Saturday, 30 April 2016
The Age of Aquarius.
Many people believe we are now entering the Age of Aquarius.
The theory of the Ages derives from astrology.
The precession of the vernal equinox moves backwards through the zodiac at the rate of 1 degree every 71 years. So every 2130 years it moves into a new sign.
At the moment the vernal equinox is still in the sign of Pisces.
But the flurry of astrological activity around Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius) and the sign of Aquarius itself since 1993 has convinced many that the Age of Aquarius has begun.
At the very least we are in transition.
Most people have heard of the Age of Aquarius because a song about it was included in a certain 1960s musical. But the song was quite a late entry in the mythology.
Astrology has been used by holy men in the East for thousands of years and many believe that the three wise men in the Bible were astrologers following the Star of Bethlehem - the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in Pisces in 7 BCE.
So the Age of Aquarius is not just a populist fad.
It has its roots in legitimate religious traditions.
Aquarius governs: equality, homosexuality, universal brother-and-sisterhood, socialism, liberty, liberalism, the future, revolution, conceptual thinking, humanitarianism, technology, and enlightenment.
It represents a great leap forward in the consciousness of humankind.
But this phenomenon will only take place if we can liberate the Age of Aquarius from rock music and popular culture.
Rock musicians and celebrities will wreck the Age of Aquarius in the same way as they wrecked the Hippies in the last century.
So don't be seduced by stars who put themselves forward as leaders of the Age of Aquarius. They are not. They are only doing it for their own selfish purposes.
Look to leaders who do not profit from C.D. or book sales.
Look to legitimate religious leaders and thinkers.
The stars can take care of themselves.
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