The Sun enters Aquarius on January 19th. Aquarius' mix of detachment, logic and individuality can help you step back and consider a fresh perspective. If you step back far enough, the result is isolation. But more often it's an objective view. This dispassion removes judgement and self-pity. But the other side of the coin is rejection of anything that hints at closeness or commitment.
However, this transit is generally about putting some distance between yourself and draining situations. "Distance" doesn't mean running away. Rather, it's about stepping outside your emotions when they become overwhelming. Once you're able to look up and out, Aquarius shows you what lies beyond the current rules.
This year's ingress is defined by a square between Mars in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius, exact on January 19th (at 23 degrees). As the original ruler of Aquarius, Saturn reminds us that this sign is not just a rebel. Objective management of emotions is the real theme. It's not all about you, is it? Rationalization allows you to calmly step beyond the accepted, and venture off in a new direction. You see that the old emotional scripts and fears of ridicule simply don't matter. While Mars/Saturn is restriction of action, it's also maturity and focus. Here's where you can't go. This is what you can't do. So what's over that way? Once the limits are clear, the alternatives become logical.
This Aquarius season will feature Saturn quite strongly. The January 27th Aquarian New Moon takes place on the same day as an exact square between Saturn and Venus in Pisces (limits on what you want). That theme of enforced focus and maturity will continue. Independence is also key - Saturn insists on self-reliance, and Aquarius urges you to head off on your own.
If you've had enough of feelings slopping all over the place, this transit will be a welcome relief. It will ask you to chill. Stop fighting the losing battle (attempting to go where you're not allowed, or forcing what can't be forced). Try viewing your situation from the outside. Chances are, you'll discover a gleaming new alternative that you hadn't considered. If you have a birthday from January 19th to January 23rd, the Mars/Saturn square will be part of your upcoming Solar Return year. Birthdays from January 23rd to January 27th will have a Solar Return year with Venus/Saturn. Either way, your course will be clearly defined. You'll know exactly what you can do and have, and you'll have to be cooly controlled to make it happen.
Here are the aspects the Sun will make:
- Jan 23rd: inconjunct the Virgo North Node (3 deg)
- Jan 27th: New Moon (8 deg)
- Feb 9th: sextile Uranus in Aries (21 deg)
- Feb 10th: inconjunct Vesta Rx in Cancer (22 deg)
- Feb 11th: trine Jupiter in Libra (23 deg)
- Feb 14th: sextile Saturn in Sagittarius (25 deg)
- Feb 18th: Pisces ingress