The Great Year And The Ages Of Humankind

Rays Of Wisdom - War And Peace Among Nations - The Great Year And The Ages Of HumankindIn the slowly moving progressions of the planets in our birthcharts, and on a much grander scale in the precession of the equinoxes, it is clearly visible that the purpose of all life is evolution. They are showing us that everything in the whole of Creation is constantly moving forwards and upwards in the most orderly procession that is strictly in keeping with God’s great plan of life. I shall try to explain the technicalities of the precession as briefly as possible. It takes the Earth nearly 26,000 years to complete one cycle to move through the twelve signs of the zodiac. One of these cycles is known as a Great Year and each sign the Earth passes through represents one Great Month. Every one of them lasts around 2,160 years. The unique character of these months strongly influences all creatures and happenings on our planet.

The Great Months are also known as the Ages of Humankind. No-one can tell exactly when one of them ends and a new one begins. All we know is that by now we have entered the Age of Aquarius. And when you observe our world more closely, you will be able to see for yourself how the influence of its energies are becoming increasingly visible. Remnants of the preceding Age of Pisces are still with us and are hard to shake off in some parts of our world. Nonetheless all conflicts that exist to this day on our planet have to be dealt with by us, individually and collectively. Read more about this in ‘Healing The Conflicts Of Our World’.

I find it helpful to view everything that exists in our world and in particular our race’s evolutionary development against the backdrop of the full sweep of the history, at least the parts to which we have access. The wisdom of hindsight reveals that two main lessons always had to be tackled by our race: a) the use and abuse of power and b) learning to love wisely. Wars are but one of the evils our world had and still has to experience in the process of learning the lessons of power. There are many other ways of misusing it, and each one is trying to teach us and our world to differentiate between good and evil. Most important, to my mind, is the glorious lesson that none of us, on this level of life, has any true power – it belongs to God alone. All we can do is our best to live in harmony with the Universal laws and endeavour to align ourselves to the will and wishes of God’s power and love, so they can work miracles through us similar to the ones of the Jesus legend. Read more about this in ‘Greater Miracles You Shall See’.

To this day, there is plenty of evidence that there have been times on our planet when people worshipped with the help of the Earth element and stone images. During other periods the Fire element and its most obvious manifestation, the Sun, were the focus and centre of our religions. Stone circles and especially the most famous one, Stonehenge, are leftovers from such times. Stonehenge is extremely old. Radiocarbon dating suggests the stones were raised sometime in 2400 and 2200 BC, but another theory places the construction all the way back to 3000 BC. These things are indications of one of the past ages under the influence of the Earth sign Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn, which in the ordinary zodiac is followed by the Air sign Aquarius. However, in the precession of the equinoxes the Fire sign Sagittarius comes after it.

To find out why this is so, we have to reach out further. Most people know that the Earth rotates on its axis. Less known is the fact that it does so with a slight wobble that can be likened to the movements of a giant spinning top. Because of this wobble the constellations situated behind the Sun over thousands of years have gradually been changing their positions. The word precession means the slow movement of the axis of a spinning body around a perpendicular. Because of this, almost imperceptibly the equinoxes are coming round that bit earlier, all the time. This is called the precession of the equinoxes and that is the reason why the zodiac signs of the Great Months move anti-clockwise, while those in our birthcharts do so clockwise. And just as the Sun signs in our birthcharts colour the character of each human soul on its pathway through their present lifetime, every one of the Great Months has its unique characteristics to impart which greatly influence all creatures and happenings on our planet.

Recommended Viewing:
•    Videos showing that the religions of our world have their origin in Sun worship ancient astrology:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘Healing The Conflicts Of Our World’
•    ‘Greater Miracles You Shall See’
•    ‘Could Religions Ever Change Anything?’
•    ‘White Magic And Black Magic’

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