The birthday boy for February 5 is Bobby Brown.
To me, Bobby Brown is a typical Aquarian. As a young man he was an innovator. As the years went by, he became bogged down by the weight of existence. Nowadays, he doesn’t seem to have much going for him.
Nevertheless, around the age of forty-two Aquarians go through a make-it-or-break-it astrological phase. Their ruling planet, Saturn, makes an opposition to its natal position while their sub-ruler, Uranus, opposes its natal position. The tension of these two planetary transits can be a lot to bear.
It’s the age when an Aquarius native becomes everything that they reviled in their youth, or else they shrug off the burden of existence that was never really theirs to carry. If they choose the latter path, they can become the Uranian personality that they were born to be: the one that astrologers describe as eccentric, innovative and capable of bringing people together. The former path — the Saturnian path — is a lot more cranky and conservative, and a lot less fun.
I haven’t heard much from Bobby Brown in the past few years. Maybe he’s retreated from the spotlight for the moment while he gets himself together. Perhaps he’s getting in touch with those aspects of his sun sign that can make this new phase of his life a little more meaningful than the last. It’s his forty-third birthday today, so there’s no time like the present for him to admit that today is the first day of the rest of his life.