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The Transition to the New Age
by Dane Rudhyar, 1969

First published under the title
Birth Patterns for
a New Humanity

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    Where Do We Stand Today?

    1. Three Centuries of Crisis
    2. Planetary Cycles
    3. Cycles of Relationship

    4. Stars, Constellations and Signs of the Zodiac
    5. From Buddha to Christ
    6. The Structure of the Piscean Age
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    7. At the Gates of the New Age
    8. The Aquarius-Leo Age

    9. The Zodiacal Earth-Field
  10. As We Face the Future


The Structure of the Piscean Age - 7

XII. 1882 to 2162 AD
During such a twelfth House period a double process operates more or less inevitably. On the one hand, the "karma" of the failures of the past (the sins of omission as well as of commission) is being precipitated along the lines long set by the momentum of ancient deeds and perversions; while on the other hand, this is the "seed period" during which the patterns of thought, feeling and behavior which will structure the coming Aquarian Age are being formed, focused within and released through the minds of a number of "seed men" in all fields of human activity.
      As we are living now during this period and therefore we are most concerned with its meaning, an entire chapter will be devoted to it. Actually these 180 years constitute only the larger part of the period of transition between the Piscean and the Aquarian Ages; for, according to the ancient theory of cycles, such a transition should be said to last the final tenth part of the whole cycle. In this case, this means a 216 year period. If the Piscean Age ends around 2062, this transition period began in or around 1846. We could make it start in 1844, the time of the beginning of what is now known as the Bahai Faith, the first world-religion actually to promote in a most definite and concrete manner a World Order embracing the whole of humanity without any distinction of color, class, caste, religion, culture, or even sex. But we should not forget that the Communist Manifesto appeared in 1848 at the time of a revolutionary upsurge in Europe; and I shall tentatively show how it is possible to consider the Bahai World-Order and World-Communism as the twofold polarization spiritual and materialistic of the inevitable planet-wide trend toward a global society; the first polarity being founded on universal Love, all-inclusive harmony and revealed "Truth"; the second, on violence, and the use of deceit and hatred as instruments of policy. Thus the year 1846, mid-way between 1844 and 1848 could be very significant.
      It is certainly most significant to the astrologer, for Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Galle in Berlin. And Neptune is now believed to "rule" the zodiacal sign, Pisces. Thus the discovery of Neptune coincided with the beginning of the "seed period" concluding the Piscean Age, bringing, as it were, to the collective consciousness of mankind the announcement of the "consummatum Est" the last words of Jesus on the Cross.

By permission of Leyla Rudhyar Hill
Copyright © 1969 by Dane Rudhyar
and Copyright © 2001 by Leyla Rudhyar Hill
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