With the Sun in Aquarius for the coming month there’s a real opportunity to manifest something new and innovative in our lives and in the world around us. The Sun entered Aquarius on 20 January 2016 where it remains until 20 February when it moves into Pisces. This is a great time to initiate a new social enterprise or any kind of community project or group endeavour.
The Sun is our creative faculty, our magic. It’s the part of us that makes the law of attraction work the way it does: we attract to ourselves the energy we ourselves are emitting. Depending on which archetype, or sign, the Sun is being filtered through, we are likely to use our magic in subtly different ways. With the Sun in Aquarius the magic is focused on personal and societal evolution, and any creative act that takes us forward as a group will be blessed.
How will the Sun in Aquarius affect you?
Those who have natal planets or points in Aquarius will be affected most strongly by the Sun in Aquarius as the Sun will conjunct these planets by transit in the course of the coming month. Those who have the Sun in Aquarius natally will be particularly strongly affected as they will experience their solar return (or birthday) during this time. This is an important time to set intentions for the coming year.
When the Sun activates its own natal position, or any natal planet in Aquarius, it will empower these planets with creative power and magic. This will allow the Aquarian archetype to flow through you more easily, bringing its visionary characteristics to the forefront of your personality and helping you manifest the revolutionary ideas you harbour, perhaps deep down in your psyche.
Those with a truly burning desire to affect change in the world, the revolutionaries among us, may experience Sun in Aquarius as very empowering, although ongoing outer planet transits to personal natal positions may dampen this energy somewhat. You can harness this powerful creative buzz for change by working on building your social networks, developing some of your more unusual ideas and using social media to spread the word about your endeavours.
Meanwhile, in another part of the cosmos…
Mars has been in trine aspect to Neptune for the past nine days and will remain in orb until 26 January 2016. During this time it may be easier to take action to bring our dreams into reality, although our approach is likely to be far from urgent! We will act very much upon our intuition at this time and will probably have more time for those in need. With both planets in emotional water signs this is a good transit for relationships and for building empathy.
Retrograde Mercury will conjunct Pluto on 23 January before going direct on 26. During this time both Mercury and Pluto will sextile Chiron, a transit that lasts until 23 February. This is an opportunity to work on healing negative or counter-productive mental patterns that hold us back, to drill down into the depths of the psyche in typical Plutonian style and uproot any thought or idea that no longer serves us. And with both Pluto and Mercury in Capricorn, once you put your mind to it you will be unstoppable!
How will you make the most of Sun in Aquarius?
Whether or not you’re personally touched by the Sun in Aquarius you can still work with this energy to manifest change in your life. All you need is strong intention and a willingness to let go of the old to make way for the new. What areas of your life would you like to renew at this time? Where is there need for revolution and change? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.