Thursday, June 12, 2008

Aquarian On A Wire

Rob Brezsny at Free Will Astrology, one of my two all-time favourite Sun sign astrologers, gives this forecast for Aquarius for the current week:

"In his song "Bird on a Wire," Leonard Cohen says, "Like a bird on a wire / Like a drunk in a midnight choir / I have tried in my way to be free." Your assignment, Aquarius, is to wail, moan, or croon your own personal version of that song. Here's how I suggest you proceed. First, identify specific actions you've taken to advance your quest for liberation. Include even the modest accomplishments and goofball attempts. Second, imagine the strategies you'll pursue in the future to get more leeway and latitude for yourself. You might want to start by purging your mind of beliefs that place unwarranted limitations on you. Now start singing!"

Okay - carrying out my assignment, as a good Aquarian should:

Once upon a time I hated the regimentation of school, couldn't face more years of the same, so chose to start working instead of attending university - I have tried, in my way, to be free.

I stayed in my first job for more than two years then left home to live the life of a gypsy hotel office worker, moving around from season to season - I have tried, in my way, to be free.

I married the wrong man and we quickly parted - I have tried, in my way, to be free.

I met a better man but declined to marry him, ever, even though we were together for 33 years - I tried in my way to be free.

I met a foreigner from a strange land across the sea and travelled there with him. I have tried, in my way, to be free.

As an alien beholden to the whims of my new country's immigration laws, I decided I must become a citizen - I have tried, in my way, to be free.

After watching the 2008 primary elections in the new country, I decline to belong to any political party, will register Independent - Still trying, in my way, to be free.

kd lang sings Leonard Cohen's songs so well. She can do the singing for me :

"Bird On A Wire"


The Next President of The United States said...

In addition to kd, interesting versions of "Bird on a Wire" that come immediately to mind are by Rita Coolidge, Joe Cocker and Joan Baez.

Also, the Independent route is the best route, as far as I'm concerned. I was registered Independent for years in Illinois. However, remember, in Oklahoma, registered Independent candidates are not allowed to participate in the state's closed primary system. So, in the end, you have to be a registered Dem or Rep to vote in a primary.

Yeah, I know - convoluted voting system on this side of the big pond, ain't it? But by Gawd, that's the way we 'Mericans does thangs!

Wisewebwoman said...

One of my favourite songs of all time, T.
Yeah, the free spirit thing, I see you carved your own path way off the norm.....
Nice new pic, BTW.
And also did you catch the uproar on Dem's decision to shove HRC off the ticket? women are really uniting on this one!!

anthonynorth said...

As long as we keep trying.
But I reckon it's the journey that's more important than the destination.

MrsLilypond said...

this has absolutely nothing to do with this particular post, however... I believe you've done a chart for Barack Obama before. I thought you might like to know:
his official birth certificate has been released on his website,
it list his birth time at 7:24pm. in Honolulu, Hawaii
I'm so curious of how this changes (or not) his chart. I'm just not very good at interpreting charts yets.

Have a great day!

Twilight said...


Thanks - I'll listen out for those. Joe Cocker's version will be interesting!

Re the Independent issue - yes, Himself warned me about not being able to vote in primaries. I'll just have to accept that. Convoluted ? You can say that again! I think the Democrats have convoluted their side of it so much that votes seem practically meaningless anyway. ;-)

Twilight said...


Yes, I've been reading about that.
Watch out DNC, the ladies are revolting! ;-) Mentioning it today.

Twilight said...


Yes, indeed. Any journey works for me ! The destination can sometimes be an anti-climax.

Twilight said...

Hi Mrs. L

Yes, I saw that, and I've mentioned it in today's blog, but not in detail. I'm sure some of the other astro-bloggers will be doing a re-hash of the full chart soon, so I didn't do too much with it.

The new time changes the ascendant, midheaven and house positions, that's the difference. Aspects and planets in signs remain the same, but occur in different houses.