Approximately every two-thousand to twenty-five hundred years our solar system shifts into a different zodiacal sign, known as the Great Age or Astrological Age.
An astrological age lasts many hundreds of generations and the overall keynote comes from its particular zodiacal sign, seen in the civilizations, culture and religions on Earth at that time.
Age of Aquarius
Since the early 1960s we moved from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, the sign of humanitarianism, equality, progressive attitudes, new ideas, inventions and technological advances.
All revolutions that disrupt and completely change the culture are of an Aquarian vibration, including the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and the Maoist Cultural Revolution. The internet embodies Aquarian values because it is a form of high technology with the potential to deliver information and knowledge equally to everyone.
Planetary influences of Aquarius
Aquarius is ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus.
Saturn signifies time, and the end of times, limitations, Karma, aging and death.
Uranus is related to sexuality in its highest form, which is an understanding that sexuality is a tremendous force, like a lightning bolt that can electrify the system and produce great changes, or destroy the system. Some astrologers say that Uranus is better called Prometheus, the champion of mankind who delivered fire from the gods to humans, and who is an archetype of intelligence and new ideas.
Samael Aun Weor and the modern Gnostic Movement
Samael Aun Weor stated that the Age of Aquarius started February 4, 1962 between two and three in the afternoon when all the planets aligned in the sign of Aquarius. A chart of that date and time shows the seven planets aligned in Aquarius.
As the Avatar of the Age of Aquarius he opened up the radical teachings related to upright sexuality, the Three Factors for the Revolution of the Consciousness, and the possibility of self-realization for any person who applies these teachings.
Leo, the opposite sign of Aquarius, is also part of the key to our revolution, we need the Solar force, strength and power of the Lion, to be able to work with the law of Karma and pay our debts.
Age of Aquarius and Revolutionary Teachings
In accordance with the spirit of Aquarius, the teachings of awakening are for every person. Aquarius is the water bearer, giving wisdom to suffering humanity. There is no hierarchy, every person has their own internal God and the inner guru to guide them. This is a teaching of individuality, everyone realizes their own particular Being.
The shift from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius was characterized by the Dionysion Wave, a movement toward personal liberation and a rejection of Mamon, the demon of materialism.
The Aquarian Age is characterized by high technology and widespread access to information and knowledge for the benefit of all, and a drive toward a social, political and sexual revolution. But the negative pole is still very present with greed, exploitation, war, chaos, ignorance and misery even among this time of great possibilities.
Samael Aun Weor’s books, including the very Aquarian titles of Revolutionary Psychology, Revolution of Beelzebub, and Revolution of the Dialectic, contain the keys to discovering God within. We learn to not be reliant on an outer authority because we are obedient to our true internal Being.
To wisely transmute the sexual energy is to create an internal revolution from darkness and unconsciousness to wisdom and light, and to help our human family and acknowledge the light of God in everyone.