January 20 – February 17
In a way it could be said that much of what you’ll be experiencing during the first half of 2014 will be very similar to the experiences that you had in 2013. This particularly applies to activities that have drawn you into new settings and have cornered you into exploring ideas that may not have been of interest to you or the activities may have meant spending time with people who, initially, you may not have connected with.
As an Aquarius you are, of course, inquisitive by nature. You are an air sign and air signs love ideas and really enjoy learning what others think. But also, one of the most admirable traits of Sometimes Saturn’s presence suggests there will be some formof challenge those born under the sign of Aquarius is a genuine interest in those around them. This interest in individuals gives you an ability to enjoy life in a manner that simply isn’t possible for others. You benefit from what might be termed ‘Aquarian inquisitiveness’. Simply meeting people and learning about them, what they think and what they do is fascinating to you.
Yet, at the same time, the cycle that began with the move by Saturn, the planet of focus, into the crucial mid-heaven angle of your chart in late 2012 will have begun a period that has drawn you into unfamiliar settings and meant spending time with people who you may not have found easy to understand – or even interesting.
Saturn remained there during all of 2013 and it continues in this position until the end of 2014.
In some cases Saturn’s merely about hard work – it’s about having to be persistent, having to invest your time and energy in certain goals and, perhaps, not getting the benefits right away.
But on occasion, Saturn’s presence in a particular portion of a chart suggests that there will be some form of challenge. It may be that circumstances will be unfair or duties will be burdensome or, perhaps, that credit won’t be given where it should be. It can also mean that you’ve been pushed into things that you felt you weren’t quite ready to do. Difficult as all of this may have been, in every case it’s been about broadening your horizons.
Those individuals you’ve met, those experiences you’ve had – and even those activities you’ve found challenging – will all prove to be of benefit in some way.
To a certain extent you’ll find that you’re able to benefit from these during the period when Mars moves to join Saturn in this part of your chart, from late July until September 13. During these six weeks, you’ll be able to make demands in a way you weren’t able to before, and you’ll also find that suddenly you’re given credit in a way that didn’t occur before. All of this will be very satisfying. But, in a way, it could be said all of this is building up to the period of personal reinvention that begins as 2014 comes to a close. In fact, on December 4 next year the dynamic Mars actually moves into Aquarius, beginning a cycle during which you’ll be reviewing all you’ve learned, and, happily, you’ll realise you’ve acquired far more wisdom, knowledge and insights than it seemed at the time. So when, during 2014, challenging situations demand that you do something new or unfamiliar – or that you simply don’t want to do – persist. Do them anyway.
You may already have experienced this when, in August of 2013, the expansive Jupiter actually challenged your ruler, Uranus. At that time, if you were put in a new setting, had to do something uncomfortable or even something you felt you really weren’t able to do, yet carried on, then you’ll have learned something – and that something will give you a taste of the kind of growth this particular period will be all about.
Jupiter repeats this aspect twice during 2014, on February 26 then again on April 20, and, here again, this suggests that circumstances you’re cornered into, or may not be happy about, will test you at the time but will bring you huge benefits – in some cases right away, and in others, as the future unfolds.