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February 6, 2016
The Moon continues to transit Capricorn all day. A
sextile between the
Sun and Uranus stimulates willingness to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and
unfamiliar situations. Group connections can be enlightening. We might arrive at creative solutions to problems
and make positive changes. This is a time for flexibility. A Mercury-Jupiter
trine also occurs today, and we are seeking out a little more meaning. There can
be new insights and positive thinking now. Late afternoon, a square between
Venus and Uranus can point to some unrest in our relationships as we focus on
the differences in our values, styles, and tastes. Impulsive attractions to both
people and material goods can lead us astray. Avoid impulse buys and hold off on
major decision-making with regards to finances. We might be taken off guard by
unexpected events, and we may struggle with freedom versus intimacy issues at
this time. We are also building towards a Sun-Mars square, and we can be quite
temperamental in the latter part of the day.
There are strong opportunities to achieve a nice balance between work and pleasure, self-assertion and compromise this month, dear Aquarius, as well as activity and rest. People in your life could find you a little withdrawn in the first two weeks of the month as you continue to sort through your feelings and tend to keep things to yourself. Endeavors that benefit from people skills, charm, and verbal prowess are favored most from the 16th forward when both Mercury and Venus are in your sign, bringing you out of your protective shell with more willingness (and the required inner clarity) to express your ideas and feelings.
This is a time for mingling, connecting, and expressing yourself. The 24-26 is especially fortuitous for getting the right message across and gaining appreciation for your work and ideas.
All month, efforts to take charge of your career or to pursue your ambitions are strong, although you may be battling a need to follow your own rules around the 6th and this can stir up some trouble with a person in authority. Otherwise, business transactions and partnerships can be especially beneficial, particularly around the 13th, as support tends to be forthcoming, and combining your resources with a trusted someone can work to your benefit. Others tend to lend a hand, offering moral or financial support more readily. This is a time for combining energy with action, and looking out for opportunities where you may not have seen them before. As well, from the 16th forward, it's far easier to find people who are on your side and in your corner. The 2-3 is another strong period for making important changes that suit your current needs, particularly in your career.
The New Moon on the 8th is yours - occurring in your sign, it's a time for setting your intentions for the year ahead related to your personality, independence, personal image, and effectiveness. This is one of the best times of the year to consider making personal changes that empower you. However, it's important to avoid going over the top with self-assertion now, as you are inclined to make your point quite dramatically.
Around the 22-23 is a good time for attempting to understand any fears or insecurities that may have been holding you back from heartedly pursuing a better income and a richer love life. This is about recognizing your own value instead of looking for clues that you're worthy outside of yourself. This is important work that is likely to continue for several months.
The Full Moon on the 22nd can open your eyes to a financial matter that you've been neglecting or overlooking. This is a time for settling your accounts. This can also be a time of blossoming feelings in your love life.
2015 is likely to be significant, dear Aquarius, with less direct pressure on
you to perform, easier schedules, and wonderful support from others. In an
unusual turn of events, there are two New Moons in your sign this year - one in
the very first degree of Aquarius on January 20th, and another in the final
degree of Aquarius on February 18th. This brings powerful energy for both
beginnings and endings that launch you on a new and improved path. Mercury
retrogrades in your sign for much of this time, from January 21-February 11, and
this can be an important time to work on your image - what you're projecting to
others. You may look back to a time when you were received especially well, and
draw lessons from that in order to move forward in the best possible way. With
Jupiter in relationship sectors this year, and Saturn now bringing heavier
energy to a sector of your solar chart that is very much connected to your sign,
in some ways, you may seem a little less like yourself in 2015. You'll still
have chances to show your naturally independent self, but there is certainly a
different energy with you this year with more emphasis on deeper, more
meaningful relationships with others and some pulling back from team or group
Benefits come from partnering up this year. One-on-one relationships tend to
be mutually beneficial in 2015. From April to June especially, there could be a
partnership opportunity through a group or team effort, or through a friend. You
are very much valued for your mind, unique perspective, and ability to pick up
on information that others overlook. There can be continued busy-ness and activity with
communications - learning, writing, public speaking, and new interests. You seek
out, and find, stimulating educational experiences. February and March are the
strongest months of the year for finances. Powerful and creative new ideas and
opportunities can arise for you now. April's eclipse may bring surprise learning
or travel opportunities, or could stimulate a restless need for more meaning,
experience, and excitement in your life. Romantic energy seems strongest in
June, particularly after the New Moon mid-month, but something out of the
ordinary on this front could begin in the last weeks of April. The summer can
bring the return of a previous condition in terms of larger life plans and goals
or career, and it's time to put this problem or situation to rest. Some of you
will be starting a brand new career or job, and dealing with all of the
responsibilities that go hand in hand with this. If you need
the courage and will to start or improve a health and fitness program or to look
for a new job, you'll discover it in the last week of June until mid-July.
There can be the need to look backwards before moving forward during
Venus' retrograde from July 25-September 6, particularly when it comes to a
partnership. The August 14th New Moon provides you with powerful motivation to
do so. For some, a past relationship can figure strongly now.
A new trend emerging this year revolves around finances. While support from
others, including banks, is strong, there can also be a drive for more financial
independence. Even so, combining your own resources and talents with a partner
may improve your financial outlook. A new influence that begins in August and
runs until September 2016 brings joy to your intimate world. This cycle may only
seem to rev up its engines late September and October. You're more inclined to
look within and enjoy the process, and also to share yourself with someone
special. Intimacy with yourself and/or with someone else can deepen. Your
private world can be compelling. Support from others seems more readily
available than usual. The last few months of 2015, and the first eight months of
2016, are also strong for career. The pressure you've been feeling to succeed
and perform has lifted, and this frees you up to more readily enjoy taking on
challenges and responsibilities. Aquarians do perform best when nobody's trying
to force them to do so, and this is the kind of energy you'll be experiencing.
Working more on your own terms is a theme now, and it can improve your overall
state of mind. There is also less emphasis on the team and more on partnership.
You could experience some disheartening moments with friends or colleagues,
however. Friendships, team work, or causes can drain you at times if you are
giving too much while ignoring your own needs. Ultimately, though, you're moving
towards discovering lasting, true friendships and alliances, as well as causes
that truly mean something to you.
Close relationships are big headlines for you this year, Aquarius, with
Jupiter moving through your partnership and then intimacy sector. This is about
seeking out and finding joy in your closest relationships and getting in deeper
touch with your needs. People help you during this period. You may be less
independent than usual, but this is can be a wonderful thing, as you opening up
to others' involvement in your life.
Juno has been in your partnership sector since October 2014, and will
continue to transit this zone of your solar chart until the end of June, 2015.
From December 2014 to mid-March 2015, Juno is retrograde here. Mercury, your
romance sector ruler, ends its shadow period on March 3rd. As such, March can
see the beginnings of easier energy in your love life. There is a craving for a
true partnership of equals, and this continues, perhaps motivating some of you
to find it. Jupiter in your partnership sector moves direct on April 8th,
pushing things forward further. All of this suggests a real focus on
relationships as the year begins, but it's not until March and April before
things seem to get started in the real world.
Because your romance sector ruler is Mercury, your close relationships are
particularly vulnerable to Mercury's retrograde periods. These are periods
when love could be on the stagnant side, a lover or love interest is reflective, there are
communication problems, or when relationships are confusing.
However, these are also important periods for slowing down and looking at things
in new ways. Love is not only about moving forward and high energy - there are
times when we need to reflect and re-imagine. Mercury's retrogrades in 2015
occur from January 21-February 11, May 18-June 11, and September 17-October 9. There is also a Mercury retrograde period in January
2016, from January 5-25. The period from May 18-June 11 occurs in your romance
sector, so this is a particularly love-related cycle. It's a good time for slowing down, reviewing your situation, and
gaining a new perspective on problem areas.
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.