We have just entered the Age of Aquarius. If this were the Age of Leo, we would be able to wait for that messianic and charismatic leader who would guide and help us all. Aquarius, however, instructs us not to rely on one leader but on the power of the group.
In a world in which physical matter is fleeting and ephemeral, and the subsequent reality belongs to the spiritual realm, the conscious human being faces life like a battle, fought in order to move on toward the spiritual plane, where the soul is immortal. Such was the Toltec view.
That which we call ‘reality’ is a dream of consensus, a dream that we share, as when we hold each other’s hands in a circle to dance. Before we can change reality, we must understand the elusive nature of that dream.
The Toltecayotl symbolizes the ‘balance between the spiritual and material aspects of the world, as well as the intuitive and the rational. This is expressed through the ‘harmonic encounter’ of four butterflies. As the butterflies take flight, the divine breath from the center detaches the spirit from its earthly bonds in order to lift it up to heaven.
Time flows like a spiral, creating circles that don't determine our actions but do influence us. Amongst these cycles we find an equivalent to the solar year, to the four seasons, to the lunar month, to the day and even to the hour. We shall now examine the nature of these cycles.