It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

A friend mentioned in a recent email that this is a time of “transmutation” and the move to a “5th dimension” of being.

Well, that got me into a chain of free association …. And, revealing my age, I thought of the pop group The Fifth Dimension of the 1960s and their hit “The Age of Aquarius”, from the show “Hair” -- and of the age that we are in today.

Here are a couple of videos of The Fifth Dimension singing "The Age of Aquarius" (though in the first video they have more clothes on than the cast of “Hair” did in the production!):


There is also a Wikipedia story about the song. And the lyrics are still very appropriate for this time of transmutation:

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!
It is truly an epochal time in human history -- indeed, the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius”, which will last some 2150 years. Some people despair that the world is just as violent and venal as in the ‘60s when the dawn of the new age was heralded, and, for sure, the dark will not yield (is not yielding) willingly to the light. But the sun is coming; it is inexorable. Keep in mind that it’s only been 50 or so years, and some astrologers even think the Age of Aquarius won’t really start for another 50.

Further, if you were to put the 2150 years into a single 24-hour day, the 50 that have past would amount to about 33 minutes, so the Sun of the New Day is still below the horizon, but if we climb up to the top of the hill and look real carefully out across the plain, we can just barely see the first rays peeping out – and all of us working to foster and spread a culture of peace are among them.


  1. HI Mike it is written that the Age of Aquarius began when man split the atom, so we are 60 or so years into it. Astrologers can't agree because there is a discrepancy regarding the year that Christ inaugurated the Piscean Era... apparently He was born 160 years before we are told he was born!!.

  2. Hi Michael,

    You and your followers are the only hope cynics like myself have left to cling to for a ray of hope.

    Thank you,

    Love from your brother Gary