Happy Birthdays, Aquarians!
He will be missed. Jan 8, 1947 David Bowie was not your average Capricorn. Born at 9 AM (from him) Brixton, London, UK, he had a Leo Moon and Aquarius Ascendent. Ziggy Stardust was a natural aka name for him! The symbol for Aquarius is Ziggy, and Aquarius rules the Heavens, Stardust!
He lived up to his Ascendent. Aquarians are #1 as singers; he had a rare voice and used it uniquely. Per Wiki, in a 2014 analysis of 77 “top” artists’ vocal ranges, Bowie was 8th, just behind Christina Aguilera and just ahead of Paul McCartney. Aquarians live for enlivening, awakening, change, blazing trails into the formidable great Unknown! Aquarius is the last Air sign, rising above the general congregation of Souls. Air sign communicators are intelligent, quick on their feet, even brilliant! Aquarians research, then add their own notes, speculate on possibilities well beyond their time. At the very least it is entertaining, and often they are intuitively right – gifted with clairsentience!
Sun in Capricorn in the 12th House, Bowie was a talented composer Musician, often worked at Night. He has been referred to as a chameleon, I prefer to call him a Magician. His career was ‘marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.’ The 12th has to do with being visionary as well as our vision. An early injury left him with different color eyes with different size pupils. I interpret that to mean different ways of seeing the same thing at the same time, seeing differently than the average ways of seeing. This added to his unique Aquarian appearance.
With Moon, Saturn and Pluto, together in Leo, he was a superb performer, actor! With full heart he brought us the colors of the living brilliance of Aquarius! Sometimes the 7th house appears effeminate, beautiful. Coupled with his eccentric Aquarian freedom of expression, his sexuality was questioned, yet he met his match with his Somali-American model wife Iman! Capricorn’s, Saturn in the 7th house, are noted for long term commitments. They were married and survived scandals for 24 years! Iman’s birth time is not known, but they seemed well matched! Her chart
Mars with his Sun could be ferocious at times, exactly as Spirit intended. Mars is what’s new, so he often tried new things. For example, he was a fluent player of the keyboard, harmonica, saxophone, stylophone, viola, cello, koto, thumb piano, drums, and percussion. Though from many beginning failures, he made his ground! He became, IS still, a leader.
Typical Aquarian philanthropist, Bowie headlined global concert tours in support of many causes: Abuse, at Risk/Disadvantaged Youth, Children, Disaster Relief Education, Family/Parent, Support, Health, Human Rights, Hunger, Poverty, Weapons Reduction, Women. It is said Bowie and wife Iman remained up-to-date, endorsing as many foundations as they possibly could to improve the world.
An unforgettable 69 years. Powerful aspects took him on the next lap of his journey. Pluto, both Death and Resurrection, was at his Mars/Sun; Uranus was square them. Lazarus is truly a fitting name for his final muiscal! The world was shocked at the news of his passing. His passing was unique in that he made his final album and video, clearly about death, while he was secretly dying of Cancer. They were released on his birthday. He ‘spoke’ of death, gave his messages, said his farewells to all, a ‘parting gift’ to the world. On his Birthday he was on his feet, dressed to the Nines in a suit by New York designer Thom Browne, with a huge à la Bowie smile on his face, having his last photographs taken. He left us two days after his birthday, the day after a New Moon.
RIP David Bowie. Gentleman, creator, ferocious, courageous, the Ultimate!
See his chart! I speculate he was born at 8:53 AM, putting Venus in the 10th, 0 Aquarius ASC.
Aquarius 2016 Highlights!
Coming right up! FIVE planets + Moon in predawn sky Feb 1 to 6! Keep looking along the arc to see Jupiter above you! The best time to see the planets will be 45 mins (to catch Mercury) to an hour and a half before sunrise. The last time that all five visible planets appeared together was over 10 years ago, from December 15, 2004, to January 15, 2005! As EarthSky.org says: May you be blessed with clear skies!
Jan 20 Happy Birthdays, Aquarians!
Jan 23 Full Wolf Moon 5:46 PM Pacific at 3 Leo 29.
Venus into Capricorn
Jan 25 Happy Mercury DIRECT! 1:50 PM Pacific
Feb 2 Candlemas, Groundhog Day
Feb 8 New Moon 6:39 AM Pacific at 19 Aquarius 16
Chinese New Year of the Monkey!
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day
Feb 15 President’s Day
Feb 29 Leap Day! Babies born on 29 February are known as “leapers” or “leaplings”.
December, January, most of Feb, that is Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, there were/are no exact outer planet combinations.
- Uranus and Pluto continue in a close range square. Though no exact aspect will be formed again, the reminder of happenings since 2010 remain with us, many taking years to work through.
- Jupiter opposite Chiron, the first outer planet aspect of 2016 is close now! This second one is exact Feb 23, the day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon! This aspect starts the Jupiter/Chiron/ Uranus threesome that continues through September 2017! See more
- Chiron & Uranus continue in their many years long journey closely together in the background…. More….
2016 Outer Planet Transit Aspects with Aquarius!
Pluto is in mid Capricorn through 2017. Pluto is Scorpio’s planet and Capricorn, is a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. Aquarius is just a step away in the next sign. It is up to Capricorn to create a lasting foundation, platform, to support the risks that futurist Aquarians take for us. Cappies need to be sure there are windows for opportunity, there is freedom for invention, change is embraced for the upgrading of existing systems. It is up to Aquarius to request this support in a friendly manor, respectfully inviting Capricorn to share in the amazing benefits. Not only must Aquarians have their ideas, but use their genius to also collaborate to secure ways for them to be implemented! As part of our community, professional associations, worldwide networks, together, results can be phenomenal!
Neptune is in its own sign, still in the first third of Pisces. It is a water Planet in a water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Aquarius, is the sign behind, an air sign. Though a fixed sign, the air mass that surrounds our planet, and the heavens above that will always be there, electric Aquarius is considered to be unpredictable, its element Uranium unstable, sometimes explosive and shocking! Neptune and Pisces are considered mutable, moveable, also unpredictable, but not so obviously. Both subtle and sudden radical change are possible in the same moment. If you don’t like it you might call it insidious. If you were hoping and waiting, you would be cheering! Either way, there may be delicate moments, some better left alone, others long awaited turning points of compassion and understanding, insight and enlightenment!!!
Uranus is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Uranus is the planet of Aquarius and Aries is a sextile sign! Air feeds fire, and both love change NOW! Aries is one to one, often grassroots campaigns with an underdog champion! Aquarius takes the whole tribe, or gathers all the champions, makes an organization, declares a class action suit! Aquarians are looking for sweeping cultural change! With the pioneering high spirit of Aries and the brilliance of innovative Aquarius, there is inspiration in every moment! Media, Internet, education are a tremendous gateway. Young leaders are making a lasting difference!
Chiron is also in Pisces, soon to be in the last third of the sign. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business. Aquarius is redefining our relationships with each other – ie gay marriage rights, our concepts of spirituality, friendships are different with social media, we are truly becoming world citizens. Financial systems are more and more affected by world conditions. It becomes more important to help each other as what happens anywhere affects us all. Political and religious differences wreak havoc, yet many maintain a compassionate stance, accommodating as much as possible, supporting refugees from life threatening conditions. Given time, there will be more union though it is also the function of Evolution to have differences that enliven the process, shake us free from old ways.
Saturn is a third to half way through Sagittarius in 2016 as it retrogrades from 16 degrees back to 9 degrees. Factors in your chart from 9 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other, each three times! Saturn is Capricorn’s planet now, but was the old time ruler of Aquarius. Aquarius is still considered to be a cool sign, even uncaring when less personal, busy taking on the giant concepts of the Planet, steeped in its research and invention. Best to be on the same page with your mate, work together, have common goals! Saturn makes commitment to a visible purpose in Sagittarius, wants tangible results. Another fire and air combination. The Spirit of Sagittarius seeks a benevolent and most progressive outcome. It is thrilled to join Aquarius in taking it as far as they can go! It goes further yet since Saturn in Sag wants to be able to teach the process, spread the good word far and wide! Aquarius may have moved on to another venture, but the seeds it leaves behind are alive and well.
Jupiter in Virgo is quite ok with Aquarius inventing right and left, improving working conditions, implementing electronic efficiency systems, saving lives at the nursing station, offering inspiring planting information, sitting in on genius brainstorming! What is frustrating is that Aquarian independability when they are not on time or don’t show up, forgot, sorry, or their friends hang out and nothing, absolutely nothing, gets done. Aquarians know they can trust their Virgo friends to get the job done, but are generally not so enthralled with nattering over the teensiest details. It worked? Of course it worked! Great, next! Earthy Virgo can do the daily biz like a champ. Airy Aquarians were born to move about, follow fresh scent on the wind. They are easily bored and like new people, the more different the better, a challenge!
Jupiter in Libra (Sep 9) is SO social and so is Aquarius! Libra is more proper; Aquarius doesn’t care as long as you have something interesting to share! Jupiter wants to learn, and Aquarians have astonishing points of view, sometimes tumbling Jupiter from their opinions. Jupiter likes a good jaunt into the Future, and Aquarius was already there! Libra likes to keep a balance. If you look far enough, you will see that Aquarius, shocking at times, mightily disturbing the status quo, is actually on a trajectory designed to get you there. They don’t always know that themselves, but they really are on course, a kind of balance of their own. Libra can buffer the radical shifts. Aquarius keeps Libra from being complacent and staying too long in the peacekeeping mode. Divine excitement makes Librans dance on their beautiful toes, help forge a political and legal Path the changes need so they can happen! Aquarius, looking back, laughs with delight, at the edge of the next encounter!
Any of these factors may be activating other factors in your chart as well as your Sun. They may be difficult, may be rosy, maybe both! Check with your favorite astrologer for the whole picture!
See the 2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns! Make your changes count.
Aquarius ~ Like None Other!
There are a lot of Ex words, and many, meaning utterly and thoroughly, apply to Aquarius!
Exciting, exhibitionist. No rules apply to your Aquarian. They are spiritually genetically different under Heaven. You can never really know them because they change as you look at them. They are always becoming. It’s not a plan, it just happens and you happen to be there too. Without realizing, you change when they do, because you saw it! They prove we can all change with every breath! You may love them a few minutes, be a little scared sometimes. Who was that you married?! Really?! And you are never bored. As they skitter about, sometimes you connect, others you don’t. But there is freedom for both of you in the between spaces! Rest, time to think, feels good. They are lot to absorb, accept, in one neverending package. Fascinating.
Excellent, exemplary, exalted. That amazing brain and their wild card capability takes them to the highest places ~ research, invention, out of the box! They don’t hold back when someone tells them it isn’t regular, but are exultant in their pursuits because it’s not! Rebellion has its merits! When they are supposed to be at their award party, they forget to go because they are working on the next project, fully immersed, divining the details from the ethers.
Extraordinary, exceptional, exotic. Unique has meaning from weird to marvelous beyond words! The range of difference is extreme! There are otherwise non functional savants, to beings with so many skills it would take the rest of us several lifetimes to achieve them! Sometimes they look so different you would never miss them duck walking down the street in neon colors! Others are so ordinary appearing they are completely camouflaged among us. Being shocking is one of their favorite venues. Never underestimate your fellow.
Exchange, exclude. The learning curve when you are with an Aquarian is just about straight up! All aboard! You keep up or are left behind. Get what you can, thank your lucky stars for even a brief encounter. If you keep up, keep your eyes open wide and catch every molecule flying your way! Stardust is their element! They don’t really ever mean to be exclusive. It’s just that their ON button is ON! Air is their astrological medium, and they are the third, final, of the air signs, and they know how to breath in and let the air go right through them. They pick up all the nuances on the huge tide of Being, pull them together in a prescient framework of ideas. They have huge capacity, we call it intelligence, but it is even more than that mechanical function. They perceive what it means through the generations, where it is going.
Extrasensory, Exponential. The psychic skill of their sign is called Clairsentience, clear knowing. As an Air sign, generally, there is a quality of detachment. In Aquarius they think without so much personal need. There is less judgement, concern for what other people think. They enjoy the facts, free of politics, wealth, laws of science. A new order is possible, probable since Evolution never quits. The more they change, the more change can happen as each facet creates an avenue to another!
Extraterrestrial! Being above and beyond, are perhaps the greatest beauty of Aquarius. Escape from the ordinary, Aquarians are leaders into the Unknown into a Future of uncharted dimensions. Flight has always fascinated us. Dreams of flying tantalize us to find our own wings, move our lives to a new level. Nothing like a great view!
If they were coffee, they would be the expressos of the known Universe! They exceed common standards with exuberance! We thank you, Dear Aquarian Friends, for taking us to the far, far places!
Happy Birthdays, Aquarians!
You ARE our Stars here on Earth!
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