Monday, February 14, 2011

When is the Age of Aquarius?

I just read the data on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius) and came to the conclusion that nobody is sure.  Some astrologers say we are already in it (I hope not); others state that we are in the 280 year transition period at the end of the Age of Pisces, but not where in that transition we are.  There are no better bet hedgers than astrologers.  Anyway the Ages apparently last 2150 years, so if we can hold on for a while things will be looking up for the human race. 

If we can hold on.

Aquarius is supposed to be the age of altruism, democratization, peace, freedom, and tolerance.  It doesn't take much looking around to see that we ain't there yet; not even close.  Some pundits lay the blame for the ever-widening gap between the left and right, on the Baby Boomers, especially the early ones (1946-55) who were most effected by the Vietnam War and maybe that's true, but it's also indicative of one of the major problems in our country - the need to blame.  When something terrible happens we spend more time trying pin blame than we do trying to find out why it happened so we can stop it from happening again.

On the upside, I'm encouraged by the lack of prejudice and strength of character I see in our grandkids and their friends.  Maybe there's hope.

Happy Valentine's day everyone.

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