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January 20, 2005

Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Have you ever wondered about the lyrics in "The Age of Aquarius" song by The 5th Dimension?

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars

Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding

No more falsehoods or derisions

Golden living dreams of visions

Mystic crystal revelation

And the mind's true liberation

Aquarius! Aquarius!

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!
Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in

The sun shine in
Let the sun shine,
Let the sun shine in
The sun shine in
etc.


The question of whether we have entered the Age of Aquarius is still being debated amongst astrologers.

What we do know is that
the 5th Dimension didn't consult with astrologers when they created these beautiful lyrics. An astrologer would have told them their lyrics were nonsensical. That the Moon is in the 7th house on a daily basis for any given location. And Jupiter aligns with Mars a few times each year.

Maybe the 5th Dimension didn't feel the need to consult astrologers on this. Maybe they used a higher level of knowledge about the cosmos than we can glean with our current understanding of astrology . Possibly a clue as to when we will see the dawning of the Age of Aquarius is buried right there in the lyrics after all; when we "let the sun shine in."

Want to hear this song? Click to get it from Apple's iTunes:

Let the Sunshine In (Reprise)

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The image above is of our galactic neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Source: the Hubble Heritage Team