The sun sign of Aquarius (January 20 – February 19).  Aquarius is represented by the Star in the Tarot (Major Arcana, #17)*. The Star is a symbol of hope and knowing that everything will be OK.  During this time, you might feel a renewed sense of faith in humanity (or find yourself shaking your head at what you may perceive as the collapse of society). You may find peace within certain relationships, especially those which have been mentally and emotionally burdensome lately. This often happens through the air sign quality of thoughtful reflection, putting the heart in the corner while the adults talk. Peace can be obtained with thoughtful and truthful reflection. This may be especially so as we move into February, away from the hostilities of the 5 of Swords (January 20 – 30).  The 6 of Swords (January 31 – February 9) rules the mid-period of the sign. It’s time to look up and know that calmer waters are ahead, often through movement or change of direction. I find it very interesting that Valentine’s Day is in the sign of Aquarius, especially during the time of the 7 of Swords (February 10 – 19). The 7 of Swords can often mean “secrets”, and if you know the story of St. Valentine, you know it was secret love and marriage which created his lore and legacy.

Aquarius is a time to allow the mind to process the ideas of the emotions and ego. Like the lady at the water’s edge, it’s time for some self-reflection, gaining refreshment and renewing yourself for the countless possibilities which still await you.

For those born under the sign of Aquarius, the following characterization will likely apply.  Most Aquarians are intelligent and very creative; though, they may come across as somewhat cold and unfeeling (which is far from the truth).  They can reason through most emotions. From my book “Personalities of the Tarot (A Guide to Know Thyself through Astrology and Tarot)”:

The Star from the Rider-Waite Tarot – original images by Pamela Colman Smith (1909)


  • Faith, positivity, believing
  • Serenity, relaxation, peace of mind, tranquility
  • Inspiration, motivation, enthusiasm
  • Self-reflection and self-discovery

As it did in the story with the Three Wise Men, The Star can keep you on the right path.  Those born under the sign of Aquarius are often found looking to the future. The Star is seeing the “light at the end of the tunnel” after trial and tribulation. It won’t help you avoid those trials, but it will help you get through them.  Those under this card are often creating new plans that could have positive repercussions well into the future.  Aquarians are on a perpetual journey of self-discovery, and after reflection, they often find that everything is as it should be. Things will work out the way they are supposed to in the grand scheme of things.

Some may make assumptions that those born under this air sign or rather cold and unfeeling. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Aquarians feel very deeply; however, they are masters of intellect, and reason will almost always rule the day over emotion for them. The heart must sit in the corner while the adults talk.

If the energy of the Star is manifested in a negative light, it could lead to despair and conflict within and with others. It can bring  discouragement and even deceitful words and actions. A sad, unawakened Aquarian is the epitome of the doom and gloom mentality.  Negative thoughts can end up taking too much time and energy. Move past them by recognizing your mental habits, and come back to your true positive nature.

Famous Aquarius:  Geena Davis, Linda Blair, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, Oprah Winfrey, Franklin Roosevelt, Lisa Marie Presley, Mia Farrow, Farrah Fawcett, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Nick Nolte, Michael Jordan, Sonny Bono,  Dr. Dre

*Note: Excerpt from “Personalities of the Tarot {A Guide to Know Thyself through Astrology and Tarot}” by Elizabeth Seer. There are differing schools of thought re: astro/tarot interpretation. My personal use of Tarot and astrological correspondence is information which resonates with me, learned over years of study.