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When the Moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…
So begins Milos Forman’s masterpiece, Hair. The movie originates in the late 70s and is an outstanding visionary of the times we live in now. The storyline goes around the Vietnam War, but the deeper layers suggest the Age of Aquarius and the transformation of our civilization. And we should be grateful to be on Earth and have the unique chance to witness the transition to this New Age.
THE BIG SHIFT
I will not get in a retrospective of the eras preceding Aquarius, hoping to provoke your exploring spirit. Only will mention that each zodiacal constellation creates conditions for awakening its aspirations and mastering certain qualities. The latter applies both to the individual and society.
The consensus among astrologers is that astrological ages last approximately 2000 years. And we have been in the age of Pisces for about two millennia. With the story of the birth of Christ, many Christian symbols use the astrological figure of Pisces, the fish. The crucifixion of Christ for the salvation of humanity is symbolic of the qualities embodied in Pisces — sacrifice, suffering, and spiritual growth. Some theories even argue that Christ was born in the middle of March, under the zodiac sign of Pisces. That is another story.
WHAT IS THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
The Age of Aquarius is associated with rapid developments in communication and technology. Life is becoming increasingly complex. Everything is happening much faster while we have less time. Therefore, we need to integrate the spiritual side of life with the technological and material side to find meaning and significance in what happens to us.
We need more love and community because fear and insecurity are challenging to overcome without support. Our every action must be conscious, as it directly or indirectly affects a vast network of people, living beings, and places. Therefore, it is not surprising that people globally seek change in ecology, economics, and political patterns.
On the way
Opinions differ about the precise timing of the shift from Pisces to Aquarius. However, we are in the transition phase already. This transition will happen within a few decades and is underway since we are in the fourth industrial revolution, a period of sped-up globalization, total change of values, and the rapid development of technology and artificial intelligence, to the point of no return. On the positive side, technology gives us personal freedom, the ability to share multiple resources on the web, and limitless opportunities to express ourselves.
Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, and the very name of this planet means “Sky” in Greek. So now we have to bring heaven back within us. Heaven is about light and light thought, hence education, culture, sharing, and breathing clean air. Aquarius is about attaining that we are one. It’s no coincidence that Hair ends with “Let The Sunshine In.”