Welcome to January and 2021, Aquarius. It’s about to be your season. At the end of December, you felt hopeful that the new year would bring positive change, both on personal and societal levels. When communication planet Mercury enters your sign and 1st House of Self on Friday, January 8, you’re encouraged to vocalize your personal needs. You can be very community-minded, which is generally a good thing. Whether it’s checking in on friends and family, talking about the importance of PPE, or protesting systemic racism, you’re someone the world can count on. However, the one person you can forget to advocate for is yourself.
On this same date, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and abundance, enters diligent Capricorn and your 12th House of the Unconscious. This transit asks you to confront your deepest fears surrounding intimacy. Do you push lovers away before they see the real you? Are there secrets or insecurities that you’re scared to even tell your therapist? It’s time to try and confront them. You fight for others, dear Aquarius, so you should also fight for yourself.
Sometimes you feel like you’re an alien; there’s no other explanation for why others are making the choices they’re making. Uranus, your ruling planet, has been retrograde since last August, which has started to help others get on your level. We’ve seen this in action when it came to voter turnout in the election, and when many people chose not to travel over the holidays to avoid putting others at risk. However, when Uranus goes direct on Thursday, January 14, you may feel like a lot of people are starting to think life has just gone back to normal. Before you accuse anyone of being careless, remember to take a deep breath and remember that we’re all doing our best under a time of great duress.
The sun enters your sign on Tuesday, January 19, kicking off Aquarius season. Happy birthday, beautiful water-bearer! You have a tendency to downplay your birthday because you think there are more important things to deal with. Even if you want lots of attention, it’s hard to get you to admit it. Your assignment this year is to celebrate as boldly as possible (while following social distancing protocol, of course). You deserve it. January comes to an end with the first Mercury retrograde of the year in your sign on Saturday, January 30. Remember to text your friends back, Aquarius, but don’t let the retrograde stop you from celebrating you. See you next month!
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