Aquarius Season Forecast: Free Will is a Choice

That Astrologer, Fairlie Theta
7 min readJan 20, 2022
Robert McGinnis

Before we go forward, we need to clear the past.

We arrive in this season amidst multiple retrogrades, a miasma of energy that could easily keep us fixated on past mistakes and hangups. The Sun strides into Aquarius just in time to cross paths with Mercury. This meeting at the threshold feels like a secret handshake, a fraternal greeting of recognition before each planet goes its own way. Much like the Golden Dawn reinvented history to craft its mysteries, this season asks us to plum our histories — real and embellished — to find the source of our power and fear. Mars arrives in Capricorn on January 24th, reminding us that even amongst the current of revolution, tried-and-true methods are often the most successful. Look to your own accomplishments for means of advancement — the world may be changing, but some things never do. New isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to methodology.

Mercury backtracks into Capricorn on the 26th bringing a harmonious energy to our sense of purpose and drive. Things may not quite add up right now but you could receive a glimpse of just how they do. Perhaps it doesn’t even matter — Mercury’s impish nature often asks more questions than it answers, and as it trines the Dragon’s Head those looking for concrete responses might only receive karmic riddles in return. If you insist on knowing more, look only to your own patterns of behavior and map your way forward.

On January 29th Mercury connects with Pluto as Venus stations direct. Her retrograde has been a journey into Pluto’s own terrain, isolating and abysmal — but like any dark night, we are ultimately stronger for the experience. At 11 Degrees Capricorn, she speaks directly to personal polarization, the kind of black and white right and wrongness that occurs when ideals have been transformed into caricature and anything less rouses utter disgust. This retrograde has allowed us to see this divide with striking clarity, both in ourselves and the lives we create, and in the world around us. Venus may be a planet of value but values can become distorted, absurd. During this underworld journey we’ve seen just how far out of alignment these have grown from our reality and the actual potential our lives hold.

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That Astrologer, Fairlie Theta

Fairlie Theta is a professional astrologer and a lifelong student of esoterica, marrying symbolism, semiotics, and psychology || See more at ThatAstrologer.com