Living In the Aquarian Age

When the moon is in the seventh house . . .

While I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a hippie, I can’t help but rejoice at the thought that we appear to now be in the Age of Aquarius.  Astrologically speaking, the Age of Aquarius is:

The approximate 2,150 years . . . it takes for the vernal equinox to move from one constellation of the zodiac into the next . . .  According to different astrologers’ calculations, approximated dates for entering the Age of Aquarius range from 1447 AD to 3597.
(info found on Wikipedia)

I’m no astrologist, and I don’t understand a lot of the explanations of when the actual Aquarian Age will appear, but I can tell you that I’m noticing a real shift in the collective consciousness of the world.

For the last few years, I’ve been introduced to more and more people who do not believe in any organized religion.  Some call themselves atheists, and others (like me) don’t really believe in an almighty deity, but do believe in some sort of spiritual connection that binds us all together.  And I’m sure there are others who fall somewhere between those classifications.  But I’ve even met people who were raised in a certain faith that are now shifting away from said faith.

You can see it with the polarizing attitudes surrounding the legality of same-sex marriage.  There are those who strongly maintain that the Bible says it’s a sin, and do whatever they can to let the public know that they don’t approve, but there are others who are seeing the non-Christ-like behavior of their fellow denominational brethren and have begun to question some of the antiquated and non-inclusive ways of their religion.

And it’s not just religions where I’m noticing this increase in dissidents; many long-time Republicans, conservatives and other Right-wing supporters are beginning to question the usefulness of those organizations as well.  I’ve heard quite a few people who’d always voted Republican now saying that they’re disentangling themselves from that party.  The fact that the current GOP race is a ridiculous live version of the Hannah-Barbera Wacky Races is most certainly prompting many a defector, but some people were switching their thoughts long before this calamity started.

It definitely helps that we’re in the beginning/middle (depending on how you look at it) of the Information Age, where any bit of knowledge can be found if you’re willing to spend enough time and effort to look past the first page of a Google search.  Plus, while those born before 1970 might still be able to cling to the thought that “Our Government will take care of us,” all of us born after Watergate have lived knowing that our politicians lie to us, and that they don’t always have the public’s best interest at heart.

Where there were a few conspiracy theorists around before the World Wide Web, I’m certain the number of them has grown since the internet has practically exploded with information.

But back to the topic at hand . . . Depending on which astrological website you peruse, you’ll see that the Age of Aquarius is characterized by certain traits:

“The Age of Aquarius is the Age of Freedom, Technology (especially electricity), and the Water Bearer.”
~Spiritual Growth Prophecies

Kindness and compassion * Spiritual awareness * Rebels and rebellion * Nonconformity
~Wicca Spirituality

And even without astrologers talking about the new astrological age, it’s quite clear to me that the tide of consciousness is shifting; and the conservatives and religious zealots are scared as all get out. You can almost feel it in their frenzied responses and reactions.  If you tune out all the hate they spew, what you hear is fear.  Fear of the change(s) zooming around the corner.  At least, that’s what I can hear, when I don’t get caught up in the ugly rhetoric that acts like a mask to cover their real feelings.

So, here’s to all of those who have been ahead of the astrological curve.  Change is a-comin’ folks.  It might take approximately 2,150 years for it to hit us fully–and it won’t always be pretty–but take comfort in the fact that a new age is here.



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