Aquarius Sun & Rising — Monthly Horoscope & Sign Description

Aquarius Monthly Horoscope for July 2020

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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Saturn has been in your sign since late March, and has now retrograded back into Capricorn. This presented an experiment, and an opening for something new, or different, to happen. Plenty did, that’s for sure, and not just to you — though your experience is essential to your understanding of Saturn entering your birth sign or rising sign. The next five months present another kind of experiment: an introspective one. The changes that are about to cascade through your life over the next three years are emerging from the inside out. This has been developing for years, and it may have been confusing to see manifestations in the world around you that seemed extreme and which you did not understand. Saturn is making one final return to Capricorn, a transit that began in late 2017 and has stretched out this long (unusual for Saturn, though that’s the mathematics of it). You may not be able to complete your inner work in that time, though you can use this opportunity to make an honest assessment of what it is. This is not about goals or setting intentions, but rather understanding certain truths about the landscape of your psyche which are easy to ignore, deny or just miss. What I am talking about is the seat of your conditioning, which you are likely to be resisting with all your might, and want to break free from. I would point out that your growth is not about resisting but rather going with the movement you are experiencing. Use the next five months to gain perspective, which means knowing the lay of the land. Make a healing agenda.

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Sign Description for Aquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Perhaps the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac, we can for sure say that the Aquarius personality values intelligence, ideas and loves a good theory.

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Yet progress for its own sake is not what you’re after; Aquarius people are the discriminating embracers of innovation that works. Just to give one not so random example, you’ve probably got your hand on a mouse right now. That was invented by Douglas Engelbart, an Aquarian.

Aquarius has a strange relationship to time, as if you carry around your own time zone. You’re always living in an era of your own (past or present) which is never quite in sync with the present as defined by others. This carries into the often-noted contradiction implied in the sign that is at once associated with constant changes, and is also considered a fixed sign; for you the only constant is change, and you resist that change as much as you invite it.

That’s because most change is pointless, driven by boredom or profit, neither of which are specific turn-ons for you. You’re not against money but you favor people (unlike many who are turned on by money). Like progress, money has a purpose: food, shelter, pleasure, sharing. It has little value for its own sake. Accordingly, you need a career you believe in ardently, and in that career you will excel. People will think it’s because you’re smart; in truth it’s because you do what’s important to you, what you feel belongs on the planet.

Traditionally, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, a fact that is nearly forgotten today; in modern astrology it’s usually associated with the more wild, unpredictable and revolutionary planet Uranus. In truth, Saturn and Aquarius tell us a lot about one another — which is why Saturn is such a dependable agent for change and why Aquarius is so steadfast in its choices. Yet Uranus brings in three critical elements of Aquarius: your affinity for groups, your inventive spirit, and an ethos of fairness. You’re not afraid to change your mind if something, or someone, makes more sense than your prior ideas.

The Saturn/Uranus paradox embodies the chasm over which you must often stretch your body and your soul. You seek both individuality and group identification, but lean more toward the first, which is a good thing: only an individual can be part of a group. Yours is one of the human signs, and an air sign, represented by a woman holding an urn of water — or a ruler to measure the depth of the Nile. Fill that urn with water, so you have plenty to share.

To understand yourself better, study both of these planets — and their relationship (aspects, affinity by sign, and so on). See the ways in which they tell the same story, and those in which they tell different stories.

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