Thursday, December 20, 2012

Let's Talk: Doomsday

If you've been living under a rock (and I assume you haven't been), doomsday's tomorrow (or whenever you read this today). According to everyone, that means we die. Yay

FALSE! Newsflash! Nothing going to happen tomorrow (or today)! We aren't dying and the world isn't going anywhere. You'll still have those lovely bills to pay the next day. You'll still have that doctor's appointment that you've probably been avoiding (or trying to get out of because you thought the world was ending). You'll still have those tests to study for and papers to write. Life will continue. 

So, what's happening then? What's all the hoopla all about? Let me explain. 
Warning: Explanation will be a little lengthy and I will be going into astrology. 

The Mayans didn't have a leap year, so their calendar is shorter than ours. Their year of 2012 ended last July. So, according to the Mayans, 2012 has come and gone. If the world was going to end, it would habe ended last July. They weren't predicting the end of the world. They based their calculations on a five thousand year cycle and predicted that one event calendar was ending on December 21, 2012 and another one beginning on December 22, 2012. They were simply predicting the end of the five thousand year solar or planetary calendar. We’re entering into another era, that’s all. Right now we’re in the age of Pisces and on December 22nd we’ll be entering the age of Aquarius.

What does this exactly mean? These ages that we go through, isn't part of astronomy. It's part of astrology. The Sun goes through all 12 signs of the zodiac annually and the zodiac also changes signs approximately every two thousand years and is called the precession of the equinox. Each zodiac lasts on average for about 2,150 years actually. The sun’s position at the time of the March, or vernal, equinox moves in front of a new Zodiac constellation. The Age of Aquarius begins when the March equinox point moves out of the constellation Pisces and into the constellation Aquarius. So as we're move into a new era on December 22nd, we are going through a transitional change. 

So, what's going to happen in this new era? Well, the symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer, but in reality it is not water, but knowledge that is being poured. This era will bring forth a drastic change and humans will be affected. The Age of Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of shocking and revolutionary change and is associated with freedom, social justice and new technology. Basing on the Zodiac characteristics of Aquarius, this new age will be more about computers, modernization, revolution, humanitarianism, autonomy and democracy. It is believed that this new era will inspire a massive shift of global consciousness. People will be more aware and concerned about the whereabouts of the world. 

The is era will last until the year 4000 (approximately). The next era the future will see is Capricorn. So, we'll be in Aquarius for sometime. 

Have a lovely day/night! 

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