2016 Horoscope Aquarius - Major Trends in 2016
As the symbol for Aquarius is the water carrier, it’s easy to mistake it for a water sign, whereas you belong to the zodiac’s humanitarian air trinity, along with Gemini and Libra. The Aquarius, far from being an emotional fellow, was the Roman engineer who made sure the populus had piped water; civilisation for all!
Depending on your job – many Aquarians have professions concerned with the greater good – you may have to attend to more personal matters in 2016; your love life, your creativity, your finances. Most pressing, especially in the latter half of the year, is your career. Saturn’s arrival at the peak of your ‘scope on 6 October 2012 opened two years when the leaden planet is leaning on you to excel in your chosen profession. Under this transit you get credit and promotion for good work, condemnation for failure, and nothing for inertia.
As an Aquarius you are essentially a non conformist with more than a hint of the rebel in your make-up. You value your independence and there is a flair for unconventional methods. There will be a balance, during 2016 between responsibility and relaxation. You probably have never worked as hard as you are doing now. The main thing to bear in mind is that where your career and public affairs are concerned, with Saturn in your solar tenth house, it would be sensible to stick to tried and trusted methods and procedures. Show respect to those in power, especially when dealing with officialdom as Saturn is a strict disciplinarian and this planet will swiftly deliver retribution for laziness, disrespect and careless mistakes.
So with Saturn planet of discipline at the top of your chart, you must be prepared to put in a lot of effort to bring your plans to a worthwhile conclusion. Saturn always rewards hard work and disciplined effort. Success comes through sheer merit and for no other reason. If you aren’t prepared to work at it, you can’t expect to get results. It is possible that some matters will not work out as expected or commitments you take on in 2016 will be more tying and difficult than anticipated. It is always important not to become discouraged by temporary setbacks when Saturn is in the picture. Likewise, don’t become too down-heartened during those periods when nothing very much seems to be happening. Saturn in Scorpio into a stressful alignment to you by itself is not enough to cause sickness, but it does show a need to watch the energy more. Saturn might slow you down, but he won’t stop you. That may sound like business as usual, but under Saturn’s testing gaze, the basic rules are amplified. It becomes hard to coast, to fudge or to wing it. As this is the most public area of your ‘scope, you are under scrutiny. The establishment becomes more impersonal and fussy. You asked to determine just what you are willing to do to reach your objectives. Yet Saturn’s law is simple – do what you are meant to do and all will be well.
Jupiter in your 6th house, until July 16, is a good sign for your career and your health. You may be developing new skills and you may well find a practical outlet for your talents. The first half of the year will bring some interesting developments that will help enhance your optimism but you will always be ready for this to change which is good. Because the latter half of 2016 will be more challenging.
Pluto has been in your spiritual 12th house since 2008. We have discussed this in previous years but the trends continue in the year ahead. A cosmic detox is taking place in your spiritual life, in your attitudes and practice. A lot of ‘effete material’ is being removed from the spiritual life so that spiritual power can flow freely. Now that we’re in the Age of Aquarius, you should be feeling right at home. After all, you’re the paradigm buster. You set out to find your own truth. Or you don’t like what you see and set out to change it. Or you find a better way of doing something. You’re the true visionary of the zodiac. During Pluto’s transit through Capricorn and your solar twelfth house, your inner world will experience profound transformation. This can include a spiritual quest, an intense exploration of your personal unconscious, traditional therapy, the study of shamanism, Wicca, of some other nontraditional belief system, the study of your own dreams, an exploration of the world of synchronicity or your past lives. It can take virtually any form and, because you are an Aquarian, it won’t be ordinary! If you don’t blog already, then you may start blogging about this journey, could write a book about it, or use your discovery for some other form of creative self-expression. During this long transit, you’ll have to bring your ideas into concrete, tangible forms that others understand—that’s the Capricorn part of the equation. You’ll be urged to build upon the knowledge that you uncover and to communicate it to others through writing, teaching, or some other venue. Your prime directive, first and foremost, is the freedom to explore whatever interests you, and during this transit, you will value that freedom even more deeply. Nothing and no one will deter you from a path you choose to follow.
In 2012 Neptune, your financial planet, made a major move into your money house. This basically accentuated a trend that has been happening for many years: you are going deeper into the spiritual dimensions of wealth, tapping into the supernatural sources of supply and learning how spirit works to produce material wealth. This trend continues this year and for many more years.
In 2011, Uranus, your ruling planet, made a major move out of Pisces and into Aries, your 3rd house of communication. Always a great communicator and networker, now these skills are even further enhanced. You tend to be experimental in most things but these days it is happening in communication. Your originality here, in your writing, speech and online activities, is very much enhanced these days.
Your most important areas of interest this year will be finance; communication and intellectual interests; health and work (until July 16); love and romance (from July 16); career; spirituality.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be: health and work (until July 16); love and romance (from July 16).