I am starting this thread because there are vague misconceptions even on ATS about astrology and predictions, on the World Ages from various cultures,
but with the astronomical basis of astrological evaluations not explained to the layman in sufficient detail.
If someone is interested, I am happy to share details and various research results on this topic.
I am a professional astrologer, who practices Vedic and sidereal astrology daily. I happen to think that both Eastern and Western traditions come from
the same basis. See articles at melocco.nnx.hu...
I think the basis of astrological thought must be translated to the layman or laywoman to simple logical language first, before we jump to
My assertions are as follows:
1. We are not yet in the age of Aquarius by any counting. Those who say we are simply do not know what World Ages mean and how they are calculated. We
are in the Age of Pisces presently.
2. World Ages per astro signs cannot be counted using the simple Western zodiac popularized in magazines. You need to calculate and use TWO WHEELS to
establish world ages. If you only use tropical Placidus - as most Western astrologers do - we would be forever stuck in the Age of Aries.
3. In sidereal and Oriental astrology, we are in the Age of Pisces. And we will be until about 2380 in my estimation. This can be calculated very
easily if you have sidereal or Vedic software.
4. Nothing special is happening in astrological terms in 2012 Dec. 31. (The times before that are pretty turbulent though.) 2012 Dec. cannot be a
shift of World Ages per sign, because the signs are simply not there. Neither can it be a major shift in Vedic Ages (Kali Yug etc.) according to any
Vedic astrology tradition. It can be a prelude of a shift of Vedic Yugas that could arrive in a few hundred years, though. This is clear if you see
what 2012 means translated to Eurasian astrology from Mayan observations:
On Dec. 21, 2012, the day of the annual winter solstice, the Sun will rise roughly over the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This happens once every
cc. 25,920 years.
5. It is worthless to turn to seers, channeled information or ET's for ballpark estimates for when we will enter the Age of Aquarius or to establish
where Hindus put their Vedic Yugas before you know what these terms technically mean. I mean no disrespect for these, but you do not want to turn to a
medium to establish the distance of New York and Amsterdam. You either get a map and calculate it or look it up in an encyclopedia.
There are very interesting theories and speculations across the board about 2012, the current pandemic, and astrological reasons supplied for events
that happened or predicted all across ATS. I am intrigued by some of the possibilities and I would be happier if people would come closer to valid
scientific and esoterical theories instead of spilling misinformation - probably due to ignorance.
On some of these subjects there are divergent opinions - I know, I have been researching them for quite a while. However, these opinions are either
within certain boundaries that can be understood with eighth-grade math, or they are understood differently in different traditions.
John Major Jenkins is one scholar who related different traditions of world ages in his books - if you want to have a good foundation to what I am
talking about, you may want to read his Galactic Alignment:
I will be happy to provide any other details or explanations if you ask. To explain everything right at the start would take too long. I have data for
some of your questions, and I can share prevalent theories regarding some others.
I will try to keep hard data on the one hand, interpretation and speculations on the other hand separate, and ask you to do the same if you
Mods, please send me a reply if this OP is not in the correct forum group of ATS.)