LIFE Photographers Capture the True Essence of the Legendary Woodstock Festival

In 1969, nearly half a million music lovers united at a dairy farm in New York for the legendary and outrageous Woodstock Festival.

A three-day festival, it was publicized as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, 32 bands,  which included The Who and Kimi Hendrix.  To capture the iconic and scandalous moment in history were two LIFE photographers, Bill Eppridge and John Dominis.

Eppridge and Dominis managed to capture the essence of the festival and the element of what it meant to be a true flower child and free spirit, roaming around naked in muddy fields.

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Facts About Aquarians

DUALITY: Masculine
Aquarius is assertive, independent, progressive, analytical, original, and inventive, has strong dislikes and firm opinions.

RULING PLANET: Uranus: Ancient Greek sky god, first ruler of the universe. It was the first modern planet to be discovered (in 1781). In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change, disruption, the unconventional, and the unexpected. It rules invention, aerodynamics, and modern science.

SYMBOL: The Water Bearer: Dispensing a gift that flows freely and equally to all; representing creation and the giving of life. The water that the Water Bearer pours out symbolizes truth, which you freely give out to the world.
GLYPH (WRITTEN SYMBOL): ♒ The pictograph represents the water that flows from the vessel of the Water Bearer. It is also a picture of the human ankle in motion (the part of the anatomy that Aquarius rules). In symbolic terms, the ridged unbroken lines represent electric energy, universal thought, and the wisdom of the future.


POLARITY: Leo: Aquarius is the sign of hopes and dreams, friends and wishes. Its natives tend to be idealistic humanitarians who are concerned with the larger issues of the world but remain personally detached in their own relationships. Leo, Aquarius’s opposite sign, is the sign of pleasure, affection, and love affairs. Leo people look for fun and good times to make them happy; they need close ties with others and tend to dominate in love affairs.

PART OF THE BODY RULED BY AQUARIUS: The circulatory system, shins and ankles: Aquarius natives are prone toward ankle sprains and breaks; also to varicose veins and hardening of the arteries.

LUCKY DAY: Wednesday
MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE: Amethyst: Brings faithfulness in love and bestows the gift of prescience.

SPECIAL COLOR: Electric blue: The clear color of the sky.
CITIES: Stockholm, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Salzburg
COUNTRIES: Russia, Sweden, Ethiopia
FLOWER: Orchid
TREES: Fruit trees
METAL: Uranium

DANGER: Aquarians are innovative, unconventional, and sometimes eccentric, and are therefore often targets for attack by narrow-minded people. Aquarians also have a tendency to get into unusual situations and take up with oddball individuals. 


Aquarius – The Water Bearer // MAGNETIC: “To many, there is just something about an Aquarius male that you cannot put your finger on. However, he will draw people to him. The Aquarius male himself may not always be aware of this, but he will believe that people just tend to like him.“

I think that the main problem with Aquarious people is that it is very hard for them to find someone who really understands them, can handle their unpredictability and not misunderstand or judge them and be a solid empathetic rock of support to them, just as they are.

It really is very hard, because unless you bare yourself to someone, you won’t know if they fit the bill, but if they don’t, then that’s a big gamble you just played. We Aquarians are not okay with expressing our feelings and soft sides to everyone and anyone, because it breaks our shell, something we built to protect ourselves. It makes us feel vulnerable.

Aquarians might seem cold and insensitive, but it is just an illusion. We DO crave for someone who will see through it, hug us, and say, “You can’t fool me,” and actually understand.

Aquarians and friends.

Aquarians surround themselves with friends. In fact, you will often wonder how a single person can afford to have so many friends and manage to keep in touch with each one of them on a regular basis. Aquarians own their friends. They are fiercely possessive and protective of their friends. And, they are not covert about it. They will openly question you if they see you cozying up to someone else. They hate being left out of your life and are very clear about it. Trust me, it all seems worth it at the end of the day because they make your life utopian in every way they can. They love their friends unflinchingly and immeasurably. They become your rock and bouncing board when you are in trouble. They will hold your hand when you need to cry your eyes out and not complain once. So, why shouldn’t they have the right to question your devotion towards them after all this.


Geminis are usually an aquarians best friend