AQUARIUS & Aquarius Rising
“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.”
William A. Ward
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
Money is on your mind while Mercury tours the dream realm of Pisces for an unusually long stay. That isn’t often the case with you Aquarius. However, it seems Saturn and Pluto have had an influence over those thoughts tucked in the corner of your mind. That is, when it comes to finances you tend to think positively and hope for the best. Something in you just knows that things will be alright. If you have been harbouring doubts however (likely with Saturn & Pluto in this position) you may be unwittingly manifesting a difficult situation for yourself. This is actually a tricky topic.
Consider that money is often just a ‘thing’ that makes the world go round - an energy in its own right. Perhaps clarifying what is truly valuable to you, money aside, focusing on what really matters can help you manifest exactly what you need to truly feel the universe has got your back. It always has hasn’t it? (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
Your social life is buzzing with Mars continuing its trek through Sagittarius until the 16th. During the first two weeks of February then it will be great time to mix, mingle, expand your network, work on social media. Do be aware however, that Mercury with be in retrograde phase later on in the month. The more active you are at the beginning of the month the better. Once Mars dips into Capricorn you will want to cool your heels and indulge in much-need rest and relaxation. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
Venus is activated in Aries where you’ll find your to do list growing by the second. Chances are you’ll be running around dealing with last minute details, fielding more messages and phone calls than normal. Try not to take on too much Aquarius. It will be important to stay true to your word now. The temptation to say yes to everything and anything can find you overwhelmed in a few weeks. Also, a word of warning, as the Moon builds on the 8th, right before the Full Moon, it runs into a confrontation with Saturn and Pluto. There may be things going on behind the scenes. Should you get a hunch that something is just not right it would be wise to investigate further before making any hard and fast decisions.
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
By the time the Moon draws to Full in Leo on February 9th there is likely to be a pronounced change in mood especially in regard to a romantic or business partnership. This lunar vibe does elicit a feel good energy overall. Yet, if there has been tension building strong ego drives can get in the way of having a productive conversation. Either way, issues will be rising to the surface that will strengthen the relationship or conversely, weaken it to the point that it may break. It will be useful to consider what was happening during the time of the New Moon in Leo on July 31st, 2019. Intentions set at that time, consciously or unconsciously, are now in an important developmental phase or reaching the point of completion.
The second half of the month is likely to be the most productive – despite the ever-dreaded onset of Mercury’s slowdown on February 16th. It will be the first planet to enter retrograde phase in 2020. We’ll return to that in a moment.
MARS in CAPRICORN--February 16th to March 31st
Mars dips into your house of repose under Capricorn’s gaze on the 16th. If you have been working full throttle no doubt it is time for a rest Aquarius. This is a good time to pull back from the crowd or focus on one particular project that you haven’t had time to do. You may also want to sleep a little more and pay close attention to your dreams as they can provide useful insight. Earlier on in the month you may have had a funny feeling that something was going on behind the scenes – something you couldn’t quite put your finger on. If that is indeed the case, you will be more observant now and extra careful about information you share with others.
In another vein, now is a good time to focus on your health. Any amount of physical activity can help you keep your spirits up. Motivation levels can be low so adhering to the idea that sometimes you have to expend energy to have energy will likely be helpful.
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
As mentioned, with Mercury in Pisces finances can weigh heavily on your mind. As it stations retrograde on February 16th preparing to back track into your sign for a brief stay, it is worth mentioning that there are some benefits to be had. In order to make the most of this rather sluggish period you may want to 1. simplify life and 2. resist the urge to start anything. This can prevent the usual snafus that are part and parcel of Mercury’s slow down periods.
As per usual, delays, miscommunications, trouble with transportation, mechanical or electronical equipment can arise when Mercury is not working optimally.
Below is a breakdown of Mercury’s itinerary in February & March :
February 16th Mercury stations Retrograde @12° Pisces.
March 4th: Mercury Returns to Aquarius-- *own your space, a good time to focus on how your day to day actions feed into the kind of future you would like to see for yourself. Clarify, prioritise.
March 9th: Mercury DIRECT @28° Aquarius – Hang tight, make sure everything is in place before moving forward. Often Mercury retrograde phases are most potent at the beginning of the slow down and the end.
March 16th: Mercury Returns to Pisces
March 30th : Out of shadow @12+° Pisces. You are out of the woods. From here you work with a new strategy to move forward - doing away with old ways of seeing things that held back the best of you.
April 11th: Wooo Hooo! Mercury moves into ARIES and you are ready to take on a new day (read more about Mercury RX - relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
Unexpected developments strike like bolts of lightening when Mars reacts with Uranus. While this is likely to be received as good news that may not be apparent immediately. Uranus tends to shake things up and while it is housed in your domestic sector perhaps something has changed significantly in the life of a family member, a real estate deal may reveal a surprising twist? The possibilities are endless. Still, it would be wise not to take immediate action unless absolutely necessary or you have suspected this would come up and have already strategized how to deal with the situation.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
The New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd is the moment you’ve been waiting for all month. This is an ideal time to set intentions around your thoughts about money, what truly matters. Mars, the North Node and Uranus will be in a supportive angle to this lunation suggesting you have better chance than usual to get exactly what you wish for. Needless to say wish well Aquarius. You are likely to see significant developments over the next six months in more than one area of your life: earnings, work, health, home/family – that is if you can maintain a genuinely positive outlook despite feeling the weight of your situation.