The precise commencement date of this new epoch is debatable. Some astrologers believe it will begin on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere on March 20, 2021, while others, like as Kelly, believe it will begin in December 2020. “She explains, “It’s more intellectual than you might assume.” “There is no clear agreement on when it will begin. What we do know is that this is a period associated with hope and creativity in general. When it happened last, in the 19th century, it was a time of technological, industrial, and government revolutions. All of these characteristics are Aquarian.”
Is the year 2021 the Aquarius year?
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…
When did the Age of Aquarius begin, and when will it come to an end?
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.