January 19th kicks off Aquarius season with the Sun’s ingress, and the Sun’s conjunction to Saturn on January 23rd. This season will be about the focus on new rules, new social restrictions and emerging authority.
The volatile Mars/Uranus conjunction in Taurus occurs on January 20th, uniting actions with liberation and shock. There’s potential for extreme violence and accidents, but also extreme freedom. Mars’ square to Jupiter in Aquarius (January 23rd) exaggerates the above with a rush of enthusiasm and giddiness - risks will outweigh benefits (and misplaced confidence) if you don’t move slowly and consciously. And, remember that the coinciding Sun/Saturn influence means there will be enforced limits.
These actions will feed off the energy of January 17th’s Jupiter/Uranus square.
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The Sun into your social sector, conjunct Saturn, activates a key friendship commitment, social boundary or aspect of your public image. New social rules will be at play along with restrictions and/or responsibilities. Who you can trust (your people) may be defined. In some cases you could take on the mantle of public authority.
Aspects to Mars in your sector of personal resources can trigger surprising changes in earned money or your values. You could be suddenly motivated to compete or stand up for yourself, but know that there is some risk involved, especially where money or public reputation are concerned. If there’s an opportunity to earn more/differently, check it out but use caution. Exaggerated actions can cause sever disruptions, so try to measure your responses.
The Sun into your career sector, conjunct Saturn, illuminates a new job, new professional authority or emerging rules about your line of work. Your future goals will be defined along with what you’re allowed to do (in order to succeed) and what you must do in order to get ahead. Yes, there will be more work - are you up for it?
Aspects to Mars in your sign (including the conjunction to Uranus) can signal a burst of freedom and impulsive behaviour. Suddenly, you see a breakthrough that appears to offer success and exciting change. Or, change may be thrown at you and you have to scramble. Either way, do your best to think before you act- don’t allow impatience or anger to push you into unsafe territory. A professional opportunity can offer much growth, but there will also be a radical change in your lifestyle or image. Some actions will be irreversible, so consider this before you burn bridges.
The Sun into your opportunities sector, conjunct Saturn, can activate a graduation or official proclamation involving education, legal matters, travel or publishing. A new path into uncharted territory is illuminated and you have a set course to follow. Certain rules will be unbendable.
Aspects to Mars in your hidden sector can trigger a background surge of anger or excitement that goes largely unnoticed by others. You may feel a restless urge to strike out or escape. Or, the sudden exposure of a secrete impulse could rattle you. But most of this will be invisible to outsiders, so tune into hidden motivations if you’re feeling out of control. Know that the actions you feel compelled to take may not be grounded in reality, so double check before you leap.
The Sun into your sector of shared resources, conjunct Saturn, hi-lights a new boundary or responsibility involving shared finances, intimacy or psychological matters. This could be an inner block or an area that takes extra work and restraint (since you will not have full control over the results). Someone else may be setting the rules.
Aspects to Mars in your social sector can trigger an explosion of public anger, an argument or unpredictable actions involving others. You could be encouraged to do it differently or attack/defend (if you’re feeling cornered) but be aware that impulse is not your friend here. While there is an opportunity to make a social breakthrough or gain notoriety for yourself, the reactions of others will be unpredictable. Pay attention to buried impulses that pump up your urge for bigger gains. Change is necessary but public immolation is not - pause before you react.
The Sun into your relationship sector, conjunct Saturn, activates a limit or commitment in a partnership. This could be about your responsibilities to them or their increased authority and boundaries. A new chapter of this one-on-one connection will be defined and will set the pace for the next two years.
Aspects to Mars in your career sector can urge you to make a sudden move regarding a new job, issues with management or your desire to get ahead. There could be a break with tradition or argument as you struggle with authority. Someone else (a partner or competitor) might be urging you forward, but know that radical actions (or anger) will permanently change your professional image and path. While this could be the breakthrough you’ve been looking for, a bit of caution can prevent irreversible damage - if someone else is making big promises, slow down a bit and see if they can really deliver.
The Sun into your sector of routine, conjunct Saturn, defines new rules and obligations regarding health, work routine or service to others. You may feel weighed down by this - consider what must be done versus the extra that you’re taking on. In some cases, there could be new restrictions regarding self-care.
Aspects to Mars in your opportunities sector will encourage you to take a leap of faith regarding travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Exploring the unknown or pushing an issue based on luck and courage can feel exhilarating, and there is chance to activate some unexpected benefits. But you also need to proceed carefully - what you haven’t planned for can trip you up and taking on more than you can handle can burn you out. Use extra caution if travelling.
The Sun into your sector of self-expression, conjunct Saturn, defines a limit or responsibility involving a new attraction or creative work. What you want can be clarified along with the reality of the situation. There may be extra work demanded if you want to succeed- how seriously do you take a hobby or your talents?
Aspects to Mars in your sector of shared resources can uncover a secret or deliver a revelation regarding shared finances, intimacy or psychological matters. Buried anger, impatience or passion can surge and reactions will not be totally within your control. Use caution if you’re tempted to overindulge (drugs, alcohol) or push a new attraction forward. Financial issues can veer out of control if you allow someone else to call the shots.
The Sun into your domestic sector, conjunct Saturn, illuminates a new responsibility to a family member, an ending or emerging limits regarding your home/home business. This domestic chapter can feel like you’re being dragged down, and indeed you are being forced to focus on a specific area. It may be time to turn inwards and tend to the past.
Aspects to Mars in your relationships sector suggest that a partner or competitor’s actions can catch you off guard. They may react angrily, impulsively or with excitement - you could feel rushed or even bullied by what they do. Know that you still have the power to say “Yes” or “No” - even if there’s a sudden exit, you decide how you react (you can’t control them, of course).
The Sun into your communication sector, conjunct Saturn, hi-lights an official document, answer or message. New limits on what you can say or an enhanced focus on a new area of interest may be activated. Too, this could be the start of a course of study or mental regimen.
Aspects to Mars in your sector of routine can trigger a sudden change in your health, the health of someone you’re helping or your daily routines. A surge of energy can result from impulsive and optimistic ideas, but there’s also a risk or accidents if you move too quickly. Pay attention to what you can actually do versus what you think you can do.
The Sun into your sector of personal resources, conjunct Saturn, illuminates a key financial responsibility or personal boundary. This could involve extra work needed to earn or extra focus on emerging values and self-esteem. Security and material goods will be defined in a new way.
Aspects to Mars in your sector of self-expression can pump up your enthusiasm and desire to take risks. A new attraction, creative work or desire to play/cut loose can be exciting while motivating you to push forwards regarding what you want (or want to attract). But what’s fun and attention-grabbing can easily go too far if you don’t balance actions with caution- before you make that risky move, consider if you’re prepared for the fallout. There is luck and opportunity here, but it’s advisable to remind yourself that exaggerated efforts can do some damage.
The Sun into your sign, conjunct Saturn, activates a key responsibility area of authority or new, sober chapter in your life. Recent restrictions and increased work will be energized even more, encouraging you to publicly define what matters most and who you are now (the new you).
Aspects to Mars in your domestic sector suggest upheavals at home/with family or a sudden urge to relocate/escape. The square from Jupiter in your sign will increase your courage, impatience and readiness to jump into the future. Or, your response to a domestic disturbance may be highly energized and resilient. But before you make any radical moves, know that destruction is a risk if you don’t proceed with some caution. Keep your eyes open and remember that Saturn in your sign says that certain rules must be followed.
The Sun into your hidden sector, conjunct Saturn, illuminates a background fear/limit or the emerging qualities of an ongoing ending. What’s shutting down or keeping you in check will not be easily accessible, but if you pause and focus on inner matters (secrets, spirituality, behind-the-scenes authority) you will have a clearer understanding of what’s happening.
Aspects to Mars in your communication sector suggest unexpected arguments or radical actions based on odd/eccentric ideas. A message can be aggressive and motivating, pushing you to do something truly original, but also incredibly risky. While this may feel positive (and there is potential for a breakthrough that opens your eyes to something new and valuable) your perception of what’s real may be skewed. Check in with hidden hopes or unexamined beliefs and make sure you’re totally conscious of how you’re acting.