2017 Aquarius Astrology:
20 January – 18 February
Come on Strong
The year gets off to a powerful start with assertive Mars in Aquarius, giving you all the energy you need to get the job done. Don’t be afraid to come on strong, as Jupiter in your 5th house of romance and creativity puts the odds in your favor! Of course, with Saturn in your 10th house of career and reputation squaring Mars during the first week, you must make sure everything you do is aboveboard, because otherwise you might find yourself on the wrong end of karma (or even the law). It’s time to slow down and reflect upon the events of the past year as the New Moon in Capricorn on January 11th connects with trans formative Pluto, communicative Mercury, and affectionate Venus in your 12th house of subconscious matters. Many of you are undergoing profound yet subtle changes in perception as Pluto takes a long, slow journey through your 12th house of secrets and solitude, and you may find a stronger interest in the occult is developing. With Uranus activating your 3rd house of communication and learning, you might just find that your own psychic senses are being activated!
Saturn moving through Scorpio and your 10th house of career and reputation brings heavy responsibility into your life, placing you in a leadership position in which people expect you to perform effectively. Saturn in the 10th can bring great honor, but it can also lead to an even greater fall as instant karma is activated. It is imperative that you keep your integrity intact at all times because even a small digression could begin an avalanche of woe. Several transits will trigger Saturn’s influence in your 10th house this year, including a Mercury Retrograde and a few lunation’s. Saturn in the 10th may find you in a greater position of authority and responsibility than ever before, but it is because the public has every confidence that you can deliver.
The year begins on a lively note with Venus in Sagittarius and your 11th house of friends and associates, keeping you busy with social activities and engagements. However, you’ll be ready to slow down after January 9th, when Venus enters Capricorn and your 12th house of secrets and solitude, urging you to reflect upon your relationships. Turning inward is intensified once Venus meets up with Pluto, Lord of Regeneration, on January 17th. This could be a time of secret affairs and clandestine activity, but most likely it points to working in a selfless and charitable way. With Pluto in your 12th house for many years to come, you may find your heart and soul being transformed through the suffering of others, making this a great time to learn how you can help others more effectively. You’ll be ready for center stage once the Goddess of Love and Beauty enters your 1st house of personality and appearance on February 2nd, adding extra charm and grace to every move you make. This will come in handy, especially if you have challenges to face at work! Venus swims into compassionate Pisces and your 2nd house of personal values and finances on February 26th, blending nicely with Saturn to potentially bring rewards and bonuses your way. Why not splurge a little on a late birthday present for yourself? You may also find good karma returning to you as mystical Neptune lends a spiritual note.
Venus enters creative Aries and your 3rd house of siblings and neighbors on March 22nd, bringing greater warmth and inspiration to your relationships. This is the perfect time to start a community garden or other project that will bring people together. Your powers of persuasion are increased, making it much easier for you to get others to follow your lead. Once Venus enters practical Taurus and your 4th house of home and family on April 15th, you’ll enjoy all the sensual pleasures your home has to offer. Simple things like flowers and clean linens can make a big difference for very little cost, and others will also appreciate your efforts to create a comfortable environment. Your home is such a delightful place to be! Have friends and family over to celebrate May Day and the season of growth leading to harvest. Some of the most fortunate days of the year will begin on May 9th, when attractive Venus enters versatile Gemini and your 5th house of pleasure and creativity. Jupiter’s continued presence here makes this a very lucky time for you, so don’t be afraid to take a chance. Whether it is the game of love or a game of sport, odds are in your favor. Many of you will be welcoming new children into your family now… Congratulations! Savor the joyous moments this transit brings. After June 3rd, Venus sidles into Cancer and your 6th house of health and duty. Relationships with coworkers become more nurturing and harmonious, and stress in the office is at a yearly low. This is also a wonderful time to adopt a pet, so be open to any furry friends the Universe sends your way.
The focus shifts to your significant others once Venus roars into affectionate Leo and your 7th house of marriage and partnerships on June 27th. Partnered Water Bearers will be able to rekindle the old fire easily, while single Aquarians will have lots of potential dates to choose from. This can lead to greater passion after July 22nd, when Venus enters earthy Virgo and your 8th house of intimacy. Venus in Virgo inspires a sense of caring and tenderness that you will appreciate… consider learning massage as a couple so that you can treat yourselves to healing touch more often. The 8th house also rules other people’s resources, making this good time to ask for loans or other forms of assistance. After August 16th, Venus enters lovely Libra and your 9th house of travel and adventure, inspiring you to go on an adventure. Even if you can’t travel literally, you can go on a journey of the mind by learning something new. People from other cultures and even in laws or relatives at a distance are quite pleasant to be with now, so open up your heart and mind. Venus moves into penetrating Scorpio and your 10th house of career and public standing on September 11th, placing you in the limelight. With Saturn here, you can expect increased professional responsibility but also the potential for great rewards. Your boss appreciates what you contribute and is more likely to give you public kudos. Celebrate your successes by spending more time with your friends after Venus sails into Sagittarius and your 11th house of friends and associates on October 7th. Working together towards a common goal or just letting off steam will be good for your soul, so be open to invitations to join the gang!
You’ll be ready to take a break from the social scene after Venus slips into Capricorn and your 12th house of secrets and solitude on November 5th, when you’ll enjoy helping others in need more than being in the spotlight. This transit may bring back issues you experienced at the beginning of the year. Everything regarding this house will be experienced more intensely as Pluto leads you through personal transformation, forcing you to let go of old, outdated attitudes for a new way of being. In the case of the 12th house, it is time to finish up old business before you can move on to a new cycle. Karma from past lives may also come into play as greater cycles of being are suggested by the passage of Pluto. Venus turns retrograde on December 21st, which means she will remain in your 12th house until March 2014, giving you months to reflect on both your accomplishments and failures of the past, and what you would like to change in the coming days.
With Saturn in your 10th house all year issues related to your mother or father are likely to come into focus. How you relate to authority figures will play a role in your success, and your success may mean that you will have to spend more time away from your family. A New Moon and Eclipse on May 10th could bring a newcomer into your family, whether through birth or through marriage. A change of residence is also possible, as New Moons signify beginnings and Eclipses tend to bring life changes. In November, an emotional Full Moon could bring trouble that has been brewing to a head. Your best bet is to stay calm and go with the flow as much as possible. No matter what you do, time marches on and changes things. Some of these changes are for the best, and some you may not appreciate much, but either way you’ll have to accept and work within the new status.
Once Jupiter enters your 6th house of health and service on June 26th, your health and general well-being should improve. Educate yourself as much as possible about health wellness, because the best medicine truly is prevention. Physical activity is not only beneficial, it can also be great fun, and you’ll enjoy trying different sports and practices. For some it might be mountain climbing and for others it might be belly dancing… just do it! If you are interested in working in the health and medical fields, this is a terrific time to get started. Whether you want to be a masseuse, dental technician, veterinarian, or heart surgeon, you’ll find the right doors opening for you. Relationships with coworkers are jolly, with plenty of bonding over long lunches and office celebrations. In fact, the biggest problem you face is the potential weight gain that comes with expansive Jupiter’s visit. Remember moderation!
Saturn moving through your 10th house of career may have a big impact on your finances, and this could be especially positive once Jupiter enters your 6th house of service. Add slow-moving Neptune in Pisces and your 2nd house of personal finances and you have a very interesting recipe for financial success and spiritual fulfillment. You may have to take a leap of faith regarding your career and finances, but if you have carefully collected all the data and done your research, you stand to win big. Keep in mind that winning big may not mean that you’ll earn millions of dollars… it may simply be that this is the year you begin to do what you love and love what you do. This is your chance, with practical Saturn tempering dreamy Neptune and expansive Jupiter, to make your dreams come true.
What does Mercury Retrograde hold for you this year? Mercury goes retrograde three times a year for about three weeks each time. During these retrogrades, you can expect miss communication, delays in travel, and breakdowns in machinery and appliances. Usually these breakdowns are due to neglect or lack of attention to detail and the retrograde period simply brings these problems to the surface. It’s often a good idea to hold off on making any important decisions, purchases, or signing contracts when Mercury is retrograde. Brides who are planning weddings should certainly consult an astrologer to avoid scheduling the Big Day during a retrograde! On the positive side, Mercury retrograde is excellent for research and investigation. It is a time to go over everything carefully, looking for loopholes, mistakes, and weaknesses. Here are this year’s Mercury retrogrades and how they are likely to impact you:
February 23rd-March 17th, Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, 2nd House
This Retrograde may feel like a recurring dream as Mercury went retrograde in your 2nd house about at almost the exact same time in 2012. Bills, payments, and purchases are more likely to get lost in the mail, while sales and contracts are more likely to fall through or be delayed. This is a good time to tighten your purse strings and think carefully about what it is you truly value. Avoid making large purchases as you may end up with a severe case of buyer’s regret later. Once Mercury turns direct you will be able to get your budget better organized and make more educated choices regarding your purchases.
June 26th-July 20th, Mercury Retrograde in Cancer, 6th House
When Mercury turns retrograde in your 6th house of health and service, you may have trouble communicating clearly with your coworkers. This is a good time for research and for planning rather than sharing your goals… there will be plenty of time to pitch your ideas later. You’ll also want to keep a close eye on your pets as they are more likely to get lost during this time. Mercury in Cancer is by nature very emotional, so don’t be surprised if normally calm people have outbursts due to frustration. Fortunately, by the time Mercury turns direct on July 20th, everything will be on the way back to normal!
October 21st-November 10th, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, 10th House
Once again, here is another retrograde that reminds you of events in 2012 as Mercury revisits your 10th house of career and reputation. This time around Saturn is involved, making the transit more challenging. Miss communication with your authority figures could have serious repercussions, so avoid sending emails when you are tired or feeling emotional. If you are waiting for a raise or promotion, or to hear if you’ve been hired for a new position, you’ll probably have to wait until after the retrograde. By the time Mercury turns direct on November 10th, you’ll know exactly where you stand and where you are going.
Your personal New Moon occurs on February 10th, signaling the dawn of your personal New Year. This is the best opportunity of the year for a new beginning, so don’t hesitate to create a fresh start where you need one. Venus will also be in your sign during the New Moon, helping to bring beauty and grace to all you do. The closer the New Moon is to your actual birthday, the more impact it will have, so make a wish for all you desire in the coming year. Like everyone else, you face many challenges, but this is your chance to set your intentions and goals for the coming days. Celebrate simply being yourself and every new opportunity you are given.
You have two Full Moons this year, which happen on July 22nd and August 21st. These represent the culmination of what you started 6 months ago during your New Moon on February 10th. Because there are two, you can expect events to unfold in two parts, with the first being a bit of a cliff hanger and the second bringing resolution. This tends to be a highly emotional time, as the Moon represents our feelings and responses. Decisions you made around your last birthday are now beginning to bear fruit, for better or for worse. Some of you may have encountered obstacles in your path and have had to change course. You will need your mate, best friend, or partner to be supportive and understanding as you move forward, so keep the lines of communication clear. Express yourself openly and honestly, and celebrate your progress while planning for what still lies ahead.
Eclipses indicate change in the area of life they impact, and are often felt for much longer than regular lunations. In cases where the eclipse makes a close aspect to planets or angles in your chart, they can be felt for up to a year. Here is what to look for during the eclipse cycle of 2015:
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on April 25th may bring your hard work to fruition, but if you have anything to hide that will also be illuminated. Your career and reputation are at stake, and hopefully you’ll be receiving much deserved kudos. Your parents may also be affected by this eclipse, so pay attention to their needs, especially if they are fragile. The days surrounding this Full Moon may keep you away from home, so once it passes, make sure to check in with those who share your roof.
A New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Taurus on May 10th brings up issues at home… and with Mercury, Venus, and Mars all adding to the energy, you can experience plenty of joy and contentment in your domestic life. New Moons signify beginnings, and you have a chance to create a new beginning for your family in the most positive way possible. Of course, this might mean change, and with Taurus on the cusp of your 4th house, change may not be a popular word in your house! Nevertheless, it’s time to plan your steps for going forward.
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 25th activates your 11th house of friends and associates, bringing group issues to fruition. You may also need to keep an eye on the children in your life, as they may also feel the effects of this lunation! The Full Moon represents a culmination, so you can expect pressure that has been building to finally escape through the available cracks. Whether this is for better or for worse will depend on how you react! Be the calm in the middle of the storm for your friends and children.
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18th may be the most unpredictable of the year, as it combines with erratic Uranus in your 3rd house of communication and community. Avoid driving if you are tired or agitated as this is a very accident prone event. Your neighbors or siblings may be experiencing a crisis, so be ready to lend a hand if necessary. You may also find yourself dropping a few verbal bombs here and there, especially if you have been holding back some of your very strong opinions!
A New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd activates your 10th house of career and public standing and is a preview to events that could occur during the Full Moon in Taurus on November 17th. Because Mercury is also retrograde now, don’t expect things to go as planned. If you are waiting to start a new position or word from the boss, you can expect it to be delayed. You may be on the verge of significant success and accomplishment, but for now you must wait patiently and listen carefully.
Aquarius, the Water Bearer – Description and Personality
The Sun shone in Aquarius, a masculine sign on your birthday. The Sun in astrology stands
for our inner nature, or character. The eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius, the
Water-Bearer, is ruled by serious Saturn and outrageous Uranus. What an alarming mixture!
A fixed (strong and solid) sign, Aquarius governs intellect and originality. It is an Air
sign, which makes Aquarians generally intelligent, unorthodox and inventive, although you
often appear to be eerily detached and personally uninvolved.
The Sun, ruler of our inner nature, is in the sign of its detriment here, for Saturn, the
ruler of the outer darkness, is enthroned in Aquarius. The erratic energy of Uranus,
planet of the unorthodox and eclectic, makes you unpredictable and subject to profound and
unexpected deviations from the norm. Yet, due to the restrictive influence of Saturn,
Aquarians exhibit considerable personal stability and work well within a structured
These apparently contradictory influences work strangely well together in your Aquarian
personality. When friends see you suddenly change course, or do something unpredictable,
they probably do not realise you are acting on some quite practical, or advantageous
course of considered action.
The astrological emblem for Aquarius is a man pouring water, the collective consciousness
of mankind. As an idealist, you champion the highest principles, while at the same time
being an independent thinker.
Determined Aquarius, a fixed sign, can be rather stubborn, offhand and resistant to
imposed changes. You accept the substantial alterations in life as a challenge, but are
quite averse to those small changes which can throw a spanner in the works. When
confronted with unreasonable authoritarian demands or dogmatic principles to which you do
not subscribe, you rebel. You certainly resent being told what to do, although you can be
quite co-operative when properly approached. Aquarians are naturally sceptical; they like
to test things for themselves, but, once convinced, become firm in their determination to
see things through. Anyone who wants to get on side with you needs to see what must be
done and share the load without being asked.
You are somewhat prone to immersing yourself in unorthodox fields of study and can make
significant discoveries off the beaten track. Astrology could become a passionate concern
for you, as may other investigations of the limits of consciousness and human abilities.
A lover of science and originality, you treasure the unique while immersing yourself in
the traditional. You readily adopt lifestyles and ideas that run counter to the mainstream
and you try to visualize any situation objectively, as a kind of mental exercise. In
relationships, your intellectual approach makes you seem interested, but not particularly
passionate or possessive. Of course you do not really lack passion, for when you focus
your feelings, your passion is as intense as it is inspirational.
Most of you are less than fabulous cooks, although you’ll eat just about anything! So far
as sports are concerned, my dears, as long as you can participate in such activities with
a partner, or as part of a team, you can get quite enthusiastic about it, so have little
trouble keeping physically fit. You do have a tendency to laziness, however, so are
reluctant to engage in any boring series of exercises on your own. Broad jumping, camping,
ballooning, tennis, swimming, racquetball and baseball are cool for you. Science and
engineering, international finance, writing, music, astrology, psychology or social work
are all fields wherein you could find your niche.
Aquarius rules shins, ankles, and the circulatory system, while cramps, allergies, sudden illness and freak accidents are common for those with Aquarius active in their charts. You may also suffer from various nervous disorders.
Aquarian colours are silver, aqua, purple and electric pink and blue. Your birthstone is amethyst, the healing gemstone, which restores and maintains mental equilibrium. Flowers for Aquarians include the gladioli, tiger lily, trillium and bird of paradise.