PART II of AQUARIUS the Water Bearer
January 21st -February 19th
How to Recognize AQUARIUS cont.
“Uranus makes him a natural rebel who instinctively feels that all old customs are wrong, and that drastic alteration and revolutionary change is what the world and people need (although if he’s in politics, he’s clever enough not to broadcast his views prematurely and spoil his strategy).
To this end, Aquarians are always analyzing situations, friends and strangers. It can be disturbing when they start asking point blank questions, with a bare minimum of tact, as they probe into the heart of your private feelings. When they discover the puzzle wasn’t so complex after all, they become bored, sometimes even upset. Nothing is more insulting than to have an Aquarian tire of his game of microscopic examination and turn to the next interesting person, just when he’s convinced you he thinks you are the most important human being on earth. It stings.
Despite their fixation on friendship, Aquarians don’t have many intimates. They seek quantity rather than quality in their associations, and they seldom settle down to a steady relationship for more than a limited period. There’s too much to discover around the next corner to remain tied to one or two friendships exclusively. It does little good to make an emotional appeal to such an impersonal nature, but if you touch the heart of an Aquarian (which is not the same thing as mere emotions), he’ll usually get off his bicycle and come back to see what he might have missed.
A peculiar sort of isolation hangs over the Uranian, and he’s often misunderstood by mankind. That’s because man-kind hasn’t yet caught up with the Aquarian Utopia. Since the water bearer lives in the future, coming back only briefly to the present, he can seem just plain pixilated to the more mundane souls. He senses this, and it deepens his sense of isolation. But just because others can’t keep up with him is no reason in his opinion to go backwards. So he wanders among his lonely clouds, while we mere mortals wonder what he’s doing way out there. Astrology teaches us that “As the Aquarian thinks, so will the world think in fifty years.” This Sun sign is known as the sign of genius, and so it is, since over seventy percent of the people in the Hall of Fame are either Sun Aquarians or have Aquarian ascendants. On the other hand, a substantially high percentage of those confined in mental institutions, or who drop in for regular couch sessions with an analyst, are also Aquarians. There’s a fine line, they say, between genius and insanity, and your Uranian friends can sometimes make you wonder which side of the line they’re on. A great deal of the confusion is due to man’s tendency to belittle his prophets.
Uranians are a curious mixture of cold, practicality and eccentric instability, and they seem to have an instinctive empathy with the mentally disturbed. It’s a curious fact that almost any Aquarian can substantially reduce the anxiety of the insane simply by talking to them quietly. He has a marvelous knack for calming hysterical people and soothing frightened children. Is it because of his own thinly-covered, highly acute nervous system that he has such deep understanding?
The Aquarian outlook is so broad that you’ll seldom find one who is prejudiced, unless there are severe planetary influences in the natal chart. Even then, he’ll be deeply shocked when his prejudice is pointed out. The brotherhood instinct is so strong in him that when a rare Aquarian is guilty of being intolerant, he’s not only unaware of it, he hates the label. Ordinarily, everyone is his brother or sister. Don’t try to interrupt his solitude. When he wants to be alone, he wants to be alone, but he hasn’t retired from the mainstream permanently, even if he does take a sudden Uranus notion to get an unlisted phone number. He can never renounce people for long. Ignore him and he’ll soon be walking around town on those home-made stilts, as alert and inquisitive as ever.” (from Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs)
…TO BE CONTINUED…