The Aquarian Convergence
By Louis Acker
On rare occasions there occur major planetary events that profoundly influence
historical trends. For example, the tone for the '80s was set on January
19-20 1984 when Jupiter and Neptune entered Capricorn one day apart. This
event had a profound effect on the attitudes and values of our culture.
Capricorn is the most materialistic and blatantly power-oriented sign of
the Zodiac. An extreme emphasis on Capricorn during any period of time can
bring about a sudden change in the power structure of any society. Too much
Capricornian influence tends to lead to extremes and abuses of power. This
particular aspect marked the beginning of the "me generation"
decade with its emphasis on materialism and marked by Republican borrow
and spend economic policies and corporate welfare that resulted in the S
& L scandals at the end of the decade.
The Capricorn influence continued to build through the decade until it peaked
in 1988 when Saturn joined Neptune in the sign on November 13th, to be closely
followed by Uranus on December 12th. All three planets stayed in Capricorn
until early February 1991. At that point the strain on the economy became
too great and the cracks began to show, eventually bringing about Bush's
Capricorn, in its lower, less evolved form, tends to be egotistical, self-serving
and materialistic in the extreme, benefitting itself and its own in the
name of the common good. This era was marked by naked materialism and fiscal
irresponsibility masquerading as common sense. When Jimmy Carter left office
in 1980 the US national debt was slightly less than one trillion dollars.
When George Bush left office in 1992 the US national debt was well in excess
of four trillion dollars. The supposedly conservative administrations of
Reagan and Bush had managed to more than quadruple the national debt in
a 12 year span! According to US Labor Department figures, only the top 10%
of the socioeconomic bracket were better off after the '80s, the top 1%
doing best by far.
As is generally known to astrologers, Capricorn, and its ruling planet,
Saturn, represent the established power structure and in this sense, are
conservative. However, the Capricorn dominated era was far from conservative
with respect to the ecology and the overall good of the world at large.
The Capricornian domination of the 1980s gave birth to a toxic political
climate marked by the use of media manipulation, sound bites and scapegoating
(no pun intended) as a means of deflecting the public's attention from the
real problems that faced our society. All during the '80s, homelessness
increased and the middle class did not prosper as promised, but actually
took on a greater tax load. The rich got richer and the poor got poorer.
This was not stressed, however. Instead we saw the development of a negative,
self-righteous and highly critical attitude towards both the poor and disenfranchised
as well as those who tried to help them. Any constructive effort to alleviate
the problems of the poor was met with cynicism and hostility. Both unscrupulous
politicians and talk show hosts, including one in particular who is himself
a Capricorn, used these tactics to manipulate and gain influence over the
The remnants of the Capricorn era still exist at the present time, with
Jupiter transiting Capricorn throughout this year and Neptune still in late
Capricorn until early 1998. When Uranus left Capricorn and entered the sign
of Aquarius for a brief time from April through early June last year, we
entered into a transitional period. In a sense, since 1984, we have not
been in the Aquarian Age, but in the Capricorn Age, the one that preceeds
it. We are now in the transitional period between the two signs. There will
be two critical points in this transition. Jupiter will enter Aquarius on
January 22nd 1997 and Neptune will follow, entering Aquarius on January
Of particular importance is the JUPITER/URANUS CONJUNCTION ON FEBRUARY 16TH
1997. On this date Jupiter will conjunct Uranus at 5 degrees 54 minutes
of Aquarius. This conjunction closely trines Mars retrograde in Libra at
5 degrees, sextiles Saturn at 5 degrees of Aries and Pluto at 5 degrees
of Sagittarius. All of these aspects fall within a ONE DEGREE ORB! Because
of the exactness of the planetary orbs involved this aspect is particularly
This tight planetary configuration is a time of major spiritual opportunity
for humanity. If sufficient enlightenment of the mass consciousness can
begin at that time, many future negative, physical karmic manifestations
can be prevented. What occurs physically in human history is always the
end result of human thought and emotion on the inner levels as expressed
through the collective consciousness and instigated by those thinkers and
leaders who influence that consciousness.
The political pendulum has swung as far at it can towards the conservative
direction. When a pendulum reaches the end of its swing, there occurs a
brief instant of pure potential energy when the pendulum is motionless,
before it begins its swing in the other direction, accelerating and gathering
kinetic energy as it does so. The Aquarian convergence in January/February
1997 marks that critical instant.
The Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Aquarius is particularly significant because
Uranus, as the natural ruler of Aquarius, is at its most powerful in its
own sign. The Uranus ingress into Aquarius has already begun an awakening
to the more advanced universal concepts inherent in that sign among the
liberal intelligentsia throughout the world. When Jupiter enters Aquarius
and conjuncts Uranus this process will be greatly expanded and accelerated.
Uranus is highly intellectual by nature and influences advanced thinkers
on a mental level. However, mass consciousness at the present level of human
evolution is more primarily dominated by emotional considerations, or, to
put it more technically, is astrally polarized. Jupiter rules political,
educational, religious and legal institutions which are more familiar to
the mass consciousness. Jupiter's alignment with Uranus will help tremendously
to bring new spiritual/intellectual concepts into a context which is more
readily accessible to the average person.
We should note an important historical trend involving electronic communications
technology which favors this process. Perhaps the only thing which has become
better, smaller and less expensive in recent years is electronic communications
technology. Tape recorders, camcorders, VCR's, photocopiers, fax machines,
desk-top publishing and personal computers (specifically the internet and
world wide web) are making possible a decentralization of communications
media whereby the publishing of information, either in print or electronically,
becomes economically accessible to the average person. The revolution in
communications technology will inevitably bring about a revolution in planetary
The four major networks and major newspaper chains are no longer the only
available source of information to the common man. As this trend continues,
the average individual will be increasingly exposed to alternative viewpoints
which are not controlled by vested interests seeking to mold and control
public opinion to their own advantage. As the general public becomes increasingly
aware that they have been lied to, duped and manipulated, a backlash will
develop and gain momentum against abuses of power which are astrologically
symbolized by Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn. Now, "the whole world
We can see examples of this occurring already in the popularity of TV programs
which rely heavily on footage shot by individuals with video recorders such
as Sightings and Unsolved Mysteries and the more avant-garde TV programs
such as The X Files as well as the independent films which have blown the
lids off the cover-ups of the Kennedy assassination and the retrieval of
alien bodies near Roswell, New Mexico. The latter has gone from an underground
rumor to a publicly accepted fact due to TV shows such as Sightings
and The X-Files.
There have already been attempts to focus and mobilize the growing spiritual
consciousness on the planet such as The Harmonic Convergence and the "11-11."
In the opinion of the authors a similar opportunity for the enlightenment
of the mass consciousness on inner levels through coordinated meditation
and ritual will occur during February 1997. This is indicated through a
complex astrological configuration which has the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction
as its centerpiece. In our opinion, this configuration has the potential
to be far more effective as a vehicle for such activities because of the
exactness of the planetary orbs involved.
While this is a technical point, it is an extraordinarily important one,
because only with orbs of one degree or less do the higher "harmonics"
of major aspects effectively come into play. A trine, for example, contains
two sextiles, three nonigons and four semi-sextiles. All of these harmonics
add their weight to the influence of the aspect if the orb is exact enough.
The Harmonic Convergence was more of a loose stellium occurring in Leo.
Though it was part of a general grand trine in fire, the orbs were far too
wide to give it this kind of power. We suggest that in the future, technically
trained astrologers be consulted in the planning of such events.
We strongly urge that from late January through February 1997, collective
mass meditations be organized with suitable networks for invoking world
sharing, peace and unity. This should be done on Saturday, FEBRUARY 15 when
the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is exact, while forming a grand trine in
air with Mars at 6 degrees of Libra and the moon in early Gemini. This grand
trine becomes exact at 10 PM Eastern Standard Time. Using a two degree orb,
the moon is within the grand trine from approximately 6 PM to 2 AM EST.
We would go so far as to suggest that this day be given a special significance
as a day when spiritually minded people can collectively invoke cosmic energies
on a planetary level for the upliftment of humanity.
Important trigger points of the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction include February
6th, when Venus reaches 5 degrees of Aquarius, the new moon in Aquarius
at 7:15 AM Greenwich mean time on Friday, February 7th and Wednesday, February
12th when transiting Mercury hits 5 degrees of Aquarius, the degree at which
Jupiter and Uranus conjunct three days later. Those dedicated meditators
who wish to build up spiritual momentum are invited to do so on the 7th
During the time of the new moon in Aquarius on February 7th, the zodiacal
configuration as a whole forms a bowl (all planets within 180 degrees of
one another) contained within an exact opposition of Mars at 5 degrees of
Libra to Saturn at 5 degrees of Aries. Notice that both planets are in the
sign of their fall but are also in mutual reception, while receiving beneficial
aspects from other planets. (Venus and Uranus trine and Pluto sextiles Mars.
Pluto trines and Venus and Uranus sextile Saturn.) This multi-planet configuration
will have the effect of diffusing the more negative and destructive energies
of both Mars and Saturn.
From the point of view of esoteric astrology the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction
is highly significant for yet another reason. In the teaching of Alice Bailey,
as transmitted to her by the Tibetan Master DK, Jupiter is given as the
spiritual or esoteric ruler of Aquarius, while Uranus is given as the mundane
or exoteric ruler of Aquarius. Jupiter represents the humanitarian aspect
of Aquarius while Uranus rules the scientific qualities of the sign. With
both co-rulers involved we have a powerful combination of 2nd ray Jupiterian
energies combining with the practical, organized, 7th ray Uranian energies.
Having the esoteric and exoteric rulers of Aquarius in the sign simultaneously
greatly increases the spiritual potency of available cosmic energy for furthering
the beginning of a truly Aquarian Age.
Interestingly, a similar Aquarian configuration occurs approximately a year
later when, in late January 1998, Neptune joins Uranus in Aquarius and both
Uranus and Neptune are out of Capricorn for good. While there is no specific
equivalent astrological configuration occurring in January/February 1998,
there is one week which has special astrological significance. For a period
of six days, spanning from January 29th through February 3rd, Jupiter remains
in Aquarius along with Uranus and Neptune.
On Wednesday, January 28th, the day before Neptune enters Aquarius, there
is a new moon falling at 8 degrees 6 minutes Aquarius, conjunctioning Uranus
at 8 degrees 39 minutes Aquarius at 6:01 AM Greenwich Mean Time. This new
moon could act as a trigger for the Neptune ingress on January 29th. We
would suggest that that day also be set aside for mass coordinated meditation
in all corners of the world for the upliftment and spiritual enlightenment
Among other things, Uranus in Aquarius could lead quite naturally to the
development of so called "free energy technologies" which tap
power from subtle energy fields which exist all around us and in space.
Those who are in the know and have done the necessary research are aware
that such discoveries have already been made and suppressed in several instances.
However, as the information becomes more widely disseminated, such suppression
will no longer be possible and those technologies will come into their own,
making possible unlimited, clean, non-polluting energy.
Aquarius is also a sign associated with UFOs, as is its ruling planet, Uranus.
Something of earthshaking significance that is hardly ever mentioned by
astrologers is the influence, be it subtle or not so subtle, of extra-terrestrial
civilizations on human development. There is now well-documented evidence
of the ongoing presence of UFOs in our skies all over the planet.
A strong case can be made that extraterrestrial influences have been present
throughout human history and are reflected in many ways by ancient cultures,
though often depicted as angels, demons or "little people," and
their vehicles depicted as flying chariots, shields, and baskets etc. However,
in the 20th century, especially since the beginning of the nuclear age,
this activity has become far more frequent and increasingly more overt.
Many researchers are of the opinion that we are gradually being conditioned
by extraterrestrials to accept the reality of their presence.
Interest in UFOs has greatly increased since Pluto entered Sagittarius in
November 1995. In astrology, Sagittarius represents the influence of other
cultures and religions AT A DISTANCE. With Pluto now in Sagittarius, this
influence could assume its ultimate form in the recognized presence of intelligent
lifeforms and cultures from other parts of the universe. As our civilization
advances scientifically and technologically, we can now begin to recognize
the presence of UFOs and ETs as not being something magical or mysterious,
but as an advanced form of technology which we ourselves will eventually
understand and master.
The UFO phenomenon is about to cross the threshold between the collective
unconscious and the level of open collective conscious recognition. We predict
that this will happen during the next six years with Pluto in Sagittarius
and Uranus in Aquarius. The dates we have mentioned when multiple planets
collect in Aquarius could be key times in this transformation.
Several such points of recognition have already occurred, most notably the
unprecedented mass sighting of UFOs in Mexico City during the solar eclipse
in July 1991. OVER 100 VIDEOTAPES OF THAT EVENT WERE SENT TO MEXICAN TV
STATIONS. Similar mass sightings could occur over other major cities throughout
the world in the next two years. Should such an event occur, the United
States and other world governments could no longer be in "official
denial" of the presence of extraterrestrial civilizations. Such an
event would so profoundly impact mass consciousness as to change history
With the Copernican revolution we learned that we are not the center of
the universe. With the coming Aquarian consciousness revolution we will
learn that we are far from being the most advanced species existing in the
universe and we must take our place within the vast multitude of intelligent
species. We will then have to face the fact that most of these species will
probably be more advanced than ourselves.
Jupiter conjuncting Uranus in Aquarius sextiling Pluto in Sagittarius in
early 1997 and Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter all in Aquarius in late January/early
February 1998 all point directly to a profound historical shift, quite likely
brought about by mass UFO sightings. This long awaited event could represent
a drastic and sudden planet-wide expansion of our consciousness as a species.