The dominant aspect for 2021 is Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus, and we start feeling this aspect today since it's now in orb! What does this mean for 2021? Let's dive in!
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Saturn in Astrology
In astrology, Saturn is the planet of restriction and limitation. In your natal chart, Saturn shows areas where you have lessons to learn and may be a late bloomer in life until you've learned them. Transit aspects with Saturn can be times of progress and responsibility (with the easy aspects), or times of confinement and limited options (with the hard aspects). Overall, what Saturn wants is to teach us how to do things the right way and for the right reasons so we can grow and mature.
Uranus in Astrology
In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change. In your natal chart, Uranus shows areas where you can experience many changes in your life, and you likely need change, and to keep things different and interesting. Transit aspects with Uranus can be times of major change, good or bad. You may be more in control of them with the easy aspects, and have them come out of nowhere with the hard aspects. Overall, what Uranus wants is to teach us how to be open to the unconventional and be more innovative to explore new sides of ourselves and grow.
Saturn Square Uranus in Astrology
Saturn square Uranus in the natal chart can show someone who may struggle with balancing the traditional with the unconventional. This is a lesson that must be learned, how to balance the two and allow yourself to be creative and inventive while still being disciplined and productive.
When transit Saturn is square natal Uranus, you may want change that isn't an option and are more impulsive, or you may want things to stay as they are but they don't. Work at change in a smart way. When transit Uranus is square natal Saturn, this can shake things up in your life, and you can experience unexpected events that make you feel insecure and unstable, or you might create a major change of your own. You need to exercise self-control and be smart with changes, but also not avoid them.
With Saturn square Uranus in transit, this aspect impacts all of us, and we may struggle with the traditional and unconventional. We may feel stuck in some ways and want changes that aren't really possible right now, or we go about trying to make them and create bigger problems than we already have. Or we may feel like everything is changing too much and we want to slow it down, or we try to slow it down and get hit with even bigger changes.
Saturn is security and stability, and Uranus disrupts that. Uranus is change and the new, and Saturn restricts that. It's a little damned if you do, damned if you don't.
With Saturn's involvement, we likely have lessons we need to learn first before we can achieve anything. We need to do things the right way, for the right reasons, and be smart. With Uranus involved, we do need change. We need to move forward toward the future and embrace it. We just have to be thoughtful, cautious, and plan it out rather than being impulsive, impatient, and rebellious. Smart, smart, smart!
Saturn-Uranus Square of 2021
This aspect goes exact 3 times, so it's in effect almost the whole year, which is why it's going to dominate. Add in that Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, which is naturally ruled by Uranus, and it's a big year for change!
The dates this aspect goes exact are:
February 17th @ 7 degrees 13 minutes
June 14th @ 13 degrees 6 minutes
December 24th @ 11 degrees 5 minutes
If you have any bodies in your natal chart between 5 and 9 degrees, you may be feeling the impact already as it's around the first time it goes exact. If you have any bodies between 9 and 13 degrees, you'll feel it around the third time it goes exact in December. If you have any bodies between 11 and 15 degrees, you'll feel it around the second exact in June. Anything between 9 and 13 degrees gets impacted the whole entire time!
You're mostly going to focus on whatever that body rules in your chart. Those areas of life get the focus of this energy, and you have to go about change and embracing the new and future in a smart, planned way. Don't give in to frustration or overwhelm.
For the aspects, these are the aspects depending on the sign of the natal bodies being impacted for you:
Aries - sextile (positive) Saturn and semisextile (positive) Uranus
Taurus - square Saturn and conjunct (amplifying) Uranus
Gemini - trine (positive) Saturn and semisextile (positive) Uranus
Cancer - quincunx (challenging) Saturn and sextile (positive) Uranus
Leo - opposite (challenging) Saturn and square Uranus
Virgo - quincunx Saturn and trine Uranus
Libra - trine Saturn and quincunx Uranus
Scorpio - square Saturn and opposite Uranus
Sagittarius - sextile Saturn and quincunx Uranus
Capricorn - semisextile Saturn and trine Uranus
Aquarius - conjunct Saturn and square Uranus
Pisces - semisextile Saturn and sextile Uranus
Also, Jupiter squared Uranus earlier this month and was in orb until yesterday (January 26th). There's no overlap between the two aspects, but Jupiter has already been getting us ready for this energy. What are you going to do with it?
Suggested Reading: The Transit Saturn and Transit Uranus pages for general interpretations