This February, we are knee-deep into one of three Mercury Retrogrades of 2021. So, as we’re on the lookout for communication glitches during this retrograde in Aquarius, we also begin a month filled with planets in Aquarius. At different points of the month, between four and six planets will be in this sign! Therefore, you may want to check your birth chart to see what house Aquarius lives in; it will reveal where your life is getting this boost of energy. And, as if all this air energy isn’t enough to deal with, on the 12th of February we’ll enter the Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox.
This isn’t my area of expertise, but professional astrologer Susan Levitt says, “What was happening in this Rat year (2020) continues over into the Ox year to complete it, ground it, bring it to its resolution.” So let’s use the hardworking Ox as inspiration to help us complete all the complex transformations we started, both personal and political, last year.
Late January and most of February is Aquarius season. The fact that this sign is symbolized by the water bearer, or a person carrying water (signifying our emotions), can be a little confusing since Aquarius is an air sign. However, the individual securely carries water so that the emotions don’t spill or overwhelm them too much. Sometimes Aquarians’ detached emotional nature can be viewed as aloof. On the negative side, they can be a little temperamental—but hey, when you’re known as the visionary leader of the zodiac, a little sass is expected!
Aquarians rule friendship, and their free-spiritedness makes them the perfect companion for, say, an impromptu trip to the Caribbean. And while you’re basking in the sun, don’t hesitate to tell them about your latest beef with your boss; they’ll agree with your angst since they abhor authority. Aquarians are ruled by the unpredictable planet Uranus and live for a little shock value, but their deeper calling is as a champion of egalitarianism. They’ll fight for others’ freedom as if it were their own.