January 20 – February 18
Aquarius is the rebellious extraterrestrial of the zodiac. Flying across the galaxy in a spaceship powered by stardust, she comes with sci-fi gifts. Quickly approaching Planet Earth, you’ll want to be present when this E.T. lands.
But do heed the warning of her silver glyph. Plastered across the side of her vessel, the two zigzag lines symbolize moving water and Aquarius’s high voltage energy. Yes, she zaps! Not to mention, her vision for a better future is blindingly bright. So do wear your ultraviolet-tinted shades.
When Aquarius finally lands on a puffy cloud, she gazes into the future. Always ten steps ahead of everyone else, she tinkers with cutting edge ideas. The water bearer then rains them down to nourish the planet. All in hopes of creating Utopia, a real place on earth. But alas, sometimes her ideas are too avant-garde (maybe even bonkers) for earthly souls.
Nevertheless, she was born to bring radical change for the collective good. Let’s push the boundaries, Aquarius says. And zaps away outdated structures and the status quo with her magnetic words. Aquarian shockwaves ripple across the planet, pushing humanity down the evolutionary path to unexpected terrains.
Aquarius is truly one of a kind. The rainbow unicorn in a pool of mermaids leads with authentic self-expression. For she believes that true liberation starts from within and ends with a fair world for all.
Once Upon A Time
There once was a young prince of Troy named Ganymede. One day, Zeus spotted the handsome prince, tending to his father’s sheep. A rush of passionate desire overwhelmed Zeus. And so, the almighty god took Ganymede as his servant and lover (I know… it was ancient Greece).
On Mount Olympus, Ganymede became Zeus’s cupbearer, bringing Zeus drinks upon command. Until one day the slave had enough. Ganymede poured out all of Zeus’s wine, ambrosia, and water of the gods onto Earth, which caused a colossal flood.
Rivers of water submerged the planet, causing Zeus to think about his actions. Yes, he had been unfair. So instead of punishing the rebellious slave, Zeus made him immortal. Today, Ganymede twinkles in the sky as the Aquarius constellation. There, the water bearer reminds us that sometimes rebellion is necessary when fighting for freedom and equality.
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