Aquarius…The Archetype


A man in a kneeling position resting an urn of water over his shoulder, it’s contents pouring in front and underneath him symbolizes the archetype of Aquarius. Having perfected his understanding of the oneness of Mankind, the Water Bearer distributes from its urn the waters of consciousness. 

Right Human Relations is the theme of this sign. The urge to serve and be all things to all people is a very Aquarian. Universal love, demonstrated through science, technology, education, and information is substantiated through group orientation and group consciousness.

It is the function of the Water Bearer to reform and augment through his discoveries and visions. This visionary archetype is depicted in various forms; revolutionaries, inventors, political reformers, occultists and teachers of humanity are some of the many. This archetype brings an expansive energy of love and wisdom in service of Humanity.

The initial stage of this archetype is personality centered. The Aquarian’s sense of personal self is not yet anchored solidly enough to differentiate its choice of relations making communications and connections problematic. Indiscriminate and dispersed this orientation leans towards the unconscious group collective where group identification takes the place of individualization.  Cults and sects where the adopted “drink the kool-aid” mentality is found, is how unconscious Aquarian energy can get lost.

The egocentric Aquarian on the other hand, will indiscriminately use society for its personal benefit. In service to oneself, will be on the end of having others “drink the kool-aid”.

When the awakening of the soul orientation occurs a humanitarian who patterns his life in service of society to benefit others evolves. Cause oriented, inventive and directed, creative expression through freedom and equality of human life is the urge of progressives. Networking with others to bring into consciousness a greater unifying principle of love through World Service.

Planetary and universal vision is the movement of expanded awareness in which the soul centered Aquarian leads community and world to fully encompass the theme of Right Human Relations.

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