Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Monthly Horoscope
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.
The power of your words will be undeniable this month. As a result, if you have any type of negotiation to work on, do so after February 3. You might also have a significant conversation with someone or make a major decision. You aren’t likely to second guess yourself which will be of great assistance. In fact, the confidence you have in your mind will be amazing. The only caveat is that in your excitement you may verbally promise more than you can deliver. However, if this happens, you’ll quickly rectify the situation without losing face.
On February 10, a Lunar Eclipse in your relationship sector will mark a turning point for you and your mate. Happily, this is a favorable eclipse so whatever happens now will likely be mutually fulfilling. You might make a major decision together, or deepen your commitment in some way. If this is a business relationship, you’ll feel optimistic about what the future holds.
On February 26, you may have an opportunity to cultivate a new source of income. Cash flow will be based directly on the faith you have in your talents. Alternatively, you might decide to ask your boss for a raise or, if you are a business owner, to increase your rates. You deserve it.