered the way we connect, interchange ideas and conduct business.
This was nothing short of an information revolution. People throughout
the world gained the ability to gather news and data and purchase items
through typing on a keyboard and clicking a mouse. Through innovation
in these technological fields, life as we know it is completely different
from what it was just a few years ago.
time, Neptune has also moved into Aquarius (January 1998) and has further
increased the emphasis on Aquarian themes. This rapid change in the processing
and disseminating of information has quickened the pace of the world,
as people are able to telecommute, teleconference and do e-business. The
rise in cellular phones and lap top computers has further increased our
interconnected and interdependent relationships through the use of technology.
Technology and the Nervous System
revolution has increased a sense of living in a global village, where
everyone can contact everyone else with a punch of a button, there are
also a number of possible health consequences to this new high-energy
lifestyle. In medical astrology, Aquarius and Uranus are linked to the
nervous system. This is the area of the body that can be most affected
by these profound changes in society.
When we are
“plugged in” through the use of computers, cell phones, televisions, microwave
ovens and the use of fluorescent lights, the human body has to process
the currents and wavelengths emitted by these electrical devices. If we
don’t eat a healthy diet and take time away from these innovations, we
may experience a deteriorating effect on our nerves leading to anxiety,
fatigue, restlessness and depression. That is why it is essential to find
balancing mechanisms to offset the preponderance of electrical energy
in our midst. This is especially important if you are working in the high-tech
fields and during highly Aquarian times such as the period between this
New Moon and the next.
Nervous System and Essential Healing Minerals
New Moon’s strong emphasis on Aquarius, there may be a greater likelihood
of nervous complaints such as tremors, tics, racing thoughts and nervousness
over the next month. To offset these issues, there are a number of minerals
that are tremendously grounding and healing. Amazingly, the same substance
that goes toward making microchips can also be tremendously helpful for
healing nervous system disorders. Foods rich in silicon help improve calcium
metabolism, which in turn strengthens nerve tissues. Silicon foods include
barley, celery, cucumber, lettuce and the seaweeds, including wakame,
kombu, kelp and arame. The herbs oatstraw and horsetail also contain a
high degree of silicon and help relax and soothe the nerves.
a mineral linked to the planet Uranus, is also very beneficial for healing
nervous system complaints. Magnesium helps regulate the acid/alkaline
balance in the body and also allows calcium to function properly in the
nerve tissues. It has also been proven to restrain the “anxiety peptide,”
a complex of amino acids in the brain that appear to contribute to nervous
tension. Leafy green vegetables are full of magnesium because this mineral
is positioned at the core of every chlorophyll molecule. Magnesium is
found in nuts like almonds and cashews as well as in herbs such as alfalfa
and red raspberry leaf.
and Your Health: Grounding the Circuit
In this electronic
age, we need to find time and space away from our powerful machines to
find balance and restore our nerves. Aquarius is an air sign, and one
of the most important ways to restore vitality is through the breath.
Rapid shallow breathing is often associated with fear, anxiety and panic.
When we can take long, deep breaths of fresh clean air, we relax and renew
our entire being. If you spend time at a computer for much of your day
(like I do), try taking frequent walks out into nature, breathing in the
scent of the trees and the grasses and stretching your body from head
beginning with this New Moon is a highly charged and electrical time.
We may feel powerful, but also frazzled and overloaded through this lunation.
This is a good time to balance all the sped-up Aquarian energy with deep,
grounding earthy activities. Meditation, yoga, working with stones and
cooking warm, hearty meals are all ways to draw down excess energy away
from the head and into the body. This will help you channel new thoughts,
perceptions and ideas through a grounded circuit that won’t get overloaded
and blown. Good health to you!