Originally posted by woogleuk
The new age (Aquarius) doesn't begin until 2658AD, we are still in the age of Pisces for a little while longer.
Where did you get that date from?
I researched this a little (very little!), and realized that there is no consensus as to when it actually begins. Some astrologers have claimed that
it started in the 1800's! Some seem to claim that it won't start until the year 4000..
So who's right, and why?
Well, I did some checking with some computer programs that seemed to be quite flawed - obviously not designed to withstand such a large (though
cosmically insignifigant) timescope. One program crashed before I could reach a year when the sun would have noticeably moved away from Pisces (though
it kept 'bouncing' the sun back and forth anyway), and another made the sun completely disappear, if any year after 4010 (or so) was chosen.
There were apparently some 'official definitions' that were generally approved in the astrology circles (and that of course doesn't mean anything -
the Universe and it's effects do not conform to any definitions by puny earth humans), as to where the edges of the constellations are supposed to
I looked at these edges or borders, and realized they were completely out of whack. Why would Aquarius have such arbitrarily small borders, while
Pisces would have such large ones? If you would have drawn similar, square-shaped edges, but make it more even, that would pretty much mean we already
ARE in the age of Aquarius. The fact that the constellation of Aquarius itself seems to go beyond it's supposed border should raise some questions.
But if you created polygonal even edges (not square shaped), then it would still take hundreds of years to reach Aquarius. The placement and shape of
the constellations make it difficult to tell where Pisces ends and Aquarius begins, and which one the sun currently exists in.
And if you look at it without those 'edges' completely, you may come close to the year 2600 point - that's definitely when the sun is inside the
constellation of Aquarius.
But on the other hand, it might be there slightly before the year 2600 - depending on the interpretation.
That is pretty much the problem - there are so many interpretations and it's pretty difficult to determine the 'edges', that it's troublesome to just
list a date and claim that's it. Technically, the year 2600 (or so) might be most correct, if you only start counting from the time the sun is
'definitely inside' the constellation. But that interpretation would assume that the constellation of Pisces really reaches -right- to the very line
between the stars in Aquarius. And that can't be. It has to end before Aquarius begins - and that would mean that Aquarius also begins long before the
'lines' (or diagrams) of the stars are around the sun.
If we are to assume the constellations have approximately 'equal' "space" around them (otherwise the sun isn't in ANY constellation right now), your
year guess can't be correct. If we are to assume there's pretty much 'no space' at all around Aquarius, and a huge amount of space around Pisces (why
should this be?), then your year estimation might be close to the truth.
All in all, it's probably impossible to tell accurately and factually when it begins, unless we get 'information from a higher source' (and even that
source might get it wrong), because there are just so many viewpoints, estimations, claims, guesses, definitions, and interpretations of the whole
But I guess one thing is for sure: it won't be beginning for a very long time yet (if things don't change dramatically). We will all have left this
planet by then (and perhaps many have already come back and left many times).
So the bottom line is, it doesn't really matter.
edit on 23-12-2012 by Shoujikina because: (no reason given)