Have you ever contemplated about the origins of humanity? Or maybe you question where humanity is heading? Several years ago, I began to question how humanity went from the highly connected Egyptian culture to the disconnected medieval era. It perplexed me to the point where I decided to study Vedic Astrology with my Yoga Guru from India.
I’ve always had a fascination for the stars and am a true mystic at heart. What I’ve discovered along on my journey in life is that there are two astrological philosophies that describe human existence. One is based on Western and the other is based on Vedic concepts. For the purpose of this post, I will cover the western philosophy theory.
Back in the 2nd Century B.C., Greek astronomer, Hipparchus, discovered the “precision of equinoxes,” which the Earth shifts its position and spins throughout the solar system. In simple terms, the earth rotates on its axis and when the earth shifts so does the line of celestial equator. When time passes the vernal equinox (place where the Sun crosses the celestial equator) moves through a different constellation.
Approximately every 2,150 years the earth moves into a different constellation also known as a Great Month. We refer this to an “Age.” In total, it will take 25, 820 years for the earth to complete one revolution in all 12 constellations.
You may have heard that we are now entering the “Age of Aquarius,” which is certainly true. At the creation of man, well cavemen to be exact, humans entered its first Age. Each Age is represented by a zodiac, or constellation. The equinoxes move one degree every 7.5 years so humans live and evolve about 2,000 years within each age.
Scientist’s believe that earth is older than humans. Astrologers have been able to trace human existence back to the Age of Leo. Although no Astrologer agrees on each Age’s specific dates, the below are estimate Age ranges. When two eras meet, the energy shifts and collides both eras until humanity has moved completely into the next era.
When moving through human evolution, the zodiac move backwards, not forward like the calendar year. Here are some ways to understand humanity from the Age of Leo to present day life.
Age of Leo
Leo represents the sun. The sun was an important tool during Neolithic caveman evolution. The Age is notable for how humans evolved in their environment (similar to a lion who needs to survive nature). The New Stone Age people used the Sun to grow crops instead of basing life solely on the “hunter and gatherer” principles. Cave paintings were the first documented forms of communication in history that were inspired by the Lion’s survival.
Age of Cancer
Cancer rules the home. This era is dominated with the pursuit to “make a home.” During this period, people left the caves in search of making a home. During this era, people learned the domestic pursuits of growing crops, domesticating animals, weaving, pottery and spinning. Moon worship (Cancer rules the moon) became important during this era.
Age of Gemini
6,000 – 4,000 BC
Gemini rules communication, and well, humans evolved those concepts during this era. Here, humans began to store and record information. The wheel was created and travel and commerce were created. Here people developed more left brain / logical reasoning for survival and communication.
Age of Taurus
Taurus ruled by Venus is all about beauty and love. The Egyptians were the main rulers during this time and it’s no secret that everything they did and created used Venus’s influence. From jewelry to burial methods, everything they did was esthetically beautiful. Ruler of the Earth, they evolved with new technologies and respected the land that is very practical of Taurus. Taurus certainly ruled their influence with pristine artwork and lavish architectural structures.
Age of Aries
2,000 – 1 BC
Aries is ruled by Mars and represents war and warrior spirits. Its symbol is the arrow that is symbolic to not only an arrow, but moving forward without looking back. Known as the Iron Age, man learned how to develop weapons form iron and pushed its aggressive spirit forward. During this era, Greek and Assyria cultures rose to power. Alexander the Great conquered the world and Romans dominated and became the most powerful empire in the later part of the Age.
Age of Pisces
1 AD to 2,000 AD
Pisces, ruler of the fish also rules religion. The birth and spread of Christianity changed and dominated the world during this era. Struggle and sacrifice are qualities of Pisces, which people had to endure for survival. (Similar to a fish trying to swim up stream.) Still today, the fish is the symbolic artwork that represents Christianity. Christ noted his apostles as “fishers of men.” Physically, pisces rules the feet and the story of Christ washing the disciples feet is an important story in the Bible.
Today, we now live in the Age of Aquarius, which will be discussed further in a different post.
Do you have any examples of discoveries of mankind throughout each era? If so, please comment as MBSF loves to learn from everyone.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com