The astrological ages
The zodiac is the apparent annual path of the Sun through the heavens.
It’s a belt of astral energy that encircles the Earth.
It commences at the vernal equinox (around March 20 each year) when the Sun crosses the equator.
It’s divided into 12 equal sections called signs.
There are 12 zodiac signs.
Each sign measures 30 degrees.
The zodiac commences at the first point of Aries.
The constellations are groups of fixed stars that picture the influence of their corresponding signs.
They vary in size.
The constellations commence at the first point of Aries.
But there is no undisputed record of the date when the zodiac sign Aries and the constellation Aries coincided.
The precessional cycle divides into 12 sub-cycles called Ages.
There are 12 astrological Ages.
They correspond to the zodiac signs – not the constellations.
But there is no astronomical observation that can be used to determine when an astrological Age begins.
The date that an Age starts is not determined by the position of the vernal equinox in relation to the constellations.
It begins when the boundary that divides two zodiac signs passes over the vernal equinox.
The Age of Pisces began when the boundary that divides Aries and Pisces passed over the vernal equinox.
The zodiac signs
The 12 zodiac signs are the evolutionary drivers of humanity’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual development.
They’re a dynamic force in the astrological environment.
They provide the planets with a special motivation.
The equinox pointer as it moves from one sign to the next polarizes life on Earth to each sign’s distinct traits, features and characteristics.
When the equinox moves through the sign Aries it’s the Age of Aries.
When it moves through the sign Pisces it’s the Age of Pisces.
The astrological ages
Twelve astrological ages make one precessional cycle.
They’re timed by the vernal equinox.
Each covers a period of 2,148 years.
What happens during a particular age is determined by its ruling sign.
It influences the whole of humanity giving direction to its evolution.
It gives the Age a general trend.
The ruling sign defines a special type of intellectual and spiritual force that is received by humanity.
It defines events and developments of a special kind.
The sign ruling an Age defines its special type of civilization.
Each sign is divided into three decanates.
They introduce sub-trends that specialize evolutionary developments here on Earth.
Each age is divided into seven sections.
They give prominence to certain developmental trends and activities.
The Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius doesn’t start when the vernal equinox backs into the constellation Aquarius.
It starts when it retrogrades into the zodiac sign Aquarius.
This occurred on January 19, 1881.
The equinox is now moving through the sign Aquarius.
It’s the Age of Aquarius.
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