Everyone, including myself, likes to think of the Age of Aquarius as being a welcome respite. We talk about the withdrawal from the onslaught of these times of industrial rampage, total moral and ethical putrefaction in governments, corporations and individuals, and a return to the true, all-encompassing spirituality. We want to believe that our rape of Mother Earth will cease and be reversed and that a profound reverence for Nature herself and all life will set in.
I still think this. I just don’t think it’s going to be that easy or that simple.
Because Aquarius comes to us under the reins of Saturn, the greatest buzz-kill in creation. And he’ll be our houseguest for approximately 2000 years.
There are different opinions about the AOA (Age of Aquarius) and when it begins or began. Because of the variables in size, and a fuzzy understanding of the degrees at which each one begins and ends, of our zodiacal constellations, the beginnings and closures of the ages cannot be entirely precise. If you visit Quora, be amazed at the ridiculous number of opinions, all of them varying wildly.
I’m going to throw in my personal opinion and thoughts here which, incidentally, carry no more weight than any of the others. It’s just my personal opinion.
It’s my feeling that a ‘Christ’ appears, a dying and resurrected ‘god’, to usher in each new age. If you are interested, do a little research and you’ll find that Yehoshua Ben Yoseph, aka Jesus, was one avatar in a line of many who died and were resurrected throughout history (or mythology if you choose to view it that way). It’s clear to me that the ancients actually did know exactly when the ages began and ended. Thanks to the Catholic Church and their absolute destruction and/or hoarding of true knowledge, we don’t have access to the wisdom of our ancestors. But it’s actually clear to me that this information is encoded very well by them in books such as the Bible.
Matthew 28:20 ….and surely I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.
These were the Christ’s words to his disciples before he kicked it.
Ages, and the worship of the current Christ who ushered in the Age of Pisces, last approximately 2150 years. We call our current year 2018. If you do the math based strictly on this information as though it were correct, that means that the AOA begins officially in the year 2150 or or in 132 years or so.
But I don’t believe this is correct. I believe that between the adoption of the Julian calendar in 46 BC and the subsequent adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, some major fudging took place. There are many very well studied researchers who also feel that we have lost our place in time due to the institution of these calendars.
What is our real date? Who knows. There are plenty of resources on the net for you to study if you’re interested. Look into the theory of ‘Phantom Time’ and the belief that we’re actually living in the early to mid 1700’s. Russian mathematician, Anatoly Fomenko, and several other mathematicians were absolutely adamant that at least 300 years were missing from our official chronology and wrote extensively on the subject. If you find it hard to put faith in Russian research due to the non-stop propaganda against them from the western world, a western icon of profound scientific reasoning, Issac Newton, also believed that the historical timeline had been significantly altered.
In short, I believe that a Christ avatar ushers in an age. And based on my confidence in our very ancient and wise ancestor’s understanding of the cosmos, I believe the Mayan Calendar marked the end of the age of Pisces as December 21, 2012.
Do I believe we’re in the AOA right now? Yes, I really do.
Who is the new Christ avatar? I have no clue. Maybe we’ll get an idea of that in the coming decades. But I have an idea who the ‘anti-christ’ might be. Could he be a billionaire with a bad hairdo and lots of redneck followers? Maybe.
I’m just joking about the anti-christ. That describes all politicians, in my opinion. For now, I want to address the widespread feeling that the AOA is going to be one big hippie party and we’re all going to experience this bliss with flowers in our hair and joy in our hearts. I think most people look at the AOA singly without considering for a moment who the Lord of Aquarius really is and how he might rule this age of his.
The Lord of Aquarius is Saturn, or Shani, or Chronos, or Father Time. The fabled father who devours his children. Saturn is the great rectifier, the judge, the ultimate deliverer of results of our karma. Saturn takes away. He restricts. He demands, by his fearsome and unbending coldness, conformity with his rules. He refuses and punishes any rebellion to his throne. Key words associated with Saturn are cold, dark, restriction, discipline, denial, responsibility, seriousness, old age, contraction, status quo, work, negativity, cynicism, rules and control. Saturn is represented by the metal, lead. Have you ever heard of a lead balloon? As in ‘that went over like a lead balloon’. Meaning, that idea went nowhere. It didn’t float. It fell to earth. I don’t think the AOA is going to be a party for anyone, frankly. I think the ages are arranged in such a way that we learn what we need to learn and holy shit, this world actually needs Saturn to shake some sense into us.
There is an entire lifetime’s worth of videos on YouTube dedicated to the idea that the elite of the world…the leaders, the corporate magnates, etc., belong to a kind of cult of Saturn and worship him as god. Who knows? Maybe they do. But since I don’t spend my precious time giving a shit about what other people do, and rather focus on what I am doing, I couldn’t care less about cults. Regardless of the rumors and innuendo about what nefarious things go on in the upper echelons of society, Saturn does have a nasty reputation and for good reason. He brings your ‘produce’ home to you. He forces you to experience the consequences of your own actions…or inaction. Whether we like it or not, consequences are literally the only language that human beings understand when it comes to moderating our thoughtless behaviors. Without this harsh influence in our lives, this, sometimes painful, thump on the skull that Shanidev or Saturn brings us, this world would have ceased to exist long ago.
Saturn always comes into our lives when the time for self-reflection and self-transformation is long since past. Just like our Saturn Return when he is focuses on us as individuals, the ringed one comes in at a time when everything is careening wildly in the wrong direction and we’ve clearly lost control of the situation. Here is where we need to honor and respect the part this ancient Lord plays in the workings of life on earth.
When I experienced my first Saturn Return between May 1994 and February 1995, my entire world was dismantled. And it had to be that way. During this Saturn Return, I went through a horrific divorce after 12 years of marriage, my mother died and I essentially found myself and my children homeless and having to move in with my deeply grieving father for a time. This is only a part of the terrible things that fell apart during that time and I felt as though I was in a nightmare and couldn’t wake up. But everything that happened had to happen or I wouldn’t be where I am today. Stable and on the right track. The marriage was hellish. My mother had been living in the hell of profound Schizophrenia, and by default so were my dad and I, since I was about 6-7 years old. I was living in the horrible little ‘deep south’ town that I had lived in since the age of 5 with no hopes of getting out.
After I recovered from my life being essentially turned upside down and all the contents poured out, I found myself to be making better decisions, being a little more thoughtful and considering my own actions rather than focusing so intently on the actions of others. Because of my first Saturn Return, I don’t dread my 2nd which will arrive in March of 2024. I’ve made huge strides in my own development and I clearly see what else needs to be done. Even the first Saturn Return doesn’t have to be as horrific as mine was. Many young people are blessed with the insight to make major changes in their thought processes and behaviors well before the Lord of the Cube moves into their lives. This is the significance of the cube in relation to Shani. He comes in to square things up, to make things stable and solid. The same approach he takes with us as individuals, he takes with humanity and the earth as a whole, I believe.
AOA won’t be easy because we are so obviously on the wrong path collectively. But the stories about Saturn and his duties also ascribe to him the punishment of the ‘gods’ which I feel relates directly to world leadership. Most of the troubles on earth today are directly related to politicians and corporate entities. Saturn won’t spare these people. It’s likely that during the AOA, many of the modern ‘conveniences’ that we have today, many of which are directly related to the lack of moral integrity and spiritual foundation and which have produced trillions upon trillions of dollars for corporate entities, will simply cease to exist. Or if not cease, they will be dramatically altered. Since an age has a time span of about 2150 years, this could be a very slow and plodding process that we probably won’t experience much of in this lifetime.
Bottom line is that Shani/Saturn is not an evil entity. He has a duty to perform for our long term benefit. Yes, he performs that duty ruthlessly. But human beings need this kind of discipline for our continued development. I honor this planet, this celestial entity, for his devotion to his job. I feel strongly that he forces the best in us to fruition.