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Age of Aquarius
- This article refers to a common belief, to read about the song or album; see Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, or the album The Age of Aquarius.
The Age of Aquarius (starting around the 27th century) is one of the twelve astrological ages. According to different astrologers' calculus, probable approximated dates for entering the Age of Aquarius may be 2638 A.D. (Elsa M. Glover), 2654 A.D. (Max Heindel) or 2680 A.D. (Shepherd Simpson); yet all of them quite close to each other, taken into consideration that they are calculus about an event taking place six centuries from now.
In 1929, the International Astronomical Union defined the edges of the 88 official constellations. The edge established between Pisces and Aquarius locates the beginning of the Aquarian Age around the 27th century.
Ages are believed by some to affect mankind. For Aquarius, it is reported we have already been feeling influences (entitled Orb of Influence) in the accelerated individual, social, cultural, scientific and technological development and globalization through the 20th century.
On the other hand, the Aquarian Age is thought to bring with it an era of universal brotherhood rooted in reason where it will be possible to solve social problems in a manner equitable to all and with greater opportunity for intellectual and spiritual improvement, since Aquarius is an airy, scientific, and intellectual sign and its ruler planet, Uranus, is associated with intuition (knowledge above reason) and direct perceptions of the heart; and on the mundane level it rules electricity and technology.
Popular culture references
In popular culture, the expression "Age of Aquarius" usually refers to the heyday of the hippie and New Age movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The New Age Movement sees itself as the harbinger of this future change-over of values.
Although more rock than new age in genre, the 1967 successful musical Hair, with its opening song "Aquarius" and the memorable line "This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius", brought the Aquarian Age concept to the attention of a huge worldwide audience.
According to the current-day Christian mystics, the proximity and entrance in the Age of Aquarius - occurring after the present Age of Pisces (or age ruled by the "Sword") - will bring to the majority of human beings the discovery, true living and real knowledge of the inner and deeper Christian teachings which the Christ spoke of in Matthew 13:11 and Luke 8:10.
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