Our dear friend E. Kanga sends us an interesting article on the How and Why of Navroze in the Pisces constellation.
Sunrise, in Constellation ‘Pisces’ in Northern hemisphere, March 21st
Constellations of the Zodiac, shown below at ‘Vernal Equinox’ thru the Ages.
Their periods of prominence – in the past & future epochs.
|ARIES: Prominence||PISCES: Prominence||AQUARIUS: Prominence|
|2271BCE à 111BCE||111BCE à ~2070 CE||~2070 CE.à ~4210 CE|
Graphic presentation of the Zodiac constellations on the plane of the ecliptic – showing three Constellations:
Aries, Pisces & Aquarius; with their ‘periods of prominence’ (in years) – at Vernal Equinox, through the ages.
Basic data on the subject of Vernal Equinox
The 12 signs of the Zodiac, on the plane of the ecliptic, are each represented by a celestial constellation.
– Each constellation of the Zodiac is assigned ~ 30o of arc.
– Each 1o of arc, precesses in 72years. Hence, each sign of the Zodiac takes à 2,160years (i.e., 72yrs x 30o) to complete its periodic phase.
– Hence, it will take all twelve signs of the Zodiac – 25,920 years (2,160 yrs. x 12 signs) to complete one ecliptic cycle.
What is precession?
The Earth’s rotation axis is not fixed in space. Like the wobble of a rotating toy top, the direction of the rotation axis executes a slow precession, where-by the vernal equinox wobbles (or precesses) through all twelve signs of the Zodiac, in a grand period of appx. 26,000years. à (25,920 years to be exact – see calculation above.)
Precession of the Equinoxes
Since the rotation axis precesses in space, the orientation of the Celestial Equator also precesses with the same period. This means that the position of the equinoxes is changing slowly with respect to the background stars. This ‘precession of the equinoxes’ means that the right ascension & declination of objects changes very slowly over a 25,920year period. This effect is negligibly small for casual observing, but is an important correction for precise observations.
Dawning of the Age of Aquarius (In ~ 50yrs)
Presently, the vernal equinox is in ‘Pisces’ & slowly approaching à ‘Aquarius’
In about ~ 50 years, the ‘Age of Aquarius’ (celebrated in the musical ‘Hair’) will commence.
A ‘New-Age’ epoch will begin, when according to astrological mysticism; there will be
an awakening in humanity; with unusual harmony & understanding in the world.
We can certainly use a dose of harmony & understanding in today’s world.
What is the Aquarian Age?
According to Eva S. Dowling <https://ocoy.org/original-christianity/the-aquarian-gospel/> “…. the human race is to-day standing upon the cusp of the Piscean-Aquarian ages. Aquarius is an air sign and the New Age is already noted for remarkable inventions for the use of air, electricity, magnetism etc. Men navigate the air as fish do the sea, and send their thoughts spinning around the world with the speed of light. The word ‘Aquarius’ is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water. ‘Aquarius’ is the water bearer; hence the symbol of the sign which is the eleventh sign in the Zodiac, is a man carrying in his right hand a pitcher of water.
The Master (Jesus) referred to the beginning of the Aquarian Age in these words:
‘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.’ . (Aquarian Gospel 157: 29, 30)
The Aquarian Age is pre-eminently a spiritual age and the spiritual side of the great lessons that Jesus gave to the world may now be comprehended by multitudes of people, for the many are now coming into an advanced stage of spiritual consciousness; so with much propriety, this book is called: The Aquarian (or Spiritual) Gospel of Jesus, the Christ.’ —Dan Costian. (PhD) https://dancostian.com/biography.html
1. Before the Aquarian Age dawns, the earth will encounter major upheavals & disasters in the next few decades – either natural or populace created – as recent events on the planet have indicated. There are more and bigger changes predicted for the near future; in the present ‘Kali Yage’ (i.e., Age of Darkness).
2. This compilation is in answer to many Parsee’s who erroneously believe that on ‘Fasli Navroz’ –sunrise is always in the constellation of Aries, which is incorrect.
© E. Kanga. March 2012.*
Sunrise on 21st March –Vernal Equinox– in the Constellation of ‘Pisces’ in the North Hemisphere. (E.K. 2019)