I noticed that a lot of bloggers are either celebrating or announcing their birthdays this month or next month. My daughter and I happens to have our birthdays a day apart and right in the middle of January 20 and February 18. If your birth anniversary falls between these dates, then you are an Aquarian. Before you say anything, I want to make it clear that I don’t believe in horoscopes, as if our destiny is written in the stars. But I do believe that heavenly bodies, just like lunar tides, affect the mental and physical state of each one of us. Each zodiac sign is assign a dominant planet and considered by astrologers to be our “peak” (active, prolific what ever) when that planet is in alignment with its designated sign. Astrologers also believe that individuals have either “high” or “low” zodiac signs. For example, you are a “low” Aquarian if you are born between the dates I mentioned above yet possesses characteristic which are “un-Aquarian”. Maybe, your “real” sign is either a Capricorn or a Pisces. On the other hand, you are a “high” Aquarian if you manifest most of the characteristics below:
Positive Traits:Strong-willed, original, innovative, inventive, observant, unprejudiced, objective, idealistic, humane, sociable, loyal to friends, free-spirited, independent, individualistic, intelligent, curious and seeks mental challenge.
Negative Traits:Detached or aloof, impersonal, opinionated, stubborn, rebellious, conceited, does not share inner feelings and unwillingness to abide with rules or authority.
Quirks:Unpredictable, eccentric and unconventional.
It was said that Aquarian traits personifies humanity.
The Age of AquariusSome historians attached significance to zodiac signs. They believed human history is a cycle of events that keeps repeating itself, where each stage or “Age” is an unavoidable episode of human unmaking. They said this cycle has been going on for the last 3,000 years of human history, and believed, we are now in the middle of the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius is said to be of “enlightenment”. During this period, discoveries, inventions and ideas prosper and it will last for 280 years. Science will break the bondage of religion and its child, technology, will help humankind for better or for worst, good or bad.
Come to think of it, I find some truth in this postulation. A lot of discoveries were made, a lot of inventions were built and a lot of ideas were formulated in the last part of the 19th until the end of the 20th century. Electricity was discovered, computers were invented and humans made footprints on the moon. In the political front, we experimented with fascism and communism. Music and arts were radicalized and a lot of individuals with innovative ideas were born within these centuries. Slavery is a thing of the past and we learn to see the person and not the color of the skin. We learn to accept differences. Cultures and languages are no longer barriers. Little by little, inch by inch, we are getting there. It may take another cycle or more, but eventually all humans will be Aquarians.
To end this, allow me to be nostalgic and listen to this song of the ‘60s.
I dedicate this song to all bloggers who at one time in their life was a flower child.