Today's article comes from Kelsie of Cosmic Occult! She shares how she thinks 2021 will play out for all of us astrologically (very interesting!). Don't forget to sign up for the monthly worksheet so you're keeping track of the astro all year!
Without a doubt, 2020 was certainly a period for the books. Astrologers knew something was up with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and Jupiter as well, but nobody saw what was coming for the most part. It was completely unpredictable because it was unexpected.
With that being said, we can look to 2021 for more obvious clues on what’s to come. Will 2020 be behind us or are we going to keep experiencing this roller-coaster of unexpected surprises? I can say, without a doubt, 2021 will be easier, but don’t get too comfortable.
Major Transit of 2021
The Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020 brought on a major theme for 2021.Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius. We are in a new life cycle that will affect us for the next 200 years!
For the year 2021, think Aquarian. This means advancements in technology, coming together as a community, new medicines (hint: the COVID-19 vaccine), and exciting things to come with improvements to space crafts (did you hear there’s a mission to the moon scheduled for 2024?!).
In 2020, it was Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto highlighting major change for the year. Now, it will be Saturn-Jupiter and Uranus to take the reins and lead us through 2021. The influence from Uranus to Jupiter-Saturn will bring change in a new, unexpected way. This also means that the virus weakens now that Pluto isn’t a part of the show anymore. Pluto rules all things hidden and was one of the biggest indicators of COVID-19.
Uranus has been in Taurus since 2018 and has done a couple retrogrades and direct motions since. With that said, Uranus has been retrograde since August 2020 and turns direct motion on January 14, 2021. Anytime a major transit happens to a slow-moving planet, the effects are going to impact all of us for a long time.
Taurus is the sign of economy, business, and money. On a personal level, it is concerned with our values and what makes us feel good. The day before Uranus goes direct, we are also having a new moon in Capricorn. Another sign of business. This is the year for business.
Uranus and Saturn square each other three times in 2021. Yep, three times! If that doesn’t excite you, it should. This transit only happens once every 14 years. It’s a pretty big deal.
Uranus likes to bring unexpected changes to the economy while Saturn likes to enforce rules and restrict. For us, this could make small businesses rise and people fighting for equality (Uranus) with those in higher positions (Saturn). This also looks like businesses (Saturn) converting to fully online (Uranus).
Maybe through 2021, big-chained businesses will be challenged as more people understand the importance of local businesses. This influence will probably happen over social media (Aquarius rules social media!). We may even become a cashless society in 2021 as everything goes digital!
Dates for Saturn-Uranus Square:
- February 17, 2021
- June 14, 2021
- December 24, 2021
Saturn isn’t the only one challenging Uranus though. Jupiter, who is sitting with Saturn in Aquarius for most of the year, will form a square aspect to Uranus on January 17, 2021.
With the energy of Saturn-Jupiter in Aquarius giving us a bigger picture on changing the world, Uranus gives us this desperate urge to try new things and take risks. We can be challenged to really sit and think about how we’re going to improve Earth. Since commuting back and forth to work in vehicles has a big impact on the environment, perhaps this save the Earth movement (Uranus in Taurus values) will turn us all into working from home in the future. No more commuting 9-5pm like Capricorn wants. We’re going online, says Aquarius!
In 2020 we had to sit back and watch everything fall apart (for the greater good), and in 2021 we are now being presented the opportunity to change and reshape society and help our environment.
January 2021: The Busiest Month
The first couple of months, particularly January of 2021 are going to be the most eventful of the year. Mercury goes retrograde in Aquarius from January 30-February 20, 2021 and this gives us that extra push to think, reflect, and challenge ourselves, to the ideas and goals that Saturn and Jupiter are presenting to us.
Our first full moon of the year is happening January 28th in Leo which can make us bold and help us stand out. The planet of communication (Mercury, but in retrograde) conjuncts with Jupiter on February 14th as Mercury moves backwards through Aquarius. This will give us a unique outlook on life, and we can let our quirkiness and brilliant ideas flow with this aspect.
Money has been one of the biggest focuses of 2020 and will continue to affect us through 2021. Thankfully, Uranus going direct in Taurus on January 14th, finances can become more predictable (we’re already on the way to a second stimulus check in the United States). Mars entering Taurus on January 6th will help us become more responsible with our approach to money. Therefore, savings accounts may be beneficial. Investments are highlighted in 2021. Quite honestly, I can see people becoming infuriated with what’s to come though.
Mars (planet of action and demand) conjuncts Uranus in Taurus on January 19th. This conjunction will form a square to Saturn and Jupiter. The public will not sit quietly and will demand something to change that helps with security and provides financial stability. They want a plan, they need a change, and it will be heard. Protesting and rioting can be highlighted with this influence. Since Jupiter takes part in this transit, we may ask for “more”.
Things Slow Down
Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius on May 23rd. Matters of social justice and structure are brought to the surface as we reflect on how we can change the system to make it better. Our economy is failing and there is a major influence of money in politics In the U.S. We won’t sit back and allow it any longer. A few days after Saturn turns retrograde, we have our first lunar eclipse of the year in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Pisces will square the lunar eclipse and will amplify our mood and feelings. Our intuition is heightened during this period.
With Saturn still squared to Uranus, problems with authority can show itself under this transit. I can see people getting frustrated with these “new world orders” and go against the rules. We can be impulsive with Sagittarian energy, but we can also think of a grander plan that may be more beneficial for us all. Since Saturn rules business, Sagittarius is the entrepreneur, and Uranus ruling technology, I really can see us becoming an online world for the entire 2021. This is where small businesses can step in and shine now.
Jupiter in Pisces
After the first couple months of 2021, things will start to calm down in May when Jupiter moves into the healing, intuitive sign of Pisces on May 13, 2021. Jupiter is quite comfortable in Pisces. This is a home for Jupiter.
Now is the time we begin to heal. We can use our intuition and the world becomes a bit more compassionate under this influence. This gives us a fresh breath of air as we heal all that we’ve lost in the last year.
Staying compassionate and open-minded will be the focus here. Aquarius is accepting of all differences, so using this Aquarian energy (since this is an Aquarian themed year) will keep us level-headed. Medical hoaxes may also rise to the surface. Take Andrew Wakefield for example and his fabrication on the MMR vaccine. This happened when Jupiter was in Pisces. Or, people may begin to look for a change in the pharmaceutical industry.
The last time Jupiter was in Pisces was in 2010. To get an understanding of how this transit will look for 2021, look at what happened in 2010. The DHHS/CDC removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance. For us, this could look a lot like, “you can travel again, but only with provided documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine”. Global travel may be permitted but only permissible if you can prove that you are vaccinated. Many people have already stated they will not get this vaccine, and this is where I see rioting and outrage happening with a need for freedom.
A Possible Economic Downfall
The second square off between Saturn and Uranus happens on June 14th. This is happening 4 days after the solar eclipse in Gemini, and 6 days before Jupiter goes retrograde. The Gemini solar eclipse will form a conjunction to Mercury in Gemini which increases our mental abilities. The eclipse will also make a trine to Saturn in Aquarius.
Eclipses are always associated with change and growth. This is exactly what Saturn in Aquarius is asking from us as well. This is about internal growth. Discipline in yourself, coming in touch with your emotions, and accepting your flaws. This will be the time that we all pause and think about what we can do next.
Neptune goes retrograde in Pisces on June 25, 2020. This is a time of un-doing and introspecting. Neptune, the dreamy and creative planet can also make us feel deceived and confused. With a sextile to Pluto, this confusion can be brought on through our transformation process. This will present itself in the form of social change and government issues. Perhaps, we are being deceived by powerful leaders under this influence and now we are channeling the energy of Saturn-Uranus to see past the deception, fight the system, and approach human rights even more so!
The month of August is another important month to note. On August 19, 2021 there may be a downfall in the economy as Uranus retrogrades through the sign of Taurus until January 2022. Finances can become unstable unless you created that investment plan I was talking about before, in the month of January. I believe we will be okay, but stock-markets may decline, there can be a struggle in the housing market, and brick and mortar workplaces may suffer as well. This can also bring unpredictable weather.
The full moon lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 19th is another important date to mark on your calendar. This eclipse will form a trine to Pluto (power and destruction) and our leadership skills come into focus. We can let go of any destructive behaviors we have, ground ourselves and take control over our lives.
With 2021 bringing on challenges, especially concerning finances, this is a transit that can bring light to the end of the tunnel. We begin to have a clearer understanding of our personal boundaries and values. With Jupiter back in Aquarius for a moment, any transformation that happens will benefit humanity.
December 24th is the final square off between Saturn and Uranus. This happens right before Jupiter moves back into Pisces until May 2022. This transit is one that I do see bringing a brighter future to humanities goals. We are also having a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius in the month of December as well. Maybe, we will be brought out of recession in 2022, and 2021 is our steppingstone to pulling us above the water.
With Uranus forming a trine to Mercury in Taurus during the final square off, our focus is on the collective again. We are compromising and can work together to create a better future under this influence. Saturn sets these ideas in place and brings authority figures (government) into the picture as well. Perhaps, this is when we will finally be heard and can start working towards bettering our Earth and providing stability in the economy in a way that works for us all.
In conclusion, 2021 will not be the best year ever. Far from it. I see a lot of economical issues surfacing and the people speaking out more about equality and human rights. It can, indeed, be a political year. Office jobs will become a thing of the past as more people work online. We’re out of the Capricorn commuting style and into the style of Aquarius that rules technology. After 2021, I really don’t see desk-jobs being a thing anymore. I truly believe that schools, universities, and workplaces will all convert to being online.
The year 2021 will be a year of asserting our independence, coming together as a community, advancing towards a better financial structure, and the year for small businesses. It is the year for actual change.
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