This Is The Dawning of The Age of Aquarius!

I was listening to the classic song “Age of Aquarius” by the 5th Dimension, as I danced and sang along it occurred to me that I had no idea what the actual “Age of Aquarius” was. I always just assumed it was something the lead singer conjured up while he was smoking the “wacky weed” (it was the 60’s after all). However after I quick trip to wikipedia.com I learned that the 5th Dimension is only responsible for creating a catchy tune about this astrological era.

The “Age of Aquarius” is the current astrological cycle and lasts for 2,150 years, which is kind of upsetting because I was really hoping to see the “Age of Sagittarius” in my lifetime. Foiled again! It is often said by astrologists that each astrological age correlates with the rise and falls of civilizations and cultural tendencies. The Aquarian era, which is believed to have begun in 1962 represents a “new age” and is commonly associated with barefoot, hemp-loving hippies. The Aquarius age rules electricity, philanthropy, computers, flight, democracy, modernization, rebellion, nonconformity, irresolution and idealists. There indeed is a correlation with the events (i.e. the Internet boom, wars, and the fight to legalize gay marriage) that have occurred over the past decades and the characteristics of the “Age of Aquarius”, however I am not totally sold based on the likelihood that someone who is from the Aquarius age wrote about it.

Despite my doubts about the age’s characteristics I believe it is the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius”, I just kind of wish it was the “Age of Sagittarius”.

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