By Susan Vega, Astrologer

Asclepius and HygeiaAsclepius the God of medicine, healing, rejuvenation, and physicians. He was the grandson of Jupiter and the father of Hygeia. He was trained by Chiron. His symbol is the rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, which remains a symbol of medicine today.

Asclepius was the son of Apollo and, according to the earliest accounts, a mortal woman named Coronis. When she displayed infidelity by sleeping with a mortal named Ischys, Apollo came to know this with his prophetic powers and killed Ischys. Coronis was killed by Artemis for being unfaithful to Apollo and was laid out on a funeral pyre to be consumed by fire, but Apollo rescued the child by cutting him from Coronis’s womb.

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By Susan Vega

There is a huge overlap between ages.  A lot of different dates are believed to be the beginning of the age of Aquarius. The Renaissance times in 1436, was a time of learning and had many advances in art and architecture as well as literature. It was a rebellion against the church, freedom to think for yourself. The freedom-loving 1960s was certainly a rebellion against accepted conservative norms. Free love, drugs, and rock & roll. That free love later came with a price tag on the toe when the AIDS pandemic spread around the world. Also, the end of the Mayan calendar in 2000 is thought to be a new age. The 2040s has been discussed as the start point as well. These are some of the theories. I won’t delve into the differences between the ages other than to say Pisces was the age of going on faith. Aquarius will be an age of change, reason, scientific discovery, networking, and communication advances.

Currently, we’ve seen another Aquarian concept of rebellion. People want freedom at any cost. Even if they have to sacrifice their lives by not adhering to pandemic protocols. Aquarius highlights the needs of the group over the individual’s personal needs. To achieve their goals. they unite. These groups can sometimes manifest in ugly gangs.

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