No one can really tell when the Age of Aquarius begins. This is a 2160 year cycle, and it doesn’t begin or end on a particular date. But I believe that we are in the transition period between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius.
The spread of Christianity dominated the Age of Pisces, and while there have been some horrific consequences as a result (think the brutality of the Crusades, the annihilation of Native Americans and other indigenous groups, etc.) it has primarily been Christian and other religious groups that have cared for the poor.
One of the rulers of Pisces is Jupiter, and Jupiter rules religion, the construct of meaning that we create for ourselves and share with others. During the Age of Pisces the ideology of shared ideas has prevailed, and for a person to be without religion was unthinkable.
As we move into the age of Aquarius, ruled by Saturn traditionally and Uranus as modern ruler, there is more of a focus on individual rights and liberties and perhaps less compassion that is one of the higher manifestations of the Piscean archetype. While Aquarius is all about fairness and justice for everyone, there is less of a sense of empathy and more of a fervor for liberty which we can certainly observe in today’s political landscape. Aquarius loves mankind in general but finds it more difficult to be emotionally connected, hence the image I chose for this article.
Two years ago I wrote an article entitled “Will religion survive the Aquarian Age?”
There is no doubt that the presence of religion in our lives is changing, especially in the United States which, with Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rising and Jupiter conjunct the Sun […]