The Age of Aquarius!
What is an Age?
Jul – Aug 2003
The Age of Aquarius! Just what is an “Age”?
You and I are living in the most incredible time to be alive. Now, more than ever before we have access to knowledge and information that in the past would have taken months, perhaps years to find. Welcome to the Information Age! The Age of Enlightenment! The Age of Aquarius!
“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planet and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius….”
(“Aquarius”, from Hair by Gerome Ragni and James Rado)
What is an AGE and where does it come from? What is all this emphasis about the Millennium, and the Aquarian Age? Just WHAT is it?
First of all, I do not claim to be an expert historian on following material. I am writing this article because I find this information timely and the research fascinating. An age lasts approximately2,160 years. The Ages are a result of the astronomical phenomenon called the “procession of the equinoxes.” This procession is a backwards motion of the vernal equinox point. This vernal equinox point has moved back through the constellation of Pisces and is now in preparation for its backwardsentrance into the constellation of Aquarius.
There is much speculation about when the exact date the “Age of Aquarius” will officially begin. The constellations have no precise boundaries. The dates of the AGES are approximate.
What marks an AGE?
There are actually two astrological influences that mark an AGE, the outer influence or the primary manifestation, and the inner or secondary influence that provides a backdrop to the major theme being expressed. The combination of these two forces is what really marks an AGE.
What AGE are we moving into?
Just as the song above expresses, we are at the dawning of the AGE of Aquarius. So, the outerinfluence of this Age has to do with Aquarian principles. These principles include: freedom, brotherhood, humanity and revolution. The Aquarian is the sign of the Water Bearer.
The inner or secondary influences have to do with the opposite sign Leo, the sign of the Lion. Leo characteristics are courage, optimism, will, love and peace.
This overall influence was dramatically depicted in the sixties by the so-called “hippie” generation. The combination of Leo and Aquarian forces produced beautiful flower children that courageouslywanted freedom, love and peace. This evolved into a humanistic urge to exert a revolutionaryinfluence. These flower children tried to persuade governments to stand up and take notice of the spirit of brotherhood that was crying out against crimes of war to help bring freedom to all people. Leo’s keyword “I will” and the Aquarian keyword “I know” have catapulted us into the age of “ The will to know.”
“You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world.” (Beatles 1962)
Aquarian new age music combined with the youthful artistic influence of Leo left its influence upon our nations and governments. So what about the previous ages? Lets take a brief look to our most previous Age.
Rockin’ Back through the AGES!
Each Age receives its name from the sign through which the sun passes year after year as it crosses the equator at the vernal equinox. During these periods or ages, religious worship takes the form of the astrological sign. From this point of view it is truly enlightening to look back over the ages. Here’s what I have gathered.
The Piscean AGE
About 2000 years ago we experienced the birth of Jesus Christ whose name in Greek is (pronounced “IKTHUS”) meaning fish (the symbol of Pisces). This influence remains today as a symbol of Christianity. “God fed the multitude with fishes,” Jesus was the “Fisher of Men.” Five thousand people were fed with two small fish and five loaves of bread. This prophet of the “Fish Age” selected twelve disciples (Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac) and made them “fishers of men.”
Each astrological sign has rulership over a part of the body. Pisces governs the feet. In the bible there were many ceremonies of the washing the feet.
The keyword for Pisces is “I Believe.” The keynote of the past two thousand years of Christianity is none other than belief: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved.”
The secondary or opposite sign of Pisces is Virgo, the sign of the Virgin. The keyword for Virgo is“I serve.” (Either the pure woman or the ripe wheat depicts Virgo.) Mary’s immaculate conception idealized the highest ideal of purity. The symbolism of the five loaves above as it relates to the opposite sign of Virgo is obvious in terms of its ancient and modern correlation with wheat and bread; bread has been symbolic of the sign Virgo throughout the centuries. The bread of Virgo, thechastity depicted by Mary (the Virgin Mother), and the messages of service are all Virgoan concepts. Service, sacrificial love and humility are just a few of the major characteristics of Virgo and Pisces.