Here is a survey of what's in the book:
The first chapter, the Birthday calendar, goes day by day through the sign, giving a list of about a dozen notable persons born on each day over the years.
The second chapter, Talents, include Individuality, Freedom, Intelligence, Involvement with social issues, Egalitarianism, High principles, and Vision. Quotes: Individuality: Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it. - Tallulah Bankhead. Intelligence: Though the theory is worthless without the well-observed facts, the facts are useless without the frame of the theory to receive them. Charles Darwin.
The third chapter are Double-Edged traits. For Aquarius, these include Mental activity, Superstition, Independence, Objectivity, Rebelliousness, Unpredictability, Abrupt changes. Quotes: Mental activity: It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. - Gertrude Stein. Superstition: There is a superstition in avoiding superstitions. - Francis Bacon. It's good to know you're not in control of everything. Superstitions tell you that. - George Stephanopoulos.`
The fourth chapter, Challenges, includes the following sections: Distance, Temper, Extreme behavior, Boredom, and Bluntness. Quotes: Distance: I don't remember anybody's name. How do you think the "dahling" thing got started? - Zsa Zsa Gabor. Anger: I always throw my golf club in the direction I'm going. - Ronald Reagan. Yeah, I had a rage problem. I didn't know how to deal with the situation on Moonlighting. I threw a chair at the wall. I was accused of throwing it at Glenn Gordon Carron. - Cybill Shepherd. Boredom: Every time I've touched bottom as far as boredom is concerned, new vistas of ennui open up. - Margaret Halsey.
At Home follows. For Aquarius, its divisions are Ancestor reverence, Child prodigy, Objective parent, Playful grandparent, Big spender. Quotes: Child Prodigy: It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. - Colette. Grandparent: I tend to schedule myself around their schedules. Sometimes I have to remember to act like an adult, not just wait for a play date. - Alan Alda. Big spender: I didn't know much about budgeting. I kept asking the Braves for advances on my salary, and they kept sending me money. Hank Aaron.
And then Relationships. For Aquarius, the divisions are The go-between, Interested friend, Aloof date, Experimental lover, Noncommittal partner, Abrupt starts and stops. Quotes: Interested friend: Probably the telephone. I know people who are really good at having a five-minute conversation, but I can't do that. If it's a friend, I want to talk an hour. I spend a lot of time on the phone when I could be getting a degree or learning another language. - Laura Dern. Aloof date: Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinqity with someone who has ceased to communicate. Germaine Greer. Abrupt starts and stops: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. - Humphrey Bogart.
This chapter ends with potted overviews of Aquarians in relationship with each of the various signs. These are shrewdly done and reflect the author's extensive research. Each comes with a list of couples and how they fared, for better or worse.
At Work follows. The sections are Looking for change, Experimental, Technological, Focused on self, Team builder. Quotes: Looking for change: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln. [Darwin and Lincoln both born February 12, 1809.]
Which is followed by a chapter on Creativity, with Detached, Experimental, Innovative, Popular, and Sometimes Silly. Quotes: Innovative: The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable, and nobody is qualified to say that he or she knows exactly what it is. As a matter of fact, with a firm enough committment, yhou can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. - Margaret Halsey. Silly: Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jujub bird, and shun the frumious Bundersnatch! - Lewis Carroll. With lists of famous Aquarians.
The next chapter is Sports: Aquarian sports glimpses, Sports birthday calendar, Strong mind's eye, Individual genius, and Team player. With lists of famous Aquarians, and quotes.
Then Spirituality: Respect, Action, Tolerance, New age, Nature, Spirit realms, Purification. With a list of notable Aquarian religious figures, and quotes: Tolerance: Beware of the person of one book. Thomas Aquinas. New age: I read the Book of Job last night - I don't think God comes well out of it. - Virginia Woolf. Of the various Quotable sign books I have examined, the Aquarius spiritual section is one of the longest of all.
Maturity, with Moving to a new level, Transcending body, Still contributing, Eccentric to the end. With quotes. This is an innovative chapter, as I have never before seen the signs considered as changing as one ages. Which of course they do.
The final chapter, Words to Live By, is a collection of notable quotes by notable Aquarians, a summing up.
The index sorts the quotes by the person who made them. Easily find all the quotes by Cybill Shepard, for example.
Innovative insights: Aquarians are prone to superstition, they are distant, they are prone to rage, they bore easily, they can be blunt to the point of rudeness. They make good grandparents and can be big spenders and great comics.
Quotable Zodiac Publishing, 224 pages.