Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
The Sun remains in Scorpio and your career sector until the 21st. Up until the 12th, communication planet Mercury is in this same sector of your chart. This means it’s a good month to get ahead at work and within your career. Move steadily forward and aim for solid progress.
The Full Moon on the 14th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac highlighting your foundations. This Full Moon is about security, keeping things steady rather than chasing ahead. It’s a good date for a major work/home decision or to complete a project or work chapter.
The 9th is a key turning point for you however as this is the date when action planet Mars enters your sign of Aquarius where it remains until mid-December. If you’ve been lacking energy or direction, Mars will help you turn a corner as this is the planet of ambition.
Whilst Mars is in your sign, be more assertive, step into your power, go get what you want. The focus is on your personal goals and aims rather than work and career so this is about doing the things you love in life and tapping into your passion.
Yet this month there are also key planets in Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your chart. So it is important that you pace yourself and spend time listening to your inner voice. When you have Mars in your sign it would be easy to charge ahead all guns blazing but this would bypass a more sensitive energy which requires your attention.
Key dates for stopping and listening are the 3rd and 7th when the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio and your career sector team up with Pluto in Capricorn. This can offer you key insights into you, your nature and what makes you tick. Scorpio rules not only your career but also your vocation, your future and where you’re heading in life.
Use the first part of November to keep your eye on the bigger picture, to notice whether you feel in sync with your working life or whether there’s an imbalance. If you ignore what’s going on for you personally or on an inner level, this will emerge again and could act as a wake-up call.
This is because of key astrology in the last week of November and it begins with a major planetary aspect between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter is the freedom planet and in your fellow air sign of Libra, this is about expanding your horizons, thinking big, going global.
It’s a positive time to embrace travel and study, to increase your knowledge and learning and to engage with new philosophies and/or a spiritual path. You need something beyond the everyday to inspire you and stimulate your taste buds for life.
Yet the Jupiter-Pluto clash hints at a test of faith, feeling powerless or out of control. This might relate to events out in the world or your personal beliefs or principles. Either way, you need to question extreme behaviour and find a way to make sense of what’s taking place.
This may play out as a holiday or trip that needs to be postponed or cancelled, losing faith with a course of study you’re involved in or coming up against underhand behaviour. Pluto’s links to the underworld often flag up themes of corruption or wrong-doing. Jupiter is the planet of truth and the Law so this could be a time when justice is not upheld.
It is important to know what this means for you because this Jupiter-Pluto clash will take place twice more in 2017. In fact, it’s one of the major themes of your year ahead. Your co-ruler Uranus will be pulled into the planetary pattern later this year so in some shape or form, you might experience that things have to break down before you can break through.
If you’re challenging the status quo or taking on the authorities, it’s going to be a challenging route forward but one that you may not be able to resist.
This is also a month when you’re likely to be engaged more than usual with other people. The love planet Venus is in Sagittarius and your friendship sector until the 12th when it passes over the baton to communication planet Mercury on the same date. In addition, the Sun enters Sagittarius on the 21st.
So friends and group activities are heightened this month and this might play in to the major Jupiter-Pluto energy towards the end of November. You thrive on group interactions and you’re at your best when you can play a key role within a community of people or get together with people of like minds to have fun or fight the good cause.
Take note of what happens on or around the 29th when there’s a gorgeous New Moon in Sagittarius. This is a brilliant date for people power and it takes place at the tail end of some trickier planetary activity from the 24th to the 29th.
It’s via your interaction with others that your own inspiration will strike. Your ruler Uranus is active on the 5th and 26th, making connections that buzz with new ideas. This is also a promising period for love or at least meeting someone new. The 5th is the liveliest date in this respect.
Yet on the whole, love isn’t foreground this month, especially after the 12th. In fact, love is mainly out of the picture or taking place behind closed doors. This is because Venus enters Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your chart on this date and Venus in Capricorn can flag up a love affair or secret liaison.
You might also be reassessing what you want when it comes to love or you’re so caught up with other areas of your life that love is secondary. This will all change next month but for now your attention is elsewhere.