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 – September, 2017
A bright new beginning is possible in relationship matters this month! Back on August 21 a potent Solar Eclipse fell in your partnership sector, opening up a portal for this fresh start. While this eclipse was promising, there was one frustrating factor that might have thrown a delay into the universe’s ability to fulfill its cosmic potential: Mercury was also retrograde.
On September 5, however, Mercury will turn direct — at the very same degree of the eclipse! Triggering this eclipse into action as well is the fact that Mars will reach the eclipse degree on September 3. These are rare and significant indicators that now you and your partner are ready to embrace a more creative, heart-centered, and passionate relationship. If you are dating someone, this might be when you are both ready to make a more solid commitment to one another.
Another possibility is that a business alliance will now begin to gel. There is significant financial potential between the two of you thanks to Venus also touring your partnership sector until September 19. A lucrative agreement might be made on September 16-17.
Your earning potential is also highlighted this month. On September 6 a Full Moon in your 2nd House of Income will be closely linked to inspirational Neptune. Because you have enormous faith in your ability to make money, there is likely to be fulfillment in this area now.
After September 20, you might focus more on achieving a new level of intimacy with your partner. Having the courage to reveal yourself body and soul is never easy, but you’ll be motivated to achieve this deep connection with your lover now. The reward will be well worth any vulnerability you initially feel.