I have mixed drinks about feelings.Eric Church, Country Artist
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius, all!
January 19 to February 18 is officially considered Aquarius season, a time when entering into new relationships and strengthening existing bonds is at the center of everyone’s attention.
Even if your birthday doesn’t fall within this period, the planetary positions affect us all, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. We can thank our lucky stars that astrologists and astronomers alike have been studying the heavens almost as long as we’ve been alive, so there’s somewhat of a method to the madness.
And hey, I get it . . . the language of astrology doesn’t resonate with some folks and that’s okay! Whether or not you ‘buy into’ the signs, the lessons of their seasons still apply to people from all walks of life. Who doesn’t need a break from the pervasive anxiety of our hustle culture?
If you’re looking for a light at the end of an emotional tunnel or just some wisdom for whatever lies ahead, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’ll be exploring advice for surviving this season with grace, gratitude and goodwill. Guided by our pillars of life as always (eating, drinking, working and playing), we’ll walk through what to expect this upcoming Aquarius season!
Looking for even more inspiration in the stars? I’ve just begun a brand new Instagram series featuring a never-before-sipped tipple inspired by each sign of the Zodiac in their respective seasons!
Check the Eat. Drink. Work. Play. IG next month to get a taste of what Pisces has to offer. Until then, my ‘Aquarian Eye Opener’ should quench your thirst for the sky’s insights.
“Aquarius is the zodiac’s revolutionary! And [you’re] feeling inspired to stand out and make a change right now . . . “
~ Jake Register
Feeling ready for a change? Hearing little voices in your head telling you it’s time to test your boundaries a bit? Listen up!
The element of air is taking center stage this month, and it tells us that the facets of life that speak to our unique natures are what is needed to be nurtured now.
If you’re found yourself eating the same four meals on a constant rotation or stuck in the hamster-wheel of meal deliveries, you’re probably at your wit’s (and wallet’s) end! Repetition and monotony are the enemies of Aquarians: take inspiration from the revolutionary energy flowing through the either and commit to mixing things up this month by:
“[This is] not the time to play by the old rules or to recycle familiar formulas. Pursue what you want to pursue, even if you’ve no idea how to make that happen.”
~ Christopher Renstrom
There’s something so intensely satisfying about seeing yourself for all that you are and expressing it! Aquarius season definitely encourages this energy and asks you to question how you can infuse a little more self-celebration into your daily life.
Alcohol is an often unintentionally consumed substance, whether celebrating or consoling oneself. Whether you are all allowing yourself extra indulgence or abstaining altogether, the strict restrictions we plan on imbibing can often result in an unhealthy relationship with it, and thus ourselves. Do you drink to dull out the dark? Or, in a lighter sense, does it help pass the time in a more pleasurable way? If your answer to either of these questions was a resounding (or restrained) ‘yes,’ you want want to switch up the way you do drinking
Shake things up in your liquid-life by:
“This season is your chance to reject the crushing weight of practicality. You don’t have to limit your dreams to what seems ‘realistic.’ Instead, let your ideas grow wild and lofty. Let yourself want it all.“
~ Claire Comstock Gay
It’s safe to say we all need a little space right now. You would think it would be the opposite, right? After over a year of relegating all activity to our own isolation bubbles, it seems like we’d all be eager to get back out there in every way.
As with everything else, let your mindset rule over matter. In other words: relax. You need to recharge before you’re ready to ramp-up again.
Mental stress dampens your capacity for dreaming and that is what this season is screaming at you to invest your energy in. If you have career goals that have been crushing your soul, release the unmeetable expectations you’ve been placing on yourself.
Everything comes in its time, and you can take smaller steps toward the bigger objectives by:
“It’s okay to take center stage, warm up to people, and let your guard down sometimes, Aquarius.”
~ Sarah Regan
Perhaps the single most important lesson Aquarius season has to teach us is how we can focus on the good and find it in ourselves. The fresh breath of air blowing through this time is pushing you closer to the positive, so ride wind! It’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses and see things for how they really are: glorious and technicolor. This new clarify may seem scary at first, but remember that the power and potential of your happiness lies in the palm of your hand.
Reach out and grab life by the horns by:
Burnout is real, and really intense this time of year. Ambition is an asset but also an element that can quickly bring you out of alignment. Sopping to smell the roses in the garden of your life isn’t enough if you aren’t watering them too. Aquarius season is a signal that it’s time to pour back into yourself; everything you want can only come to you if you’re ready to receive it!
These tips act as inspiration for you this month. If any of them sound too scary or unrealistic, oonsider what disregarding your mental health may be manifesting for you. Are you afraid that looking inward by extending your energy outside will show you something you’re unprepared to see? ‘Me time’ can take many forms; just allow yourself to engage with experiences that make your heart beat. Give yourself room to grow into the beautiful rose you really are by tending to yourself. You’ll be surprised at how high you can climb when you step out into the sun and the stars.
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