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Jan 19 – Feb 18, 2021
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Near the end of the zodiac wheel, we arrive at electric Aquarius. As the last air sign in the wheel, Aquarius represents all that we learn, study, and know. The Aquarian solar cycle is also about adventure and living creatively. Aquarius follows his own path. He is the non-conformist of the zodiac, down for anything. This is an excellent time to connect with new scenes and new concepts. Aquarius lends a progressive, innovative perspective. Look forward to all things alternative, unorthodox, technological, and philosophical.
The Aquarian archetype is cerebral, curious, and totally original. Life under this sun feels novel and exciting. Events unfold suddenly, and yet all feels fated, everything at exactly the right moment. Aquarius loves surprises and keeping us on our toes, reminding us that we don’t actually know anything. Inhale this euphoria, this constant state of wonder. The skies are opening as though cracked by the gods, ready to shower us with mind-expanding gifts. Prepare for a burst of creative energy, artists.
The sun is in his detriment in Aquarius, 180 degrees from Leo (ruled by the sun). Because Leo rules the ego, one might say that Aquarius has no ego, but this is false. The Aquarian affirmation is I know. The water bearer can be an intellectual imperialist, not to mention abrupt. Aquarius is also unbreakably stubborn. In the Aquarian world, everything is a battle, a rivalry, a constant railing against convention. Balanced Aquarians are devoted to the evolution of both humanity and their own personal ego. At best, they empower, uplift, and revitalize their communities with sparkling optimism and enthusiasm.
Aquarius can be emotionally detached, aloof, torn between love of solidarity and love of solitude. The ruling planet of Aquarius is Uranus, Harbinger of the Unexpected. Consider the Greek myth of boy-turned-god Ganymede, for whom Aquarius is named. Ganymede was a beautiful young boy from Troy, just a humble shepherd, completely unaware that Zeus was watching him and had become enamored by his beauty. Zeus transformed into an eagle and abducted Ganymede right from his pasture. Ganymede became – against his will – a consort of Zeus, and was, out of all Zeus’ lovers, the only one to be granted immortality. Ganymede was also designated the cupbearer to the gods; we know him now as Aquarius, “the water bearer.”
Yes, this “boy” was a “lover” of Zeus. His abduction and liaison were clearly non-consensual and morally corrupt. Is this the root of Aquarius’ fiery passion for social justice? The root of his scream, clear as dawn, ricocheting down the wintry corridor?
First notable day: the sun meets up with Saturn in Aquarius for a mighty conjunction on Jan 23. When this conjunction came around last year (Jan 13, 2020 to be exact), life was pretty heavy for me. Sometimes cynical Saturn does this. He puts a lot of pressure on us, especially when it comes to how we feel about our future and career.
On Jan 26, the Aquarian sun squares Uranus in Taurus. If you have a plan, Uranus will come along and change it completely. A hard square to Uranus signals unwanted surprise outcomes, not happy accidents. Stay on the cautious side.
On the full moon of Jan 28, the sun will be conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius. This is the perfect time to travel.
Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius begins on Jan 30. We will begin to feel the retrograde long before though, as early as Jan 15.
The sun squares Mars in Taurus on Feb 1. This is an indecisive and fatiguing influence.
The sun is conjunct Mercury Retrograde on Feb 8. If you need to do anything that is normally taboo during Mercury Rx – such as signing documents or making a major purchase – this is the best day to do it.
Feb 11 is the New Moon in Aquarius / Chinese New Year! (The New Year is technically celebrated on Feb 12 due to the time difference in China.) 2021 is the year of the metal ox, how dope is that? Last year I became friends with several women from China and learned about how life there revolves around the moon phases. For example, birthdays are celebrated not according to a fixed calendar date, but according to when the moon and sun return to the same positions. I’ve always thought this is the most accurate way of celebrating – for example, when the sun is in Taurus and the moon is in Cancer, this feels like my birthday.
As for Valentine’s Day, Aquarius season is the worst possible timing for a holiday meant to celebrate love & partnership. Aquarius is many things, but not romantic. I do want you to know what kind of opportunities shimmer in the ice palace of Aquarius…like wildest (non-romantic) dreams come true ;)
If you are feeling overwhelmed by this influx of mental/intellectual energy, meditate on the root chakra to get grounded again. Celebrate the first day of this cycle with Aquarius Yoga.