“When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius” – 5th Dimension, 1969
Every 2,150 years approximately we have a new Astrological Age.
The much-anticipated Age of Aquarius begins when the March equinox point moves out of the constellation Pisces and into the constellation Aquarius.
When will that be?
There’s no firm consensus among astrologers as to when the Age of Aquarius will begin (or has already begun!).
Most claim that the Age of Aquarius arrived during the 20th century, while others claim it will arrive in the 24th century.
One thing we do know, however, is that it takes around 200-300 years to gradually transition from one age to another. And right now, we are transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius.
We can already witness the Aquarian influences. Technological advancements, science, and the internet are the trademarks of Aquarius – and they are all already here.
The Age of Aquarius’ ultimate goal is individual freedom and liberation.
Having liberated ourselves from the collective karma of humanity during the Age of Pisces, which is now coming to an end, we are gradually starting to transition into having more and more individual freedom (Aquarius).
What can we expect from the Age of Aquarius?
Let’s try to find the answers by looking at the previous Ages. Before the Age of Pisces, we had the age of Aries, and before that the Age of Taurus, we had the Age of Gemini, and so on. We only have historical records dating from the Age of Leo:
Age of Leo (10,800 BC to 8,600 BC)
The Age of Leo was thought to be the “Great Golden Age”.
This is when the Ice Age ended and the climate began to warm up. “Warming up” = Sun (Leo).
The cultures of the world during this time worshipped the Sun, the ruler of Leo. Solar gods and deities were paid the highest respects during this Age; cat worship (Lions in particular) also became prevalent.
Age of Cancer (8600 BC to 6500 BC)
The Age of Cancer was the age of the “Great Mother” and goddess worship. Figurines of voluptuous Mother Goddess from this period are found all over the world. This is when the matriarchal culture was at its peak.
Humans started agriculture and farming, which allowed them to build homes, ‘domesticate’, and settle down (home and family are Cancer symbols).
Cancer is a water sign, and this age was brought in by the Great Floods, as depicted by multiple myths and stories for example the Noah’s Ark, or the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Age of Gemini (6500 BC to 4000 BC)
During this age, humans began to develop their intellect, as well as languages and written communication.
The Age of Gemini is also when people began to move and trade both crafts and ideas between tribes and different cultures.
The emergence of myths and stories about “Twins” (Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, or Enki and Enlil).
The Garden of Eden is an Age of Gemini myth. Once Adam and Eve tasted the fruit from the “tree of knowledge” they ‘became aware’ that they were naked, and were thereafter driven out of Eden.
The story’s message is that with greater awareness (intellect/Gemini) comes choice and consequence.
Before the Age of Gemini – during the age of Cancer – human consciousness was tribal, not individualistic.
It’s only with the Age of Gemini that humans began to perceive reality through duality – e.g the separation of subject and object/Gemini; this is when individual consciousness was born.
Age of Taurus (4000 BC to 2000 BC)
The Age of Taurus is when money and banking were invented.
Money and wealth became the key drivers for growth during this age. Humans improved farming which led to the development of cities and settled life.
Bull worship could be seen in many cultures during that time as well as the worship of nature spirits and fertility goddesses.
Age of Aries (2000 BC to 0 AD)
The general peacefulness seen in the Age of Taurus eventually came to an end – the Age of Aries is when the Iron Age with its weapons, warfare, and the great military cultures emerged.
Mythology became hero-centered – depicting the hero-warrior winning their way to glory.
History from this age has left us the myths of heroes and warriors: Moses, Hercules, Spartacus, Alexander the Great. Masculine gods challenged the established feminine goddesses, and matriarchy was replaced by patriarchy.
The Age of Aries is also when monotheistic religions (one consciousness vs. multiple gods) were born.
One particularly important archetype of the Age of Aries was Moses. Moses condemned the worship of the “golden calf” – a symbol for the bull – symbolically ‘declaring’ the end of the Age of Taurus and the beginning of the Age of Aries.
Moreover, Moses also spoke about “what comes” once the energy of the Ego is channeled through heroic actions.
The process of individuation – which eventually culminates with the “death of Ego” – was a prerequisite for finding the “Promised land” – a metaphor for the Age of Pisces’ transcendence.
The Age of Aries’ process of individuation was necessary; this is how we humans developed courage and ownership of our destiny. However once “Aries/me-first” energy was fully embedded in our consciousness, it was time for something different… it was time for the age of Pisces.
The lamb of God that was sacrificed at the birth of Jesus was a symbolic end of the Age of Aries and the dawn of the New Age of Pisces.
Age of Pisces spanned from approximately 0 to 2000
After 2000 years of wars and military development, a different approach was needed.
As the Age of Pisces emerged, humanity came to the understanding that the ego development (from the Age of Aries) was not enough; and that the ego must be channeled through something greater.
The Age of Pisces introduced the concepts of surrender, compassion, kindness, charity, empathy, and sacrifice.
The warrior-hero ideal of the Aries age evolved into the transcendent ideal of the saint. The Age of Pisces has been the age of great world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
As with any astrological age, the animal symbolism is strikingly literal. The symbol of Christians is the fish. Jesus’ disciples were fishermen.
At the heart of Jesus’ (and other religious leaders) teachings, was the idea that we should love each other because we are all ‘one’, and because to hate someone, meant to hate oneself.
Jesus initiated the age of Pisces with his sacrifice; it was through sacrifice that our “sins” were washed away. Pisces indeed is connected to the symbols of “sins” or “karmic baggage”, but also, with the opportunity to be released and redeemed from these through sacrifice and surrender.
The symbol of “Pisces” is two fish that swim in different directions, yet they are tied together by an umbilical cord. This image is a symbol for the “ego” and the “soul” that have different agendas, yet are part of the same ‘whole’.
The higher purpose of the Age of Pisces is understanding that separation is just an illusion and that we can become ‘whole again’ when we reconcile the Ego and the Soul, or the YIN and YANG parts of our psyche.
This process of reconciliation is not easy, but it’s only when we find our inner unity, that we will be able to step into the Age of Aquarius with awareness.
Age of Aquarius (2000-4000)
As long as the ego is separate from the soul, we won’t have freedom and progress (Aquarius’ higher manifestation), but instead will have division and will continue to attempt to use machines (weapons, robots, or the internet) to justify one side of the story – either “the ego” or “the soul”.
However, sooner or later, at the end of this ‘cosmic battle’, when we’ll reconcile the YIN and the YANG, and we will eventually find a “new Renaissance” – or the triumph of Aquarius’ highest values: humanitarianism, knowledge, reason, innovation, and people who work towards a greater goal.
As we are shifting from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius, we will learn that each individual is important – not as an amorphous mass easy to maneuver (Age of Pisces).
Every single one of us is born for a reason, and we all can bring our own contribution to the development of society. Every single one of us can make the world a better place.
Aquarius is the opposite sign from Leo. Leo is what makes us unique. Leo is the creator, the leader. Aquarius takes Leo’s unique qualities to the “next level” putting them into a higher context.
“Me” is put into the use of “We” – so that we can create something much greater than the sum of individual efforts. But of course, to get to “We”, we need to acknowledge each person’s unique qualities.
In Greek mythology, Aquarius is Prometheus, the Titan God that stole fire from the Gods and gave it to humans.
The fire is, of course, a symbol for the light of knowledge, but also, quite literally, Aquarius is a symbol for electricity and other types of renewable energy.
We have, of course, started to witness the influence of the Age of Aquarius already since the late 18th century, with the discovery of Uranus (Aquarius’ modern ruler) which also coincided with the discovery of electricity.
These Aquarian influences have since then intensified, especially in the last 50 years.
During this new Age, we can expect new types of energies to be discovered. Other likely developments are artificial intelligence, space travel, and connections with other forms of life.
Aquarius is the most global sign of the zodiac – it rules networks and communities based on a mutual vision. In the next 2000 years, there’s no more place for top-down, hierarchical cultures or extreme political doctrines.
Aquarius is a democratic sign; the types of top-down systems that have dominated our society in the last millennia will simply cease to work.
The Age of Aquarius will come with a completely different “operating system” – something we haven’t seen yet… at least in the last 26.000 years.
Humanity’s next chapter is currently being written, right in front of our eyes.
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