Age of Aquarius

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Age of Aquarius

  1. (astrology) A historical period corresponding to the astrological sign of Aquarius, concerning the timing of which (past, present, or future) there is a wide range of views.
    • 1954 April 5, Robert Wallace, “Stargazer for Stars: Astrologer Richter does Hollywood's forecasts”, in Life, volume 36, number 14, retrieved 24 October 2013, page 155:
      In 1904 we entered the Age of Aquarius, which will last another 2,000 years and will be an age of joy, of science and accomplishment, focused on the life of Christ.
    • 1963, Natalie N. Banks, The Golden Thread: The Continuity of Esoteric Teaching, →ISBN (1999 reprint), p. 39 (Google preview):
      The unprecedented close grouping of seven planets in the sign of Aquarius at the time of the new moon of February 1962; an astronomical formation considered by some astrologers to mark the beginning of earth's entry into the Age of Aquarius.
  2. (informal) The period, roughly from the mid-1960s to the early-1970s, when New Age culture and the hippie movement were at their peaks, associated with belief in enhanced spiritual enlightenment, universal love, and personal liberation.
    • 2002 November 24, Mitchell Owens, “Style: Still Groovy After All These Years”, in New York Times, retrieved 24 October 2013:
      From his funnel-shaped Cone Chair to a round television that dangled from the ceiling like a giant white eyeball, the Danish architect and designer's work was consciously directed at the free-love set, transporting the politics, passions and polymorphous sexuality of the Age of Aquarius into innocent living rooms across the globe.