The Age of Aquarius is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation. Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth’s slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average (26,000-year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years).
Age of Taurus 4300 BC to 2150 BC
Age of Aries 2150 BC to 1 AD
Age of Pisces 1 AD to 2150 AD
Age of Aquarius 2150 AD to 4300 AD
Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, known as Yogi Bhaian, taught that The Age of Aquarius began on November 11, 1991 and fully transitioned from the Age of Pisces on November 20, 2011.
In popular culture, the Age of Aquarius refers to the advent of the New Age movement in the 1960s and 1970s. The lyrics of this song were based on the astrological belief that the world would soon be entering the “Age of Aquarius”, an age of love, light, and humanity, unlike the current “Age of Pisces” The exact circumstances for the change are “When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars.” This change was presumed to occur at the end of the 20th century; however, astrologers differ extremely widely as to when. Their proposed dates range from 2062 to 2680.
Anthropocene, the “Age of Man.” This is somewhat misleading: humans of our own subspecies, Homo sapiens, had evolved and dispersed all over the world well before the start of the Holocene. Yet the Holocene has witnessed all of humanity’s recorded history and the rise and fall of all its civilizations. Humanity has greatly influenced the Holocene environment; while all organisms influence their environments to some degree, few have ever changed the globe as much, or as fast, as our species is doing.
There is now compelling evidence to show that humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch, according to a group of scientists.
The question of whether humans’ combined environmental impact has tipped the planet into an “Anthropocene” – ending the current Holocene which began around 12,000 years ago – will be put to the geological body that formally approves such time divisions later this year.
“Fourth Turnings have a morphology. They typically move from catalyst to regeneracy to climax to resolution. And they take a full generation to play out,” Howe said in an interview.
In every historical case over the last few centuries, the Fourth Turning has turned out to be a crucible of something new and good. American Revolution 1773–1794 created the world’s first democratic republic. American Civil War 1860–1865 united the nation with guarantees of liberty and equality. Great Depression/World War II 1929–1946 laid the foundation for the great 20th century American superpower. Each time, America skirted disaster and engaged in war, but managed to land on peace and glory.
The Fourth Turning, on the other hand, was first published in 1997, but feels uncannily relevant today. A turning’s length is about 22 years, so the current Fourth Turning Great Recession/War on Terror/Sustainability 2008-? could last well into the 2020s, and the possible second term of President Trump.
“So, we’re still not halfway through yet, and I think there’s a lot more history to come, a lot bigger history,” Howe said. “Because history suggests that Fourth Turnings are creative destruction in the public sector and the institutional sector, in political and economic institutions. We’re likely to see things get worse before they get better.”
“The Age of Aquarius is causing great turmoil, to make room for the new values of love, brotherhood, unity and integrity. Everything with Piscean values is being exposed and taken down. This includes governments, corporations, individuals, and even personal relationships. Many call this a disaster, as the world appears to be falling apart, but is it?
The Aquarian Age points to the direction of our own evolution in consciousness. We are each being asked to make a choice. We can cling to the old outdated values or adopt the new evolving ones. Our happiness and peace depends on our choice. The change will take place whether we like it or not.” – Sandra Weaver