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Jupiter and Aquarius

by Cathy Pagano January 23, 2009 06:00 PM EST

When Jupiter, the king of the gods comes visiting in Aquarius, our high ideals and our search for truth and wisdom are illuminated. The great Guru Jupiter is going to teach us the cosmic laws that make us human. Good. We need to remember our humanity in the face of our expanding technological expertise. Just because we can invent something doesn't mean we need it. So let's put humans back where we belong-- as part of the Earth's ecosystem. Perhaps we'll remember that this year.


Jupiter is the Father god, the sky and thunder god who manifests big virtues as well as big vices. As we saw when Jupiter came calling in Capricorn last year, he wasn't happy with what he found, and so he manifested some of his worst qualities: pride, negligence, wastefulness, extreme arrogance, provocative self-love and ostentation, opportunism and greed.

Now that Jupiter has moved on to Aquarius, we can expect him to manifest some of his big virtues: magnaminity, majestic power, beneficence, abundance, spirituality, optimism, justice, truth and wisdom. Jupiter is happy here in Aquarius, where he can journey all over the globe and find ways to unite us in common goals and futuristic visions.


The constellation of Aquarius is ancient and has many myths associated with it. Although the astrological sign of Aquarius is a fixed air sign, in ancient times Aquarius was seen as a water god. An ancient myth came from Egypt where the Waterbearer was the god Hapi who presided over the Nile and its annual flooding. Hapi lived near the First Cataract in a cave where he poured out the waters of his urns to heaven and earth.


In an ancient Greek myth, Aquarius poured water from the heavens for days on end, inundating the Earth in a great flood. Afterward, the two sole survivors, Deucalion and Pyrrha, had to repopulate the earth. Therefore Aquarius was seen as the taker of life and the giver of new life.


In Greek mythology, Aquarius was 'cup-bearer to the Gods'. Ganymede was the beautiful son of Tros, king of Troy. While tending his father's flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and sent his eagle to whisk Ganymede away to the heavens, where he became the cupbearer to the gods. Later, Zeus placed the eagle in the heavens as the constellation Aquila and Ganymede as the constellation Aquarius, the Water Bearer.

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While many read this Greek myth as a justification of homosexuality, it also speaks to the renewal of masculine energy: Ganymede bears the cup of soma, the nector of the gods. Jupiter renews himself as Ganymede, which is exactly what we need in the coming age. We must renew the masculine components of our culture. And so, the beautiful boy carries the Cup of renewal.


In all these myths, Aquarius is associated with the Waters of Life. These deep wells of the unconscious contain the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious -- the cosmic laws of our humanity. As Carl G. Jung said, 'Aquarius will constellate the problem of the union of the opposites.  It will then no longer be possible to write off evil as the mere privation of good; it's real existence will have to be recognized.  This problem can be solved neither by philosophy,  nor by economics, nor by politics, but only by the individual human being, via his experience of the living spirit...'


Whether the Age of Aquarius starts in 2012 AD or 2154 AD, this year will be a preview of the 'possible human' that the great psychologist Jean Houston spoke of.


Until next time,


Sweet Dreams.

 
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