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 – March, 2017
You might spend a good chunk of time this month reconsidering your financial decisions, or a choice you’ve made about your love life. From March 4 to April 15 Venus will move retrograde, mainly in your communication sector. As a result, the thoughts you have connected to romance and money are likely to go back to the past a lot more than usual. If you have any regrets and have the opportunity to make them right, you will.
Domestic squabbles might become more of a nuisance from March 9 to April 21. If you notice that your temper is much shorter with a relative, do your best to take the high road. You might also want to begin doing some work around the house. A DIY project would be a perfect way to harness the potent energy of Mars moving through your home and family sector now.
On March 12 you might hear news about taxes, an investment, or credit. Payment on a loan might be due, and it’s possible that you’ll settle a significant chunk of debt, much to your relief. Another possibility is that you will hear news that you owe more in taxes than you initially thought. Ouch!