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 – April, 2017
This will be an eventful month in certain respects, and a frustrating one in others. If there’s anything communications-related that you need to work on, you’ll have extraordinary support until April 17. Venus will move into your message sector on April 5 and a New Moon in the same area of your chart will occur on April 7.
This will be your best time to plant seeds around a new writing project, or to sign any type of contract. You’ll have to act quickly however for two reasons. Mars, the ruler of your 3rd House of Communication, will retrograde on April 17. Then, Mercury, the ruler of communication, will turn retrograde on April 28 in your home and family sector. As you can see, timing is everything this month when it comes to communication matters.
What you may also notice after April 17, is that you and a sibling begin to experience more misunderstanding than usual. Don’t get caught up in what really isn’t important. Remember to give your sister or brother the benefit of the doubt if it’s called for. In fact, Mars will actually retrograde in your friendship sector, so it’s also possible that you and a pal will need a cooling off period from one another if your friendship has been too intense lately.
In other news, a glittering Full Moon will fall in your career sector on April 22. You may be in the spotlight for a well-deserved career achievement. Shine on!