The Sun moving into Aquarius increases our capacity for self-expression and helps us to restructure our lives. A key word for Aquarius is freedom.
The symbol for Aquarius comes from an image of water being poured from a jug. However Aquarius is not a water sign associated with feelings, it is an air sign associated with thoughts.
The stream of water represents stored ideas that are being released.
Traditionally ruled by Saturn, a conservative force in the universe, the modern planetary ruler Uranus tends to be unpredictable and rebellious.
Aquarius is the home of liberation, reform, and innovation.
The mythology of this sign concerns the story of how Prometheus rebelled against the gods by passing the knowledge of fire to humans. He was punished by Zeus, who bound him with chains and sent an eagle to eat his immortal liver every day, which then grew back every night. Prometheus was finally released from this torment when Chiron, the wounded healer, exchanged places with him.
Prometheus can be considered a role-model for radical protest.
While not everyone will take to the streets in protest, we can all help to create a just and peaceful world. This is the time of year to consider what action you will take to advance change and liberation in 2023.
When the Sun is in Aquarius, it is time to take radical, authentic and revolutionary action.
Focus on what you can do to increase freedom and authenticity in your life and in the lives of those around you. Use this energy to innovate and experiment with new ideas and try different ways of communicating.
Aquarius energy also thrives on networking and getting organised. Take the initiative to join groups, social movements, or become active in your neighbourhood.
Looking at the month ahead
It will be important to define your own terms during the Aquarian season.
If you have any difficulties with people, try having a clear and frank discussion with them on 23 January 2023. Things are more likely to fall into place after this date.
Tune into the soft underbelly of emotion from late January as Venus moves into Pisces. Use your imagination to bring love and devotion into your life.
In early February, space and autonomy could be an issue in relationships.
Planetary connections this month
|Date||AEDT||Planetary connection||Likely outcomes|
|20-Jan||7:30pm||Capricorn Moon Mercury||Your capacity for business-like thinking increases.|
|7:55pm||Aquarius Sun||Radical or alternative lifestyles become more acceptable. Form a group with like-minded people.|
|22-Jan||2:52am||Capricorn Moon Pluto||Serious issues receive your attention as you work through the steps required to achieve your goals.|
|22-Jan||7:53am||Aquarius New Moon||Chinese New Year brings fresh ideas and dreams.|
|23-Jan||9:13am||Aquarius Venus Saturn||This combination of cosmic energies will facilitate better boundaries in relationships. Now is the time for you to tell others what you need. You are likely to gain acceptance and respect for being authentic.|
|9:58am||Taurus Uranus direct|
|8:24pm||Aquarius Moon Saturn|
|9:19pm||Aquarius Moon Venus|
|25-Jan||6:42pm||Pisces Moon Neptune||A dreamy, imaginative, or perplexing evening.|
|26-Jan||2:18pm||Aries Moon Jupiter||Aggressive energies are on the rise today, so disagreements need to be handled with care.|
|27-Jan||1:33pm||Pisces Venus||Relationships take on an emotional hue. Improve your empathy, compassion, and intuition.|
|29-Jan||2:37pm||Taurus Moon Uranus||This is a great day to look at the practical elements of your life from a new perspective.|
|31-Jan||3:27pm||Gemini Moon Mars||Good for transactions, conversations, and deals.|
|3-Feb||11:09pm||Cancer Moon opp Mercury||You may be too moody to think straight today.|
|4-Feb||5:19pm||Cancer Moon opp Pluto||Be kind to yourself if you clash with authority.|
|6-Feb||5:29am||Leo Full Moon||Celebrate the fun and happy diversity of life!|
|7-Feb||1:15am||Leo Moon opp Saturn||Yesterday’s loving energy could be flattened by the reality of obligations and commitments.|
|8-Feb||2:01pm||Virgo Moon opp Venus||This is an excellent day for any healing activity.|
|9-Feb||7:40am||Virgo Moon opp Neptune||Add creativity to all those tasks you must do.|
|10-Feb||11:02am||Libra Moon opp Jupiter||The mood is feisty, adventurous, and loving – this is a good day for art, music, and friendship.|
|11-Feb||4:16am||Capricorn Mercury Pluto||Your plans are working due to good organisation.|
|10:22pm||Aquarius Mercury||Wacky, weird, and inventive ideas begin to bloom.|
|13-Feb||9:43am||Scorpio Moon opp Uranus||Strong feelings about unusual physical events.|
|15-Feb||1:06pm||Sagittarius Moon opp Mars||Talk about putting your beliefs into action. Spend time with loved ones who share your dreams.|
|11:25pm||Pisces Venus Neptune|
|17-Feb||3:48am||Aquarius Sun Saturn||A great day to launch new ideas and plans.|
|18-Feb||3:18pm||Capricorn Moon Pluto||You have the power to deliver what is needed.|