AQUARIUS AT A GLANCE

Element – Air

Ruling Planet – Uranus

Career Planet – Pluto

Love Planet – Sun

Money Planet – Neptune

Planet of Health and Work – Moon

Planet of Home and Family Life – Venus

Planet of Spirituality – Saturn

Colours – electric blue, grey, ultramarine blue

Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony – gold, orange

Colour that promotes earning power – aqua

Gems – black pearl, obsidian, opal, sapphire

Metal – lead

Scents – azalea, gardenia

Quality – fixed (= stability)

Qualities most needed for balance – warmth, feeling and emotion

Strongest virtues – great intellectual power, the ability to communicate and to form and understand abstract concepts, love for the new and avant-garde

Deepest needs – to know and to bring in the new

Characteristics to avoid – coldness, rebelliousness for its own sake, fixed ideas

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Gemini, Libra

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio

Sign most helpful to career – Scorpio

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Taurus

Sign most helpful financially – Pisces

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Leo

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Gemini

Best Sign to have fun with – Gemini

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Libra, Capricorn

Best day of the week – Saturday

Understanding an Aquarius

In the Aquarius-born, intellectual faculties are perhaps the most highly developed of any sign in the zodiac. Aquarians are clear, scientific thinkers. They have the ability to think abstractly and to formulate laws, theories and clear concepts from masses of observed facts. Geminis might be very good at gathering information, but Aquarians take this a step further, excelling at interpreting the information gathered.

Practical people – men and women of the world – mistakenly consider abstract thinking as impractical. It is true that the realm of abstract thought takes us out of the physical world, but the discoveries made in this realm generally end up having tremendous practical consequences. All real scientific inventions and breakthroughs come from this abstract realm.

Aquarians, more so than most, are ideally suited to explore these abstract dimensions. Those who have explored these regions know that there is little feeling or emotion there. In fact, emotions are a hindrance to functioning in these dimensions; thus Aquarians seem – at times – cold and emotionless to others. It is not that Aquarians haven’t got feelings and deep emotions, it is just that too much feeling clouds their ability to think and invent. The concept of ‘too much feeling’ cannot be tolerated or even understood by some of the other signs. Nevertheless, this Aquarian objectivity is ideal for science, communication and friendship.

Aquarians are very friendly people, but they do not make a big show about it. They do the right thing by their friends, even if sometimes they do it without passion or excitement.

Aquarians have a deep passion for clear thinking. Second in importance, but related, is their passion for breaking with the establishment and traditional authority. Aquarians delight in this, because for them rebellion is like a great game or challenge. Very often they will rebel strictly for the fun of rebelling, regardless of whether the authority they defy is right or wrong. Right or wrong has little to do with the rebellious actions of an Aquarian, because to a true Aquarian authority and power must be challenged as a matter of principle.

Where Capricorn or Taurus will err on the side of tradition and the status quo, an Aquarian will err on the side of the new. Without this virtue it is doubtful whether any progress would be made in the world. The conservative-minded would obstruct progress. Originality and invention imply an ability to break barriers; every new discovery represents the toppling of an impediment to thought. Aquarians are very interested in breaking barriers and making walls tumble – scientifically, socially and politically. Other zodiac signs, such as Capricorn, also have scientific talents. But Aquarians are particularly excellent in the social sciences and humanities.

Finance

In financial matters Aquarians tend to be idealistic and humanitarian – to the point of self-sacrifice. They are usually generous contributors to social and political causes. When they contribute it differs from when a Capricorn or Taurus contributes. A Capricorn or Taurus may expect some favour or return for a gift; an Aquarian contributes selflessly.

Aquarians tend to be as cool and rational about money as they are about most things in life. Money is something they need and they set about acquiring it scientifically. No need for fuss; they get on with it in the most rational and scientific ways available.

Money to the Aquarian is especially nice for what it can do, not for the status it may bring (as is the case for other signs). Aquarians are neither big spenders nor penny-pinchers and use their finances in practical ways, for example to facilitate progress for themselves, their families, or even for strangers.

However, if Aquarians want to reach their fullest financial potential they will have to explore their intuitive nature. If they follow only their financial theories – or what they believe to be theoretically correct – they may suffer some losses and disappointments. Instead, Aquarians should call on their intuition, which knows without thinking. For Aquarians, intuition is the short-cut to financial success.

Career and Public Image

Aquarians like to be perceived not only as the breakers of barriers but also as the transformers of society and the world. They long to be seen in this light and to play this role. They also look up to and respect other people in this position and even expect their superiors to act this way.

Aquarians prefer jobs that have a bit of idealism attached to them – careers with a philosophical basis. Aquarians need to be creative at work, to have access to new techniques and methods. They like to keep busy and enjoy getting down to business straightaway, without wasting any time. They are often the quickest workers and usually have suggestions for improvements that will benefit their employers. Aquarians are also very helpful with their co-workers and welcome responsibility, preferring this to having to take orders from others.

If Aquarians want to reach their highest career goals they have to develop more emotional sensitivity, depth of feeling and passion. They need to learn to narrow their focus on the essentials and concentrate more on the job in hand. Aquarians need ‘a fire in the belly’ – a consuming passion and desire – in order to rise to the very top. Once this passion exists they will succeed easily in whatever they attempt.

Love and Relationships

Aquarians are good at friendships, but a bit weak when it comes to love. Of course they fall in love, but their lovers always get the impression that they are more best friends than paramours.

Like Capricorns, they are cool customers. They are not prone to displays of passion or to outward demonstrations of their affections. In fact, they feel uncomfortable when their other half hugs and touches them too much. This does not mean that they do not love their partners. They do, only they show it in other ways. Curiously enough, in relationships they tend to attract the very things that they feel uncomfortable with. They seem to attract hot, passionate, romantic, demonstrative people. Perhaps they know instinctively that these people have qualities they lack and so seek them out. In any event, these relationships do seem to work, Aquarian coolness calming the more passionate partner while the fires of passion warm the cold-blooded Aquarius.

The qualities Aquarians need to develop in their love life are warmth, generosity, passion and fun. Aquarians love relationships of the mind. Here they excel. If the intellectual factor is missing in a relationship an Aquarian will soon become bored or feel unfulfilled.

Home and Domestic Life

In family and domestic matters Aquarians can have a tendency to be too non-conformist, changeable and unstable. They are as willing to break the barriers of family constraints as they are those of other areas of life.

Even so, Aquarians are very sociable people. They like to have a nice home where they can entertain family and friends. Their house is usually decorated in a modern style and full of state-of-the-art appliances and gadgets – an environment Aquarians find absolutely necessary.

If their home life is to be healthy and fulfilling Aquarians need to inject it with a quality of stability – yes, even some conservatism. They need at least one area of life to be enduring and steady; this area is usually their home and family life.

Venus, the generic planet of love, rules the Aquarian’s 4th solar house of home and family, which means that when it comes to the family and child-rearing, theories, cool thinking and intellect are not always enough. Aquarians need to bring love into the equation in order to have a great domestic life.

Horoscope for 2017

Major Trends

Saturn has been in your 11th house for two years now (since Christmas 2014) and will be there in the year ahead. The social life is being reordered. You’re becoming more selective about your friends and in your online activities. This is a good thing. Saturn is your spiritual planet, thus you’re making spiritual-type friends and getting involved in spiritual groups and group activities.

Saturn will join Pluto in your 12th house of spirituality on December 21. This will make your 12th house the strongest, on a long-term basis, of any of the houses. Spirituality has been important for many years – Pluto has been in this house since 2008 – but come December 21 (and for the next two years) it becomes even more prominent. More on this later.

Pluto is your career planet. His position in your 12th house shows the need for an idealistic ‘spiritually correct’ career. Just being successful and making money is not enough for you. More details later.

Neptune has been in your money house since 2012. This is a good financial position. He is in his own sign and house and powerful on your behalf. You’re going deeper into ‘spiritual economics’ these days. More on this later.

Jupiter moved into your 9th house in September 2016, and will be there until October 11. This is an excellent transit for college students; it show success in their studies. It is also wonderful for those applying to college. There will be good fortune – best-case scenarios. Non students will travel more in the year ahead.

On October 11, Jupiter will cross your Mid-heaven and enter your 10th house. This shows career success – elevation, promotion and perhaps honours and recognition. Most of the year ahead is simply preparation for this. More details later.

Your areas of greatest interest this year are finance; communication and intellectual interests; religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (until October 10); career (from October 11 onwards); friends, groups, group and online activities; and spirituality.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are sex, personal transformation and re-invention, and occult studies (until April 29); love, romance and social activities (from April 29 onwards); religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (until October 10); and career (from October 11 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health looks good this year, Aquarius – enjoy! For most of the year there are no long-term planets in stressful aspect with you. On October 11, as Jupiter moves into Scorpio, he will be the only one long-term planet stressing you, and his stresses are mild.

Health is another form of wealth. With high energy there’s almost nothing that can’t be attained. All kinds of possibilities open up. Things that seem impossible when energy is low are eminently possible with high energy levels.

Your 6th house of health is basically empty this year. You’re more or less taking good health for granted and not paying too much attention to it. Of course, there will be periods during the year when health and energy are less easy than usual. But these are temporary things caused by the transits of short-term planets. They are not trends for the year.

There’s not much you need to do to enhance the health this year, but if you like you can give more attention to:

  • The stomach. (For women, the breasts also need some more attention.) The stomach is always important for Aquarius. Your health planet, the Moon, rules the stomach. Eating right is always an important issue in health (not so for all people, but for you certainly). What you eat should be checked with a professional (although there is no consensus among them on diet). How you eat is perhaps just as important, however. Try to slow down when you eat. Chew the food well. Eat in a calm, relaxed state and enjoy what you’re eating. Have nice soothing music – relaxing music – playing in the background. Give thanks for the meal. Say grace in your own words before and after eating. Bless the food (in your own words). These practices will elevate the energy vibrations of both the food and the body and digestive system. Food will be digested better and you will receive only the highest energies of the food.
  • The ankles and calves. These are also always important for Aquarius. Ankle and calf massage should be part of your regular health regime. Give the ankles more support when exercising.

The most vulnerable health periods this year are from April 20 to May 20, July 23 to August 23 and October 23 to November 21. These won’t bring anything serious, but it’s be a good idea to rest and relax more.

Your health planet is the Moon. She is the fastest and most changeable of all the planets. Where the other fast-moving planets make a circuit of your chart in a year, the Moon will do so every month. Thus you benefit from a wide variety of therapies and have changing health needs – it all depends on where the Moon is at any given time. So a therapy that works well for two days, when the Moon is one sign, might not work that well when the Moon changes signs. This is why it is good to throw out all the rule books and see what works for you. Your intuition of the moment is very important for this reason. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Speaking generally, health and energy will be better when the Moon waxes (grows) than when she wanes (gets smaller). Detox regimes will work better when the Moon wanes than when she waxes.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family hasn’t been strong for some years now. And this is still the case for the year ahead. The cosmos grants great latitude in home and domestic issues – you can forge them as you desire. The only problem is lack of interest. This tends to the status quo.

You should enjoy this lull. Savour it. Boring is sometimes beautiful. Next year and in ensuing years there will be never-ending change and disruption in the family circle. Some of you – the more sensitive ones – are beginning to feel this already.

Venus is your family planet. She is, as our regular readers know, a fast-moving planet. During the course of a year she will move through all the signs and houses of your chart and will be subject to all kinds of aspects – some harmonious, some discordant. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Venus will make one of her rare (once in two years) retrogrades, from March 4 to April 15. This is not a time to make important home or family decisions or to buy expensive items for the home. (You might be tempted, but don’t go with it.) This is a time for review. A time to see where improvements can be made. A time to gain clarity on the actual situation (which might not be as you think). When Venus moves forward you’ll be in a position to forge ahead with confidence.

Both the parents, or parent figures in your life, are having spiritual kinds of years. Much internal growth is happening. One of them prospers from October 11 onwards. He or she might not move, but will be travelling more than usual. Another parent or parent figure will have an excellent social kind of year. If he or she is single, romance could happen. A move seems unlikely, though there are various kinds of family crises happening.

Siblings and sibling figures are restless and probably living in various places for extended periods, but a formal move is not likely.

Children and children figures are having a stable kind of family year. Grandchildren (if you have them) are likely to move after October 11. (Their personal rooms or living spaces can be expanded as well.)

If you’re planning renovations or major repairs, March 10 to April 21 would be a good time. If you’re redecorating and beautifying the home on a more cosmetic kind of level, April 19 to May 20 and June 6 to July 4 are good times.

Finance and Career

It’s good that your money house is powerful these days. With Saturn stressing out your financial planet Neptune for the past two years, there’s a need for a strong focus here. You can’t just take earnings for granted. If you give the focus needed – and it seems that you will – the year ahead should be prosperous. Yes, you’ll work harder to attain your goals, but they will happen.

There’s a lot of good financial news this year. The year ahead should be more prosperous than last year. You will start to feel the ‘shift’ from April 29, as the Moon’s South Node moves out of your money house. The South Node creates a feeling of ‘deficiency’ – lack. No matter how much one has, one still feels ‘deficient’. The prosperity shift increases further from October 11 onwards, as Jupiter starts to make beautiful aspects to Neptune. Then, towards the end of the year, Saturn will move away from his stressful aspect. We get a sense of steady improvement as the year progresses. Prosperity happens well into 2018.

Saturn is your spiritual planet. Neptune is the generic spiritual planet. These two spiritual planets are in conflict with each other (this has been going on for two years now). Thus two spiritual attitudes – both good in themselves – are inhibiting earnings. One attitude is ‘practical’ – an idealistic kind of practical. One should be business-like in one’s giving. One should be systematic about it. Orderly. The other is a more transcendental perspective, which counsels: ‘never mind the rules of the earth, follow only the spirit. Sell all that you have and give it to the poor.’ This kind of conflict often manifests through others. Two respected spiritual leaders in your life disagree about the role of money – and you’re caught in the middle.

You’ve been charitable and philanthropic for some years now, and in the past few years even more so. Probably you’re involved in ‘sacrificial’ giving and this seems to stress the finances. Giving should be ‘proportional’ to income.

Neptune as your financial planet shows an affinity for industries involving water – water utilities, water bottlers and purifying companies, the fishing industry, shipping and shipbuilders. It would also favour oil, natural gas, retirement homes, hospices and companies that make mood enhancers and anaesthetics. This has been the case for some years now and will be in effect for many more years. (Neptune is a very slow-moving planet – only Pluto is slower than him.)

A Solar Eclipse on February 26 occurs in your money house and will force dramatic changes. These will work out over the long haul, but can feel stressful while they’re happening. (There’s much insecurity about it.)

Career will also be super this year, as we mentioned. Jupiter crosses your Mid-heaven on October 11 and enters your 10th house. So, you are elevated in your profession or company. Pay rises and promotions are likely. Friends are also succeeding and they seem helpful – they open doors for you. Your technological expertise seems very important in the career.

Your career planet, Pluto, has been in your spiritual 12th house since 2008 – many years now. Thus whatever your outer career is, being involved in charitable activities will enhance the career. These things are good in their own right, but have practical consequences – you make important connections that you never would have made otherwise.

Love and Social Life

There’s a lot of change and drama happening in love this year. The end result, though, should be happy.

The tumult is being caused by three eclipses, which affect the life and social life. That’s a lot of eclipse energy! Every Solar Eclipse tests love, since the Sun, the eclipsed planet, is your love planet. But the Solar Eclipse of August 21 is unusually severe as it occurs in your 7th house of love. The other Solar Eclipse – on February 26 – will also test love, as well as finances. This year a Lunar Eclipse on February 11 also tests love. Generally such eclipses do not, but this one occurs in your 7th house.

If your current relationship is fundamentally sound, it should survive all this pounding. Repressed grievances will surface, and you and the beloved will make the necessary corrections. But if the relationship is lukewarm – so-so – it is in danger.

Eclipses in the 7th house are not always ‘bad’. They show a change in the marital or relationship status. In some cases, the current relationship will improve – a change in status. In other cases singles decide to marry. The marriage might not happen right away, but the inner decision is made.

The North Node of the Moon will enter your 7th house of love on April 29. This is considered good. It shows fulfilment in love. Often it shows ‘excess’. This can mean a hyperactive social life or, in the case of singles, ‘excess’ love opportunities. Excess can be problematic, but it’s certainly better than deficiency.

Your love planet, the Sun, is a fast-moving planet. In any given year he will move through your entire Horoscope. Not only will he be in different sectors of your chart from month to month but he will make and receive all kinds of aspects in his travels. So, there are many short-term love trends, depending on where the Sun happens to be (and the kinds of aspects he receives). These are best discussed in the monthly reports.

Aquarians love friendships and group activities naturally. No one is better at this than you, Aquarius. This year, as we mentioned, you’re being more selective about this. You tend to have many, many friends and acquaintances. Now (and this has been going on for some years) it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff – the true friends from the lukewarm ones. Better fewer friends, but good ones, than hosts of lukewarm ones. This is the feeling these days.

Saturn, your spiritual planet, is in your 11th house of friends. Thus you’re making spiritual kinds of friends. You’re more involved with spiritual and altruistic groups than secular ones. Spiritual compatibility is a big factor in friendship these days. You need friends who are supportive of your spiritual path and ideals.

Self-Improvement

Spirituality is all over the chart this year. No matter where we look, we see it. Your 12th house of spirituality is strong and will get even stronger by the end of the year. Jupiter, the generic planet of religion, spends most of the year in your 9th house – the house of religion. Neptune, the most spiritual of the planets, is in his own sign (enhancing his power and influence) and in your money house. Your spiritual planet, Saturn, spends almost all year in your house of friends. Spirituality dominates the career (Pluto, your career planet, is in your 12th house), finances (Neptune, the financial planet, in your money house) and a good part of your social life (Saturn in your 11th house of friends). All roads lead to Rome.

The basic message here is ‘get the spiritual life in order and everything else will just fall into place’. Your spiritual understanding and inner guidance will lead you to success in all these outer areas.

The spiritual life and the spiritual guidance are going to be ultra-practical this year. It often seems like they are ‘other worldly’ and ‘abstract’ – but the consequences will be practical. You’ll feel it in your career, finances and social life.

If you need financial or career guidance, psychics, tarot readers, astrologers, ministers and spiritual channels all have important knowledge to give you. And good ones should be consulted. Guidance will also come in dreams and flashes of intuition. You need to stay open to them.

Perhaps the most important revelation will be that the Divine cares about your worldly well-being – your finances, career and social life. Yes, even these seemingly trivial and unimportant things (from the grand perspective) are under its care. ‘Not a leaf falls that your Heavenly Father doesn’t know about it.’

Prayer will solve most problems. But meditation – prayer that is prolonged – will do even more for you. It will not only solve the problem but also clear the root issues that caused the problem in the first place. Regular daily meditation – perhaps half an hour to an hour a day – is a must. If you’re having a crisis of some kind, you may need to increase your meditation periods.

With spirituality so prominent, this is a year for miracles and supernatural kinds of experiences. It’s great fun.

Your spiritual planet spends most of the year in Sagittarius, the sign of religion. This would show an affinity for the mystical paths of your own native religion – whatever it is. Every religion has its mystical side. There’s no need to run off to foreign lands to gain spirituality. Go deeper into what you already have.

Weekly Horoscope

January

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21

Best Days for Love: 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26

The Eastern, independent sector of your chart is overwhelmingly dominant as your year begins. From the 1st to the 6th and from the 21st onwards, 90 per cent of the planets are in the East, with 80 per cent in the East during the rest of the month. Not only that but you’re in your period of maximum independence and personal power. Self-confidence and self-esteem is very strong right now. If you direct this properly almost anything is possible. For both this month and the next it’s not about pleasing others (though we are always respectful of them). Others are pleasing you. You’re learning now that the cosmos wants you to be happy and supports your legitimate self-interest. It is not selfish to pursue your own interest (so long as it’s not destructive). You have the power and support to create your personal nirvana now – so you might as well.

Until the 19th you’re in a spiritual period. Spiritual insights always precede personal ones. Things have to happen ‘through you’ before they can happen to you. The battles of life are won far from the actual battle field – they are won in the chambers of the heart and the closet of meditation. Everything else is pure side effect.

Until the 19th love happens in spiritual venues – at the yoga studio, at a spiritual lecture or seminar, at charity events and at prayer meetings. If you’re looking elsewhere you’re wasting your time. On the 19th, as the Sun, your love planet, crosses the Ascendant and enters your 1st house, love pursues you. There’s no need to look for it or do anything special. You won’t escape it. Those of you already in a relationship will find that the beloved dotes on you now. He or she puts your interest ahead of his or her own. Love is happy this month.

The year ahead is going to be a very strong career year. At the moment you’re preparing for it. There is career success this month, but nothing compared to what will happen later on. You have the support of the spouse, partner or current love as well as friends. Charity events (of a social nature) will foster the career.

Finances are good too. Your money house is strong. There is good family support. Your communication skills are like money in the bank until the 28th. Continue to trust your financial intuition.

Health is good this month. There are no planets in stressful alignment with you. In general health and energy will be best when the Moon (your health planet) waxes – from the 1st to the 12th and the 28th onwards. The New and Full Moons are always high energy days for you. The 10th seems an especially high energy day as the Moon is at her closest to Earth, her perigee.

February

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22

When the Sun entered your sign on January 19 you began a yearly personal pleasure peak. Also a yearly love and social peak. (You will have others in the year ahead too.) So this is a period where you enjoy the sensual delights – good food and wine, good restaurants and nice clothing. It is also good for getting your body and image in right shape. The ruler of your 5th house of fun enters your 1st house on the 7th, which just reinforces the personal happiness. The physical appearance shines these days and the opposite sex takes notice.

We have two eclipses this month. The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th (in the Americas it’s on the 10th) occurs in your 7th house of love. This eclipse affects you strongly, so take it easy over this period. It will test your current love relationship. It need not break it up, but it will put some stress on it. Dirty laundry surfaces for cleansing. If your relationship is a good one, these things can make it even better (let the dust settle first). Corrections can be made that will improve things. If the relationship is fundamentally flawed it can dissolve. Friendships of the heart also get tested – generally because of life-changing events that friends experience.

Every Lunar Eclipse causes shakeups at the job and the workplace. Generally job changes happen or there are changes in the conditions of work. There could be a health scare, but since your health is good, it won’t be more than that. The spouse, partner or current love is going through some spiritual changes. He or she could change teachers or teachings.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th brings more of the same. It tests the love life and the current relationship. Things you didn’t resolve from the Lunar Eclipse get resolved now. (These effects often last for six months – until the next set of eclipses.) This eclipse occurs in your money house and forces course corrections in your finances. Your financial thinking and strategy wasn’t right and the events of the eclipse will show you why. The changes you make (you’re forced into it) will be good – and this is the purpose of the eclipse.

Health is still good. Self-esteem and confidence are still high. You can make the changes you need to make for your personal happiness. In general health and energy will be strongest from the 1st to the 11th and from the 26th onwards, as the Moon waxes.

March

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 13, 14, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26

Best Days for Career: 2, 3, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 31

On February 18 you began a yearly financial peak, and this continues until the 20th. Earnings are strong. The spouse, partner or current love is financially supportive – very active in your finances. Partnerships and joint ventures are likely (especially on the 1st or 2nd). Investors will see increases in dividends or other investment income this month. Mercury in the money house until the 13th shows happy money, luck in speculations, and the financial favour of children or children figures. They seem helpful.

Love attitudes seem more ‘materialistic’ this month – especially until the 20th. Wealth is a turn-on. Singles gravitate to the good provider, the giver of material gifts. On the 20th, as your love planet moves into your 3rd house, you gravitate to the good communicators – the people with the gift of the gab. Good communication is a form of foreplay from the 13th onwards. Love seems happy this month. For singles love is in the neighbourhood, or perhaps with neighbours. There’s no need to travel far and wide. Love is also in educational setting – at lectures, seminars or school.

Last month, on the 7th, the planetary power began to shift from top half of your Horoscope to the bottom. It is time to let go of career matters (although you won’t ignore them altogether) and give more attention to the home and family. Finding and functioning from your emotional comfort zone is also very important. It’s nice to be successful, but good emotional wellness will prepare the way and will set it on a good foundation.

You family planet, Venus, goes retrograde on the 4th. So family issues aren’t what they seem. Take the time to gain clarity before acting. This would not be a good time to complete on a house purchase. There’s no rush. Next month after the 15th will be much better.

Health is still good. There will be only one planet – Mars – in stressful alignment with you (from the 10th onwards); all the rest are either in harmony or leaving you alone. As always, health and energy will be strongest during the waxing Moon periods – from the 1st to the 12th and from the 28th onwards. The 3rd and 30th bring stressful aspects to you, but you have the energy to handle them – your health planet is very close to Earth.

Mars in your 4th house is wonderful for doing construction work or major house repairs. However with Venus going backwards, wait until next month to do this work. In the meantime you can get quotes and information.

April

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 11, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 26, 27

You’re approaching the magical midnight hour of your year. By the 19th you will be in it. Career success is happening – almost as a side effect – but this isn’t the main focus now. The focus is on the home, family and your emotional well-being. You need to feel right about things, to be in the right mood, to be in emotional harmony. Everything else will proceed from that. Serena Williams, the tennis champion, was interviewed after winning at Wimbledon. She said that the ‘match is won or lost before one gets on the court – in the mind’. This is a deep spiritual truth. Attain your career goals in the mind and the feelings now, and the rest will happen naturally later. This is the psychological preparation month for future success.

Health needs more attention after the 19th. Nothing serious seems amiss – the long-term planets are either in harmony with you or leaving you alone. This is a short-term issue. Overall energy is not up to par. Make sure to get enough rest. Your most vulnerable period this month is from the 19th to the 26th. The Moon, your health planet, is waning and other short-term planets are in stressful alignment with you.

This is not a month – until the 15th anyway – for long-haul travel. The two planets that rule this in your chart – Venus (the actual ruler) and Jupiter (the generic ruler) are both retrograde. Travel will go better after the 15th than before that date.

This month you have a mini love and social peak. Your love planet, the Sun, travels with Uranus, the ruler of your Horoscope, until the 19th. For singles this brings romantic meetings. For those who are married or in a relationship there is more closeness – togetherness – with the beloved. Love is happy.

On the 19th the Sun moves into your 4th house and the love needs change once again. The gift of the gab is always important for an Aquarian, but now you want more emotional intimacy. You gravitate to those with whom you feel emotionally comfortable, with whom you can share feelings – good or bad. Family values are important in a partner.

Sometimes with this position there is a tendency to recreate the past. One constantly compares the current relationship to previous ones. Thus you can lose the immediacy of the moment. Old love experiences from the past come up for resolution and healing. Often an old flame (or someone who reminds you of the old flame) will come into the picture. This may or may not lead to something, but the real reason is to heal the past.

May

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 17, 18, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24

Love is still close to home this month. There is more socializing from home and with family members. Love opportunities can come through family members or family connections. This is a period (until the 20th) where a romantic evening at home is more enjoyable than a night out on the town. (This will change after the 20th.) From a therapeutic perspective, this is a good period to review your old love experiences and look at them from your present perspective. Much healing will happen and many psychological obstructions to love can be resolved.

On the 20th your love planet moves on into your 5th house of fun and creativity. The whole love attitude shifts. Now you want fun (you’re entering a yearly personal pleasure peak anyway). The person who can show you a good time is the one you’re attracted to. Love, you feel, should be fun. You’re not interested in the responsibilities and burdens (perhaps abstractly, but not emotionally). Love becomes much happier and there is more harmony with the current love.

Mercury spends an unusually long time with Uranus this month, from the 1st to the 11th (he is beginning to move forward again and is travelling very slowly). This indicates a growing desire for more fun in your life (and this will flower after the 20th). It shows good fortune in your efforts of personal transformation. There is more sex appeal to the image. Sexual opportunities come and performance sizzles. Whatever your age or stage in life, libido will be stronger that period.

Mars makes beautiful aspects with Jupiter from the 10th to the 14th. This shows good fortune for students below college level. Writers sell their work. Sales and marketing people make fortunate sales.

Health improves greatly after the 20th. Positive feelings and sensations course through the body. You can enhance your health further in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. In general health and energy will be best from the 25th onwards. The New Moon of the 25th seems an especially good health day as it is very near the Moon’s perigee – her closest point to Earth. This is a Super New Moon – a stronger than usual New Moon.

Though May is not a strong career month – home and family seem more important – career success is happening, but there are delays involved.

June

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 23, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 20, 21, 28, 29

You’re still in the midst of one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. A time to enjoy your life and especially your love relationships. This is a time to do fun things together. Since your love planet is in Gemini until the 21st, the gift of the gab is still part of the appeal. Love equals good communication and intellectual compatibility. Love opportunities happen at school functions, lectures or seminars – as well as at the usual places: clubs, resorts and places of entertainment.

On the 6th, as Venus moves into your 4th house, the planetary power shifts from the East to the West. This means that the planetary power is moving away from you and towards others. And, this is how you should be. It is time to let go of self and self-interest for a while (though there’s nothing wrong with it) and focus on others. This is the cosmic energy right now. So, take a vacation from yourself for a while. Move with the universe. Cultivate the social graces. Yield to others’ will so long as it isn’t destructive. Your way is not the best way these days. For the next few months it will be more difficult to make changes in the conditions and circumstances of your life. Adapt to what is as best you can. The time will come, in four or five months when the planets shift again, when these changes will happen more easily.

Mercury spends a good part of the month ‘out of bounds’ – from the 18th onwards. This is how you are intellectually – taking in ideas outside the mainstream. Your love of fun also takes you outside your normal circles. Children and children figures go off exploring the wider world for a while.

We see this intellectual ‘out-of-bounds’ condition in another way too. Mars, your planet of communication and intellectual interests, spends almost all month ‘out of bounds’ – from the 1st to the 29th. The mind is not getting what it wants from the mainstream and needs to find it elsewhere.

Health is excellent this month. After the 6th only one planet is in stressful aspect with you – Venus – and she usually doesn’t cause much trouble. On the 21st, your 6th house of health becomes prominent and there is great focus here. (Hopefully you won’t focus too hard and create problems where there are none.) Mars in your 6th house suggests a need for more physical exercise.

Job seekers have a good month from the 21st onwards. There are many opportunities – many choices.

July

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 17, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 8, 9, 17, 18, 25, 26, 30, 31

The love attitudes and needs shifted again on June 21. Emotional intimacy is again important. You want someone you feel safe with to express your feelings. Love has to have some therapeutic value to it. You’re attracted to health professionals and to people involved in your health. The person who can relieve your emotional stress or discomfort is the one that attracts you. Love is expressed through emotional support and through practical service to the beloved. This is how you show love; and this is how you feel loved.

On the 22nd there will be another shift in love as your love planet, the Sun, enters your 7th house of love. Love once again is about fun. The joy aspect is alluring. Love is also more romantic than usual. The romantic niceties seem important – the flowers, the walks on the beach, the whispering of sweet nothings in the ear.

You enter a yearly love and social peak on the 22nd. The social life is hyperactive. Four planets are in or moving through the 7th house this month. It is easily the strongest house and strongest interest. So, there are more parties and gatherings. More social invitations. More weddings to attend. Love seems very happy now. Singles have many romantic opportunities.

If you’re in a relationship, the spouse, partner or current love is prospering this month. Next month will be even better.

Your personal finances are excellent until the 22nd. But your financial planet, Neptune, is retrograde at the moment and there can be delays involved here.

Health needs watching after the 20th. Drive more defensively during that period. There is nothing seriously wrong, but temporarily your overall energy is not up to scratch and this can create vulnerabilities. So make sure to get more rest. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

This month and the next, the planetary energy is in its most Western position. It is far away from you. Self-esteem and self-confidence are not at their usual levels, but there is less need for self now. Self-assertion is not called for. Cultivate the social skills and put others first. Your own good will come to you through others.

August

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 8, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Money: 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31

Retrograde activity is at its maximum for the year this month. From the 13th to the 25th half of the planets are moving backwards. Things are slowing down in the world and in your personal life. Uranus, the ruler of your Horoscope, is also retrograde – from the 3rd onwards. Things might be slow but not boring. Two eclipses this month, both of which affect you strongly, will liven things up. You need to take a more relaxed schedule anyway until the 22nd, but especially around the eclipse periods.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in your own sign. This impacts on your body and image. You’re forced to re-evaluate yourself, to redefine yourself, to change how you think about yourself. This is always a good thing to do, but better when it is done voluntarily. Here you seem forced into it. Over the coming months you will present a new image, a new ‘look’ to the world. The wardrobe often changes, the hairstyle and colouring – things of this nature. Since the Moon is your health planet, there could be a health scare (it will probably be no more than that) and important changes to the health regime. If you haven’t been careful in dietary matters, the eclipse can bring a detox of the body. Job changes can happen too. Since Mars is affected, students below college level make dramatic changes in their educational plans. Sometimes they change schools. There are dramas in the lives of siblings and sibling figures. Drive carefully this period.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st is also strong in its effect on you – especially on those of you born between February 16 and February 18. It occurs on the cusp of your 7th and 8th houses and thus affects the affairs of both. So, the current relationship gets a testing. This looks like a serious testing. You go through these things twice every year, but this one is stronger than usual. Be patient with the beloved. He or she can be having personal dramas and this impacts on your relationship. This is, in many respects, a repeat of the February Solar Eclipse. The good news is that relationship issues will be clarified for the next 30 days – until the New Moon next month. The spouse, partner or current love is having financial dramas now and this could be part of the problem. Important changes have to be made. There can be encounters with death – close calls and exposures to it, either through events or dreams. This is supposed to help you come to terms with death and lose your fear of it.

Sensitive people often feel the onset of an eclipse weeks before they happen. All of you will get your ‘personal announcement’ of when you’re in the eclipse period. Something strange will happen, or you’ll hear of some strange kind of event. This is the cosmos telling you to start taking it easy.

September

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 20, 21, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 19, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 24, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29

Aside from the two strong eclipses last month, there was a planetary shift from the lower half to the upper half of the Horoscope. Venus crossed over on August 26 and the upper half of your chart is now dominant. The planetary power is moving away from the ‘internal’ side of your life to the external. Your outer affairs – your career – are becoming important. This is a time for taking overt, physical steps to further the career. Emotional well-being will come from achieving your outer goals.

Your 7th house of love is still strong this month, but its power is winding down. Short-term social goals have been achieved and you don’t need to focus too much here. Venus in your 7th house is a classic romance indicator. It shows that the family is very involved in the social life and that there are more family gatherings to attend. Mars leaves the 7th house on the 5th, which is good. Mars often creates social strife and power struggles. The Sun, your love planet, is in your 8th house until the 22nd. This shows that sexual magnetism is the prime romantic attraction (this will change later in the month). It shows an allurement for money people (and the current love interest seems to prosper now). Your personal finances are stressful this month – especially until the 22nd. Neptune is still retrograde and is receiving stressful aspects. You and the partner don’t seem in financial agreement. There are financial conflicts with siblings and sibling figures too. Earnings will happen but you’ll have to work a lot harder for them.

On the 22nd your love planet moves into your 9th house and the sign of Libra. This shows an attraction for foreigners and highly educated or religious-type people. It is a more romantic kind of energy, not just sexual. The only problem is that you and the beloved are distant with each other. You’re seeing things in opposite ways. Distance doesn’t always mean physical distance, it often means ‘psychological distance’. Your challenge now will be to bridge your differences. It’s hard work but it can be done.

Health and energy are improving day by day. By the 20th there will be no planets in stressful aspect with you and you will feel revitalized.

The 8th house, which has been powerful since August 22, is all about ‘removing things from your life’ that don’t belong there. It’s not about adding things. That will happen later. It might be a good idea to read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It’s a very 8th-house kind of book. These projects go well now.

October

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26

An eventful, but ultimately successful kind of month – very hectic, Aquarius. Early in the month there’s a lot of upheaval and stress in the career. Perhaps there is a change of management at your company, or changes in the rules. A parent or parent figure seems stressed out. But all these seeming disturbances are preparing the way for your good. Don’t judge things by what happens early in the month. Career is ultra-successful.

On the 11th Jupiter crosses the Mid-heaven and enters your 10th house of career – a classic signal of expansion and good fortune. On the 23rd the Sun will enter the 10th house and you begin a yearly career peak. For many (it depends on your age) this is a lifetime career peak. For older Aquarians, it will be one of your lifetime peaks. This will continue well into next year.

You have friends in high places opening doors for you. Your high-tech expertise (and Aquarius is naturally good at this) is an important factor. Your ability to network – your natural Aquarian gift – is another important factor. The spouse, partner or current love is also successful and supportive of your career goals. You’re mingling with the high and mighty socially after the 23rd.

The other important headline this month is the power in your 9th house. This is easily the strongest house in the Horoscope this month and this is a happy and expansive kind of period. There is travel, optimism and the expansion of horizons. It is especially good for college or postgraduate students; they have success in their studies. Your understanding of religion, philosophy and metaphysics is greatly expanded. Even non-students will have happy educational opportunities.

When the 9th house is strong, it’s the juicy theological or philosophical event or discussion that appeals – more so than a night out on the town. And whereas the 8th house is about ‘getting rid’ of things, the 9th house is about acquiring things. In this case, it indicates more friends, perhaps more furniture, and more high-tech equipment.

Love happens in religious or educational settings, at events in your place of worship or university. There are romantic opportunities in foreign lands and with foreigners too. The 26th and 27th seem especially good love days.

Health needs more attention after the 23rd. Career success has a price. You expend more energy on it.

November

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22

Finance and career are the main headlines this month. Both areas are going well. You’re still in the midst of a yearly career peak, until the 22nd. You have a lot of support here; in particular, there is much family support after the 7th. And the family as a whole seems more successful. Your career is almost like a ‘family project’. The beloved, and social contacts in general, are supporting the career. You have friends in high places and this is a big help.

Jupiter’s move into Scorpio last month presages a prosperous year ahead. Neptune, your financial planet, is receiving beautiful aspects (especially on the 29th and 30th). Best of all Neptune will start to move forward on the 22nd after many months of retrograde motion. Financial clarity is happening. The financial life will start moving forward again. Career success is producing financial success.

When the Sun moves into Sagittarius on the 22nd, there can be some financial stress, but this is a short-term problem. The overall prognosis is prosperity.

On the 7th the planetary power begins to shift to the independent East of your chart. The planets are now moving towards you – supporting you and energizing you. Other people are always important but you’re not so dependent on them as you have been. Your personal initiative and skills matter now. Day by day personal power and independence grow stronger. This is a time to start making the changes in your life that need to be made. Take responsibility for your happiness.

Health still needs watching until the 22nd. As always, when planetary stress is high, make sure to get enough rest. Keep the energy levels high. Maintain a strong aura. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

Much of your socializing (until the 22nd) seems career-related, and this is good. Socializing helps the career. Like last month there is an attraction to power and authority. For singles this shows romantic opportunities with bosses or other authority figures. After the 22nd, love will be happier. It’s more about friendship. Your lover is also your best friend. Romantic opportunities come as you get involved in groups and group activities. The online world and online activities can lead to romance. Friends can play Cupid.

December

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 11, 12, 21, 22, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 16, 17, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, 29

Another eventful month. In October, Jupiter made a major move. This month, Saturn makes a major move that will have important consequences. He leaves your 11th house and enters your spiritual 12th house on the 21st. There he will stay for two to two and a half years. Thus for the next two and a half years or so, two long-term planets will be in your 12th house. This emphasizes the spiritual life and spiritual activities. These things are not seen by the public but are very real. It is a period of inner growth. You will need to balance your spiritual ideals and practice with a successful outer life – a successful career. This can be a challenge as the values of the world are very different from spiritual values. You will have to marry these two areas of life. Every person finds their own solution to this. There are no hard and fast rules.

Saturn’s move out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn will enhance the financial life. He has been making a stressful aspect with your financial planet Neptune for more than two years. Earnings are still challenging until the 21st, but there will be a big improvement afterwards. Overall, you’re in a prosperity period. You’re working a bit harder this month, but prosperity is happening.

The love life is happy this month. Your love planet is in the 11th house until the 21st. This, like last month, shows romantic opportunities as you involve yourself in groups and group activities. Power and status are less important now. Your lover has to be a friend – a peer – as well as a lover. You’re always an experimental kind of person, and this month, even more so – especially when it comes to love. Experimental – outside the norm – relationships are appealing. You seem to be enjoying this as love seems happy this month. Someone you considered only a friend can become more than that.

On the 21st the Sun moves on into your spiritual 12th house and the love needs change once again. Spiritual compatibility – spiritual intimacy – becomes important. You have to be able to share your spiritual ideals and yearnings with the beloved, and vice versa. Love opportunities happen in spiritual settings – at a spiritual lecture, meditation seminar or at a charity event. Altruism is a romantic turn-on. The love planet will travel with Saturn from the 20th to the 23rd and this is likely to bring this kind of person into the picture.

Career is successful this month and seems very hectic. Mars will move into your 10th house on the 9th and will stay there for the rest of the month. You need to be aggressive and fearless in your career. You are fighting off competitors. Martial skills are as important as your professional skills.

Health is good.

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