Age of Aquarius . . . or not?

“When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will guide the stars.  This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius!”

Back in the 70s, The 5th Dimension sang about the Age of Aquarius, with its “harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding.”  Astrologers have yet to agree on a firm start date for the Age of Aquarius.  Some think it has already begun; some think it won’t arrive for another 75 years or so.

Noted astrologer Dane Rudhyar thought that Tuesday, October 2nd, may have been a start date.  On that night, Venus in Virgo passed over the star Regulus.  Rudhyar felt this arrangement was a pretty strong indicator for the new Age.

Whenever it starts, what exactly IS the Age of Aquarius?  In astrology, an Age is said to last about 2000 years, and the period can be described by its ruling sign.  The last age (or the one we’re still in, depending on your perspective) was the Age of Pisces.  In this age, we humans collectively experienced sacrifice, persecution, victimization, blame, illusion.  Our group lessons revolved around forgiveness, perfection, emotions, and spirituality.  For those interested in symbolism, like me, consider that the sign for Pisces is the fish; Christianity began at the beginning of the Age of Pisces with the birth of Jesus Christ; and Jesus Christ probably knew a thing of two about persecution, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

With each new Age, we humans are given a chance to raise our consciousness and become more spiritually mature.  Have we learned the lessons of the previous Age?  Ready for the next lessons?

Under Aquarius, we will be asked to look at issues like tolerance, personal responsibility, and equality.  Here are some things that Aquarius represents:

  • Groups and social causes
  • Electronics and technology
  • Invention and genius
  • Holistic approaches and alternative methods
  • Individuality and personal freedoms

One of the things that fascinates me most about Aquarius, and one of the things that I think will be the biggest challenge for the Age of Aquarius, is the Individual/Society polarity that exists in that sign.  Aquarius is very much about BOTH the individual and the group.  In other words, how do we maintain our individuality while in a group?  If this current political season is any indicator, tolerance is going to be a hard-learned lesson for us all.  It seems to me that we humans are very tolerant . . .  as long as the other person agrees with us.  I am very curious to see if we can figure out a way to allow for personal freedoms within the structure of a society.

What do you think?

 

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4 responses

  1. Aimee, you hit a lot of good stuff to think about and topics nobody wants to talk about. For example, the individual/group that Aquarius is presenting. It kind of happens all the time; we are a individual that joins a group. Hopefully we know ourselves well enough or are strong enough so we do not lose ourselves in the group. Also, if we can better ourselves as an individual within the group, that is the place to be. Hope that makes sense. Tolerance and freedom should go hand in hand. I wish politics and religion could be talked about openly without people becoming so angry and saying mean statements back. God made us all different, for which I am very thankful, and this is what makes the world go around. We just have to love each other for being different. Thank you.

    • I definitely agree with you on wishing that people could discuss their religious and political ideas more freely. It seems people just want to attack THE PERSON for having different beliefs. I wonder what we could all learn if we kept an open mind and a closed mouth when listening to someone else’s ideas.

      • I feel at times, depending where I was, that people become so upset it was as if they were throwing tomatoes and rotten eggs at me. It is great to to heard with a open mind, but to be able to open their mouth and say words of truth, wisdom and knowledge without putting the person down or the politics or religion. A good discussion or great debate is free to flow with facts, information and the truth. Most people are passionate with what they believe. Can we control our energy and emotions in this passion to represent it in a mature peaceful way? It is okay for people to disagree. Just some thoughts, thanks for responding.

      • Well, Susan, I think you bring up an important part of this problem: everyone thinks HIS/HER way is the truth. So if someone else is disagreeing, we see it as a blatant disregard for the FACTS! And then we become angry at that person. The key, as you said, is to control our emotions when representing our own truths.

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