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The 107 Years’ Cycle in 2007

Jan 01, 2007 05:47 AM
by carlosaveline

Writing in 1887, Helena P. Blavatsky gives  the dates and duration of recent astrological ages, indicating that the year 1900 was to be  the starting point for the new Aquarian Age.  
HPB  wrote that “one of the several remarkable cycles” coming to a close in the end of 19th century was “the Messianic cycle of the Samaritan (also Kabalistic) Jews of the man connected with Pisces”.  And she explained: “It is a cycle, historic and not very long, but very occult, lasting about 2,155 solar years, but having a true significance only when computed by lunar months. It occurred  [in] 2410 and 255 B.C., or when the equinox entered into the sign of the Ram, and again into that of Pisces”.  (1)  
Geoffrey Barborka commented her statement: 
“Since 2155 years is the time-period for the duration of each of the cycles of the age of Aries and Pisces, and as the Piscean age began in 255 B.C., the date of the beginning of the Aquarian age is 1900 A.D.” (2) 
HPB saw that the expansion of higher mind brought about by the new age would be  dramatically painful at first.  
She added, referring to the equinox:  
“When it enters, in a few years, the sign of Aquarius, psychologists will have extra work to do, and the psychic idiosyncrasies of humanity will enter into a great change.”  
In another text, this one  dated September 1888, HPB gave similar indications as to 1900, and revelead that September is the crucial month in counting years with  regard to occult  Ages:
“In its ceaseless and, also, too rapid flight along the path of Eternity, Time has taken one mighty stride more: a step of twelve months’ duration toward the last day of our present age; also of the lives of many of us within, and of all of us beyond—the ultimate frontier of our senile century. In twelve years more the curtain will have dropped, shutting out the footlights from the actors and all the latter from the public view . . . . .   It is only then that many a scene enacted in the sad drama of life, and many an hitherto misunderstood attitude of some of the chief actors in that Mystery of the Age called Theosophy and its Societies, will appear in its true light.” (3) 
By writing in 1888 and referring to “twelve years”,  she w as clearly meaning the year 1900 as the line between the two ages. 
The transition of astrological ages is a complex process, though, and its effects may take a few hundred years to become perfectly visible. One of the occult time-cycles mentioned in the Mahatma Letters corresponds to 107 years (4), and only in 2007 we will complete this first and smaller cycle since the beginning of Aquarian age.  
The karma of this initial period of time can be expected to be processed and adjusted in 2007-2008. 
The 21st century is a strong numerological figure which equals 3 times 7 –  and HPB made a bright prophetical statement as to the karmic content  of this period:  
“(...) Error is powerful only on the surface, prevented as she is by Occult Nature from going any deeper; for the same Occult Nature encircles the whole globe, in every direction, leaving not even the darkest corner unvisited. And, whether by phenomenon or miracle, by spirit-hook or bishop’s crook, Occultism must win the day, before the present era reaches “Sani’s (Saturn’s) triple septenary of the Western cycle in Europe, in other words – before the end of the twenty-first century ‘A.D.’.” (5)  
Strong words, indeed,  and the fact that HPB mentions Saturn in these lines is not entirely casual. From an astrological point of view, Saturn is the stern Master of the lower quaternary or basic self in human beings. That is not a problem, though. The upper triad or spiritual soul has nothing to lose from the slow, powerful  movements of that planetary spirit whose physical vehicle was called by  Camille Flammarion the “marvel of the solar system”.  
When we think of this planet –  with 34   moons and seven rings according to present-day astronomical data (6)  –  we must bear in mind that  there’s a great difference between  its body and its  spirit. 
HPB wrote: 
“Saturn, ‘the father of Gods’ must not be confused with its namesake – the planet of the same name (...) . The two –  though in one sense identical, as are, for instance, physical man and his soul – must be separated in the question of worship.” (7)  
So the material planet Saturn is the vehicle of the mythological Saturn. Although there is a clear difference between material and spiritual aspects of this planet, the interaction between them is very much like the relationship  between physical man and his soul.  This is the planet of Karma, and co-regent of Aquarius Sign and Age. 
Regards,   Carlos 
(1) “Collected Writings of H.P.B.”, TPH, India, Volume VIII, p. 174, footnote.    
(2) “Secret Doctrine Questions & Answers”,  by Geoffrey Barborka, Wizards Bookshelf, San Diego, USA, 2003, 197 pp., see p. 100.  
(3) “Ever Onward”, a subtitle in “Notes from an Unpopular Philosopher” “Lucifer”, September 1888, and “Collected Writings”, H.P. Blavatsky, TPH, 1988, volume 10, p. 97.  
(4)  See the last paragraphs of Letter 48 (chronological edition, TPH,  Philippines) –  or  Letter 47 in the   non–chronological editions of  “The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett”  (TPH-Adyar or TUP-Pasadena). It’s page 272 in the T.U.P. edition.  
(5)  “Collected Writings of H.P.B.”,  TPH, India, volume XIV, p. 27.
(6) “Astronomy” monthly magazine, USA,  July 2006, p. 32. 
(7) “Collected Writings”, H.P.B., TPH, India, volume XIV, p. 334. 

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