Welcoming a New “Age”

“When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.” (The 5th Dimension.)

Pardon us for thinking astrologically, but one couldn’t help it after attending a recent birthday bash that brought together not one, not two, but five Aquarians at once.

Celebrating their birthdays at a glamorous Nob Hill apartment were Derek Holbrook and his partner, Orkut Buyokkekten of Google, Sergey Sharapoff, Adorean Boleancu, and Silvie Liss of the SanFranciscoSentinel.com Their birthdays were all just days apart!

Across town the same night, at the Cigar Bar & Grill, SFLuxe reader Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian celebrated her birthday. Rather than bringing gifts, she asked friends to donate to ROCK (Real Options for City Kids), an organization she has been passionate about for a while.

Maria Barrios Ehmer, Mansoor Farmanfarmaian, Fati Farmanfarmaian, Katherine Best, Karen Tamblyn

Other social notables known to us in San Francisco who were born under the sign of Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) include realtor Janet Krahling (Jan. 23), attorney Craig Cardon (Jan. 24), columnist Beth Spotswood (Jan. 28), Frederic Dijols (Feb. 1), event designer Robert Fountain (Feb. 9), Bill Charman and Brian Atizado (Feb. 10), Bahya Oumlil-Murad (Feb. 11), Yetunde Schuhmann, Paul Wilner and Maria Barrios Ehmer (Feb. 12), and Lisa Mirza Grotts (Feb. 13).

And while it would seem that there is no agreement among astrologers as to when the Age of Aquarius actually begins, you may be interested to know that the date described by the famous 1969 5th Dimension song, “Aquarius,” is actually February 14th, 2009 (coincidentally, this Valentine’s Day.)

Aquarius
by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot for The 5th Dimension, 1969
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!