We are in search of the Age of Aquarius

Picture P26Traditionally, the days of the second half of March and September, even if the weather is fine, bring us some decrease in activity and mood disorder. Mostly it’s connected with the moment of equinox when the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator. The only difference between March and September is that in spring we are in anticipation of a warm summer while in autumn we are in front of the shortest day of the year which is often perceived as a depressive victory of the Darkness over the Light.

The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the northern hemisphere; many cultures celebrate festivals and holidays, like Easter or Passover. And of course, the March equinox is one more point to ponder if we are already in the Age of Aquarius or still with Pisces.

The borders between the ecliptic constellations are rather conventional, but according to the statement of the International Astronomical Union issued in 1928 the border between the constellations Pisces and Aquarius might be crossed in… 2614! I don’t know what kind of method they use in their calculations but we could follow the simple way. It’s known that the precession axis moves with a speed somewhere about 1° per 72 years that means it passes a sector of 30° within 2160 years. But here there is some difficulty again since we aren’t sure when Anno Domini actually started… Some sources indicate the year 525 but who knows precisely?


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