The age of Aquarius is the first age since Gemini to depict a human. As an air sign, we expect this future age to be more intellectual and less emotional than the age of Pisces and perhaps it will display more laissez faire attitudes, as Aquarians seems to be easy going. While we are ever eager for the age of Capricorn to reign, we will not expend an inordinate amount of time on this future glorious age that will merge aquatic life with mountain mammals.
If this Age of Pisces is passing away, we except that the old guard, that is, the standards bearers of that age, to be concerned with the morals and behaviors of the times. Since as non Occultists they are not conscious of this new age, we do not expect to read about the waning influence of Pisces in respected sources, while we do expect to read about the decline of civilization when based on the standards of the former age.
While most people who have seen Waite’s Tarot would describe Aquarius as female, it is esoterically understood as displaying both gender characteristics. We speculate that Ganymede was very young and could pass for either gender. The remaining air signs are Gemini, where the twins are both male, and Libra, who represents Justice, female. If there is a decrease of the traditional gender roles in the future age, it should not be unexpected since the Gentle reader has been advised of this possibility.
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The age of Aquarius is commencing when one uses the vernal equinox as the starting point. The vernal equinox is used to determine the respective age because of tradition and there is no reason to not use the solstices or autumnal equinox. Since the length of the day, in terms of sunlight, is measured, it would seem that the summer solstice, as the longed day, should be the starting point of astrology. If we use the summer solstice, then the age of Cancer is receding and we are entering the age of Gemini. In both scenarios, an air sign is replacing a water sign.
Certain writers suggest that the Great Sphinx is evidence of human activity in the antediluvian age of 10,500 BC. These writers reach their conclusion by speculating, without evidence, that the ancients also used the vernal equinox as the start of the year. However, if the Egyptians used the autumnal equinox, then the representation of a lion and a woman (Leo and Virgo) would indicated that sphinx was created when the sun was leaving Leo and entering Virgo. Today, this transition occurs around September 15 and the autumnal equinox is September 23 (for 2015).
We will assume that the Sphinx depicts the transition from Leo to Virgo. The current rate of precession of the equinoxes is 25,772 years. This means that approximately every 70.6 years, the signs will rise a day later (25,772/365.25). If the ancient Egyptians build the Sphinx within one degree of accuracy (that is within 70.6 years), then the Sphinx was constructed in the year 1450 AD, this is, the difference between September 23 and September 15 is 8 days. Eight days multiplied by 70.6 years is 564.8 years. Our current year and the difference of 564.8 years is the year 1450.2 AD.
NB-If the Egyptians used the summer solstice (93 days), then 6,565.8 years have passed since construction (93 x 70.6) or 4550.8 BC. We have provided this information so as not to be accused of bias and not because we believe this could be a possible solution any more than 10,500 BC can be a solution.
If we do not want to grant undue astronomical precision to the ancient Egyptians, so we will also assume that the range of the Sphinx’s is from the third decan of Leo through the first decan of Virgo. One third of the 37 days for the sun to move through the constellation of Leo is approximately 12 days and for the 45 day for Virgo is 15 days. We now have the range for the construction of the Sphinx, that is, from September 3 (September 15 minus 12 days) through September 30 (September 15 plus 15 days). Once again, this range indicates that it was built in our age of “Pisces”.
We have reached the end of this excursion and I remain uncertain as to the why so many people want to control people's behavior, as if all people are the same and, therefore, should conform to a preconceived idea of acceptable behavior. We have not enquired into where these standards were conceived, but we can not exclude the presence of the herd mentality and, since control is not characteristic of this group, we deduce that the raison de’tre of control is resentment.