Guest written by Colin Bedell (aka @queercosmos). Colin is a gay Gemini Twin from the South Shore of Long Island, New York. He is reverenced by astrology’s ability to bestow clarity and peace to people’s hearts.
Let’s put the “commune” back in community!
After a month of Capricorn’s ambition, responsibility, integrity, and the momentum towards self-improvement, the Sun enters community building Aquarius on January 19th at 3:39 pm Eastern until February 18th at 5:44am.
Aquarius, as the brilliant Waterbearer, the one and only fixed air sign; ruled by innovative Uranus, wants us to take the best of our newly minted selves and begin thinking and aligning more collaboratively with a community. In other words, apply the Golden Rule as proactively and consistently as possible: do onto others as you want others to do onto you. Like all fixed signs, Aquarius wants us to apply focus and since Aquarius is an air sign, this month wants us to concentrate on our connections.
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It’s important here to unpack Aquarius symbolism as the Waterbearer. A common misconception is that Aquarius is a water sign but the “water” Aquarius pours is analogous to “Knowledge”. The highest experience of Aquarius is where this Waterbearer reminds us just how deeply connected we are in our shared humanity. Which is why Aquarius helps realize that across time and space, human begins are generally very similar. With similar desires, fears, and hopes yet with vastly different approaches.
We can understand this sensibility in our relationships with our friends and community. It’s also in our connection to friends/community where we realize that both who we are and what we do has an impact on our connections. Aquarius Season is the Knowledge that we are each other. And from this Truth, we’re asked to think, feel, and behave differently towards others knowing that our shared humanity ties us all together. Not just to and with the people we we share meaningful relationships with but those on the other side of the world, too.
Like we’ve discussed before in our time together, Astrology readers are aware that we are not just our sun sign. We all have our individualized Astrological story written from our birth date, time, and location and it holds the specificities of ascendant, planets, houses, aspects, and more.
Our Natal Chart and all it possesses tells a story of what’s possible for each of us in this lifetime. Of the twelve houses in the chart, the one Aquarius Season wants us to understand is house number eleven to contextualize our role as a friend and community member. If you’d like to locate which sign rules your eleventh house, I made a video here to help you find it. Speaking of finding, may Aquarius help you find your sense of meaningful belonging.
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Friendship is your religion, Aries! With communal Aquarius as the ruler of your 11th House, you ride hard for your friends and they ride hard for you too. Clarify the values between you and your friends because they’re comrades too. Situate how you all can collaborate to make the world a more just, accountable, and peaceful place for us all. Take it to the streets!
Who heals the healer, Taurus? Given soulful Pisces governing your 11th House, your friends rise to the occasion of holding space for you: the one who holds space for so many. Center your conversations and experiences with as much compassion, empathy, emotional discovery, and mutual support with friends as you can. That way, you’re all healed together.
You’re the ringleader, Gemini! Thanks to commanding Aries ruling your 11th House, you take responsibility for finding and cultivating the potential of your friends. While initiating ideas, plans, and conversations that give you and your friends greater vitality. If you want something, say something. Complemented with mutuality of course, your friends want to make you happy!
Loyalty, thy name is Cancer! With protective Taurus ruling your 11th House, your friends value your ability to show up consistently and keep them feeling safe. Plan digital or at a distance moments that prioritize embodiment exercises, pleasure, and joy; the experiences that give life meaning. When you’re centered together, it creates heaven on earth for you all!
Hey, Master of Ceremony Leo! Since communicative Gemini governs your 11th House, your ability to facilitate dialogue with friends helps you all understand different ways of thinking, being, and feeling. Pass the mic as often as possible and ask open-ended questions to create meaningful conversations that provide insight, strategy, and wisdom for friends who need it!
You’re “Mom”, right Virgo? Maternal Cancer rules your 11th House, so you’re tending to the emotional and psychological desires of your friends and they love you for it. You’re a compassionate space holder to the highest. Make sure you fall back enough to let them return the honor. With your empathy, you turn friends into family and all spaces like it’s a cozy home.
Grab your pom-poms, Libra! Nobody cheerleads friends like you with Leo ruling your 11th House. You’re a loved source of empowerment and you remind your friends how worthy they are of their desires. Just make sure you’re taking your own advice because so are you! Add more glam to your next “reunion” and play with adornment, drama, and flair for fun!
It’s the little things, right Scorpio? Detailed Virgo rules your 11th House of friendship and you value friends who notice the divine in the details of connection. The ones who don’t forget important moments, details, and realities of your life because nothing gets past your radar! Prioritize acts of service in your friendships and notice who love to help you, too.
Hey Connector, Sagittarius! Relational Libra rules your 11th house of friendship and you receive such joy from the connections you have with them, while making sure friends meet other friends who could help them personally, relationally, and professionally. You connect on so many levels to so many to help them feel less alone and more hopeful in exceptional ways!
You’re the problem solver, Capricorn! Investigative Scorpio rules your 11th House of friendship and you are happy to unpack the problems while finding the solutions for them. Remember to ask for help so they can help you too! You’re a master counselor and can discuss emotions with friends that help them grasp the meaning of what’s going on in their world.
You’re the boss, Pisces! When it comes to friends, responsible Capricorn rules your 11th House and you’re seen as both an authority figure and source of wisdom to friends who could use your intelligence. Don’t be afraid to dish out some tough-love to friends who could use it. And make sure you let your guard down so friends can challenge and support you beautifully!