Aquarius 2021

The grand Jupiter-Saturn conjunction: Though I have separated the interpretation of Jupiter's and Saturn's transit through Aquarius in the text below, a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction manifests a unique energy.  As a whole we'll be challenged to abide by the current COVID restrictions on travelling and gathering with friends and family especially during the 2020 holiday period.  We'll feel this conjunction Dec 12 - Dec 30 2020. However, our restlessness, desire for freedom reverberates throughout 2021 when Jupiter and Saturn square Aquarius' ruler Uranus:

Jupiter-Uranus square:    
    JAN 13 – JAN 22 
Saturn-Uranus square:    
    FEB 6 - MAR 2;  
    JUN 1 - JUN 26; and 
    DEC 15 - DEC 24.

Aquarius / Uranus rules freedom, independence, rebellion, breaking the rules, thinking outside the box and progressive change.  Because this is occurring in Aquarius, our desire for freedom and independence will be extraordinary.  Aquarius also rules friends, groups and goals.  

Individually, we'll confront our own inhibitions and self-imposed restrictions that have held us back.  It's time to break free from these limitations, and to enlarge our scope.  We may desire to grow within the structure of restriction which still allows us to enlarge the area of life affected by this transit.  On the other hand, you'll feel these structures and restrictions are now insufferable.  You'll feel restless until you break free from them. Because this is occurring in Aquarius, our desire for freedom and independence will be extraordinary. For you, Aquarius, this may manifest a deeply personal transformation.  But this change could come any any area of your life that you feel most restricted:  a change of job, a relocation, or other change in your home and family, or the breakup of a significant relationship.

2021 LUCK:  Dec 19 2020 - Dec 28 2021 Jupiter transits H1 of self. This may be the luckiest you’ve been in roughly 12 years.  Harken back to 2009 when Jupiter last transited your sign.  This go 'round you'll also feel stable Saturn's presence in your sign.  Saturn adds a serious tone.  Regardless, Jupiter brings your opportunity to grow and learn, to spread your wings and fly.  You’ll have a larger than life presence while Jupiter transits your sign you  and can do this in just about any area that you choose. If you’ve always wanted to study, teach, travel, write, or play sports, then now you can set your plans in motion.  You have plenty of initiative, and doors will open as you start your campaign to improve your life. As you get increasingly enthusiastic, others appreciate your gusto and can't resist becoming involved to help you achieve your goals. Mostly though you’re happy to make your own luck, aware that 2021 is your year to make hay while the sun is shining. You may be in for a bit of a wild ride as your plans take on a life of their own, but you’re ready. Freedom is a heady experience, and you may need to temper some of your plans or actions with a little moderation. Nevertheless you feel like you have a new lease on life, and can make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Your luck shifts May 13 - Jul 28 when Jupiter dips into into Pisces bringing luck and expansion to your earned income, your talents, your abilities and what you value.  Jupiter returns to this area Dec 28 2021.  

2021 LESSONS:  Dec 17 2020 – Mar 7 2023 Saturn transits H1 of self.  Fear not, my fellow Aquarians.  You’ll be ready for Saturn to visit your sign.  Saturn’s last visit was 29 years ago – 1991-1993.  You work well within a structured system and therefore can do well in business.  You’re about to take a crucial step towards achieving or completing a life-long ambition.  If you’re taking an initial step, then a commitment is required and you’re seriously considering the pros and cons. If you’re reaching a completion point then imagine that you’re a mountain climber, then envisage that you’ve carried out numerous preparations, traveled to the base, maneuvered most of the climb and now you have reached the final stage of the journey, perhaps the hardest part, but certainly the most rewarding if you reach the peak. All the traits required for completing a mountain climb, are vital for you - patience, diligence, persistence and endurance. Saturn isn’t about having fun, but you’ll certainly reap the rewards that come from achieving your goals. Your major lesson is to ensure that you’re happy with your choices. If you’re satisfied that your life is heading in the right direction, then you’ll be content to take on extra responsibility and work.  Even when your workload is onerous you’re at ease, knowing you’re accomplishing your objectives. However, if you’re unhappy with your life direction then you may feel despondent, tired and ill from time to time. If so, then you may benefit from seeking the advice of an expert. No matter what your situation you need to heed any signs of physical, mental or emotional strain and take corrective measures. You may need to put your own needs second to someone else's, but you don't have to completely martyr yourself. Your own health needs to be in good order, so that you can carry out your responsibilities.

After a 6-month transit through Aries, Mars finally moves on Jan 6.  You've been quite active during this time, but your life finally calms down after Jan 6.  The hostility, the conflict and the fires manifested by Mars' long transit through Aries will calm down, too.  Mars knocks on your front door Mar 5 2022.  (He's accompanied by Venus.)  He'll spend his usual 6 weeks in each sign this year as he does not retrograde again until Fall of 2022. 

2021 LOVE:  2021 a good year for love and romance for all as Venus and Mars meet up in loving Leo Jul 12 and again Feb 14 2022 when they travel together for an extended time in commitment-minded Capricorn.  Your most favorable periods for love are:

Feb 1 - Feb 25 while Venus transits your sign;
May 8 - Jun 2 while Venus transits your house of love;
Jun 10 - brings a new opportunity for love possibly the return of a former love; 
Jun 26 - Jul 21 while Venus transits your house of partnerships; and
Jul 12 when Venus meets up with Mars in your house of partnerships. 

Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn Dec 19 - Jan 28 meaning she has an extended stay in Capricorn. She stops in a tight conjunction to powerful Pluto before retrograding over Pluto.  This is likely to manifest some serious drama in our lives for a few days.  Venus rules love, beauty, kindness and harmony; Venus retrograde manifests the opposite of those energies and Pluto can be ruthless.  HOWEVER, Venus slows down and retrogrades so Mars can catch up to her Feb 14 2022, and they close dance through commitment-minded Capricorn until Mar 5 2022 and remain in a tight conjunction into Aquarius until Mar 12 2022.    

Mercury Retrogrades 3 times in 2021 in the Air signs:  Aquarius, Gemini and Libra:

Jan 30 - Feb 21 Aquarius:  Expect mishaps in communications and travel. 
May 29 - Jun 22 Gemini:  Expect the return of a former romance, child, or creative revision.  
Sept 27 - Oct 18 Libra:  You return from a long-distance trip, to university or a romantic interest returns.  

Until Dec 25 2021 The North Node transits H5 / The South Node transits H11 for the following 18 months.  Your journey from May 4 sees the birth of something new.  This could be the birth of a child, a project or a new relationship.  Destiny asks that you adjust your hopes, dreams and wishes so that you can accommodate this incoming and timely happy event. Your life’s journey is about to take a turn around a bend and new vistas await. If you’ve been planning for the birth of a child, then this may be the when you welcome your new arrival. If you’re a parent then your responsibilities for young or older children may change during this period. Equally you may be yearning to birth an artistic, or creative, idea that has been germinating for some time. On the other hand a new love may be about to cross your path. At this point in your life’s journey you’re being asked to lighten up a little, and see the beauty and pleasure that can be enjoyed. No matter what is happening in your life, you can focus on positive and new developments so that you can delight in your personal growth.  The Eclipses fall along the nodal axis.  

May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse Sagittarius: A cherished dream or goal reaches a climax.
Jun 10 Annular Solar Eclipse Gemini:    Ushers in a new love, joy or creative self-expression.
Nov 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse Taurus:     Brings a home / family matter to the forefront.
Dec 4 Total Solar Eclipse Sagittarius:    Ushers in a new social circle / network.  

Mar 6 2019 – Apr 2026 Uranus transits H4 of home, family, property, parents, nurturing, nutrition.  Your ruler, Uranus rules disclosure. He reveals the areas that you need to change.    As an Aquarian, you generally anticipate and embrace new experiences and you’re likely to delight in the challenges and instigate a few of your own in the area highlighted by unpredictable Uranus. But, if you tend to prevaricate, preferring the comfort on the known, then you’re in for a few surprises. Erratic Uranus does not recognize safety and security. Its task is to help you to grow beyond your limitations. Uranus is progressive and moves us forward.  You may move house, move out of one house and into another. This is the most likely scenario, but you could also just redecorate, or renovate your current home. If you’re moving there may be delays, events that require on-the-spot decisions, and electrical failures. Uranus rules electricity.  If you’re renovating it may not be a straightforward renovation. An architect's plans, building certificates, tradesmen, and designers are likely to be involved.  Uranus will challenge you to find your home, where you belong. This is not about others, but your need for your home to represent your individual self. It's OK to be selfish and demand a house that suits you, not others. More easily done if you live alone, of course.  This is your time to make the changes that you want, to discover a sense of belonging in your home. It doesn't matter how eccentric your domestic desires are, you can explore the idea, and look for your dream home. Be as imaginative as you would like. If you have always wanted to live in a cabin, on a boat, or a travelling home, then it's time to implement your plans. Design your dream home.  There will be some disruptions and frustrations along the way, but it’ll be worthwhile once finished, particularly if you express your authenticity in your new home. If you resist the changes that are occurring deep within you, you'll feel restless. You may also be in for a few surprises that uproot you anyway. If you’re renting and your landlord may suddenly decide to sell the property.  Your home may require electrical re-wiring.  A family member may suddenly announce that they’re leaving or visiting. Go ahead and kick-start your imagination, design your own unique abode.

Feb 3 2012 - Mar 30 2025 Neptune transits H2 of your earned income, your talents and abilities. Neptune represents all that is ethereal in our world, and challenges us to develop qualities such as faith, hope and love even in the face of adversity. Under Neptune’s influence we can soar to great inspirational heights. The test is to look beyond the superficial and find meaning in our lives. Neptune in this area challenges to evaluate or re-evaluate the way you earn your income, with a view to ensuring that you’re receiving money for work done with love and integrity. If you’re just starting out then you may be faced with decisions about what line of work you would like to pursue, whether to train, study or apply for different avenues of work. You may be a little confused about which path to choose. If you’ve already been in the workforce, then you may be ready to review how you earn and budget. If money feels like it’s in short supply, then it’s probably because you’re not happy with your work, or that there are bigger issues at stake. Perhaps you’re undervaluing your worth, or you’re working for money and not love, or you’re miserable at work and therefore spending too much. It’s time for you to learn to respect money, change your ways of handling your personal finances, and to learn about abundance. Money matters may be uncertain but worrying is not going to help. If money seems to be slipping through your fingers, then ponder the reasons why. You may not be able to make immediate changes to the way in which you earn money.  it’s probably best if you investigate different options, rather than making any sudden personal financial decisions. All is not clear yet. Your true financial potential is still emerging. You need to look beyond the mundane exchange of dollars, pounds, euros, yen etc. It’s time to meditate on the bigger picture. Not everyone has money or worldly power and you may be lacking both due to your decisions or for reasons beyond your control. Either way, you have the capacity to love, and work is love made manifest. If you’re unhappy in your daily work, you can seek alternatives. Play with some ideas about how you would like to earn your money, research your options or seek advice. If you do nothing, but continue with an attitude of another day, another dollar, then you may find that events trigger a change in your circumstances. Consider alternative means of income. Perhaps you would like to your income to be made by spiritual or artistic work, or its time come to make a gradual transition to self-employment. Whatever your circumstances, your transition will be gradual over the course of this long transit. If you’re unemployed, you can still dream about the possibilities, apply for jobs. The time has come look for emotional, intellectual and spiritual motivation.  Affirmations and creative visualization exercises may benefit.  (Lucky Jupiter brings luck and expansion to this area towards the end of 2021 into 2022.) 

Until Jan 20 2024 Pluto transits H12. Peace can be deceptive. Sometimes it appears that your life is peaceful, but you’re just sweeping things under the proverbial carpet, keeping the peace by swallowing your own needs or biding your time until events or people force you to make the necessary changes. True peace comes when life is balanced, when you’re living true to yourself and are sincerely happy with your life choices. You respect others and assert your own needs and wishes, and live your life with integrity. Powerful Pluto reveals your truth, you’ll see your own process very clearly.  If you’re living your life true to yourself then you’re inclined to reap benefits from Pluto.  However, if you’ve been dodging the truth then events or people will change.
The Good:  You excel at research, investigation, history, psychotherapy, meditation and spiritual matters. Getting to the truth of the matter. A psychological breakthrough is highly likely.  Your intuition is enhanced.   If you can, downsize your life a little, relax, meditate, and contemplate the deeper side of life, tune in to the subtle ebb and flow of life. You may even eventually incorporate this contemplation into your work. For instance if you’re an aspiring writer, and can hole up and write your manuscript ready for publishing later. If you’re an actor you may be offered a role in the chorus or ensemble rather than a lead role that leaves you exposed to criticism. If you’re a health care worker, then you’re better to be involved in a team that takes care of the sick or downtrodden rather than taking on the role of team leader or manager. You get to take some time out, to reflect on where you’re going, and to put your private life in order in readiness for future objectives. 
The Bad & Ugly:  Since powerful Pluto took up residence in the subversive sector of your chart in 2008, you’ve been challenged to work behind the scenes, or to seek ways in which you can support someone in a position of authority rather than take center stage. Those who’ve stepped into the public arena, or taken on a position of power, have likely struggled. Your resources stretched, your ambitions thwarted.  This has been a tough road to hoe. Taking on a subordinate role, adhering to a job description, no matter the job, respecting boundaries, following the rules, standing idly by allowing corruption by people in positions of power…, are not Aquarian traits.  Chances are you’ve ended up as the scapegoat, the sacrificial lamb.  You need to continue to beware of people in positions of power, those you’ve served, who appear to be supporting you as they’re probably working against you, working to undermine you.  This includes any person, group… in an official capacity to exercise control or influence over you. As tempted as you may be to right these wrongs, to take down these corrupt “authorities." do NOT cross any legal lines!  If you suspect you’re being set up to take the fall..., Well, just play it safe and assume that you are and CYA. Trust no one, get everything in writing....  Have an alibi.... All this H12 energy also supports hiding out.