In case you haven’t heard, we are currently moving through the astrological Age of Pisces — a moment in the Earth’s evolutionary story marked by themes of expansion, freedom, duality, mass spiritual awakening, unity, and the rise in divine feminine power. But, it’s hard to revel in the progress that has been made in the past 2,000 years when there is still so much room for improvement in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the Age of Pisces and our conscious journey toward the Age of Aquarius.
What Is An Astrological Age?
Life on Earth is always influenced by one zodiac sign which paints the backdrop of our experiences, affecting the development of society, culture, and politics on a global scale. This zodiac sign is determined by the Sun’s position in relation to the current position of the zodiacal constellations during the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. When the Sun completes its transition through one zodiac sign and moves onto the next, this is what we call one great age. However, the length of these great ages is astronomical, said to last around 2,150 years long. Due to the length of these great ages, it’s nearly impossible to determine the exact day and year that they begin. The introduction of a new astrological age is a gradual transition where we see blended themes of the period we are leaving and the new age we are entering. So, the only way to determine the beginning and end of a great age is to observe societal changes throughout time.
The Age of Pisces has illuminated polarizing themes to inspire our conscious efforts toward bettering the world. This means that we were destined to experience division in order for us to unite, restrictions to empower us to expand, and mental strain to force us to pay attention to mental wellbeing.
With empathy, understanding, and spirituality valued more than ever before on this planet, it’s clear that we are currently living in the Age of Pisces and have been for approximately 2,000 years now. As Pisces is the final archetype of the zodiac, we are actually living during the first astrological age of a brand new cycle (because the ages proceed backward, quite like retrograde planets do) — what a time to be alive! Due to the dual nature of this great age, the negative and polarizing themes of the Age of Pisces are highlighted, in order to inspire our conscious efforts toward bettering the world around us. This means that during the age of Pisces, we were destined to experience division in order for us to unite, restrictions to empower us to expand, and mental strain to turn our attention toward mental wellbeing.
The Age Of Empathy
Since the early days of the Age of Pisces, we have seen steady growth in our understanding and acceptance of sensitivity and fragility. While it may seem like there is more suffering in the world than there ever has been, the reality might be that there is just as much pain as there always has been — we’re just more exposed to it and care more about helping others. As the emotional and intuitive mutable water sign of the Zodiac, Piscean energy is all about flowing with your feelings rather than rejecting or burying them. Pisces is one of the most empathetic zodiac signs due to its ability to relate to other people’s emotional experiences, so the Great Age of Pisces has been willing us to care for others as we would care for ourselves and to be generous with our kindness and understanding.
As we make a slow transition toward the age of Aquarius, the growing Aquarian themes in our society will actually help us to fulfill our Piscean destiny. Technological and scientific advancements and the growth of publishing and social media have strengthened our sense of community on a global level and our awareness of other people’s experiences. Connecting with people in other areas of the world has never been easier, and championing the rights of people in different counties to the one we live in is now a common occurrence.
The Age Of Religion
Religion and spiritual evolution have been defining themes of the Age of Pisces, which is understandable considering Pisces is the zodiac sign of coexisting truths, spirituality, and faith in trust. Today, over 80% of the global population identifies as religious with Christianity being the largest faith with over 2 billion followers. However, during the early days of the Age of Pisces — when the world was waning away from the influence of the individualistic and courageous Age of Aries — being a Christian was a punishable offense in the west. With so many more years ahead of us in the Age of Pisces, we will likely see the growth of spirituality, mysticism, and many other unique belief systems and communities emerge to compete with structured religious institutions.
Individual healing and empowerment could continue to grow in place of worshipping deities, influencing a shift in our hierarchies, societal structures, and globalization. This shift will cause us to question the laws we have in place that were written according to religious perspectives that no longer resonate with the majority. The future of the Age of Pisces will see more people choose a holistic way of life and leave their corporate job for a new life path that is more emotionally and creatively fulfilling. Artists, spiritual teachers and guides, and humanitarians are likely to step up as the new ‘influencers’, and world leaders and entrepreneurs will be more conscious of individual needs and modern concerns such as climate change.
The Age Of Divine Feminine Power
The Age of Pisces is the age of feminine power, which explains why there has been an increasing dedication to promoting gender equality and female empowerment during the last century. Of course, there is still much work to be done, but it’s undeniable that we’ve made more progress in the past century than we have in over 2,000 years. Pisces is a feminine zodiac archetype characterized by sustaining and intuitive Yin energy. This contrasts the previous Age of Aries (embodying the divine masculine archetype) and the potentially gender-neutral upcoming Age of Aquarius.
It’s speculated that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt was born sometime around 68 BCE. While she wasn’t the first female ruler in history, she was likely the first during the Age of Pisces and continues to be the earliest and most famous female monarch that people remember today. Other rulers like the iconic Queen Victoria (born in 1819) and Queen Elizabeth II — the longest female reigning monarch in history — are living examples of the collective shift in how we perceive women in positions of leadership.
So, Where Are Things Going?
If you need some hope and a boost of your faith, the current global happenings (as painful as they may be) are an impermanent stop along the way to a much more loving and united future that is well within our means of creating. But, great ages reflect life on a macro, evolutionary scale, so we have to be willing to fight for a future that we might not be around to enjoy ourselves. We’re exactly where we’re destined to be as a global community, and the efforts we make now will lead us into the Age of Aquarius — a revolutionary and inclusive society focused on community and collective involvement, scientific advancement, and co-existing with technology.