The beginning of a new dayA lady told me a while ago that her daughter was terrified because she believed that the end of the world was coming in the end of 2012. I told her that I had read about the Mayan calendar and that it only means the end of a period and that the Mayans believe that it will be a time of big changes and the start of a new conscious. She asked me to tell that to her daughter to calm her down. I did. I hope it helped as I felt sorry for her. I also heard about change of consciousness because of the age of Aquarius and because I was curious I did some research on both.
Photo by Mayke
Photo by Mayke
I read that the new age movement is a spiritual movement which became widespread in the second half of the 20th century e.g. thanks to the movie hair. The movement is a mixture of eastern and western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and includes e.g. holistic health, psychology and quantum physics. Popular new age writers are James Redfield, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra to name a few. New age refers to the Age of Aquarius. I have read some of these books without realising they were New Age books. I think there was a lot of wisdom in it and a lot of food for thought. I especially liked the concept of synchonisity which I experienced as you can read about here.
Anyway according to Western astrology we are moving from the age of Piscus to the age of Aquarius. Some say that it has already started others say it is coming up. The age of Aquarius is a cycle of astrological ages where every 2180 years the stolstice sun arises against a different constellation. We are now moving from Piscus to Aquarius.
Some astrologers believe that these ages affect mankind and that they are symbolic. The symbol of Piscus is two fishes swimming in opposite direction. This is the symbol of dualism which causes conflict. Conflict between people, countries, religions.
The symbol of Aquarius is the water bearer, pouring out water of knowledge. According to the beliefs in the new age there will be a great development of e.g. knowledge and technology. Most importantly however it will be a time of spiritual awakening. An awakening from the madness of the world in conflict because of people thinking they are better than other people, countries, religions. An awakening to love and understanding. An awakening to the fact that we have to respect mother earth and stop consumerism, pollution and eroding landscapes to name a few.
Then there is a different thing altogether which is that the Mayan calendar will end on the 21st of December of this year. For the Mayans this is just the end of a time period. It is seen by them as moving into a new period of harmony and a transformation of consciousness. The end of time stuff is just a crazy Hollywood hype.
Weather you think of all the above as knowledge or nonsense, it is a fact that the world could use more love, peace and respect for mother earth. So let’s hope there is some truth in it.