The Sun enters Aquarius today (January 20th) ushering in the season of the lucid liberator. Or is that the lone wolf?
Aquarius' famed detachment can manifest as a rational view from the fringes of society, or a chilly perspective devoid of empathy. You've got the free spirit who can be friends with everyone, or the bitter outsider who sneers at the masses. Aquarius represents the collective, while standing apart from it. The only way to develop an unbiased perspective about someone is to step back from them. Aquarius excels at this. No sign is as open to your flaws and weird little secrets, because Aquarius knows that everyone is a freak. Aquarius is drawn to the freaks. But take this tendency too far and Aquarius has distanced itself to outer space, viewing everyone from an alien perspective and guessing at what human connections are, instead of actively participating.
This Fixed Air sign is full of contradictions. A stubborn free thinker. Always looking ahead, but protective of personal boundaries and ideals. Open, but closed. Aquarius in your chart is where these contradictions live. It's where you break with tradition, and where you guard certain freedoms as rigidly as those traditions.
Fittingly, January 20th will also feature an exact square between Mercury Rx in Capricorn and Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) in Aries. This emphasizes the rule-breaker side of Aquarius, as traditions/authority (Capricorn) are disrupted and questioned (Uranus).
This is a repeat aspect:
- December 20th, 2015: Mercury direct square Uranus Rx at 16 deg Aries
- January 20th, 2016: Mercury Rx square Uranus at 16 deg Aries
- January 31st, 2016: Mercury direct square Uranus in Aries at 17 deg
16 to 17 degrees Aries and Capricorn is where the disruptive questions are being asked. At its highest manifestation, Aquarius/Uranus shakes us loose from our complacency, so we can move forward.
Note that the January 23rd Full Moon in Leo will be part of the shake up.
Here are the aspects the Sun in Aquarius will make:
- January 23rd: Full Moon in Leo
- January 30th: square Juno in Scorpio at 10 degrees
- February 3rd: sextile Saturn in Sagittarius at 14 degrees
- February 5th: trine Black Moon Lilith in Libra at 16 degrees
- February 6th: sextile Uranus in Aries at 16 degrees
- February 7th: square Mars in Scorpio at 18 degrees
- February 8th: New Moon 19 degrees Aquarius
- February 10th: inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Virgo at 21 degrees
- February 11th: inconjunct the North Node in Virgo at 22 degrees
- February 15th: conjunct Ceres at 26 degrees
- February 19th: Pisces ingress