Did things get a bit heavy and serious over Capricorn season? Well, it’s time to lighten up a little as we head into airy, quirky Aquarius season.
Please do be aware that I work with the true sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.
Sidereal Aquarius – February 15th to March 10th
The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Aquarius from 16th February through to 9th March 2022. I am currently based in Melbourne, Australia so depending on where you are in the world the change of sign may occur across the dateline and be a day ‘earlier’ for you, than it is for me. Here in eastern Australia the Sun moves into Aquarius late afternoon on 15th February. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession.
As we have seen for the last few signs Sidereal Aquarius dates are a big change from Tropical Western astrology dates for Aquarius (20th January – 18th February). We’ve only got a few days of overlap and you may feel an identity crisis coming on! If you feel strongly attached to your Aquarius personality it is probably because it is still a strong energy in your astrological chart, even if your sun does not actually sit in this sign. You may have an Aquarius moon, an Aquarius rising, or a stellium (2 or more planets) in Aquarius. The best way to check this out and reconnect with yourself through true sidereal astrology is to do a reading with me!
So Who Needs to Really Read this?
People who are born between February 14th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Aquarius season even if they were born on the 14th February, check with me) and March 9th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Aquarius and you identify as a Aquarius. You most likely see yourself as one of a kind, progressive in your thinking and focused on the greater good
People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in the sign of Aquarius
* If your Moon is in Aquarius this means that you need to feel Aquarius qualities for your emotional wellbeing – you need to maintain your freedom, and you highly value honesty and cooperation from others * If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Aquarius, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and it is what you are becoming and developing through this life. You are working towards original and inventive ways of improving life for all.
Lastly, again for those who can read their astrological birth chart, if you have Aquarius on the cusp of your 6th house, or indeed anywhere in your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.
Also of course if you are in a significant relationship (parent, child, partner, lover, close friend or colleague) with someone who has an Aquarius Sun, Moon or Ascendant (or 6th House) then this could be useful information for you! Enjoy!
Aquarius is the last of the three Air signs in the zodiac – and as I mentioned before it does bring a sense of lightness back after serious, earthy Capricorn. However, it’s not exactly a light-hearted energy because Aquarius (and all Air) is about thinking. It’s quite intellectual and outside the box, even eccentric, thinking with Aquarius. This energy wants to innovate and it’s always with the goal of bringing about social change. It may not however have enough fire to take the steps to bring about action or practical earthiness to make things happen…
If you need any more reminders about what the Air element means in the zodiac, head back to the piece about Gemini which was the first Earth sign.
The Wheel of the Year
Western Tropical Astrology continues to make the association between the seasons and the zodiac, and this often only works well in the Northern hemisphere. Aquarius season in this context is mid Winter. I really don’t feel the Air quality of Aquarius fits here.
In Sidereal astrology Aquarius season is late Winter in the northern hemisphere and late Summer in the southern hemisphere. It’s at this point when the season starts to lift. We perhaps get a few days of different weather here and there and we can sense the wheel turning us inexorably towards the next ‘in between’ season.
The psyche of Aquarius is also perfect at this point of the year – we’ve gotten things started with fiery Sagittarius at new year, then we’ve knuckled down to set things in motion for a productive year ahead with earthy Capricorn and now that we’ve gotten into our groove it’s time to lift our heads up from the daily grind, look around, think broadly and philosophise about what could be better, for ourselves and those around us.
Uranus and the Water Bearer
The sign of Aquarius is ruled by the change maker, Uranus, in modern astrology. In traditional astrology, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, as is Capricorn. I feel like Aquarius is a lot happier under the rule of Uranus. Saturn’s energy would only seem to fit here if it was a case of really keeping Aquarius ‘weird’ with its boundaries, almost keeping the everyday, the banal, out of the scope of Aquarius!
Uranus is known to bring sudden change, to enforce original, independent qualities on a situation.
The symbol of Aquarius is the Water Bearer. This often means that people wrongly thing of Aquarius as a water sign. Aquarius is more like the cloud that carries the rain and changes the weather from beautiful sunshine, to pouring rain that the land and the people need to survive.
The Eleventh House
In astrology, the chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to 12 different areas of life. If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life their energetic affect is going to be felt in.
Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses. This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, they have a natural affinity to it.
Aquarius, as the eleventh sign, rules the eleventh house. The eleventh house is all about groups and community. Activity here can represent friendship groups (remembering that close friends are more of a 3rd house thing) but it also represents broader groups that you are involved with in teams, on committees, through your hobbies. It also has a very future oriented energy and can even represent technology and innovation.
Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so typicallyall Air types will have a similar body type, which is generally thin and bony.
It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign element because it is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body. This is not always true though and your body type may relate more to the most dominant element in your chart, or a combination of that and your rising sign. If you want to find out for yourself book a session.
From an eastern medical point of view the Aquarius constitution tends to be warm and moist.
Aquarius rules the following body parts:
Blood and circulation
Lower leg, calves and ankles
Mitochondria (power house of the cells)
Biorhythms, meridians, chakras, auras
What this means is that Aquarius can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:
Injuries to and illnesses in the above body parts
Cramps and spasms
Mental health concerns – especially anxiety and nervous stress
The Creation energy centre is where our creative and innovative drive comes from, the Connection energy centre allows us to feel connected with all others.
Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing™ approaches to health and wellbeing for Aquarius
Any form of movement is great for our Aquarians to get out of their heads and grounded back into their bodies!
Team sports will be right down their alley as their whole vibe is around community!
Moving outside in fresh air will feel natural and good to Aquarians.
Aquarians with their high level of mental energy and activity may find sleep elusive.
It is essential that they prioritise their sleep opportunity (time spent in a quiet, cool bedroom) and their sleep hygiene (avoiding screens before bed, having a relaxing bedtime routine, perhaps including deep breathing to activate the parasympathetic nervous system).
Although Aquarians want to be involved in and improving their communities they can fail to develop strong, deep connections with individuals – this is something to work on
Talk therapies can be useful to help Aquarians get things out of their heads and into the open with an impartial professional party – counselling, psychology, psychotherapy
Aquarians love to communicate and it can be helpful for them to journal, again to get their thoughts out of their heads
Energy healing helps to balance both mental and emotional energy and can be very useful to minimise tendencies towards mental health issues – reiki, kinesiology, acupuncture
Bach flower: Water Violet (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
Foods that suit Taureans are also good for Aquarians
Warming, stimulating foods are great: meat, onions, garlic, ginger, cabbage
Foods that support the nervous system: brewers yeast, wheat germ, lecithin, omega 3 oils, seeds, nuts
Light, nourishing proteins such as fish, eggs and tofu
Herbs to eat – parsley, sage, ginger, kelp and seaweeds
There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Aquarius and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage. Some of the common ones to use in teas are:
Rosemary – the oil of knowledge and transition: promotes mental clarity and trust in higher powers
Litsea – the oil of manifestation: promotes intuitive inspiration and openness to possibilities
Magnolia – the oil of compassion: promotes interconnection with others, and thoughtful, respectful interactions
Green mandarin – the oil of pure potential: promotes hope, wonder and excitement for the future
If you’d like to know more about how important Aquarius is in your chart, and your life, book in for a Reading.
I am Arwen Bardsley, Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach, and founder of Evenstar Wellbeing.
I love to explore the full spectrum of modern science, combined with ancient wisdom, to help you get your energy back, and hold on tight to it! I specialise in helping you to identify the root underlying causes of any type of wellbeing concern, and working with you using all the tools of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing (which includes Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being) to feel energised and balanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
I help people with problems ranging from chronic pain, anxiety and stress, overwhelming fatigue, addictive behaviours, negative habits, approaches to food and weight management, grief, fertility and hormonal issues, and toxicity of any kind. I have a range of services including coaching, training programs and healing sessions.
I am a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, and a Low Tox Coach, and I also utilise my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Reiki Master qualification, and additional certificates in Kinesiology, Seichim, Crystal Healing and Aromatouch Massage in my practise.