Aquarius Monthly Horoscope (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.
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.
Read July 2020 Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope: July, 2020
Are you ready to celebrate some of your recent accomplishments? The full moon and lunar eclipse in ambitious Capricorn on July 4 encourage you to think about what you’ve been able to complete lately. It also reminds you not to get too comfortable, because there’s plenty more for you to do in the next lunation cycle!
Wounded Chiron in passionate Aries goes retrograde on the eleventh, offering you the chance to heal yourself from within. If you’ve given too much of your power away to people who aren’t worthy in the past few months, it’s time to take that power back. You are your own best advocate.
The sun enters feisty Leo on July 22, turning around whatever negative energy you’ve been feeling lately. The next few weeks have a fun, friendly vibe that allows you to be yourself. Explore your creative side without paying a lot of attention to what the critics say. There’s always going to be haters, Aquarius. Don’t let them know you hear them at all right now.
The thirtieth brings a Mercury-Jupiter opposition that makes you question some of your recent decisions. This isn’t a good time to ignore details. Take everything into account when making important life choices now, especially if they’re final.