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 – July, 2017
Your love life is about to receive a gorgeous cosmic boost. Venus, the planet of love, will tour your romance sector from July 4-31. If you’re single, this is one of the most auspicious cycles to help you meet someone new who has the power to capture your heart. You won’t benefit from this energy, however, if you sit at home and do nothing. Now is the time to make an extra effort to socialize and attend gatherings that put you in the strongest position to meet new people. It’ll all be worth it!
If you’re already in a relationship, you’ll notice that sparks are flying even more than usual for you and your lover this month. Enjoy! Another possibility is that you and your love are thinking about having a child. This is a supported time for conception.
In fact, if you’re in a relationship, there’s a bright new beginning for you and your mate after July 23. You might start a creative project together, become engaged or married, or even discover that you are expecting a child. Wonderful!
Earlier in the month, however, you might feel a snag in your mood. On July 9, a cranky Full Moon may trigger your emotional sore spots. Whatever it is you are most anxious about or whatever it is you’re trying to avoid are likely to be areas that come up for you now. Address it, even if it’s uncomfortable. After all, your quality of life is at stake if your emotional well-being is compromised for very long.