Astrology During Aquarius

    The Sun enters the sign of Aquarius on January 19th at 7:40 p.m., Mountain Time. Aquarius is an air sign and is associated with the rebel, Uranus. Both Aquarius and Uranus like the switch things up a bit. Aquarius is the sign of the genius, futurist, computer geek and inventor. They love to try new things and see if they work. If they don’t work, the Aquarius will tweak them until they do work. Emotions don’t come easily to this sign, so try not to make them cozy. It will be frustrating for both of you.

    The month of Aquarius opens with Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be going backwards from January 15th through February 2nd. It will start in Aquarius and end up in Capricorn. A Mercury retrograde is the best time to release what no longer works. This retrograde will be an excellent time to go through your computer and clean up files. Or go through your office and organize and archive what you are no longer using. This is a time of a little chaos, so you might as well go with it and make more chaos. The end of the retrograde is in Capricorn, so you will see the chaos turn to organization.

    Venus is also retrograde now too. She will be going backwards in Capricorn from December 20th – January 27th. A Venus retrograde brings a time to look at your relationships in a new way. Don’t feel bad if you are a bit more private than normal. This is a time to look inside for your love and not outward. Tell yourself how loved you are and give yourself a big hug. Look at the wonderful life that you have created. Magnificent.

    It is interesting that the retrogrades of Mercury and Venus overlap each other. They are both retrograde from January 15th through January 27th. The new year will start with a discerning eye. Expand what works and let go of what is broken.

    There are some other unusual planetary alignments this month too. During the first week in February the Sun will be joining Saturn, which is the best time to focus on a difficult project so you can get it done. They both square unpredictable Uranus, so be flexible as things might change at the last minute.

    In addition, Uranus is trine to the conjunction of Venus and Mars. All these planets are in Earth signs, so get physical and practical. If you want to Feng Shui your surroundings, now is the time. Move furniture around. Get rid of items you no longer enjoy. Go through your closets and clean them out. Change your art and make things more beautiful. If you are an artist, get creative.

    Regarding the visible planets, Venus and Mars can both be seen in the predawn sky. If you have a clear eastern horizon, you might get lucky and see Mercury closes to Venus and Mars too. The best date to see them is around January 29th when the Moon will be there too. So exciting to see four planets close to each other! As far as the evening planets, Jupiter is now lost in the glow of the Sun. Even though Saturn is still visible, he will be getting harder and harder to spot as he also gets lost in the Sun.

    See you in Pisces.



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