Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Precession of the Ages

I received a question by email today that I thought might be on others' minds as well:

Very interesting reading about the upcoming shift to Neptune in Pisces and I appreciate the way you are breaking it down. However, the following paragraph has me confused. I kept reading it over and over. Is it possible that the two signs were transposed?

As we shift INTO the Age of Aquarius, Neptune will be helping us release those roles, allowing us to shift into the knowing that each of us has the awareness and insight necessary to guide our lives.This enables us to hold compassion and understanding in very different ways, and even more powerfully than before.
Thank you for your work...

Here was my answer:

Thanks for your question!

The astrological ages go in reverse direction through the zodiac. It has something to do with how our galaxy moves through the universe -- but please don't ask me to give you the scientific explanation!

What that means is that as we leave the Age of Pisces, we are entering the Age of Aquarius. Before the Age of Pisces was the Age of Aries, before that the Age of Taurus, etc. In each of the ages, religious imagery has emerged that corresponded with the zodiac themes (such as the Golden Calf for the Age of Taurus, the Ram's Horn and Sacrificial Lamb in the Age of Aries, and the Christian use of Fish symbology in the Age of Pisces).

I hope that helps!