Age of Aries



Definition: [Astrological Ages] The period of time during which the Vernal Equinox Point is to be seen, from Earth, against the stars of the constellation of Aries. [See Astrological Age for more details.]

When was the Most Recent Age of Aries? The Vernal Equinox Point could be seen against the constellation of Aries from about 1875 BC and left Aries to move into Pisces in about 100 BC, using modern constellation boundaries. The modern Aries-Pisces boundary seems to coincide quite well with the one that astrologers of the time used.

It is only towards the end of the Age of Aries, that astrlogers would have reccognised the Zodiac Constellation of Aries. To the earlier Babylonians who began to define the Solar Zodiac on the Zodiac Wheel, this sign was that of the Babylonian constellation Luhunga [LU.HUN.GA in Sumerian script], the Hired Man, menaing a worker on the land.

the moons orbit in comparison to the ecliptic, one is tilted at 5 degrees relative to the other


The Vernal Equinox Point in the Constellation of Aries

The Vernal Equinox Point in 1000 BC in the Constellation of Aries.

An Astrological Age...

1:   Astrological Ages: Frequently asked Questions [FAQ] 
3:   An Astrological Age... [A Zodiac Age] 
3a:   Age of Taurus 
3b:  Age of Aries 
3c:  Age of Pisces 
3d:  Age of Aquarius 
3e:  A New Age 

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