> Good point. The Age of a zodiac sign reoccurs
> around every 25920 years So multiples of that will
> give clues further back in time. Aquarius, the
> water bearer, symbolises knowledge being poured on
> the World, certainly a protector of mankind.Pisces
> precedes Aquarius. Going back to the last time we
> were at this point in Ages takes us to 23,901 BC
> so back another cycle is somewhat in your time
> frame.Just a thought.
It is my understanding that to determine the zodiacal age, you look due East one hour prior to sunrise on the equinox. Here, I’ve looked at the March equinox. Having read up on precession, I expected to find Aquarius rising prior to the sun every 25,900 years.
However, when I investigate with Stellarium that isn’t what I find. We are in the age of Pisces today and will be heading into Aquarius shortly - there are multiple interpretations possible but the most common appears to be in the year 2160 CE. When I look at that age of Aquarius in Stellarium, I find it easier to see around the year 2,500 CE and it clearly is Aquarius due East not PSA. Below you can clearly see PSA due East. PSA would be directly under the boat in the Egyptian star lore image.
When I look in the year -43500 + 25,900 or -17,600 astronomy then I find Aquarius not due East but due West one hour before sunrise. Aquarius appears due East again around 2,500 CE which is not a full precessional cycle. Therefore there is either a problem with my method, a bug in Stellarium or another explanation that I don’t yet understand.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23-Sep-19 00:56 by engbren.