The arrival of the Age of Aquarius is like the incoming tide. Typically this can be measured by watching how far each wave travels up the beach. On average each wave should venture further up the beach compared to the previous wave. In practice this does not happen. Many waves will venture further up the beach compared to the previous wave, while many new waves will actually venture less than the previous wave. This is analogous to the arrival of the Aquarian age. Though we know the world will increasingly come under the influence of the arrival of the Aquarian age, and on average more historical developments will cumulatively align themselves to Aquarian archetypes compared to the past, there will be some temporary backtracking.
Aside from this backtracking, the Aquarian age is not homogenous. The Aquarian age has three age-decans (chronologically in order Libra (1433-2148 AD), Gemini and Aquarius – age-decans proceed in reverse direction as do their parent age). Therefore in the last third of the Aquarian age when the world also experiences the Aquarian age-decan – the net influence from Aquarius should be stronger. This is why astrological ages are stronger at their ends compared to their beginnings.
Drilling down to the next level, each astrological age has twelve sub-ages with each sub-age lasting some 178 years each. Currently the world is in the Libra sub-age, but due to the overflow effect of the cultural momentum of one period affecting the following period, the greatest influence upon the world at present on the sub-age level is the Scorpio sub-age overflow. This is why volcanoes (Iceland), pollution (currently Gulf of Mexico and earlier in 2010 the north-east coast of Australia – plus the failed Copenhagen Conference on climate change of late 2009), sexual activity and scandals (see politicians in your country for details), abortion, paedophiles (Roman Catholic Church), terrorists (especially suicide terrorists), GM foods, genetic engineering, taxation, nuclear weapons and power (the massive increase in proposed construction of nuclear reactors in Europe and the USA), sovereign (Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland) and private debt (including the ubiquitous credit card) and earthquakes (Haiti, China and Chile) are so much the focus of the news.
Naturally when the world encounters the Leo sub-age of the Aquarian age (around 2327-2506 AD including the Leo sub-age overflow 2506 – 2684 AD), Aquarian influences will be curtailed because Leo is the opposite sign to Aquarius.
Below sub-ages exist sub-age decans of almost 60 years each. Currently the world is in the Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029 AD – with its overflow strongly influencing the world for the following period of 2029-2089). The arrival of Gemini can readily be seen through the dramatic appearance of email and the world wide web as part of the wider communications revolution including texting. The Gemini sub-age decan strongly suggests that further revolutionary developments associated with transport is sure to come over the coming 70 years as clean energy replaces fossil fuels. The resurgence of cities – and especially inner cities – since the 1970s is another example of Gemini at play. Gemini suggests that wind power is the next major focus of interest in clean energy.
At the next level down are micro-ages (with 12 micro-ages of around 15 years each in each sub-age). Currently the world is in the Cancer micro-age (2000-2015). This is the formative stage for Cancer but already we see a strong worldwide focus upon immigration – especially illegal immigration into Europe, the ongoing Latino invasion of the USA (Nevada’s restriction law of illegal immigrants and Australia’s problem with illegal immigrants or refugees from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Iraq). Under Cancer people look for a new home so the issue will grow, not diminish over the next 20 years. Another example of Cancer is the assortment of new restrictive laws in some European countries banning Islamic women the right to hide their faces in public. Cancer is the sign of shyness and ‘hiding oneself away’ – so this behaviour of some Islamic women to hide their faces is most likely in a growth phase for around the next 20 years. Cancer is also a major sign associated with Islam, so developments in Islamic nations and religion are bound to be highly significant for the next 20 years. Cancer is also a Water sign, so issues related to water supply, quality, floods etc are also in a ‘growth’ phase. The micro-ages in our part of the Aquarian age are displayed in the following table:
1970 Virgo – and the beginning of the Libra sub-age (1970-2148)
The story does not stop at micro-ages. Each micro-age has three micro-age decans of approximately 5 years each. Currently the world has just entered the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-15) of the Cancer micro-age (2000-15) but due to the overflow effect, the greatest influence between 2010-15 is from the Scorpio micro-age decan overflow. This sharpens the overall influence of the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) making the five years from 2010 to 2015 a particularly potent Scorpio period. This is why all the issues associated with the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) are so strong at present. We should also expect increased revolutionary activity, political assassinations and an increased feeling of fragility and vulnerability until 2015 at least.
There is even a lower level than micro-age decans. When each micro-age of some 15 years is divided by 12, the result is 12 nano-ages of approximately 15 months each. Which nano-age are we currently passing through (see table below for nano-age ephemeris)? The problem with this question is that the order of magnitude of a nano-age is the same level of inaccuracy associated with my rectification of the astrological ages and all their sub-periods. This is why I currently cannot exactly determine if the Aquarian age arrived in 1433, 1432 or even possibly 1431 AD. However based on the Aquarian age arriving in 1433, the Cancer micro-age should sit from 2000-2015, and within the Cancer micro-age the Scorpio micro-age decan 2005-10, therefore 2010 should also be a Scorpio nano-age. However if the Aquarian age arrived one year earlier, the bulk of the Scorpio nano-age should have been 2009, and the bulk of 2010 should be associated with a Libra nano-age. Is the world currently in the Scorpio nano-age, Libra nano-age (or even possibly the Virgo nano-age if the Aquarian age arrived in 1431)?
At the cutting edge of the Aquarian age I can clearly see the Scorpio hotspot associated with the Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005-15) resonating with the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148). With Scorpio so strong at present, we cannot isolate the Scorpio nano-age but must look for manifestations of Libra (and even Virgo) to determine where we exactly fit in the Aquarian age. Has the Libra nano-age arrived?
What can we expect from Libra? Some kind of focus upon women, indecisiveness – especially in politics, some focus upon the art world, and possibly a focus upon the Greens and gardens in general. Certainly the failed Copenhagen climate conference at the end of 2009 demonstrated lack of political will. The outlawing of women hiding behind traditional clothes that mostly hide their faces from the public is a focus upon females. However these two alone are insufficient to allow us to unambiguously declare the world is in the Libra nano-age.
Because Aries is opposite Libra, Arian archetypes can temporarily suffer under Libra, or Aries archetypes suffer from some short acute opposition. What Aries archetypes may this apply to in the world at present? Aries is commonly associated with the military, war and violence with some focus upon engineering, sport, automobiles, health, magnetism and Germany. Has opposition to these Arian archetypes developed recently? In the USA we have recently had the controversy over endemic head injuries to football players and the massive brain damage they experience from these injuries. The proposal to allow gays to openly serve in the US armed forces suggests some softening of attitude in the (Aries) military. Greece is currently the arch-villain in Europe due to its sovereign debt crisis. Greece has strong historical connections to Aries though modern rulerships applied to Greece include Capricorn and Virgo. Is the Greek debt crisis an attribute associated with Virgo?
All this is not enough to maker a hasty conclusion that the world has arrived in the Libra nano-age or even Virgo nano-age. Why? Because at any time archetypes associated with all the zodiacal signs can be perceived. To make the conclusion that the Libra nano-age has arrived needs some very hard evidence. Also each sign manifests itself in its overflow period almost twice as much in its period proper. The following table indicates my proposed ephemeris the nano-ages in the current Cancer micro-age (2000-15). It is in the period immediately following that the appearance of historical developments associated with the archetypes of the sign in question become most obvious. Therefore while Libra is assigned the timeframe of 2010-11, its greatest manifestation should be the following period of 2011-12.
2000 2001 Gemini nano-age
2001 2002 Taurus nano-age
2002 2003 Aries nano-age
2003 2005 Pisces nano-age
2005 2006 Aquarius nano-age
2006 – 2007 Capricorn nano-age
2007 – 2008 Sagittarius nano-age
2008 – 2010 Scorpio nano-age
2010 – 2011 Libra nano-age
2011 – 2012 Virgo nano-age
2012 – 2013 Leo nano-age
2013 – 2015 Cancer nano-age
Though there is tantalising evidence for the appearance of Libra in the world above and beyond the random appearance of any sign at any time, there is not enough evidence to suggest that this has definitely occurred to date. This is where we are at the cutting edge of the Aquarian age. I know our age, age-decan, sub-age, sub-age decan, micro-age and micro-age decan. It is only the nano-age that remains unresolved. The following indicates supportive recent historical evidence for nano-ages since the year 2000:
2001 Bush announces large tax cuts – Taurus
2001 Enron Corp Bankruptcy – Taurus
2001 Mad Cow disease Europe and Britain – Taurus
2001 Twin Towers collapse under Gemini
2002 Euro legal tender in Europe – Taurus
2002 K-Mart files for bankruptcy – Taurus
2002 WorldCom files for bankruptcy – Taurus
2003 Iraq War – Aries
2004 Major tsunami in Indian Ocean – Pisces
2004 Mars rovers land on Mars – Aries
2004 Report to US Congress indicates global terrorist attacks rose to 650 in 2004 from 175 in 2003 – (Aquarius) Aries
2004-5 Aquarian revolutionary influences include Madrid train bombing (2004), Dufor in south Sudan terrorised (2004), Chechen separatists storm school in Chechnya (2004), London sub-way bombings (2005), Muslim riots in many French cities (2005),
2005 Largest ever passenger airplane the Airbus A380-800 first flies in April 2005 – Aquarius
2005 Mid 2005 huge interest in the Age of Aquarius reported in Google Trends – Aquarius
2006 Left Wing presidents elected in South America – Aquarius
2006 Revolutionary Hamas Government in Palestine – Aquarius
2006 US Congress & Senate return to Democrat control – Aquarius
2007 Middle Eastern doctors etc in USA in bomb explosions & plots – Capricorn
2007 Roman Catholic Church reintroduces limited Latin service – Capricorn
2007 Collapse of sub-prime real estate market in USA – Cancer opposite Capricorn
2007 Boeing unveils new Dreamliner – Sagittarius
2007 US Senate rejects pro-immigration law legalising illegal immigrants – Capricorn opposite Cancer
2007 Burmese military rulers brutally suppress pro-democracy demonstrations – Capricorn
2007 President Musharaf suspends constitution and dismisses judiciary – Capricorn
2009 General Motors bankrupt – Sagittarius opposite Gemini
2009 Swine flu virus mid year (Pisces?)
2009 Michael Jackson dies (Pisces?)
2009 President Obama goes soft on medical marijuana centres – Pisces
2009 Czech acquiescence produces new EU with greater powers and responsibilities 11/09 (Pisces Europe)
2009 WHO launches worldwide war on booze 14/10/09 – Pisces
2009 14,700 US citizens disclosed billions of off-shore money in an 8 months tax amnesty by the US IRS. Time magazine (Australia), Nov 30 2009 – Scorpio
2009 Violent clashes erupted between Uyghur’s, Chinese state police, and Han residents in the city of Urumqi resulting in at least 197 deaths and scores injured – Scorpio
2009 Major earthquakes in China – Scorpio
2010 Major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile – Scorpio
2010 Icelandic volcano disrupts flights in Europe – Scorpio
2010 Sex scandal hits Roman Catholic Church – Scorpio
2010 Broken oil well extensively pollutes Gulf of Mexico – Scorpio
2010 Massive increase in proposed construction of nuclear reactors in Europe and the USA – Scorpio
2010 Sovereign debt crisis in Greece – Scorpio
Based on my nano-age ephemeris, 2010 on the nano-age level should have as its primary sign Scorpio, with Libra the emergent sign. Sometime in 2011 Libra should become the major nano-age sign with Virgo the emergent sign. It is very possible that we are experiencing the emergence of Libra since late 2009 or early 2010, and if so the manifestation of Libra should be obvious by the end of 2011 at the latest. It is at the cutting edge of the Aquarian age that we must wait and look at the unfolding evidence over the course of 2010 and especially 2011.
 The last sub-period within any period will always be the same as th4e parent period. For example the last sub-age of the Age of Pisces (732BC-1433 AD) was the Pisces sub-age (1253-1433AD). The last micro-age in the Scorpio sub-age (1791-1970) was the Scorpio micro-age (1955-70). The same applies to any decans. The last nano-age of the Scorpio micro-age decan (2005-10) is the Scorpio nano-age.