Welcome to the Age of Aquarius, which depending on the astrologist you consult, is already underway, just about to begin, or won’t happen for another 600 years.
Although debate around the subject abounds, it’s safe to state that we are indeed at the dawn of a new age and that the Water Bearer’s influence is already amongst us. But what does that mean and how exactly does it affect us?
Piscean Age Begone
It takes about 2,160 years for the earth to go through each sign. So as we enter Aquarius, we leave the Piscean Age, which began with the birth of Christ. The sign of Pisces is two fish. And these two fishies represent duality and the struggle of the opposites.
During the Piscean Age, which will perhaps be remembered as the Age of Faith, there was a great deal of structure and conflict between opposing ideologies: church against state, science versus religion and spirituality versus materialism, explains Philip Brown author of Cosmic Trends, Astrology Connects the Dots and member of the American Federation of Astrologers.
As we know, greed and power mongering permeates our existence and instead of looking within, many look outside for satisfaction, pleasure, growth and enlightenment. Many have blindly obeyed laws and so-called authority. We’ve seemed to forget that we’re souls having a physical experience.
The Piscean Age was also about patriarchy and male domination, says Laurie Johnson psychic counselor and author of Shifts Happen. (For you women out there who feel outraged, Johnson reminds us to go easy on the men because if you believe in reincarnation than you’ve been male too at some time or other. Aha!).
At a glance, the Piscean Age looks pretty negative and yet the influences of this time were necessary in the process of evolution, says Johnson. “Life is a school so every age is necessary for the development of our psyche. There are lessons that needed to be learned.”
Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and philanthropy is the co-ruler of Pisces, which has been a prominent factor in promoting altruism during the past two millennia.
Age of Reason
Aquarius is the water bearer, its ruler is Uranus. Aquarius’ imagery is that of the servant pouring out the water of knowledge, quenching the world during a time of spiritual drought.
We’re moving into a great age that promotes the radical, the unexpected, and the freedom to follow our impulses on all levels. Gone will be the days of false doctrines and absurd ideas about God, medicine, education, and love. Material greed and political power will crumble, making way for spiritual rebirth / self-knowledge. Hallelujah!
The control and power that corporations and government have had over us will be overthrown and revised by humanity as a whole. No longer will the majority be ruled by a few select individuals. Also, science and religion will merge and people will begin to comprehend that spirit and matter are derived from the same source, and are only modifications of the One Universal Energy.
Meanwhile, UFO’s, alternative medicine, astrology, and other subjects previously looked upon as weird or taboo will become more and more commonplace. ‘Mystical’ methods of self-help and understanding will help people to become more in tune with their spiritual selves in preparation for The Age of Aquarius.
“The Aquarian Age is about harmony, equality and balance. We’re going to let go of ego and the belief that man is better than anything else on the planet,” adds Johnson. If there’s one quality that will define the Aquarian age, it is compassion.
It is also important to mention that the feminine aspects of God, which have been ignored, neglected and reviled for the eternity of the Age of Pisces, will again be recognized and revered, says Brown. Now society will come to terms with divinity of both masculine and feminine aspects, of Mother Earth and Father Sky, of yin and yang, and of the synthesis of energies for a more balanced world view.
Bumpy Road Ahead
As you’re aware, life on Earth seems to be going off the rails in more ways than one. Yet with any transition comes some degree of disruption. Earthlings are struggling to adapt to the new energies. And of course there is resistance. The lower energies of the Piscean Age (greed, ego, ignorance, curiosity, jealousy etc.) are putting up a hell of fight against the higher energies (peace, unity, love, truth, knowledge and selfless behavior etc.) of the Aquarian Age.
The best way to deal is to concentrate on your own growth. By raising your personal energy, you enhance the wholeness of others, and thus raise the vibrations of humanity. To bring yourself in tune with the spirit of the coming age, do your best to live a life of service to humanity, exercise compassion.
The group the Fifth Dimension was right when they sang:
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind’s true liberation
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius