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.”
Books in Your Sign’s Colors:
Aquarius – Turquoise
Pisces – Light Green
Aries – Red
Taurus – Deep Green
Gemini – Yellow
Cancer – Silver
Leo – Gold
Virgo – Indigo
Libra – Purple
Scorpio – Black
Sagittarius – Blue
Capricorn – Brown
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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