Happiness is simply a temporary condition that precedes unhappiness. Fortunately for us, it works the other way around as well. But it's all a part of the carnival, isn't it.
Federico Fellini (20 january 1920 -1993) film director
in ancient astronomy, today is the cusp day between capricorn and aquarius. technically speaking the capricorn-aquarius cusp (january 14- january 24) is not the "cusp of magic", that distinction goes to the gemini/cancer cusp.
in reading about those born during a cusp, the ancients gave cusp children the liberty to select their own colors and jewels from the two signs, and considered them related to the planets of both. I'm a cusp child - cancer/leo - according to this, the colors for cancer are grays and greens and the jewel is the pearl; leo's colors are gold and orange and the jewel is a ruby. my favorite color has always been green; although I'm not much for jewels, I've long been fascinated by rubies - unconsciously I seem to have chosen things from each of my ruling signs.
according to another astrology website those born during the capricorn-aquarius cusp are great talkers, and love to entertain - one could say fellini most certainly lived up to that quality.
this is the time of year I have movies on my brain! as far as fellini's films go my personal faves have to be 8 1/2 and amarcord. I never saw his last film the voice of the moon (1990) not too surprising since the portal reports that it was fairly widely panned. too bad it has a great title, I would say that given I am a moonchild!
the cusp of magic, from the album of the same name featuring the album which talkents of terry riley, the kronos quartet and the pipa master wu man.
photo: rock river in rocky river reservation, cleveland, january 2011