Aquarius Horoscope (January 20 - February 18)
Your ruling planets are Uranus and Saturn.
This is a time of acknowledging the unknown as well as the more obvious, Aquarius. Your values are taking a leap forward in alignment with a trend toward soul evolution that has been dawning for many weeks now, and in sync with positive changes that affect your financial as well as your spiritual balance sheet. This could also manifest as the illusion of wealth, or perhaps an idealized move away from the strictly material. Either way you are taking a trip to the deepest layers of your psyche in order to gain not the glitter of worldly rewards but the true gold of understanding that applies to you all the way through to within. You might find you can operate in the concrete world of achievement without sacrificing this basic recognition: the source of all your motivation is essentially insubstantial.
As the month begins, you are feeling the security inherent in your resources which seem abundant; or at least enough to meet your current needs. There could be a contrast with perceived lack that you are also dealing with in a form of mental tug-of-war but the glass can be conceived as half-full and so counts as a blessing. Whether this seeming abundance flows more from the seeming or the abundance may be a question that you go into in greater detail later in this monthly cycle, but for now you are feeling safe and good. You are also simultaneously and paradoxically in the midst of some degree of illusion concerning where your values are truly to be found. The material world makes a poor basis for measuring achievement, and so you are very aware that you need to eschew that measurement; but on the other hand you need to keep food on the table as a prerequisite to any spiritual work that might take you further away from dwelling in the concrete and living with both feet firmly planted in the here-and-now; it is a conundrum. The potential conflict implied could have perhaps come to a minor crisis point in recent days and now be heading toward a form of resolution. As often is the case the truth might lie somewhere in between: you need the material world to survive but as in the oft-quoted biblical phrase you do not live by bread alone. The spiritual world is only the briefest instant away from you at any one time; a gesture takes it more firmly into account and allows you to open to your inner world. And the inner realms are fully necessary to and underlie the outer ones. With the Full Moon of Thursday, March 8th, you might be able to begin to find a synthesis of these viewpoints. Relationship concerns are more predominate at this juncture as you reach for balance. You are delving deep within yourself in order to find answers to important questions that you did not even know to ask, at least not with your conscious mind, and as you do you encounter not only yourself but the mystical other. From one standpoint your communicative outreach is enhanced and inspired by these depth researches, while from another your communication is also slowing down as Mercury prepares to retrograde in your third sector of speaking and writing. Mercury stations in the early morning hours of March 12th, and begins its backward motion. This Mercury retrograde is especially powerful for you since it aspects your ruler Uranus, and since it takes place in your communications sector. This period lasts through April 4th, or two and a half weeks longer when you take the retrograde shadow into effect, and represents an excellent time for further deep reflection on where you are heading and why. It might be a good idea to journal or to dialog with friends concerning the issues you are continuing to face. With the Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, March 14th, you are feeling your way toward a better concept of events that have transpired and what it is that you have actually been going through. These final two weeks of the month, punctuated by the powerful AriesNew Moon in conjunction with your chart ruler, will be an important time for learning, and for revisioning what has gone before. Whatever conflicts arise over this period will serve as pointers to deeper issues that you have, perhaps concerning ancient trauma that still has the power to hurt. You are finding much of value within your shadow self and many places within you that prove to be opportunities for making a better connection.