Aquarius Monthly Horoscope (January 20 – February 18)
The water carrier represented by the zodiacal constellation Aquarius is Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth. Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy (according to Lucian, he was also son of Dardanus). While tending his father’s flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, whisking Ganymede away to the heavens. Ever since, the boy has served as cupbearer to the gods. Ovid has Orpheus sing the tale:
“The king of the gods was once fired with love for Phrygian Ganymede, and when that happened Jupiter found another shape preferable to his own. Wishing to turn himself into a bird, he none the less scorned to change into any save that which can carry his thunderbolts. Then without delay, beating the air on borrowed pinions, he snatched away the shepherd of Ilium, who even now mixes the winecups, and supplies Jove with nectar, to the annoyance of Juno” (Metamorphoses X 154-160).
Aquarius is a summer constellation in the northern hemisphere, found near Pisces and Cetus. It is especially notable as the radiant for four meteor showers, the largest of which is the Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July and early August.
Under the tropical zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius typically between January 20 and February 18, while under the Sidereal Zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius from approximately February 15 to March 14, depending on leap year.
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope – April, 2018
April starts out making you feel as if you’re stuck in molasses thanks to Mercury traveling retrograde in your communication sector. If you have any important decisions to make, contracts to sign, or conversations to have, see if you can table them until after April 15 when Mercury starts waking up. Until then, you might feel like you’re in this never-ending holding pattern. You want to move forward with important matters and you’re quite restless about it. And yet, you’re just stuck. Here’s an idea: What if the universe is putting the pause button on your life for a reason? What if the divine powers-that-be have some type of awareness that you need to retrace your ideas and plans in order to make sure they are fully workable so that you can have the success you deserve? Yep, this is EXACTLY what’s happening! Do your best to work with the current flow of sticky, slow, and frustrating communication energy and see it for what it is: a gift. By slowing down, you’ll be able to fully embrace the magnificent opportunities that will soon become available. This shift in perspective, although uncomfortable, is necessary first.
On April 15, Mercury turns direct, but there will also be a dynamic New Moon in your message sector on the same day. This lunation is connected to progressive Uranus — you might very well have a genius moment that you must flesh out. Honor your weird thoughts and innovative plans and don’t be afraid to communicate them.
On a different topic, if your love life has stalled during Mercury’s retrograde, you can look forward to a welcome change after April 15 and certainly by April 24. You might have been waiting and waiting for communication from a certain someone, and now you’ll have your answers and will know what to do about this situation. If you’re single, with Venus moving through your romance sector from April 25 through May 19, there’s a strong possibility that you’ll meet at least one fascinating prospect!
Last but not least, April winds down with a gorgeous Full Moon at the top of your chart. You might be put in the spotlight for a career achievement or win some type of award. Either way, expect recognition from a VIP and quite a bit of attention in your professional life. It’s all good.