View Full Version : what age is it now
05-27-2011, 07:52 AM
i *think* i read that we're entering the age of the aquarius.
this whole time i thought we were finishing with it, and moving on to pisces?? Something i was really looking forward to..
i don't even know what the age of" " means.
does anyone know any websites that explain it,
i haven't found much
The "ages" are the 12 divisions of the Great Year (which completes about every 25,695 solar years). Thus, each age takes about 2,141 years on average. This Great Year is a description of the cycle of precession, the tendency of the solstice and equinox points to come one degree earlier about every 72 years. This means that this slow change moves backward around the zodiac. If we assume that we are exactly on the Aquarius/Pisces cusp right now, then we would have been on the Pisces/Aries cusp 2,141 years ago, and we would be on the Capricorn/Aquarius cusp in another 2,141 years. Where exactly to draw the line is a matter of debate. It seems evident that we would have to use the stars to draw a line between signs, but there are no lines in the sky, so it's difficult to know which stars to use for which signs. Many cultures have different constellations and important stars, so which are the most correct? We're still working on that one. So, we do know about how long an age is. We just don't know exactly where we are right now! It's like being lost with a map in a foreign land where you can't read the street signs.
A few people say that we've been in the age of Aquarius for a few centuries. A few other people say that we will reach the age of Aquarius in a few more centuries. The majority opinion is that we are very near the cusp right now, though we don't necessarily know on which side. Some might ask why it matters which side of the line we are technically on, because the changes are long and gradual, not sharp like a distinct threshold. Can we even agree on the most potent part of an age? The beginning cusp? The midpoint? The ending of it? When will Aquarius be most Aquarius? Would it be the same sign degree as when Virgo would be most Virgo? You can see how this topic gets bogged down in discussion with so many questions and so few facts. Personally, I'm looking forward to the end of Aquarius, which will be in roughly two thousand years.
05-27-2011, 09:29 PM
so what is this marker??
when you say we're 'in' the pisces age for example.
i know you're not talking about a planet, is there a sensitive spot in the galaxy.
i never understood that.
05-28-2011, 03:30 AM
The marker in these speculations (and I am not knocking this "zodiacal ages" concept by using the word "speculations") is the spring equinoctial point, and the starry zodiacal sign (the moving zodiacal constellation of stars) the spring equinox occurs "in".
As Mark mentions, there are numerous significant differences of opinon regarding this vast, metaphysical subject.
To make it a little clearer, the name of the age is (in Western cultures) taken from the sign of the Sun at the exact time of the March equinox. We can tell by measuring time that there is an exact moment when the days stop getting shorter and start getting longer, more precise than a day. The position of the Sun at that time tells which age is current. The people we now call ancient Egyptians saw this equinox occur in Taurus and then Aries. About the time the age of Aries became the age of Pisces, Rome showed up and started taking over everything.
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