I hope you find something interesting and informative on the pages inside. I have a passion for astrology that began at age 5!  I have studied many forms of astrology and Western Karmic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology are my favorite so far.  Since astrology is an ever expanding wisdom there’s always a new idea or perspective on the horizon.

Through the years I’ve noticed the most challenging aspect of astrology for beginners is where to start.  Studying the twelve signs is the best place to begin so each month I provide the current placement for the Sun, but every sign is also applied to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and a plethora of other astral bodies, as well as the houses that make up a horoscope. Learning the twelve signs is quite simple and will open up a whole new way to see the world. Everything has a birth: your home, your car, your cat and, of course, you!

In addition to posting the sign of the month, I will also be writing about simple upcoming celestial events like Eclipses, Retrogrades, New and Full Moons, and Solstices and Equinoxes to add a little spice to the month and make learning astrology a little bit more interesting.  I’ll post these on my Facebook page.  If you’d like to join the site, please go to Jo’Ann Ruhl and you’ll get any monthly updates instantly!

The Sun enters Aquarius on January 19 at 1:24 p.m. PDT and 4:24 p.m. EST

Aquarius is often mistaken for a water sign since its symbol is the man or god in the heavens pouring out streams from a jar. What he’s pouring out onto humanity is wisdom. Aquarius is an air sign, and air represents intellect and thought. This is one of only three zodiac signs represented by a human and not an animal; the other two are Gemini and Virgo. Libra sometimes includes a woman holding scales but the sign of Libra is symbolized by scales.

Aquarius air is like a thunderstorm: powerful air charged with energy. The glyph used for Aquarius is energy waves and like a thunderstorm we feel their presence when they enter the room. Aquarians have a unique nature. They are not affected emotionally by what others think and they like to be different. Unusual is a word that is often used to describe them. They are the sign of the genius and Aquarius is associated with inventions and original ideas that help move us into the future. They are also humanitarians and can be very drawn to work with non-profits and organizations that globally reform and help others.

The challenge Aquarians face is with intimacy and personal relationships. It seems easy for them to care for the nameless faces, the communities in third world countries that suffer from hunger and illness. In their personal relationships they feel more comfortable to have friendship be the dominant relationship, even with significant others and children. If their personal relationships become too emotional the Aquarius tries to rely on intellect to resolve conflict.

Their opposite sign is Leo, the great creator: the artist, actor, and king. Aquarius is the creator with the whole: the community, the non-profit, the revolution.     Aquarians are here to move us into the future and many of them have gone forward in time rather than from the past in lifetimes. They’ve seen the great inventions and learned how we resolve environmental issues and become more global. When they come back to an earlier time they awaken those memories and help us actualize them.

Aquarians often feel like they don’t fit into society and its rules. Their rebellious nature is shaped by a strong independent spirit that is innately unconventional.