The aim of Saturn squaring Uranus, according to astrologer and tarot-card reader Maria Sofia Marmanides, is to deconstruct the archaic structures and rebuild something betterthat everyone can enjoy together. “There’s a lot of room for growth and paradigm shifts to make these systems operate better for everyone,” she says. “With so much emphasis on Aquarius, astrology suggests that we still have work to do if we want to create a more equal society. That effort also entails reminding ourselves that progress means different things to different people, and that we all need to work together to make the status quo a win-win situation for everyone.”
What we can deduce from this is that the start of the Age of Aquarius in 2021 will merely be the beginning of a long process of global healing. More social initiatives and a greater emphasis on taking care of one another may emerge. The spirit of the Age of Aquarius is wellness for all, which means that even though there are still dark days ahead, there is something genuinely magnificent on the horizon.
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What will the Aquarius Age bring?
When I learnt that we were about to enter a new erathe Age of Aquariusall I could think of was the song of the same name from the musical Hair, which I had seen at least half a dozen times in the 1960s. At the same time, I remembered the psychedelic shops I frequented as a kid in the New York suburbs, as well as the joy I felt when my parents let me go to Woodstock.
Originally, the song was linked to the astrological sign Aquarius, which represents a constellation of stars. It was also linked to a sort of revolution, a movement in world thinking and behavior. More recently, the Age of Aquarius brought about a tremendous astrological shift. Many people believe that December 21 marked the actual start of this epoch, as it was also the winter solstice and the day of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s uncommon alignment. This happens once every 20 years or so; nevertheless, the planets were closer than they’d been in 800 years during the most recent incident.
Technically, the exact date of the transition to the Age of Aquarius is unknown. The transition from one generation to the next is a gradual process. It isn’t certain, but most people in the spiritual community believe it is close.
Astrologers say that the Age of Aquarius, like the 1960s revolution, will usher in social, political, personal, and intellectual change. This could be linked to the forthcoming presidential changeover in the United States for individuals who live there. Aquarians, according to astrology, frequently know what we need before we do, and while they may appear detached, they sincerely believe in fostering the good in people, even if it means a massive revolution.
Aquarius is the sign of collaboration, so the Age of Aquarius is a moment for us to come together as a community. This is in stark contrast to how we’ve been living during the COVID-19 pandemic for the past yearisolated from one another and living in our own little worlds.
Furthermore, the epidemic appears to be a schism between the ages. As 2020 was a transition year highlighted by a lot of once-in-a-lifetime occurrences, there was a major shift in energies, both personally and worldwide, and it truly feels like we’re entering a new age.
We’ve all had to make significant changes in our personal and professional life as a result of the pandemic. Many of us in our 60s and beyond are at high risk, and we’ve had to isolate ourselves from loved ones we’d seen on a regular basis. Children and college students who were previously enrolled in school found themselves back at home, strained by the lack of social connections that come with academic life.
The Age of Aquarius is also a moment of increased consciousness, when we can regain control of the planet and become more conscious of human rights. It’s a period of increased collaboration and relationships with like-minded people. Some people may even feel compelled to help others achieve enlightenment. There will also be a greater emphasis on freedom and independence, as well as possible revolutions against the control of our life by computer technology and science.
Many of us already feel like we can expand our lungs and take a big breath of relief as we see a new year and a new period on the horizon, as the shift brings positivity into our lives. We can accomplish this transformation even in the midst of a pandemic. In other ways, it’s about banding together and saying “we” instead of “me.” There’s no denying that we’re all here for a reason, and now is the time to figure out what that reason is so that we can make a difference in our communities and around the world.
Pandemics give excellent possibilities for development and change, and we should all work together to overcome them!
How long will the Aquarian Age last?
While the “Aquarius Season” lasts 30 days, the Aquarius Age is claimed to last 2,160 years. So, what is Aquarius Season, and how does it differ from the age? Let’s go back and look at the background of everyone’s favorite water-bearer in both modern astrology and its roots in ancient astronomy before we come to any conclusions.
The name “Aquarius” comes from the Latin word “aquarius,” which means “water-carrier, water-pourer.” Its astrological sign is water, yet it has the appearance of an electrical jolt. Aquarius connects us to forces of originality, eccentricity, independence, bold expression, and epiphanies of all kinds, and properly so. It yearns for innovation and points us in the direction of what is possible in the future. It catalyzes creativity, new discoveries, or exhilarating novelty when sparked. Technology advances are sparked by activated Aquarius energy in our culture, which is arguably what brought us the Internet. However, Aquarius energy pushes us to think about social justice as a component of the collective and communal experience.
Aquarius, like all planets and zodiac signs, isn’t all excitement and forward-thinking movement; it also has a dark side. It can be distant, non-committal, impetuous, alienated, or restless in Aquarius. Aquarius energy enjoys getting things started but not necessarily finishing them. Keep an eye out for the famed Aquarian “Last Unicorn Syndrome,” in which it believes it is the first and only person to think of an idea.
Aquarius is the archetypal misfit, lone wolf, or mad scientist. It’s a rebel who sometimes has a cause and sometimes doesn’t. Aquarius was ruled or regulated by Saturn in traditional astrology, while many modern astrologers now identify it with Uranus because Uranus had not yet been found. Saturn is known as the “night ruler,” whereas Uranus is known as the “day ruler.”
While we all have Aquarius or Uranus in our natal astrology charts, its influence on our lives or self-expression is determined by our unique natal astrology chart. Those born under the sign of Aquarius (Sun, Moon, or Rising) may feel particularly drawn to the Aquarius Season or Age. However, having your Sun or Moon in the 11th house or touching the planet Uranus can make you identify with Aquarian characteristicsbut that’s an astrology story for another day. How does Aquarius Season or the Age of Aquarius affect us if some of us are more “Aquarian” than others? Is it only a “New Age” word, or does it refer to a body of knowledge?
Historical Context: The “Age of Aquarius
While everyone of us has a unique astrological blueprint, the current position of the stars and planets in the sky adds another depth to our specific experience. We all feel the energy when the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius, just as we do when there is a new moon (like on February 4 in Aquarius). The Age of Aquarius, on the other hand, is a much larger cycle with less clarity.
Astrological ages refer to the evolution and development of civilization as a whole, rather than just an individual.
Humankind has gone through six primary periods, which correspond to the 12 tropical zodiac signs, according to astrologers all across the world. Each one lasts approximately 2,100 years. Because the time frame is so wide, it’s difficult to say when each of these time frames begins or ends. Of course, large-scale cycles aren’t exclusive to Western astrology; the Mayan calendar and Sanskrit scriptures’ Kali Yuga both reference them.
When modern astrologers speak of the Age of Aquarius, they are referring to a phenomenon involving the Earth’s backward motion and its connection to the sign of Aquarius. An ancient astronomer came up with the concept of the “precession of the zodiac” around 190 B.C.E. Because of the wobble in the Earth’s rotation, the constellation behind the Sun during the Vernal Equinox, or eclipticpath of the Sun across the skychanges. (Earth, it turns out, isn’t as steady as we thought, and it has a retrograde cycle.)
The qualities of each zodiac Sun sign are carried over into the Astrological Age of that time. We can observe important communal themes that have been influenced by the “age” we are living in in this way. According to Nicholas Campion’s research, the Age of Aquarius began around 1447 A.D.E. in the twentieth century and will last until 3597 A.D.E. According to some astrologers, it started in 2012. Around 1999, we began to hear more about the Age of Aquarius and its connections to the Mayan Calendar.
I prefer astrologer Susan Miller’s chronology theories, which place the Age of Aries between 2000 B.C.E. and 1 A.C.E., with a lot of Greek and Roman conflict. The Age of Pisces, with its emphasis on spirituality, coincides with the birth of many of the world’s great faiths. Now we’re in the Age of Aquarius, a period marked by rapid technological advances (ahem, the Internet or robotics) or (hopefully) a shift toward communal consciousness and community.
The energies of Aquarius assist us in shifting and evolving structures that allow us to go forward into what is fresh and next in our progress. Activate and enjoy your own Aquarian nature through community, action, a new creative endeavour, or even recognizing your weirdness, whether the Age of Aquarius has begun or is about to begin. Perhaps try something new or finally figure out how to use some of your phone’s more advanced functions. It’s a time to gather together in community while embracing our particular uniqueness, no matter how you catalyze and connect to Aquarius.
Rebecca Farrar earned her M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. “Stargazing: Re-enchantment Through Language” was the title of her thesis, which combined philology, consciousness studies, and enchantment with the stars. Rick Tarnas, archetypal astrologer, cosmologist Brian Swimme, activist Joanna Macy, and psychotherapist Stan Grof have all taught her. C.G. Jung, Owen Barfield, Bill Plotkin, Marianne Woodman, Thomas Berry, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes are among her other influences. Cosmicopia, Burning Man’s first astrological camp, was also founded by me. Most recently, I was featured in the She Wolfe Tarot deck and an upcoming documentary called Conscious: Fulfilling Our Higher Evolutionary Potential. She belongs to the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the San Francisco Astrological Society (SFAS), the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM), and the Depth Psychology Alliance, among others (DPA). On Instagram, you can find her.
Is the year 2021 the beginning of the Age of Aquarius?
The Age of Aquarius is now in full swing. For many, there was a noticeable shift in energy from 2020 to 2021, albeit both years were a roller coaster. Apart with navigating the Covid era, we’ve also been told that we’ve entered a new astrological phase.
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…
Is the year 2022 the beginning of the Age 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.
In the Bible, what is the Age of Aquarius?
- Elihu, who ran a school of the prophets in Zoan, Egypt, predicted the revelation of The Aquarian Gospel 2,000 years ago. As he put it:
- In the Bible, 18 years of Jesus’ life (ages 1230) are unaccounted for. The Aquarian Gospel recounts these 18 years as a time when Jesus goes to the centers of wisdom in western India, Tibet, Persia, Assyria, Greece, and Egypt, as Nicolas Notovitch documented before in his The Unknown Life Of Jesus Christ: By The Discoverer Of The Manuscript (1887). He is educated, tested, and trains religious leaders in each of these capital cities. In these places, Jesus eventually demonstrates that he is “God’s chosen one” (the Christ) and brings this multi-cultural understanding and confidence back to Galilee and Judea.
- Jesus takes on the role of The Christ, yet he is not by nature The Christ. Jesus enabled The Christ to dwell within him by making himself a proper vessel by desire, effort, ability, and prayer. As a result, Christ is used to refer to the seemingly ideal human being exemplified by Jesus, a human being who has been “Christened” (anointed) and therefore become holy.
- Through his lifestyle and teachings, Jesus came to Earth to show the way back to God. If we want to find salvation, we must model our lives like his.
- There is reincarnation, and karma (“you receive what you sow”) explains different injustices. People can pay off debts from previous lifetimes through reincarnation.
- Humanity has forgotten God and is currently struggling to properly remember Him again.
- The passage of time is divided into ages. These epochs last about 2,000 years. We’re getting close to the dawn of the Aquarian Age.
- All souls, like Jesus the Christ, will eventually develop and evolve toward perfection.
What happens after the Aquarian Age?
Many astrologers regard the shift into a new astrological era as a “cusp,” or slow change. According to Ray Grasse, an astrological age does not begin on a specific day or year. According to Paul Wright, there is a transition impact at the end of the astrological ages. As a result, the beginning of each age cannot be characterized by a single year or decade, but rather by a period of time in which the new age blends its impacts with the previous age until the new age can stand on its own.
Many astrologers believe that the world is transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, which is said to explain why current events in the world can be attributed to Pisces (i.e. continuing strong religious influences, particularly from Christianity) and Aquarius (i.e. continuing strong religious influences, especially from Christianity) (traditional archetypes associated with Aquarius include electricity, computers, and democracy). A few astrologers believe that the last c. 10 degrees of a given age (c. 720 years) is when the new age begins to manifest its influences, commonly known as the “orb of influence.” There are six pages in Nicholas Campion’s The Book of World Horoscopes detailing scholars and their proposed dates for the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, suggesting that many researchers believe each age begins on a specific date.