It's 2000 years that bring us the best of Aquarius, Uranus, and Saturn... as long as we do our parts to help it along.
You know those lovely dreams you've had, of a world where ...
That's what the Age of Aquarius is all about!
This article explains why. Starting with a brief background...
The Dawning Of A New Astrological Age
Astrological Ages are somewhat more than 2000 years long. (See the Great Year for a explanation of how this works.)
Here's a brief overview.
The Sun is seen to move very slowly through all the signs of the Zodiac. (It takes about 2,000 years to go from one to another.) Whatever Zodiac sign the Sun is in at any time, is the name of the World Age we are currently in.
When we see the Sun in the area of space that we call Aquarius, we say that we are in the Age of Aquarius.
A Colour Filter On The Light
Why are the Astrological Ages important?
Because it colours everything that happens in the solar system. It's as if Aquarius were a filter in front of the Sun, lending its unique colour to the sunlight we receive.
Just as your birth sign tells you a lot about your character, and your moon sign tells you a lot about your dreams, the sign of the Astrological Ages determines the quality of these 2 millennia for the whole planet.
Age of Pisces
For example, during the past 2000 years or so, we have been in the Age of Pisces.
That means that everything we've been through has been flavoured by the sign of the Fish and the influence of Neptune (who rules Pisces), making it a period of ...
And Then A Shift Of Ages...
Now we are leaving the Age of Pisces and entering into the Aquarian age. Although there is certainly no agreement on specific dates, most estimates agree that we entered the Age of Aquarius in the end of the 20th century.
The uncertainty over exact dates is due to the very simple fact that the sky isn't divided up by boundary lines. Who can say exactly when we've crossed from one sign to another?
So the Aquarian Age is not exactly tied to the year 2012. But it is certainly part of the 2012 Transition.
There is also the fact that any transition is a process. The effects of any astrological event extend before and after its actual occurrence.
But what's really important about the Age of Aquarius is not these mundane details.
What matters is what the Age of Aquarius portends for the Earth.
The Meaning Of The Age of Aquarius
During the Age of Aquarius, the dominant paradigm is that of the Water Bearer. As the sign of Aquarius is ruled by both Uranus and (to a lesser degree) Saturn, so Aquarian, Uranian, and Saturnian qualities will determine the direction that the Earth will take, over the next 2 millennia.
Qualities of Aquarius
Aquarius is all about making the world a better place. Having a strong social conscience, combined with a innovative, visionary intelligence, Aquarius can really make it happen, too!
Aquarius is compassionate and caring, but also eccentric and unbound by convention.
She values progress and technologies that can revolutionize the world.
The Struggle Between Saturn and Uranus
Saturn was the ancient ruler of Aquarius. Uranus is the modern and future ruler.
They are still engaged in some battle over turf.
Saturn, even in its good qualities, is somewhat grim. Saturn is sensible, stern, strict, grave, formal, and forbidding. Saturn is all about rules, authority, propriety. Saturn values discipline (self- and other), caution, and prudence.
Uranus symbolises a rebellious spirit, individualistic, unwilling to accept rules and limitations. Uranus energy is passionate, spontaneous, tempestuous, brilliant, innovative, and revolutionary. Uranus is not interested in outside authority, propriety, or imposed customs.
Uranus is like the rebellious teenager, not willing to blindly accept his parents' rules or beliefs, determined to find his own truth, to make his own way.
(You can see where some of the conflicting viewpoints of the late 20th century came from!)
While it seems at first glance that Saturn and Uranus are completely opposing forces (and in many ways they are), it is also worth noting that without some of the stabilizing self-control and respect from Saturn, Uranus can't achieve the best of his potential.
How This Influences The Age of Aquarius
Here’s a list of some of the qualities that Aquarian Age, that come from these 3 influences...
How will this affect the world? That's the great bit...
What to expect in the Age of Aquarius
All these qualities paint a picture of the kind of world we are becoming. In the Aquarian age we could expect to see...
If you're like me, you've probably wished a thousand times for a world like this!
And you are here now -- it is no coincidence! -- to not only see it come true, but to help make it happen!
The Nightmare Scenario
Some have said the Aquarian age has the potential to be horrific.
This is true.
Any sign, any quality, has its good potential and its bad potential. This is especially the case when Saturn is also involved.
Saturn (on the shadow side) represents control, limits and boundaries, power over others, tradition, conservative resistance to change, death, etc.
The shadow side of Uranus is contemptuous, dictatorial, destructive, unstable, scheming, and explosive.
Aquarius also has its shadow side: unpredictable, impatient, impersonal, cold, and even self-righteous.
Some of the "shadow side" symptoms in the Age of Aquarius could be...
However, there are other forces at work to support the positive side of this transformation.
And remember, too, that we aren't helpless victims of this new World Age.
We get to make it either positive or negative! By our thoughts, our actions, and our emotions, we get to choose what future we create.
Which future are you choosing?
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