The current stellium of planets in serious minded Capricorn will start to shift Saturday, January 19, as Mercury enters Aquarius where it is considered exalted, meaning it moves speedily and with ease. Currently, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all in Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the sternest of planets, and the natural ruler of the 10th house of business and priorities.
As Mercury moves into Aquarius this will change Mercurial energy and thoughts and ideas may come with lightening speed. Be prepared to look at life and problems differently and your mind may open up to new ideas over the next 29 days. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of revolution and new, cutting edge types of information and co-ruled by Saturn. As Aquarius is the natural ruler of the 11th house of groups and organizations, our focus will change more toward the collective, or more focus toward groups.
The Sun also enters Aquarius on January 19 at 4:52 p.m. EST, and we enter the fixed part of winter. Each season has a cardinal, fixed and mutable period, and fixed relates to unchangeable or stable. Freedom of thought and movement is key during this time to make the most of it.
As the Sun and Mercury enter Aquarius this creates a new stellium of planets in Aquarius that includes Mars. As the planets change, so does the energy of the time and the situations we will focus on. Aquarius will represent a lighter, more fun loving period focused on the quirky or unusual, and a friendlier period, in general. This time will work well for Air signs, especially Libra or Libra ascendants who will have three planets in their 5th house of children, social activities and love affairs. Gemini will fare well with this combination as the planets fall in the 9th house of travel, education and world outlook, Aquarians have a cycle of new beginnings and becoming very busy.
Fire signs should relate will to this energy as well or those born under the sign of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.