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.
You can look forward to starting 2017 on a positive financial note, and it’ll be an ideal time to seek out extra revenue streams. Since you’ll likely feel more confident about sharing your talents, this will be a perfect time to start charging for a service you offered voluntarily in the past. You might have believed that people wouldn’t pay you, but this month you will soon realize how very wrong you were. Happily, being wrong will pay off nicely! Another possibility is that you will ask your boss for a raise or increase your rates if you are in business for yourself. Make the most of your creative talents as well during this time — and see what you can do to monetize them!
Watch this month’s Aquarius horoscope now:
While you’re busy making bank, it appears that one of your coworkers or someone you employ is secretly stewing in the background. This might be outright jealousy but it may also be a real issue that the two of you are having related to working together. Expect it to come to a head near January 12. Do your best to refrain from saying anything impulsively or reactively — you might come to regret those words at a later date.
The month ends on a very happy note. With a New Moon in your sign on January 27, you can anticipate a fresh start in some area of your life. Make it count.