“I was borne along by the waves all night, and by sunrise had reacfied the rock of Scylla, and the whirlpool. She was then sucking down the salt sea water, but I was carried aloft toward the fig tree, which I caught hold of and clung on to like a bat. I could not plant my feet anywhere so as to stand securely, for the roots were a long way off and the boughs that overshadowed the whole pool were too high, too vast, and too far apart for me to reach them; so I hung patiently on, waiting till the pool should discharge my mast and raft again—and a very long while it seemed.”
The Water Bearer brings us higher conciousness. Water that flows from the Aquarian amphora is the flowing conciousness carrying information. It is the Ever-Flow, the very energy of the Universe: Okeanos.
Aquarius is a transcendant sign. Earthly realm, material gain or ego expression does not mean much for the Aquarian individual. His intention is to share his knowledge with Humanity so that we all may have a better future. Bathing in the waters of conciousness, we bathe in light, our unconcious and ignorant parts are enlightened and we are ready to create a better world with peace and equality. Our individual ego needs, wants and fears vanish in the new light of the day as we find our belonging in the whole of humanity. The Water Bearer opens the way to a brighter future.
Aquarius is the sign of the Eleventh House. We come to the conciousness of onenness, community and humanity in the Eleventh House. Here is where we are whole, differences, borders and seperatedness dissolves.
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The Eleventh House is where we build our future. Here is where we find our larger community, network, social life and social gatherings.
Here is where we look to the future. Eleventh House is the house of dreams, hopes and wishes. We contemplate and create our future. Then we have to stop holding onto our hopes and leave them to the eternal flow of Okeanos and trust that they will find a piece of wood to hold on to. For a reason the ancients called this place as the “House of Good Spirit”. It is a fortunate place and needs to be. Stripped of all he has, Odysseus is now only a tiny hope, dragging in the cast and infinite Okeanos. He has lost everything save his hopes to reach home.
Charybdis, the whirlpool is the water bearer who pours the waters of Okeanos in and out. We are all in the flow of Charybdis: the information we get daily, through technology and wireless systems, we learn a lot and it all adds to our process of expanding our conciousness.
Sign placement of the Eleventh House tells us about the social networks of the native. A Venus ruled Eleventh House may indicate attendance to groups of women. Moon in the Eleventh House may mean that the native looks for friends and networks where she can find nourishment, acceptance and security. Valens writes that malefic planets are rather harmless in this place.