Reflections on the Aquarian Age
The conquests of science, the conquests of nations, and the conquests of territory are all indicative of the Piscean method, with its idealism, its militancy, and its separativeness in all fields—religious, political and economic. But the age of synthesis, of inclusiveness and of understanding is upon us, and the new education of the Aquarian Age must begin very gently to penetrate the human aura.
The New Age is a concept that proclaims a new opportunity, a new level of growth attained, a new power released and at work in human affairs, a new manifestation of that evolutionary tide of events which, taken at the flood, does indeed lead on to greater things, in this case to a new heaven, a new earth and a new humanity.
.... the coming into manifestation of the Aquarian Age. This fact should provide the grounds for a profound and convinced optimism; nothing can stop the effect—growing, stabilising and final—of the new, incoming influences. These will inevitably condition the future, determine the type of culture and civilisation, indicate the form of government and produce an effect upon humanity, as has the Piscean or Christian Age, or the earlier period governed by Aries, the Ram or Goat. Upon these steadily emerging influences the Hierarchy counts with assurance, and the disciples of the world must likewise learn to depend upon them. The consciousness of universal relationship, of subjective integration and of a proven and experienced unity will be the climaxing gift of the period ahead of us.
Civilisations emerge slowly and die slowly. The death of our present civilisation is inevitable. It is not a tragic result of the present world crisis we are now living through. Our world crisis will hasten its passing which is all to the good. The old civilisation must give way to the new. It always has been so. The old form dies because of the tremendous power of the new life coming in. The new Aquarian age has this power. Nothing can stop it. We will be wise therefore to turn our attention to the new age potencies. Those who are consciously so doing are potentially the most useful men and women in humanity today.
This is a transition period between the passing out of the Piscean Age, with its emphasis upon authority and belief, and the coming in of the Aquarian Age, with its emphasis upon individual understanding and direct knowledge. The activity of these forces, characteristic of the two signs, produces in the atoms of the human body a corresponding activity. We are on the verge of new knowledges and the atoms of the body are being tuned up for reception. Those atoms which are predominantly Piscean are beginning to slow down their activity and to be "occultly withdrawn," as it is called, or abstracted, whilst those which are responsive to the New Age tendencies are, in their turn, being stimulated and their vibratory activity increased.
There may be times
when you are so close to what is taking place
you cannot see the wood for the trees.
and learn to let go.
There are tremendous energies being released
and you cannot see them
but you can all feel them;
and how you react to them is vitally important.
If you react to them negatively
you will be thrown completely off balance.