Ascension, Spiritual Empowerment and the Age of Aquarius

ascension, spiritual empowerment and the age of aquarius

What is ascension? How do we become spiritually empowered to step into the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and the new paradigm it brings? What does this mean for us individually, as a collective, and for Mother Earth?


Ascension is a state of being where all your bodies (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) are in alignment with your higher self. When this alignment happens, it creates a shift in your consciousness, raises your vibrational frequency, and brings you into oneness with sacred universal energy and divine cosmic consciousness. It is Moksha or enlightenment.

Spiritual Empowerment

Spiritual empowerment is becoming aware and in control of your spiritual progress – your progress along your own ascension timeline. It is taking full responsibility for your own evolution, the learning of your soul lessons, the discovery of and engagement in your karmic contracts, and playing your part in the ascension of humanity and the planet as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

Alchemy and Shadows

To ascend to this level of consciousness, we use the alchemical process of turning base elements (low-vibration emotions) into their high frequency counterparts. We must transmute the emotions of fear, anger, jealousy, anxiety, hatred, and sorrow into love, compassion, wisdom, kindness, and generosity. 

This alchemical process is called ‘shadow work,’ and is an integral part of personal development. In order to ascend into the light we must deal with the shadows, otherwise, they will forever pull us back down. Our past traumas have happened to teach us valuable lessons and to help us learn how to heal and let go – which is essential if we are to ascend to the next level of our spiritual evolution.

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Shadows taken by Rano Pulatova on Flickr

In the Here and Now

Ascension is not about leaving the physical realm, quite the opposite in fact. When we ascend to the next level of spiritual development, we are able to be here in our bodies, in the world more fully, because we have released so much of the heavy emotional trauma that clouds our judgement and distracts us from being totally present. 

Working on our personal and spiritual growth means we can be more alive, more joyful, more present, and more able to share our knowledge, skills and resources with others so that we can help them to remember who they truly are and start their own journey of ascension and live in alignment with their own karmic contracts with the universe. This is part of our work as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

Karmic Contracts

Many people hear the word karma and automatically think of something negative. Karma is a Sanskrit word that means ‘action.’ It is simply the fruits of our past seeds, whether they were planted earlier in this lifetime or in past lifetimes.

One of the reasons we choose to enter into each incarnation is that we must work through our karma from previous lifetimes. This usually involves learning some spiritual lessons and balancing out past unskilful actions with skilful ones, especially if, as a soul, we have reached a level of spiritual development where we are aware of karma and the ascension process.

Before we enter into each incarnation, we agree which spiritual lessons we need to learn and the karmic seeds we need to tend and if necessary correct for this stage of development. But, another reason for entry into each incarnation is to make a difference to planet earth and humanity and help in the global ascension process.

We create a karmic contract with the universe based on our contribution to planetary and human ascension. These contracts are also known as ones’ ‘soul purpose’ or soul mission.’ It is the spiritual agreement you made with the ‘Big U’ before you incarnated – before you were given this opportunity for this precious human life and its opportunities for soul growth and furthering your ascension process. It is your Dana – your generosity, your way of giving back for your coveted gift of a human life in which to grow and evolve.

You decided to be here at a very special time, and so the very fact that you are here now and you have awareness of your spiritual growth means that you have a key part to play in the birthing of the Age of Aquarius. It is not an accident that you chose to be here now, at the stage of spiritual development and awareness that you have gained so far. Your karmic contract definitely has something to do with the healing and ascension of humanity and the planet, and the anchoring of the Age of Aquarius into our planetary energetic field and consciousness. Isn’t that exciting?!

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Sunrise taken by Nigel Howe on Flickr

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

The Earth has resided in a dense frequency for a long time, and themes such as greed, sex and power have dominated. This is because for the last few hundred years the planets have been aligned in the element of earth, whose characteristics are the material, financial and physical. This is reflected in the industrial revolution – Britain’s rapid economic development that spannned the years 1760-1840 and brought us many developments in technology and machinery so that we were able to grow our economy and rate of production. Agricultural deveopments were made, the distribution of wealth and associated political policy all changed dramatically at the start of this material era.

Since then, the economy expanded as businesses grew and grew, which obviously resulted in both good and bad effects. The widespread benefits of an increasing economy meant significant improvements in the general standard of living, health and medicine. But with this general energy of financial obsession came a rise in sophisticated criminal activities and the exploitation of people, animals and the planet, resulting in a climate emergency and a gross imbalance in global wealth distribution.

But as of 21st December 2020, with the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, we have entered a new paradigm, a new era of light and love, and we as a species must ascend to a higher frequency along with the planet.

Great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
2020 Great Conjunction. Saturn passing 0.1° west-northwest of Jupiter 22 minutes after sunset on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. By Steve Fung on Flickr

This is known as ‘The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius,’ and although the transition from one era to another doesn’t happen overnight, in this case it is a 50+ year process, the date of the winter solstice 2020 and the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter marked a significant phase in the transition to the Age of Aquarius, especially since these two planets have not been this close for 800 years! They aligned at 0 degrees Aquarius, known astrologically as the ‘doorway to Aquarius.’

The good news is, we will be spending the next 200 years in the element of air which is about ideas, enlightenment, knowledge, education, communication, wisdom, thinking, intuition, higher mind, travel, invention, innovation and revolution.

Before stepping into any new phase, it is essential to release the old clutter and debris and as such we must clear the path for the next unfolding and anchoring of the Age of Aquarius. There is so much unrest and disaster in the world right now, and many people believe that this is part of the process of detoxification and release of the old paradigm so that the path can be cleared for the next phase of planetary evolution. In order for something to change, it needs to be brought into the light. When you go through detoxification, you will initially feel worse before you feel better. 

Planetary and Global Human Ascension

We all have a part to play in the Earth’s ascension to the new paradigm and the anchoring of the Aquarian Age energies. There needs to be a huge healing of the damage caused to humanity and Mother Earth by the obsession with material gain, ego and power that has dominated us for the last 300 years.

The Age of Aquarius has dawned, but there is still a long way to go before we properly birth this new level of spiritual evolution and ascension for humanity and the Earth. We are currently experiencing the turmoil associated with endings and beginnings, certainly 2020 has been a year of extreme challenge and hardship for humanity. But, we can take heart that this difficulty signals the transition from the material earth element to the element of air and the age of empowerment, on an individual, communal and global scale.

So how do we help the process of birthing the Age of Aquarius, the new era of empowerment, love, community and revolution? It starts with each of us:

  • doing our own inner healing and shadow work
  • learning our soul lessons so we can stop repeating cycles of unskillful behaviours
  • breaking old conditioning and patterning
  • re-templating our life path
  • re-activating our dormant DNA with light activations
  • discovering and engaging our karmic contracts
  • re-connecting with source/universal consciousness on the daily through meditation, prayer and connecting to our spiritual team of helpers and guides
  • using crystals to realign your energetic vibration and programme your intentions
  • inspiring others to do the same

In doing this spiritual work, we will create a total shift in the vibrational frequency of humanity and the planet. We can more easily embody what it means to live in a 5-dimensional reality, the new paradigm, the Age of Aquarius. Thus, by healing yourself, you contribute to planetary ascension and healing on a cosmic scale.

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The High Priestess Temple

If you would like help in doing this inner work, activating your dormant DNA, discovering and and stepping into your karmic contracts and spiritual evolution, I have a new offering for you.

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We believe the dawning of the Age of Aquarius brings so much potential for the total healing and ascension of humanity and Mother Earth, but in order to fully step into this next stage of spiritual evolution there is much work to be done, as highlighted in the list above.

Being a member of the High Priestess Temple will enable you to do this work in a safe and supported space, guided by two spiritual coaches and authors, and connected with a collective of like-hearted soul sisters on a similar journey of healing, empowerment and evolution.

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Love and blessings,

Natalie x

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