(For those born during January 20 – February 18)
Welcome to 2016 dear Water-Bearers! What has 2016 in store for you?
The Awakener Uranus remains in Aries, your 3rd house of communication, where it will be busy until May 2018. You have been undergoing tremendous changes to your thought patterning, with destabilising dark Pluto’s influence stirring up conditioning and memories from the past. Be flexible and allow yourself to be open to new experiences, an adventure or two, and more travelling. You’ll take a scientific yet bohemian approach to life, keeping your mind filled with novel ideas.
Circumstances open up opportunities to meet new people that happen to walk into your life out of the blue. Be flexible in your daily routine as unexpected disruptions, trips and arguments with neighbours and relatives are high on the list. Interesting people from all walks of life will have an influence in broadening your outlook. Their cultural differences could impact on your own values and ideals, compared to your upbringing and resident fears.
From January 20th to February 18th, the life-giving Sun will be in your sign energising your vivacious nature, and the start of your personal solar year. Mercury starts his retrogade phase on January 5th, briefly affecting your sign before heading back into Capricorn. Mum will be the word, particularly when you are keeping secrets about your own deep concerns and other people’s problems. You’ll learn more about digging for truth and understanding your mental motivations.
Saturn the Taskmaster, your planetary ruler, remains in Sagittarius, your 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes. You take on a responsible role blending in with others and working as team member, rather than independently seeking to achieve your goals. Old friends may reappear at this time; they can assist you (or you them) in formulating future aspirations and overcoming hurdles. You’ll benefit from the values of others, as well as imparting your knowledge and experiences.
On March 23rd, you’ll experience a Lunar Eclipse in Libra, your 9th house. This will bring opportunities to expand your intellectual pursuits, travel, take up advanced study, or enjoy that long-awaited holiday overseas.
This year the God of War turns retrograde on April 17th, which only happens once every two years and two months. A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. Of course, the effect of each phase differs according to the sign concerned.
A few obstacles will cross your path. Will you be able to manage the action? Mars will turn retrograde in Sagittarius, your 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes, before marching back to Scorpio on May 27th, your 10th house of career and ambitions. Mars returns to direct motion through the zodiac on June 29th before re-entering Sagittarius on August 2nd. You’ll be able to return to setting your goals after August 22nd.
The first part of the Mars retrograde phase happens in your 11th house from April 17th to May 26th.
Mars enters your 11th house on March 6th, urging you to strive towards more involvement with friends, support groups and organisations. This can be through mutual interests, events and social networking, and matters to do with other people’s children. To achieve your goals under this transit you need to co-operate with others and not do things on your own. Your energy is likely to be dissipated somewhat during this phase, when projects you’d had in mind are placed to one side. Friends, relationships and associations may prove to be difficult, although you will have to watch your own inclination to argue points of difference. Group activities that you have organised could do with extra planning and concentration. After the second phase in Scorpio, Mars re-enters Sagittarius on August 2nd. Make sure you fully understand your position, and avoid lending money to friends.
The second part of the Mars retrograde phase affects your 10th house from May 27th to August 2nd. More intensity will be focussed on your career and public image. Whether you take on more than you can chew or have to deal with reprisals from authorities or your employer, it’s not the time to push your ego demands, break rules, or be dogmatic. Past actions could mar your reputation, and you will have to deal with it now. Your motivation could also decline, particularly if your efforts have not been recognised by those in your profession. Be careful making drastic changes to your career and life-plans, even though they looked promising earlier this year. Mars goes direct on June 29th when you will become more enthusiastic and patient about career ambitions and life style changes.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
On January 24th, the Full Moon blazes in dramatic Leo, your 7th house of significant commitments. Its energy will beam on your relationships, marriages, commitments, and open enemies. Observe the emotional interplay you have in relationships. This could be your own personal needs versus that of your partner’s, or business partnerships and agreements with other people. Resist the tendency to overdo it with emotional energy and dramas, and avoid getting caught up in control issues. Some Aquarians may form a new partnership, make a commitment, or resolve legal wrangles.
Love Goddess Venus steps daintily through your sign from February 17th to March 11th. This will be a favourable time in which to indulge yourself with some pampering, and also to attract romance into your life.
A New Moon in Gemini on the June 5th will not flow pleasantly for attracting potential new romances, however. It will be a cliff-hanger, being torn between love and friendship, speculations and money. You may have to count your losses and move on.
Venus sweeps through Leo from July 12th to August 4th, followed by Mercury from July 14th to July 29th. The Sun moves into Leo from July 22nd to August 21st. In all, this will be the perfect time to add harmony to your relationships and partnerships, discuss agreements, make proposals and settle differences with opponents. Eligible Water-Bearers may begin a new relationship, marry, or commence a live-in situation.
Career and Finances
Finances will be highly emphasised this year, beginning with a Solar Eclipse on March 9th in Pisces, your 2nd house. Then there’s a Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1st and finally a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on September 16th. These cosmic phenomena will have a significant effect on your income stream, expenditure, and changes to your value system.
April 22nd sees the Full Moon in Scorpio, when you will be aiming high for with your ambitions, finding recognition and success in your profession. It will be important to find a balance with your lifestyle, family, home and career demands.
The Warrior Mars will impact your 10th house of career and ambitions during the 2nd retrograde phase between May 27th and August 2nd. Venus will add to your popularity, and bring success with your career and public standing from July 14th to August 4th. This will give you some relief and brighter prospects for any potential moves. You’ll also be in favour with employers and those in your profession, making quite a mark with your pathway.
Benefic Jupiter has been active in your 8th house, giving you opportunities to progress financially, reap rewards and find good fortune with money. However, if you have been a spendthrift you may have to pay the penalty and go without. Jupiter moves into Libra, your 9th house, on October 9th, shifting the cosmic emphasis to your intellectual interests, foreign affairs and travel, or perhaps publishing and other cultural pursuits, such as higher education.
Nebulous Neptune remains in your 2nd house all year, which is not a good placement for your earning capacity. Do not be influenced to make the wrong decisions about your finances through faulty speculation and gambling. Be cautious and safeguard your money.
Home and Family
Mercury is set to retrograde in your 4th house from April 28th to May 22nd which will delay family agreements, real estate sales, and communication lines. You might decide to sort through memorabilia, old magazines, photos and historical family documents. If you are moving, prepare for set-backs with contract settlements, removalists and rental properties. Fortunate Venus will make her way into Taurus on April 30th to May 23rd but plans for home improvements may get a set-back. However it will be an excellent time to find peaceful resolutions, entertain and harmonise the domestic atmosphere with love and consideration towards family members.
November 14th sees a Super Moon in Taurus, which is sure to brighten up your area of home and family. This is however a sensitive time for emotions to be stirred, when there could be significant changes on the home front with a potential house move, and discussions about your career. Examine your relationships with family members, habits, and sub-conscious drives.
Work and Health
More emphasis is placed on your financial affairs this year, but mid-year will be the strongest time for possible work changes. The Sun moves through Cancer, your 4th house, from June 20th to July 21st joined by Mercury from June 29th to July 13th. Your versatility, mental activity and efficiency will be produce a marked difference. Your concentration will be on accomplishing your tasks. As a result, your routine is likely to change to accommodate a hectic period. However there will be self-doubts that will linger because of disagreements in the work place or with bosses, or health concerns.
July 4th sees the New Moon in Cancer, when there’s potential to make a job alteration. Your health, and emotional well being will be highlighted. You’ll be content though to be of service to others, show empathy towards fellow workers, and create good public relations. It’s time to take a new direction with your health regime, exercise and hygiene. Don’t work too hard, Aquarius, because work stress could bring on psychosomatic illnesses and nervous disorders.