The Meaning of the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius - StarMost of us have heard the phrase, the Age of Aquarius, or at least we’ve heard the famous song about its dawning. What is the Age of Aquarius? What will the Age of Aquarius bring? Here I will explain, from a Western Astrology view and without getting too technical, the astronomical and astrological meaning of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The Astronomy of Astrological Ages

During what is called the Great Year or the Precession of the Equinoxes, our sun journeys across the backdrop of the stars in the sky, completing its precession of the equinoxes through all of the twelve zodiac constellations in about 25,772 years. In a precession the stars are observed moving in a retrograde or backwards motion, and their positions in the sky shift approximately 1 degree every 72 years. The equinox sun’s precession through each of the zodiac signs is called a Great Month, and lasts about 2,150 years. That is to say, about every 2,150 years we begin a new age. Though there are various calculations and views on when the Age of Aquarius begins the consensus is that the Age of Aquarius will begin about 2600 CE. Currently the sun at the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is in Pisces. Given the retrograde motion, we are entering into the last quarter of the Age of Pisces, or the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The Astrological Meaning of the Ages of Pisces and Aquarius

Before we jump into the Age of Aquarius, let’s first understand the age that we are still in, the Age of Pisces. Pisces represents intuition, sensitivity, and compassion. It also represents dreaminess, delusion, illusion, and elusiveness. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces and opens the doors to transcendental and mystical experience, but we can also easily get lost in deception and pseudo-realities. Our personal choices will lead us down one path or the other. This is the age of the “New Age”, an increase in spirituality, self-awareness, personal growth, and soul searching.

As we are entering into the last part of the Age of Pisces, we are already beginning to sense the influences of the coming age, hence the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Aquarius represents humanitarian efforts, clearer communication, and expansiveness. There’s also stubbornness and rebelliousness. Uranus rules Aquarius and can bring about sudden changes from lightning insights and epiphanies to unexpected revolts and revolutions. Across the globe we can already see the dawning as political changes and humanitarian and human equality efforts seem to be increasing and expanding. The Age of Aquarius will hopefully bring us into an age of world peace, where we all love and respect one another without prejudice and fear.

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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, healer, spiritual life coach, astrologer & tarot reader in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog: www.peacockseyes.com
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19 Responses to The Meaning of the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

  1. I didn’t know this. Loved it.

  2. litebeing says:

    This is well done and not often discussed online.I wonder why the current Age of Pisces would not usher in peace with Pisces being the last sign and symbolizing compassion, communion, divine love, and ecstasy. Also odd that the Ages are backwards. Oh well! 🙂

    • Thanks Linda! As with all things, there are the two sides or duality of Pisces expression: “Pisces represents intuition, sensitivity, and compassion. It also represents dreaminess, delusion, illusion, and elusiveness. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces and opens the doors to transcendental and mystical experience, but we can also easily get lost in deception and pseudo-realities.” With illusions, addictions, and deceptions, fears tend to control people and Truth and Love become hidden. The harmonious Age of Aquarius is no guarantee. Humans could also choose to fill it with revolt and self-righteous battles, but I sense and hope it will develop more towards humanitarian compassion and interconnectedness.
      We all just have to do our part as best we can! ❤

  3. Well written, Julie 🙂 You always distill information and present it so beautifully 🙂 I’m admiring that. Thanks!

  4. Paula says:

    Is CE the time we are in now? The Age of Pisces explains a lot! I believe there is a great awakening. It is my understanding also, that’s what December 2012 was all about, an awakening and ascension. I never thought of it as ‘Doomsday’. I think we (humans) are just coming back to how we were meant to be and once were. Somewhere along the line, we lost our natural connection to mother earth and father sky.

  5. Thanks for sharing, I know I can feel a positive vibe and feel that we are moving into a magical time in history.

  6. Thank you Jas! That is a great question…if you are an Aquarian you are likely already drawn to humanitarian efforts, or are a rebel ;-), so, yes, the Aquarian Age should intensify that for you. However, it does all depend on your birth chart and how strong Aquarius, Uranus, the Sun and planets aspecting them are. For example, someone who does not have Aquarius Sun, ASC, or Moon could still have a strong Uranus in their chart and be very much a part of social, political, world peace movements, etc. Everybody has all the signs and planets in their charts, and it all depends on the aspects (yogas in Jyotisha), angles, etc.

  7. Jas Baku says:

    A clear explanation 🙂 * What about Aquarians though? Does being an Aquarian already make a difference to how this new age affects us? Thanks for stopping by and leading me here 🙂

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  9. Kozo says:

    Good to know that the stars are aligning for peace. Love that song, never knew what it meant. Thank you for explaining. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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