6 Ways To Harness The Transformative Energy Of Aquarius Season
Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this "season" everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign. Aquarius is the third of the zodiac’s three air signs and part of the "fixed" quality. Fixed signs (the others are Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio) are the zodiac’s stabilizers—the ones who set up a solid goal or foundation, then start building. They can take the enthusiastic ideas that cardinal signs spark and craft them into something real.
That said, Aquarius energy has an eccentric and experimental feel, despite its fixed nature. Stay open to radical ideas and cutting-edge collaborations now. What starts as a "Wouldn’t it be crazy/sick/ridic if we…X?" conversation could turn out to be the next hoverboard or flower crown filter. You never know!
As can-do Capricorn season comes to a close, yes-we-can Aquarius takes the helm and rallies the troops to transmute our 2018 goals and resolutions into real, tangible results. As we wave goodbye to the structured, goal-oriented Sea Goat, Aquarius season brings back our personality and individuality in spades. There’s strength in numbers now, and Aquarius is all about casual connections and spreading the love. The more, the merrier! Regardless of where your attention turns, get involved in something that feels more like a movement or even a world-changing mission.
Here are five ways to embrace the envelope-pushing camaraderie of Aquarius season between now and February 18.
1. Activate your inner activist.
Aquarius is the zodiac’s activist, so find a worthy cause while the Sun visits the sign of social justice. This month is perfect for getting involved in a movement bigger than our own individual concerns. Maybe you’ll join your city’s chapter of the second annual March on Washington (there are sister marches all over the world) or find other ways to peacefully protest. Signing online petitions is a great start, but the world also needs boots-on-the-ground good grassroots action. So speak up for your rights—and for those of any marginalized group. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently put it, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Concerned about the state of affairs? We love the Daily Clout, to get the top trending U.S. bills regarding topics you care about most. Or maybe your passion is for the planet. Join 350.org’s Global Climate Movement and arm yourself with the real hard facts about global warming to shoot down any naysayers. Volunteer or donate to Planned Parenthood or PETA, or research what you can do to make a difference for refugees fleeing genocide in Myanmar. Know where you stand on the issues you care about the most—such is the Aquarian way.
2. Collaborate and connect.
Aquarius is the star sign ruled by radical Uranus, the planet that spins on its side due to a tilted axis. Maybe that’s why the Aquarian nature is confusing to many: It stands for individuality and rebellion but also favors group endeavors. Navigate this Aquarius paradox by bringing your unique style to a team effort.
We’ll all need to strike a healthy balance between finding our tribe and staying true to ourselves during Aquarius season. For the next four weeks, we’ll shift between pursuing personal accomplishments and tuning in to what’s best for the collective. Drum up some innovative ways to pool your resources so everyone has what they need. Expand your network and connect with savvy folks in your field. Figure out ways you can work together, not just for mutual gain but for a bigger benefit to the world.
3. Don't suppress your feelings.
Symbolized by the Water Bearer, Aquarius has a tendency to bottle up emotions until the cup runneth over. Then boom—the dormant volcano unleashes! Aim for more moderation this month by staying aware of your feelings and moods. Resist the temptation to suppress how you really feel during the next four weeks. Let yourself cry or vent with a trusted ally if need be. Caveat: Watch out for situations and crowds that feel too unpredictable. There’s a tendency for spontaneous emotional combustion during this rebel-rousing cycle. Fight for change, but keep the peace!
4. Embrace the weird.
We all have our quirks, but all too often we shy away from putting them on public display. Guess what? It’s those eccentricities that make us authentic and unique, empowering us as individuals to blaze our own trails. What counterculture hobbies or interests do you geek out over in your spare time? Instead of making small talk or hiding that stuff, share your passion. You could find out that someone else is into the same thing—or you'll inspire a new wave of fans. Science and invention fall under Aquarius' domain. Take a computer coding course, visit a science museum, or explore the creations debuted recently at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. From robots to 3-D printers to face recognition, catch up on the most cutting-edge advances in artificial intelligence and "smart"-everything.
5. Make your electronics efficient.
Aquarius is the zodiac's mad-scientist sign, and it governs technology, electricity, and innovation. Sure, you may be eligible for a phone upgrade, but beyond that, how efficient are your current appliances and electronics? You don’t have to convert to a SmartHouse or invest in solar panels to be energy-efficient. Small changes can not only reduce your bills but also make a positive contribution to the planet. For example, put devices to sleep at night and use energy-saving LED bulbs. Sealing up drafts and insulating during the winter can go far in conserving wasted energy.
Small changes can make a big impact—and that sums up the spirit of Aquarius season. If each of us does our small part, the collective result can resonate far and wide.