Precession aspects

When the Sun entered Aquarius in the year that the vernal equinox reached 30 degrees back from the first degree of Aries among the stars the Age of Aquarius began. This occurred at 8.48.24pm GMT on January 19, 1881.

The vernal equinox or precessional pointer is the most important pointer in the Aquarian Age chart; and its motion is slow – approximately 50.3″ per year.

It slowly backs through the zodiac at about one degree every 72 years; and as it moves back through Aquarius it will form progressed aspects with all the planets in the Aquarian Age chart.

These aspects, like all progressed aspects, have a one degree orb.

Precession aspects

The position of the equinox can be tracked as it backs through Aquarius but astrological chart calculation programs don’t display its position in a country’s Aquarian Age chart.

The progressed aspects it forms with birth chart and progressed planets sign for major developments influencing humanity’s story here on Earth.

The time-frame of each progressed aspect varies due to the motion of the progressed planets in the Aquarian Age chart but aspects involving the vernal equinox and birth chart planets have a long time-frame of 144 years – 72 years in and 72 years out.

Each aspect influences the international agenda and the national affairs of a specified country as indicated by the house positions of the vernal equinox and the planet it aspects in its Aquarian Age chart. 

Vernal equinox semisextile Sun

Upon entering the last degree of Aquarius the vernal equinox immediately formed a semisextile aspect with birth chart Sun in the Aquarian Age chart.

This aspect’s 72 year time-frame – 1881-1953 – defined a transition phase during which humanity, through a process of change, became polarized to the Aquarian Age. It was an astrological birthing and the birth of Aquarius, like all births, involved pain, distress and struggle as witnessed by two world wars and a great economic depression.

Vernal equinox square progressed Pluto

This very significant major progressed aspect in the Aquarian Age chart commenced in May 1986 but calculating its precise start, peak and end dates is nigh on impossible due to a lack of absolute knowledge regarding the precessional cycle and Pluto’s motion.

The latest figures for the rates of motion of the vernal equinox and Pluto indicate that the aspect reached peak power and discord in late October, 2013.

In America’s Aquarian Age chart the equinox pointer is in house 9 (trade, laws, the constitution, courts, Supreme Court, religion, freedom of speech issues, the internet, social media and publishing); and Pluto is in house 11 (Congress, friends and allies).

In Britain’s chart the vernal equinox is in house 7 (foreign policy and international relations); and Pluto is in house 9 (trade, religion, internet and social media.)

In China’s chart the equinox pointer is in house 2 (finances and financial policy); and Pluto is in house 5 (entertainment, speculation, sport, children and the birth rate.)

In Russia’s chart the vernal equinox is in house 6 (labor, work, army, navy, eating habits and sickness); and Pluto is in house 8 (taxes, debt and death).

In Australia’s chart the equinox pointer is in house 1 (the people and their health and welfare); and Pluto is in house 4 (the housing sector, homes, land issues and weather events).

Division, disunity and a menacing moment

The vernal equinox square progressed Pluto marks for a menacing moment in the battle between Higher Pluto’s forces of light and Lower-Pluto’s forces of darkness. The square aspect puts Pluto under discordant expression.

Division and disunity, rather than cooperation and teamwork, are indicated.

Pluto is the planet of group activity, coercion, disunity, ganging-up, threats, bullying, grabbing what you can for yourself, sinister behavior, evil, crime, corruption, inversion, materialism, atheism and drastic events.

The aspect, occurring during the Pluto period, intensifies and enhances the influence of the Lower-Pluto forces. They’re intent on curtailing God’s Great Evolutionary Plan and your progress as a human soul.

Their chief weapons are misinformation, inversion, fear and terror.

Aggressive atheism is out to destroy God.

Television – the great escape – provides respite from the monotony of daily life and allows the viewing audience to watch horrible events as they occur.

Social media is used to spread misinformation and lies.

But with Lower-Pluto spreading so much fear, selfishness, hardship, grief and misinformation the real victims of this high-discord progressed aspect are the highly exalted and noble feelings identified as altruism and spirituality.

Author: DW Sutton

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