I’ve been writing for some time that as we head into the Aquarian Age the idea of gender will continue to blur, and that has certainly proven to be true. A recent article in the Daily Beast online news magazine wrote:
Are we having a trans moment? Until recently, transgender issues were nearly invisible in the mainstream press—but now, everywhere you turn, transgender stories are being told. From Andrej Pejic and Lea T, two trans models currently walking the high-fashion runways, to the outrage over Work It, the hapless, now-canceled ABC comedy featuring two men who resort to drag to get a job, transgender awareness is growing exponentially by the moment—seeping into pop culture in films like Albert Nobbs.
Take a glimpse at your TV screen, movie theater, and your iPad and you might agree. In a recent Saturday Night Liveskit, host Ben Stiller played a male passenger on an airplane. Suddenly he leans over across the woman in the middle seat and asks the unseen person sitting in the window seat, “Don’t I know you?” The camera pans to Stiller, dressed as a woman, as the words, “Get To Know Your Future Self,” flash on the screen….
The question is why is this shift happening now?
The answer, of course, is Uranus (please refrain from making scatalogical jokes here!). Aquarius is ruled by both Saturn, the god of form and structure, and Uranus, the god of innovation and change. As we move into the Aquarian Age we will find that the structures upon which we build our world continue to mutate and transform, giving more voice to the unusual and the individuals that don’t conform or fit into established norms. We see this in popular culture with the popularity of Lady Gaga, who often performs as her male alter ego. And in the fashion world, where “fashion is going transsexy.”
It’s a Brave New World, folks, and there’s no going back.