Aquarius, the Water-Bearer in 2005
A Shift of Cosmic Gears!
Change comes for the Water Bearer as Jupiter, lord of fortune, Saturn,
the measurer of effort and Chiron the wounded healer shift the cosmic
gears to set your life on a new and different path in the coming
Chiron the wounded healer moves into your sign on February 21st.
He will be there till August 1st and then move back to Capricorn
and your solar twelfth house. On December 6th he returns to Aquarius
and journeys there over the next four years. Great changes in both
'being' and 'doing' are on the cards for the Water Bearer. There
may be new skills to learn and a new path altogether for some. This
may come because of changing interests, new connections or concerns
about health and lifestyle. You may change where you're going in
life because of changes that come in the way you live. For some,
health will be influential, simply from an interest point of view
or because health concerns bring the need for new practices with
daily living and wellbeing. You may form unusual connections with
people involved in health or spiritual work, or with those who live
in a manner different from your own or unusual in some way. This
may mark a change to a more physical life for some. For others,
the importance of the physical in daily life will shift. In the
overall, changing what you do may bring change in 'who' you are.
Conversely, a different sense of 'who' you are may bring change
to what you do. This is a powerful transit that will see many Water
Bearers living life differently after the next four years.
On July 16th, Saturn, measurer of effort moves to Leo and your solar
seventh house. This will bring changes with partnership and make
this a potent year for relationships. For some, there will be an
increase in responsibilities as you enter a new phase with loved
ones. For others there may be a break or separation in a close tie.
In some cases, the separation may mark the end of a cycle. For singles,
you may enter into an important relationship that will be part of
your future. You may struggle at times with the commitment this
requires but can benefit greatly if you work to understand what
the relationship asks of you and how to give that and yet remain
an independent being.
If you're in a close relationship, this can be a 'make or break
period' as you encounter obstacles or opposition with your loved
one. There may be a battle of wills between you or it may simply
be that you wish to somehow pursue different courses or that you
are called in different directions. If you deal with these matters
patiently, you will come through to a stronger situation and a better
sense of your bond. Some of you will find partners or close associates
ask more of you while others may find that partners need more distance
or freedom. In either case, negotiate a position then step up and
meet the requirements. Watch health and energy during this process,
as you'll often be asked to give the most at the point where you're
tired or stretched. Don't be afraid to step forward. The more you
take on, the greater will be the reward at the end of the journey.
Late July and early August will be a testing period in close relationships.
You may need to work towards new understandings or new practices
with those close to you. You will have to come to grips with the
fact that a good relationship requires work and you may need to
learn new skills in order to give of your best and get the best
from your partner in return. There may be new requirements for being
together that have to be met. Don't engage in a battle of wills
at this time. Try to see both sides of any issues.
Love and Money
With Mercury the messenger and Venus the goddess conjoining with
Pluto, underworld lord in Sagittarius and your solar eleventh
house, friendships and your hopes and dreams will play a big part
in both the romantic and financial sides of your life. Both singles
and those with partners can have an exciting time, making new
friends or finding new depths to old friendships. New ideals and
dreams will call you along the road of life and there will be
someone there to walk with you or to guide you. Harmonious aspects
from Jupiter to Mercury and Venus indicate that luck and opportunity
coming from those you know will play a strong part in your life.
Travel, study and fortune generally will broaden your horizon
and help you to find the right path in life. For those single,
an important new romance may evolve from a friendship or association.
Groups, group work and gatherings will bring you into contact
with people who will be important for you and may become close.
The Lunar Nodes moving through Aries and Libra will bring interesting
and vigorous connections.
Uranus, the revolutionary one is established in Pisces and your
solar second house to journey there for seven years. There will
be radical shifts with money and many of you will come to a change
of fortune over this time, suddenly or unexpectedly. Some will
reach new heights while others will level off. Some of you will
alter the way you spend money while others will make change to
the way you earn it. Some may diversify earning power as others
try to consolidate. Uranus brings about reversals and radical
shifts. For those who have had little interest in finance in the
past, there may be a sudden surge of energy. Thus, some will be
inclined to take risks or gamble with money for the first time
while the speculators may decide to go down a more conservative
road. Some will move away from a material view, taking an interest
in creative or spiritual matters, even giving to charitable or
humanitarian work. Some will accumulate material possessions while
others decide to shed them. Whatever the change, the important
thing is that you will view possessions and financial life from
a new perspective.
Home and Family
The most important triggers for change with regard to home and
family will be changes in work or in your relationship situation.
Your domestic and emotional life may go through a transformation
because of changing associations. You may change your living situation
because of changed working conditions. Your primary relationship
may undergo a change thus altering your domestic life.
Work and Health
Saturn, measurer of effort, is set to finish his run in Cancer
and your solar sixth house of work and health as the year begins.
Thus, you have the first seven months to get daily routines and
general healthcare into order. If you experience health difficulties
or changed health conditions, act promptly and seek treatment.
One of the important issues here is self-nurture. Be specific,
practical and immediate. Put new regimes of healthcare in place,
as and when necessary. An increased workload or new line of work
may come for some, if it hasn't already. You may be operating
in solitary capacity or taking more responsibility than usual.
For some, family may be involved with business or work. You need
to balance the demands of work with changed healthcare requirements.
Don't focus on work at the expense of health. For some, work routines
will have to be well structured. For others, there will be a higher
organizational content in what you do. Dealings with older people
or those in authority may be part and parcel of daily routine.
Saturn moves to the sign of Leo and your solar seventh house on
Jupiter begins the year in Libra, encouraging you towards study,
overseas travel and a broader more philosophical view, urging
you Water Bearers towards new horizons, literal and metaphorical.
Some of you will be preparing to cross the frontiers of the mind
by studying, expanding both knowledge and skills. This may be
to prepare for a career move or change or simply out of general
interest. Others will be attending the 'university of life', opening
up to a wider picture. There may be developing associations or
companionship with people of status, those of other cultures and
those of academic standing. There can be a better 'all round'
sense of the world you live in as a result of this transit.
From October 26th, Jupiter, lord of fortune moves through Scorpio
and your solar tenth house of career, status and dealings with
authority. This is a time to expand your career horizons or launch
a new career bid. There may be promotional possibilities or opportunity
for advancement. You may need to invest money in the work or career
opportunities you seek. You may make fortunate connections with
people of status or authority. These may advance your work situation.
For some there may be an end to a career cycle that in itself
sets a new one in motion. For others, a change or an ending with
people in your work situation may advance your own status.
You may have significant dealings with people in power or with
those of status or great wealth. Some of you may find you are
hungry for power or advancement where others may want to know
the truth about power or people in power. Some of you may see
a side to those in authority you do not like while others may
be caught up in a search for truth or deeper meaning, one that
takes you down the corridors of power. Be considered with any
career decisions in mid December, especially those that may have
a bearing on home or personal life. You may need to delay the
final choice. There may be conflicting advice from others as to
what it's best for you to do. You may need to trust your inner
guidance or instincts rather than the advice of others. The way
forward may not be as it seems or is represented to you.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a
year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time
of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements,
travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The
breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
The messenger's first retrograde cycle begins on March 20th in
the sign of Aries and your solar third house. You may rush but
seem to get nowhere. Watch travel safety. There may be confusion
or unexpected developments with communications or arrangements.
Appliances or vehicles may break down or fail to perform. There
may be confusion or conflict with siblings or neighbours. You
may have to revise plans or ideas. As tension with Jupiter is
involved, there may be disputes to resolve or concerns with legal
matters or studies. Don't react in an exaggerated manner. Work
around exaggerated responses in others. This cycle ends on April
Mercury's second reverse motion cycle comes in Leo and your solar
seventh house on July 23rd. There may be change or difficulty
with partners or close associates. There may be a breakdown in
communications or you may not be able to communicate as you're
accustomed to. A partner may choose a different direction or begin
something new. You may need to discuss outstanding matters with
a partner or to review your situation. Your partner may have something
to say. You may come back into contact with someone with whom
you've been closely associated in the past. You may need to review
your plans with a partner and discuss where to go from here. This
cycle ends on August 16th.
Mercury's final retrograde phase begins on November 14th, coming
in Sagittarius and your solar eleventh house. There may be changes
with your own hopes and wishes for the future. You may lose faith
or stumble with an important dream. Review your options. See if
there's another way to proceed. There may be changes in your circle
of friends. It may be that there is a disagreement of some kind
or a departure. Developments of this nature could be sudden or
unexpected. The cycle ends on December 4th.
Your New Moon comes on February 8th, harmonizing with Jupiter,
Pluto and the Lunar Nodes. Venus, Neptune and Mercury are also
in your sign. This is a powerful time for new friendships and
commitment to new ideas or ideals to send your life forward. Study,
travel or devotion to a cause may be the pattern from here. Set
something new in place that you want to be part of your life in
the wider sense of your hopes and wishes.
Your Full Moon comes on August 19th. There may be tension with
partners or close associates. This may erupt into discussion or
revelations with regard to their feelings. You may be at odds
with a partner. There may be unspoken disagreements that come
to the surface. You may reach a new understanding with a partner.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end
of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern
of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls.
Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with
people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of
home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
There is a Solar Eclipse on April 8th at the New Moon in Aries
and your solar third house. There may be missed communications
or changed appointments. There may be problems or changes with
neighbours or siblings. You may be unable to proceed with an idea
or scheme. Travel plans may be interrupted or changed. There could
be problems while travelling so take care. There may be arguments
or difficult exchanges with people in your daily round.
A Lunar Eclipse comes on April 24th at the Full Moon in Scorpio
and your solar fourth house. There may be change with the family
unit or around the home. Change may come because of health concerns.
You may have to change how you operate at home because of a change
with health or work. There may be difficulty in dealing with an
individual on your domestic scene or difficult conditions may
surround an individual.
There is a Solar Eclipse on October 3rd at the New Moon in Libra
and your solar ninth house. There may be change with overseas
connections and communications. Someone may depart for or return
from overseas, thus setting a new cycle in motion. There may be
changes affecting in-laws, study or legal matters. An old connection
A Lunar Eclipse comes on October 17th at the Full Moon in Aries
and your solar third house. Travel plans or the routines of travel
may be interrupted. There may be difficulties with communications
or unexpected news. This may bring about a change or an ending
of some kind. There may be changes with siblings or neighbours.
You may not be able to follow through on a bright idea you've
had. There may be an ending or severance with a business connection
Warrior Mars turns retrograde in Taurus and your solar fourth
house on October 1st. As Mars moves backwards, there may be delays
or obstruction. There can be frustration with taking action or
initiative. Hidden anger may also be an issue. Thus, difficulty
or delay will be on the domestic or emotional agenda for the Water
Bearer at this time. Some may deal with an errant or angry male.
There may be a male member of the family who is impaired with
regard to action or movement. This could be a health matter or
may pertain to work issues. There may be projects or activities
at home that face obstacles or come to a halt. You may simply
not be able to advance something that you want to do around the
home. There may be sexual issues to face for some while for others
there may be a sexual renewal with someone who has been away or
out of your life.
The key to working with Mars retrograde is to be able to slow
down any process you're involved in and review your approach or
method of taking action. Don't set yourself for a battle of wills
and just push ahead regardless. Go back to basics or back to the
beginning of what you're trying to do and observe how you've been
doing it. Revise your action style accordingly. Take care with
safety in work around the home. Be especially careful with the
handling of fire, water and any kind of chemical in the first
two weeks of November. You may need to be careful of making long
term or important decisions about the home or family life in mid
December. Retrograde Mars lasts until December 10th.
On Christmas Eve, Venus the goddess begins a reverse motion phase
in your sign, conjoined with Chiron the wounded healer. You may
go through a change of image or of personal practice. The relationship
you're in may reach a crucial phase and need to alter its nature
or operations. Someone new may enter your life and have a powerful
influence on where you go from here. You may be a teacher or an
influence for change in someone else's life. You may go back to
something you have been or done in the past. You may come back
to a past association. Health and health practices may become
a significant influence on lifestyle and direction for you and
your partner. This influence continues into the next year.