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The Aquarian Age isn’t just something that we started singing about in the sixties! It’s an actual measurable time period. It is an astrological age, i.e., a time period that parallels major changes in the development of the human race. Each astrological age roughly corresponds to the time taken for the vernal equinox to move through one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac.
So, how does the Aquarian Age fit into this? It takes a little over 2,100 years for our Solar System to travel through each of the Signs or constellations.
The Age of Aquarius is foretold in Jesus’ words in the Aquarian Gospel, “And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk forth across an arc of heaven; the sign and signet of the Son of Man will stand forth in the eastern sky. The wise will then lift up their heads and know that the redemption of the Earth is near.”
When Yogi Bhajan came to the West, the Aquarian Age was already dawning. A new consciousness was being born on Earth. We are now in the 21 year Cusp period (1991-2012), which is divided into three 7 year increments and leads up to the actual arrival of the Aquarian Age in 2012.
Yogi Bhajan explained back in November of 1991 that this period of transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age would bring increasingly greater turmoil and upheaval to the planet. All around us we can see the Piscean walls of misunderstanding and fear starting to crumble under the sheer weight of higher consciousness that is manifesting on this planet. The old Piscean Age was dominated by machines and hierarchies. The new Aquarian Age is ruled by awareness, information, and energy. Yogi Bhajan told us, “What worked before, won’t work now.” And, “Nothing can remain hidden.” We are now seeing that manifested every day. People are waking up. For some this brings fear, and for some, joy.
As the Aquarian Age comes closer, the contrast between those who live in fear and those who live in love becomes more obvious every day, for the two states are mutually exclusive. As I write this, we are now less than 1000 days away from the true beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
For over 35 years Yogi Bhajan gave his life and energy to train teachers of Kundalini Yoga to share tools for the healing, inspiration, and personal awareness urgently needed by humanity in this critical time and space.
“We do not need new choices. We are flooded with choices. We need an elevated capacity to make choices. We do not need more information. We need the wisdom to use all the information. We do not need another religion. We need the experience of a Dharma that creates the spiritual fitness to act believably on our beliefs. The Shabd Guru is a special kind of technology with a unique contribution to develop potentials and handle the problems of the new Age—the Aquarian Age. In the body it produces vitality; in the complex of the mind it awakens intelligence and develops wisdom and intuition; in the heart it establishes compassion; in each person’s consciousness it builds the clarity to act with fearless integrity. The Aquarian Age demands personal experience and the capacity to act. The Shabd Guru is available to all. You need not search. You need to practice, experience, incorporate, and express.”
Guruka Singh Khalsa is a teacher, writer, inveterate punster, and the Executive Director of SikhNet. He has translated Yogi Bhajan’s Gurmukhi poetry into English in the volume Furmaan Khalsa as well as translating Guru Nanak’s Japjiand other hymns from Sikh scriptures.
Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa was Yogi Bhajan’s first student in the United States. She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1969. She is the author of Marriage on the Spiritual Path: Mastering the Highest Yoga; Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power; and Kundalini Postures and Poetry. She is a frequent movie-goer in the City of the Angels
This article was previously published in Aquarian Times, February 2009