(January 22~February 21)
Key Words: “I Know”
The last week of January begins the energy of Aquarius, ‘The water bearer.’ This is a misnomer, for Aquarius is fixed air, not water, but its constellation appeared as someone pouring water from a jug, ergo the name. Aquarian energy is well represented by the cold, electric air of winter, for it seeks knowledge. The signature electric watery waves are ones of connection, prompting mankind to grow together in wisdom. Ruled by the planet Uranus, Aquarians deal with inner revolution, if not outer. They desire freedom, chaos and artistry. They move through limitation and restriction, discovering new paths and modern-means.
Not only do we shift into Aquarius energy on the 19th of January, we have also moved into the ‘Age of Aquarius,’ leaving behind the Piscean age of suffering and martyrdom. Aquarius, ruled by the planet Uranus, loves making futuristic ideals, real, believing that equality and brotherhood are not only essential, but possible.
As revolutionaries of the Zodiac, they are concerned with expanding and sharing intellectual qualities. As ‘water bearers,’ they enthuse and bathe in the waters of enlightenment, the world wide web is an Aquarian dream come true.
Aquarians can be obsessed to change the world to a better place. It is interesting that Valentine’s Day falls in Aquarian territory. The heart, ruled by Leo, opposes Aquarius. Leo is personal and passionate, wanting to love and be loved by a one and only. Aquarius is independent, mental, objective, and dispassionate, with preference for friendships. Many great reformers and revolutionaries are Aquarian. It is important for this energy to not lose its Shruti, its personal, listening heart as it mobilizes to reform. Where ever the Leo-Aquarius face off occurs in your chart, there is a balancing of the overly romantic with the too impersonal.
Rules the circulatory system, along with the ankles
SUPERIOR VS PEER
ZANY VS UNUSUAL
REVOLUTIONARY VS EVOLUTIONARY
RADICAL VS REFORMER
Balancing Aquarian Energies through a Yoga Practice
Poses, such as Kapotosana/Pidgeon that soothe the nervous system and allow the emotional body to be at peace are particularly helpful.
Because the sign is more intellectual than physical or emotional, you need to remind the body that it needs more care.
A warm, even intense practice keeps the blood flowing, and releases toxins, as well as supporting muscle tone and flexibility.
You can use the group to keep you going when you don’t feel like showing up. Practicing with, and being part of your community is very important.
Opening the physical heart supports opening the mental and emotional heart. Poses such as Matseyandrasana/Fish Pose, Ustrasana/Camel Pose, and the simple Bhujangasana/Cobra and Urdva Mukha Svanasana/Up Dog, all create heart openings.
Aquarians love the new, therefore keep your practice innovative. Assess where it has stagnated and change it up. Try an entirely new style, or teacher.
What an Aquarian might say
Ellen De Generes “ I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.”