The best (or worst, depending on your perspective) takedown of Aquarius men was written by a 2nd Century Aquarius man.
Vettius Valens was an in demand astrologer of the 2nd Century. He lived in the cosmopolitan, polytheistic city of Antioch, which no longer exists but which would be in Turkey if it did. He despised religion and suggested people abstain. His temple was that of Tyche, or Lady Luck.
Vallens also warned most people off relationships – “women/men will always be trouble” – and did not hesitate to tell people if he thought they would “become a tyrant” or lead a “mediocre life.”
“Aquarius men are wet,” said the ancient astrologer
In his early thirties, he took off to Egypt in search of occult knowledge but the trip was such a disaster, he added ‘travel’ to his list of things that were probably not a good idea. Pirates accosted his boat, and then, later, there was a shipwreck. Enterprisingly, he did the birth charts of everyone else in the wreck and turned it into an essay.
Egypt was worse; he blew his life savings to learn ancient astrological truths but “...suffered much, endured much… and spent money that seemed inexhaustible, because I was persuaded by mountebanks and greedy men.”
After that setback, he became a monk before returning to his home city and astrological practice. And, he had this to say about Aquarius men:
“Aquarius is the celestial sign which is masculine, solid, anthropomorphic, somewhat damp, single. It is mute, quite cold, free, upward-trending, feminizing, unchanging, base, with few offspring, the cause of troubles arising from athletic training, carrying burdens, or work in hard materials, an artisan, public.
Men born under this sign are malicious, haters of their own families, incorrigible, self-willed, deceitful, tricky, concealing everything, misanthropic, godless, accusers, betrayers of reputations and the truth, envious, petty, occasionally generous (because of a flow of water), uncontrollable. As a whole this sign is wet. By part it is as follows: the first parts are wet, the upper parts fiery, the lower worthless and useless.”
You know how every entity/person who people channel sounds similar and kind of bland for an alien/Atlantean barbarian? I’d like to channel Vettius and see what he had to say. I don’t think he’d hold back. Thoughts?
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