When the moon is in the Seventh House And Jupiter aligns with Mars Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius Age of Aquarius Aquarius Aquarius
Harmony and understanding Sympathy and trust abounding No more falsehoods or derisions Golden living dreams of visions Mystic crystal revelation And the mind's true liberation Aquarius Aquarius
Don't recognize the song? It's from the musical 'Hair' (obviously) and you can watch a video here. (remember, this is old-time video, the lyrics start about two minutes in). My parents being multicultural hippies who got married in 1969, this did not go past unnoticed in my upbringing. (neither did Bob Marley, who, accidentally was an Aquarius)
Apparently, the astronomical markers in the song are bogus, but the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Or is it? Some astrologers consider it started back around the time of the American Revolution, while others say we have to wait until 2600. General consensus however, is that the Age of Aquarius starts in 2150. So still quite a while off. Since some people consider the age of Aquarius to be an age of enlightenment and equality i'm all for it coming around soon. Preferably in my lifetime.
The characteristics associated with people born in Aquarius are not completely similar to the utopian New Age persona: although progressiveness and humanitarianism are considered characteristics of people born in this month, Aquarius' can also be uncompromising, and come across as aloof or cold.
The sign is usually visualized as an overflowing amphora, representing waterbearer Ganymede, a beautiful youth that was snatched away by Zeus to come work on mount Olympus.. Since the Dutch translation of the Constellation is Waterman, which means (duh) water man, we went with Poseidon on the packaging: the ultimate man of water.