On the 20th of January, the sun moves into action-oriented Aquarius, giving us the opportunity to make progressive changes in our lives. Not only do we get to celebrate the existence of our fellow water-bearers, but we all benefit from this innovative Aquarian energy for the next 4 weeks. During this cycle, we are motivated by our hunger for knowledge, experience, and originality. Aquarius is one of the four fixed signs, along with Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio. Fixed signs are the zodiac's stabilizers—the ones who take all our enthusiastic ideas and plug them into a legit plan with milestones and timelines.
Aquarius is all about progress and modernity making this season a pivotal time to move forward, innovate, and connect with humanity. We have a sense of letting go of the past and moving forward. Allow this energy to bring out your independent side and acknowledge if you're relying on others for a little too much.
Represented by the Water-bearer, Aquarius is the quirky sign of the zodiac. Many think Aquarius is a water sign due to this symbol, but it's actually an air sign and is far more about intellect than the emotional water signs. Ruled by rebel planet Uranus, which is the only planet that spins on its side, understand that dropping customary traditions may suit you well.
Aquarius has an unpredictable nature. The air of Aquarius demands that we look forward with visions for the future. Use this worldly and unconventional energy to march to the beat of your own drum and not be afraid to let your true self out.
Aquarius Season Rituals
Here are some rituals to help you optimize this sign's energy for the next month:
✨Energy Efficient Cleanse & Update Technology
Do an energy-efficient cleanse to your current appliances and electronics. Small changes not only reduce your bills but also make a positive contribution to the planet. Put devices on sleep mode at night and use energy-saving LED bulbs. Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Seal drafts and insulating during the winter to conserve wasted energy. Only turn on your AC if you really need it. If each of us does our small part, the collective result can have a big impact.
Aquarius rules the higher mind, this is a good month to focus on a meditation practice that can awaken breakthrough epiphanies. A great new years resolution is to get into meditation if you haven't already and practice a little every day. The Calm app or headspace app are great tools for beginners! YouTube is also is a great resource with so many free guided meditation videos and music like this video.
✨Get Innovative With Your Goals
Put your ideas into action and invent something! This is a time to harness the energy of a truly Fixed sign, which means taking advantage of being steadfast with your goals, plans, deadlines, to do lists, etc. If you’re going to change the world with something new, now is the time to at least get it rolling.
✨Take a Water Bearer Bath or Shower
The Star card in Tarot is ruled by Aquarius and usually features a woman bearing water in space, pouring water down onto the earth, while pouring some into the pool. The Star is here to pour her rejuvenating waters of inspiration onto you, to bless your goals and keep you motivated. Place some herbs in a bowl. Use herbs that represent properties you want to cultivate. I.E. sage for inspiration and smarts, lavender for emotional understanding, bay leaves for heightened intuition and psychic abilities. Pour boiling water over them and let them steep for a few minutes then let your potion cool down. Take a shower or bath and pour the bowl of herbs over your head imagining the star pouring her inspiration and transformation on you.