Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pluto in Aquarius

Pluto will move into Aquarius in 12 years time. Aquarius is associated with birds, and Pluto is associated with irrational fears. Saturn also has this association (Pluto took over some of the functions of Saturn.) Hitchcock’s film The Birds was released in March 1963 with Saturn in Aquarius square to Neptune (film).

Under Pluto in Aquarius we are likely to see a rise in cases of Anatidaephobia, which is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.

Anatidaephobia is derived from the Greek word "anatidae", meaning ducks, geese or swans and "phobos" meaning fear. As with all phobias, the person coping with Anatidaephobia has experienced a real-life trauma. For the anatidaephobic individual, this trauma most likely occurred during childhood.

Perhaps the individual was intensely frightened by some species of water fowl. Geese and swans are relatively well known for their aggressive tendencies and perhaps the anatidaephobic person was actually bitten or flapped at. Of course, the Far Side comics did little to minimize the fear of being watched by a duck.

Sometimes that fear can become so intense as to completely stop a person's ability to maintain daily functioning. Unchecked, Anatidaephobia can become a debilitating condition that interferes with the person's social life, their personal life and job responsibilities. Untreated, Anatidaephobia touches every aspect of a person's life.

Meanwhile, from Greg LeFever on Facebook we read that The White House has finally released a photo confirming the death of Osama bin Laden:

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Twilight said...

Thanks for the chuckles!

If I'm still around when Pluto enters Aquarius, and heads for my Sun, I'll be too go-ga to care about ducks. ;-)

At the risk of being crude, but on the subject of said birdlife: I'll copy one of Steven Tyler's quips- he's a judge on American Idol (raw comments mostly blanked out by puritanical Fox TV)

Well, hellfire, save matches - fuck a duck and see what hatches

Anonymous said...

Thank you I needed a good laugh!

Anonymous said...

Wow, not only is this funny but it's true! My aunt had a bad fear of birds and she had Saturn in Aquarius (squared by Mercury/Mars). She was hypnotized at a night club once and the hypnotist made her think that she had an ostrich on her lap.