Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel of the Universe otherwise known as the signs of the Zodiac. Not only are the basic personality traits associated with each sign thoroughly discussed in easy to understand language, Brad also relays detailed aspects to each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac most never knew existed, such as their origin along with the variety of everyday things assigned to them such as a sign’s – tree, flower, spice, animal, foodstuff, dedicated cities throughout the globe, as well as famous personalities born beneath each sign and how their personas reflect the nature of the particular sign each celebrity was born under. Accompanying every WTZ show is a formal announcement which opens with three choice quotes said by three famous personalities born beneath that show’s highlighted sign. The series also has a “WTZ Icon” for every show, an image chosen by Brad which captures each sign’s overall essence, as well as a “WTZ Song”, a piece of music chosen by Brad which he considers to be that sign’s unofficial “anthem”.
So join the renowned astrologer and author of the 21st century guide to astrology and relationships “Love in the Stars” on a journey like no other, as Brad Kronen introduces the basic wonders which form the foundation of one of Mankind’s most ancient studies, better known as Astrology by welcoming you to the Zodiac.
WELCOME TO THE ZODIAC SERIES
Fiercest of Friends or Isolated Iconoclast?
|“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I, to my friends.”
– Virginia Woolf, Aquarian
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison, Aquarian
Over the course of this series, we have seen the element of Air take physical form twice already. The lightest of the 4 elements initially touched down to earth in the shape of the ever mentally curious, Mercurial first member of the Airy family, Gemini, the sign of the Twins.
Rising above the mental arena of individualized focus and alighting upon a breezy atmosphere stirred up most by key one on one partnerships the element of Air then took physical form as the 2nd mentally driven member of its astrological family, the partnership oriented sign of Libra, the Scales.
The element which rules over the mental functions of thought and communicative discourse now ascends to its final and highest point in the Zodiac in the form of zephyrs of originality and clouds of inventive innovation flying fast and furiously across the vast landscape that IS the mind of the last member of the Air signed family, Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Among the residents of the Zodiac, Aquarius along with Scorpio are the two signs that are by far the most misunderstood. Despite the general population having limited familiarity with only the unevolved or bad traits attributed to the sign of the Scorpion, a good majority of the populace can’t properly categorize the elemental grouping which Aquarius belongs to, let alone any of the personality traits assigned to the last member of the Airy family.
….including a goodly number of Water Bearers themselves.
The atmosphere becomes even more confusing when considering the House which Aquarius naturally oversees. The aspects of life assigned to the section of the Zodiac which the Water Bearer astrologically rules over should be said aloud in one’s best New Age voice of dazed confusion, given the 11th House is home to those pie-in-the-sky theoretical things that are anything but concrete – “Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams….Dude.” But equally as important, the 11th House is also known as the tangibly defined House of “Groups”, and as so beautifully expressed by one of Brad’s most revered authors quoted above, Virginia Woolf – what better group is there in modern day society that defines us more than our friends.
But just as the element of Air is stirred up most by the mental stimulation associated with anything that’s of a dualistic nature; the more the Aquarian longs to belong to a defined group, the more these square pegs of the Zodiac set themselves societally apart with their naturally non-conformist personalities.
Aquarius Fun Fact: It’s no coincidence the 2 people who far and above dominate over that modern day, dare I say, ALL CONTROLLING medium of communication, otherwise known as the “Talk Show” are both Aquarians- Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
The talk show is where one person has total control over everything and gets to talk to a bunch of different people from various backgrounds and ages in the same distant and emotionally detached manner to all parties involved. The talk show host also gets to “talk” to their audience members as if they themselves are close friends with them as well,
….but they so are not.
This is why members of the talk show studio audience inherently know to never get too physically close to the Talk Show Host or, Utopia Offend! actually TOUCH the talk show host in a BFF (“Best Friends Forever” for those who abhor abbreviated slogans) style when in reality,
….they so are not.
So join me, won’t you? And bring your friends!….BUT KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.
Welcome to the Zodiac Icon for Aquarius: Every sign in the Zodiac has its symbol. I took things an astrological step further by choosing images which captured each sign’s essence and making them each sign’s official “Icon” for my Welcome to the Zodiac series. The icon selected for every sign ranges from the obvious to the esoteric.
Read Brad’s piece, “This really IS the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” to find out exactly why this image was chosen as the icon befitting the Air sign of Outer Space.
Welcome to the Zodiac Song for Aquarius:
Since the Air signs at large are stimulated most by the concept of duality, Aquarius’ “song” is a piece that’s musical but has no singing. Despite the absence of sung words, the musical selection I have chosen still manages to powerfully communicate a sentiment which strongly suits the Aquarian mindset none the less – Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports”. The entire album otherwise named “Ambient 1” is a flow of detached sound and beauty that’s light years ahead of its time given the astounding fact it was written in 1978. Although not an Aquarian, the innovative Mr. Eno was born with Aquarius’ planetary ruler, Uranus, placed in a sign and House (3rd, Gemini) both ruled by Mercury, the planet of motion and more importantly, of airplanes. In the words of the composer:
“I wanted to create a different feeling that you were suspended in the Universe and your life or death wasn’t so important. Rather than trivialize it all, I wanted to take everything seriously, the possibility that you were now going to sit in space, which is what you do when you travel in an airplane.”
For those born beneath the sign which oversees computer technology not familiar with Brian Eno, you may already be well acquainted with his work, given this ahead of his time artist invented the six second start up sound/music for Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system.
And true to the sign of the Water Bearer’s natural knack of rebelling against authority, Mr. Eno created the Personal Computer’s techno-anthem on a Macintosh computer from start to finish. The man behind Microsoft’s unofficial theme sound has since admitted to not once ever using a PC in his life.
Duality at its techno-geekiest!
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