Astrological Ages Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein According to modern astrologers, approximately every 2,000 years a new astrological age begins. You may have heard the song from the musical Hair, "The Age of Aquarius"—it refers to the idea that we are just entering a 2,000- year period that will be characterized by marks associated with Aquarian personalities. On the positive side these would include such traits as honesty, humanitarianism, open-mindedness, breadth of vision, a somewhat scientific bent, and a willingness to learn from anyone. Through what is called the "precession of the equinoxes," astrological ages seem to move backward through zodiac. So the 2,000-year period we are just leaving is the Age of Pisces (the period from about the time of the birth of Jesus to the present day). The age from about 2000 B.C. to the birth of Jesus would have been the Age of Aries. The period from about 4000 B.C. to 2000 B.C. would have been the Age of Taurus. And so forth. Zodiacal Associations with Parts of the Human Body The picture below shows associations between parts of the body and the zodiacal signs that supposedly govern them; astrology was considered a requisite study for all educated doctors and scientists until after the French Revolution in Europe; it was one of the three required studies for Freemasons. (click to see a larger picture) For more information on the Western zodiac, see the following sources: Baigent, Michael. From the Omens of Babylon: Astrology and Ancient Mesopotamia. London: Williams and Norgate, 1928. Gettings, Fred. The Book of the Zodiac. London: Triune Press, 1972. Higgins, Terence. The Living Zodiac. New York: Black Watch, npd. Vogh, James. Arachne Rising: The Thirteenth Sign of the Zodiac. London: Granada Publishing, 1977. Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily