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 – February, 2018
February will be a happy month for you when it comes to finances. As early as February 10 you’ll notice a seismic shift in your ability to attract abundance into your world thanks to Venus moving into your earned income sector. She will remain in the sign of Pisces until March 6, offering you a literal lesson on the law of attraction when it comes to cash flow. As long as you firmly know that there is more where that came from, the universe will provide you with endless opportunities to increase your earnings. Although it might sound corny, try to go with it and see for yourself what magic might occur. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
As the month begins, however, you’ll be more concerned about a recent turning point in a close, personal relationship. A potent Lunar Eclipse fell in your partnership sector on January 31 and this eclipse very likely sealed the deal between you and your love. You might have become engaged or made another type of commitment to one another. If, however, your connection with each other has not been fulfilling your needs, then the two of you might have realized it was time to part ways. If this did occur, you are the type who would have done everything in your power to remain friends. Hopefully you succeeded.
Whatever happened in the relationship department will continue to shift you on a personal level this month. In fact, there are decided indications that after February 15 you’ll initiate a remarkable fresh start in your life. This is due to a Solar Eclipse that will fall in your sign. You’re finally becoming who you truly are meant to be, Aquarius, and you’ve never been freer to do so.