Age of Aquarius

I love the song ‘Age of Aquarius’ by ‘The 5th Dimension’.

One of the verses –

Harmony and understanding

Sympathy and trust abounding

No more falsehoods or derisions

Golden living dreams of visions

Mystic crystal revelation

And the minds true liberation has the following –

The Age of Aquarius is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation. Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth’s slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average (26,000 year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years). In popular culture, the Age of Aquarius refers to the advent of the New Age movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

I was part of this ‘New Age Movement’; I was born in the 1960s and lived in the 1970s.  What was this ‘New Age Movement’ all about?  Was it about wars, drugs, sex, social unrest, more wars, more drugs and more sex?  Or per the website, does it mean the following –

The Aquarian Age will be dominated by networks, and information. The key phrase for this age is “Be to be.” The key to the astrological sign Aquarius is “I know.” This is the age of information. Nothing is secret anymore. All information is available at your fingertips. Where the Piscean age was organized in a vertical, up and down structure of hierarchies, the Aquarian Age is organized in a horizontal network, opening the world up to true equality. During this age, the focus is no longer on your identity and existence (“to be or not to be”), but on accepting yourself as a whole person (“be to be”) who does not need to believe in something outside of yourself.

I made the mistake of performing additional research on the meaning of the ‘Age of Aquarius’ and ‘New Age Movement’; let’s just say there is way too many theories and explanations on this subject to be a part of this post.

My theory is the ‘Age of Aquarius’ is a fantastic song.

My explanation is ‘The 5th Dimension’ performed this song knowing it would be used in the great rock musical ‘Hair’.

That simple!

Who needs religion, cults and astrologers to explain this theory to me?  After all, I am part of the ‘New Age Movement’, and I have accepted myself as a whole person.

I hope you enjoy this song and video as much as I do!

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