Age of Aquarius
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Age of Aquarius
are probably familiar with the term New Age, and you may have heard or read about
the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. This simply means that we are leaving one
age (Pisces), and entering into a new one (Aquarius). This happens every two thousand
years - the last one coinciding with the arrival of Christ
does this have to do with the Carthian Movement? The time is right, even written
in the stars for change to occur. Time to embrace the age of reason and place
on its shelf the time when man was ruled by fear and superstition.
touted in the song from the musical Hair, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius is
presumed to be a time of enlightenment. Astrologers have long talked about the
Age of Aquarius as a period when each individual is capable of spiritual awareness
without the intercession of religious authority. The Piscean Age of religious
faith, with its traditional hierarchies, is giving way to a time when each human
being can have a direct line to higher power, or God, if you like.
says, "I believe," whereas Aquarius, says, "Prove it to me scientifically." Christ's
mother Mary embodied all the qualities represented by the Pisces polarity of Virgo,
namely, modesty, commitment to service, and acceptance of what must not be changed.
In Pisces, there is a strong need for seclusion, and Christianity puts value on
retreats, convents, cloisters or spiritual pilgrimages. Aquarius puts emphasis
on group activities and community, thus we have the Internet and the eye of the
global village which we call television.
problem isn't with Pisces per se. The gifts of the Piscean Age have been the unification
of vast numbers of tribal groups around a set of spiritual ideals. However, religious
hierarchies evolved, leading to corruption of these core beliefs. In the name
of one truth and absolute certainty, personal responsibility and discernment are
set aside. Individual currents of thought and consciousness are all subsumed in
the Piscean sea of ONE truth. Therefore, the absolute certainty of religious zealots
is threatened by the cultural diversity of the emerging Aquarian Age. A technology-driven
era that encourages the free flow of information and ideas is a natural enemy
to those who seek to mold the world in their singular vision.
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
mind's true liberation
Age of Aquarius is one of 12 successive 2150-year periods, each of which corresponds
with one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. In the same manner in which individuals
born at different times of the year are thought to be dominated by different astrological
signs, astrologers also tend to view different historical periods as being dominated
by the influence of particular signs. For the past several thousand years, Earth,
according to this view, has been passing through a period dominated by the sign
Pisces (the Age of Pisces). This succession of ages is based on a phenomenon known
as the precession of equinoxes.
B.C.- 1000 B.C. was the Age of Aries proper, meaning an age of aggression and
enterprise. The Aryan (Arian) invaders swarmed over and conquered the old world,
and most civilizations of the age (such as the first Assyrian Empire, the New
Kingdom of Egypt, the Trojans, the Mycenaeans, etc.) were dominated by warriors.
Not long before the Age of Aries began, Sargon I created the world's first war-based
Empire in Mesopotamia. The symbol of the Ram appears in the Ram's Horn so important
to the Hebrews, whose missionary, aggressive religion began in this period. Since
Aries is ruled by Mars, masculine, patriarchal values replaced the feminine values
that flourished under the Venus-ruled Taurean Age which preceded it. Some aggressive
Aries traits also continued into the second half of this age, even though it was
sub-ruled by Libra.
to 1100 was the Age of Pisces proper, meaning an age of faith and religion, of
dissolution and breakdown of structures, of devotion and compassion, and of escape
into the other world. This is a perfect fit for Christianity (whose symbol was
the fish) and similar religions worldwide that dominated the period. Some philosophers
say that the denial of life and spirit and the assault on nature that took hold
under Virgo were based on the escapist attempt to divorce spirit from the world
that happened under Pisces.
was the second half of the Age of Pisces, under the sub-influence of Virgo. Therefore
this now-ending age was one of science, intellectual analysis, and service to
one's superiors; all traits of Virgo. Certainly the ever-increasing power of scientific
and rational thought and the growing power of the secular state and bureaucracy
in this period could reflect the Virgo "influence."
will be the Age of Aquarius proper, meaning an age of knowledge, independent thought
and demands for freedom and progress. The role of the individual and the organization
will be coordinated into a humanitarian whole. Religion and spirituality will
be based on knowledge and experience instead of belief.
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