Why Am I No Longer An Aquarius?

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Girl with Robot

Dear Mystic,

I was born at  4.30am in England, on Feb 18th.1947  Although not normally too thick, I  still cannot understand why, after some fifty-odd years being quite happy as  an Aquarian, I am now – sometimes, but not always – listed as a Piscean.   Not that I have anything against Pisceans, but it has left me puzzled.  Do you have the time to explain, please?

The Now Extinct Aquarian.

Dear Now Extinct Aquarian,

You are born on the cusp of a sign. ie; right near the very end or beginning. Your Sun is in Aquarius but the reason some scopes list you as Pisces is thus. Every year the Sun changes signs at slightly different times. eg; people born on March 20 one year are a Pisces but the  same birthday the next year would render them an Aries Sun sign individual. Newspapers/scopes et al cannot obviously run an ephemeris to clarify this so they tend to either go for the most likely day the Sun is changing sign OR simply use the dates current that year.

It’s an issue guaranteed to elicit a few outraged e-mails a year. The worst I ever received was from a Scorpio furious that she had “become a Sagittarius without my consent.”  She loathed Saggos, found them really feckless and unsubtle, could not bear their candor and apparent refusal to face up to their responsibilities, fervent desire to be stoned on a great beach someplace rather than shopping with her and alleged inability to not hit on her already ridiculously up herself Aries sister. Yes, there was one particular Sagg gentleman who inspired her wrath.

And a friend of mine who discovered she was not a Capricorn, as she had always thought, but a Sagg said she found that more weird than realising she was gay. Her whole career strategy had been based around being an alpha-Cap, organization woman.  Does this answer your question???

Image: Gemma Booth

12 thoughts on “Why Am I No Longer An Aquarius?

  1. Darling Extinct, I too live on the border and spent the first 4-5 years of my life as a Gemini, until all of a sudden, I was shunted off to the Camp of Cancer and there I have remained ever since. You can imagine what it did to my budding astro sensibilities when suddenly I am tagged as moody, emotional, and everything else sooky goo goo, as well as having all my comms reduced to a range of meaningful looks and silence.. Surely not, I chatted away in hyper Gemini fashion at age 4…

    Then as if that were not quite enough to confound me, I had no idea, regardless of my love of astro what rising sign I was – until a few months ago when my birth certificate was located. A Virgo Rising. But I have found that rather than being oppressed via the bureaucracy of border crossings and inherit a stress knot on one’s bursa, I had begun to think of that line as a bit more porous to me.

    I’m happy to be a Moon Child as my intuition fruitfully bears but am also quite comfortable in quick silvery expressiveness. It sounds a contradiction but inherently, I think one’s chart would reflect the uniqueness of your position. So revel!

    Plus sometimes I think we labor under misconceptions such as the Now Not Capp but Sagg friend for a reason? Would she have reached such career heights if suddenly as an acknowledged Sagg she had license to drop everything for what was originally a midnight run for ice cream which turned to a pilgrimage to Tibet sort of thing?? She may not have ended up contributing to the creation of jobs and the GNP…

    Or to be over-simplistic, think of it as having two wardrobes and you can get to don things from both…

  2. Oh Angel of the Fall, did you see me go out for an icecream and end up in Bangladesh. We must have been in Singapore the same time looking at the BananaMoon in a reverie.
    My rising sign has changed from Aquarius to Capricorn the last few years.
    In Aquarius it explained my new age hippiness.and why i gravitated to Aqua’s.
    In Cap it has explained my dedication to career & tenacity.
    Both worked for me…..one astro symbol evolves into the next anyway,
    doesn’t it?
    If the moon changes signs approx every 2 days, then we can be a different persona to match.
    Pour quoir pas?

  3. Indeed FA…why stick to one boring old sign for one’s whole life when you can chop and change as the need arises :) hee hee

  4. Sometime the cusp does have its downfalls. My wonderful, beautiful, articulate mother is the cusp of Taurus and Gemini…. she dons both cloaks, but this mean that she can not make up her mind, but she is going to be incredibly stubborn about it.

    • oh ha ha ha, LMAO, venus a go go, i’m 2 1/2 hours a taurus and spent most of my life thinking i was a gem though now i’ve been labelled a taurus (though rather a fast one, LOL!) can see how ridiculous to ever think myself a gem.

      and as a complete non sequitur: where is Cheshire Cap????

      • westward direction…charleville with her friend that wanted to set her up with a couple of likely blokes. I think…still?

        • HMBOTS: There is one trait of my mothers that I have _absolutely_ no idea how she pulls it off (and I admire it greatly). Its her ability to get people to do stuff for her. People (family, friends, passers by) will pop around the house and she will have them doing some chore within minutes.
          … Only her children really be-grudge her ability… the other don’t have it happen often enough to care (vocally), but even after all these years I will find myself going over for lunch (which will be delicious and bountiful) and find myself clean out her gutters whilst she has gone shopping.

  5. I remember Dennis Elwell, a brilliant English astrologer, saying that there isn’t an actual door out there in the night sky where one sign or house ends and the other begins. He was into shades of grey, wide orbs and the reminder that we each have all 12 signs of the zodiac in our charts.

    There is also Mercury and Venus to consider. They orbit no further from the sun than 30 and 45 degrees so the Sun can be 19 Aquarius 55 , just about to change signs, and Mercury (the spokesperson for the sun) already in Pisces. That alone can make people seem ‘cuspy’. :)

  6. Gawd I’d love to find out am actually a Sagg, a la the various examples in your post. Sadly as a Pisces/Aquarius cusp it will never be…

  7. Multiple Pisces…i agree…I would love to know what it’s like to be a sweet, diplomatic Libran who is unfailingly socially acceptable, or a Leo with very sound self-esteem, great grooming and an inability to doubt oneself.
    I mean, it does happen sometimes but only in the kaleidoscopic whirl of other moments in my life consisting of crazy hair days, workaholic-ness, self doubt, weekends of isolated creative whimsy, blunt social encounters where I lose patience with associates or some event, and long evenings of study, and plotting world domination. Plus time for loved ones somewhere in there… we’re all only human I suppose though…

  8. I’ve alwasy felt confused about who I am, and all this isn’t helping;). Only 1 degree taurus, and no other taurus in chart, but don’t identify with aries at all. Once, when asked when my birthday was I gave the first date which came into my head – 15th June. Strange, as many people think I’m Gem, but absolutely no Gem in my chart. It’s still my “official” birthday tho.

    Feel more in tune with cancerian moon and jupiter in aquarius, but that can get mightily confusing and disorientating when in the midst of a deeply emotional situation and analysing it at the same time.

    As for labels, grrr, don’t get me started … always try to not reveal true birthday because hate being judged as something I don’t own to. Oh dear, maybe I’m a highly individualistic taurus after all.

  9. E.T. was on this morning. Pisces Drew Barrymore was so cute. I chuckled as I remembered how I’d been on the couch asleep and little Kataka (about three years old then, now 24) had been watching. She woke me up and exclaimed in tears “he’s dying!”