Aquarius the Water Bearer

As we move from Saturn-based serious Capricorn on January 20th, into airy Aquarius we can feel a easing of our mood.  The sun in the expansive fixed, Air sign of Aquarius brings innovative ideas that can inspire and uplift your life. As you stretch your point of view to this vast outlook, you can gain new ideas and insights to stimulate your life plan. If you were working with the timings during the Sun in Capricorn, you most likely created your solid plan for the year ahead. It is time to allow Aquarius to work its magic. The Sun in Aquarius will give you a big overview of your life and help you put more goals and dreams in writing. Aquarius encourages you to not only think outside the box, but to let go of the box completely and reach for the stars.

Aquarius as a sign is infamous for non-conformity just like Uranus, its ruling planet.  Instead of spinning on its axis almost perpendicular, Uranus’ axis is almost parallel to the ecliptic. Aquarius is a sign of individuality and of looking to the future. The past has gone in exactly the same way as the old year has gone and Aquarian energy can only look to what is happening now and what will come in the future. Nothing practical can be done, but it is a time to give birth to ideas. During the darkest part of winter, the light comes from within. Anything that doesn’t serve will show itself and be corrected in spring. One of the greatest qualities of Aquarian energy is independence and it’s during the middle month of the winter that life itself is developing independently.

Some famous Aquarians: Mozart, Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Marley, Yoko Ono, Charles Darwin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rosa Parks.

Not just the Sun transits into Aquarius, so do the other planets. Aquarius is the sign of everything unusual, strange and peculiar. Any planet placed here will act eccentric, as if it’s obeying its own laws. It is.

The Moon in Aquarius: tends to have a little difficulty in forming close emotional attachments. The mother may have been a little erratic. The Moon is nurturing and Aquarius is freedom loving. People with this placement can love and nurture you while still giving you plenty of space.

Mercury in Aquarius: can seem to pull knowledge out of the air. This is the sign of "exaltation" for Mercury, so it tends to process information with wicked speed.

Venus in Aquarius: can make friends out of lovers and lovers out of friends. Venus in Aquarius people are attracted to unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in their social relationships. Experimental relationships are intriguing to them.

Mars in Aquarius: Mars is force, energy, aggression. Here it tends to be focused to the intellect, Mars shows how we fight. In Aquarius, it will come at you from unexpected directions.

Jupiter in Aquarius: tends to get attracted to unorthodox belief systems. It certainly can be friendly, but it shares the Aquarian tendency to love people in the abstract and not actual living, breathing, human beings.

Saturn in Aquarius: While Aquarius is generally quirky and unconventional according to astrology principles, Saturn in Aquarius has a bit more structure in their lives. They are more reserved in their actions, even though their thoughts are still considered outside the box.

Uranus in Aquarius: is in its own sign. It was here during World War I, a war which turned everything upside down. Most recently it was here during the years 1995 to 2003. This time seemed to be a more peaceful revolution: the Internet. As always, Uranus changes things dramatically, even shockingly.

Neptune in Aquarius: can make the imagination a little bizarre, but the idealism, the dream of this generation, is for the Aquarian ideals of freedom and independence. Many of the generation that fought the Civil War had this placement. Neptune was in Aquarius from 1995 to 2011.

Pluto in Aquarius: The last time the planet of death and rebirth was in the sign of sudden, radical changes was during the French Revolution. People born during that time were obsessed, as a generation (not, of course, every single individual), with the new ideas of Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality, all of which have an Aquarian nature.  The next cycle will begin in 2024.