Many will recall that at the turn of the millennium and then there were talks about the advent of the era of Aquarius. Opinions astrologers thus divided: some say that the Age of Aquarius has already come, while others claim that it will soon begin.
But what it is really the era of Aquarius, very few people clearly and sensibly explains. To understand what this mysterious era, it is necessary to retreat a little bit ago. As you know, sun makes a complete circle around the Earth in one year.
At the same time it moves along a narrow strip, which is called the ecliptic through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Fundamentals of astrology were laid in ancient Babylon, and then the signs of the zodiac were named real constellations. Ancient astronomers found that each year the sun moves across the same group of stars. In the spring, it crosses the constellation of Aries, and autumn – passes through the constellation Libra.
The beginning of the astrological year is considered to be the day of the vernal equinox – March 21st. It was during this period of the Sun, which moves along the ecliptic intersects the notional line that divides the sky in the southern and northern called the celestial equator. The duration of day and night are equal at this time. Within one year there are two equinoxes – spring and autumn (21 September). The first marks the arrival of spring, the second – the onset of autumn.
In addition, the vernal equinox coincides with the astrological sign of Aries, and autumn equinox – is the beginning of the seventh astrological sign Libra. Since the formalization of astrology vernal equinox was considered to be the entry point of the Sun not only in the sign of Aries, but in the sign of Taurus.
I must say that at that time astrology and astronomy were considered identical concepts. However, later it separated from astronomy, astrology and the zodiac signs no longer correspond to the constellations. Therefore, if in today’s world, an astronomer talks about the Taurus, he is referring to a group of stars that form the constellation of Taurus.
If a Taurus says the astrologer, he is referring to the astrological sign is associated with a certain set of associations, symbols and characteristics. Even in the 2nd century. BC. Greek astronomer Hipparchus discovered the phenomenon that became known as the displacement of the equinoxes or precession.
Scientists have discovered that the situation is gradually changing the planet’s axis. When the Earth rotates around its pole axis as it swayed from side to side. Thus, the displacement of the Earth’s equator. And because the celestial equator, which is in the same plane as the Earth also moves. This explains the fact that over time the vernal equinox is in other constellations.
For many centuries, the equinoxes are backwards through the zodiac signs. After the astrologers of ancient Babylon calculated the zodiac, it turned out that the vernal equinox is in Aries. Around that time, when, as it is believed Jesus Christ was born (the beginning of a new era), the planet is turned so that the vernal equinox was in the constellation of Pisces.
Around 2000 AD the vernal equinox enters Aquarius, so the modern mankind already living at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. Equinox point moves very slowly only 1 degree for almost 72 years. Thus, a zodiac sign, this point is like over 2150 years. All the constellations she held for 25 800 years. This time period is called the Great Year. And the passage of the equinoxes through one astrological sign is called the Epoch of the Great or month.
Over the past 20 centuries, people living in the age of Pisces, at the moment mankind enters the era of Aquarius. But, since we are talking about large time intervals, then define the beginning of a new era with an accuracy of up to one year is impossible.
In particular, some astrologers call the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, our millennium others believe that the beginning of the reference period should be regarded as the end of World War II. A very reputable association of astrologers – the world church – calls even earlier date: 1881 another significant part of scientists are convinced that we have entered a new era in the 70-ies. Twentieth century.
For example, the astrologer Caroline that with the advent of cable television and computers and a growing number of people are literally walking around with antennae sticking out of heads, it is very difficult to believe that humanity has not yet entered the Age of Aquarius.
Astrologer Charles Jane and psychologist Carl Jung said that a new era will start in 90th. Twentieth century. There are, however, and those scholars who argue that the era of Aquarius will begin only at the turn of the century XXIV-XXV. To understand what the Age of Aquarius is, you need to understand that each epoch is characterized by his astrological sign. Our planet has experienced a lot of great years.
If you recall, what scientists call the approximate age of the Earth about 4.6 billion. Years, it is 177 thousand great years. But the ancestors of modern man appeared just 115 years the Great (3 million. Conventional s) ago. Astrologers usually considered the history of mankind from the time of Leo (10,000 – 8,000 BC). During this period people are actively and aggressively trying to learn how to use their habitat.
They lived in caves and created the first stone tools. In the lives of these ancient people it played a huge role the sun, because it is in this period, our ancestors moved from hunting and gathering to raising crops. In the era of Cancer (about 8000 – 6000 BC), people came out of caves and began to build their houses on the ground. They learned to spin, weave, and mastered pottery.
In addition, they began to breed livestock and grow quite a large number of crops. And because Cancer governs the moon (the sign of motherhood, procreation and family life), then at that time cultivated rituals that were associated with the worship of the moon and childbearing.
In the era of Gemini (about 6000 – 4 thousand years BC) there was a script. People began to record and store information, which significantly expanded their intellectual capabilities. And with the invention of the wheel made possible travel and trade. The era of Taurus (about 4 thousand – 2 thousand years BC) marked the development of the great Egyptian civilization with its emphasis on new technology in building (the pyramids and other buildings) and land cultivation. The architecture and art of this period revealed reliability and aesthetic nature of Taurus.
In an era of Aries (about 2 thousand years BC – early AD) account for the Iron Age. During this period, people learned how to make iron tools. At the same time, Aries is known for its aggressiveness and bellicosity, so this period is the rise of the Greek city-states and Assyria, as well as the conquest of Alexander the Great. And at this time Rome was the most powerful empire.
In the era of Pisces (beginning AD – 2000 AD) in the world has had a huge impact Christianity. This era marked by struggle and great sacrifice, as well as the numerous and bloody wars, raging literally on every continent. What is the Age of Aquarius? To answer this question we need to look for clues in the sign itself. It is a sign of humanity and brotherhood.
That is why some astrologers believe that during this period the state will disappear, and all of humanity will unite into a single nation, where there is no separation of nationality. It is possible that a new era of humanity will reach its ideal – the world. Aristocracy of the future will be prosperous and educated people.
Aquarius is also the sign of scientific inventions and knowledge. At the present time it is impossible to imagine what other discoveries can be made in the next few thousand years, but astronomers say that among these achievements are bound to be space travel, which will be made not only of the solar system, and our galaxy.
Another highlight will be flying to the stars (remember, the closest of them, apart from the Sun, is just 4.3 light years from our planet, for comparison, the most distant planet – Pluto – is at a distance of 5 light-minutes from Earth).
Aquarius the sign of a mental, so the future will be characterized by great intellectual achievements: the emergence of new technologies will help to solve the problem of depletion of mineral and energy resources. The maximum benefits of mankind bring aviation, electronics and nuclear power.
Aquarius is the sign of practicality, so knowledge is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve results. It is interesting that already seen growing interest in astrology, because the sign is closely connected with this science. All of these assumptions are based on the positive qualities of Aquarius, but its negative features, in particular, fluctuations eternal, inflexible and selfish desires will also take place.
Mankind has, unfortunately, not yet risen to the level to count on the emergence of new, devoid of selfishness, races. Additionally, mankind will have to solve many serious problems: global wars, overpopulation and associated famine, epidemics, etc. Man too wasteful use of natural resources, depriving the planet’s ability to sustain itself.
The greatest danger is nuclear energy, which not only can destroy humanity, but also lead to the destruction of the Earth. But still the Age of Aquarius gives some hope. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, which, as we know, the future of the planet, in the sphere of influence that includes the invention, science, human movement and electricity.
It is also the planet of unconscious purposes and will. Therefore, humanity, according to experts, will be based on certain principles: the concept of good-bad will be replaced by appropriate-inappropriate; Thinking becomes Bole intuitive disappear artificial separation sciences to the humanities and the natural; public priority will be the common good; wealth will cease to be a fundamental goal and the first place will the desire to reach their potential, intelligence, spirituality. The measure of success of a person will not be money, but the amount and quality of real friends.
To get the most harmonious and move into the Age of Aquarius, astrologers advised, first of all, learn to love and respect not only themselves, but also each person to respect the choices of others, not to succumb to manipulation of others, to open a sincere dialogue, to listen to your own intuition.
Besides the basic qualities of the new man should be altruism, cooperation, friendliness and humanity. Astrologers believe that the transition to the Aquarian age humanity has a chance to create a beautiful new world, or lose everything that is already there. And it all depends on us…
It would be nice to bring that message to the powers that be, in any way wishing to start a new war aimed at the acquisition of the next natural resources or to expand their own living space by land, had never belonged to this or that nation.