Aquarius (21 January – 18 February)
This is going to be a lively month on the people front and there are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, the Sun is in your star sign Aquarius up until the 19th and for many of you, it’s your birthday month.
Love & Connections
This is always a positive time to put yourself and your own needs first. Look after no. 1 and line up some new personal goals and aims. It’s your turn in the cosmic spotlight to shine bright.
The Full Moon which peaks over the weekend of the 8th/9th is gorgeous for celebration and for love. It falls in Leo, your opposite star sign. Make the most of this celebratory planetary energy and do something special with the one you love.
Love planet, Venus, also picks up a fire sign this month as it moves in to Aries and your communication sector on the 7th, where it remains until early March. This is gorgeous for going on a date or meeting new people.
Also, it’s an ideal time to get out in your local community, make new friends, visit new places and use your networks and connections. It’s often a busy time of year when the personal planets start to move through Aries, whether you’re catching up with old and new friends or you have other reasons to widen your network.
If you’re involved in sales, marketing or online media, this can be an exciting time for you. Or, you may be involved in activities which tap into your humanitarian and egalitarian nature. You can work at bringing people together this month, whatever your cause. You’re fired up and ready for action.
Action planet Mars has its part to play here too. Up until the 16th, Mars is in Sagittarius and your friendship and group sector. Another indication that you’re bringing people together and enjoying your wider circle of friends.
Preparation & Research
There’s a shift in planetary energy mid-month, however, as Mars moves into Capricorn on the 16th and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Mars remains here until late March when it then takes up residence in your star sign Aquarius.
Mars in Capricorn often indicates a time of preparation or research for you. It’s important to channel any anger or difficult emotions constructively and not be too hard on yourself or others. Have fun this month but don’t go over the top and forget to look after you.
There’s another reason why there’s a shift in planetary energy mid-month. This is the fact that communication planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on the 17th and remains on go slow until March 10th.
Traditionally, Mercury retrograde is not the time to make a major decision or initiate action. Instead, notice what happens, log your opportunities and find out more. Think of this as the research or planning stage, which fits Mars’ move through Capricorn.
Mercury is retrograde in Pisces and your personal money sector. This is potentially a big month for money matters and you’re wise to make any major moves before the 17th.
Mercury enters Pisces on the 3rd so line up important meetings or interviews in February sooner rather than later. The 5th is a positive date for money, home and family interactions.
This month’s New Moon on the 23rd also falls in Pisces and your personal money sector. Plus, there’s a major planetary aspect on the 20th between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. This whole combination feels charitable and giving.
Notice your creative ideas around money during this period and look out for someone who steps in to help you. What you give you receive in return and this whole period feels karmic. You could be repaid for a gesture or help you offered in the past. Or perhaps, you’re the one reaching out to offer support.
Yet, on the whole, you’re wise to proceed with caution when it comes to money after the 17th and be wary of any scams or a deal that sounds too good to be true. With Mercury on go slow, things are hidden and the truth only emerges once Mercury turns direct mid-March.
Be creative – yes; explore new money-making opportunities and ideas. Don’t, however, rush into things and wait until March 10th before you put your plans and ideas in to action.
The Uranus Factor
Also, this month, your co-ruler, Uranus in Taurus is lively and active. Uranus teams up with key planets on the 5th, 21st, 22nd and 29th. In your horoscope, Taurus rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.
You may already know where these areas of life are flexible or shifting. Sometimes, when Uranus is active, external events step in to bring about change. Certainly, this is likely to be a period in your life when you feel more restless than usual.
Look at new ways of living, whether this is about sustainability, eco-living or community, down-sizing, sharing where you live or letting go of ties that bind you. There may be financial reasons too, why you’re ready to explore new options around home and family affairs.