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Nothing in this tract is based on a belief in astrology; however, we must first lay the necessary foundation for the universal calendar [on the title page] of all prophetic events, and most especially Bible prophecies.

There is likely little disagreement among laymen, scientists and astrologers that we are presently near the end of the Piscean Age (though some may wince at the terminology). This is determined quite scientifically by 'precession' a process by which the Earth's polar axis inscribes a circle on the northern sky due to a bit of 'wobbling' (much as a child's toy top does just prior to falling over):
emblematic view of 'precession'In one 'age' the 'wobbling' pole traverses a thirty degree arc, or,
hypothetically one complete sign of the 'Zodiac'. (In reality the circle
of fixed stars do not lend themselves to such neat divisions).

It can be accepted that Our Lord Jesus Christ began his ministry early
in the Piscean Age (while the polar axis is inclining towards this 30º
portion of the sky) hence, some believe, the association of early
Christianity with the symbol of the fish. It can also be accepted that
we are now on the threshold of the Aquarian Age, when the north polar end of the Earth's axis will be pointing more towards that part of the heavens.
From Wikipedia:
imaginary view from outside the 'sphere' of space
The rotation axis of the Earth describes, over a period of 25,700 years, a small circle (blue) among the stars, centered on the ecliptic north pole (the blue E) and with an angular radius of about 23.4°, an angle known as the obliquity of the ecliptic. The direction of precession is opposite to the daily rotation of the Earth on its axis. The orange axis was the Earth's rotation axis 5,000 years ago, when it pointed to the star Thuban. The yellow axis, pointing to Polaris, marks the axis now.
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Still pictures like these are only first approximations as they do not take into account the variable speed of the precession, the variable obliquity of the ecliptic, the planetary precession (which is a slow rotation of the ecliptic plane itself, presently around an axis located on the plane, with longitude 174°.8764) and the proper motions of the stars.
Beyond this, agreement becomes questionable. For example, there is no fixed term in years for an 'age,' but scholars believe that it falls close to within 2,150 to 2,160 years. Likewise, there is no agreement about exactly when the Piscean Age supplanted the previous Age of Aries, but it is generally conceded that it was close to 150 B. C.

Adding 2,160 years to 150 B. C. yields the date 2010 A. D. This is likely very close to the actual date. As the calendar on the title page indicates, the Millennial Age should start close to Christmas in the year 2012 [modern calendar].

The ancient Mayan calendar sets the end of this 'cycle' as being quite close to the winter solstice of 2012 A. D. [modern calendar]. If an exact moment must be set, this writer is inclined to accept this date as satisfactory.

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