The Aquarian Age has officially begun. For many, there was a noticeable shift in energy from 2020 to 2021, albeit both years were a roller coaster. In addition to navigating the Covid era, we’re said to have entered a new astrological time.
What makes it unique? That’s where things get a bit tricky, but we’ve sought the expertise of psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman to help us figure it out. However, keep in mind that the Age of Aquarius is frequently linked to social action, equality, and advancement. Finally. Everything you need to know is right here…
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Is the Age of Aquarius officially underway?
Astronomy has nothing to do with the Age of Aquarius. It’s an astrological age that happens due to precession, a natural motion of the Earth. The identify of the Pole Star changes throughout time due to precession. The precession cycle lasts 25,800 years. There are also 12 zodiac constellations. So, during the vernal equinox, the sun’s position in front of the background stars moves in front of a new zodiacal constellation every 2,150 years. At that point, a new era might be considered to have begun.
The vernal equinox point, also known as the March or spring equinox point, is the position of the sun in the sky at the vernal equinox. When the vernal equinox point moves from in front of the constellation Pisces to in front of the constellation Aquarius, the Age of Aquarius is said to begin.
When that happens, there should be a definitive answer. At the time of the equinox, when will the sun be in front of Aquarius? When will the Aquarius Age begin?
However, there are no easy answers. Various interpretations yield various responses to this frequently posed question.
Age of Aquarius in astronomy
things astronomical in the twentieth century. In 1930, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) established “official” constellation borders. As a result, astronomers tend to use IAU constellation borders to date the start of the Age of Aquarius. Astrologers and New Age practitioners, on the other hand, may or may not employ the same limits.
Jean Meeus, a renowned Belgian astronomer and mathematical wizard, is one of the IAU’s adherents. In 68 B.C., the sun went from being in front of the constellation Aries to being in front of the constellation Pisces, according to his calculations. Looking ahead, the March equinox will pass into the constellation Aquarius in 2597, according to Meeus.
These are the astronomical dates, which are based on the IAU constellation limits, which were established in 1930.
The IAU defines constellations as having varying sizes. Astrologers, on the other hand, frequently divide the zodiac into 12 equal sectors. So that’s one major distinction between astronomers and astrologers when it comes to constellations.
You must also examine when the Age of Pisces began in order to determine when the Age of Aquarius begins. There appears to be no solid agreement among astrologers as to when the Age of Pisces began. As a result, no one knows when the Age of Aquarius begins. Nicholas Campion suggests that the estimated dates for entering the Age of Aquarius span from 1447 to 3597 A.D. in his book The Book of World Horoscopes. Campion also looked at astrological sources for published material on the issue. He asserts that most authors believe the Age of Aquarius began in the twentieth century (29 claims). The twenty-fourth century comes in second (12 claims). Campion is also the director of the Sophia Centre and the Course Director for the M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Here are Campion’s credentials.
Did it begin in 2012?
According to some astrologers, the Age of Aquarius began in 2012. This is because they believe the star Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion marks the ancient boundary between Leo and Cancer constellations. Regulus transitioned from the sign of Leo to the sign of Virgo in 2012, when it moved within 30 degrees of the September equinox point. The border of the constellations Pisces and Aquarius is 150 degrees west of Regulus, or near the March equinox point, assuming equal-sized constellations in antiquity. According to this calendar, the Age of Aquarius began in 2012.
As you can see, many people have a clear grasp on how to compute the start of an age. However, there is no agreement among the numerous people who are performing the calculations. See what various authors have claimed in these Wikipedia lists.
To be clear, we at EarthSky approach the topic from an astronomical standpoint. Please show us more ways to determine the Age of Aquarius if any expert astrologers are available! We welcome your feedback.
By the way, Terry MacKinnell reacted to our request for comments by asserting that in ancient Babylon, a new zodiacal constellation appearing over the eastern horizon before sunrise on the morning of the Northern Hemisphere spring equinox signaled the beginning of a new era. More information can be found at An Age-Old Mistake That Still Haunts Astrologers.
>Definition of terms: Vernal equinox point
The vernal equinox, often known as the March or spring equinox, is a point on the imaginary celestial sphere that surrounds Earth. The celestial equator, or line around the sky just above Earth’s equator, intersects the ecliptic, or path of the sun across our sky. Because the sun used to be in front of the constellation Aries at the time of the vernal equinox, it’s also known as the First Point in Aries. The sun has been in front of the constellation Pisces at the time of the equinox for the past 2,000 years. The Piscean Age is significant in this regard. The sun will pass through Aquarius at some time during the equinox. The Age of Aquarius begins on that date.
How did the Age of Aquarius enter popular culture?
In the United States, the Age of Aquarius is linked with hippies in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the New Age movement. The arrival of the Aquarian age has been connected with… well, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust aplenty in both situations. That brings us to the smash-hit musical from 1967 “The 5th Dimension’s Aquarius serves as the opening song for the film Hair. The first lines of the song were:
It’s difficult to put into words how “Hair, which still appears daring now, had an impact on audiences when it premiered on Broadway in 1968. It went on to have 1,750 Broadway performances and 1,997 London performances, with parallel productions in locations around the United States and Europe, as well as recordings (the original Broadway cast recording sold three million copies). This Broadway musical almost single-handedly launched the Aquarian Age notion into mainstream culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although the video below isn’t the original, it will give you an idea.
Bottom line: The Age of Aquarius begins when the March equinox point shifts from Pisces to Aquarius.
But there’s no way of knowing when it will happen.
What will happen when the Age of Aquarius begins?
Astrologers believe that an astrological age has an impact on humanity, possibly through influencing civilizations’ growth and fall or cultural trends.
Aquarius is traditionally linked to electricity, computers, flight, democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealism, modernization, astrology, nervous disorders, rebellion, nonconformity, philanthropy, truth, perseverance, humanity, and irresolution.
One theory holds that the Age of Aquarius began in 1844, with Siyyid ‘Al Muammad (18191850), the founder of Bbism, as the precursor.
Although no one knows when the Aquarian Age begins, Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas advocated the idea that it is responsible for the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the invention of electricity. Moore and Douglas give a variety of predictions concerning the Aquarian Age trends they feel will emerge.
Many astrologers see the Age of Aquarius as the time when humanity reclaims control of the Earth and its own destiny as its rightful inheritance, with humanity’s destiny being the revelation of truth and the expansion of consciousness, and some people experiencing mental enlightenment ahead of others and thus being recognized as the world’s new leaders.
According to proponents of medieval astrology, the Pisces world, in which religion is the opiate of the masses, will be replaced in the Aquarian Age by a world ruled by secretive, power-hungry elites seeking absolute power over others; that knowledge in the Aquarian Age will only be valued for its ability to win wars; that knowledge and science, rather than industry and trade, will be abused; and that the Aquarian Age will be a Dark Age, in which religion will be considered
Another viewpoint contends that the rise of scientific rationality, along with the decline of religious dominance, the growing focus on human rights since the 1780s, the exponential growth of technology, and the advent of flight and space exploration, signaled the start of the Age of Aquarius.
The Age of Aquarius, according to a “wave” idea of the shifting Great Ages, would not arrive on a certain day but instead emerge in influence over many years, comparable to how the tide rushes forward incrementally rather than all at once.
The Age of Aquarius, according to Rudolf Steiner, will begin in 3573. Each age is 2,160 years according to Steiner’s method. Since 1413, the world has been in the Age of Pisces, according to this arrangement. Rudolf Steiner spoke of two major spiritual events: Christ’s return in the ethereal world (rather than in a physical body), because people must develop their faculties before they can enter the ethereal world; and the incarnation of Ahriman, Zoroaster’s “destructive spirit,” who will attempt to stymie humanity’s evolution.
August Vandekerkhove wrote in a feminism article published in the French journal La Fronde on February 26, 1890: “The Aquarius cycle will begin on March 21st this year. Aquarius is the female zodiac sign “. He goes on to say that in this age, women will be on par with men.
The alignment of the first six planets, the Sun, the Moon, and the constellation Aquarius, announced the start of the “Age of Aquarius” on February 4, 1962, according to Gnostic philosopher Samael Aun Weor.
Are we entering the sign of Aquarius?
Season 2022 of Aquarius begins on January 19 and ends on February 18. Aquarius is the star sign of cooperation and technology, thus Aquarius season 2022 is a great time to come together for a similar cause, both online and in person.