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DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
by Gilbert Williams
a species, we are currently crossing from the Age of Pisces into
the Age of Aquarius. Although many people consider the Age of
Pisces to begin at year 0 with the birth of Jesus with Aquarian
Age beginning at 2000, most astronomers agree that the Age of
Pisces actually begin in year 498 C.E., indicating entry into
Aquarius in 2658 C.E.
the Age of Pisces we have seen the Piscean archetypes of sacrifice
of the individual ego, universal love and compassion, assimilation,
and the more negative projections of illusion, fantasy and delusion.
Each astrological age has been represented by a deistic pantheon;
the end of each age is marked by the ending of the worship of
that pantheon. The Piscean Age has been marked by the growth of
the three major monotheistic religions, each of which claims to
be the only correct one, and the attempted dissolution of the
we move from the Piscean age into Aquarius, the awakener, we are
being shown that the Emperor doesn't have any clothes, that any
unreality upon which we have based our religious foundations will
be shattered in the upcoming years. The ideas in The Da Vinci
Code have been around for 2000 years, but they are only now erupting
into the public awareness. What will this mean for humanity?
equatorial bulge of the earth causes a shifting in the earth's
axis and the point at which the Sun at the vernal equinox points
to the zodiacal constellations. This phenomenon is known as the
"Precession" and creates the period of 25,920 years that we call
the "Great Year." The "Great Year" is divided into twelve "Great
Ages" each of approximately 2160 years. Because of the "orb of
influence," or "orb," which describes the fact that a change in
sign makes itself known several degrees before the actual change
(also known as the "cusp"), there is some flexibility to the 2160
figure. While the Great Ages certainly go back to the formation
of the Earth itself, the Ages that are known to us are:
of Leo: 10,300-8,140 BCE.
scientific techniques, looking at erosion patterns, agree with
the great sage Edgar Cayce, who dated the great Sphinx of Egypt
back to a period of great rains in that country, something which
hasn't happened since the end of the ice age (typically considered
to be 10,500 BCE). Although little is known of this period, it
could have presided over a "Golden Age" (Leo rules gold) where
the Sun was worshipped as the primordial god of light and life.
of Cancer: 8,140-6,000 BCE. Cancer is the sign of the Moon
and the Mother, and this Age corresponded to the worship of the
Great Goddess and the Moon. Cancer is a water sign, and many scientists
believe that this period corresponded to the end of the ice age
and the Great Deluge of myth that resulted from catastrophic melting
of glaciers. As humans began to form tribes they became more concerned
with family groupings and geneaology, another hallmark of Cancer.
Women were considered the source of creation since they bore the
of Gemini: 6,000-3,800 BCE.
rules communication and speech, and this age saw the development
of the first written languages and establishment of villages.
The cult of Twin Gods in creation myths began during this period
(twins represented the masculine and feminine principle). The
wheel and plough are invented (Gemini rules thoughts and ideas),
aiding in the spread of agriculture.
of Taurus: 3,800-1,660 BCE.
(Taurus is ruled by the Earth and Venus) makes its way throughout
cultures in the Americas, Africa and Asia. The first temples were
built in Mesopotamia and the first jewelry and aesthetic objects
(Venus) are created. Bull cults (Taurus is symbolized by the bull)
were dominant in Greece and Egypt, and the worship of the more
sexualized goddess Innana/ Ishtar/ Ashtoreth also became popular.
of Aries (1,662 BCE - 498 CE)
was the Age of the Hero and the Warrior. The eruption of the volcano
Santorini in 1680 destroyed the Minoan civilization and along
with it their Bull cult (age of Taurus). This age was marked synchronistically
by the Indo-Aryan (Aries) migration and the beginnings of cattle
domestication (conquering the Bull god). Rituals of the Mithraic
cult involved slaughtering of bulls, which has come down to us
today as the bullfight. The gods of the Age of Aries, as in each
age before them, eradicated the gods that preceded them.
is known about the origins of the Aryan people, but they were
warriors possessing military technology superior to that of their
neighbors, facilitating their takeover of much of Asia during
this period. The Arien Age also witnessed the first Olympic games
in Greece and the development of the Greek and Roman empire. The
Hero archetype was central to the Greek and Roman cultures, with
their gods who were constantly doing battle. Yahweh, the god of
the Jewish people who gained prevalence during this time, combined
characteristics of both the Warrior and the Hero. He demanded
the transformation of the Hero in his disciple Abraham, and advised
on military conquests.
our own Age of Pisces (498 - 2,658 CE ), symbolized by
the Fish, and representing the Sacred
descending to the Mundane world. Pisces rules universal compassion,
sacrifice of the individual Ego, and martyrdom. Pisces is a feminine
sign, yet during the reign of Pisces we have seen the suppression
and re-emergence of the feminine, and no story tells this quite
as dramatically as the transformation of Mary Magdalene, the real
story behind The DaVinci Code. The Church recently admitted that
Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute but a true follower. However,
when the Nag Hammadi scrolls were discovered and translated, it
was revealed that Mary was more than a follower but an actual
apostle, giving rise anew to theories of Mary having been wife
story of the life and death of Jesus the Christ and the evolution
of the religion that bears his name mirrors the Piscean age perfectly.
Pisces is sign of the water element, and the origin of Christianity
finds Jesus being baptized in a river, symbolizing the dissolution
of the personal ego into the river of faith, a ritual that continues
today. Even in pre-Christian times, the sacred wells of the British
Isles were places where the gods and goddesses would be present.
The teachings of Jesus express the Piscean values of compassion,
universal love and brotherhood. However, last 2000 years have
not always expressed those concepts in their highest form.
call for the end of individualism and the necessity for blind
belief that marks the evolution of the Piscean age has led to
the more negative manifestation of Pisces: illusion and delusion.
The famed Dark Ages in western civilization occurred because the
ruling Roman Catholic Church wanted to suppress all knowledge
and keep their adherents in the literal darkness. At that time
the realm of knowledge spread to the Arab world, which is now
in its own Dark Age.
date for the end of the Piscean age is in much dispute. As earlier
discussed, most would like the Ages to fit into a nice 2000 year
package which would put us squarely in the beginning of the Aquarian
age. However, astronomical calculations tell us that this is not
true, and that the Aquarian age technically will not begin until
approximately 2600 CE. Regardless, we are in the last decan of
Pisces and moving away from the Pisces influence of sacrifice
of the individual ego. As the Piscean mists begin to separate,
the knowledge and understanding that Aquarius demands is beginning
to make itself known.
religion of Christianity is built around the death and resurrection
of Jesus, yet for 2000 years that very tenet has been in doubt.
The four gospels each tell a completely different story of the
end of the life of Jesus, and there are no details of the resurrection.
As with much of the Christian story (and I mean no offence to
Christians here), the story of the resurrection must be taken
on faith. There are some questions as to whether Jesus even died
on the cross - a mysterious individual named Simon the Cyrene
offered to carry Jesus's cross, and some theorize that it was
Simon that actually died on the cross and not Jesus. Others question
whether the "vinegar and gall" given to Jesus wasn't snake venom
that caused him to fall into a swoon, thereby fooling the Romans
into thinking he had died when in fact he was in a deep unconscious
state. Pontius Pilate "marvelled if he were already dead" and
changed the established procedure of leaving him on the cross
to be eaten by carrion, but instead authorized that his body be
brought down to leave in his tomb. Many believe that Jesus and
Mary were then spirited out of Jerusalem and taken to Europe where
they lived happily ever after.
For centuries these ideas were suppressed and their adherents
tortured and murdered for heresy, but in the 20th century these
ideas began to spring forth anew such as the book Holy Blood and
Holy Grail. First published in 1982, this book was a cult classic
until the Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" appeared on the
scene. Evidently the collective consciousness is now ready to
absorb these ideas and begin to examine the truth that lies behind
we enter the Aquarian Age, what will our new gods be? Aquarius
rules technology and radical thought, invention and ascension.
The last Aquarian age (around 28,000 BC) marked the end of the
Neanderthal and the birth of Cro Magnon man. Will our species
be similarly transformed over the next 2500 years? We can try
to predict the future, but life has a way of evolving in ways
that are impossible to foresee.