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The Sun in Aquarius: January 20th to February 19th

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

A person with the head of a butterfly holding a flower
Aquarius Season

Embracing Individuality

The Sun holds a profound significance as the God that illuminates the very essence of our being. The Sun represents the core of our identity, the radiant force that guides our journey of self-discovery and personal growth. He is the eternal flame within us, urging us to unfold our true selves as we navigate the cosmic dance of our life journey. As The Sun traverses the zodiac, each sign imparts a unique hue to this luminous journey. Between January 20th and February 19th (London) The Sun will be in the visionary realm of Aquarius. What does this mean for us?


Enter the realm of Aquarius, an air sign traditionally ruled by Saturn, that weaves threads of innovation and humanitarianism. Aquarius is known for its innovative and forward-thinking nature. When the Sun is in Aquarius, there is an emphasis on individuality, intellectual pursuits, and a desire to make a positive impact on society. This sign, often depicted as the water-bearer pouring forth the elixir of knowledge, channels the spirit of the avant-garde, challenging norms and embracing the unconventional.

Aquarius beckons us to stand on the precipice of our uniqueness, encouraging us to peer into the vastness of our individual potential. It calls for a departure from the mundane and an embrace of the extraordinary. The Aquarian journey is one of visionary thought, where the collective consciousness is stirred, and the quest for personal growth intertwines with the pursuit of societal progress.

The Journey of Self-Improvement

As seekers of self-improvement within the context of Aquarius, we are urged to peel back the layers of conformity and reveal the kaleidoscope of our individuality. We are challenged to question, innovate, and stand out from the crowd, all while contributing meaningfully to the collective human journey of societal betterment.

Individuality and being yourself are key themes for Aquarius. People born under the Sun in Aquarius often have a strong sense of their own identity and may be drawn to unconventional or avant-garde expressions of self. They may feel a need to break free from societal norms and expectations, embracing their uniqueness and quirks.

Those with the Sun in Aquarius may find fulfilment in being trailblazers or trendsetters, challenging the status quo and offering fresh perspectives. Their ability to think outside the box and approach situations from a unique angle can make them stand out from the crowd in various areas of life.

Aquarius is also associated with a sense of community and working for the collective good. Those with the Sun in Aquarius often feel a strong sense of social responsibility and may be driven to contribute to causes that benefit society as a whole. Their humanitarian instincts make them natural team players, and they may excel in collaborative efforts aimed at making positive changes.

"You change the world by being yourself." - Yoko Ono

With The Sun in Aquarius for the next few weeks we are all encouraged to embrace our individuality and contribute to the collective in meaningful ways. Here are some insights on how to harness this energy to empower ourselves and step more fully into our authenticity:

  1. Embrace Your Uniqueness: Use this time to celebrate and embrace your individuality. Reflect on the aspects of yourself that make you stand out, and appreciate the quirks and eccentricities that define you. Aquarius encourages authenticity, so don't be afraid to express yourself in unconventional ways.

  2. Explore New Ideas: Aquarius is an air sign associated with intellectual pursuits. Take this opportunity to explore new ideas, engage in stimulating conversations, and expand your knowledge. Dive into subjects that pique your curiosity and challenge your thinking. This can contribute to personal growth and a deeper understanding of yourself.

  3. Connect with Like-minded Individuals: Aquarius is known for its social nature and affinity for community. Seek out like-minded individuals who share your interests and values. Engaging with a supportive community can provide encouragement, inspiration, and a sense of belonging, empowering you to express yourself more freely.

  4. Challenge Conventions: The Sun in Aquarius encourages us to challenge conventional thinking and question the status quo. Identify areas in your life where you can break free from societal expectations and norms. This might involve pursuing unconventional career paths, expressing yourself through unique hobbies, or challenging limiting beliefs about who you should be.

  5. Contribute to a Greater Cause: Aquarius is associated with humanitarian efforts and working for the collective good. Look for ways to contribute to causes that align with your values. Volunteering, supporting charitable organisations, or initiating community projects can provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

  6. Cultivate Open-mindedness: Aquarius values open-mindedness and a willingness to consider alternative perspectives. Use this time to cultivate a more open and accepting mindset. Be open to learning from others, embracing diversity, and appreciating the richness that different perspectives can bring to your life.

  7. Set Future-oriented Goals: Aquarius is forward-thinking and future-oriented. Take this opportunity to set goals that align with your long-term vision for yourself. Consider how you can contribute to the betterment of society while staying true to your authentic self. Develop a plan that reflects your aspirations and values.

By aligning with the energy of the Sun in Aquarius, you can empower yourself to embrace your uniqueness, connect with others authentically, and contribute to positive change on both a personal and collective level. This is a time to step into your individuality with confidence and to actively participate in shaping a more progressive and inclusive future.

The Sun in Aquarius through the Houses

The 12 houses of the wheel in Traditional Astrology
Ancient House Topics

In astrology, the natal chart is divided into twelve houses, each representing different areas of life. The specific impact of The Sun in Aquarius, and its support for personal growth, will depend on the house it occupies in your natal chart. Each house represents different areas of life, and The Sun's placement in a particular house during its transit can provide insights into the focus of the energies.

Aries Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 11th House): Overview: Your independent and energetic Aries nature combines with the social and innovative Aquarian energy in the house of friendships and aspirations. You could be drawn to dynamic group activities and find opportunities to use your natural ability to lead collective efforts for a shared cause.

Growth and Transformation: Foster collaboration and teamwork to fuel your ambitious pursuits. Embrace open-mindedness, listen to diverse perspectives within your social circles, and use your leadership skills to inspire positive change for the greater good.

Taurus Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 10th House): Overview: Taurus' grounded and practical nature meets the forward-thinking Aquarian energy in the house of career and public image. You may find a unique approach to professional pursuits, valuing stability while championing innovative solutions in your chosen field.

Growth and Transformation: Blend your traditional work ethic with a willingness to explore unconventional paths. Use your influence to introduce progressive ideas within your professional realm. Embrace change and view challenges as opportunities for growth.

Gemini Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 9th House): Overview: The curious and communicative Gemini traits align with the expansive and open-minded Aquarian energy in the house of higher education and philosophy. You're intellectually adventurous this month, seek new perspectives to broaden your worldview.

Growth and Transformation: Channel your innate curiosity into exploring progressive ideas and unconventional philosophies. Engage in learning, pursue alternative forms, and share your knowledge with others to stimulate diverse conversations.

Cancer Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 8th House): Overview: Cancer's nurturing and intuitive nature combines with Aquarius' transformative energy in the house of shared resources and intimacy. You might approach emotional connections with a desire for depth and a have a new willingness to explore unconventional aspects of intimacy.

Growth and Transformation: Embrace emotional vulnerability and engage in open conversations about shared resources this month. Use your intuitive abilities to navigate complex emotional dynamics with success.

Leo Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 7th House): Overview: The confident and expressive Leo traits merge with the social and humanitarian Aquarian energy in the house of partnerships. Your relationships could be characterised by a desire for equality, and singles may naturally gravitate towards individuals who appreciate your uniqueness.

Growth and Transformation: Collaborate with others on creative projects that contribute positively to society. Foster relationships that support your individuality. Lead with your heart and make room to value both self-expression and partnership this month.

Virgo Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 6th House): Overview: Virgo's analytical and service-oriented nature blends with the innovative Aquarian energy in the house of work and health. You could approach daily routines with a practical mindset, seeking ways to improve efficiency and contribute to collective well-being.

Growth and Transformation: Apply your attention to detail to innovative solutions in your work this month. Explore alternative health practices and wellness routines. Strive for a balance between practicality and open-mindedness, adapting your routines to align with progressive ideas.

Libra Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 5th House): Overview: The diplomatic and harmonious Libra traits align with the creative and expressive Aquarian energy in the house of romance and self-expression. Your creative pursuits are driven by a desire to contribute to the collective this month. Singles may seek relationships that value individuality.

Growth and Transformation: Express your creativity in ways that challenge traditional norms. Embrace unconventional forms of self-expression and engage in projects that promote social change. Cultivate relationships that celebrate both independence and partnership.

Scorpio Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 4th House): Overview: Scorpio's intense and transformative nature combines with the innovative Aquarian energy in the house of home and family. Your domestic life could be characterised by a desire for depth, emotional authenticity, and a new commitment to unconventional family dynamics.

Growth and Transformation: Embrace emotional vulnerability within your family sphere this month. Explore innovative approaches to home life and familial connections.

Sagittarius Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 3rd House): Overview: The adventurous and optimistic Sagittarius traits merge with the intellectual and communicative Aquarian energy in the house of siblings and communication. Your communication style could be characterised by a love for exploration and a desire for diverse perspectives.

Growth and Transformation: Engage in open-minded conversations and explore unconventional ideas. Foster connections with siblings or close relatives who share your intellectual curiosity this month. Embrace out of the box communication methods to express your ideas.

Capricorn Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 2nd House): Overview: Capricorn's disciplined and ambitious nature aligns with the progressive Aquarian energy in the house of values and resources. Your approach to financial matters could involve a balance between traditional stability and innovative pursuits.

Growth and Transformation: Explore unconventional financial paths that align with your values. Invest in innovative ventures that contribute to positive social change. Balance your desire for stability with a willingness to adapt to new and progressive approaches.

Aquarius Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 1st House): Overview: The Sun in Aquarius in your first house accentuates your already strong Aquarian traits. Your identity is deeply rooted in individuality, innovation, and a commitment to contributing to the collective. You naturally stand out as a trailblazer.

Growth and Transformation: Embrace your uniqueness fully this month and explore new dimensions of your identity. Lead with your visionary ideas, and use your influence to inspire others. Your journey involves continual self-discovery and pushing the boundaries of what is considered conventional.

Pisces Rising (Sun in Aquarius in the 12th House): Overview: The imaginative and compassionate Pisces traits merge with the visionary Aquarian energy in the house of the subconscious and spirituality. Your inner world is rich with innovative ideas, dreams, and a deep connection to the collective consciousness this month.

Growth and Transformation: Explore unconventional spiritual practices and engage in activities that connect you with the collective unconscious. Embrace your visionary side, and use your creativity to contribute positively to the world. Seek transformative experiences in solitude for personal growth.

"Under the cosmic gaze of Aquarius, individuality is not a mere trait but a celestial gift, a unique melody in the symphony of existence, inviting each soul to dance to the rhythm of their own visionary heart."

It's important to consider the specific aspects the Sun makes to other planets in the chart and any other ongoing transits to get a more comprehensive understanding of how these energies are likely to manifest for you. Additionally, the overall context of the natal chart, including the Moon, rising sign, and other planetary placements, will contribute to a more nuanced interpretation.

What makes this Aquarius season special?

Horoscope 21/01/24
Sun conjunct Pluto in Aquarius at zero degrees

Immediately before moving into Aquarius on January 21st, The Sun joined Pluto in the 59th minute of the 29th degree of Capricorn, literally the final point of the sign. The Sun joins Pluto once a year but this is the final Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn for over two hundred years. The Sun and Pluto will next conjoin at zero degrees of Capricorn in December 2254. Pluto has been in Capricorn since the 26th of January 2008, so a good long while!

The Sun moved into Aquarius just after 2pm (GMT) on the 20th of January 2024 and was joined by Pluto shortly before 1am on the 21st.

So, immediately prior to beginning of this Aquarius season Pluto was reborn through the heart of The Sun and initiated into a new solar cycle. A new cycle that relates to the final degree of Capricorn and the end of Pluto's journey through that sign. Pluto will return to Capricorn for a few weeks on September the 2nd and will stay in the final degree before leaving again in November not to return again until 2254.

The entrance of Pluto into the sign of Aquarius, coinciding with the Sun's presence in Aquarius, is likely to bring about significant shifts and influences over the next few weeks. Pluto's transformative and intense energy, combined with the innovative and forward-thinking characteristics of Aquarius, may lead to profound changes and developments on both personal and collective levels.

Aquarius is associated with innovation, technology, and a focus on the collective welfare. With Pluto's transformative influence, there could be a drive towards revolutionary changes, especially in areas related to technology, social structures, and humanitarian efforts. Individuals may feel a heightened sense of empowerment to bring about positive transformations in their lives and communities.

On a global scale, political and social movements geared towards progressive ideals may gain momentum. Issues related to power dynamics, societal structures, and the collective well-being may come to the forefront. It's a time when unconventional ideas and approaches may gain attention and support.

However, given Pluto's intensity, there may also be some resistance or power struggles during this period. Changes initiated under this influence might be met with strong reactions, and there could be a push and pull between the old and the new.

It's essential to approach this period with a willingness to adapt and embrace change. Individuals may find good opportunities for personal growth, especially by breaking free from old patterns and embracing a more liberated and authentic way of living.

As the season begins and the conjunction between Pluto and The Sun is activated, Saturn, host of the conjunction, squares The Moon in Gemini. Things may feel a bit bumpy emotionally charged. We may feel unsettled and uneasy as we adjust to the new energies both individually and collectively.

This is the perfect time to set some intentions and pay attention to what's going on within and without. This marks the beginning of a new era and the more conscious we are of ourselves and our desires, the more chance we have of steering things in a direction we wish to go.

The Sun and Pluto are working together as they enter Aquarius, to shine a light on the truth of who you are, and what you want to do with your life.

From 365 days of Tao:


Do you know

Where you are

On your journey?

Tao’s movement has been compared to the flow of rivers. Its vastness has been compared to that of oceans. Some people are content to float here and there with the tide, but for others, such passivity is impossible. We have to navigate.

Like early explorers on the high seas, we know where we want to go. That’s when studying precedence is important. The wisdom of those who went before us is like a map. The truths regarding Tao are like the stars. We determine our goals, and we set out according to what we know and what we learn. The future is always uncertain; that is why it is important to objectively evaluate where we are on our spiritual path.

Some people never know where they are in life, and that is one of the biggest reasons they are unhappy.

Do you know where you are?

Do you know where you want to go?

Now is a good time to determine and decide.

Astrology is a tool that can help with this. The birth chart is a map of who you are in this lifetime, what you came to learn and how you want to grow. A good astrologer will empower you to know and understand yourself better, and encourage you to take charge of your life direction.


  • If you don't know the house where Aquarius lands in your chart I can provide you with a free digital picture of your birth chart. Get in touch with your details here and I'll send it to you as soon as I can.

  • What's going on for you at this time will depend on other conversations in the sky above and how those conversations are interacting with your own birth chart. Everyone is unique and everyone's journey through the cosmos is unique.

  • If you'd like to delve deeper into your chart and look at how your Aquarius Season is being shaped or just have a more general reading about who you are and what your life journey may entail, then book a one to one consultation with me here.

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