Originally posted by Lexxigramer: I assume you meant "previous" not pervious.
Lots of information out there.
However the previous Aquarian age was long ago; prehistory;
about 24,000 BC, or 26,000 years ago during one of many ice ages.
That was in prehistory so only paleontology, geology, and archaeology research/discoveries and such can tell us about those times.
Astronomers will tell you that the Earth rotates on an axis and that this line going through the center of the earth has a slight wobble to it. It goes through a little circular wobble about once every 24,000 years. This cycle has been broken into 12 parts associated with the 12 astrological signs, based on which constellation the axis is wobbling towards. From around 2000 B.C. to 0 A.D. we were in the Age of Taurus. From 0 A.D. to the present we have been in the Age of Pisces. For the next 2000 years we will be in the Aquarian Age. We have been in the transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age for the last 50 years. The official beginning of the Aquarian Age is November 11, 2011 or 11/11/11. Some people have set this date as December 21, 2012.
AGE OF GEMINI
+/- 6900 BC - 4700 BC
COMMUNICATION & WRITING
The AGE of GEMINI was about sharing Ideas. GEMINI the AIR Sign is related to thinking and has as a keyword Intellect. To share something with someone else a Language of some kind is needed.
The beginning of written [China, India and Mesopotamia], symbolic [Sumeria, Egypt and the Americas] and spoken language [Chinese and Hebrew].
Most of us know very little about this period of history, 7 to 10 thousand years ago. In part because our intelligent Western Scientists refuse to give the ancient Chinese, Indian [American and Sub-Continent] and Mesopotamian civilizations credit for their advanced development. Also some Western Religious Fundamentalists say planet Earth is only 5500 years old.
5900 years ago a Chinese Military Commander named Shen Loam in charge of that Empires Western frontier wrote in his military log. Grateful for his station assignment he made it his duty to the Emperor to personally test every known edible plant for it's food, non-food, medicinal and non-medicinal value. There are over 25,000 edible plants on Earth. The written documentation of all these tests were his gift to the Emperor for the Honor of being elevated to Supreme Commander. The Chinese language is still basically the same as it was then, so it is fairly easy for current day Chinese to read these priceless documents.
Petroglyphs different from the kind found in Egypt are quite numerous along the banks of the Colorado River in Arizona, California and Nevada. 30 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada, one petroglyph site follows a creek bed all the way to the Colorado River. NOBODY knows what these particular petroglyphs say. All the people that created these symbols and all their ancestors or those who could translate them are now dead.
The Paiute and Shoshone tribes who inhabit this land today do not have a clue as to what the symbols mean. Archeologists and Anthropologists date these Petroglyphs at between 5000-7000 BC.
There are numerous other examples of symbolic language around the planet dating from the 7000 to 9000 year old era, do you know of one?
It was the third age, or the Age of Gemini 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, when some people on the Earth believe Adam and Eve lived. Gemini is also known as the twins or Adam and Eve in the ancient Zodiacs.
AGE OF TAURUS
CONTROL OF EARTH, AGRICULTURE
+/- 4700 BC- 2500 BC
The AGE of TAURUS is about the control of EARTH. EARTH in the form the king's land. EARTH "holds" WATER.
In the Age of Taurus, agriculture was discovered, and for the first time, towns, villages, and cities were formed because humans no longer needed to hunt and gather for their food and so were not required to be so nomadic.
The "AGE" of TAURUS is probably best characterized by the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Plus there are many other huge structures from that period that still exist in Egypt and the Valley of the Nile. All these giant buildings were monuments to the Pharaoh's [kings or queens] or GODS of that ancient Egyptian Civilization.
Most Egyptian Pyramids have great ASTROLOGICAL as well Astronomical significance. The Pyramids also have major GEOMETRIC and MATHEMATICAL importance. These incredible EGYPTIAN remains are some of today's most popular tourist attractions.
The age of the Great Walled cities; Babylon and Sumeria are also included in the "AGE" of TAURUS, the age of Homelands. With a huge wall around a city-state it was virtually impregnable. People couldn't get out either.
The AGE of TAURUS is also when the Chinese Empire began. These people were an organized civilization since even before that time.
AGE OF ARIES
WARS, WARFARE, VIOLENCE AND CONQUEST
+/- 2500 BC - 300 BC
The AGE of ARIES was about expansion of the Empire. Aries is A FIRE Sign, Fire radiates outward. It seems very natural then when individuals with ARIES SUN SIGNS tend to be the adventurers.
The AGE of ARIES is the age of the expanding Ancient Empires; Chinese, Persian, Greek and then Roman. Each of these civilizations sought to always bring more land and territory under their control. These Empires did so by conquering the indigenous peoples of the lands as they expanded outward.
Each one of these civilizations had as it's leader, one central figure [Emperor or Precept] in a far-off capital. The power structure of each of these Empires was administered by a large dedicated military.
Scholars are reluctant to use country names such as China prior to the 2nd century BCE, because these terms are modern names, not those used by the civilizations that were in existence at that time.
MOSES is thought by many in Western Society to have ushered in the Age of Aries.
AGE OF PISCES
THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG RELIGIONS
+/- 300 BC - 1900 AD ???? (This is the big debate)
The Age of Pisces has been dominated largely by religion, Christianity in particular, with its peculiar mixture of persecution and spiritual salvation.
The vernal point is the location of the sun in the sidereal zodiac on the day of the spring equinox. Our present tropical calender and zodiac places this as 1 degree Aries, when in fact, due to the precession, every 72 years it is 1 degree backwards in the zodiac. As of February 10, 1983, the longitude of the vernal point was exactly 5 1/2 degrees Pisces in the sidereal zodiac. For this reason, we live in the ASTRONOMICAL AGE of Pisces.
The AGE of PISCES is related to WATER, NEPTUNE and the subconscious mind. All human bodies are roughly 90% sea water, we each, must also take in new water daily. These are two very important similarities between all Homo Sapiens. "We" are all connected in several other ways too!
The AGE of PISCES is/was a period when "evil" or the "dark side" of the Human Mind controlled civilization. FEAR has been humanity's primary motivation to act, for over two thousands years. Unreasonable FEAR.
That is why wise Ancient's hid as much valuable information as possible, to preserve it. They knew society was going into a long term decline and much of the important stuff would be destroyed or misinterpreted, intentionally and unintentionally. Human being's ego's make them make many mistakes when interpreting the past but nobody's around to refute that opinion. Convenient.
The beginning of AGE of PISCES should be dated from the Birth of Buddha. Buddha came from an angel. That was several hundred years before Jesus Christ was born from a virgin. The AGE of PISCES is best characterized by the above two guys, their spiritual philosophy's and another profit named Mohammed. 3 great religions have come upon Earth during the AGE of PISCES, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
Christianity has come to dominate the planet during the AGE of PISCES because of it's inherent violence. Along with it's hypocrisy and GREED. Christian's shouldn't be to worried about remaining in power because the Moslems are only following the examples set by the ruling Christians. NOT!.
The WORLD has been at WAR since the beginning of the PISCES AGE. During this period the huge Chinese Empire became fragmented from internal bickering and from outside intruders.
Many very cruel things were also done to human beings by their fellow Humans[?] during this period. Examples:
Adolph Hitler [Germany], Joseph Stalin [Russia], Pol Pot [Cambodia], Radovan Karadzic [Bosnia], genocide in AFRICA and the infamous Spanish Inquisition have killed hundreds of millions of people.
AGE OF AQUARIUS
ENLIGHTENMENT AND PERSONAL FREEDOM
The precession of the equinoxes has to do with more than just the two different zodiac systems. As the equinoxes precess, they relate to the Great Ages of Man. These Ages mark different periods where significant evolutionary changes occurred. The Ages are defined by the Sidereal Sign that is the current location of the Vernal Point. Currently, the Spring Equinox (0° of Aries in the Tropical Zodiac) occurs at about 7° of the Sidereal Sign of Pisces and we will be in the Sign of Pisces until the Spring Equinox precesses into the Sidereal Sign of Aquarius, which will mark the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. (Even agreeing on this definition of the "Ages" there is much dispute as to the actual year that the "Age of Aquarius" will begin.
The general thoughts about the Age of Aquarius are that it will mark a period of enlightenment and freedom.
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More here: http://www.aquarian-age.net/iceages/cycle1.html