On February 7, Saturn goes retrograde and will remain so until June 25. Saturn (responsibility, reality, boundaries) has been in Libra (relationships, fairness, justice, balance) since late 2009, except for a few months in Virgo in the first half of 2010. This retrograde period gives us a final opportunity to review our relationships and our personal boundaries before Saturn leaves Libra in October.
Venus left airy Aquarius and entered watery Pisces on January 14 and remains there until February 8; at the moment, it is the only major planet occupying a water sign, which gives us something of an emotional gap.
On February 3, Neptune will join Venus in Pisces, bringing greater opportunities for emotional awareness, expression, and balance. It remains there until 2025. Neptune rules Pisces, so this placement brings extra strength to both and to areas associated with them (the psychic realm, spirituality and mysticism, dreams and consciousness, film and other arts, glamour and illusion).
Waters of wisdom
During this Aquarius time, we feel strong impulses to define what utopia--a place of ideal perfection--means to us and imagine ways to manifest our vision. Each astrological sign is associated with a phrase, and for Aquarius that phrase is "I know."
This energy can be expressed negatively if we assume we know best and try to impose our vision of utopia on others or if we rely only on information gained from outer sources or authorities rather than trusting our inner knowing. At its best, though, "I know" represents an inner, spiritual knowing or "gnosis" gained from inspiration or intuition and verified via reflection, meditation, and personal experience:
Now is the time to tap your inner wisdom. You have the ability to find your inner waters and the obligation to drink deeply and share what you know to help others. If you will take up this task, you will come to know why Aquarius's ruler, Uranus, the mythical god who rules the vast sky, is known as the "Great Awakener."