The December 21st 2012 end of the world scenario obviously garnered interest around the world. As the graph for this blog indicates, interest over the two days (due to shifting time zones) reflect December 21st at different parts of the world.
Why were so many people affected by such spurious claims about the end of the world? It’s all due to the fact that the most important zodiacal sign in our part of the Aquarian age is actually Pisces, the sign of the previous age. When the Pisces age came to an end in c.1433 AD, it was at its greatest strength, and like a wave washes over the new Aquarian age which is like a newborn infant (see Is the Aquarian Age Like a Block of Granite? ). It will take until around 2500 AD before Aquarius can significantly begin to push Pisces aside. In the whole approximate 26,000 years cycle of the Great Year, the period 1433 to 2148 AD will be the time of greatest strength for Pisces (see Aquarius in Pisces Sheep Clothing). Pisces is strongly associated with end-of-the-world scenarios, delusion, deception, deceit, fantasy and general lack of clarity plus self-made destruction. Pisces rules belief-system, and does not care if these belief-systems are based on religion, politics or whatever. People prefer to believe in their beliefs than in reality when Pisces is strong. This is why many people who believe in the love of God one way, will kill other people who believe the love of God manifests differently. The world depends upon superficiality, fashion and smoke-and-mirrors under Pisces.
In a Pisces environment, it is not surprising that some delusional self-seeking publicist will claim the Mayans predicted the end-of-the-world on 21 December 2012. The reason why so many people were affected by this delusion, is that at this time of the cycle of the Great Year, people in general prefer delusion. Delusion is so comforting because you can mould it whatever way you want. Under Pisces you can develop whatever belief system you like, then pretend this belief system came from God, the cosmic force… whatever. This is why the US Civil War of the 19th century was actually a religious war as one side claimed God did not like slavery while the other side believed God supported slavery. Many US politicians treat capitalism as if it was God-given perfect way to run the world’s economy.
Many people sensibly treated the Mayan end-of-the-world with a party. Fortunately we are coming near the end of the Pisces at full throttle as it shifts down a gear over the next 150 years. For anyone born after 1940, including the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Gen Y and whatever comes next have never experienced a serious hit of Aquarius, even though we have been in the Aquarian age since 1433 AD. This anomaly will be rectified soon. Between 2015 and 2025 (and especially the peak of the bell curve 2017 – 2022) Aquarius will be in serious self-promotion mode as the Aquarian age passes over an Aquarian sub-period within the Aquarian age – creating a small Aquarius hot-spot. We are heading towards very interesting times from the astrological perspective and the world is actually on the cusp of the most dynamic and progressive developments not seen in the world for over 7,000 years and linked to the coming Aquarius hotspot commencing in 2015 (see A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making )
Every one of us will experience the end-of-the-world when it is the end of our life. This life is a gift, this world is a gift and the universe is a gift. Reality dictates that we should experience primarly the fact we are surrounded by gifts not of our making. The only real response to the gifts that have been bestowed upon us is one of gratitude. If the world was orientated towards gratitude rather than delusional belief systems that ultimately are based on projecting our greatness (‘I live in the best country in the world’ is one of them) – the world may be a very different place. Just because the dominant paradigm in the world is currently Pisces-delusion, that does not mean as individuals we have to be locked into this fashionable stupidity.
For a comprehensive understanding of the astrological ages, see: http://www.macro-astrology.com