We may have come around to Aquarius again, but the Moon is not in the Seventh House and Jupiter is definitely not aligned with Mars. Still, the winter solstice on Dec. 21 does shepherd in two other celestial events.
First, the Sun arrives in conservative, calculating Capricorn, ruled by the planet Saturn. Symbolized by the mountain goat, Capricorn and its solemn season give a glimpse of the heights that can be attained through persistence. An apt energy, indeed, for the end of a messy year, when all we desire is the promise of spring. Perseverance rewards.
Meanwhile, Jupiter and Saturn are both aligned at zero degrees Aquarius, having finally left behind the rocky realm of Capricorn for a loftier look at life. These planets represent expansion and boundaries, respectively. Their conjunction portends the Age of Aquarius, signifying significant changes for the collective consciousness — and not a moment too soon.
Examine the existing structures of your life. Which boundaries need pushing? Which need fortification? Fortune grows rampantly upon strong foundations built with passion and diligence.
It might not be a “mystic crystal revelation,” but love will steer the stars.
March 21 – April 19
The Aquarian Age is less about your feisty independence than it is about your willingness to collaborate on collective outcomes. Embrace a group dynamic if magic is what you seek.
April 20 – May 20
Thinking outside the box may be a touch beyond your comfort zone, yet the New Age beckons you to bend your boundaries. Your career objectives will thank you with a calling that rings true.
May 21 – June 20
Aquarian energy is where your own potential basks in exaltation. Devour all knowledge that whets your appetite for self-discovery and revelation on the road to enlightenment.
June 21 – July 22
That ongoing tug of war between having boundaries and being vulnerable isn’t likely to be settled in the Aquarian Age. Inner strength comes from fostering connections, especially if they test your resolve.
July 23 – Aug. 22
The Age of Aquarius boosts your personal sense of freedom. Be willing, however, to redefine the rules of your relationships, even if compromise means getting unconventionally creative.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
The abundance of the Aquarian Age will mean an increase in opportunities that will require a keen sense of moderation. Saying yes to everything comes at the expense of your well-being.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 23
The potential for growth is exponential in the Age of Aquarius, so dream without measure. Manifestation, however, requires structure and discipline, and big dreams demand hard work.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Aquarian energy demands inner innovation that brings about outer change. Dig deeper than ever for your demons and bless them in the light of a new age. Connection with others begins within.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You’ll need to invent new ways to assist in the greater good that have less to do with your own ego and more to do with your interpersonal connections. Big ideas come from listening better.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
The Aquarian Age wants you to expand your good fortune without increasing your budget. Fortune follows a disciplined purse, and Lady Luck keeps a finely balanced checkbook.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Living in your own age will mean blessings that come in waves. Let Saturn’s teachings speak clearly now: obstacles are also opportunities, even if it means you end up all wet.
Feb. 19 – March 20
The Age of Aquarius is a time of quiet expansion, supported by a clearing out of any karmic garbage that’s weighing you down. Thank your obstacles for their teachings and let them go with love.