The new Zodiac year has just begun with the Autumn (Southern Hemisphere) / Spring (Norther Hemisphere) Equinox.
The entry of the Sun into the sign of Aries is designated as the beginning of the new cycle. This was on March 21 – the Equinox.
Intriguingly, the New Moon was the day before – this isn’t very common.
The New Moon is the completion of a lunar month and the beginning of the next one. The position of the Sun and Moon was the last degree of Pisces.
So, on Friday 20th March we had the Sun and Moon on the same degree ie the last degree of Pisces (the ending) and the next day the Sun went into Aries (the beginning).
As I mentioned this is quite an unusual scenario having these events so close together.
So, what’s the message?
We’re at a critical time in the transition of the planet and ALL its inhabitants as we move from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.
As we get closer to the final days of Pisces we see the Piscean influence falling away. This influence is particularly strong around things being hidden.
The essential paradigm of Pisces is that the individual has no value other than what they contribute to society.
This leads to a mindset that it’s OK to kill one or many people so long as there’s a benefit for society as a whole (or at least that’s the belief).
This thinking leads to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot as well as the Inquisition, Islamist Jihadism and on a more subtle level, capitalism, euthanasia and similar.
Part of this mindset is the attitude of “need to know” leading to a lack of transparency in politics, business and interpersonal relationships.
The new paradigm of the cliched ‘New Age’ (ie the Age of Aquarius) is that the purpose of society is to support the individual in their self actualisation.
This means the whole raison d’etre for a society or community is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment in which every individual can achieve their greatest potential.
Gen Y (and the later generations) are familiar with this attitude and have grown up with it as a core belief.
That’s why Baby Boomers are challenged by them – BBs simply don’t ‘get’ the attitude that “the world is there for my benefit”.
Of course the flip side also applies: “since I’m part of a society/community, my role is to support and encourage the others in my group”. So it’s not as selfish as some may think.
We do have examples of this already but usually in so-called primitive societies. We’ve heard statements like: “It takes a whole village to raise a child” which seem to be the antithesis of the Western nuclear family mindset.
Clearly, in a world which has the core paradigm of “society is there to nurture the individual” transparency is critical.
Thus, in today’s governments we’re seeing a paucity of real leadership.
When political decisions are based on reaction to the loudest lobby group we find politicians making promises to whoever is in front of them at the time and not considering long term consequences.
Ultimately, this can be beneficial as we see groups like GetUp becoming a voice for individuals in a way which we haven’t seen in politics before.
So, returning to my point about endings and beginnings: I believe we are at the end of the Age of Pisces.
The New Testament was written in the early days of this era and one of the prophecies is that of the Rapture in which devout Christians will be taken up to Heaven before the Second Coming of Christ.
We have to be very careful when reading these sort of prophesies because the language is usually obtuse.
Within the last couple of weeks we’ve seen the deaths of Leonard Nimoy, Terry Pratchett, Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and obviously more.
While you might not agree with these people’s world view or politics they were each leaders and great people who had vision of a better world.
For me, we’re seeing a major transition and the process is uncomfortable.
Changing your own beliefs is hard enough for most people. When it’s changing the beliefs of the whole world things get really challenging.
But the outcome is worth the effort.
A new world is being born and this time, right now, is critical.
There’s a view in Judaism that the entire world is in perfect balance and it only takes a single act of kindness or wickedness to tip the balance in either direction.
We’re in that position now.
To what side are you tipping the balance?