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 Aquarius"
However, this is not precise and has no astronomical nor astrological foundation.
What do the "ages" like Pisces, Aquarius, etc mean?
These 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 seasons.
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: HTTP:// )

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 from there.
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.

In 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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