“Put your body in motion and your psyche will heal itself,” said Gabrielle Roth, the Aquarian founder of the 5Rhythms Dance Method. The rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness. I don’t know she was influenced by the traditional Chinese five elements cycle or not but her albums have evocative names like Stillpoint, Luna, Trance, Totem, and Jhoom.
Born with the Sun + Mercury in Aquarius at the start of Pluto in Leo, she was a proto-boomer and embodied that generation’s higher ideals. Roth was also born with Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in Taurus squaring her Aquarius planets. She did her chart brilliantly: the physicality and shamanic instincts of Taurus driven to express via music, dance, and healing bumped up against the Aquarius so she invented an entirely new philosophy/scene.
When you’re Aquarius, you find it easier to innovate than follow and no matter how fulfilling something might feel, it has to make intellectual sense. Not only that, for something to make ‘intellectual sense’ to Aquarius, it needs to be stimulus. It has to have wow factor.
“Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind. It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body but the very essence of our being.”
Other than being super Aquarius – electric, kinetic, inventive, original – she was grounded by Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus in Taurus, Venus in Capricorn, and Neptune in Virgo. Her Venus and Neptune were in exact trine, the classic signature of a natural transcendentalist. She wrote and advised many profound things – she was talking about frequencies and waveforms well before 21st Century physics made them mainstream concepts – but the most succinct was her simple advice to ‘sweat your prayers.’