The Age of Aquarius is the current age or current era. Each astrological age lasts for about 2,150 years. However, the number of years for each age can vary, depending on the techniques used to calculate.
Sun signs are in an order, where Aries comes first, followed by other signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. However, when it comes to astrological age, reverse order follow. It starts with the age of Pisces, then the Age of Aquarius, and so on. This process is known as retrograde.
Earth’s gyroscopic procession of 25,800 years is believed to be divided in 12 ages. When the Earth’s nethermost point points toward a astrological sign, it is believed to have entered that age. We are in the age of Aquarius. However, the start date of this age has been a subject of ongoing debate since last many years, and is still unclear.
How does it impact humans?
Astrology is all about planets and astrological signs. While some believe these ages impact the human behavior at large, there are others who believe these ages denote the rise or fall of civilizations. Words that are generally associated with Aquarius are democracy, electricity, computer, rebellion, nervous disorders, freedom, flight, idealists, etc. Some of the other keywords on the softer side are humanity, philanthropy, etc.
Some astrologers believe that the age of Aquarius has not yet arrived. But changes take place when an age is about to come. Hence, there is modernization, democracy, rebel, and so on. However, not everyone agrees with this explanation, and many other astrologists believe that these changes are caused due to actual arrival of the age of Aquarius.
These astrological ages come in existence due to the precession of equinoxes. The stars and constellations that revolve around the Earth are believed to come back to its original place after about 25,800 years, which is also the complete cycle of all the astrological ages. However, exact number of years it takes to finish a cycle is yet unknown, and it might actually in every cycle.