Category: Aquarius

So we’re now in Aquarius season: a sign associated with engineers, collaboration, vision, civilisation …. and cross dressing. Delve into the world of Aquarius here!

Happy Chinese New Year!
This is my piece for the upcoming issue of Infinity Astrology Magazine.  I’m writing this from a high-rise in the centre of Hong Kong, overlooking the dancing lights of Kowloon, which reflect and refract in the waters of the straits. It’s been quite a week here because we’re in the run up to [...]
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The Magic Window
Commuters on a Train — Cyril Power[/caption] I grew up in a country where it was unusual, on public transport, to see people reading anything other than a smudged newspaper. I moved to London, where inside the bright-lit tube trains, a colourful collage of hundreds of paper covers made a [...]
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Astrology of Now: Perfect Legs
When the planet of disco balls and silver suits, that is Uranus, dances in perfect time with that stately waltzer Saturn, you know you’re in a peculiarly potent sort of season. Of course, Uranus and Saturn have been doing this all summer from early Taurus and Capricorn respectively. This [...]
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Generation K
“I had expected that technology would be core to the identity of the cohort I call Generation K—young people aged 13 to 20 years old, born between 1995 and 2002, ” writes Professor Noreena Hertz in The New York Times.  You’d be right, Prof, because you’ve chosen the [...]
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Comedians: Flights of Fancy, Saying the Unsayable and the Inner Savage
Danny Kaye had a Sun-Uranus conjunction in Capricorn. I read a post over at Libra Seeking Balance this week which reminded me that Uranus + Mercury = funny. Now I can vouch for this personally since I live with the funniest man I could find, and he has Merc + Uranus on the Ascendant. [...]
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Father Sun Marries Mother Moon in Summer
The creatures of the Zodiac cavort in a loop through the sky that takes us from midwinter to midsummer and back again. We are used to thinking of them as starting with Aries the Ram and ending with Pisces, the Fishes. But there is another way of ordering the Zodiac that can help you to […]
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Aquarius The Engineer & Civilisation
Roman aqueduct, Segovia, Spain. In the first century AD, Rome’s 11 aqueducts delivered tons of fresh water to the one million citizens who thronged the capital of of the world’s biggest empire. Without those aqueducts and the giant cisterns that held fresh water, there would have [...]
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12 Ways To Embrace Mars in Virgo
The action planet Mars has slowly toiled backwards through Virgo for months, but now there is only one more week to go. He turns on the 14th. Then we’ll still have another two months of Mars in Virgo as he makes his way back through almost the entire sign. On July 4, he moves into […]
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Harry Potter Astrology: Hogwarts and the Four Fixed Signs
Ron (Pisces), Hermione (Virgo, obviously) and Harry (Leo) I’m afraid that my entire family is so gripped by Harry Potter frenzy that it’s quite hard to think of anything else. We started reading it together last winter and now we’re are just finishing the sixth book. If ever [...]
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Math Cat
Heart is a Scorpio. My five year old loves our cat, but her idea of bonding with him is a little unusual. I came upon her yesterday talking to him. “What’s two plus three?” The cat said purr. “Very good. Now, what’s five plus four?” Purr. “No silly, [...]
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Valentine’s Day, Aquarius and the Goddess of Marriage
I’ve always thought it more than a little ironic that the day of the year designated for lovers is February 14. After all the Sun is in Aquarius – and Aquarius, as we all know is cool, calm, friendly, intelligent, rational. But passionate? Romantic? Heart-broken? Love-struck? Frenzied? [...]
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Art and Astrology: Aquarian Self-portraits
Aquarius is the sign of the avant-garde – and who could be more emblematic of the avant garde than Edouard Manet. Some of his paintings are still kind of shocking when you think about it. Dejeuner sur L’Herbe scandalised Paris when it was exhibited in 1863. You can see why. What’s [...]
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2011: Springtime of the Peoples
Set during the Paris uprising of 1848, Flaubert’s novel Sentimental Education explores lessons in love and friendship. It was published some 20 years after the events. I’ve been thinking about the planet Neptune’s ingress into Pisces a lot over the past year.  This will [...]
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Egypt: Your Enemy is in the Mirror
Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, assassinated in 1981. Astrology tells us that the assassination of President Anwar Sadat back in 1981 links to the current riots in Cairo. How so?Read on and find out.But let me begin at the beginning.I’ve just had some correspondence about national [...]
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Aquarius: Boys Will Be Girls
Dame Edna (aka Barry Humphries) (17 Feb 1934) Sometimes the pictures tell the story. Need I say more, my cheeky water-bearing friends? If you can find any more cross-dressing Aquarians, do tell me. Jack Lemmon ( 8 Feb 1925) in Some Like It Hot.   Eddie Izzard. You can always tell by  the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fresh Starts
Winter aconite photo: Martin Olsson Wikimedia Commons On a crisp winter day, when the frost-rimed grass beneath your hooves crunches and the sunlight lies palely on green branches, and the air is still, think of the life waiting to burst out of the earth, think of the sap in the tree, think of [...]
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A God for Every Sign – yay
I find reading old astrology books a very good way to get to sleep. Dane Rudhyar is marvellously soporific. I hope some of it will filter into my dreams, and be reborn as a brilliant insight. Last night I turned to CEO Carter, who is an old stand-by in the wee small hours. And in […]
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