With wild-card Uranus as your ruling planet, Aquarius, it takes a lot to rattle your nerves. But his time in Taurus has been a real shock to the system!
That's because, as your fourth house of home, family, and emotions, Taurus is your ultimate comfort zone—and comfort isn't really Uranus' thing. As this transit continues through 2020 and beyond, life can seem pretty chaotic at times. But in the midst of it all, a calm and quiet inner voice assures you that you can and will weather any storm.
Early in the year, planets in your sign square off with Uranus (Mercury on January 18, the sun on January 22, and Mars on April 7). Your self-image as a rebel or radical innovator clashes with a growing desire for more stability and security in your life. But what if the most “punk-rock” thing you can do this year is going back to basics and adopt a simpler lifestyle?
After all, Aquarius, self-care can be a revolutionary act. And from June through August, as personal planets in Cancer sextile Uranus, you have permission to make it a priority—not just for you, but for all the people you care about. The more grounded and centered you are, the more present you can be for them through all life's ups and downs.
With Capricorn energy dominating the astrological landscape for most of 2020—including a Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12 and three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions in April, June, and November—structure and boundaries are the name of the game. But have no fear: It's not about following anyone else's rules! It's about consciously choosing to stay within the limits that foster greater health, safety, wellbeing, and happiness for you.
The truth is, Aquarius, having limits makes it easier—not harder—to express your individuality. And as Saturn visits your sign from March 21-July 1, you're challenged to step up your self-discipline. With a new 20-year cycle beginning at Jupiter and Saturn's Great Conjunction in your sign (December 21), the choices you make this year will likely have long-term consequences.
Only fools rush in, Aquarius—and with cautious Saturn testing the waters in your sign (March 21-July 1), this year you're nobody's fool.
We get it: Experience has made you older and wiser, so you'd rather not take any chances on love unless it seems like a sure thing. But by closing your heart, you could be denying yourself the pleasure of a genuine connection.
Fortunately, Venus in Gemini (April 3-August 7, retrograde May 12-June 24) helps you lighten up a little. With the love goddess herself in your house of fun and romance, you're less worried about serious commitment and more concerned with just enjoying life. There's likely to be an emphasis on friendship over romance—still, with Venus trine Saturn in your sign on April 4, you shouldn't rule out the possibility of it growing into something more! After all, friendship is the foundation of any solid relationship.
Aquarius, we all just want to be loved… but asking for love is a vulnerable thing. It takes courage to wear your heart on your sleeve, especially in August and September as planets in your opposite sign of Leo square your ruler Uranus in risk-averse Taurus. A heart-opening new moon in Leo on August 18, with Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus, helps ease fears of rejection, allowing you to show your softer side.
In a perfect world, we'd all feel safe expressing ourselves. But you know better than anyone how easy it is to get stuck in your own head and start overthinking things—especially when it comes to relationships. From late August through October, planets transiting Virgo (your eighth house of sex and intimacy) make it tempting to focus on the flaws. Fortunately, though, their trines with Uranus support you in choosing radical acceptance instead.
Ultimately, Aquarius, it's not about finding the “perfect” person, or trying to fix an imperfect one. It's about loving them as they are—flaws and all—and letting them in to disrupt your comfortable life in the most beautiful and surprising ways.
Slow your roll, Aquarius!
With Mars in Sagittarius at the beginning of the year (January 3-February 16), you've got big plans—and won't want to waste any time getting started. But you may be overly optimistic about what's actually doable with the time and resources you have.
Fortunately, the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (January 12) provides a reality check before you get too far ahead of yourself. It also helps you dig deep for the self-discipline and endurance you'll need to do the slow and steady work that sets you up for real success.
After all, Aquarius, you're not just out to make a quick buck—your work serves a higher purpose and answers to a higher authority. And with Jupiter and Pluto aligning three times this year (April 4, June 29, and November 12), intangible rewards are just as important, if not more, than material ones.
Fortunes may rise and fall this year, but as long as you know your work is serving the greater good, you're happy to ride out the ups and downs. The sextiles between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces (February 20, July 27, and October 12) assist you in aligning your career path with your deepest humanitarian values.
Still, there may be some conflicts of interest when planets in Cancer, your house of work, oppose Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn (July-early September). Your eagerness to serve feels at odds with your low-key ambition for money, status, or power. But Aquarius, there's nothing wrong with wanting to achieve more in your career—as long as you're honest about your true objectives. When put in the service of the greater good, ambition can be a powerful thing!
Stick with it, and your disciplined efforts should pay off in December, when Saturn and Jupiter move into your sign and make their Great Conjunction on the twenty-first.