‘There’s a wealth that has nothing to do with dollars, that comes from the perspective and wisdom of paying attention to your life.‘
-Oprah Winfrey, Aquarius
Period January 19 – February 18, 2021
All dates and times according to Eastern Standard Time
January 19, 2021, 5:02 am EST: The Sun moves into the sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, and we begin a new solar cycle. Many happy returns to you, dear Aquarius!
UNDERSTANDING THE SIGN AQUARIUS
Aquarius is a fixed, air sign and is ruled by the planet Saturn. Saturn rules Aquarius by day (its masculine/yang or outward expression) and Capricorn by night (the feminine/yin or inward expression of Saturn). It is easy to forget that Aquarius is an air sign because its symbol is the water bearer. A way to think about this symbol is that the water bearer pours the waters of truth for humanity, and that these truths reside on the invisible planes. Our thoughts (air) are, after all, invisible.
The glyph or symbol for Aquarius (seen above), with its two “waves”, also reminds us that this air sign encapsulates radio waves and all the unseen signals of the wifi era, as well as those waves linked to telepathy.
The Aquarius archetype is linked to original thought and the ability to work for the collective. Group consciousness and humanitarian endeavors are usually close the hearts of those with Aquarius Sun, Rising and Moon.
Aquarians may find themselves working as scientists, in the field of technology, or in almost any area which inspires others. For example, many artists, musicians and service-orientated people have an Aquarius signature in their charts; they feel fulfilled when their work benefits more than just themselves.
In the sign of Leo, divine energy is concentrated; in the opposite sign, Aquarius, divine energy is distributed outwards.
HELPFUL STRATEGIES AND HEALTH TIPS FOR THIS MONTH
As Saturn, ruler of Aquarius, is in its positive or outward-seeking (“yang”) expression in this sign, we are called during this season to adjust our mental lenses and then take action (“yang energy”) accordingly.
What have you learned from 2019-2020 when Saturn was in Capricorn? How can you assimilate this knowledge, adjust your mental picture of events, and use this new understanding to move forward with your life? With the Sun in Aquarius until February 18, and Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius this entire year, be open to radical thoughts! These new ideas may be exactly what you need to shift into a new space… Aquarius asks us to envision how we can better share our talents with the world!
Thinking out of the box is favored, as is taking a 180 degree approach to your regular way of doing things.
Also favored this month is recalibrating your circulatory system. Do you practice online yoga, which enhances the flow of blood through your body, stimulating your organs and keeping them young? Aquarius has jurisdiction over the circulatory system, and also over the aura.
Aura cleansing may do wonders in assisting you to let go of the past. Some suggestions to assist aura cleansing are to take epsom salt baths, spend time (without headphones) in nature, and to expose your face to direct sunlight for a short time.
HELPFUL DATES FOR THIS MONTH
January 18 – 22: Mars conjunct Uranus (exact at 6° Taurus), square Saturn (at 3° Aquarius) conjunct Jupiter (also around 7° Aquarius) . Phew!! That’s a lot of fixed energy this month, accelerated by the Mars-Uranus aspect around January 18-22. Do you have any planets in your chart around 3° – 7° Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius? You may be feeling the push to shift things forward in your life, to make radical changes, and to leave the past behind. As long as you work for genuine growth, with integrity, this could prove to be a period where real change is possible. Remember to monitor your stress levels by engaging in life-affirming stretching, walking, or mild exercise daily.
January 19, 2021 at 3:39 PM EST: Sun moves into Aquarius
January 23-25, 2021: Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius, followed by Sun conjunct Jupiter on January 25, with Sun square Uranus, also on January 25. These are power-packed days!! There may be technological challenges (perhaps surrounding the worldwide web) or political instability. Instead of giving your energy to current events, harness it – you have the opportunity to get a lot done during this time.
January 17 – 28, 2021: Jupiter square Uranus: you may experience sudden, unexpected events which appear disruptive but could ultimately turn out better than expected. Become aware of any area in your life which may be out of balance now, and gently steer it back into alignment.
January 28, 2:16 PM EST: Full Moon at 9° Leo. This is a good time to SHINE! Where in your life do you need to step out of the shadows and step forward? The full moon chart (see below) shows an enormous T-square of energy waiting to be released! You may wish to observe where in your life you feel the tension between fulfilling your own needs (Leo) and taking care of the needs of the group (Aquarius). As always, keep some energy for your inner life at this momentous time and avoid getting swept up in mass events.
January 30 – February 21, 2021: Mercury retrograde (between 26° – 11° Aquarius). There is now time to pause and assess the momentous events of the past couple of months. How can we integrate all that has happened globally, nationally, and in our own lives since December 2020? Let us use this time wisely to unwind, relax a little more than usual, and BREATHE.
Avoid important equipment purchases if possible, such as computers and mobile devices, and back-up your data. Thinking of upgrading your entire “tech” system? Pause, research, and plan to upgrade in MARCH 2021!
February 11, 2021: We have a beautiful New Moon at 23° Aquarius at 2:05 PM EST on this day, and an entire grouping of planets in Aquarius, inviting us to begin again. Picture the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn ALL in Aquarius – a new age is beginning to blossom! Set your intentions and plan for the weeks ahead.
Venus is conjunct Jupiter (both in Aquarius) in the New Moon chart. I love this aspect, which is a dose of optimism (so needed at this time)! Plan to do something happy on this day, making Aphrodite and Jupiter smile!
February 17, 2021: the square between Saturn and Uranus becomes exact at 7° Aquarius-Taurus: embrace contradiction! You may feel as if something is still holding you back as you wish to move forward in your life… and so it is. Stay with this – we have an entire year to work through this energetic pattern. The Saturn-Uranus square will occur again in June and December, by which time we will hopefully have assimilated what we need to let go of in our lives, and our nation, in order to move forward into a new era.
‘Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.Bob Marley, Aquarius
None but ourselves can free our minds’
February 18, 2021: The Sun enters Pisces – look out for next month’s Astrology Update and video offerings. Have a safe and inspired Aquarius season!!
Love and light,
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