On the 21st of December, 2012 the world was supposed to end. At least according to the popular belief and a series of Hollywood apocalypse blockbusters.
The world ended indeed. However, not in the literal sense (obviously!), but in the figurative one. This was the end of the old epoch and beginning of the new one. The Maya civilization foresaw not the end of the world, but the change of the epochs. Perhaps someone was just lost in translation? 🙂
We know that the Earth not only rotates around the Sun, but also spins around its own axis. This axis in turn moves slowly along a cone trajectory (making a vortex) completing one revolution in 25920 years. During its revolution the axis passes through 12 zodiacal constellations.
Imagine a clock-face with 12 zodiacal constellations instead of 12 hours. Every cosmic hour equals 2160 years and means change of the preceding constellation. Such hour when the Earth is at one constellation is called an epoch.
Around 2000 years ago the epoch of Pisces started. One manifestation of this was the foundation of Christianity. As we all know, Pisces became the symbol of Jesus Christ.
In 2012 the epoch of Pisces was replaced by the epoch of Aquarius. The pre-conditions of the change were also visible in the New Age movement that boomed in the 1970’s, and in the profound civilizational crisis (not only economic one as we are told) that marked the transition of the centuries.
The new epoch implies changes both in the world view and activities of an individual and the mankind in general, drastic transformations in the society, economics, politics and culture. Like any new epoch, this will be the time of unprecedented technological, societal and spiritual development. The contours of the brave new world are already visible now.
Is this change for the better? Well, many voices believe so. After all, it depends on us whether we can make this world a better place.