Age of Aquarius

“The point at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator on March 23rd each year seems to be travelling backwards through the Zodiac. This is known as the “Precession of the Equinoxes”. Although it is called the “First point of Aries” it is currently in the western end of the constellation of Pisces. Astrologers refer to the period of time in which the “Spring Point” remains in a given constellation (which is at least several thousand years) as the “Age of …”, and engage in a lot of speculation as to what we can expect in the different ages. In terms of pure Astronomy, the Age of Aquarius will begin (and that of the present, Pisces, end) in around 800 years time. However some bright spark realised that by taking a more astrological viewpoint, the Age of Aquarius could actually be beginning about now. This has given rise to the concept of the New Age.”—Glossary of Commonly Used Terms in the Western Mystery Tradition


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