Spiritual progress is on the cards this January, starting with the Lunar Eclipse on January 10. As a Fixed sign, you thrive on routines, but this eclipse brings events that make you realize you're restricting yourself too much. Two days later on January 12, the potent Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in the most spiritual zone of your chart. This begins a year-long process for you, when you'll struggle to embrace your spiritual gifts and shake off your sometimes overly rational tendencies.
On January 13, Venus moves into your money zone. Often this would suggest some extravagant spending, but this year, in light of the current astrological energies, it's more about appreciating the more intangible values and gifts you have - kindness, empathy, generosity and gratitude. When Mercury moves into your own sign on January 16, your logical, rational brain seems to be back in charge, but with a subtle shift: You'll be determined to look behind the curtain to try to understand the world's more mysterious energies. The New Moon in Aquarius on January 24 is an excellent time to begin this work.
Watch out for a beautifully romantic interlude on January 27, when Venus conjuncts Neptune. If you're single, this is a good time to meet someone new, but only if you're willing to suspend your judgement; you'll be surprised at who catches your eye around now. Don't censor what you feel about others. Allow your heart to take you where it wishes.
Planetary activity in 2019 focuses on your spirituality and the part you play in your community and wider society. The energies this year are all about deepening your faith and opening your consciousness, starting with a Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone in early January – another matching Solar Eclipse in the last week of 2019 will show you how far you will have traveled on this issue this year.
Throughout the northern hemisphere’s spring you will be questioning society and questioning your own values. Your intentions are pure, and you want to learn and to grow, but don’t be surprised if others find you troublesome at this time – in mid-February, around a volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction, it will be very difficult for you to get your message across and you may spark anger in some. Once Uranus shifts into your family and past zone in early March, you may also start to question your roots and to research your past more thoroughly than you have done so far. This could be an unsettling experience, but hang on in there, you have so much to gain! Uranus transiting your family zone may also manifest in some shocks and surprises for the home this year – perhaps new arrivals or a change of residence.
It’s in early December that you’ll truly find your spiritual calling, when bountiful Jupiter shifts into your spiritual zone. A beautiful Jupiter-Uranus trine in mid-December also links to your family, so don’t be surprised if you find that your higher purpose involves working with families in some way. Reach out into your local community and work with those who need you the most.
You may come across as selfish in love this year. That’s not your intention, but your thoughts are so caught up with the bigger questions in life that you’re not necessarily on the ball with your sweetheart. In late January, a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your community zone highlights the love you give to wider society and your friendship links in the wider world. For a while, these are your sole focus. Venus in your own sign in March highlights this rather distant approach, and when argumentative Mars shifts into your passion zone at the end of March, it could become a source of conflict.
Watch out for tensions between your family and your in-laws too, especially in July when a difficult Mars-Uranus square encourages frustration and anger. July is a passionate month, with Mars bringing great energy to your love zone, but Mercury is also retrograde at this time, so you’ll need to be extra careful in how you communicate with your lover.
The tensions and misunderstandings of the first half of the year do start to fade away following a New Moon in your love zone in early August. You’ll find a way to manage your time so that your sweetheart doesn’t feel cut out by your community work, and so that you can enjoy the magic you have created together. Don’t give up on your partner or yourself – it’s just a matter of finding a better balance.
Your focus on community projects or philanthropic causes is also reflected in your working life this year. In January, June and September, tricky squares between Jupiter and Neptune highlight how your good intentions could be mis-used by others. Be very careful in your relationships with fellow volunteers or not-for-profit colleagues at these times. You should also take care in March, when Mercury is retrograde in your money zone – this is not a great time to make major financial decisions. Get expert advice – and listen to it!
Mid-May is a more promising time, with a Full Moon in your career zone indicating recognition or progress at work. Finding meaning in your career is especially important to you just now and you may want to spend the summer months thinking about a career switch into a field you find more significant. Certainly, a Solar Eclipse in your everyday work zone in early July hints at a change of path, and quite a sudden one at that – this could come as a shock at the time, but you’ll be able to look back and see it as the beneficial influence it is.
Further career progress is likely in the fall. A New Moon in your career zone in late October pushes you ever forwards and when ambitious Mars arrives in this zone in late November, you should have both the energy and the desire to make a real difference to the world. Good for you, Aquarius!
Your challenge this year, Aquarius, will be to let go of the order and structure you so enjoy as Fixed sign – and to embrace chaos. The year’s major astrological event – a rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction – occurs in your spiritual zone and gets to the heart of this matter. These energies will force you to confront the infinite, the cosmos and your own spirituality, even while you try to hold onto to the everyday, the mundane and the routine. A lot of this year is about knowing how and when to let go of control.
The year starts as it means to go on, with an early January Lunar Eclipse in your everyday zone, which is your first hint that routines no longer hold the security they used to. A couple of days later, the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction gives you your first glimpse of the scary but magnetically appealing unknown that will consume you during 2020.
Don’t be surprised if you struggle to put any of this into words, especially once Mercury turns Retrograde in your values zone in February. This can feel rather unsettling, so in many ways the arrival of Saturn in your sign in March will be a welcome stabilizing influence. With Mars also entering Aquarius, however, you may struggle with some unusually impulsive astrological influences – almost as if you’re daring yourself to walk on the wild side.
During April and May, Pluto, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all turn Retrograde, bringing you plenty of opportunities for quiet reflection, prayer and more spiritual exploration. Watch out for a blow to your confidence, however, as Saturn’s apparent backwards motion can play havoc with your self-esteem.
During June, a Solar Eclipse in your everyday routines zone further underlines that the things you’ve always taken for granted are being shaken up. A Lunar Eclipse in your objectives zone highlights the need to relinquish control and to allow the cosmic cards to fall where they may. You cannot control this process, or its astrology, but you can control your own emotional reaction to it. Throughout July, the Sun makes a series of oppositions to the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction, and this finds you struggling still with knowing when to let go and when to try to intervene in life’s energies. If you will only listen, a Lunar Eclipse should bring you answers and insight, Aquarius.
Things may start to settle down in August and September, as gentle Venus transits first your everyday routines zone and then your love zone. By the time the November Lunar Eclipse stimulates your risk zone, you’ll have learned to roll with the punches, and you should be able to embrace this eclipse’s creative potential – take a chance and run with it!
As 2020 draws to a close, a total Solar Eclipse in your objectives zone reminds you not to take life for granted or to make plans that are set in stone. This time around, however, you’re able to smile at the ensuing chaos and you should be feeling much more at ease. The year ends with the arrival of Jupiter in your sign, bringing opportunities aplenty for 2021.
With so much emphasis on your spiritual and psychological development, 2020 looks set to be a relatively peaceful and stable year for your love life, Aquarius. There are no major drama points and it’s likely that if you’re in a happy relationship, it will stay that way. If you’re single, the last quarter of the year seems to be the most promising time for dating and meeting someone new.
In January, Venus is transiting your values zone, so this is a good time to work with your sweetheart for a good cause or a charity you both want to support. It’s a gentle time in love, and as March finds Venus moving into your family zone, it could also be time to welcome a new family member, even if it’s a furry or four legged one.
With Mars arriving in Aquarius at the end of March, your confidence is boosted and you’re more likely to make the first move if you’re dating someone new. Venus shifts into your fun zone around this time, so don’t take any new romance too seriously – just enjoy your time together and don’t jump the gun toward a lifelong commitment. This is important, because when Venus and Saturn both turn Retrograde in May, you may feel very differently about someone you recently met.
After a mid-year for love, Venus moves into your romance zone in September, which would be a very good month for a wedding or engagement. Next up, Venus transits your passion zone in October – for an established relationship, this is a brilliant chance to reignite the magic which first brought you together.
If you’re single and looking for love, Aquarius, October onward is the most likely time for finding a long-term partner. In November, a Lunar Eclipse in your dating zone could mark a highly significant meeting, but don’t be surprised if this turns out to be with someone you don’t initially like. If there is a romance here, astrology suggests that it may well begin with tempers, tantrums and irritations before you discover something more.
Jupiter arrives in your sign in December, and this could be key to your romantic prospects too. Once Jupiter lends you his good humor and generosity of spirit, you’ll feel much happier in yourself – this will make you seem less serious to others, which could lead to more interest romantically. Previously, you may have been inadvertently scaring off some potential partners by wanting too much too soon, so Jupiter’s laid-back vibe could be just what you need. If you do meet someone new in the run up to the festive season, a very special Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on December 21 could hint that this particular relationship is in it for the long-term.
Your career is likely to undergo some transformation this year, Aquarius, in line with your need to deal better with chaos – perhaps your clearly-defined career path will change, or you may want to wander off that direction and try something new. The key is that this will be through your own choice – if you’re happy where you are, you can stay there.
Expect some unsettling feelings early in January, following a Lunar Eclipse in your routines zone, followed by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in your spiritual zone. Venus is transiting your money zone, so you’ll be keen to spend quite extravagantly – but something may happen which prompts you to question your own materialism, particularly once Mercury turns Retrograde in your money zone in February.
March brings both stability and recklessness, in an astrological odd mixture. Saturn arrives in your sign to encourage you to stay put and to work toward the tried and tested. However, Mars in your sign says the opposite, so you may struggle to reconcile your desire for a change with your need for stability. Your inner rebel may win out, especially once Venus transits your risk zone in April.
If you do take chances with your career, Aquarius, think carefully about the timing. During May, both Venus and Saturn turn Retrograde, which may hamper your confidence. However, Mars pushes into your money zone, encouraging you to increase your income and to drive via new ideas, new business, new prosperity.
Mid-year could be when you see the most change in your career. June’s Solar Eclipse in your routine zone is a definite indicator that something’s afoot, although with Mercury Retrograde in this area too, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t miss out on opportunities through fear. During July, as the Sun opposes the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, you’ll have many chances to embrace change – but will you? It may take the events of the Lunar Eclipse in July to show you exactly how necessary change is, and to encourage you to allow life to unfurl around you. Whatever happens, you can expect it to have settled down again in August, when Venus transits your routine zone, bringing calm and some much-needed serenity.
If you’re looking for work, Aquarius, be careful during the Mercury Retrograde period in October, which impacts upon your career zone. You won’t make your best impression at this time, so try to schedule interviews or presentations around it where you can. A much better astrological bet would be November, when Venus moves into your career zone and helps you turn on the charm.
The arrival of bountiful Jupiter in your sign in December is highly significant for your career and your material security. This should find you bursting with confidence and fully ready to embrace change and challenge. Taking these energies forward into 2021, you should be well-placed to start a new business, a new job or even a new career path altogether.