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Still Waiting for the Age of Aquarius?December 25, 2003
Published under: Astrology, Symbols + Numbers
Before losing hope, let’s consult our great cosmic clock. It takes approximately 26,000 years for the vernal equinox to move through all 12 constellations. By dividing 26,000 years by the number of constellations (12) — we can conclude that it takes 2,160 years to traverse one sign of the zodiac. Add to this the fact that constellations lack clear boundaries — and we’re left with a bit of ambiguity.
Many astrologers are therefore using 2100–2150 A.D. as the time frame for our move into the Age of Aquarius. So, we’ve got a little time for some conscious evolution. If we’re up to it.
The Piscean Age, with its symbol of twin fish swimming in opposite directions, represents our dualistic approach to reality. We’ve been learning a lot about the polarities of good/evil, right/wrong, god/human, male/female, science/religion, etc.
However, many of our mystical traditions have long understood that this notion of duality is a construct of the mind — and not the true nature of reality. It fosters a shepard and his flock mentality (which is actually a holdover from the Age of Aries) — reinforcing a blind, unquestioning faith — and a dependence on spiritual and political leaders.
The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer — pouring water (divine wisdom) down to the masses. It includes an understanding that each end of the polarity (good/evil, etc.) is actually a complementary pole on a larger continuum.
One pole cannot be denied at the expense of the other. The human and divine polarities are within us all. God is part of us. We can no longer look to our religious leaders, politicians, or even our physicians for our truth — we must look within.
But, are we ready for that responsibility?
Notions on dual nature of mind taken from teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Ligmincha.org.
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