With Pluto entering Aquarius in a few weeks, the burst of eccentricity and authenticity with which we move through the world is likely to be accentuated. There is nothing ordinary about Aquarius – the Uranian modern influence instills a desire for the unique, sometimes battling against the Saturnian traditional requirement to face the cold hard facts. The innovation which Aquarius brings requires careful study and application in the real world, and yet the urge to create radical change in the world will be unstoppable. This quote from C.S. Lewis is such a beautiful rendering of this duality. ❤️

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest, most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.

All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overshelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another; all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals with whom we joke, work, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.

–C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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