We love the writings of our astrology columnist, Rachelle Hicks, and we especially enjoyed her contribution to our Winter 2020/21 issue. She spoke about the enormous shifts we are going through at this time, as we collectively enter the Era of Air.
Crossing The Threshold
The Era Of Air
by Rachelle Hicks
As an astrologer, the two main questions I have been asked this year are, “What is 2020?” and “What next?”
From an astrological point of view, 2020 has been a year when all our systems and the status quo are being completely restructured. Anything that we thought before was “stable”, or “normal”, is now being questioned.
Many people I have worked with this year have made the decision to commit to their passion – what truly lights up their heart. These decisions, however, do not come without their trials. They are mettle-testing and demand an honest answer to the question: “Can you trust what your heart is asking of you, and not believe the fear?”
In astrology, we are looking to the date of December 21, 2020 as the crossing of the threshold – the end of the 2020 storm. The crossing of this threshold will stamp a new energy on our lives that will be with us for the next 200 years, long after any of our lifetimes. On an energetic level, December 21 2020 marks the passing of the crown from the Era of Earth to the Era of Air.
One thing to keep in mind is that this is the start of a new way of being for the next two centuries. It may take the next few years for the dust to settle, and for us all to see clearly, but the future is promising.
So what does this mean?
For the past 200 years, we have been living as a world culture from a mainly Earth-based consciousness. We can see this in how we have used the Earth’s resources and fossil fuels with a scarcity type of mentality. We can see this in how we divide land and distinguish boarders. Earth tends to distinguish between “this is mine and that is yours.” There are of course many positive qualities of Earth too, such as endurance, stability, and reliability, but I think many of us can see where it’s time for certain patterns of Earth consciousness to be transformed.
As we step into Air consciousness, we are going to be opening up to new ways of connecting and new ways of interacting socially. Even though we have been disconnected physically this year, have you noticed yourself having deeper conversations, or at least feeling a deeper appreciation for connection and communication?
Air is about connectivity and sharing. It is about minimising physical waste and relying on cleaner energy sources.
Air is also about the mind. It governs the thinking aspect of your being, so we are likely to see an emphasis on valuing the exchange of ideas and information, over material goods.
As we step into 2021, we are stepping forward into a new era of connectivity, awareness of others, deeper communication and expansion of ideas. While there are some growing pains along the way, stand strong with the values you’ve honed this year and step into 2021 with all your heart.
Rachelle is a Dublin based Astrologer. She has studied with Blue Rose and is currently enrolled in the four year Professional Astrologer’s program at Astrology University.