Aquarius, the Water-Bearer in 2006
Personal Change – New Directions
A Grand Cross, formed in fixed signs, ushers in the year 2006. Neptune
hovers in Aquarius, opposing Saturn in your partnership house
as warrior Mars is on the last of his long stay in Taurus and
your house of home and family. Mars opposes Jupiter in Scorpio and
your house of profession, status and authority. There is a doorway
here, Aquarius, but, to go through it in 2006, you'll need to work to rebalance and
then maintain the key areas of life, home and career, self and
partnership. Mars and Jupiter will test the balance of home and
career or professional dealings, urging you to push forward or
break through, using both action and insight. Yet, you will need
to maintain the peace of family or domestic life. With Neptune
and Chiron in your sign, personal change, new directions, unusual
ideas, pursuits and connections will feature. These two set themselves
in balance with Saturn, the measurer of effort, as he rings the
changes in your house of partnership.
With Saturn in Leo there will be changes in the structure or
operation of relations with partners or close associates. Some
will have increased responsibility for loved ones while others
may have a break or separation. In some cases, the separation
may mark the end of a cycle. Singles may enter into an important
relationship that will be part of the future but you may struggle
at times with the commitment this requires. You will benefit if
you work to understand what the relationship asks, how to give
it and yet how to maintain your independence. 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.
Deal with these matters patiently and you'll come through to a
stronger situation and a better sense of your bond.
Some of you will find partners or close associates ask more
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 in the end.
Love and Money
With Venus in reverse motion in your sign, you may have to go
back over something or deal with outstanding matters as the year
begins. This may involve romance or money. It may also be a more
personal matter of how you present or deal with things. There
may be a cost for something done in the past or a bill you've
already run up. Sort out unresolved issues or dealings to clear
the way ahead for later. You may decide to go back to a past situation
or the past may in some way or other be drawn back to you. You
may have to care for someone for a time or give extra care to
yourself. There may be secret or hidden dealings with others that
will bring surprises or results that only come further down the
line. You may have a secret, a hidden need or desire or an event
from the past that must to come to light so you can move freely
into the future. The Water Bearer does not always easily look
back. The future is the orientation of your sign. However, you
will draw great benefit from attending to the outstanding or the
overdue as you wend your way.
On Jun 22nd, the Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra and
into Pisces and Virgo. Finances will come into focus, as will
financial connections or people who deal in money. You may need
to rationalize your financial situation. Trim the tree of lifestyle
spending and get back to the basics. There may be unexpected expenses
or changes that will change your dreams or your goals. Some may
opt for a simpler financial framework where others may go into
the detail and complexity of intricate financing. Change or unexpected
events that involve earth and water may change your financial
Home and Family
Warrior Mars is in Taurus and bound by the Grand Cross formation,
with Saturn in Leo, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in your sign.
There may be a strong activity cycle at home. You may renovate,
repair or maintain the home with vigour or in testing conditions.
You may do so for personal, investment or professional reasons.
For some, it may come out of necessity. There may, in time, be
a complete renewal or transformation of the domicile.
There may be tension at home, either due to male children or
other males that reside there. It's not a good year for a male
house or flat mate if you're not used to the energy or they're
not of the sensitive variety. There may be sexual electricity
with a partner. You could be hot in the boudoir! However, there
could be tension over sexual differences or a lack of sex life
due to other commitments for either or both of you. Males may
be accident prone or given to displays of temper at home. Insight
into what's wrong will be necessary to solve problems. You may
have to work on a relationship with someone at home to create
a peace for yourself.
Work and Health
Chiron the wounded healer is in Aquarius, bringing great change
with the way you are and do things over time. Some will learn
new skills where others will take a new path altogether. 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 connections with
unusual people involved with health or spiritual work, or with
those who live in an unusual or alternative manner. This point
may mark a change to a more physical life for some. For others,
the importance of the physical in daily life will decline as you
move into accomplishments of a more mental, spiritual or creative
nature. In the overall, changing what you do will bring change
in 'who' you are. Conversely, a different sense of 'who' you are
may bring change to what you do. This is powerful transit will
see many Water Bearers living life differently over the next four
Jupiter, lord of fortune, is in Scorpio, urging you to expand
career horizons or launch a new career. Promotion or opportunity
for advancement will come for some. Others may need to invest
money in work or career opportunities to get up and running. You
will make fortunate connections with people of status or authority,
ones that can assist you with your work situation. There may be
an end with a career cycle for some, one that in itself sets something
new in motion. For others, a change or end with someone else at
work may advance your status. You may have dealings with people
of power or 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 authority you
do not like. Others may be caught up in a search for truth or
deep meaning, one that takes you down the corridors of power.
For all, career efforts or choices may be made in the context
of partnership needs or the demands of home and family. Some may
be in conflict with a partner over where to go next where others
may have to take increased responsibility for someone close. You
may make career choices because of abiding personal change, new
interests, new skills and new contacts.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius and your solar eleventh
house, opening new horizons. There will be new associates and
friends, bringing fresh ideas to your life path. You may be more
gregarious, renewing friendships or forming new associations.
You may pursue a wide range of goals with humour and vigour. You
may pursue a cause or a quest that's close to your heart. You
may teach or learn during this transit. You may form new connections
with groups or begin new endeavours. Travel, higher learning or
people from other cultures may feature. New connections may lead
to success. Some of you will be recognized for the work you do.
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.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto,
underworld lord, as he does so. You will need to review your budget
or personal spending as there may be an unexpected development
in that quarter. There may be costs or bills to be met that you
have not anticipated. You may struggle to purchase something you
need. Your wants or lifestyle may prove expensive. A friend may
need funds or be difficult over money. Keep spending simple. Prune!
This cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, in range of a T-square
with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. There may be changes or unexpected
developments that involve a partner or close associate. You may
be taken by surprise by changes there. You may have difficulty
communicating with someone close. There may be interruptions in
your contact or a separation for a time. You may need to talk
through an old matter with your partner. You may need to review
your situation together and change the way you do things. This
cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a conjunction
with Jupiter. There may be changes or upsets with professional
matters or dealings with authority. You may have difficulty communicating
or getting a point across with a boss or someone in charge. There
may be changes or interruptions to duties or obligations. Business
or professional dealings may hit an impasse or a contretemps.
Review where you're going, career-wise. Professional or legal
people may feature in disputes or difficulties. You will need
to understand exactly what's going on in order to solve problems.
Listen. Negotiate. This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your New Moon comes on Jan 29th. You may need to step back from
involvements and either work behind the scenes or somehow give
support or assistance to someone in need. You may wish to withdraw
a little yourself. Issues of social relations or money may in
some way influence your decisions at this time. You may be tired
of the direction you're taking at the moment. You may simply be
dissatisfied with your image or the way that you present yourself.
Take time out to review the road ahead.
Your Full Moon comes on Aug 9th. You may hit an impasse or a
point of confusion with a partner or in close personal relations.
Dealings with authority may be involved. Career or professional
matters may feature. You may have to negotiate a difficult situation.
There may be a gap between you and a loved one. You may have a
difficult working partnership. This may be lead to delays or even
a separation or an ending if it can't be resolved. Make every
effort to understand what's at issue on the other side. Matters
of work or health in the last few weeks may have somehow influenced
what's at issue now.
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.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo.
There may be a change or an ending with joint finances, credit
arrangements or the mortgage. You may review your holdings or
investments because of a changed situation. There may be a change
with a situation where you're intimately involved.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries. There
may be an interruption or end with a cycle of contact or communication.
A business scheme may not be able to move ahead. An associate
may pass out of contact. There may be changes with siblings or
neighbours. Appliances, vehicles or travel arrangements may be
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
There may be changes with personal monies, resources or possessions.
There may be an unexpected expense or a shortfall. You may have
to make adjustments in your budget to account for a change of
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
Finances that relate to home or family may change or require some
attention or adjustments. Someone you deal with in a joint financial
situation may depart or change their arrangements. You may lose
a financial contact. You may have to adjust your cycle of payments
in order to account for a change with your financial holdings.