The Star: Happy Birthday Aquarius

We have entered into the Sun sign of Aquarius the Water-Carrier. Aquarius is associated with the Greek mythical figure of the youth Ganymede. The most beautiful of mortals he was abducted by Zeus, in the form of an eagle to be the cup-bearer to the gods. The ruler of the Olympians granted Ganymede eternal youth and immortality placing him in the sky as the constellation Aquarius. The cup bearer is shown on an Attic red figure krater fleeing the advances of Zeus while rolling along a hoop and holding high the gift of a cockerel. Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) depicted Ganymede being abducted by the eagle Zeus as a banquet is being held on Mt. Olympus. The goddess Hēbē hands him a gold cup in anticipation of his new role. Over time the image of Aquarius evolved into that of a beautiful young woman. In the Tarot deck it is The Star card. English occultist Aleister Crowley's (1875-1947) Thoth Tarot shows a naked woman kneeling at the edge of a small pool carrying two urns of water. She has one foot on the ground indicating the practical world and the other aloft representing intuition. Above her she is illuminated by The Star.

Happy Birthday Suzanna Allen, You are always The Star!