Are we in the age of Aquarius ???
By Krishna Darshan (Alan Wiuker)
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There is a great conceptual error that has been occurring since
the 60's when the hippie movement began to gain strength, the
idea arose that the changes that were beginning to manifest in
the world were due to the beginning of the so-called "age of
However, this is not precise and has no
astronomical nor astrological foundation.
What do the "ages"
like Pisces, Aquarius, etc mean?
ages refer to the position of the sun with respect to the
constellation of stars behind it, on the day of the equinox of
March 21 approx.
The precession of the equinoxes:
The equinox is the time of the year when the duration of the day
and night are the same, that is, 12 hours. This occurs twice a
year, marking the beginning of fall and the beginning of spring
There are two equinoxes per year, one on September
21 (approx) and another on March 21 (approx)
If we look at
the autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere (which is the
spring equinox in the northern hemisphere) it occurs every year
around March 21.
If on the day of the equinox we observe or
calculate which zodiac constellation is behind the sun, we will
see that every 2147 years (average), the equinox occurs in a
previous zodiac constellation, that is, the equinox moves
backwards (precession). ) a fraction of a degree each year, in
fact one degree every 71.78 years approx.
In the year 285 AD.
the equinox occurred when the sun was at the end of the
constellation Pisces - beginning of the constellation Aries.
That was the end of the "age of Aries" and the beginning of the
"age of Pisces."
Since then, the equinox has preceded 1
degree every 71.6 years, which indicates that by 2023 the
equinox occurs at approximately 5 degrees 47 minutes (5.78) of
the constellation of Pisces. This is what is called the "Age of
Pisces" in which we are still in.
(Because of this,
there is a big difference between the tropical zodiac used in
Western astrology and the sidereal zodiac used in Vedic
astrology. See more about this at:
When the equinox goes back almost 5.78 degrees more, then it
will begin to occur at the end of the constellation of Aquarius
and that will be the beginning of the so-called "Age of
Aquarius" that will last for approximately another 2147 years
So, to calculate the beginning of the Age of
Aquarius, we have to multiply 5.78 degrees by 71.6 years, which
gives a result of 413.8 years from now. That means, that the
Age of Aquarius will begin in the year 2437 (approx).
That is, in 413.8 years (approx) it will be the beginning of the
Age of Aquarius.
This is not a philosophical or spiritual
view or anything like that, it is a
simple astronomical fact, accepted by modern astronomy,
(although discovered thousands of years ago by the Rishis of the
Vedic times in India), and that anyone with basic knowledge of
astronomy can calculate.
In the Western world, the Greek
astronomer Hipparchus in 129 B.C., noted that the positions of
the stars shifted systematically from the earlier Babylonian
(Chaldean) measurements. This indicated that it was not the
stars that were moving but the observation platform, that is:
the Earth. Such movement is called precession and occurs due to
a cyclical wobble in the orientation of the Earth's axis of
rotation, which completes a circle in a period of 25,772 years.
The precession was the third discovered
movement of the Earth, after the much more obvious daily
rotation and annual translation.
Precession is caused by the
gravitational influence of the Sun and Moon acting on the
Earth's equatorial bulge, and to a much lesser extent, the
planets also exert an influence
In the following image obtained using modern astronomy
planetarium software, we see how the sky looked like on March
21, 2023, the day of the equinox.
We can clearly see that the
sun is in the constellation of Pisces and how
fat it from Aquarius.
the following image, corresponding to March 21, 2437, we see
that the sun is at the beginning of the constellation of Pisces
and entering the constellation of Aquarius:
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