The Age of Aquarius in the U.S. is associated with the hippies of the 1960s and ’70s, and now with the New Age movement.
In both cases, the arrival of the Aquarian age has been associated with … well, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding. And that brings us to the 1967 smash-hit musical Hair, with its opening song Aquarius, by a musical group called the 5th Dimension. The song opened with the lines:
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
What does 1967 have for us?
The Musical hair
By Mark Wedel, February 27, 2013
So, what have you got for us, 1967? Claude, central hippie of “Hair,” got this question from his parents. They represented 1947, a time merely 20 years previous, when there was no questioning about war, and men looked manly, had jobs and continued the American Way of Life. …
This 1967 told us it could levitate the Pentagon and drive out all the bad vibes from the induction center with chants of “yip.”
This naive optimism gave us in 2013’s audience a bit of melancholy, because “Hair” is now a historical musical, and we know how the story ends like we know how “Lincoln” and “The Titanic” end. Spoiler alert: They didn’t end war.
Age of Aquarius – The Summer of Love
The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
From Carmen Turner-Schott
Right now in the world there is a spiritual evolution occurring. More people are opening up their minds to alternative teachings and questioning the religious beliefs and doctrines that were passed down from generation to generation. Many Christians believe that we are in the “end-times” and that Christ return is imminent. …
Are we in the Age that Jesus talked about signaling his return..? This is a time of questioning, exploring knowledge, increasing our spiritual awareness and focusing on technological advances to help humanity survive in these trying times. Some believe that we are in the “Age of Aquarius”. …
Astrologers denote an astrological age occurs approximately 2,150 years on average. There are many different ways of calculating it and many different theories. Some astrologers believe that ages affect mankind while others believe the ages correlate to the rise and fall of mighty civilizations and show cultural tendencies. It is believed that Jesus and Christianity started the Age of Pisces.
Pisces astrological symbol is the fishes and the fish is associated with the Christian faith and was used secretly by them to identify themselves. Jesus was the “fisher of men” and was known to talk symbolically about fish.
Pisces traditionally rules spirituality, compassion, sacrifice, service to others and faith. All these things were strong during the Piscean Age and it was a time when one of the largest religion’s of the world was started.
Because of a particular movement of the Earth’s pole, the Sun crosses the Equator at a slightly different point every year. With the passing years, this point shifts from one degree approximately every 72 years and shifts signs approximately every 2,156 years. This movement is called precession of the equinoxes.
From 498 AD to the year 2,654, the spring equinox occurs in the Pisces constellation. Consequently, we are technically in the Age of Pisces. It should be pointed out, however, that an age’s influence is strongly felt around 500 to 800 years before the exact juxtaposition of the signs and constellations. (Benedict Elie)
If we are moving into the Aquarian Age it is often associated with the “New Age” as Aquarius rules all things non-traditional, non-conforming, rebellious, questioning, technological and scientific. Aquarius rules electricity, computers, airplanes, flight, democracy, humanitarian efforts and astrology.
Take a look around and look at all the technological advances that have occurred… We are completely dependent upon technology for our electricity, lighting, practical and survival needs. The appearance of these Aquarian developments over the last few centuries is considered by many astrologers to indicate the proximity of the Aquarian age.
Jesus was the one who announced the Age of Aquarius and said: “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the House that he enters.” Luke 22:10-12
Since ancient times Aquarius was called the “water-bearer” and is symbolized by the Face of a Man in the Book of Revelation as one of the fixed signs of the zodiac.
Aquarius is symbolized by a man carrying a jug of water and this symbol existed since ancient times. Jesus was telling his followers to follow the Aquarian Age and enter the house he goes in, which can mean he was helping us prepare for the future by telling us to follow this new spiritual expansion and rebirth.
The Age of Aquarius is all about enlightenment and represents spirituality coming together with science. It is a time in history where religion and science need to unite and create better medical innovations and medical technologies to help humanity. It is a time where we can use science to help validate religion and God instead of fighting over the “creation theory”. …
Esoteric Christians such as the Rosicrucian’s believe that the Age of Aquarius will bring human beings into a real knowledge and discovery of the deeper Christian teachings which Christ spoke about in Matthew and Luke. … They talk about the Christ Consciousness which will be awakened within human beings and they will realize their oneness with Christ teachings.
“Seek not the law in your scriptures,
for the law is life, whereas the scripture is dead.
(Essene Gospel of Peace)
Pisces (Water-sign) is receptive, supersensitive, impressionable, peace-loving, serious, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, artistic, creative, dreamer, dedicated, imaginative, psychic, shy, introverted, spiritual, and reclusive.
Aquarius (Air-sign) is individualistic, unconventional, progressive, unique, independent, humanitarian, altruistic, visionary, perceptive, intellectual, logical, ingenious, inventive, unpredictable, detached, friendly, and scientific.
Christian charity will be gradually replaced with services to the population, provided by public service workers. These new services will be controlled by secular laws and regulations. The State will increasingly acquire more importance at the expense of the churches. Morally speaking, we will develop moral standards whose foundations will be based, for instance, on a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Religious symbols will take on much less importance. (Benedict Elie)