Voltaire said, “Common sense is not so common”. Venus, the Goddess of the senses glides into Aquarius today, the sign of the uncommon, but also the common, as in the common good.
Aquarius strives towards a universal brotherhood and also celebrates the uncommon qualities that makes an individual unique.
Your own uniqueness is, in a sense, your own otherness. What happens when Venus enters the scene, with her magic love potion?
Does a love for the otherness of yourself also inspire a love for the otherness of others? Is this part of the evolutionary recipe for universal brotherhood?
Evolution-savvy Aquarius is freely unique without ever losing sight of the humanity that unites.
Unique yet united in humanity. Seems like common sense.
Sometimes however, we forget to look for otherness. Our robotic selves tell us that there is no need for otherness, and just to look for ourselves in what we see, hear and read.
Fran Lebowitz said “A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It’s supposed to be a door.”
What uncommon common sense this is!
A door opens one up to learning something new, a mirror shows you, yourself! A door opening is like a horizon resuming its stretch, a unique musical score uniting an audience! Where you are is different, but there is a mysterious warm glow of unity.
With so many planets already buzzing in Aquarius, Venus is fashionably late to the party. Her eyes wide and perfectly original. Like a salt-lamp disco ball, Aquarian-ruled Uranus puts a dynamic square on the party, upping the existential questions of what truly matters and strengthens us.
By the 25th of this month she will float into dreamy Pisces- but until then- it is the uncommon common sense that propels her look, listen and reach out for rejuvenating otherness.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire
Happy Astro Pondering!
Astro Art by Johnnie Day Durand