Aquarius Season Is Giving You the Confidence to Explore New Connections

Aquarius season is pretty much always replete with opportunities to connect and collaborate with others, whether you're grinding out your New Year's resolutions with friends, planning an epic Valentine's Day for your significant other, or making Super Bowl appetizers with your family. After all, Aquarius, the fixed air sign, is all about being a team player. The more group get-togethers, friend hangs, and platonic bonding time, the happier the Water Bearer is.

In turn, Aquarius season tends to be a time of year in which your calendar is packed with social commitments. But that's far from the only theme of Aquarius season. The air sign is pretty much obsessed with striking out against convention at every turn, and this mid-winter moment can really set the stage for innovative brainstorms and ingenious thinking.

During Aquarius season 2024, you might feel like a new chapter has begun — although the vibe could remind you quite a bit of the first few months of 2023. That's because Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, will move into Aquarius on the same day as the sun. You may also experience a surge of confidence, optimism, and pure exuberance that might tempt you to bite off more than you can chew given that the sun will square off against Jupiter, the planet of abundance, which tends to have a magnifying effect on everything it comes in contact with.

Aquarius season is also a great time to commit to goals related to relationships and your values, thanks to beauty-loving Venus moving through Capricorn, the traditional, pragmatic cardinal earth sign. Here's more of what you need to know about Aquarius season.

When Is Aquarius Season?

Aquarius season happens annually from approximately Jan. 19-20 to Feb. 18-19. This year (at least in US time zones), Aquarius season is from Jan. 20 to Feb. 18.

The Mood and Vibe of Aquarius Season

For an idea of how Aquarius functions in astrology and influences the vibe of mid-January to mid-February, look no further than the sign's rulers. Its modern ruler is Uranus, the planet of rebellion, revolution, sudden change, electricity, innovation, and brilliance. Uranus has a quirky, let's-shake-things-up energy that is responsible for Aquarius's disdain for convention, tradition, and anything that's socially accepted or the status quo. And before Uranus was discovered, Aquarius was ruled by Saturn, the planet of commitment, limitations, boundaries, restrictions, and hard work. This tends to reflect in Aquarius's desire to reach the finish line on future-minded projects and innovative undertakings — and tendency, especially as a fixed sign, to fall into black-and-white thinking.

Innately rejecting rules, regulations, and anything mainstream, Aquarius takes pride in blazing a new, different, maybe even out-there route to doing just about everything. Intensely science-minded, they're often incredibly skeptical of anything that can't be proven or peer-reviewed and can even be iconoclastic. People with prominent Aquarius placements (meaning their sun or one of their big three or even big six is in the sign) usually value uniqueness over fitting in. They'll go to great lengths to opt out of life choices they see as prescribed by society, like getting married, having kids, or even practicing monogamy. And associated with the eleventh house of networking and groups, Aquarians are humanitarians passionate about giving back to their community, collaborating with others, and nurturing their platonic bonds.

That said, while the sun moves through Aquarius, we're all more apt to surround ourselves with our people and feel connected through clubs, organizations, and teams. We might also pinpoint opportunities to bring more justice, equality, or progress, all of which are close to Aquarius's heart, into the world.

Aquarius Season: What to Expect in 2024

As Aquarius season kicks off, and now that the final Mercury retrograde of 2023 wrapped up on New Year's Day, we'll feel like we're finally building momentum on our goals. On the exact same day that the sun moves into Aquarius, powerful Pluto also enters the fixed air sign. Pluto moves incredibly slowly, so its effects take some time to become apparent, but as it cruises through Aquarius until September 2024, expect power struggles and transformation in political movements, science, technology, community causes, innovation, social media, etc.

Venus, the planet of romance, money, values, and art, moves through conservative, practical earth sign Capricorn from Jan. 23 to Feb. 16, bringing a more down-to-earth, traditional vibe to relationships, beauty, and earning.

The wolf moon in Leo on Jan. 25 could be dramatic and perhaps even unsettling, as it opposes Pluto and squares off against exaggeration-loving Jupiter. And on Feb. 9, the new moon in Aquarius could bring shocking change and exaggerated communication.

Zodiac Signs Who Might Be Affected Most During Aquarius Season 2024

Anyone born with their sun or major planetary placements in any of the fixed signs — Taurus (fixed earth), Leo (fixed fire), and Scorpio (fixed water) — could come away from Aquarius season feeling especially fired up to let go of the past in order to more fully embrace a brilliant new vision of the future.

How Aquarius Season Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

Here's what every sign can expect this Aquarius season. Feel free to read the below based on your zodiac sign and/or rising sign, too.

Aries (March 20 - April 19)

While the confident sun moves through your eleventh house of networking, Aries, team projects really call your name. Sure, you tend to be super-independent and prefer to lead the charge versus being one of many putting your nose to the grindstone for a common cause. But in doing exactly that now, you'll feel truly connected, motivated, and thrilled to be a part of something big and important. In other words, collaboration feels truly fulfilling. And if there's a long-term wish you've been wanting to make come true, join forces with friends and talk through the specifics of how to pursue it. Their support could be a real game-changer now.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

While the confident sun moves through your tenth house of career during Aquarius season, your public life and professional path is highlighted. You may be feeling extra driven, motivated, inspired to step into a leadership position or to talk to a higher-up about what you want to achieve moving forward. Though you're often perfectly happy to focus on the practical details of a big picture project, now's your chance to soak up and own the recognition and applause you deserve for all your hard work.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Though Capricorn season inspires you to focus on your closest relationships and building intimacy with loved ones, Aquarius season introduces a whole new, adventure-seeking energy. You'll be inspired to step outside of your typical routine — yes, even more than usual — because the sun is moving through your ninth house of adventure. Although you're usually interested in hopping the next flight to a unique destination, you'll be especially fired up to do that now. Or you'll consider jumping into a new learning experience, whether that's signing up for a seminar, online course, or working with a mentor.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cap season may turn your attention to your one-on-one relationships, but Aquarius season turns up the volume on that very same vibe, urging you to deepen your connections, because the sun is now in your eighth house of emotional bonds and intimacy. Although you're likely already fairly comfortable with being vulnerable and sharing your emotions with loved ones, you'll be even more apt to open up and give voice to your needs, acknowledging and then sharing what you need to feel most comfortable and secure. This is also a wonderful season for stepping up any efforts related to joint finances, whether that's learning about investments alongside a close friend, creating a business plan with a colleague, or researching a plan to pay down debt with your spouse.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Capricorn season can feel like you're entirely focused on the mundane business of day-to-day life, because the sun is in your sixth house of daily routine. But now, the confident sun, your ruler, is in your seventh house of partnership, pulling your focus to one-on-one time with friends, loved ones, a S.O., or business partner. Aquarius season is the ideal time for you to get a better sense of what you're bringing to the table within these bonds, as well as what others are offering you. Reciprocity is a major theme, and as you pour energy more into the bonds that fuel you, you'll also nurture a greater sense of self.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

During Aquarius season, the vitality-boosting sun moves through your sixth house of routine and wellness, which is pretty much your comfort zone, since it's the house associated with your sign. For that reason, you'll be able to really get into a flow now, building momentum on day-to-day to-dos and practices that bolster your inner balance. Find a new groove with your personal trainer or favorite fitness studio, make a point to do that daily meditation, or experiment with fun, nutrient-dense winter recipes. At the same time, this time of year was made for taking stock of how many everyday to-dos you've committed yourself to. Given your amazing work ethic, you have a tendency to take on a lot, and it may be time to streamline your schedule in order to achieve greater work-life balance.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct 22)

During Aquarius season, the vitality-bringing sun, moves through your fifth house of romance and self-expression, and you'll be extra playful, fun-loving, and eager to share what's in your heart — perhaps in an especially artistic, creative, exuberant way. In other words, this can be a truly fulfilling and enjoyable season for you, Libra. Do your best to prioritize pleasure by hitting pause on your deadlines from time to time, embrace spontaneity as much as possible, and own your voice, as this time of year was absolutely made for being in the moment and celebrating everything that brings you joy.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

Cap season can be really social for you, Scorpio, thanks to the sun spending time in your third house of communication. But while the sun moves through your fourth house of home life during Aquarius season, staying close to home has even more appeal than usual. Your homebody tendencies will be exaggerated now, and you'll find you're craving more mindful, heartfelt quality time with loved ones. Activities that don't require stepping out of your front door will really call your name, whether that's taking an online yoga class or catching up with a beloved friend over a long overdue FaceTime. And therapy might also prove particularly satisfying now, as the sun's time in this house goes hand-in-hand with shedding light on — and healing — inner wounds.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

The sun's time in Capricorn can feel a bit stoic and staid for you, Sag, because your focus is on your second house of income during that season. But as the sun makes its way through Aquarius, you'll be zeroed in on socializing, learning, satiating your soaring curiosity, thanks to the Water Bearer's season lighting up your third house of communication. Now, you can find even more room in your hectic schedule to hang with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and siblings, if you have them. In fact, you'll be juggling so many invitations that your calendar could get a bit overwhelming, so make sure to build in well-deserved rest and restorative time so you can keep firing on all cylinders.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

The sun's time in your sign brought a well-deserved boost of confidence that you were able to channel into endeavors close to your heart. But now, as it moves through Aquarius and your second house of income, you'll be more focused on how you can take those endeavors to the next level financially. For example, it's possible that you've chosen to turn a favorite pastime into a new source of cash flow, and throughout Aquarius season, you'll be able to research and move the ball forward on that game plan. You'll also be extra tuned into your values, so you can more readily identify if a moneymaking approach doesn't feel right intuitively and switch gears.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Welcome to your time to shine, Water Bearer. While the sun moved through Capricorn, you might have felt like you were standing off stage memorizing your lines, but now that the brightest star in our solar system is moving through your sign and first house of self, and it's officially Aquarius season, it's your moment to walk into the spotlight! You'll feel prepared to pitch your greatest passion projects, thanks to a surge of confidence, and you might even feel like it's time to reimagine your personal brand in a way that more fully communicates what you stand for. This can also be a season that lends itself to stepping up your self-care and self-work.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

This can be a dozy time of year for you, Pisces, because the sun moves through your twelfth house of spirituality during Aquarius season. You might feel like you get even more out of adding rest and restoration to your schedule than usual and crave extra solo time. Your dreams may also be especially vivid. Prioritize self-care, daydream, or dive into a manifestation technique. All of these activities are laying the groundwork for next month's thrilling new chapter: Pisces season.