Begin the Season of Aquarius

By Holiday Mathis

January 19, 2020 6 min read

Among our oldest constellations, Aquarius recalls the Greek myth of Ganymede, a boy who was snatched up by a great eagle sent by Zeus, kidnapped from his gentle life of watching sheep on the mountainside and transported to the Olympian realm of thirsty gods. As the celestial water boy, Ganymede had a perspective not afforded the average human and the Aquarian solar transit has come to represent higher intellectual capacity.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a fizz-pop to the start of this week like the universe is giving you an implicit promise that something is going to happen. Your job is to slip into a playful mood and get ready to say yes. After that, you'll be using what you have in a way you didn't before, playing with the timing and turning the ordinary into music.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). At a cellular level, you long for adventure. Risk makes things worthwhile. The high ticket price of the venture (which often has nothing to do with money) is intrinsic to its value. Without a cost, there's no purchase, no ownership. You want to pay because you want the experience to be a part of who you are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People want to show you that they appreciate what you've done. Maybe you'll feel weird about this. Maybe it's even a pressure you don't want, as the reception of gifts often is. Let them show you anyway. Don't worry about acting the right way, just open the wings of your heart to receive.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Talking isn't necessarily communicating. Communication happens in the minds of the parties involved. When people are unfamiliar with the language at hand, whether specialized words, foreign manners or other unknown factors, it's a disconnect. You'll be challenged to build bonds of understanding.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The gift of nearness often goes unrecognized in real time. You'll make an exception with this awareness; the sight of your beloved has a completeness that no other sight, word or sensation can match. An acknowledgment of such will have a profound impact, even if made privately to only yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Once you felt so driven to fulfill the destiny of the situation that you poured your time, heart and soul into the work and were never drained. Effort seemed a renewable resource! Then there was the time you toiled to avoid getting in trouble. How exhausting. Use what you learned to stay passionate this week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It takes effort to talk, and ideally your every utterance should be paying you back, earning its keep by providing some portion of what you're trying to communicate. To carefully choose your words and manner of usage is among the most difficult disciplines to cultivate. However, the effort will pay many times over.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're a practical person, a realist, and yet you refuse to believe the mundane world is the only one for you. This week, your fantasy life gets more vivid and hope strengthens. Try on this belief: The best is yet to come. Let that stop worry in its tracks. No need to hedge your bets or hang on to the substandard.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you are new to a task or group, you don't yet know what's important in that realm. You may vacillate over decisions that, in the end, are inconsequential. It's better to just choose and observe the fallout. Then, instead of wasting time with things that don't matter, you'll be learning what does.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those things you do that everyone does — dress, eat, get around — are all opportunities to add style to the world. Sometimes, you take advantage, other times you just want to blend. You'll make bold choices in the name of creating memorable experiences for you and for anyone lucky enough to witness your week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A lack of good input produces the improbability of good output. Substitute any adjective for "good" this week, including beautiful, honest, interesting, exciting, productive, healthful, meaningful, loving and any host of values specific to you. Let this be your excuse to seek out and mix in the wondrous to your week.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you're in the real world, you live there fully with your eyes wide open. You don't paint things as better or worse than they are. This is why it's also necessary and enjoyable to have a world of your own inside your mind, where you get to make the rules and paint things with the fanciful colors of your choosing.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The art of life will be heightened and there will be a surreal edge to your experience. It's as though you've been tasked with lacing together a juxtaposition of two distant realities, each magical and challenging in their own way. The thread will be your emotional relationship with these different versions of the truth. Feelings shouldn't be confused with fact, but they hold fast as poetic representations. Ultimately, this adventure you're on will be among the shining jewels of your memory.

Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.

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