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Book Horoscopes – Aquarius

Posted about 2 months ago by Robyn Webb
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Every month of 2021 we will be sharing a tailored horoscope blog post for the current sun sign plus some extra goodies for the rest of us. (Yes, this is late again!)

Now we come to the water-bearers. You, Aquarius, have so much to offer, but like the vessel you wield, you know how to have distinct boundaries. Your ability to hold and care for others while keeping your distance allows for you to have insight and foresight into the greater needs of your community and society as a whole.

 

You are a humanitarian, a futurist. Change is an area where Aquarius thrives, which is why Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown should be on your reading list. This recent nonfiction melds ideas from science fiction and our ever shifting world, to talk about how we can imagine and create different, better futures.

 

The big picture is very important to an Aquarius. While Emergent Strategy embraces what is to come, it is also so important to look at our past and of that legacy still dwells within us. In The Origin of Others, Toni Morrison, an Aquarius herself, “reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging.” In her strikingly beautiful prose, Morrison explores not only her writing but literature throughout history that has talked on these topics both for good and for ill.

 

Set in the not-too-distant future (or a slightly alternate reality) The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis is a beautifully intense graphic novel full of gorgeous art. Following a small cast of characters, Davis explores the interpersonal lives of people in an activist movement while they try to build their lives and change the lives of others in an environmentally threatened world. Alternating between touching and heart-rending, the emotional thread that weaves through the whole book is two characters reconciling with bringing a new life into a world that they often feel is doomed.

 

Aquarius go their own way. They are visionaries and eccentrics. They may often do work that is for the betterment of the community, but they aren’t about to conform. Aquarius is looking ahead and always learning and creating. In Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, the main character, Binti, leaves her people behind to go to an intergalactic university to pursue her learning of mathematics and astrolabes. But this choice brings her into space where there has been a long war with the jellyfish-like Medusae.

 

Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks is another book where the people in it are driven by knowledge. This comic follows Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas, “three ground-breaking researchers [who] made profound contributions to primatology—and to our own understanding of ourselves.”

 

 

 

 

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Books in Your Sign’s Colors:

Aquarius – Turquoise 

3 books with blue covers
The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older, Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Pisces – Light Green

3 books with green covers
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, Spring by Ali Smith, Burning Roses by S.L. Huang

Aries – Red

3 books with red covers
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power, Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Taurus – Deep Green

3 books with green covers
Space Invaders by Nona Fernández, Sula by Toni Morrison, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Gemini – Yellow

3 books with yellow covers
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, We are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Cancer – Silver

3 books with grey covers
Quiet: The power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Leo – Gold

3 books with gold covers
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley, The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite

Virgo – Indigo

3 books with navy covers
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Libra – Purple

3 books with purple covers
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Scorpio – Black

3 books with black covers
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Sagittarius – Blue

3 books with blue covers
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Capricorn – Brown

3 books with brown covers
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Network Effect by Martha Wells, The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

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I heavily relied on You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholas when researching this blog post. Nicholas’ writing is easily accessible for both astrology newbies (like me) and veteran chart readers alike. If you want to learn more about your birthchart or try a hand at writing your own horoscopes, I highly recommend checking out a copy of this book.

 

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