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To: alt.astrology
From: (Marilynn)
Subject: Re: Astrology and One World?
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 17:41:51 GMT (Kevin Filan) wrote:

>	Am I the only person around who dates the beginning of the Age of
>Aquarius at some time in the late 18th century?  I'd say the French
>Revolution, the work of people like Newton and Leibniz, and the whole Age
>of Enlightenment were the first stirrings of the Aquarian Age -- and the
>discovery of Uranus was its Star of Bethlehem. 

>Kevin Filan

	Depends on if you see the Age of Aquarius as an astronomical
phenomenon based on the Precession of the Equinox, or if you think the
Age of Aquarius is a subjective phenomenon that cannot be measured,
but can only be argued based on a perception of mass cultural changes
or, to use an outworn phrase, a "paradigm shift".

	If it is the former, then we have a least a 150 years to go (has also
been estimated as a greater number, depending on whether the
measurement of the constellation Aquarius begins with its first star
or an arbitrary border) .

I agree with you that the late 18th Century marked a profound Uranian
change, well represented by the discovery of Uranus.  But I rather see
these changes as symbolize by the discovery of Uranus alone, rather
than as a mark of Aquarius (which I now see as strongly related to
Saturn, as it was originally intended.  Saturn takes on different
characteristics when involvings Capricorn or Aquarius, and it prefers
Aquarius).  I do observe a link between Uranus and Aquarius, but I do
not take this planet as its primary steward.  Since Uranus, we have
discovered Neptune and Pluto.  Do these planets have less importance
in our evolution than Uranus?  

Besides, if the Age of Enlightment is to herald what's to come with
the Age of Aquarius, then get me off this ship!


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