The Great Wheel of Time
The Astrological Ages
We live in periods of light and dark that we call days. We experience seasons of longer and shorter hours of light and dark, and calendars mark our movement through the Earth’s shift on its axis making our years.
Most of us are familiar with the Astrological Zodiac, the twelve signs that last for about a month each. Possibly we are aware of the characteristics that are ascribed to the signs.
But there is a much bigger view also, known as the Great Year. Scientific astronomy describes this as ‘the period of one complete cycle of the equinoxes around the ecliptic, or about 25,800 years. This scientific basis is what gives the foundation for the Astrological Ages, and the idea that we are now entering the Age of Aquarius. This Great Year is also known as the Precession of the Equinoxes, Cosmic Cycles of Time, or, for me, the Great Wheel of Time. An Age is considered to last 2160 years, but popularly described as 2000. In any event, the path of the constellations is not exact with some transits taking more space than others.
Significant right now is the idea that we are currently moving from the Age of Cancer to the Age of Aquarius, with everything that this means.