Aquarius: January 20th - February 18th, is symbolized by the Water Bearer, the humanitarian of the Zodiac who brings water to the parched masses and loves to lend a helping hand. More than anything, though, Aquarius likes to feel different from everyone else around them. This sign will hang out with extremely conservative types as a foil to their liberal tendencies.
Although its symbol is the Water Bearer, Aquarius is in fact an Air sign, not a water sign. Fixed Air Aquarius embodies both stability and the urge to roam freely. Guess that's part of being co-ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion, along with Saturn, the planet of discipline. Uranus's changeable, unpredictable nature paired with Saturn's focused energy; the steadfastness of Fixity paired with the free-flowing quality of Air... Which influence should Aquarius follow?
This sign is definitely an interesting blend of characteristics: communicative yet guarded; always seeking out the new and unusual, and yet most comfortable with staying the course. What's the old yarn about Aquarius? 'They love humanity. It's people they can't stand.' What a strange mix of contradictions!
Aquarius is the most freedom-seeking sign of the Zodiac, which can make this sign rather hard to pin down. To be romantically involved with an Aquarius means accepting that, as soon as you get to the party, that Aquarius lover will disappear into the crowd without a backward glance! But even though this sign can have trouble getting comfortable when it's one-on-one, Aquarius is one of the most devoted and loyal of all the signs.
Aquarians make great philanthropists, inventors and scientists.
The retrograde Mercury in Aquarius can confuse the issues more than you would probably like. Rational thinking is possible, though you will have to work a great deal more in order to draw an accurate logical conclusion. You'll find that contradictions arise, which can challenge your perception of how things are.
Some of your preconceived notions may not be easy to substantiate. As you present your ideas, other opinions may defy your assumptions. Very few people like to have their belief system questioned, but that is exactly what is happening at this time.
The more you assert your views, the more you will butt heads with other cherished notions. Sometimes, in an attempt to convince another, you may take a far-out position that will alienate others from siding with you.
Use this planetary influence as an opportunity for intellectual growth. Instead of holding fast to outmoded suppositions, consider countering evidence with genuine curiosity. Do research, ask questions, and explore the facts presented to you.
Don't argue stubbornly out of pride or attachment to how things were. Change happens constantly. What was valid yesterday may not be valid today. You can't change the world if you can't change your own mind.
Learn more about Mercury retrograde in the signs: Mercury retrograde in Aries, Mercury retrograde in Taurus, Mercury retrograde in Gemini, Mercury retrograde in Cancer, Mercury retrograde in Leo, Mercury retrograde in Virgo, Mercury retrograde in Libra, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, Mercury retrograde in Pisces
The New Moon in Aquarius stirs up the inner rebel who is ready make radical changes as soon as possible. After spending time focused on the grind of daily existence, it's no wonder that you want to break free from mundane, tedious affairs.
A part of you doesn't really want to do the same thing, day in day out. It’s time to unleash that crazy idea that's been knocking around in the back of your brain. Let your imagination run wild. What can you do to make a difference in society? You must leave your mark in some way and what better way than to do something for the greater good?
Check out the kinds of issues that really move you. It could be an environmental concern, labor issues, or health care. There is no shortage of causes to devote yourself to. In fact, there are probably several issues you can address right in your local community. Make a resolution to change at least one thing that is within your power to do so.
Anything that is not working for you needs to be tackled very soon, including relationship problems. Determine those areas that need a good kick in the pants and commit to a process that will carry it beyond a mere wish.
During the Full Moon in Aquarius, you may notice how your input on an issue has generated change for the collective good. Whether you have taken on the fight of the century or confronted a local community issue, you should feel pleased that you have made a difference in your corner of the world.
This process has helped you become more aware of the power in numbers. One individual may have trouble raising their voice, but a group of dissenters screaming in unison is darn hard to ignore.
It's perfectly fine for you to get recognition for your efforts and to feel good about your contribution. After all, it is individuals that make up a team!
In personal matters, the radical changes you initiated during the New Moon begin to produce results. No longer beset by feelings of helplessness, you have proven that you do know how to take charge of your life.
Change is something that people generally try to avoid, but not you, not now. Continue the process even further. Rely on friends for their support. Be completely open to quick flashes of insight and offbeat ideas.
Place yourself in the presence of like-minded folks who are at the forefront of change. They will be an inspiration to you in more ways than you expect, challenging you on many intellectual and emotional levels. As the moon begins to wane, try to eliminate old or antiquated ideas.
Learn more about all the Full Moons: Full Moon in Aries, Full Moon in Taurus, Full Moon in Gemini, Full Moon in Cancer, Full Moon in Leo, Full Moon in Virgo, Full Moon in Libra, Full Moon in Scorpio, Full Moon in Sagittarius, Full Moon in Capricorn, Full Moon in Aquarius, Full Moon in Pisces