Prophet of the Avant Garde
"I'm a free man. I don't work for a boss. I'm indifferent to things that don't interest me. But never would I attack them, especially in the creative arts, because I say anybody who does creative art is a sacred person. He cannot do any harm whereas a bad politician, a bad doctor, or a bad cook -- can kill you."
Well I'm not sure artists are completely harmless human beings but they do come ahead of politicians on that score. Venus has just entered Aquarius, on her way to the North Node, then on to Neptune, for some futuristic pleasure within all this new reality. I have a Venus-Uranus conjunction and every best manfriend of mine has been an Aquarius. My father had a Venus in Aquarius and we communicated in alternative dimensions. Telepathy is a must. The mental realms of these creatures fascinate me and the freedom I've enjoyed in all of these relationships has been treasured. I'm free to be myself. Untethered.
The artist Man Ray popped into my head and I watched a documentary I had on his life and work. He seemed to fit the Venus in Aquarius moment so I looked him up. August 27, 1890. Moon conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius trine Venus conjunct Uranus in Libra. Exactly my type. Everything he did was inventive and he worked in many different media, always following his own imagination. He was hilarious too.
"I simply try to be as free as possible, in my manner of working and in my choice of subject. No one can dictate to me or guide me."He lived a long relatively unsuccessful life in multiple relationships with women, another Venusian Aquarian characteristic. Now his works sell for millions. A dollar too late. Then again, many of us have a rather detached relationship with money, perfect for the dedicated artist who doesn't mind starving. No Venus in Taurus here. I suppose anarchy would triumph if we all lived by these ideals so the dictates prevail and restrict. Unless by chance, you have a Uranian Venus.
Sculpture: Obstruction by Man Ray