Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A change of conciousness in the air

The beginning of a new day
Photo by Mayke
A 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.
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.


  1. I find these thoughts very interesting, Marja, including your previous article about synchronicity. I know what you mean about coincidences. I have seen manifested in real life what I have been concentrating on. I like some of the ideas behind the Age of Aquarius. In this world of conflict it seems better to contemplate what will move us towards greater peace.

  2. I truly hope and pray this new age of awareness and peace comes soon.

  3. I agree with you about the Hollywood hype and if it is the end of the world, there's nothing we can do about it so why worry.

  4. Hmm, a little wisdom wouldn't go amiss in this world. Who knows. Interesting post ;-)

  5. Thanks Marja for all of the info on this subject. I'm not sure what the masses are doing concerning 'consciousness' but for myself I happen to be living my life more as a 'spiritual' person. Not sure about what will come but the certainty is that there will always be change.

  6. I believe this to be true (your post) and I also agree with the 2012 interpretation of not the end of the world but an evolution in consciousness.

    Yes, please tell your young friend not to fret, those of us who have bothered to read up and learn about this think as you do (not her, you.. lol)


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