Your Guide To Thriving This Aquarius Season

All retrogrades must come to an end.

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Girl sitting in front of a neon light. Aquarius season 2022 arrives on Jan. 20.
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Forget the status quo — Aquarius season is here, and the water bearer is bringing all the eccentric vibes starting Jan. 20. Aquarius is all about rebelling against traditions and celebrating what makes you unique. Ready to let your freak flag fly? Follow these do's and don'ts.

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DO: Embrace Your Uniqueness

Aquarius' brand is weird and proud of it. This season is all about appreciating all of the quirks that set you apart from the rest and honoring your individuality. Jot down your unique traits in a journal and express why you're grateful for having them.

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DON’T: Fight Off Your Emotions

The Aquarius new moon on Feb. 1 may probe at your mind rather than your heart, but it's not a good idea to keep your feelings at arm's length. With Venus retrograde ending on Jan. 29, and Mercury’s on Feb. 3, do routine vibe checks on your emotions by venting or journaling.

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DO: Give Back To Your Community

Being the humanitarian sign of the zodiac, Aquarius season marks a perfect time to make a positive impact in your community. Mutual aid, donation centers, or petitioning to turn a vacant lot into a community garden are great ways to make your mark.

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DON’T: Obsess Over The Future

It's easy to let the influence of forward-thinking Aquarius get you stuck about what's coming next. Practice being in the present moment by meditating or adding mantras to your routine.

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DO: Prioritize Your Friendships

Aquarius is ruled by the eleventh house of friendship, so it's a great time to get the besties together. If life's been demanding, take it as a sign you need to pencil in more time to decompress with your pals.

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DON’T: Compare Yourself to Others

With Mars, the planet of impulse and aggression, moving into Capricorn, concerns about your reputation may reach a fever pitch on Jan. 24. Lean on your strengths. If you need to, unfollow social media accounts that make you feel bad or take a hiatus altogether.

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DO: Fight For a Cause

The passion for human rights may reach a peak during Aquarius season, and you can thank its ruling planet Uranus, the planet of disruption, for that. Direct your passion into a social issue that you care deeply about. Donate, volunteer, or organize.

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