Seasonal Salon

This Is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

For those of you who have participated in learning about the Wheel of the Year this next section will be a review. About 11 years ago I took part in an intensive two-year exploration of the Wheel with Kim Duckett. Kim taught us about the feelings we have as we move through the wheel of the year on an annual basis. She described what happens as we head toward Imbolc. (Feb. 2) Some of the questions women have at this time are: “Are we going to be okay?” “Will there be enough?” “Are we going to make it through?”

For about the last 2000 years we have been in the Age of Pisces. Pisces was the ruling constellation in the eastern pre-dawn night sky. We are currently in a time when we have/or will move into the Aquarian Age. This time is called a “cusp;” the time between. No one knows exactly when this cusp is… It’s too big to estimate with any accuracy. Some folks say it is 500 years and some say it’s 30, but everyone seems to agree that we are experiencing the cusp of these Ages now. (A good explanation of the Pisces/Aquarian cusp can be found in Positive Magic by Marion Weinstein. This book contains a description of the move from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age.)

It appears we are asking the same questions we ask at Imbolc. “Will we be okay?” What if something similar to the wheel of the year occurs within an Age? Could it be that these questions are coming up now because we’re at the Imbolc time in the beginning of the Aquarian age? The questions seem to be on a much broader and more intense scope than what occurs on an annual basis. However, it seems most of humanity is asking the same Imbolc-like questions as we move into Aquarius.

We know the Age of Pisces is ending. This ending creates the feeling that everything will fall apart and we’ll be left with no hope. But, perhaps it’s just the close of Pisces. Part of the energy of Pisces was about how things are different… “You’re black. I’m white.” “You're a man. I’m a woman.” “You speak Spanish. I speak English.” Many of the people on earth right now don’t want to let go of Piscean ideology. It’s what they have known and what makes them confident they know how the world works. These people are scared and trying desperately to hold onto the moirés of the Piscean Age. The recent election brought out many people who actually were voting for the Piscean Age.

It is said that what happens during a cusp influences what will happen in the next Age. (2000 years). The Celts believed the “time between,” the interval when an energy changes, is a time of powerful magic. We are in that space of magic now because of cusp energy. I have often wondered what I was thinking coming here into a time of materialism, conflictual duality, and power over mentality. I believe many of those on the Earth plane now are here because we want our beliefs and values to become part of the Aquarian Age. Our fight for unity, equality and justice is really a fight for the Aquarian Age.

Recently, many of us have been in despair about the future of our country and our world. But, we are the harbingers of Aquarius. We know of a past in which peace was valued and everyone was a child of the Mother. It is this knowledge we bring forward into the Aquarian Age. With resolution and fortitude we can fight for the future of our children and our Earth. The Piscean Age will give way and the Aquarian Age we have helped to midwife will bring forward a time of peace and justice. We are the trailblazers fighting our way through Pisces and into a future we remember.


Jade River is the co-founder of the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, International—the first legally incorporated tax-exempt religion serving the women’s spiritual community. She is the creator of the Women’s Thealogical Institute, the first organization to nationally offer in-depth training for women seeking education in Goddess religion and, for some, ordination as Priestesses. She is the author of several books, including: Tying the Knot: A Gender-neutral Guide to Handfastings or Weddings for Pagans and Goddess Worshippers; To Know: A Guide to Women’s Magic and Spirituality, and a number of other publications dealing with the Goddess and women’s spirituality.

Category: Spring Equinox 2017