“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?