“We must create an environment in which change enlivens and enriches the individual but does not overwhelm her.” Alvin Toffler
“A pile of rocks ceases to be a pile of rocks when someone contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Sun moves into the sign of Aquarius today. One of the rulers of this sign is Uranus – the planet of sudden and unexpected change. Uranus is a powerful influence in the sky now – still widely squaring Pluto – the lord of transformation – and opposing Jupiter – which is contributing to what can feel like big and abrupt changes in the world around us.
Pythagoras – widely known in our time for the Pythagorean theorem – was as a student educated in Mystery Schools in the Aegean, Babylonia and Egypt. He was an astrologer and traveled and taught about the mystical meaning of numbers.
The year 2017 is a 10 year – associated in the Tarot Card deck with The Wheel of Fortune card. When the Wheel of Fortune appears in a reading it indicates the winds of change are blowing. The wheel pictured in the card has an image of a person at the top of the wheel being cast off and someone who has been at the bottom, rising up, signifying a change in the current order.
The number 10 is also associated with the number 1 – the card of the Magician. The Magician is the card of focused will and consciousness. It is about creation and beginnings which spring from the focused use of the mind. It is about learning to control and direct mental energy. It is a good year for writing, communicating and making manifest mental visions.
One of the Sabian symbols for the Sun’s ingress into Aquarius is,”An unexpected thunderstorm.”
Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill