Libra 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 an 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 rule 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.  At a glance, this looks like marriage for you, Libra.  However, this may manifest a desire to bring more love and joy into your marriage, a desire for children, or a desire to express your true self more freely.  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:  Until Dec 28 2021 Jupiter transits H5 Again, Lady Luck is on your side when it comes to any activity involving love, romance, children and creativity. 2021 is your year to have fun, and have some big-time fun! You may find it difficult to live with constraints right now. You’re limited only by your own imagination over the next year. You can explore any safe option that is fun, inspirational and exhilarating. It’s time to overcome any fears, particularly the fear of rejection, and explore your natural gifts, no matter what they are. It’s not a time for judgments, but for exploration.  Saturn travelling along with Jupiter in this area will manifest controlled enthusiasm, lessening your changes of doing anything too risky, but this is your year to have fun. You may spend more time with children, learning from their antics and perhaps enjoying a parenting, teaching or mentoring role. It is also possible that you join, or expand your role, in an artistic group. If you have always wanted to sing in a choir, or try your hand at design, or dabble in poetry, then this is your moment.

Your luck shifts May 13 - Jul 28 when Jupiter makes a brief visit to your house of work and self-improvement bringing increased luck and joy through your job, your coworkers, your gym.... you're work load will increase, but you'll enjoy it.  

2021 LESSONS:  Dec 17 2020 – Mar 7 2023 Saturn transits H5 This is a period of serious fun. Jupiter will see to it you have lots of fun, but Saturn will restrict your playtime to work-related pleasure.  Maybe you work load is so heavy that you have to cancel holiday plans, limit celebrations and social occasions and squeeze in a little play every now and then.  Or, your sense of fun comes from a satisfying work project. You may play and work with children, or you may take on responsibilities in a creative or artistic field. Or, a decision to have a child of your own requires some extra planning and work, in preparation. However, you may also discover that when you try to plan some rest and recreation, it turns into extra responsibilities. If you’ve been training at a gym in your spare time, you may decide to step it up and prepare for a fitness competition. You start a craft class and it becomes more serious than a pass time.  Your lesson is to focus on incorporating more creativity into your daily routine, and your work environment. You are likely to be focused on a child or creative project that takes up most of your spare time. If you’ve always wanted to start a creative work project then this is the time. You can focus on an artistic, writing or speculative project even if it demands most of your time, has a stop-start process or presents a challenge because you have to work during the day and write at night. You can audition for a leading role on stage that requires extra physical skills and training in something such as singing and tap dancing. Your artistic or speculative projects are likely to yield long term benefits, those that come through application and work. Obstacles may present themselves, but you have the ability to find creative solutions, as long as you don't try to take short cuts. Self-discipline combined with self-belief can take you a long way towards having some serious fun.

After a 6-month transit through Aries, Mars finally moves on Jan 6.  It's time for Mars to energize the rest of the zodiac.  Your ongoing friction / conflict calms down Jan 6, Libra.  The hostility, the conflict and the fires manifested by Mars' long transit through Aries will calm down, too.  Mars knocks on your front door Sept 14.  He'll spend his usual 6 weeks in each sign this year as he does not retrograde again until Fall of 2022. 

2021 LOVE: Libra, you're the most lucky in love in 2021, thanks to Jupiter's transit through your house of love.  But 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:

Jan 28 when the Sun meets Jupiter in your house of love;
Feb 1 - Feb 25 while Venus transits your house of love; 
Feb 11 brings a beautiful new opportunity for love;
Mar 21 - Apr 14 - while Venus transits your house of partnership;
Jul 12 when Venus meets up with Mars in Leo; and
Aug 15 - Sep 10 while Venus transits your sign.  

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 through Mar 12 as they continue into Aquarius.   

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

Jan 30 - Feb 21 Aquarius:  You may see the return of a child or a former romantic interest. You may need to revise a creative project.  
May 29 - Jun 22 Gemini:  You may return from a distant trip, return to university, or revise your plans.  
Sept 27 - Oct 18 Libra: Expect communications and travel mishaps.  Slow down.  Again, you may need to revise your plans. 

From May 5 The South Node transits H3 / The North Node transits H9 For the following 18 months, your destiny is linked with foreign lands and cultures. It’s time to look further afield and expand your horizons. A person from a foreign land, of another culture, or an event far away, may trigger a fork in the road. You need to choose a path and move forward. Whereas in the past you may have preferred to remain in your comfort zone, the Fates are now asking you to pack up your bags and travel. This may simply mean that you pack a small school or computer bag and attend a new course of study, or you could pack your suitcase and board a car, bus, train or plane for a faraway land. If you don’t broaden your perspective, then something will do it for you “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  Andre Gide.  Religion, law, academia, culture, travel and world events beckon. You can choose one or all, but the important thing is to recognize that something or someone is likely to spark the next chapter in your life’s quest this year. So lookout for the signposts.  Our Eclipses run along the nodal axis:

May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse Sagittarius: A communications, study or travel matter reaches a climax.  A sibling may also require your attention.  
Jun 10 Annular Solar Eclipse Gemini:  Ushers in a new adventure, long-distance, foreign, legal or higher-ed matter.  
Nov 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse TaurusAn expense or an intimate relationship comes to the forefront.  
Dec 4 Total Solar Eclipse Sagittarius: Ushers in a new course of study, communications matter / device, vehicle or road trip.  

Mar 6 2019 – Apr 26 2026 Uranus transits H8 Uranus reveals areas that require change to help you grow beyond your limitations. When well aligned, you’ll enjoy the sudden surprises and revelations Uranus brings.  But, Uranus does not recognize safety and security. A stressful alignment can be quite unsettling.  During this period, the flow of money is subject to the winds of change. If jointly invested, or if you’re involved in a business enterprise then this is the first port of call as your joint resources are likely to change. This could be as a result of a risky investment, which either pays off or takes a dive. It could be because you want to change the way that you invest your funds, or because your partner has a change of income. If your money is not tied up with anyone else, then it’s your own investments that are affected. Perhaps you’ve decided to take a break from work, invest in a new business, move from paid employment to self-employment, or other such changes in your life. Whatever your personal circumstances, your money management needs re-evaluation. Any surplus funds need to be invested wisely, not rashly. Any debts need to be consolidated. If you try to ignore mounting debt then matters will be taken out of your hands. Debt collectors, tax collectors and the bankruptcy courts are just around the corner, if you don't face your financial fears. This transit presents new ways of handling money. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to perceive finances, and other matters, in a new light this year. Your psychic skills are finely honed and you may discover just how gifted you are. You’re aware there are seasons in your life and you can make the most of this season. It’s not just your financial investments that require a re-evaluation, but also how you invest your time. This is your opportunity to explore your God-given talents and experience a new lease on life.

Feb 3 2012 - Mar 30 2025 Neptune transits H6 of health and work.  Neptune rules all that is ethereal in our world, and challenges us to develop faith, hope and love even in the face of adversity.  Under Neptune’s influence, we can soar to great inspirational heights.  Neptune’s ego-defying energy tests us to look beyond the superficial to find meaning in our lives.  Neptune’s transit through this area is not especially beneficial for advancing in your career.  It often means the harder you work for your own benefit, the less you’ll get out of it.  You may have serious misunderstandings, and difficulties dealing with employers or employees.  Your path to advancement may be mysteriously blocked.  Unless you’re genuinely working in the service of others. You are likely reflecting on how you can best serve through your work. You either start to feel refreshed and nobler in your job, or you realize that your work detracts from your well-being rather than enhances. Neptune can strongly affect your health during this transit.  You should change your daily habits to be in line with healthy and holy living, and the rest is likely to gradually become clear. The best way you can be of service to friends and family, and society in general is to have a healthy body and mind. During this transit, you’ll reflect on your daily habits with a view to cleaning up your act. You need to slow down and rest, whether you believe that you need it or not. It’s time to eat healthier food, perhaps choosing to plant your own herbs, fruit and vegetables and hence eat fresh, live, organic food. Now you can dream of your ideal exercise. If you dislike exercising in a gym, or any structured exercising program, explore walking in natural surroundings, dancing to fun and inspirational music, swimming in a local pool, or starting a martial arts class in the local park. Your body is a miracle of nature and deserves to be treated well. You need to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine, as well as new spiritual practices. Daily meditation and prayer may provide solace, relief from stress and the worries of your workaday life. Any illness experienced during this time is like a barometer telling you that you need to offload more toxins, whether these are physical ones, or hard feelings that are weighing you down. You may reflect on how you are of service to the people around you, and society in general.
  
Until Jan 20 2024 Pluto transits H4 of home and family.  Peace can be deceptive. Sometimes it appears life is peaceful, but you’re really just sweeping things under the proverbial carpet, keeping peace by swallowing your own needs or biding your time until events or people force you to make necessary changes.  Pluto manifests changes that affect your role in your family and possibly also in your home. This can be literally that you are moving house, renovating your house, welcoming the birth of a new family member, or saying goodbye to a departing family member. Pluto has an uncanny ability to strip self-deceit and force us to face the truth. You’re being challenged to see the truth about where you belong, and make the appropriate changes. This could involve some serious decisions.  Even a move to a faraway place. The changes occurring in your private life are not entirely welcome. You may feel unsettled for a period of time. It’s important that you seriously consider any proposed changes in your household this year, particularly if you have been in a rut, struggling to let go and fearing moving forward. The more you resist, the more you’re likely to be challenged during this period. It’s time to dig deep, face the facts you’ve known for quite some time - You need to transform your personal life. It’s time to accept that transformation is inevitable.  Grant yourself and your loved ones freedom to transform, no matter what the consequences to your own household. Be sure you’re not the one trying to dominate a family or anyone connected to your home, or a property situation.  If so, it’s time to reassess your beliefs and offer up some respect. Your role is to support and uplift family, to listen and advise, but to then step back and respect their freedom to go on their own journey. Trust is important. You need to trust in your own personal foundations, in the earth's abundant resources and in the fact that “family” can take many different forms.