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Precession of the Equinoxes
Precession o fthe Equinoxes
The Precession of the Equinoxes, also called the Great Year, is the 25,920 year cycle of the Ages of the Zodiac. It is called precession, because the sun goes backwards through the signs during this long period. Due to a wobble in the Earth on it's axis, the sun will rise in a new sign every 2160 years on the spring equinox.
One "season" of three signs lasts 6480 years. There are four seasons in the Great Year, represented by the four cardinal points of the zodiac. Leo, summer. Taurus, autumn. Aquarius, winter. Scorpio, spring.
The numbers 25,920, 6480, and 2160 are canonical, and the Precession only follows this closely, not exactly. These are ideal numbers, and exist as archetypes in the Formative Plane.
There are 72 years per degree of Precession. There are 30 degrees for each sign. It is difficult to say exactly where each sign begins and ends, and there is no agreement on this point. We are somewhere near the end of the age of Pisces and the beginning of Aquarius.
How long the Precession has been known about is unknown. There is a book called Hamlet's Mill that suggests the Precession is recorded in mythology all around the world for thousands of years.
I once was given a dream about the Precession. I dreamed of two bears, a big one and a little one. The little one I threw down to it's death. I believe this was depicting the change of pole star, a the pole star is the tip of Ursa Minor's tail. I believe this dream was given to me by the Universe.
We are coming to a new age, the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Man. I think it will bring big changes. The last start of the Age of Aquarius 26,000 years ago was the beginning of the ice age maximum. It was also the time of the demise of the Neanderthals. I think it could mean a change in consciousness for human beings.