Aquarius (21 January – 18 February)
Mars & Passion
Temperatures are rising this month as passion planet, Mars, moves into your opposite star sign, Leo, on the 1st. Mars is the planet which rules the libido and Leo is your relationship sector. If you’re looking for a relationship, this is a positive month to flex your love muscles and chase the one you want.
Alternatively, you may find that someone has the hots for you. Mars is a direct, passionate influence that’s livening up your relationship sector until mid-August. If you’re in a relationship or married, Mars promises passion but potentially anger or arguments too.
Mars flares up impulsively. Therefore, it’s a month when a relationship issue could come to a head. You can’t hide your feelings easily when Mars is urging you to take the initiative and get things moving.
This isn’t a straightforward month for love and relationships either, because of other planetary influences. Firstly, communication planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on the 7th, also in Leo. Mercury remains on go slow until August 1st.
This is often a time when you don’t know the truth of a situation. Mercury retrograde is a symbol of misunderstandings and mis-communication. You could be caught in a situation where you’re having to wait for the one you want. Or perhaps, your other half is going away or busy with other areas of their life.
Try not to act impulsively, especially between the 7th to the 11th. This is when tempers could flare as Mercury and Mars up the ante on the 8th and Mars clashes with your co-ruler, Uranus in Taurus, on the 11th. This feels volatile and unpredictable. Uranus in Taurus represents your home and family, perhaps someone else getting involved in your love life.
Love & Relationships
Let things calm down if you’re in a relationship triangle or complicated situation. Instead, see what happens later in the month when you have promising love astrology working in your favour. On the 23rd, the Sun enters Leo and its sign of rulership. This is significant for you because the Sun represents your partner in astrology.
Plus, five days later, on the 28th, love planet, Venus, enters Leo. And, finally, there’s a stunning New Moon on August 1st, the day that Mercury turns direct. Put all of this together and you’re wise to wait and be patient in July, as your love stars bring about a resolution later in the month. In fact, heading in to August, relationships are foreground in your life.
Bear in mind that Leo doesn’t only rule personal relationships in your horoscope. It represents all your significant 1-to-1’s including business partnerships and joint ventures. Therefore, the same advice applies. Try not to freak out when there’s lively astrology from the 7th to the 11th, expect the unexpected and see what occurs later on in July.
Also, this month, there are two powerful eclipses. There’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Cancer on the 2nd followed by a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on the 16th. Eclipses are associated with drama and change, so this is potentially a complex month. You might find yourself in the dark at times and need to feel your way forwards carefully.
This month is also the mid-point of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle. This particular eclipse cycle began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. For you, it’s about your work and routine, your lifestyle and health. Also, rest and retreat, your inner world and private concerns.
Eclipses bring change to your situation. They’re not necessarily neither good nor bad but they often coincide with times when external events have a knock on effect in your own life. Work is one area where you’re wise to tread carefully. There could be changes to your current situation and it’s a good idea to get on the right side of other people.
The planet of relating, Venus, is also in Cancer from the 3rd to the 28th. Therefore, teamwork is imperative and important to your success. However, your ruling planet, Saturn, opposes key planets in Cancer this month on the 9th and 17th. This peaks at the Lunar Eclipse on the 16th.
Consider what this might mean for you. Perhaps, there’s someone you don’t get on with at work or you find out about a secret enemy, someone working against you. This isn’t a good month to try and manipulate or control others, even if you feel hard done by. It’s a complex mix of astrology.
Saturn & Karma
Plus, your planet Saturn is currently retrograde and moving backwards through the zodiac alongside the karmic south node. These two first came together in April 2019 and remain close until September/early October 2019.
The theme is release and letting go, changing old habits, giving in to what’s not working out. Also, the planet Pluto is in Capricorn, alongside your ruler, Saturn. And, Pluto is powerful during the Lunar Eclipse on the 16th.
This too suggests taking a step back and considering what next. You could go back to an old job and it’s an excellent month to rework and revise your plans. Be kind to yourself. Ideally, be kind to others too and give people the benefit of the doubt.
This might not always work in your favour but it’s important to wait until Mercury turns direct early August. Only then do you have all the facts you need and the relevant information at your fingertips. Play a strategic game in July and don’t be persuaded to build up any bad karma.