We all know the song, but do we know when the age of Aquarius will be? This article, written by Gene Ray, founder of The Astrologers' Forum, is very clear about it. The age of Aquarius will start on March 20, 2012.
THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
2012 marks the official end of the Age of Pisces and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. Whether the Mayan calendar or the position of Regulus marks this change matters little, or even if it is the alignment with the center of the Universe that does so. They are all three very close in the same measure. I prefer Regulus and the most simple and accurate indicator. After all, the name infers royalty, the king and more exactly the regulator of the heavens and thus the regulator of the ages.
REGULUS AND ZERO ARIES
Regulus and the 1st of Aries are the only two positions that are required. The 1st of Aries is the position of the Sun and the Spring Equinox. In Astrology and in Astronomy this always happens in 1st degree of the sign Aries, thus the name. Signs do not precess for if they did for more then the last two thousand years we would be calling this the 1st of Pisces. What does precess are those 30 degree arcs of space that were originally named after the constellations, and so on March 20, 2012 the 30 degree space called Aquarius will occupy the position at the Spring Equinox. Since these 30 degree arcs of space move backwards it will actually be the 30th degree of what is known as Aquarius that occupies the worlds Ascendant on that soon coming day. We should forget trying to relate the constellations to the 30 degrees arcs of space. Constellations change over time. The Stars within them change in relation to each other. Constellations were used as general reference points and those who try to judge an Age by what they perceive to be the beginning and end of a Constellation are misguided.
Regulus resides almost exactly at the border of the signs Leo and Virgo, though technically speaking; this star is still within the sign Leo until March 2012. Even though Regulus belongs to the constellation Leo, Regulus passes through all the signs of the zodiac in about 25, 714.285 years. It is very important to realize that Regulus, whatever sign of the Zodiac it is in is in truth the marker for the beginning of a thirty degree section of space that is called Leo. By moving in successive 30 degree arcs you can determine where these 30 degree sections are located. We can call them by the constellation names if we wish and as Astrologers this may be the easiest way to relate. But we must remember that the constellations were merely general markers in the sky and the stars contained within them have no real use in Age measurement because they change within themselves and in relation to each other. The constellations themselves are of no importance. It is only the relationship between Regulus and the 1st of Aries that has significance in judging an Age, and remember that what we call the 1st of Aries has been located in the arc of space called Pisces for the last 2138 + years. In 2012 this 1st of Aries will actually happen in the space called Aquarius and will take approximately 2,142 years to move on to Capricorn. This of course depends on the idea that there will be no change in motion direction from precession to direct. We can not be sure of this. Remember we are also having a 25,714 year cycle happening at the same time.
AGE OF PISCES
For instance the Age of Pisces began about 131 BCE. It was this year that the Jews were freed from the Syrian yoke. The beginning of the Age of Pisces can be determined by subtracting 2,142.857 years from 2012.
Smyth wrote of it" "The longitude of Regulus has, through successive Ages been made a datum-step by the best astronomers of all nations"
By my calculations an Age is about 2,142.857 years long.
For all the 12 Ages to complete the time is about 25, 714.285 years.
Quoting Professor Harding, the noted Astronomer and Mathematician," the signs of the Zodiac coincided about 300 BCE and before that about 26,000 BCE."
26,000 BCE minus 300 BCE = 25,700 years. So in all those thousands of years his approximate calculation is only 14 years off of my calculation.
The Aquarian Age will begin March 20, 2012 when the longitude of Regulus will be 150 degrees 0 minutes and approximately 4 seconds of arc and then the 30th degree of Aquarius will be on the Earths Ascendant or what will be termed the 1st of Aries. If we wish to know the approximate time of the change of Age of Aries to the Age of Pisces we simply have to doing the subtraction.
2012 - 2,143 (rounded up) = 131 BCE (If the movement of Regulus is constant and of this we are not sure).
Now this is the year that the Jew's became free from the rule of the Syrians and a coin was issued to reflect that happening. If you just Google that date you will find some interesting information.
CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, MAGNETIC POLES
In 1998 the Sun was exactly aligned with the Center of the Universe, something that happens on once in about 25,714 years. Still the Sun takes thirty years to move over that degree so it is still in effect or in orb if your will. So the coming Aquarian Age almost certainly has more significance then the normal Age change. Some think that this point might signify a change in the Earths Magnetic Pole, but Magnetic Pole changes usually occur at far greater periods of years then this. It has happened that the Magnetic Poles have changed twice in a period of about 50.000 years, but this is unusual.
If there is to be a magnetic pole change some of the things to look for are sea creatures that use the magnetic field to navigate by. Whales, Dolphins and other sea creatures use this field to navigate by and even Salmon use it to find the river they were born in. It may be that Bees also use this field. Birds of all kinds do as well. Perhaps we should keep an eye on the swallows of Capistrano and see if they keep to their normal schedule.
One of the prime theories of why the Poles change is the movement of the molten center of the Earth. If this is true then we should expect the Earths crust to have great pressure and such things as Earthquakes and Tsunamis will occur more often and be more severe.
So be on the lookout for these effects. We might expect other severe weather changes.
We will just have to wait and see exactly what will happen. Still the clock and calendar of the 1st of Aries and Regulus gives us the correct timing: March 20, 2012.
June 17. 2008, ©GENE RAY
Thanks to Gene Ray for this publication!
Nasa tells us that Regulus is part of a multiple star system, with a close companion double star visible to the upper right of the young main sequence star. Leo I is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies dominated by our Milky Way Galaxy and M31. Leo I is thought to be the most distant of the several known small satellite galaxies orbiting our Milky Way Galaxy. Regulus is located about 75 light years away, in contrast to Leo 1 which is located about 800,000 light years away. See the beautiful picture of this bright star on Nasa
Also published on my site Astromarkt:http://www.astromarkt.net/age_of_aquarius.htm