Solar Sojourn in Aquarius

By Holiday Mathis

January 21, 2018 6 min read

Just as chasing happiness is one of the surest ways to make it run from you, seeking spiritual evolution can lead to hyper self-involvement and the limited perception and experience that comes from believing in but one idea of righteousness. In this first full week of the sun's sojourn in philanthropic Aquarius, instead of trying to be spiritual or happy, aim to be loving and useful to others and enjoy the side effects.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to say the right thing — to say the thing with the exact right meaning and sound to make the other person understand and take action. The thing is, it's not just words that motivate people. It's the whole package. It's delivery, body language and emotional investment. This persuasion is going to take an all-in effort.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You make it a policy not to lean on people psychically, emotionally or in any way at all. However, you're perfectly willing to be the sturdy mast for others if that's what they need. Consider bending your personal rules this week as one policy will not fit all situations. Take a flexible approach to relationships.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The tree doesn't invite the birds to perch. Nor does it do anything to keep them there or weep when they fly off. This week your heart will be like such a tree, visitors coming and staying for as long as feels natural, as you radiate a rather neutral, centered kind of strength and hospitality.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some believe the earth is a conductor of electrical currents that can, at certain prime locations, create biochemical reactions in people. Even if you don't ascribe to this school of thought, this week you may feel you've stumbled across a powerfully restorative vortex producing a vitality in you that you can't quite explain.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No two lives are alike; no two views are the same. This is why every single person you meet is interesting to you. Now, some people don't tell their own stories very well. They hide behind what they think their stories are supposed to be. That's when it gets boring. The more authentic people feel around you, the more interesting they are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some say that the land of unguarded thoughts is a hazard zone, although the poets, mystics and anyone else who's been unexpectedly moved by the muses might disagree. Anyway, it's exhausting business guarding thoughts full time — like herding cats. Build boundaries. Make observations. See what happens.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Most people need to be exposed to ideas multiple times before they decide what they think about them. Seven times is pretty common. So don't give up on selling yourself or your idea. Non-response isn't really rejection this week, and even flat-out rejection of an idea isn't to be considered definitive or final.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Love is a verb this week. Also, sentimentality and past good deeds won't account for much under these skies. You'll be busy making sure relationships contribute to your present life in meaningful ways. Compatibility boils down to attraction and complementary lifestyle choices.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You do not always want to show your true emotions, especially around those whose support is conditional. That's what makes a relationship in which it's OK to be yourself and express what you're really feeling so special. Even if you're not totally understood, the attempt is there, and you will be heard.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Decide on a plan. Get your supplies. And ready your team. This is how you set yourself up to take advantage of the cosmic offerings, which will include excellent powers of concentration, a spotlight on the smartest way to go about things and a natural inclination to handle the details that matter most.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The path you took a few hundred miles back led you where you are now. Granted, it's not the ideal place, but it's definitely an improvement from where you started. Reflecting on the past has its purpose, but living there will rob you of the wonders around you now. Talk to your mentor about what's next.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). With so many stories, myths and legends available to believe in, you may as well choose the ones you like the best, the ones that ignite your curiosity and make you feel a sense of wonder and hope. If you can't seem to settle on a pretty thing to believe, why don't you make one up? You're brilliantly creative this week.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll take advantage of opportunity, and there's so much of it around you this year! An attractive someone will inspire you. New interests will catch on and lead to travel, investment and possibly a move. March brings renewal and rejuvenation. You're a magnet for learning experiences — most of them pleasant — from June to August. The end of 2018 shows you in your glory. Determined efforts have paid off, and you'll be in a position to build the thing you most want to be known for.

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